About Justin Petersen

Aggie Bruns was longtime teacher in Black Hills area

By Justin Petersen | May 06, 2021

Agnes “Aggie” Bruns, 98, of Spearfish and formerly of Rapid City, passed away on May 1, 2021, at Burr’s Tender Care Assisted Living in Spearfish. Aggie (Fritz) Bruns was born on a farm in rural Eureka on Oct. 16, 1922, to Gustav and Amalia (Vollmer) Fritz. When she was a young girl, the family moved to a farm one mile […]

Public service was big part of Opie’s life

By Justin Petersen | April 22, 2021

Don Opie, 81, of Mobridge, passed away on April 14, 2021 at Avera Oahe Manor’s Haven Unit in Gettysburg, following a nearly 20-year battle with Parkinson’s Disease. Donald Steven Opie was born May 22, 1939 in Aberdeen, to Harold J. and Catherine (Schwab) Opie. The oldest of three sons, Don was joined by brothers Robert and Jeffrey. He graduated from […]

Claude Ziegler was longtime insurance man here

By Justin Petersen | April 22, 2021

Funeral services for Claude Ziegler, 84, of Mobridge were held on Thursday, April 15, 2021, at Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge. Burial will be Greenwood Cemetery in Mobridge. Visitation was held from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m., Wednesday April 14, at the funeral home. Claude passed away Sunday, April 11, 2021 at the Walworth County Care Center in Selby. Claude […]

Janice Freudenthal was telephone operator

By Justin Petersen | April 22, 2021

The memorial service for Janice Freudenthal, 86, of Aberdeen, will be at 2 p.m., Saturday, April 24, 2021 at First Lutheran Church, Britton, South Dakota, with Pastor Terrill Sorensen officiating. The service will be livestreamed with burial at Britton Cemetery. Janice died Wednesday, March 31, after a courageous yearlong battle with cancer. Spitzer-Miller Funeral Home, is in charge of arrangements. […]

‘Tizzy’ Friend was artistic, musical and social

By Justin Petersen | April 22, 2021

Funeral services for Kathryn “Tizzy” Friend, 75, of Selby were held Saturday, April 17, 2021, at St. John Lutheran Church in Selby. Burial was held at the Bethlehem Cemetery under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge. Kathryn passed away surrounded by family on Sunday, April 11, 2021, at the Walworth County Care Center in Selby. Kathryn Kaye Friend […]

Callie Weisbeck takes second in golf opener

By Justin Petersen | April 22, 2021

The weather was cold and windy, but the golf season still got underway at Oahe Hills Golf Course on Friday as Rylee Root of Winner Area edged Callie Weisbeck for medalist honors. Root shot a consistent 44-44-88 to get past Weisbeck by two strokes. Weisbeck shot 44-46-90. Alexis Cronk of Chamberlain shot 90 for third, while Selby Area’s Jayda Sawinsky […]

After 684 days away, track and field is back

By Justin Petersen | April 08, 2021

On Thursday, the Mobridge-Pollock Tiger track and field team will be on the field competing for the first time in 684 days. Head coach Bryan Zahn said the anticipation is both exciting but also filled with a little nervousness because of how long it has been since his charges have competed on the track. “It’s exciting to see because we […]

Elizabeth Harris passes in Arizona on March 10

By Justin Petersen | March 25, 2021

Elizabeth (Liz) Ann Harris, 84, of Apache, Arizona, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 10, 2021. Liz was predeceased by her parents, Henry and Anna Lutz; brother, Wilbur Lutz; and partner and best friend, Edwin Glerup. Liz is survived by her sister, Joyce (Al) Schaefer; brother, Larry (Deb) Lutz; children, Michael and Susan Harris and Brian and Re Harris; grandchildren, […]

Russell Bender had wealth of knowledge about farming, hometown Java

By Justin Petersen | March 25, 2021

Russell D. Bender, 86, of Java, passed away on Thursday, March 18, 2021, at Mobridge Regional Hospital with Dr. Travis Henderson and staff providing him comfort on his journey. Funeral services were held on Monday, March 22, 2021, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Java, led by Pastor Mary Lou Gruebele. Interment with military graveside rites by Frederick Schauer American […]

Peggy Permann memorial service is May 21 at UCC

By Justin Petersen | March 18, 2021

Pauline “Peggy” Mae (Hockesson) Permann, 88, passed away on March 1, 2021, at Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip. Peggy was born in Hoven on June 17, 1932, to Tellof and Buella (Thompson) Hockesson. She attended grades 1-12 in Gettysburg, and also attended one year at NSTC in Aberdeen. She married Harold H. Permann on Oc. 25, 1953. Peggy […]