KATIE ZERR: Are Jones’ conspiracy theories protected by the First Amendment?

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” The First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States protects free speech. It states […]

Staying Cool

Staying cool in the 90 degree temperatures at the Mobridge Swimming Pool Tuesday, Aug. 7, included a cool shower from the water buckets. The swimming pool will remain open for business until Tuesday, Aug. 14.

Council appoints Reichert to seat

The Mobridge City Council met for a special meeting Tuesday, Aug. 7, to appoint a council member for Ward I and to accept the completion of the clarifier project at the wastewater plant. On Tuesday, July 31, it was announced that Ward I Councilwoman Jackie Quaschnick had resigned her seat. On Tuesday, the council approved Curtis Reichert to fill that […]

Spending cuts to county’s 2019 budget discussed

Walworth County Commissioners Tuesday, Aug. 7, discussed the preliminary budget for 2019 and moves that could reduce costs to the county. Commissioners discussed increased costs and suggested cuts that could be considered to bring those costs in line with the budget. Several suggestions to cost reductions included cutting deputy positions in two offices, one in the director of equalization office […]

BALL FIVE: Road schedule will make repeat of last year’s 13-3 record hard to match

I saw in a headline the other day that Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer gave his prediction for the upcoming NFL season. It wasn’t really a prediction, but it was a heck of a quote. Following the Vikings’ practice at new TCO Stadium on Saturday, Zimmer told a huge crowd of Vikings faithful that, “You’re going to be really […]

Mike Grismer cut hair in Mobridge

Mass of Christian Burial for Norbert “Mike” Grismer was held at St. Martin’s Church in Sturgis on Friday, July 13, 2018. Inurnment followed at Black Hills National Cemetery. A celebration of Life was held for family and friends in Black Hawk. Norbert “Mike” Grismer was born on Nov. 7, 1935, to Henry and Katherine (Mitzel) Grismer at Trail City. Norbert […]


Dan Kopp managed Larson Lumber

Daniel Lee Kopp was born on Dec. 10, 1957, to Walter and Eileen (Sunde) Kopp in Luverne, Minn. He was raised on a farm near Kenneth, Minn., and graduated from Magnolia High School in 1975. He attended Pipestone Vocational and graduated from the Lumberyard Management program. In 1977, he moved to Chamberlain to work at Peavey Lumber. On Sept. 17, […]

Shayne Merkel was meticulous craftsman

Funeral services for Shayne Merkel, 50, of Mobridge, were held Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018, at Kesling Funeral Home with Pastor David Warner officiating. Shayne passed away on Tuesday, July 31, 2018, at Mobridge Regional Hospital. Shayne was born in Stockton, Calif., on April 18, 1968, to Steve and Judy (Jung) Merkel. In August of 1968, Shayne and his parents moved […]

Hazel Quenzer had a talent for running motels

On July 14, 2018, surrounded by family and friends at her own home in Keller, Texas, Hazel Katherine Quenzer entered into rest with our eternal Father. Hazel Katherine Quenzer never wanted to cause anyone to do anything special “just for her.”  She had all arrangements made through the Neptune Society in Keller, Texas.  The service will be held at Kesling Funeral […]

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