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Alaina Beautiful Bald Eagle : VAWRA passage vital to protect women

By Katie Zerr | September 19, 2019

A guest editorial By Alaina Beautiful Bald Eagle, Editor of the West River Eagle It has been 167 days since H.R. 1585, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2019 was passed by the U.S. House of Representative with bipartisan support. Self-proclaimed “Grim Reaper,” Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has since refused to introduce the bill to the Senate floor […]

Juvenile arrested for grand theft, assault

By Katie Zerr | September 19, 2019

A juvenile from McLaughlin was arrested Saturday, Sept. 14, and charged with multiple charges including burglary and grand theft connected to an incident that occurred in Mobridge. The 17-year-old female was arrested after a Mobridge resident reported she had assaulted him, stolen credit cards, a large amount of cash, and damaged his property. A Corson County deputy arrested the juvenile […]

Producers told changes are needed

By Katie Zerr | September 19, 2019

“Changes need to be made in our industry,” R-CALF USA CEO Bill Bullard told a crowd of about 200 ranchers and farm/ranch-related individuals at a meeting Thursday night, Sept. 12, at the Moose Club in Mobridge. “If we don’t make these changes, we will end up just like all the other vertically-integrated livestock and poultry industries.” Throughout his presentation, Bullard […]

BALL FIVE: Here’s to the king

By Katie Zerr | September 19, 2019

You ever have one of those days where your best laid plans just don’t work out? Well, I’m having one this morning. There just weren’t enough sports pages to get everything reported. There are not stories about the area’s schools and their sports accomplishments this week. Sorry about that, but that is just the way it goes sometimes. I was […]

Council hears property concerns

By Katie Zerr | September 12, 2019

The Mobridge City Council Tuesday, Sept. 10, heard concerns about junk properties, and the vacating an alley on West Grand Crossing. Mobridge resident Harold Forbes addressed the council about a junk pile on a property on Second Avenue West. The home had been nearly destroyed by fire earlier in the year. The home is partially demolished, but the rubbish from […]

More, new events for celebration

By Katie Zerr | September 12, 2019

New events and old favorites will be a part of the community’s annual fall celebration at the 42st annual Beef ‘N Fun Weekend held in Mobridge Saturday, Sept. 14 and Sunday, Sept. 15. Each year the Mobridge retail community and other businesses get together with the Mobridge Area Chamber of Commerce to throw an appreciation celebration for their customers. The […]

Explosion injuries Mobridge man

By Katie Zerr | September 05, 2019

A Mobridge man was injured in an explosion at a Fourth Avenue West home, Wednesday, Sept. 4, while working on a renovation. Rod Harlow was working inside the home when the explosion occurred. He was airlifted by helicopter to a larger facility after receiving emergency care at Mobridge Regional Hospital and Clinics. The home, owned by Rev. Keith and Deb […]

By Katie Zerr | September 05, 2019

It is the time of year when area residents are seeing red. From the garden plants to the farmer’s markets, fresh vine-ripened tomatoes are abundant. Gardeners are filling their baskets with Big Boys, heirlooms, cherry and grape tomatoes of all shapes and sizes. It is officially BLT season! But one can only eat BLTs for so long before pants get […]

Ruby Beckman’s greatest joy was assurance of salvation

By Katie Zerr | September 05, 2019

Ruby Gelinda (Thompson) Beckman, 101, of Glenham, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. Funeral services will be held Friday, Sept. 6, at 10:30 a.m., at the Family Worship Center in Mobridge. Burial will be at the Mobridge City Cemetery under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge. Visitation will be at 5 […]

Commission makes no decision on contract with former employee

By Katie Zerr | September 05, 2019

A wage issue kept the Walworth County Commissioners from making a decision on whether to enter into a contract with a former employee. Walworth County Highway Superintendent Gary Byre had asked the commission at the last meeting to consider hiring former employee Penny Goetz as a contract employee to help train the new secretary in his department. Goetz had once […]