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Land shares 19 years of Iditarod race experiences

It may be the middle of June, but the A.H. Brown Library had a large dog sled in the lobby last Thursday. Karen Land, a writer and speaker, shared her stories about participating in the Iditarod Sled Dog Race alongside her dog, Noggin, last Thursday. Land has been giving talks for 19 years with her dogs at schools and libraries […]

School Board accepts Erin Dale resignation

By Orland Geigle, Prairie Pioneer The Mobridge-Pollock School Board accepted a resignation and agreed to purchase a new activity bus at their regular monthly meeting on Monday, June 10. Upper elementary and middle school principal Erin Dale had submitted her resignation to Superintendent Tim Frederick during the last week of school. The board moved to accept her resignation at their […]

Scherr-Howe Event Center rent reduction discussed at city council

The Mobridge City Council, Tuesday, June 11, was addressed by John Ayoub, the chief executive officer at Mobridge Regional Hospital and Clinics, who requested the council propose to reduce or waive the cost of renting the Scherr-Howe Event Center. MRHC frequently rents the building to host fundraising events. Ayoub said each dollar raised at those events goes directly to purchasing […]

Pink Ladies flocking homes to help those in need

Maybe you have noticed small flocks of flamingos in front yards around Mobridge lately. They are there courtesy of the Pink Ladies. The Pink Ladies were formed last year in the Bridge City. “It’s been going on statewide for years,” said Lesley Fischer. “We have about 30 members. I don’t know the exact count because we keep growing.” The Pink […]

‘Cars for Cops’ has multiple benefits

The Mobridge Police Department recently launched a new program in hopes of helping to clean-up the community and raise funds for people in need. According to Mobridge Police Chief Shawn Madison, the MPD recently implemented the program to help rid the community of old vehicles and help to build a fund that allows the department to aid people in the […]

Weather has negative impact on Ag

With warmer, drier weather expected this week, South Dakota’s farmers and ranchers are looking forward to better work conditions. According to the National Weather Service, the Mobridge area has received 3.22 inches of rain in May, which is just less than an inch above the normal precipitation in May. Since Jan. 1, 2019, 8.73 inches of precipitation has fallen in […]

Crop planting deadlines play a role

Federal crop insurance helps producers recover from circumstances beyond their control such as weather related catastrophes and to manage other business risks related to agriculture. According to Dan Biel of Marin-Biel Insurance Inc., there are dates set by the Federal Risk Management Agency to which producers must adhere in order to get full coverage on a crop. For instance, in […]

County clean-up days continue

It is not too late for Walworth County residents to do a little spring cleaning and take advantage of the county-wide clean up days. Each year the Walworth County Landfill and the communities in the county work together for a week of cleaning up the county. This week the landfill is accepting items for free that normally carry a dumping […]

Commission meeting rules again questioned

Walworth County Commission set a precedent for the open forum again on Tuesday, May 21, as chairman Scott Schilling informed those in the room that they would be removed for disruptive behavior. As the meeting was called to order, Schilling told those in the crowd that he has made contact with state officials and was informed that if someone in […]

Council initiates resident positive recognition program

The Mobridge City Council Tuesday, May 14, elected a president and vice-president and started a new recognition program by awarding a young resident for his accomplishments. During a meeting that included many annual actions, the council also recognized employees for their work in improving the community. The council elected Randy Carlson as president and Jeff Laundreaux as vice-president. The council […]


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