Phyllis Grismer was a teacher

Phyllis V. Grismer, 85, died April 15, 2018, at St. Cloud Hospital, St. Cloud, Minn. Mass of Christian burial will be at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Trail City on Thursday, April 26, 2018, at 11 a.m., MDT. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday. Interment will be at the Holy Rosary […]

Leatrice Zirbel passes away in Fredericksburg, Texas

Leatrice Helen Zirbel nee West, 94, passed away on Monday, April 9, 2018, in the Fredericksburg Nursing and Rehab Center in Fredericksburg, Texas. Leatrice was born on July 2, 1923, in Mobridge, to Lester Gard and Mable Baxter West. Leatrice married Wesley Zirbel on June 30, 1958, in South Shore. Leatrice is survived by three daughters and their spouses, Sylvia […]

Meal rides with grandma are great memories

Robert Banik says he is a man of simple tastes. “Steaks, burgers and hotdogs with Heinz ketchup and Ball Park buns,” he said. “The simple things in life.” He isn’t much of a cook he said, but has several special grilling tricks that make his steaks and burgers a hit when he fires up the grill. “I use Rick’s Salt […]

Track season starts Thursday at American Legion Relays

The Tiger track and field team opens the season on Thursday at the American Legion Relays in Pierre. With temperatures nearing 50 degrees and winds blowing from 10 to 20 miles per hour, it looks like there will at long last be a sports competition. The track team has also been scheduled to run in Groton on Tuesday. The Big […]

KATIE ZERR: Is endangering an industry worth playing a game?

Is the complaint of one paper company owned by a New York hedge fund worth communities losing their local newspapers? That could happen if the unnecessary tariff on newsprint from Canada, the paper used to print this and other local newspapers in rural America, is allowed to stand. The possibility that many locally owned and operated newspapers in smaller communities […]

BALL FIVE: With 30th pick, Vikings have myriad player options

When a team wins a lot of games, they don’t get to draft one of the 10 or 15 players coming out of college who the experts think are ready to step into an NFL lineup. Whether that’s true or not, you won’t hear much about the Vikings until it is their turn to make the 30th pick in the […]

Beaman tells WCC misunderstanding led to termination

Former Walworth County Deputy Kari Beaman addressed the Walworth County Commission, Tuesday, April 17, concerning an event that caused her termination. Beaman had been terminated after it appeared that she had refused to answer an emergency call at 2:38 a.m. on Tuesday, April 3, during a snowstorm. According to the Mobridge Police report, an employee of Mobridge Regional Hospital and […]

School concert season continues

The Mobridge-Pollock Spring Concert season continues this week as the younger students present their musical talents for the public. On Thursday, April 19, the kindergarten and first grade students will present “Down On Grandpa’s Farm,” in the Middle School Theater at 7 p.m. The students will perform a variety of songs about the animals on Grandpa’s farm…and some of them […]


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