Zahn Honored

Mobridge-Pollock Vocal Instructor Lisa Zahn was named the 2018 Mary Ludeman Teacher of the Year at a Mobridge-Pollock Middle School concert Tuesday, March 13.  Zahn has been with the Mobridge-Pollock School District since 2003.

Inflatable Fun

The Mobridge Shriners hosted a kid’s fun day Saturday, March 10, at Scherr-Howe Event Center. According to ticket takers, there were more than 300 kids who came through the door by 3:30 p.m. One of the most popular apparatus was the jousting ring. The event had inflatable equipment geared for all ages including themed fun houses and climb and slides.

Cheryl Maisch left her mark on numismatic world

Cheryl Ellen Maisch was born June 24, 1944, in Portland, Maine, to Leonard F. and Madelyn R. (Ashenden) Wetherbee. She graduated from Morse High School, Bath, Maine, and Endicott College, Beverly, Mass. Cheryl stayed in Maine where she worked at Bowdoin College (secretary), Coastal Journal Newspaper (office manager) and was an administrative assistant to the project manager for the Bath […]


Clyde Huber enjoyed helping people

Funeral services for Clyde Raymond Huber, 83, of Eureka, were held on Friday, March 9, 2018, at Carlsen Funeral Home in Eureka with Rev. Randall D. Cloud officiating. Burial will be in Eureka City Cemetery in the spring under the direction of Carlsen Funeral Home. Clyde died on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at Avera Eureka Health Care Center. Clyde Raymond […]

Rev. Pius Mardian passes in Sioux Falls

Reverend Pius Mardian, 99, who served St. Joseph’s Parish in Mobridge for many years, died on Friday, March 9, 2018, at Avera Prince of Peace in Sioux Falls where he had been entrusted to hospice care.  Father Mardian was 99 years old. A Mass of Christian Burial was prayed for Father Mardian on Wednesday, March 14, 2018, beginning at Cathedral […]

BRIAN HUNHOFF: Are truth and freedom getting flushed away?

By Brian J. Hunhoff Contributing editor Yankton County Observer “Captain Jack” Crawford was one of the original Black Hills Rangers. He survived many Old West adventures and was called “The Poet Scout.” This is the final stanza of his 1889 poem, “Truth”: Truth may sparkle like diamonds, But some men will cast it aside. Instead they will treasure the mica, […]

Answering God’s call brings Darla back to area

An incident that ended Darla Hadrick’s law enforcement career opened the doors to God’s calling and brought her back to Selby, where she had spent time as a child. Pastor Darla Hadrick went to grade school in Selby when her father was a pastor at the United Methodist Church. The family moved to Webster where Darla graduated from high school […]

BALL FIVE: Teams have experience disparity

When comparing the differences in the amount of state tournaments between Timber Lake and Sully Buttes, I noticed there is great disparity among all eight teams in the Class B tournament. We’ll do this by matchup. First the seven seed Timber Lake Panthers and the two seed Sully Buttes Chargers. The Panthers are playing at state for just the second […]

Darrel Smith: Are we ignoring the hate and bigotry

Can you imagine the mainstream media treating a black or woman president like they have treated Trump? Hatred and bigotry is still hatred and bigotry wherever it is directed. Tim Groseclose and Jeffrey Milyo conducted “a UCLA-led study, which is believed to be the first successful attempt at objectively quantifying bias in a range of media outlets and ranking them […]

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