KATIE ZERR: Perfect storm makes for tough decisions

There are times that our positivity about a situation is tempered when reality sets in with consequences that are not so positive. That is what has been happening for a while now with the Mobridge-Pollock School District. Many of us, including area legislators and school officials, were very positive when the aid to students formula was changed and a new […]

BALL FIVE: Snow has a history of messing with spring sports

Ah, snow. When it falls from the sky this late in the year it makes a mess of the best laid plans. Gone from the track season already are our home Early Bird Meet and the Rob Luecke Invitational in Groton. The Rotary Relays, which were on the docket for Friday are being moved with a tentative May 4 date. […]

Board votes to eliminate one position

The perfect storm of dropping student numbers, changes in the state aid formula and the increase in teacher salaries forced the Mobridge-Pollock School Board, Monday, April 9, to make two tough decisions: to eliminate a staff position; and to opt out of the tax limitation. The board made the decision after a lengthy discussion on the financial challenges facing the […]

Voters elect Landreaux, Henderson

Despite the sunshine and warm temperatures a low turnout of the registered voters in Mobridge went to the polls Tuesday, April 10, to elect new members to the city council and school board. The only seat open on the Mobridge City Council was in Ward II where incumbent Jeff Landreaux was challenged by Peggy Jackson. Landreaux held on to his […]


Warren Friesz was a hard worker

Mass of Christian Burial for Warren Friesz, 79, of Mobridge, was held on Friday, April 6, 2018, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Interment was in the North Dakota State Veterans Cemetery, rural Mandan, N.D., under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge. Warren passed away on Tuesday, April 3, 2018, at Mobridge Regional Hospital. Warren Leo Friesz Sr. was […]

Geraldean Kvarness Mass held at St. Joseph’s

Mass of Christian Burial for Geraldean Kvarness, 71, of Mobridge, was held on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge. Geraldean passed away on Sunday, April 8, 2018, at Mobridge Regional Hospital. Geraldean Kvarness was born on Aug. 9, 1946, to Art and Catherine […]

Mavis Burdick passes in Aberdeen

Mavis Burdick, 86, of Mobridge passed away in Aberdeen on Thursday, April 5, 2018. Mavis was born on Oct. 26, 1931, to Preston and Bess (Williams) Kelly. She married Duane “Red” Burdick on Dec. 17, 1949. They lived in Highmore, where she worked at the Jack and Jill grocery store until moving to Mobridge in 1968. She worked at Stoick’s […]

Winter uprising making practice difficult

As you may have noticed, 6.8 inches of snow fell in Mobridge on Sunday. You may also know the forecast for Friday speculates there may be twice that much on the ground with the next storm headed our way. This late winter extravaganza is making life difficult for everyone, but it is the spring sports teams at Mobridge-Pollock High School […]


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