Cook of the Week

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Hunt nearly interrupted engagement annoucement

First grade is an exciting time for little ones, especially when the teacher that will lead them through the year is brand new to the community. When her interests are hunting and fishing and building things, well that’s even better. “This is my dream job.” Said Kari Skersick, talking about her position teaching first grade in Selby. “I didn’t know […]

Millie was an accomplished multitasker

(Editor’s note: For years, the cook of the week column has been one of the most read sections of the Mobridge Tribune. It has been a connection to our community, and our history of area families. In order to keep that connection, periodically, we will be publishing a bit of the stories and recipes from earlier columns.) Millie Brown, published […]

Rawstern’s love of vehicles has played huge role in life

When Curt was young boy he witnessed a fire get out of hand and knew immediately that he had a calling. For 41 years he’s been answering that call. Born and raised in Onida, his mother and little sister are still there. “Rawstern spelled like this is not a common name” said Curt, “so if you run into it, they […]

What started as a joke is now a successful business

MaKaylah Bell didn’t set out to own a business, but when the opportunity arose, it just seemed like a good fit. Makaylah has lived in Java with her partner Jake Fees, an applicator for Agtegra since 2015. “Buying the Clover Leaf started out as a joke’” said MaKaylah, “It really did.” She was there a lot when she was employed […]

Fitness a way of life for new chamber assistant

Sandy Frank believes in fitness. It is a requirement for her job as a National Guard soldier, but is also a way of life. “I am not a fitness freak; maybe a little OCD,” she laughed. “Being in law enforcement and the Guard made me this person.” That person likes to be organized and wants everything in an orderly manner. […]

Dawson tackles the challenges of technology

The new technology coordinator for Mobridge-Pollock High School, Dan Dawson, has a job that is ever-changing as new technology is integrated into the district. He took over the job from longtime coordinator Brian Helm, who retired from that position in June. After working with Brian for a while, Dan found it easy to fit into his new job. “I really […]

Garden fresh tomatoes are star of the season

It is the time of year when kitchen window sills across the state are filled with garden tomatoes finishing the process of the ripening. There is nothing more tasty and satisfying than biting into that first garden tomato of the season. No need to enhance the flavor of that first one. Just one-on-one; you and your first garden tomato of […]

Family, MRH&C job meet needs for challenge

Leslee Graff is the definition of a busy professional as she works at Mobridge regional Hospital as a Physician Assistant. She is also a busy mother of five children (three boys and two girls), and the wife and partner to husband John, who farms near Java. But she said she is always up for a challenge and that is one […]

Briggs continues tradition of cooking for family, friends

Cooking has had a major role in her life for as long a Lisa Briggs can remember. It started with her grandfather, a bar and restaurant owner in Kellogg , Minn., and carried on through her mother, Lorrie Rhiem, to Lisa and now her children. “My grandfather used to say, if you want to make friends, cook,” said Lisa. Lisa […]

Mobridge High School grad returns to hometown

Darcy Dykhouse, a 2002 graduate of Mobridge High School, is returning to Mobridge after living in eastern South Dakota for more than nine years. Darcy, the youngest daughter of Bud and Janice Anderson, has recently taken the position of Executive Assistant at the Mobridge Regional Hospital and Clinics. In 2008, Darcy graduated from the University of South Dakota with a […]


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