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Jenny While catches, cooks and eats her supper

Jenny While was born and raised here in Mobridge and has lived here her whole life. She graduated from Mobridge High School in 1989. Soon after, she married her husband, Wade While, who she had met in 1988. She lives in Mobridge with her husband. “I met Wade because he had gotten a job at Red Owl Grocery as a […]

Tips for how to keep your garden healthy

As summer comes to a close and gardens become abundant, it’s time to harvest your favorite fresh vegetables. Whether you acquire some produce from a friend or have your own garden, here are some garden vegetable recipes you can make from fresh produce along with some tips on how you can keep your garden healthy for next year. Here are […]

Zucchini season upon us, here are some recipes

In a Christmas letter from a friend in Napoleon N.D., I found this gem. She was touting the benefits of living in a small town. She said, “Napoleon is a wonderful place to live and bring up your children. It is safe. In fact we don’t lock our car or our house except in zucchini season.” The wonderful, dreaded, prolific […]

Spicing up your catch of the day

Fishing season is well underway. We see more and more people enjoying the water and catching fish every day. Walleye and northern pike are some of the fish that you can catch in Lake Oahe. They are packed with proteins and healthy amino acids, but most importantly they taste great! Here are a few ways to spice up your catch […]

1979 MHS grad shares his cooking tips and tricks

Kevin Vojta is a longtime Mobridge resident. He has lived here his whole life and the Vojtas have made quite a name for themselves. Kevin has his own carpet installation business. His wife, Dori, is a nurse practitioner/midwife at the Mobridge Regional Hospital and Clinics. His daughter, Rachel, is a certified chef who cooks at Homespun. His son, Logan, has […]

Maher reopens Donnie’s Breakfast Diner and Pizzeria

Donnie Maher is a man of many talents. Donnie was born and raised in Chicago, IL where he developed a taste for true Chicago style pizza. He spent his childhood going to school, playing music and learning how to cook from his family and peers. He graduated from Antioch High school and soon after, left his hometown to pursue his […]

‘They weren’t all Norwegian,’ but these recipes are

The Living History this July is called “They weren’t all Norwegian” by Marlys Jundt. Even though Norwegians were the earliest and most predominant group in this area, Marlys wanted to note the other nationalities who came to this area. She has featured the Irish, Italians, Greeks and Germans who came a little later on. Lorraine Anderson will be the narrator […]

Libations sure to impress July 4 celebration visitors

Summer is finally here! After a harsh winter, a warm welcome to summer is exactly what everyone needs. Summer is the time for relaxing but it is also a time to enjoy the festivities of the community. The Fourth of July is right around the corner, and it’s the perfect time to impress your friends and guests with these summer […]

Mikayla Whirlwind Horse knows what’s for supper

Mikayla Whirlwind Horse has been cooking for a long time. Since a young age, she has learned the tricks of the trade from her parents and peers. She was born and raised in Sioux Falls, where she graduated from Roosevelt High School in 2012. She is relatively new to the area, moving here from Sioux Falls in December of 2014. […]

Cook Monica Weninger-Schmaltz has active life

Monica Weninger-Schmaltz (Phehín ša Wašté Wín) is a staple in the Mobridge community. She was born and raised in Mobridge and has built her life here. She grew up in a busy household as she is the youngest of eight siblings. She currently resides with her husband, Kurt Schmaltz, her daughter, Phoebe Schmaltz and her two large labradors, Lucky Duck […]

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