About Katie Zerr

KATIE ZERR: Fulkerson’s words hit the nail on the head

By Katie Zerr | March 26, 2020

There are people who just know what to say when it comes to these kinds of situations we are now facing in our nation, state and community. Other people go about it in the wrong manner. It is easy to condemn actions by others when you will take none. It is easy to complain and do nothing to make life […]

City Council passes ordinance to close bars and restaurants

By Katie Zerr | March 26, 2020

On Tuesday, March 24, the Mobridge City Council took the extraordinary step of passing an ordinance to shut down all businesses, gyms and venues where more than 10 people can gather. Mobridge City Councilman Curt Reichert, Mayor Gene Cox and City Administrator Heather Beck attended the meeting along with acting city attorney Rick Cain, Mobridge Regional Hospital & Clinics CEO […]

MRH&C officials taking precautionary measures

By Katie Zerr | March 19, 2020

(Editor’s note: On Tuesday, March 17, officials at MRH&C released the following information.) As your local healthcare provider, Mobridge Regional Hospital and Clinics (MRH&C) would like to provide you with an update on our current preparedness efforts related to the novel coronavirus known as COVID-19. Last week, MRH&C activated a portion of our incident command system and are doing daily […]

BALL FIVE: We have to be serious about doing our part right now

By Katie Zerr | March 19, 2020

“Ask not what staying home on the couch can do for you, but what staying home on the couch can do for your country.” That is a quote from Oliver Luck who is the commissioner of the XFL and the father of recently retired NFL player Andrew Luck. Many people in our neck of the woods aren’t taking those words […]

Schools closed through March 27; plans progress with more changes

By Katie Zerr | March 19, 2020

Governor Kristi Noem announced on Tuesday, March 17, that schools across South Dakota will remain closed through Friday, March 27. Schools will stay closed statewide as a precaution to slow the spread of COVID-19. The governor also said on Tuesday that, so far, South Dakota does not have community spread of the virus. Mobridge-Pollock School District Superintendent Tim Frederick said […]

MP Schools closed until March 20.

By Katie Zerr | March 13, 2020

Mobridge-Pollock School District #62-6: MP Parents, Governor Noem has signed a State of Emergency asking schools to close statewide starting next week. In following Governor Noem’s request, the school district will be closed from March 16th – 20th. During this time, all school facilities will be closed to the public so we are able to provide a deep cleaning to […]

MRH&C restricts visitation

By Katie Zerr | March 12, 2020

Visitor Restrictions Mobridge Regional Hospital and Clinics will be on strict visitor restrictions as of today, March 12, 2020, in a proactive approach towards the COVID-19 pandemic. Visitors will be restricted to immediate family members in good health without any recent fevers or respiratory illnesses. No one under the age of 12 years old will be allowed to visit due […]

Gosch releases information

By Katie Zerr | March 12, 2020

UPDATE March 13, 2020: Representative Gosch reached out with the following update: “I want to thank everyone for the kind wishes and signs of support over the past couple of days. All of your prayers and well wishes were appreciated by my family and I. It goes to show you how close we are as a state and how great […]

Noem announces state aid for students will increase 2 percent

By Katie Zerr | March 12, 2020

The Mobridge-Pollock School Board State heard Monday, March 9, that Governor Kristi Noem had announced the coming state budget will feature a 2 percent increase in state aid to students, as per the 2017 law requirements. Earlier Noem had expressed that there would not be funding in the budget to meet the state student aid formula increase, but on Monday […]

KATIE ZERR: Take advantage of MP student excellence

By Katie Zerr | March 12, 2020

Are we taking advantage of the quality entertainment provided us by the Mobridge-Pollock students? Do we, as a citizenry, support out students in their journey through their school years? Judging by the crowds at the sports events throughout the year, the answer could be yes to both questions. But there is so much more to the students of MP school […]