Walleye Up

Sculptor John Lopez speaks to Mobridge Art Committee member Fay Jackman Friday, June 22, at the site of Lopez’s “Walleye Up” sculpture. The sculpture is located on Walleye Way south of Main Street. The sculpture was purchased with funds donated to the committee by individuals, businesses and organizations.

2018 Rodeo Welcome

Recipes for your celebration

As we celebrate our nation’s Independence Day, we share the fun with family and friends. Many times that means a picnic between the parade and Sitting Bull Stampede rodeo at night. Feeding a crowd or just a few, the recipes don’t have to difficult to be delicious. The flag cheesecake may take more time, but that is a show stopper! […]


Gene Aberle spent most of his life working with horses

Eugene Aberle was born on Feb. 16, 1931, in Timber Lake, to Andrew and Frances (Bollinger) Aberle. He attended rural schools and Mobridge High School. After leaving home at age 14, he went to work as a ranch hand in the local area and at Slim Buttes in northwestern South Dakota. Gene served as a truck driver with the U.S. […]

Arba Huber was an amazing cook

Funeral services for ArbaDella Huber, 81, of Akaska will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, July 2, 2018, at United Church of Christ in Selby. Interment will be in Selby Memorial Gardens under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge. ArbaDella passed away Saturday, June 23, 2018 at the Bowdle Hospital. It is with great sadness that the […]

Brazile, Beaver to perform at Sitting Bull Stampede

Fans at the Sitting Bull Stampede will be in for a treat this year as two of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association’s all-time greats will be performing here. Trevor Brazile of Decatur, Texas, will be in calf roping in the July 2 Stampede. Brazile holds the record for the most NFR world champion titles with 23. His is a 13-time […]

Morrison book sales will be used to honor Mobridge great

Putting together a combination of stories and anecdotes from years of hitting the roads with one of Mobridge’s most colorful characters was a labor of love for Kelly Eisemann. It will also be a vehicle used to raise money in a effort to honor that character. Eisemann has put together a book of memories and stories of his time traveling […]

KATIE ZERR: Pride on display along ‘Walleye Way’

Years of wishing, dreaming and determination were rewarded Friday when John Lopez brought the cowboy riding walleye sculpture to its permanent home. “Walleye Up” sits on a pedestal, south of Main Street along Walleye Way. The work is a fascinating piece that depicts the history of Mobridge and the area in incredible detail, all created with metal objects that are […]

BALL FIVE: Cubs are missing the Brizzo effect

As the halfway point nears in Major League Baseball, my Chicago Cubs have not been the team I anticipated they would be this year. It’s not that they have been bad, it’s just that they have not been the dominant team it seemed like they were going to be. Seventy-seven games in, the Cubs are nine games over .500 at […]

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