Tiger sports year has busy start

Bam! Just like that it’s high school sports season. Starting tomorrow (Thursday) there will be three straight days of Tiger sports events here in the Bridge City. The Tiger linksters start things off with their invitational on Thursday. Chamberlain, along with Class A JV teams Pierre and Aberdeen will be at Oahe Hills Golf Course. It is a small tourney, […]

Farm girl Gina prefers to be out with the cattle

Gina Thorstenson prefers being out with the cattle, but she takes time for her family and church.  She grew up near Selby, graduated from South Dakota State University in 2015, and now works on her family’s ranch. She’ll take a couple of their Balancer cattle to stock shows every year and enjoys connecting with cattle breeders and other ranchers. It’s […]

Otto Dockter Jr dies in Rapid City

Otto Melvin Dockter Jr., 72, of Rapid City, died Aug. 17, 2017. Otto was born in Mobridge. He was an honorably discharged veteran of the United States Air Force. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; and his children, Paul of Rapid City, and Steve, Andrea and Brian of Aberdeen. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, […]

Cole was hard worker even from a young age

Cole Dorus Bertolotto was born Dec. 2, 1998, in Rapid City, to Jason and Connie Jo (Maier) Bertolotto. He grew up with his parents in Piedmont. He attended grade school in Piedmont, junior high at Sturgis Middle School, and high school at Sturgis Brown.  Cole proudly graduated with the Class of 2017. From a very young age, Cole had an admirable work ethic […]

Martin was lifelong farmer

Martin Ankerson, 94, Pollock, died on Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017, at Strasburg Care Center in Strasburg, N.D.  Funeral services were held on Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017, at Pollock Lutheran Church with Rev. Ramona Hayes officiating.  Burial was in Kvarness Cemetery, rural Pollock, under the direction of Myers Funeral Home of Linton, N.D. Martin Elmo Ankerson was born March 8, 1923, […]

Videos have answers to questions

There have been times in my career at this newspaper that I have been uncomfortable in meetings conducted by local boards. I have seen board members intimidated by other members or by administrators or even employees. I have watched them call each other names under their breath or vote no on a motion just because one member brought an idea […]

Slow mail costs money

A guest editorial by Matthew Paxton IV, publisher of The News-Gazette, Lexington, VA and President of the National Newspaper Association Most people get mail every day, Monday through Saturday.  But what happens when the mail comes later than we expect?  We found out a few years ago, when the Postmaster General had to take away overnight First-Class and Periodicals mail from most […]

Can our democracy survive attacks?

The vicious attacks on our president are more than just attacks against Donald Trump. They are also attacking our democracy. They are seeking ways to deny us our vote. Meanwhile, citizens have become increasingly dissatisfied with government. Republicans said that if they had control of the House of Representatives they could restrain government by controlling the purse. They were given […]


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