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KATIE ZERR: With infrastructure comes tough decisions

By Katie Zerr | November 14, 2019

There are times when having the advantages of a municipality with a larger population also has disadvantages in a place like Mobridge. Sitting in on the Mobridge City Council meeting Tuesday evening proved quite informative as a representative of an engineering firm contracted to research problem areas in the water department infrastructure shared findings with city officials and the crowd […]

Hare key to budget legality

By Katie Zerr | November 14, 2019

The question of whether the process of passing the Walworth County’s 2020 budget was legal is still murky, with opinions from several sources failing to produce clear cut answers. On Tuesday, Walworth County Auditor Rebecca Krein said passing the budget with a motion and not reading the resolution as required, (South Dakota Codified Law Title 7, Chapter 21, the budgeting […]

Council deals with water system issues

By Katie Zerr | November 14, 2019

The Mobridge City Council heard Tuesday, Nov. 12, information on work needed in the water department and heard about resolution for an ongoing issue. Tyrel Clark of Moore Engineering presented information on issues with the three locations in the water department: the water treatment raw water pumphouse, the treatment plant and the wastewater plant. Clark told the council through a […]

Three Mobridge men arrested for felonies

By Katie Zerr | November 07, 2019

A grand jury has indicted three Mobridge men on felony charges resulting in their arrests. On Sunday, Nov. 3, Mobridge officers arrested Ricky (Rick) Bolduan, 54, on charges of theft by exploitation, a Class 3 felony. According to Walworth County State’s Attorney Jamie Hare, exploitation is defined as the wrongful taking or exercising of control over property of an elder […]

KATIE ZERR: Thanks to those who served and sacrificed

By Katie Zerr | November 07, 2019

On Monday, Nov. 11, our nation honors those who served our country in the armed forces. It is the time when I think about those in my family, my grandfather McLaughlin, who served in World War I and his sons, my uncles, who also served. From my dad, Punchy Zerr, a sailor who spent time in the Pacific on an […]

2020 county budget may not have been legally adopted

By Katie Zerr | November 07, 2019

Walworth County Commissioners could be dealing with another legal issue as on Tuesday, Nov. 5, it was brought to the attention of the board that the process for passing a budget was not followed according to law. Walworth County Commissioners may not have legally adopted the 2020 budget for the county according to Walworth County State’s Attorney Jamie Hare. He […]

Tiger Booster club to host Trunk or Treat before game

By Katie Zerr | October 31, 2019

The Mobridge-Pollock Tiger Booster Club will be hosting a Trunk or Treat event on Thursday, Oct. 31, in the parking lot east of Mobridge Regional Hospital and Clinics on 10th Avenue West. With the Mobridge-Pollock Tiger football playoff game with McCook Central-Montrose being played at Tiger Stadium beginning at 6 p.m., the Booster Club is inviting Mobridge businesses to host […]

BALL FIVE: Thursday will be a football donnybook

By Katie Zerr | October 31, 2019

I have a feeling that Thursday night is going to be one son-of-a-gun of a football game. In baseball jargon, this football game is going to a donnybrook, a bruhaha. In case you missed it, the Tigers are hosting McCook Central/Montrose in the Class 11B quarterfinals at Tiger Stadium on Thursday. Unfortunately for me, the Fighting Cougars are not on […]

KATIE ZERR: Girl fight analogy seems to fit county

By Katie Zerr | October 31, 2019

When do we say enough is enough and move forward with important government business? In Walworth County there are so many issues that need to be addressed. We still haven’t come up with a viable plan for a new jail; drainage issues are causing damage to farm and pasture land in two counties; issues with county roads continue as the […]

Steiger to be recognized for lifelong rodeo work

By Katie Zerr | October 31, 2019

Mike Steiger of Mobridge will among those honored on Saturday, Nov. 2, at the Casey Tibbs Foundation 30th Annual Tribute Dinner at the Casey Tibbs South Dakota Rodeo Center in Fort Pierre. The dinner is part of the annual recognition of six individuals who have exemplified and contributed to the sport of rodeo in South Dakota. The Casey Tibbs Foundation […]