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KATIE ZERR: Moore’s actions are not those of a Christian

Is supporting a man for public office based on what he proclaims as his Christian beliefs, more important than his actions have proven? Roy Moore, the Republican candidate from Alabama who is running for the U.S. Senate has said throughout his campaign that he will follow the Bible over the Constitution. That is not a statement that disqualifies him from holding […]

BALL FIVE: Coach taught me size does not a football player make

My introduction to Coach John Salzsiedler came in seventh grade during junior high football practice. I did not think at the time that this was his introduction to me. The junior high team was running a lap, we had to practice on the same field, and I strayed a little too close to the varsity. As I ran by, Coach […]

Darrel Smith: Elitists revolting against traditional America

American unity is damaged by elites who have abandoned the fundamentals of traditional America. This long-term abandonment has been described by several authors including social historian Christopher Lasch, whose final book is called, “The Revolt of the Elites and the Betrayal of Democracy.” There are few things more fundamental than a person’s or a society’s faith. French statesman Alexis de […]

Trump’s energy policy could open the door to drilling

(Editor’s note: This is the third installment of a series concerning oil exploration possibilities West River and what it could mean for Mobridge in the near future. Several stories will follow with answers to questions raised in this series.) Noting that the U.S. has spent decades relying on foreign energy supplies, it is now on the brink of becoming the […]

Two Standing Rock residents sentenced for child’s death

U.S. District Judge Charles B. Kornmann sentenced two Standing Rock residents Monday, Nov. 20, to serve time in prison for their roles in the murder of a five-year-child. Desarae Makes Him First, 26, convicted of second-degree murder, was sentenced to 365 months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release. She was indicted by a federal grand jury on […]

Pancake Fundraiser

Markus and Stephanie Nelson and Ruby Siemon receive special attention from Mobridge Mason Llew Kuehl (right) at the pancake and sausage fundraiser held at Rick’s Cafe, Sunday, Nov. 26. Kuehl, whose job it is to make the pancakes, came out from behind the griddle to ensure the Siemon family was well fed.

John Salzsiedler was sports enthusiast his entire life

A celebration of life for John Salzsiedler will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, at United Congregational Church in Mobridge with Pastor Keith Kraft officiating. John Christian Salzsiedler was born to Walter and Lillian (Solomonson) Salzsiedler on June 16, 1942, in the Mobridge Hospital. He joined two sisters, Jean and JoAnn, at their family home in Herreid.  […]

Sharing the Spirit

Alli Piatt (left), daughter of Steve and Kara Piatt, joins cousin Emma and mom, Kara in delivering Thanksgiving meals Thursday, Nov. 23,. The Piatt family began delivering meals at last year’s “Share the Spirit” dinner. Emma is the daughter of Jeffrey and Renea Piatt of Mobridge.

Robert Larson was longtime local businessman

Funeral Services for Robert Larson, 91, of Mobridge were held on Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Mobridge. Interment was be in Mobridge City Cemetery under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home. Robert passed away Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, surrounded by his family at the Selby Good Samaritan Center. Robert Theodore Larson was born April 14, 1926, […]

Walter Dockter passes in Kansas

Walter Dockter, 94, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017 in Wichita, Kan. Walter was born on April 22, 1923, to John and Rosina Dockter of McLaughlin. He grew up on a farm and received his education in a country school. He worked on his father’s farm until he was drafted into the Army. Walter served in the European Theater […]


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