Commission approves changes to staffing

At a special meeting held on Tuesday, Nov. 24, the Walworth County Commission voted to make changes to the number of transport officers in the county and how they are paid. At the Tuesday, Nov. 17 meeting, the commission discussed cutting the prisoner transport team to four salaried employees, due to the amount of overtime being paid with the current […]

Multiple homes, vehicles damaged in vandalism spree

Residents of a southeastern Mobridge neighborhood woke up to damaged vehicles and homes Saturday, Nov. 21, when several people went on a painting spree doing considerable damage to homes and vehicles. According to Shawn Madison, Mobridge Police Chief the first call reporting damage came in at 5:45 a.m. on Saturday when a Third Street East resident reported a vehicle had […]

Regional jail concept is ‘dead’ says Holgard

The Walworth County Commission, Tuesday, Nov. 17, heard Commissioner Kevin Holgard report the plan to form a regional jai consortium with surrounding counties has fallen apart. He told the board only three counties are now involved, which would make a regional jail too expensive to even consider. He said the concept “for right now is a dead subject.” The commission […]

Two Hearts making progress

Mobridge residents were hit hard by the news of a Mobridge-Pollock student’s death in an accident on Tuesday, Sept. 15, which claimed the life of Emily Holzer, 16, daughter of Mark and Belinda Holzer of Mobridge. Two other MPHS students were involved in the accident, Sara Cox, who suffered non-life threatening injuries and was treated at Mobridge Regional Hospital and […]

WATCH LIVE: 2020 Mobridge Snow Queen Pageant


 Thanks to the Mobridge Community’s amazing support, the Lions Club is excited to once again host this year’s Snow Queen Pageant. This event is an amazing opportunity for freshman and senior girls to connect with peers, practice skills, personally grow and represent their hometown. In response to the challenges faced by COVID-19 and to offer a safe experience for […]

Commision settles lawsuit

The Walworth County Commission, Thursday, Nov. 5,  approved signing the jail class action lawsuit settlement agreement and to pay the $91,000 attorneys fee out of the commissioners’ services and fees budget. Payment is to be made by Thursday, Nov. 12. Part of that agreement is that the former jail building cannot be used to for a holding facility or for […]

COVID cases, hospitalizations increase

The South Dakota Department of Health reported Wednesday, Nov. 11, positive COVID-19 cases in South Dakota increased by 1,362. There were 1,202 confirmed cases and 160 probable cases. There are currently 16,595 active cases of COVID-19 in the state and 543 South Dakotans are currently hospitalized. As of Monday’s report from the state Department of Health, more than 100 deaths […]

MRH&C plans expansion, renovations

An expansion project at Mobridge Regional Hospital and Clinics is a step closer to coming to fruition with an announcement last week the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development is investing over $37.5 million in Mobridge Regional Hospital & Clinics to renovate and expand their existing facility. According to MRH&C CEO John Ayoub, this renovation will create a facility […]

Breitling wins District 23 Senate seat

Voters in District 23 elected Bryan Breitling to the South Dakota State Senate Tuesday Nov. 3. Breitling received 90% of votes cast, according to the results available at press time. In the national election, incumbents President Donald J. Trump and Vice President Mike Pence (R) defeated the Democrat challengers Joseph R. Biden and Kamala Harris taking 64% of the popular […]

Mobridge sets weather records this week

The Mobridge area set several weather records between Wednesday, Oct. 21 and Tuesday, Oct. 27, both in snowfall and temperature. The snowfall recorded between those dates set records for both Thursday and Saturday, Oct. 24. On Thursday, 5.9 inches of snow fell, according to the National Weather Service in Aberdeen. That was a record for Oct. 22. The previous record […]

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