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Mohr chides commissioners after election

There was plenty of action packed into a less than five-minute special meeting Friday, Feb. 9, as Marion Schlomer, of Mobridge was elected to fill the vacant seat on the commission. In a three to two vote, with Walworth County Auditor Becky Krein voting to avoid another tie (as per South Dakota law), Schlomer will now take the seat vacated […]

High tech project tour offered at gala

New technology will help those attending the Fourth Annual Grandstand Gala, Saturday, Feb. 17, to see what the rodeo grounds renovation project will accomplish. The Mobridge Rodeo Foundation’s fundraiser will include a virtual reality tour of the renovated grandstand and other buildings on the grounds. The booth will be open as long as there are those who want to take […]

Vote to fill commission seat delayed until Friday

The Walworth County Commissioners are still without a fifth commissioner as a tie vote Tuesday, Feb. 6, brought another scenario into the procedure. There were four names submitted to fill the seat vacated when Mellissa Miller, who represented District 4 in the county, resigned on Thursday, Jan 18. Mobridge residents Jeff Jensen, Duane Mohr and Duane Martin and Glenham resident […]

MP students learn Lakota at SBC

An opportunity to learn the Lakota language is now an offering for Mobridge-Pollock High School on the Mobridge campus of Sitting Bull College. There are five MP students currently enrolled in the program, which is a cooperative effort between the two education institutions. Jan Brockel, site coordinator for the Mobridge campus said the Lakota I class is good for a […]

Land sale, leases show evidence of oil development


As oil tops $65 a barrel, exports continue to increase and production of wells that were once closed down in the Bakken Oil Field rev up once again, the plan of United States oil dominance is coming to fruition. This week it is expected that U.S. oil inventories will rise for the first time in 11 weeks as production is […]

Battle with Caroli disease is daily routine for family


Area residents are organizing a benefit to help a Selby area family in the battle against a rare disease that has inflicted Taelyn Hettick, a kindergartner at Selby Area School. She is the daughter of Chris and Alexis Hettick who are both teachers at the Selby Area School. Chris is also a football, basketball, and golf coach and Alexis teaches […]

Miller resigns commission seat

Walworth County Commissioners, Thursday, Jan. 18, accepted the resignation of Commissioner Melissa Miller, who represents District 4 in Mobridge, effective immediately. Miller, in her letter of resignation said she didn’t have the time she felt was needed to do the job. Miller said her career was time consuming and didn’t in her opinion leave enough time for her commission job. […]

Big walleye tips the scale for Gouldin team

Anglers from across the United States hit the ice at 9 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 13, as the 17th Annual Mobridge Chamber of Commerce Ice Fishing Tournament’s main event was underway. There were 526 teams registered for this year’s tourney and by all reports, the fishing was better than in the past couple of years. With the cold temperatures taking a […]

Council approves MFD officers

The Mobridge City Council debated whether or not to approve a list of firefighters and the officers they elected because members of the department have not turned in paperwork needed to have them covered by the city’s insurance. Several members of the council were against approving the firefighters because of the perceived lack of cooperation from the volunteers in getting […]

Schilling elected to chair commission

Walworth County Commissioners Thursday, Jan. 4, elected Scott Schilling to serve as chairman in 2018, with Jim Houck elected to serve as vice-chair. The election was held by secret ballot by request of commissioner Houck. Schilling requested to have some time to decide on commission appointees before he makes those decisions. Commissioner Kevin Holgard pointed out there may be appointments […]


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