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Delays create changes in airport construction costs, contracts

The Mobridge City Council Tuesday, Dec. 10, approved the grant initiation request for federal assistance with the continuation of the Mobridge Regional Airport renovation project. The request will notify the Federal Aviation Administration and state aviation offices of the intent to continue work on the Mobridge airport that was started during the 2019 construction season. The funds will be used […]

Kost to serve time for sentence violations

An Mobridge woman will serve time in the state penitentiary after admitting to violating the terms of her suspended imposition of sentence. Kendra Kost, 40, was sentenced Monday, Dec. 9, to serve 18 months in the penitentiary after she admitted the violations. The sentence stems from a 2017 Class 5 felony charge of unauthorized ingestion of a controlled substance. Two […]

Commission to move forward with Java building demolition

Walworth County Commissioners Tuesday, Dec. 3, took steps to complete a demolition project that has been a topic of discussion for about four years. The commission decided to move forward with taking down a building on county-owned property on Main Street in Java. The building, according to commission chair Scott Schilling, has deteriorated in the past year and that has […]

MRA Foundation Gala fundraiser includes something for everyone

The Mobridge Rodeo Association sixth annual Grandstand Gala will be held on Saturday, Feb. 22, at the Moose Lodge. Social hour and games (winnings include guns and other miscellaneous items) are from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. The prime rib meal will start at 5:30 p.m. with the live and silent auctions to follow. “Everyone come out and enjoy a […]

Small businesses adjust to meet their customer’s demands

On Saturday, Nov. 30, in towns across the country, residents are encouraged to patronize small and local brick and mortar businesses in their communities. Small Business Saturday was created 10 years ago as a way to remind shoppers that by shopping locally, they are helping to support local business owners and the economy of their communities. Each sale in a […]

Crow Ghost sentenced for GRC points scheme

A Fort Yates, N.D., woman was sentenced to serve 160 days in federal prison by U.S. District Judge Charles B. Kornmann on Monday, Nov. 18, after pleading guilty to theft by an employee of an Indian gaming establishment. Candace Crow Ghost, 42, must also serve 24 months of supervised release, and pay more than $5,300 in restitution. She must also […]

MP fourth and fifth grade concert to be Nov. 25

The Mobridge-Pollock fourth and fifth grade winter concert will be held in the Middle School Theater on Monday, Nov. 25 at 7 p.m. The concert will begin with the Tiger Music Choir, followed by the fourth and fifth music classes presenting “We  Winter!”  The students will share songs about winter and perform with Boomwhackers and recorders. Fourth and fifth students and Tiger […]

Commission hears plan for large CAFO dairy project near Bowdle

Walworth County Commissioners heard a promising presentation about an industry in the county, made moves to make the 2020 budget legal and discussed hiring an advisor for the board. Jeremy Hoffman of Bowdle told the commissioners he is planning a Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation, (CAFO) near Bowdle that will contain up to 7,000 head of dairy cattle at full capacity. […]

Hare key to budget legality

The question of whether the process of passing the Walworth County’s 2020 budget was legal is still murky, with opinions from several sources failing to produce clear cut answers. On Tuesday, Walworth County Auditor Rebecca Krein said passing the budget with a motion and not reading the resolution as required, (South Dakota Codified Law Title 7, Chapter 21, the budgeting […]

Council deals with water system issues

The Mobridge City Council heard Tuesday, Nov. 12, information on work needed in the water department and heard about resolution for an ongoing issue. Tyrel Clark of Moore Engineering presented information on issues with the three locations in the water department: the water treatment raw water pumphouse, the treatment plant and the wastewater plant. Clark told the council through a […]


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