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Pam Hare has distinguished Taco Bell career

Pam (Overseth) Hare, a successful Rapid City resident, is a Mobridge native.  A region coach for Taco Bell, Pam flies around the upper Midwest overseeing 28 Taco Bell stores in Wyoming, South Dakota and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.  Her husband, Greg, is retired after 36 years at a Rapid City cement plant and while they don’t have any children, […]

Cook Aubriauna Diaz wears a lot of hats

Aubriauna Diaz, who likes to refer to herself with tongue in cheek as “Aubsome,” is the newest addition to the Selby Volunteer Ambulance team. Although she ran with them in training, this is her first official assignment since completing the National Registry test in 2018. Aubriauna wears a lot of hats, but currently she is a nanny in Selby and […]

Recipes to help you kick-off your Super Sunday

For some watching Super Bowl means the intense battle of two powerhouse teams that have earned the championships of their conferences. It is the NFC versus the AFC for dominance of the NFL. For others it is the intense battle of the advertising powerhouses we have come to expect during the timeouts of the game. Each year commercials by Budweiser, […]

Cook Manning has passions for travel, politics

Josh Manning, a fifth-grade teacher at McLaughlin Elementary School, said he isn’t your typical sports fan, chili cook and political junky, he also has a passion that knows no borders. Josh moved to Mobridge from his home town of Machesney Park, Ill., via the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, in 2018. He currently lives in the Bridge City with his orange […]

Warm up your winter with soups and casseroles

When the temperature drops we’re all looking for comfort foods to fix. There’s nothing better than having something in the oven. It makes the house warmer and the smells of supper seem to reassure us that we will have food. My friend Karol Zabel told me that in the fall she finds herself stocking her pantry like a squirrel getting […]

Cook once proclaimed tastiness of odd mixture

Growing up in Pierre in a Christian family, Cassie Beckwith was surrounded by lives that demonstrate service and she wears that mantel well. Her desire to help others is equaled only by her need to not be impotent in times of trouble. “People always tell me they couldn’t do what I do as a paramedic…in life we often come into […]

Let them eat cake and more cake!

You may or may not have heard of the Epiphany Cake that is traditionally served right after Christmas, It has three items baked in it – a thimble signifying that the finder will have an industrious year; a dime, signifying wealth to the finder; and a ring. The one who finds the ring is named Epiphany Queen or King and […]

Donna McGee takes cooking seriously

When you meet Donna McGee, it is obvious she takes cooking seriously. She has a large notebook full of recipes, and she comments on each one like an old friend. “I guess I kind of taught myself to cook,” said Donna, “I did have Home Economics as a freshman in North Carolina, but before that my 4-H leader, Margaret Masteller, […]

Tasty Christmas treats to make for the holidays

With everyone busy during the holiday season, we went back into our archives for recipes people can take to holiday parties. For Christmas and New Years, it is nice to try something new to take along to the festivities. We included cookies, sweet treats, a salad and some more unusual dishes that could just be the hit of the party. […]

Kids’ group covets Kathy Baumann’s cooking skills

By Leah Holder Stepping into the kitchen of the United Methodist Church, it is evident that both the kids there and Kathy Baumann enjoy the weekly gathering of the youth group. The kids are there to share fellowship and learning, while Kathy is there to share her skills in the kitchen. From 10 to 18 kids usually attend youth group […]


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