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Keller adds author to list of life experiences

By Travis Svihovec Wade Keller has 16 years experience as a grocery worker and even more as a sports team manager. Now, add book author to that list. Wade, 36, is co-author of “Wade the Turtle,” one of the books in the three-book “Dan the Fish” series, along with former Mobridge residents Cathie Gebhart and Daniel Gebhart. The other books […]

Penni’s pecan pie turns profit as part of school project

By Katie Zerr Penni Ryckman makes a mean pecan pie. There is something about the way she makes the recipe that others cannot accomplish even though she shares the recipe. It is like she is the pecan pie ninja. Those pies have been moneymakers at fundraising auctions and were used to help her son David get the highest grade in […]

Mabel Sievert grew up in Selby

Mabel Sievert, 83, of Bismarck, N.D., died Nov. 1, 2015. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 6, 2015, at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Mandan, N.D., with Rev. Ryan Wolfe officiating. Burial will be held at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Bismarck, under the direction of Eastgate Funeral Service of Bismarck. Visitation will be held from 4:30 […]

Gladys Johnson dies in California

Gladys Francis Marlene Johnson, 82, passed away peacefully, without any suffering, in her bed, at home, in Altadena, Calif., on June 15, 2015. Gladys was born on Aug. 9, 1933, to John and Marlene Johnson in Mobridge. She was raised in Mobridge with her seven siblings. She loved the family farm and Mobridge where she came every year in the […]

Lucille Bressler had rewarding career in education

Lucille Bressler, 87, of Greeley, Colo., passed away surrounded by her loving family on Oct. 16, 2015. She was born on Jan. 8, 1928, to Ludwig and Theresa (Baum) Johnsen in Mobridge. Lucille attended grammar school through high school and worked in Mobridge, where she would meet her future husband, Franklin Bressler. They would later marry on May 9, 1953, […]

Ray Byre spent his life on family farm

Funeral services for Theodore “Ray” Byre, 96, of rural Glenham, were held Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015, at Bethany Lutheran Church, rural Selby. Burial was in Bethany Lutheran Cemetery under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge. Ray passed away Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015, at Mobridge Regional Hospital. On March 10, 1919, a son, Theodore Raymond, was born to Sever […]

Lyle Fuhrman was avid fan of Mobridge Tiger sports

Funeral services for Lyle Fuhrman, 83, of Mobridge, will be held Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015, at 10:30 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home. Military graveside rites will be provided by Parker-Browder American Legion Post No. 4. A prayer service will be held on Friday, Nov. 6, at the […]

Lady Tigers to face Chamberlain in first 6A match

By Jay Davis The well-rested Lady Tigers will open the post season when they play Chamberlain in the Region 6A Volleyball Tournament at Crow Creek High School Gym in Stephan on Thursday. The Lady Tigers have not played since the regular season finale in Warner on Oct. 23. “It was nice to have some days off,” said coach Rose Henderson. […]

Warbirds wear down Wolverines 44-14

By Jay Davis Wolsey-Wessington took over in the second half and defeated Herreid-Selby Area 44-14 in the Class 9AA quarterfinals at Johnson Memorial Field in Selby on Monday. “Obviously, after playing them earlier and having it handed to us by them, we knew we would have to play a flawless game to compete with them,” said Herreid-Selby Area coach Jeff […]

Jay Davis: End of season leaves hole in sports heart

By Jay Davis It happens every year at this time. My two favorite sports come to an abrupt end at the same time when the World Series ends and the area’s high school football teams have to hang up their pads after the end of their respective playoff runs. You may wonder how one sport with professional athletes and another […]


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