Memorial Day

The Rookey  family (from left) Ayden, grandpa Leo, dad Brandon and Mason, honor the veterans at the Mobridge City Cemetery in preparation for Memorial Day ceremonies. The flags, used to mark the graves of veterans, are placed by the Mobridge American Legion Post #4. Ayden, 3, and Mason, 4, are carrying on a family tradition of honoring veterans. Both their […]

KATIE ZERR: Barr’s comments part of our problem

Are we at a point where we will suffer consequences for spewing hate and divisiveness in our country? Several high-profile incidences have occurred in the past couple of weeks in which people of privilege have gone on racist rants or used social media to make racist and highly offensive comments about another person. The latest of these classless and racist […]

BALL FIVE: Begeman, Keller did it well

With just the state golf tournaments coming on Monday and Tuesday, it’s almost time to say good-bye to the 2017-18 high school sports season. I can’t bid farewell without a little more talk about the two throwers featured on the front page of sports. Let’s start with record-setting Trevor Begeman of Herreid/Selby Area. It took 72 years for a Class […]

Residents capture burglary suspects, hold for police

Two juveniles were arrested Monday, May 28, after being apprehended by citizens who witnessed the youths leaving a building on Main Street through a broken door. According to the Mobridge Police press release, at 5:23 a.m. a caller reported seeing two individuals coming out of a broken door at the Grand Central Station on Main Street and West Grand Crossing. […]

False report sends law in force to Pollock

A man with a gun at the West Pollock Resort, Thursday, May 24, set off a series of law enforcement reactions that included response of agencies from across northern South Dakota. According to Campbell County Sheriff Lacy Perman, at 7:08 a.m. dispatchers at the Mobridge Regional E911 Dispatch received a report of an active shooter at a resort located in […]


Brownie mistake did not deter future husband

Katelyn Wudel learned the difference between broil and bake the hard way. It cost her a pan of brownies, the pan, but not her future husband. Katelyn (Starks) had come home from college and thought she would make brownies for her boyfriend at the time. “I whipped them together and stuck them in the oven, only to almost burn down […]

Ron Giese lived by the credo “Make Good Choices”

Ron Giese of Glenham, father, farmer, son and loving husband of Sara, died Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at Sanford Medical in Bismarck, N.D. He had just celebrated his 60th birthday on March 5 on a family vacation. Our family mantra is “Make Good Choices” and he lived it and taught his children, Zane (age 19) and Wilhelmina (age 17), through […]

Trevor Begeman wins shot put title with record-breaking throw

The State B Track and Field Meet has been run since 1946. In 72 years, no one had ever thrown a shot put more than 60 feet. That is until Friday, when Trevor Begeman of Herreid/Selby Area sent the shot 60 feet, 2.25 inches to set a new meet record and win the State B title in Rapid City. Begeman […]

Carson Keller places fifth in discus at State A Meet

Carson Keller capped his high school career with a best-ever fifth-place finish in discus at the State A Track and Field Meet in Spearfish on Friday. In conditions that did not lead to anyone launching long throws, Keller went 133 feet, 9 inches to earn his fifth-place medal. Brock Anderson of Lennox won the state title, landing his best throw […]

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