About Katie Zerr

Private family services held for Leonard Landis

By Katie Zerr | July 16, 2020

Private family services for Leonard Landis, age 71, of San Jose, California, were held on Tuesday, July 14, 2020, at Kesling Funeral Home in Mobridge. Interment was in the Trail City Cemetery under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home. Leonard passed away at his home in San Jose, California. Leonard Edward Landis was born in Mobridge on Nov. 26, 1948, […]

KATIE ZERR: Family’s new light should keep shining

By Katie Zerr | July 09, 2020

Will there be a positive aspect of life developing during the isolation of the COVID-19 pandemic? During the shutdown of businesses that occurred in the beginning of the pandemic in March, isolation put many residents into their homes with their families. Parents became teachers, coaches, mentors and friends to their children who were without during the shutdown. Some people struggled […]

BALL FIVE: July 2 was a good day

By Katie Zerr | July 09, 2020

July 2 was a good day at the Frank Scherr Memorial “Spikes for Spurs” fundraiser golf tournament. It was not just a day of golf. It was a reunion. My teammates for the day were Joey Weninger, Tom Cameron and Steve Stiles, three members of our old high school posse from the late ‘70s. We also got to spend the […]

Stampede was success, officers kept busy

By Katie Zerr | July 09, 2020

The Mobridge Rodeo Association (MRA) cleared many hurdles in 2020 to be able to present Sitting Bull Stampede events in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. MRA Secretary/Treasurer Michele Harrison said Tuesday that although attendance at the rodeos was down this year, it was better than she had expected. “The crowds weren’t as big, but we’re thrilled with the crowds,” […]

COVID-19 testing to follow MRH&C protocol

By Katie Zerr | July 09, 2020

Although the crowds of people that came to Mobridge this week were a blessing to our community, during this time they may also have unknowingly brought the coronavirus with them. With the potential of exposure during the Fourth of July holiday, many area residents are requesting COVID-19 tests to ease their minds. That may not be necessary and can raise […]

Mobridge 14-under girls polish off an undefeated week

By Katie Zerr | July 06, 2020

The Mobridge 14-under girls outscored their opponents 91-21 in five straight wins and a first-place finish at the Mid-Summer Showdown in Watertown over the weekend. Their closest game of the tournament came in the opener when they used a three-run seventh to defeat Blaze 12-11. A Mariah Goehring triple and a Reagan Weisbeck single keyed the winning rally. Kallie Good […]

Positive COVID tests increase in Walworth Co.

By Katie Zerr | July 02, 2020

Walworth County has experienced a jump in positive cases this past week, according to the South Dakota Department of Health. On Wednesday, July 1, the reported number of positive cases in Walworth County was listed as 13, with six cases reported as recovered. There have been 389 negative tests administered at MRH&C. Other positive tests have been detected with testing […]

KATIE ZERR: Stand strong for those who cannot

By Katie Zerr | July 02, 2020

I saw something this morning that really hit home. It put into perspective for me as to why I swim against the current on many issues. “Strong people stand up for themselves, stronger people stand up for others.”-Chris Gardener. Mom used to say I was a champion of the underdog. Maybe that is why I’m a huge Cubs fan. Before […]

New no texting law will be enforced

By Katie Zerr | July 02, 2020

South Dakotans will be facing fines if they are caught texting while driving as a new law is now in effect that will impact many area drivers. As of Wednesday, July 1, drivers in South Dakota will no longer be able to use mobile electronic devices, including cell phones, for texting or other purposes while they drive. During the 2020 […]

BALL FIVE: 75th will be a Sitting Bull Stampede like we have never seen before

By Katie Zerr | June 25, 2020

Pandemic or not, the celebration of the 75th annual Sitting Bull Stampede is going to be unlike we have ever seen before. That is if you think an unheard of 912 contestants sounds like a rare number! In case you are wondering what kind of a jump in contestants that is, last year’s stampede had 381 cowboys and cowgirls in […]