About Jay Davis

KATIE ZERR:Commission needs our support in finding a solution

By Jay Davis | November 14, 2018

Where do we go from here? Now that the bond issue to fund a $10.5 million dollar jail facility was soundly defeated, what is the next step? After the Tuesday, Nov. 6, election, the Walworth County Commission is back to square one. They now have more decisions to make when it comes to what is next for the current facility […]

Charlotte Blom enjoyed dancing

By Jay Davis | November 14, 2018

Charlotte Blom, 87, of Selby and formerly of Philip, died on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, at Good Samaritan Center in Selby. Charlotte Mae Gerdon was born on Jan. 31, 1931, on the family homestead south of Belvidere, to Robert and Pearl E. (Voss) Gerdon. She grew up in Belvidere, attending school through the 11th grade and later receiving her GED […]

Cook finds kitchen time despite busy schedule

By Jay Davis | November 14, 2018

As the office deputy for the Walworth County Sheriff’s Department, Tina Kopriva doesn’t have a lot of extra time. Even so she drives to North Dakota or Rapid City almost every weekend and cooks part-time at the Cloverleaf Bar and Grill. Despite the busy life, Tina has a great attitude she attributes to her mother and her faith in God. […]

Ball Five: Three volleyball titles fought for this weekend

By Jay Davis | November 14, 2018

Three state champions will be crowned on Saturday as the Class AA, Class A and Class B volleyball tournaments are played simultaneously at the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center in Sioux Falls, Thursday through Saturday. Class A The Class A tournament features Big Dakota Conference teams Miller and Winner. In Class A it is all about who can unseat defending champion […]

Early injury bug made Lady Tigers learn to adapt

By Jay Davis | November 14, 2018

While the Lady Tigers did have a nine-win, 19-loss season, the team was one that overcame an injury bug to peak at the end of the year of the year and win a postseason match. After starting the season with two home losses followed by two road wins, the Lady Tigers came home to host the annual Mobridge-Pollock Invitational. The […]

Number one Miller ends Lady Tiger season in 6A semis

By Jay Davis | November 07, 2018

The number one team in state showed its colors with a 3-0 win over the Lady Tigers at the Region 6A semifinals in Miller on Thursday. The 27-2 Rustlers handled the Lady Tigers in a 25-10, 25-8, 25-13 match. “They’re fast,” said coach Rose Henderson about Miller. “That kind of made some of our heads spin. We haven’t seen a […]

Pride stop Panther run

By Jay Davis | November 07, 2018

After Timber Lake drove down the field and scored the game’s first touchdown, Canistota/Freeman scored 44 unanswered points and defeated the Panthers 44-20 in the Class 9A semifinals at Doug Kraft Field in Timber Lake on Friday. Despite the Panthers falling one game short of their first trip to the DakotaDome since 1999, coach Jordan Weisbeck said this was a […]

New pastor has X-box, Taekwondo skills

By Jay Davis | November 07, 2018

Everett Hornbostle, the new Cornerstone Community Church pastor, has a lot of experience under his black belt, but he didn’t always embrace his calling. “In 2005 or 2006 the Lord impressed on me that I was supposed to be in ministry,” Everett said. “I didn’t know what that meant other than I didn’t want to do it.” He earned his […]

KATIE ZERR: We must move forward together on the jail issue

By Jay Davis | November 07, 2018

Voters in South Dakota and Walworth County made their voices heard on Tuesday, casting ballots in an important and historic election. South Dakotans elected the first female governor in our state. Kristie Noem will serve the next four years as head of the state, with Larry Rhoden serving as lieutenant governor. Although I don’t always agree with Noem’s political strategies […]

BALL FIVE: Finals teams have long championship histories

By Jay Davis | November 07, 2018

You cannot look at this year’s slate of state championship football games without realizing how many of these teams have been there and done that before. The 14 teams playing this week in the State Football Championships at the DakotaDome in Vermillion have combined for 50 state titles. And you can add another 27 runners-up teams. Class 9AA Six seed […]