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Black Hills Receiver says facility is not financially viable

By Katie Zerr | November 15, 2018

(Editor’s note: The following is the latest information on the closing of the Mobridge Care and Rehabilitation Center. As we receive more information about this breaking story, it will be passed on to our readers through our website and Facebook page. We appreciate your patience and will continue to search for further information to share with our readers.) Black Hills […]

By Katie Zerr | November 14, 2018

News has been received within the hour that Black Hills, LLC has notified the State of South Dakota of its intention to close the Mobridge Care and Rehabilitation Center in Mobridge in January. We are currently working on gathering more information on this breaking story. Any information will be posted on our website and our Facebook page.

Commission terminates highway superintendent

By Katie Zerr | November 14, 2018

Walworth County Commissioners, Friday, Nov. 9, passed a resolution to terminate Penny Goetz as the Walworth County Highway Department Superintendent. Citing a number of incidents that have occurred during the year of her tenure as superintendent, commission chair Scott Schilling told the commission it was time to seek new leadership in that department. Schilling said it is evident that Goetz […]

Gosch named to leadership role

By Katie Zerr | November 14, 2018

Glenham resident and District 23 Representative Spencer Gosch will serve as Speaker Pro Tempore in the South Dakota House of Representatives in 2019. House Republicans met in caucus in Pierre on Friday,Nov. 9, to elect majority leadership positions. House Republicans nominated Rep. Steven G.Haugaard of Sioux Falls forSpeaker of the House. Other leaders elected includefor Majority Leader, Rep.Lee Qualm of […]

Snow Queen Pageant

By Katie Zerr | November 09, 2018

There has been some confusion as to where the Mobridge Snow Queen Pageant will be held. The pageant will be at 7 p.m. at Scherr-Howe Event Center on Saturday, November 10.

KATIE ZERR: Voters have important decisions to make

By Katie Zerr | October 31, 2018

Voters across the country, in South Dakota and in Walworth County are facing important decisions on Tuesday, Nov. 6. This mid-term election can change the course of our nation and state. It is of utmost importance that we make our voices heard at the ballot box. Walworth County voters are being asked to vote in favor of a bond issue […]

Voters face important decisions on Tuesday

By Katie Zerr | October 31, 2018

Several important issues will be on the ballot Tuesday, Nov. 6. Voters in Walworth County will make the decision on whether or not to build a $10.5 million regional jail facility. The issue facing the county’s residents is whether or not to allow the county to issues bonds that will fund a new 70-bed facility. In information presented at public […]

KATIE ZERR: Not fun sitting in the mud puddle

By Katie Zerr | October 24, 2018

I really dislike this time of the political spectrum. It is the time when all the so-called dirty little secrets come out, especially in the tight races. These half-truths and innuendoes make really good people on both sides of the political spectrum look like evil villains. If we believed everything that appears in these commercials, no one running for office […]

Officials answer questions about new jail bond issue

By Katie Zerr | October 24, 2018

(Editor’s note: After the meeting, Walworth County Commission Chairman Scott Schilling said no decision has been made on closing the jail immediately should the bond be defeated. He said other options would be weighed before any decision of the future of the current jail will be made.) A small crowd of Mobridge area residents met with Walworth County officials Monday, […]

Scammers take area businesses for cash

By Katie Zerr | October 24, 2018

Quick change artists got away with more than $500 from local businesses, Saturday, Oct. 20, before moving on to other communities in the area. According to Mobridge Police Chief Shawn Madison, two individuals used a classic scam to bilk area businesses out of the cash. The quick change scam begins with paying for a small item with a large bill, […]