Snow Queen Pageant

The royal court was named at the annual Snow Queen Pageant at Scherr Howe Event Center on Saturday. The winners are: (back from left) Snow Queen Miss Congeniality Taylor Lage, second runner-up Lily Miner, first runner-up Molly Lahren, Snow Queen Chloe Jungwirth, Junior Snow Queen Regan Stoick, first runner-up Callie Weisbeck, second runner-up Channing Wientjes and Miss Congeniality Kate Fulkerson; […]

Veterans Day Salute

Mobridge veterans (from left) Jack Walth, Justin Loesch and Virgil Binfet demonstrate how to properly fold the American Flag and explained the meaning behind each fold, at the Friday, Nov. 10, Veterans Day Program at the Mobridge-Pollock Middle School Theater.


KATIE ZERR: I had a Grinch moment Monday

You know you are from a small town when… This is a one of those social media things making the rounds at different times. It is a take on the Jeff Foxworthy’s “You know you’re a redneck if…” On Monday I found out how I would complete that sentence. I had every intention of heading to Pizza Ranch to kill […]

BALL FIVE: Comeback by Teddy Bridgewater could have made-for-Hollywood ending

I’ll tell you when I knew that the Minnesota Vikings were going to beat the Washington Redskins on Sunday. It was when Theodore Bridgewater Jr. was shown being overcome by emotions before the game. For those of you who do not know, Teddy was in uniform for the first time in 22 months after suffering a horrific knee injury last […]

Darrel Smith: Gun owners subject to hostile actions

Two massive shootings have recently occurred in America using so-called “assault” rifles. Even proposed laws wouldn’t have stopped the Las Vegas shooter and government carelessness allowed the church shooter to buy his gun. This will probably increase the 374 rifle deaths recorded in 2016. A nearby National Rifle Association (NRA) trainer grabbed his “assault” rifle and disabled the church shooter […]

Principals inform board of goals, progress strategy

The Mobridge-Pollock School Board heard the district’s principals report on the specific goals and strategies they have set to enhance the learning environment in their respective schools. MPHS Principal Mike Busch told the board the goals for staff were based on connections with the students. He said the staff is working to create a learning environment through relationships with the […]

A little tumeric goes a long way in coloring rolls

Melissa Thiessen is not your typical mom. She is busy with her two foster children, a baby and a toddler, and still finds time to garden, can, freeze vegetables and make salsa from her garden tomatoes. Melissa is originally from Lancaster County in Pennsylvania. She came to South Dakota on a church mission to teach elementary education at Cherry Creek. […]

More counterfeit bills being passed

Counterfeit bills that have been passed in the region have once again shown up in Mobridge. On Thursday, Nov. 9, an official with a local banking facility reported they had received a counterfeit $100 bill. This is the second such bill to have recently circulated in Mobridge. Mobridge Police Chief Shawn Madison said the public needs to be aware that […]

Orn Hier served in WWII

Orn Hier, 95, passed away surrounded by family and friends at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, Minn., on Monday, Nov. 6, 2017. Orn was born on March 24, 1922, to Norris and Christine (Schmeichel) Hier on the farm in McLaughlin. He graduated high school in 1941. Orn worked for Safeway Grocery and Boeing Air Craft in Seattle, Wash., and helped […]

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