The cold Thursday, Jan. 11, brought out sundogs in the early morning. According to the American Astronomical Society, sundogs are the light formations on either side of the sun when light refracts through icy clouds containing ice crystals. Sundogs are often found in a colorful icebow, resembling a rainbow, with red on the inside, and blue on the outside. Sundogs […]

KATIE ZERR: Let representatives know how you stand on the issues

South Dakotans need to let their voices be heard at all levels of government. From the city to the county, state legislature and on the national level, it is important that people who represent the state’s residents in government and make decisions that impact us, know how we feel about issues. Whether it is a zoning ordinance, tax reform, city […]

BALL FIVE: Payback finally happens

It was actually pretty casual for most of three quarters. The Vikings were dominating the New Orleans Saints with their smothering defense and getting just enough done to eat up clock on every offensive possession. But then things changed. Suddenly, the Vikings’ 17-0 lead was gone and with 3:01 left, they trailed 21-20 and then with 1:29 left they led […]

Darrel Smith: We’re losing confidence in our leaders

Leadership is essential to society and people are willing to provide special benefits to capable leaders who seek our safety, security and prosperity. Unfortunately, we are losing confidence in our leaders. Leadership adviser Simon Sinek in “Donald Trump is a reflection of us” says “People don’t love Trump–they love who he is not.” He says, “Americans are completely sick of […]

Big walleye tips the scale for Gouldin team

Anglers from across the United States hit the ice at 9 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 13, as the 17th Annual Mobridge Chamber of Commerce Ice Fishing Tournament’s main event was underway. There were 526 teams registered for this year’s tourney and by all reports, the fishing was better than in the past couple of years. With the cold temperatures taking a […]

Council approves MFD officers

The Mobridge City Council debated whether or not to approve a list of firefighters and the officers they elected because members of the department have not turned in paperwork needed to have them covered by the city’s insurance. Several members of the council were against approving the firefighters because of the perceived lack of cooperation from the volunteers in getting […]


Alfreda Wallace was respected businesswoman

Mass of Christian Burial for Alfreda Wallace, 88, of Mobridge, will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home. Visitation starts at 6 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 19, at the Kenel Catholic Church with services starting at 7 p.m. Alfreda […]

Fr. Les Campbell had a special gift

Fr. Les Campbell “Tah`ca Hus`te”, 79, of Waubay, died Tues., Dec. 19, 2017, at Ave’s Hospice House, Sioux Falls. Fr. Leslie R. Campbell was born on Aug. 10, 1938, to Alice M. Robertson Campbell and Adelord Mathias Campbell. He was born in Sisseton and was raised on the shores of Campbell Slough. Les attended Flandreau Indian School and graduated from high […]

Family enjoys simpler things in life

Sarah Wheeler had a bit of a hard time adjusting to living near Blackfoot after being born and raised in Olympia, Wash., but now things are different. She moved here in 2011 to be closer to family. “It took a while to learn to enjoy the simpler things in life and not have the constant entertainment,” she said. Now she […]

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