About Jay Davis

Tigers open wrestling season Saturday at Stanley County

By Jay Davis | December 02, 2021

The Tiger wrestling room is not fraught with wrestlers this year, but those who are there have plenty of experience on the mat for first-year head coach Sam Merkel. While none of the six varsity wrestlers are seniors, four are juniors and two are sophomores. All of them had successes last year. “We’re young but we’re talented,” said Merkel. “They […]

Jody Olheiser not only taught, but learned from her students

By Jay Davis | December 02, 2021

Jody Marie Olheiser’s story began on May 11, 1975, born to Gary and Barbara (Mindt) Fiedler in Mobridge. She grew up one of nine Fiedler children in the tight-knit community of Glenham. Oh, the childhood stories that could be told if the streets of Glenham could talk! On a tamer note, Jody’s love for learning began in the Glenham school […]

Wayne Vander Laan started seed company in wife’s kitchen

By Jay Davis | December 02, 2021

Funeral services for Wayne Vander Laan, 85, of Mound City, were held on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021, at Hope Reformed Church in Westfield, North Dakota. Burial was at Dale Cemetery under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge. Wayne passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021, at Mobridge Regional Hospital. Arend Wayne Vander Laan was the first-born child to […]

Alice Pollock made legendary chocolate chip cookies

By Jay Davis | December 02, 2021

The funeral for Alice L. (Meisner) Pollock, 95, of Pollock, was held on Monday, Nov. 29, 2021, at Pollock Memorial Presbyterian Church with Pastor Floyd Haan officiating. Burial was at Spring Valley Cemetery under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge. Alice L. Pollock died Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021, of natural causes, with family present. Her heart was always […]

Payton Wientjes served on Air Force missile bases

By Jay Davis | December 02, 2021

Funeral services for Payton Wientjes, 31, of Mobridge, were held on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021, at Family Worship Center. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge. Payton passed away on Friday, Nov. 19, 2021, at Rapid City Regional Hospital. Payton Wilder Sealy Wientjes was born on April 21, 1990, at Bedford, Texas. He […]

Dennis Zimmerman was talented woodworker

By Jay Davis | December 02, 2021

Dennis Zimmerman, 79, of Belle Fourche, died at his home on Nov. 19, 2021. He was born on July 6, 1942, in Mobridge, to Sam and Sophie (Hoffer) Zimmerman. He grew up and went to school Mobridge. During high school he played varsity football, wrestled and was on the B basketball team. He often said that his coach, Bert Dent, […]

Lady Tigers stacked up stats during 24-9 season

By Jay Davis | December 02, 2021

The Lady Tigers had another strong season going 24-9 and making it to the SoDak 16 for the third year in a row and fifth time in six years. Breaking down the wins, the Lady Tigers won 66 sets to 27 for their opponents. In total points, the Lady Tigers outscored the opposition 2,154 to 1,1721. Of their points, 1,409 […]

Slow start led to Tigers finishing season at 3-5

By Jay Davis | December 02, 2021

After a slow start in which it took until game three to get on the scoreboard, the Tigers finished the football season with a 3-5 record. Most of the games were close as two of their wins and three of their losses were decided in the fourth quarter. With that, the Tigers came up just a bit behind their opponents […]

BALL FIVE: Like college teams, Tigers in coach search

By Jay Davis | December 02, 2021

There was upheaval in the college football world this weekend when the coaches of my favorite team, the Oklahoma Sooners, and teammate Katie Zerr’s favorite team, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, jumped ship and moved on to new college teams. When Lincoln Riley left the Sooners for USC on Sunday and Brian Kelly left the Irish for LSU on Monday, […]

Della Berndt baked three cakes at a time for bevy of kids

By Jay Davis | November 25, 2021

Celebration of Life Service for Della Berndt will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 29, 2021, at Family Worship’s Edge Event Center, 1708 West Grand Crossing, Mobridge. A fellowship meal will follow immediately after the service. Della passed away Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021, at Mobridge Regional Hospital. Her interment will take place in the summer of 2022 at […]