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Arthur Wiedmann dies in Roslyn

Arthur “Art” Wiedmann, 89, of Roslyn and formerly of Watertown, passed away on Friday, Dec. 4, 2015, at Strand Kjorsvig Living Center in Roslyn. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015, at Fiksdal Funeral Service in Webster. Burial was in the Webster Cemetery. Arthur J. Wiedmann was born on March 8, 1926, to Ludwig and Katherine (Feiock) Wiedmann at […]

Jenn will cook and bake, but leaves the birds out of it

By Travis Svihovec Jenn Van Beek of Pollock loves to bake. She doesn’t mind cooking either, but she draws the line at trying to cook anything that once had feathers. “I can’t cook birds of any kind,” Jenn said. “I once called my mom crying because I was trying to make a turkey.” Jenn is a 1998 graduate of Pollock […]

Lauren Henderson earns All-State honorable mention

By Jay Davis After leading the Lady Tigers to sixth in state, junior Lauren Henderson has been named honorable mention to the Class A All-State Volleyball Team. “It’s an honor to have someone from our team to be picked on the all-state team and Lauren is very deserving of the honor,” said Lady Tiger coach Rose Henderson. “She strives to […]

Tigers open here on Saturday

By Jay Davis The Tigers have three starting positions to replace from last season’s 11-10 squad and they have a lot of players vying to be the ones to earn those spots. “I’m thrilled with the kids’ willingness to get better,” said coach Tim Frederick of his new squad. “Right now that’s going to allow us to play a lot […]

Lady Tigers host Braves in season-opener Thursday

By Jay Davis After improving from one win two seasons ago to 10 wins last year, the Lady Tigers look to take another step forward this season. “The girls have been working hard,” said second-year coach Lindsey Kramer. Although the graduation of Aundrea Kramer and Chelsy Hoffman cost the Lady Tigers nearly 40 percent of their scoring from last year, […]

Olson and Bauer take third place at Stanley County

By Jay Davis Isaac Olson and Nathan Bauer placed third to pace the Tigers at the season-opening Stanley County Invitational wrestling tournament in Ft. Pierre on Saturday. “Not bad,” said coach Scott Stone of the team’s first competition of the season. “We won a lot of third periods and in overtime. We’re going to win more in the future.” Olson […]

Council debates insurance coverage

By Katie Zerr Debating whether insurance quotes reviewed by the finance committee were a fair comparison, the Mobridge City Council, Monday, Dec. 7,  made a decision on which company would be awarded the bid to insure the city’s assets. The council had a recommendation from the finance committee to accept a bid submitted by Key Insurance that was $20,000 more […]

Commissioners continue search for jail solutions

By Katie Zerr Walworth County Commissioners took steps to continue researching the possibility of a new jail and new county courthouse in the future. Commissioners heard Eric Christenson from Trussbilt in Huron explain the company that specializes in detention and commercial metal security products. County assistant Ryan Badten and sheriff Josh Boll went to Huron to research Trussbilt, a global […]

DARREL SMITH: A monitored people are not free

Every country needs good intelligence and American intelligence has increased dramatically, very dramatically. How many intelligence organizations would you expect America has? The Washington Post investigated in a series called “Top Secret America.” They found, “Some 1,271 government organizations and 1,931 private companies work on programs related to counterterrorism, homeland security and intelligence in about 10,000 locations across the United […]

JAY DAVIS: TV making officials look worse than they are

There has been a perception that NFL officiating has been taking a nosedive in quality lately. It sure seems that way, especially if you are a devout fan of your favorite team, because, well because you always want the call to go your way and probably tend toward seeing the unfolding with team-colored glasses. Would the Vikings have made the […]


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