About Katie Zerr

Divine intervention brought Pastor Justin home

By Katie Zerr | July 11, 2018

It seems divine intervention played a role in bringing Justin VanOrman back to Mobridge to be closer to his aging father and join a parish in need of a leader. “God’s fingerprints are all over this one,” said Pastor Justin, who is the new pastor of the Mobridge Trinity Lutheran Church. It seems there has been some heavenly intervention at […]

Audrey’s main focus was family

By Katie Zerr | July 11, 2018

Mass of Christian Burial for Audrey Hagel, 83, of Mobridge will be at a 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 11 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Interment will be in the Greenwood Cemetery under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge. Visitation will be Tuesday, July 10 beginning at 4:00 p.m. with a scripture wake service at 7:00 p.m. at […]

KATIE ZERR: Many work together for successful results

By Katie Zerr | July 11, 2018

If people from many nations can compromise and work together for the good of a small group, why can’t people from one nation work together for the good of the many? Several times this week we have seen incredible outcomes when many people work together with one common goal. On the local level, Mobridge area residents, including our neighbors from […]

Family meets officer who played a role in fight for life

By Katie Zerr | July 11, 2018

A family whose son was born during the April blizzard, met one of the many heroes of their birthing saga Sunday, July 1, at the Mobridge Police Department. Mary and David Hess of Mobridge are the proud parents of five children. They adopted four, Makia Yisir, DeSalle Anthony, Carlton James and Milan Layla and were expecting their first biological child. […]

Storm takes kids on a rough ride

By Katie Zerr | July 11, 2018

As the winds howled through the area in the early morning hours of Wednesday, July 4, a parent’s worse nightmare unfolded at Indian Creek Recreation Area. But what started out as a frightening phone call to their parents ended up being the story of three very lucky children. Brandy and Brady Faehnrich of Mobridge, and their children, Dalton, Jack and […]

Family influences Trent Abrego’s cooking

By Katie Zerr | July 05, 2018

Trent Abrego has great memories of his grandpa making calabaza for Sunday dinner and the smell that welcomed the family as they made their way to his home in Worthington, Minn. “Grandpa would cook it every Sunday when he was alive,” recalled Trent. “You could smell it from about a block away.” The perfect carne de cerdo con calabaza is […]

KATIE ZERR: ‘We must have the courage to do what is morally right’

By Katie Zerr | July 05, 2018

“A free press is the unsleeping guardian of every other right that free men prize; it is the most dangerous foe of tyranny… Under dictatorship the press is bound to languish… But where free institutions are indigenous to the soil and men have the habit of liberty, the press will continue to be the Fourth Estate, the vigilant guardian of […]

Powerful July 4 storm rips through Mobridge

By Katie Zerr | July 05, 2018

Wind topping 95 miles an hour hit Mobridge in the early morning hours of Wednesday, July 4, tearing down trees, destroying the rodeo tent and ripping the covering off a building at Real Tuff. At about 1:55 a.m., the front of a large storm complex blew into Mobridge with rain and winds that caused extensive damage in the city. Multiple […]

Questions about jail project raised

By Katie Zerr | July 05, 2018

The Walworth County Commission Tuesday, July 3, discussed the proposed jail project, but did not take a vote to move forward. Commissioner Kevin Holgard presented a proposal for inmate contracts that called for money upfront from area counties in order to reserve beds in the new jail. He said Walworth County needed to try and get guaranteed contracts from these […]

Recipes for your celebration

By Katie Zerr | June 27, 2018

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! […]