About Katie Zerr

Commission questions state auditor about full audit of 2020

By Katie Zerr | April 15, 2021

Walworth County Commissioners heard Dave Schlosser of the South Dakota Department of Legislative Audit report there are some issues with the 2018-19 audit that have been noted that are currently being addressed. Commission chair Jim Houck, earlier in the meeting expressed concern that the county would be paying more than $90,000 in funds from the general fund to an account […]

Kemnitz defeats Yellow Boy, Mound retains Ward III seat

By Katie Zerr | April 15, 2021

In the Tuesday, April 13, city council election Brent Kemnitz defeated long-time Ward II councilman Tony Yellow Boy and Jade Mound retained her seat and will continue to represent Ward III. In a low voter turnout election, the unofficial results show Kemnitz took 93 of the votes cast in Ward II while Yellow Boy received 17 votes. “First I would […]

KATIE ZERR: There is light at the end of the tunnel

By Katie Zerr | April 14, 2021

When we look at what is happening in the business sector in our community, is there a light at the end of the tunnel? I have phone calls and visitors in my office asking about what is happening to Mobridge businesses. There are empty buildings, closed doors and questions about whether or not our town is closing down because of […]

Thursday’s report shows no new COVID cases in area

By Katie Zerr | April 08, 2021

The South Dakota Department of Health report for Thursday, April 8,  shows the number of new positive COVID-10 cases increased by 222 with 172 confirmed and 50 probable positive cases in the report. South Dakotans hospitalized with the virus jumped to 100 with the number of South Dakotans ever hospitalized with the virus is at 7,099. There are 114,774 recovered […]

MRH&C offering COVID-19 vaccine to those 18 and older

By Katie Zerr | April 08, 2021

The South Dakota Department of Health announced last week that beginning on Monday, April 5, the COVID-19 vaccinations are now available to all South Dakotans 16 years and older. With this move, vaccines will be made available to any state resident, over the age of 16, in addition to any persons from Phase 1 who have not yet chosen to […]

Schilling honored for city service

By Katie Zerr | April 08, 2021

Dean Schilling, longtime employee of the City of Mobridge water Department, was recently honored by the South Dakota Water and Wastewater Association (SDWWA) for serving the city for 40 years. The SDWWA created the recognition plaque to honor members working in the water and wastewater field for 40 years. The award is named after and in honor of JR Yde, […]

KATIE ZERR: Is there no shame in politics these days?

By Katie Zerr | April 08, 2021

Remember when politicians were held to a higher standard and expected to act accordingly? It wasn’t all that long ago. In fact, some politicians fell from grace and had the decency to leave the national limelight, for far less than what has been ignored in Washington, D.C., for the past decade or so. In fact, it has been nearly 10 […]

No new COVID cases reported in Walworth County for third day

By Katie Zerr | April 07, 2021

The South Dakota Department of Health report for Wednesday, April 7,  shows the number of new positive COVID-10 cases increased by 295 with 212 confirmed and 83 probable positive cases in the report. South Dakotans hospitalized with the virus is at 94 with the number of South Dakotans ever hospitalized with the virus is at 7,087. There are 114,526 recovered […]

No new COVID-19 cases in area

By Katie Zerr | April 06, 2021

The South Dakota Department of Health report for Tuesday, April 6,  shows the number of new positive COVID-10 cases increased by 163 with 134 confirmed and 29 probable positive cases in the report. South Dakotans hospitalized with the virus is at 98 with the number of South Dakotans ever hospitalized with the virus is at 7,068. There are 114,323 recovered […]

No new COVID cases in area on Monday’s report

By Katie Zerr | April 05, 2021

The South Dakota Department of Health report for Monday, April 5,  shows the number of new positive COVID-10 cases increased by 156 with 124 confirmed and 32 probable positive cases in the report. South Dakotans hospitalized with the virus is at 88 with the number of South Dakotans ever hospitalized with the virus is at 7,050. There are 114,094 recovered […]