About Katie Zerr

School board approves hiring music position

By Katie Zerr | January 16, 2020

Mobridge-Pollock School Board members approved moving forward with searching for a full-time position to fill the kindergarten through fifth grade opening left with the upcoming retirement of Nancy McClellan. At the December meeting of the board, superintendent Tim Frederick had asked for time to research the possibility of hiring a part-time music teacher for that position, but told them Monday, […]

KATIE ZERR: Sign stealing is part of the baseball game

By Katie Zerr | January 16, 2020

Has Major League baseball made a statement with the latest punishments for the cheating scandal involving sign stealing? Are the powers that be stating no longer will the art of sign stealing be allowed to play a role in our “National Pastime?” Sign stealing, in some form, has been a part of baseball for as long as the game has […]

Slow bite, cold weather factors in fewer fish caught in tourney

By Katie Zerr | January 16, 2020

The weather was cold, the fish few and far between, but that didn’t dampen the spirit of the 19th annual Mobridge Chamber of Commerce Tourism Committee Ice Fishing Tournament held in Mobridge over the weekend. There were 572 total fish caught in the tournament for a total of 842 pounds of walleye. Several local teams placed in the top 25, […]

OUTSIDE THE FENCE: Breaking rules is not as fun anymore

By Katie Zerr | January 09, 2020

As a younger me, I lived by the adage that rules were made to be broken. As I aged, I realized that rules are guidelines to life. Boundaries of sorts that keep the good order and discipline of the world in line. That doesn’t mean I obey all rules. It would be against my nature to follow without question. Pushing […]

Annual tourney brings friends together for fishing, vacation

By Katie Zerr | January 09, 2020

Since the inception of the Mobridge Ice Fishing tournament in 2001, a group of anglers have been traveling cross-country to the event to enjoy the company, the tourney and the hospitality in Mobridge. Jeff Betsworth is part of a more than 20-angler group who make a vacation out of the annual ice fishing event in the Bridge City. He has […]

Commission amends, approves dairy facility conditional use permit

By Katie Zerr | January 09, 2020

Walworth County Commissioners Tuesday, Jan. 7, approved the conditional use permit for the dairy confinement and cheese operation proposed project near Bowdle. The Commissioners convened as the County Board of Zoning Adjustment approved the permit after addressing issues concerning County Road 101, the road that will lead to the Bowdle facility. Walworth County State’s Attorney Jamie Hare told the commission […]

Commission closes out 2019

By Katie Zerr | January 02, 2020

The Walworth County Commission held two special meeting this week, one concerning compensatory time and the other to conclude 2019 county business. At the Thursday, Dec. 26, meeting the commission discussed allowing some departments, if there is funding in that department’s budget, compensatory time to buy out rather than paying overtime. County auditor Rebecca Krein told the commission that according […]

KATIE ZERR: Thank you and best of luck Christine

By Katie Zerr | January 02, 2020

The year 2019 ended with an appropriate event, given how things unfolded at Mobridge City Hall this year. Mobridge City Administrator Christine Goldsmith has resigned. At the Monday meeting, Mayor Gene Cox hailed her as one of the “most remarkable women in South Dakota.” High praise in a state where women are leaving their mark in many different fields these […]

Council hires new city administrator

By Katie Zerr | January 02, 2020

The Mobridge City Council said goodbye to an important member of the team at the end of the year business meeting Monday, Dec. 30, and hired another part of the current team to replace her. City administrator Christine Goldsmith attended her last council meeting, as she has accepted a position with Western Dakota Tech in Rapid City. In his goodbye […]

Stolen loaner vehicle found in Bismarck

By Katie Zerr | December 27, 2019

A vehicle used as a loaner car at a local business, ended up being stolen at Prairie Knights Casino and recovered in Bismarck. According to Mobridge Police Chief Shawn Madison, law enforcement was notified at 3:22 p.m. on Thursday, Dec.19, that a vehicle, a 2010 Buick LaCrosse owned by Beadle Chevrolet, was loaned to a customer had been taken while […]