About Katie Zerr

Mobridge is not on the Shopko closure list

By Katie Zerr | January 17, 2019

News of the Shopko company filing for bankruptcy and closing stores in rural areas including some in South Dakota, have Mobridge area residents fearing the store in Mobridge will close its doors. As part of the plan to consolidate and restructure the company, 38 other stores will be closed. According to the company officials, Mobridge is not on the list […]

Warm up your winter with soups and casseroles

By Katie Zerr | January 16, 2019

When the temperature drops we’re all looking for comfort foods to fix. There’s nothing better than having something in the oven. It makes the house warmer and the smells of supper seem to reassure us that we will have food. My friend Karol Zabel told me that in the fall she finds herself stocking her pantry like a squirrel getting […]

KATIE ZERR: Thanks to those who are part of the solution

By Katie Zerr | January 16, 2019

Is this the first step to healing old wounds and starting anew or will old animosities still rule the day? On Tuesday, Jan. 8, the Mobridge City Council made the unprecedented move of refusing to approve the roster of the Mobridge Volunteer Fire Department (MFD). It came as a bit of shock but for someone who has had a front […]

Council approves list of volunteers

By Katie Zerr | January 16, 2019

The Mobridge City Council, Tuesday, Jan. 15, approved a list of volunteers who stepped forward to volunteer for the Mobridge Volunteer Fire Department. The list included several members of the former fire fighters who wished to remain on the fire department. As the meeting came to order, three of the fire fighters who were members of the team that was […]

Whopper walleye cements win

By Katie Zerr | January 16, 2019

The weather was great and the fish were biting Saturday, Jan. 12, for the 18th Annual Mobridge Chamber of Commerce Tourism Committee Ice Fishing tournament. The Three-day event, heralded as the Midwest’s largest 2-person team fishing tournament finished on Saturday at Scherr-Howe Event Center with the presentation of the winners and the final giveaways of cash and prizes. According to the committee, anglers from 14 states fished during the […]

KATIE ZERR: With this tourney, it takes a village

By Katie Zerr | January 09, 2019

One wonders how a 50-person ice fishing tourney, held in the dead of winter, grew into the wildly successful Tourism Committee Ice Fishing Tournament that is set to take place here this weekend. There is just something special about a small idea that has grown through the years into something that is known as a well-run, fun tournament that anglers […]

Council does not approve MFD roster

By Katie Zerr | January 09, 2019

The Mobridge City Council, Tuesday, Jan. 8, voted against approving the presented roster of the Mobridge Volunteer Fire Department ending the active status of the fire department. The roster was presented as part of the regular meeting. This is an annual part of the new year’s business. The move came after the council went into executive session at 5:36 p.m. […]

DCI assists with death investigation

By Katie Zerr | January 09, 2019

An unattended death in Mobridge that may have occurred late Monday night or early Tuesday morning is under investigation. According to Mobridge Chief of Police Shawn Madison, a woman was found deceased near her home at Oahe Estates early Tuesday morning. Madison said he felt it was important to ensure the death was accidental and requested assistance from the South […]

There are a lot of ‘I’s and egos in play in commentary

By Katie Zerr | January 03, 2019

I find myself talking to the television much more of late. Sometimes it is an under my breath comment on the intelligence level of a couch full of so-called news people. Other times it is an all out, voiced raised question thrown at a wanna-be journalist who is presenting half a story in the guise of news. From commenting on […]

Commission takes no action on city’s transport proposal

By Katie Zerr | January 03, 2019

The Walworth County Commission, Friday, Dec. 28, heard a proposal by the City of Mobridge to transport arrestees to the Faulk County Jail if that is the plan the county wants to adopt. Mobridge Chief Finance Officer Heather Beck and Police Chief Shawn Madison, presented a proposal to the commission that the city council had approved at the Tuesday, Dec. […]