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2018-07-18

KATIE ZERR: Much more than an embarrassing grammatical mistake

After such a tumultuous week on the national level, can we recover and find our way back to being the United States of America? To say most people were shocked as they watched the U.S. president push aside the nation’s federal law enforcement agencies methodical work that links Russian military officers directly to the disruption of the 2016 election as […]

BALL FIVE: Twins faced with difficult question as trade deadline looms

While most Major League Baseball teams are enjoying the All-Star break or in full-on tank mode, the Minnesota Twins are once again painfully in the middle of the road. Going into the mid-season break in the nation’s capital, the Twins finished a 9-2 homestand in which they played the league’s worst, Baltimore Orioles, the AL Central dwelling, Kansas City Royals […]

Saying it is important to finally put the issue of whether or not to build a new jail to vote of the Walworth County taxpayers, the commissioners on Tuesday, July 17, approved a special election. The resolution would put the bond issue necessary to build a 70-bed, $10.5 million facility in the hands of the voters in the county. Since […]

Pool lifeguards save toddler

A disaster was averted Wednesday, July 11, as a lifeguard at the Mobridge Swimming Pool pulled a child from the water and immediately began life saving measures. According to Mobridge Police Chief Shawn Madison, it was reported that a child had been pulled from the pool at about 4:40 p.m. Officers who arrived on the scene found a father with […]

Local 4-H contestants impress judge with recipes

Most people know that 4-H in this part of the country is a valuable experience for area youth that has evolved through the years to include integrating technology and Youth in Action programs. Children in our area are about to display their year’s work through Achievement Days at special events and county fairs. In this area a number of those […]

Emergency Drill

Emergency service personnel transport a “victim” from the mock emergency drill site at Indian Creek to the transport helicopter that landed on the road. The drill was held on Saturday, July 14 at Indian Creek and at Mobridge Regional Hospital and Clinics.

Frances Ice loved her family, friends and faith

Frances K. Ice, 93, of Emporia, Kan., entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at Holiday Resort. Frances was born on Wednesday, October 8, 1924 in Timber Lake to John J. and Clara (Thomas) Schweitzer. She married John Ice in May of 1980. Frances worked as a waitress for most of her life. Faith was extremely important to […]

Family was important to James Manharth

James “Jim” A. Manharth, 79, of York, Neb., died Friday, July 13, 2018 in York. He was born May 22, 1939 in Mobridge to Paul and Emma (Twete) Manharth. Jim attended Aberdeen School of Commerce for a year before marrying Punky Merkel on August 25, 1960 in Selby. He served his country in the Army National Guard in South Dakota […]

Akaska Fishing Tournament continues to attract anglers from far and wide

The South Dakota Walleye Classic and Festival will be held in Akaska over the weekend as the fishing tournament is scheduled for July 19-22. Since the tournament is part of the Northern Oahe Walleye Series, the top 20 teams will be automatically qualified for the Championship Tournament, which will be held on August 18. This year, the tournament has a […]


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