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2017-11-08

Ten MPHS seniors seek Snow Queen crown

Days of preparation and excitement culminate on Saturday, Nov. 11, as 10 Mobridge-Pollock seniors vie for the title of Mobridge Snow Queen. The event, sponsored by the Mobridge Lions Club, will also include the Junior Snow Queen contest, the princes and princesses and the talent show. The event will begin in earnest on Thursday with the talent show, which begins […]

Princes and Princesses

Green Beret with Mobridge connections killed in combat

The Green Beret recently killed in combat, Saturday, Nov. 3, in Logar Province, Afghanistan is a son and grandson of Mobridge area residents. Sgt. 1st Class Stephen B. Cribben, 10th Special Forces Group, 33, of Simi Valley, Calif., is the son of Leslie (Sherwood) and Joe Cribben and the grandson of the late Bob Sherwood and Donna Sherwood of Mobridge. […]

KATIE ZERR: Harassment will not stop until society changes

How do we teach men the difference between sexual harassment and having a little fun? Harvey Weinstein, according to the hundreds of hours of news time he has dominated recently, is allegedly a slimy human being. His actions towards women, including terrorizing and in several cases rape allegations, is one of the most reprehensible unraveling stories of the time. It […]

Darrel Smith: Our problem is not gun numbers

How many Americans are killed by the roughly 300 million guns that we own? About two-thirds of the annual 33,000 gun deaths are the result of suicide and about one-third are homicides. Most of the homicides are young, generally fatherless, males, two-thirds of whom are Black. America has about 90 guns per 100 people. That is about 50 percent more […]

Sylvia Bertellotti-Vojta was Mobridge Snow Queen

Sylvia JoAnne (Swift) Bertellotti-Vojta, 81, died peacefully on Nov. 1, 2017, at Clarkson Mountain View Healthcare in Rapid City. She was born in Mobridge on June 4, 1936, the first of Boyne B. and Ruth C. (James) Swift’s eight children. Syliva grew up on a farm northeast of Glenham, where she helped her dad in the fields by driving the […]

Tina Hertel was mom to five, second mother to many

Mass of Christian Burial for Tina Hertel, 60, of McLaughlin, was held on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in McLaughlin. Burial was in McLaughlin City Cemetery under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge. Tina passed away on Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, at Mobridge Regional Hospital. Tina Marie (Village Center) Hertel was born in Fort […]

Days when things don’t go right, make memories

Mary Biegler loves music and going to concerts. She was raised in a house with music and required all 13 of her children to take piano lessons. “Some of them play piano and others play guitars,” she said. “All of them have an appreciation for music.” Mary was raised on Scherer Dairy Farm in Dewey County, about three miles southwest […]

Lady Tigers sweep Braves, earn trip to Sweet 16

The Lady Tigers saved their best match of the year for when it mattered the most. Mobridge-Pollock swept Cheyenne-Eagle Butte 3-0 in the Region 6A semifinals at Mobridge-Pollock High School Gym on Thursday. The Lady Tigers never faced trouble in winning 25-12, 25-14, 25-15. Coach Rose Henderson saw a lot she liked. “We served aggressively, communicated about where their hitters […]


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