About Alison Simon

After eight days lost, Latte is home and doing her job

By Alison Simon | August 01, 2019

Ellen McQueen’s trip to South Dakota in July began as a gift to her parents. McQueen had purchased flights from her family’s home in Nome, Ala., to Rapid City so they could be part of the reunion in her father’s home state of South Dakota. Her father is 81 and hadn’t been back to South Dakota in 13 years. The […]

Wiest hired as new Walworth deputy

By Alison Simon | July 24, 2019

Chato Reed Wiest has filled the position of deputy sheriff at the Walworth County Sheriff’s Office. Wiest grew up in McLaughlin and graduated from high school there in 2009. His favorite sports are cross country and track since he ran as a high school athlete. “We went to state every year from 2006 to 2010,” Wiest said proudly. Wiest is […]

Invasive zebra mussels in Lake Sharpe, spreading up Missouri

By Alison Simon | July 24, 2019

Zebra mussels were first found in South Dakota in Lewis and Clark Lake in 2015. On July 12, the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks confirmed the aquatic invasive species, or AIS, has spread to lower Lake Sharpe. According to South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks, zebra mussels are small clams usually measuring less than an inch in […]

Simon: Meat censorship on labels is excessive

By Alison Simon | July 24, 2019

A new law in Arkansas goes into effect today that will require all agricultural products that are edible by humans to follow “truth labeling” rules. To put the meaning of truth labeling simply, a product cannot be misbranded or have ingredients missing on the label. The law prohibits falsely labeling a product as meat, rice, beef, or pork, as well […]

BALL FIVE: Athletics have shaped my life, whether I knew it or not

By Alison Simon | July 17, 2019

I have been influenced by sports a lot, sometimes without really choosing to be. For someone who is attending school for anything but athletics, I sure have ended up being significantly influenced by sports of all kinds. Whether I knew anything about them or not, sports have made their way into my life despite being an ag communications and art […]

McLaughlin cowboy wins bull riding at home rodeo

By Alison Simon | July 17, 2019

Numerous local competitors gave it their all at the Major James McLaughlin rodeo on July 13 and 14 in McLaughlin. McLaughlin’s very own Chance Schott scored 74 points in the bull riding. Schott earned $506.34 for his ride on Sunday night in front of his home crowd. Krystal Dorsey ran in the barrel racing on Saturday night, clocking in at […]

12u softball prepares for state, nationals

By Alison Simon | July 17, 2019

When Heather Overland is asked about the girls that make up this season’s 12 and under softball team, she doesn’t hesitate to give them credit for their hard work. With the high ambitions the team has for the upcoming state and national tournaments, that hard work will hopefully pay off. Overland has been coaching in Mobridge since she was in […]

15-16 Teeners play extra inning

By Alison Simon | July 10, 2019

After taking a 6-5 win over Warner-Ipswich-Northville in the opener on Sunday in Ipswich, the 15-16 Teeners fell short 4-3 in an extra inning in the nightcap. The Teeners made all six runs in the third inning which was enough to keep the lead and finish the first match on top. Braden Goehring went three-for-four with a double and scored […]

Scherr-Howe Event Center rent reduction discussed at city council

By Alison Simon | June 12, 2019

The Mobridge City Council, Tuesday, June 11, was addressed by John Ayoub, the chief executive officer at Mobridge Regional Hospital and Clinics, who requested the council propose to reduce or waive the cost of renting the Scherr-Howe Event Center. MRHC frequently rents the building to host fundraising events. Ayoub said each dollar raised at those events goes directly to purchasing […]