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Commission changes course, terminates Krein at landfill

(Editor’s note: Due to policy changes at Youtube, the Walworth County Commission meeting can be viewed at https://www.facebook.com/Walworth-County-Selby-SD-180721063390393). The Walworth County Commission met on Thursday, Feb. 25, and decided to retain retiring auditor Becky Krein as a part-time landfill supervisor and then on Tuesday, March 2, terminated her from that position. At the Feb. 25 meeting, after an executive session, […]

Singing Bridge now open to traffic

The Highway 1806 bridge, known as the “singing bridge”, west of Mobridge and north of Highway 12 over the Grand River, is now open to vehicular traffic. On Feb. 20, 2021, the Department of Transportation closed the bridge as a safety precaution due to observed distress reported on the bridge. Preliminary indications were that due to the recent extreme cold […]

One new case reported in Walworth County Friday

The South Dakota Department of Health report for Friday, Feb. 26,  the number of new positive COVID-10 cases jumped by 143new cases with 103confirmed and 40 probable positive cases in the report. South Dakotans hospitalized with the virus is at 96 with the number of South Dakotans ever hospitalized with the virus is at 6,591. There are 108,284 recovered cases […]

Singing Bridge on Highway 1806 West of Mobridge Now Open to Vehicular Traffic

MOBRIDGE, S.D. –The Highway 1806 bridge, known as the “singing bridge”, west of Mobridge and north of Highway 12 over the Grand River, is now open to vehicular traffic. On Feb. 20, 2021, the Department of Transportation closed the bridge as a safety precaution due to observed distress reported on the bridge. Preliminary indications were that due to the recent […]

Falling concrete alerts family to damage on Singing Bridge

UPDATE: On February 25, 2021, the South Dakota Department of Transportation announced the Singing Bridge is re-open to vehicular traffic with restrictions. The Highway 1806 bridge, known as the “singing bridge”, west of Mobridge and north of Highway 12 over the Grand River, is now open to vehicular traffic. On Feb. 20, 2021, the Department of Transportation closed the bridge […]

Flexible working plan keeps virus infections in schools to minimum

To say the end of the 2019-20 school year and the 2020-21 school year have been unusual is an understatement to say the least. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed every aspect of the everyday operation of the district’s schools. As the positive cases of the virus infections have lessened in the area and the district itself, the manner in which […]

Mobridge family faces health crisis with humor, hope

A Mobridge family is dealing with a health crisis of the highest priority as the patriarch faces heart and kidney transplants. The Jim Tolley family, Jim, Mariah, Joe and Michael, are dealing with an issue 20 years in the making. At age 47, congestive heart failure has caught up with Jim, after being diagnosed with the condition when he was […]

Auctions, prizes plentiful at annual MRA Grandstand Gala fundraiser

The Mobridge Rodeo Association’s (MRA) seventh annual Grandstand Gala fundraiser will have a wide variety of auction items and prizes that will appeal to everyone. The premier fundraiser for the MRA, which raises funding for renovation projects at the Mobridge Rodeo Grounds, will be held Saturday, Feb. 20, at the Mobridge Moose Club beginning at 4 p.m. with social hour […]

Documentary follows the creation of Lopez’s MP Tiger sculpture

Renown South Dakota artist John Lopez is working to cement the City of Mobridge’s reputation as a center of fine art as the city will soon be home to two Lopez sculptures. For three years Mobridge has been home to Lopez’s “Walleye Up” and will soon have a Mobridge-Pollock tiger mascot up at the high school. Lopez is an internationally […]

Council approves garbage rate hike starting March 1

The Mobridge City Council Tuesday, Feb. 9, approved a 65 cent rate increase for the garbage pick-up in the city. The city entered into a three-year contract with Heartland Waste management for the city’s garbage pickup. Starting on March 1, 20121, the cost of individual home garbage pick-up will be $17.40 per month. The city had two options from which […]


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