About Trent Abrego

Social media can be tool or distraction

By Trent Abrego | August 01, 2018

Facebook and Instagram announced that they were rolling out time limit options and the first thing that came to my mind was: good. Social media is extremely popular with my age demographic, but too many times the time our age group spends together is dominated by cellular devices. It’s hard to have a conversation with someone who has their attention […]

Rubble Site ablaze

By Trent Abrego | August 01, 2018

On early Saturday morning, a call was made for a fire at the rubble site on Lakefront Drive. The fire prompted the fire sirens to sound in town. There is no suspicion about what started the fire, according to Police Chief, Shawn Madison. It’s clear to officials that the fire started by itself. “It looked like they were just all […]

Crazy Days, Arts in the Park to attract shoppers this weekend

By Trent Abrego | August 01, 2018

This weekend in Mobridge is sure to be a busy one with a fishing tournament, Arts in the Park, Crazy Days and a demolition derby. On Crazy Days local businesses offer good deals at their stores, well below normal prices. “There will be some of the best prices that these stores will have all year,” Mobridge Area Chamber of Commerce […]

Demolition Derby scheduled this Saturday

By Trent Abrego | August 01, 2018

The 25th Mobridge Demolition Derby will take place at the Mobridge Rodeo Grounds on Saturday, August 4. This year the Mobridge Demolition Derby will feature a four on four team derby, limited build and power wheels. There will also be a raffle car. Raffle tickets will be for sale at the demolition derby, and three winners will be picked. The […]

City Council introduces preliminary 2019 budget

By Trent Abrego | August 01, 2018

On Tuesday night, the Mobridge City Council revealed their 2019 budget summary. The proposed expenditure budget is at $10,450,803. That number is over 4.5 million more than the 2018 budget. The proposed airport runway project would take over 4.4 million to complete, if the funding isn’t provided. There is a chance, that Mobridge could have the project fully funded by […]

Keller Relay set for Saturday

By Trent Abrego | July 25, 2018

Abby’s Benefit Relay will take place on Saturday, July 28 at the Moose Lodge with free will spaghetti and salad dinner starting at 5:00 p.m. Abby Keller, a 16-year old from Trail City, was diagnosed with anaplastic large cell lymphoma. The relay for Abby came by suggestion from her friend, Carli Fuhrer. Lisa Merkel and Fuhrer decided to team up […]

Abrego: ‘Mobridge is a great community’

By Trent Abrego | July 25, 2018

Dear Mobridge, I came to this small town in hopes of two things, move to where I didn’t know anyone and get a good learning experience. I am glad to say that I did both of these things effectively. My first run in with Mobridge was when I met editor, Katie Zerr at an internship fair at South Dakota State. […]

Keller kids use piggy banks to help others

By Trent Abrego | July 25, 2018

Matson Keller knew exactly what he was going to do with his piggy bank that contained loose change from around the house and his allowance. It wasn’t until the right opportunity arose, when he went through with it. It all began at the Dacotah Bank drive-through, where Matson and his siblings, Claire and Carson, saw a donation box for backpacks. […]

GFP conservation officer: Pheasants unaffected by July 4 storm

By Trent Abrego | July 25, 2018

Despite a July 4 storm that yielded heavy winds and rainfall, the local pheasant population isn’t expected to be affected, according to Game, Fish and Parks conservation officer. While there were localized reports of damaged birds, the GFP isn’t expecting any ramifications to the local pheasant population. Winds during the storm reached upwards to 95 mph, but the storm didn’t […]

New Register of Deeds appointed at County Commission meeting

By Trent Abrego | July 25, 2018

On Monday night, at a Walworth County special commission meeting, a new register of deeds was appointed and a date for the jail project election was set. Casi Thomason of Selby was appointed to be the new Walworth County Register of Deeds. Thomason was the former Deputy Register of Deeds. The register of deeds is a position where the governmental […]