First storm brings icy roads, accidents and travel warnings

The first snowfall of the season was wet and heavy, causing traffic hazards and school closings. If   a person hadn’t witnessed the storm on Monday night and Tuesday morning they might not understand what all of the caution was about. On Tuesday morning, Walworth County Sheriff Josh Boll released a statement advising no travel in the area. Snow compacted roads […]

Stanley Rye helped build new McIntosh school

Stanley Rye, 88, passed away on Nov. 18, 2015, peacefully at home surrounded by his family. He was a lifelong resident of the McIntosh area, born on a homestead in Sioux County, N.D., and raised on the farm north of McIntosh. He attended school at McIntosh for 12 years. In 1950, he met the love of his life, Dorothy. They […]

Darrel Smith: Legislation expands government’s control

If America wants to prosper and compete economically in the world we must be willing to compete with equal and fair trade. Fair commerce was one of the main purposes of the federal government and the Constitution. The Constitution says, “The Congress shall have Power…To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes.” […]

Kurt Ortlieb served country in Desert Storm

Memorial services for Kurt James Ortlieb, 54, of Mobridge, were held Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015, at Family Worship Center in Mobridge. Burial will be in Black Hills National Cemetery, Sturgis, at 10 a.m. on June 8, 2016, with full military honors. Kurt went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015, at Mobridge Regional Hospital, surrounded by his […]

KATIE ZERR: Leaders don’t spread false information

When my mother was alive, we often had conversations about my propensity to want to fight battles with the minute chances of victory. These conversations were usually in connection to my frustration with groups of people who, no matter what factual information was, denied that truth because someone had told them something different. Long ago, when I first started this […]

Walter Hummel had a passion for horses

Mass of Christian Burial for Walter Hummel, 77, of Mobridge, was held Monday, Nov. 30, 2015, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Burial was in the Trail City Cemetery under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge. Walter passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015, at Golden LivingCenter. Walter was born on Feb. 11, 1938, to John and Katherin (Gefroh) […]

JAY DAVIS: Former Tiger wrestlers still making headlines

With wrestling kicking off the winter sports season this weekend; it’s a pretty good time to catch up on some accolades recently received by some former Tiger wrestlers. In fact, all three are members of the 1980 state champion Tiger wrestling team. Let’s start with Todd Ford, who after a distinguished coaching career in Arizona was recently inducted into the […]

Alice Ford, formerly of Selby, dies in Aberdeen

Alice Ford, 89, of Aberdeen and formerly of Selby, died on Friday, Nov. 27, 2015, at ManorCare Health Services in Aberdeen. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015, at 2 p.m. at St. John Lutheran Church, with Pastor Dale Hamre leading the service. Interment follows at the Lutheran Section of Selby Memorial Gardens under the direction of Lien […]

Job changes cooking schedule

By Katie Zerr Kasia Kramer has adjusted her cooking schedule to fit into an unusual work schedule for her job in Mobridge. What is unusual about her work? Kasia makes the 100-mile trip to Mobridge from Aberdeen where she lives with her husband, John, to work as a paramedic with Mobridge Regional Hospital and Clinics. He is a technician at […]

Karsten Goehring named 9AA All-State linebacker

By Jay Davis After helping to lead Herreid-Selby Area an 8-2 record, in which the Wolverines’ only losses were to state champion Wolsey-Wessington, senior linebacker Karsten Goehring was named to the Class 9AA All-State Football Team. “Karsten had an incredible season for us,” said coach Jeff Kosters. “Where he really stepped up for us was on the defensive side of […]

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