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Abby Keller qualifies for state cross country meet

By Jay Davis Eighth-grader Abby Keller is heading to state after taking 18th at the Region 4A Cross Country Meet in Chamberlain on Thursday. Keller crossed the finish line at 20 minutes, 53.15 seconds to secure her berth in the state field. “She works very hard and has earned this,” said coach Martin Looyenga. “Last year we moved her up […]

Lions beat Lady Tigers for 10th straight time

By Jay Davis In what started as a promising night, the Lady Tigers could not keep momentum on their side as they fell 3-1 to Linton-HMB at Mobridge-Pollock High School Gym on Tuesday. The Lady Tigers came out on fire and took a quick 5-0 lead. The lead grew as big as 20-5 before Mobridge-Pollock settled for a 25-10 win […]

Wolverines run past Ranchers on late Schaefbauer touchdown

By Jay Davis In the ground vs. air battle, ground won as Herreid-Selby Area fought past Harding County 40-34 in Herreid on Friday. The Wolverines ran for 437 yards while the Ranchers threw for 358. The running Wolverines won the back and forth game when Logan Schaefbauer busted off a 58-yard touchdown run with 3:22 left in the fourth quarter. […]

Baking is Melissa’s strong suit

By Katie Zerr Melissa Swan grew up in a large family (six kids) in a small town filled with cousins from both sides of her family. She learned about baking from her parents and she enjoys making breads, cookies and cakes, but can’t get herself to cook. She recently tried cooking chicken and burned it. “Every time I try, I […]

Harvest Festival is Sunday at Edge

By Wendy Thorstenson The fifth annual Harvest Festival is planning to again offer free fun for the whole family from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 25, at the Edge Event Center Gym in Mobridge. Last year’s festival hosted approximately 300 children and their families for the popular candy rain, hay rides, face painting, hay bale obstacle course […]

Violet Martin found pleasure in family, friends and church

Violet V. Martin, 88, of Mobridge, died Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015, at Mobridge Regional Hospital. She was born on Aug. 4, 1927, to Arthur O. and Mae H. (Anderson) Vojta. She was born and raised on the family farm near Mound City. Violet attended country school grades one through eight, Mobridge High School her freshman year and graduated from Java […]

Blackie Horst worked around the world

Funeral services for Alvin “Blackie” Horst, 85, of Glenham, were held Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015, at St. Jacobi Lutheran Church in Glenham. Burial was in Glenham Cemetery under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge. Blackie passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015, at Sanford Health in Bismarck, N.D. Alvin was born on Jan. 13, 1930, near Java, to […]

Corinne Douglas had rock-solid, lifelong faith in Jesus

Corinne Emery Douglas was born on Sept. 21, 1924, the fourth child of Joseph and Rae (Goodwin) Emery, in the small town of Manteo on Roanoke Island in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. She passed away on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015, at the age of 91, at Golden LivingCenter in Mobridge. Corinne and her brother and sisters grew up […]

William ‘Bill’ Carmody was a creature of habit

William “Bill” Carmody, 79, of Mitchell, died Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015, at Avera Queen of Peace Hospital in Mitchell. Funeral services were held Friday, Oct. 16, 2015, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Parkston. Burial was in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery under the direction of Bittner Funeral Chapel of Mitchell. Bill was born to Margaret (Moeller) and Martin J. Carmody […]

Council stands firm on 3B decision

A crowd of nearly 30 residents and business owners Monday, Oct. 19, attended the Mobridge City Council meeting to address the change to the 3B tax ordinance. Michele Harrison, representing the 3B Tax Committee addressed the council, read the following statement. “Council men and women, I am here today to ask you to reconsider your 3B ordinance change. “Before the […]


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