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Charlotte Otterberg service is Friday at UCC

A memorial service for Charlotte Otterberg, 96, of Mobridge, will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 2, 2015, at United Congregational Church under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge. Burial will be at Black Hills National Cemetery, Sturgis, at a later date. Charlotte passed away on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015, at Golden LivingCenter in Mobridge. She […]

Patricia Ocull had heart of gold

Funeral services for Patricia Ocull, 68, of Mobridge, will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 2, 2015, at Kesling Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home. Visitation will start at 9 a.m. with a rosary at 10:15 a.m. prior to the funeral. Patricia passed away on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015, […]

Charcoal grill, electric smoker are Kyle’s main cooking tools

By Travis Svihovec When it’s time to cook, Kyle Fryhling turns to his charcoal grill on a regular basis. “Year ‘round too,” he said. “It doesn’t matter if it’s January and 20 below.” Kyle grew up in Culbertson, Mont., and graduated from high school there in 2001. He studied diesel mechanics for a year in Wahpeton, N.D., and also lived […]

Lady Tigers finish second at CSDC

By Jay Davis Playing some of their best volleyball of the season, the Lady Tigers finished second at the Central South Dakota Conference Tournament in Onida on Saturday. “The girls did a great job this weekend,” said coach Rose Henderson. After beating Chamberlain, Highmore-Harrold and Potter County in straight sets, the Lady Tigers were beaten 25-17, 25-18 by Class B’s […]

Golf team headed to state after Region 3A success

By Jay Davis Just as they did last week at the pre-region, the Tigers finished a comfortable third and qualified for state at the Region 3A Golf Meet at Hillsview Golf Course in Pierre on Monday. “They kept pretty consistent with their pre-region scores,” said coach Stephen Hettick. “All four team members accomplished what they needed to do to bring […]

Lady Tigers sweep Cheyenne-Eagle Butte

By Jay Davis The Lady Tigers did not play at as high a level as they had been playing for the last week, but they found enough fire to defeat Cheyenne-Eagle Butte 3-0 at Mobridge-Pollock High School Gym on Tuesday. The Lady Tigers never trailed later than 4-1 in the second set in beating the Braves 25-19, 25-16, 25-14. “We […]

Tigers run on all cylinders, beat JC/WR 48-8 for first win

By Jay Davis The Tigers earned the first win in the coach Dan Merkel era in Murdo on Friday, and did so in a big way by handing the Jones County/White River Wolverines a 48-8 defeat. “I’m happy for the kids,” said Merkel. “The kids finally had some fun. We cranked up the music on the way home. That’s the […]

Student numbers mean more than funding

The number of students that attend Mobridge-Pollock schools is important to funding from the State of South Dakota, but also for the curriculum that is created and taught at the schools. Those numbers have increased in the past two years after a couple of years of decline or holding steady. The numbers indicate that the district is moving forward at […]

Jansen sentenced to 50 years in prison

Former Walworth County State’s Attorney Christopher Jansen was sentenced Friday, Sept. 25, to serve 50 years in prison for raping the male children of a Hughes County family with whom he had a professional relationship and was considered a friend. Sixth Circuit Presiding Judge John Brown sentenced Jansen, 35, to serve 25 years on each of two counts of first-degree […]

KATIE ZERR: Somehow justice didn’t seem served in Jansen case

There are times when an experience that is work related impacts every aspect of a person’s life. In the newspaper business this is true at many levels. We get to experience the kindness of people in our community helping one another. We get insight into why volunteers spend hours working to help others. We witness acts of kindness that cut […]


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