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Wendy Thompson was committed to her children and their education

Funeral services for Wendy Thompson, 54, of Little Eagle, were held Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015, at Messiah UCC Church of rural Little Eagle. Cremation followed the services. Wendy passed away on Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, at her home. Wendy joined the Spirit World at too early of an age. Wendy was 54 years old. Wendy Thompson was born in the […]

Melvin Schanzenbach was part of WWII Honors Flight

Graveside services for Melvin Schanzenbach, 92, of Mobridge and formerly of McLaughlin, were held Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015, at Black Hills National Cemetery in Sturgis, under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge. Melvin passed away on Sept. 3, 2015, at the Golden LivingCenter in Mobridge. Melvin was born on Feb. 8, 1923, in McLaughlin, to Henry and Emilia […]

Etta Keller lived life full of purpose, joy

Funeral services for Etta Keller, 89, of Glencross were held Monday, Sept. 7, 2015, at the United Parish Church in Timber Lake. Burial was in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Glencross under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge. Etta passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, at her home. Etta Florence Homelvig Keller was born on July 18, […]

Vicki learned to cook by taste

By Katie Zerr Moving from Utah to Selby to be nearer to her family has brought Vickie Schulkoski closer to her grandchildren and the responsibility of the city’s finances. Vicki and her husband Kevin moved to Selby in 2014 to be closer to her daughter Andrea Sandmeier and her grandchildren, Makelle and Brielle Sandmeier. Her mother-in-law also lives nearby in […]

Youth Project’s executive director chosen to receive Cordes Fellowship

Submitted article The Cheyenne River Youth Project announced today that its executive director, Julie Garreau, has earned a Cordes Fellowship. From Oct. 11 through 16, she will attend the fellowship’s Opportunity Collaboration in Ixtapa, Mexico. Cordes Fellowships are designed for exceptional social entrepreneurs and nonprofit leaders who are engaged in poverty alleviation and economic justice enterprises. The purpose of the […]

ReAnne Kohlus takes 15th at Roe Granger meet

By Jay Davis ReAnne Kohlus led the Mobridge-Pollock runners at the Roe Granger Cross Country Twilight run at Moccasin Creek Soccer Complex in Aberdeen on Saturday. Kohlus ran to 15th place with a time of 18 minutes, 1 second. Unlike last weekend, she did not run alone. The Lady Tigers ran a full squad with the first-time varsity runners Kallie […]

Lady Tigers draw McIntosh in opening round on Saturday

By Jay Davis The Lady Tigers host the annual Mobridge-Pollock Invitational volleyball tournament on Saturday at Mobridge-Pollock High School Gym. The nine-team, double elimination tournament starts at 9 a.m. with the Lady Tigers entertaining Cheyenne-Eagle Butte, Eureka-Bowdle, Faith, Lemmon, Edmunds Central, McIntosh, Timber Lake and Leola-Frederick. The Lady Tigers enter the tournament as the four-time defending champs. They fought off […]

City 2016 budget shortfall is $815,000

–By Katie Zerr After hearing an explanation concerning the city facing an $815,000 shortfall in the 2016 budget, the Mobridge City Council Tuesday, Sept. 8, heard a request to reconsider a budget cut to the Mobridge Area Chamber of Commerce. Mobridge Chief Finance Officer Heather Beck told the council before approval of the first reading of the 2016 budget that […]

Groton Area defeats Tigers 27-8

By Jay Davis The Tigers scored on their first offensive play, but were shut out the rest of the way as they were defeated 27-8 by fourth-ranked Groton Area at Tiger Stadium on Saturday. Despite the 19-point loss, coach Dan Merkel was happy with his team’s play. “We played hard and hit hard,” said Merkel. “We are starting to find […]

Commission to vote on jail Sept. 22

-By Katie Zerr After months of debating, public meetings and hours of lengthy, sometimes heated discussions, the Walworth County Commissioners Tuesday, Sept. 8, decided not to delay any further the decision on whether to build a new jail or repair the current buildings. Building a new jail would cost the county $5.2 million. Commissioners have reviewed and discussed an option […]


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