School board approves hiring music position

Mobridge-Pollock School Board members approved moving forward with searching for a full-time position to fill the kindergarten through fifth grade opening left with the upcoming retirement of Nancy McClellan. At the December meeting of the board, superintendent Tim Frederick had asked for time to research the possibility of hiring a part-time music teacher for that position, but told them Monday, […]

Slow bite, cold weather factors in fewer fish caught in tourney

The weather was cold, the fish few and far between, but that didn’t dampen the spirit of the 19th annual Mobridge Chamber of Commerce Tourism Committee Ice Fishing Tournament held in Mobridge over the weekend. There were 572 total fish caught in the tournament for a total of 842 pounds of walleye. Several local teams placed in the top 25, […]

Annual tourney brings friends together for fishing, vacation

Since the inception of the Mobridge Ice Fishing tournament in 2001, a group of anglers have been traveling cross-country to the event to enjoy the company, the tourney and the hospitality in Mobridge. Jeff Betsworth is part of a more than 20-angler group who make a vacation out of the annual ice fishing event in the Bridge City. He has […]

Commission amends, approves dairy facility conditional use permit

Walworth County Commissioners Tuesday, Jan. 7, approved the conditional use permit for the dairy confinement and cheese operation proposed project near Bowdle. The Commissioners convened as the County Board of Zoning Adjustment approved the permit after addressing issues concerning County Road 101, the road that will lead to the Bowdle facility. Walworth County State’s Attorney Jamie Hare told the commission […]

Commission closes out 2019

The Walworth County Commission held two special meeting this week, one concerning compensatory time and the other to conclude 2019 county business. At the Thursday, Dec. 26, meeting the commission discussed allowing some departments, if there is funding in that department’s budget, compensatory time to buy out rather than paying overtime. County auditor Rebecca Krein told the commission that according […]

Council hires new city administrator

The Mobridge City Council said goodbye to an important member of the team at the end of the year business meeting Monday, Dec. 30, and hired another part of the current team to replace her. City administrator Christine Goldsmith attended her last council meeting, as she has accepted a position with Western Dakota Tech in Rapid City. In his goodbye […]

Stolen loaner vehicle found in Bismarck

A vehicle used as a loaner car at a local business, ended up being stolen at Prairie Knights Casino and recovered in Bismarck. According to Mobridge Police Chief Shawn Madison, law enforcement was notified at 3:22 p.m. on Thursday, Dec.19, that a vehicle, a 2010 Buick LaCrosse owned by Beadle Chevrolet, was loaned to a customer had been taken while […]

Commissioners hear state CAFO tax requirements

Walworth County Commissioners heard two officials connected with Gov. Noem’s Office of Economic Development explain a program connected to the proposed confined animal feedlot operation (CAFO) near Bowdle in Walworth County. Scott Amundson explained that Gov. Noem and the Legislature have moved forward with creating a program that helps livestock development as a targeted industry in South Dakota. The 2013 […]

Officers arrest three on multiple felony charges in Mobridge

What started as a call about a stolen vehicle Monday, Dec.16, ended up in the arrest of three individuals on multiple felony drug and theft charges. According to Mobridge Police Chief Shawn Madison, area law enforcement was notified that a vehicle that had been stolen in Pine Ridge was being electronically tracked and was headed to the Mobridge area. At […]

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 […]

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