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Officials to hold jail meeting

Walworth County officials will conduct an informational meeting, Monday, Oct. 22, concerning the proposed new jail project on which voters will vote in the November election. The $10.5 project would be funded by a bond issue, which is what the voters of the county will decide in the election. Commissioners, law enforcement officials and other county officials will attend the […]

Bird numbers are up, but so are crops

The numbers say there are birds out there, but pheasant hunters had a hard time finding them during the residential opener last weekend. According to Mobridge Area GFP Conservation Officer Trevor Laine, hunters had a difficult time filling their limits, but he said the bird numbers are up from last year. “Residents had some success but not like the numbers […]

Weatherman trial postponed until Feb.

A man charged with the death of a Mobridge women in a July 2016 vehicle accident, has been postponed until February. The trial for James Weatherman of Urich, Mo., who was driving the vehicle that struck Danielle McCollom’s vehicle on U.S. Highway 83, was originally set to start this week in Edmunds County. The change of venue from Campbell to […]

Council increases dog license fees, animal at large fines

The Mobridge City Council, Tuesday, Oct. 9, approved several changes to the animal ordinance that will put more responsibility for the care and safety of their animals on the owner. City of Mobridge Ordinance 971 sets by resolution the fees to be charged for dog licensing and impound fines. License fees for spayed or neutered dogs will increase by a […]

Renovation of rodeo grounds continues

The familiar sight of the wooden bleachers, wet arena area and multiple light poles at the Mobridge Rodeo Grounds is long gone as the renovation of the facility continues. The Mobridge Rodeo Association and Mobridge Rodeo Foundation are working together to make this $2.4 million project a reality. The foundation is the non-profit formed to raise funding for the project. […]

Commission to hold two public meetings on proposed jail

The Walworth County Commissioners, Monday, Oct. 1, set two dates on which they will hold public meetings to inform taxpayers about the proposed jail project coming to a vote on Nov. 6. The commissioners, Walworth County State’s Attorney Jamie Hare and Walworth County Sheriff Josh Boll will be present to answer questions presented by residents. Two public meetings regarding the […]

City receives federal grant to pay for airport renovations

The City of Mobridge received news on Thursday, Sept. 20, that the federal grant for the rehabilitation of the Mobridge Regional Airport runways has been awarded. The Federal Aviation Administration grant of $4,099,775 is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation bill passed in Washington. It will be used to reconstruct the 4,410-foot runway and the 200 feet of taxiway, […]

Selby area community fights to keep care facility open

Members of the Selby area community gathered at the Selby Area High School Gym on Tuesday, Sept. 18, to discuss the fate of the Good Samaritan Center in that community. The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society in June reported it would be joining Sanford Health of Sioux Falls. It was later announced that the senior care facility in Selby would […]

Commission discusses alternative plans

The Walworth County Commission heard ideas for a plan for the county jail should the new $10.5 million new jail project be voted down in the November election. Commission chairman Scott Schilling had asked the commissioners and sheriff Josh Boll to bring a plan for discussion in case the voters reject the new jail proposal. Shilling asked each commissioner what […]

Multi-agency unit arrests seven on drug charges

A joint force made up of officers from across the area conducted an operation in Mobridge, Thursday, Sept. 13, that netted nine felony drug violators, as well as 16 misdemeanor drug charges. According to Walworth County Sheriff Josh Boll, local law enforcement participated in a criminal enforcement operation in Walworth County and the City of Mobridge. The operation was conducted by […]


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