KATIE ZERR: Transparency in government equals the people’s trust

“The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them.” –Patrick Henry. Transparency in government is essential for the security of a nation. It is important on every level of government and with every citizenry board. A lack of transparency results in distrust in a government. When […]

BALL FIVE: Begeman, Panther relay teams excel at Howard Wood

It’s funny how the mind works. When I went to look up results from the Howard Wood Relays held this weekend in Sioux Falls, the first thing I wanted to find out was how far Trevor Begeman of Herreid/Selby Area threw the shot put. My first wonder was not where he placed in a meet that was featuring the best […]

Black Hills LLC now in charge of Mobridge healthcare facility

Last week a South Dakota judge ordered that 19 healthcare facilities in the state, including the Mobridge Care and Rehabilitation Center, be put under receivership. On Tuesday, May 1, Judge Patricia DeVaney ordered that the operations of facilities under the management of Skyline Healthcare, be taken over by Black Hills LLC. Black Hills LLC took over possession of the properties […]

Cox takes mayor’s seat Wednesday

Eleven years experience in city government has taught in-coming mayor Gene Cox not all is black and white when it comes to running a municipality. Cox, who has represented Ward III on the Mobridge City Council for those 11 years, said he has enjoyed the experience and is ready to take over the mayor post from out-going mayor Jamie Dietterle. […]


Tigers/ Lady Tigers dominate truncated Rotary Relays field

With the annual Rotary Relays not as stout as they usually are due to the postponement of its originally scheduled date, the Tigers and Lady Tigers dominated both fields on Friday at Tiger Stadium. The Tigers cruised to 214 points, topping Herreid/Selby Area’s 107. The Lady Tigers scored 151 points to 87 for second-place Lemmon. Coach Cody Stotz said that […]

Henderson named most valuable sprinter at Britton

Landyn Henderson was named most valuable sprinter at the Orville Pfitzer Relays in Britton on Tuesday. Henderson won the 100 in 13.46 seconds and edged teammate Hayley Borah to win the 200. Henderson ran 27.68 seconds, Borah ran 27.78 seconds. Borah won her own gold, winning the 400 at 1:04.4. Kendra Wanner won her first event as a Lady Tiger. […]

Culinary arts students in year-end competition

The Mobridge-Pollock culinary arts classes will be showcasing their skills as they participate in the annual competition on Wednesday, May 9. Each year the classes show off what they have learned in class with a judged competion held at the end of the year. The classes are divided into teams with each member of the team assigned tasks that test […]

Violet Sieler passes in Wash.

Lifetime educator, Violet Mathilda (Naasz) Sieler, passed away April 30, 2018, in Issaquah, Wash., at the age of 94. She was born Oct. 15, 1923, in Java, to Christ and Mathilda “Tillie” (Sackman) Naasz. Violet grew up helping her brother Othmar and uncle Herman Sackman on their family’s grain farm. While a high school sophomore she set a goal to […]



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