About Katie Zerr

KATIE ZERR: Compassion and patience needed in dealing with grief

By Katie Zerr | July 17, 2019

When does the punishment fit the crime? Why is it that to some, those who break the law are not punished as we see as fit? For residents of our area, two news stories this week are hitting hard. The parole of Nicholas Scherr, who served 23 years for the murder of Candace Rough Surface in 1980 and the 120-day […]

Weatherman ordered to serve 120 days in jail

By Katie Zerr | July 17, 2019

A Missouri man who was driving a vehicle in a 2016 accident that killed a Mobridge resident has received a 10 year suspended prison sentence as part of plea agreement, according to court documents. The trial of James C. Weatherman, 37, driver of the vehicle that hit another head on July 18, 2016, on U.S. Highway 83, south of Mound […]

Nicholas Scherr released after serving 23 year

By Katie Zerr | July 17, 2019

A former Mobridge resident who served 23 years in prison for raping and killing an 18-year-old South Dakota woman in 1980 has been released from prison according to the South Dakota Board of Pardons and Parolees. Nicholas Scherr, 54, pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter for fatally shooting Candace Rough Surface after a party at a Mobridge residence. He was sentenced […]

Summer Sunday

By Katie Zerr | July 17, 2019

Unusually hot weather brought people to Lake Oahe during the weekend as heat and humidity blanketed the state. Higher than normal temperatures and dew points sent people to the lake to escape the heat. An inflatable swan provided a diving and swimming platform in Rail Bay between Revheim Park and Indian Creek Recreation Area.

KATIE ZERR: Tragedies have big impacts on smaller communities

By Katie Zerr | July 10, 2019

Do tragedies impact smaller communities on a higher level than in larger communities? Compared to earthquakes, fires or mass casualty incidents, accidents involving a few people are not big news. But in smaller communities, the impact may be more intense. It is days like Tuesday that make this job extremely difficult. We are taught to keep our emotions out of […]

BALL FIVE: Storms make for tough rides and photography at rodeo

By Katie Zerr | July 10, 2019

As the Mobridge Tribune intern at the 74th Sitting Bull Stampede, I can say I am thankful it wasn’t my first rodeo or Stampede. Although it may have looked like it with the way I was frantically running around the rodeo grounds with a camera around my neck. I saw most of the rodeo through my lens, close up and […]

Two Mobridge residents killed on Highway 1806

By Katie Zerr | July 10, 2019

Authorities have identified the two people who died in accidents that occurred at the road washout on Highway 1806 just north of the North Dakota border as Mobridge residents. According to Standing Rock Chairman Mike Faith, officials have recovered the bodies at the scene and have confirmed Trudy Peterson and Jim Vanderwal, both of Mobridge, were killed when the vehicles […]

Mound City man killed in July 2 car accident

By Katie Zerr | July 10, 2019

A Campbell County man died as a result of a in a two-vehicle crash that occurred Tuesday, July 2, two miles south of Herreid. Ernest Fjeldheim, 82, of Mound City, was severely injured when at 7:04 p.m., a northbound 2015 Freightliner Cascadia semi truck and trailer while attempting to pass a second vehicle, collided with a southbound 2019 Buick LaCrosse […]

KATIE ZERR: Welcome to our celebration

By Katie Zerr | July 03, 2019

There is nothing more Americana than the celebration of the founding of this country during the Fourth of July. We gather with family and friends to celebrate the birth of our great republic. This grand experiment based on the basic principles of the right to freedom of religion, speech, the press, and to the rule of law, has endured despite […]

Fireworks cause severe injuries

By Katie Zerr | July 03, 2019

A young resident suffered serious injuries to a hand Sunday, June 30, in an accident involving fireworks. According to the police report, at 11:23 p.m. a caller reported an injured minor at a Fourth Avenue East location. Officers were the first on the scene and realizing the seriousness of the injury, applied a tourniquet to the wounded area, according to […]