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Community has not yet heard the last from me

This column may come as a surprise to some of the readers of the Tribune as I am supposed to have retired at the first of the year. I will continue to write stories, columns and editorials for the Tribune as long as they need me to do that. The most important aspect to a change in this position at […]

Favorite teams struggled through 2021

Watching the Vikings fail miserably in Green Bay on Sunday night made me think back to what a woeful 2021 my favorite sports teams had. After high hopes to start the season, the Vikings are sitting at 7-9 and are on the outside looking in with one game to play. What I thought was going to be pretty good football […]

Distance between Seattle and Mobridge is much more than 1,000 miles

It was only two months ago that I was busting my butt to fill up my vehicle with as many of my possessions as I could cram into it. I started at 8 a.m. and I finished at 2 a.m. I didn’t rest. I had spread my roots in my old home for two decades. There was a lot of […]

KATIE ZERR: Climate change biggest culprit in 2021 misery

Are we ready for a year in which the results of the weather are the dominant force that drives American lives? It is hard to pinpoint what made 2021 such a miserable year for so many people in this country. I have my personal reasons for not wanting to look back at 2021. It will always be a painful and […]

Christmas list is short and to the point

It is amazing how fast 2021 went by. It was another unusually stressful year for some of us. We certainly didn’t need the Omicron strain of COVID-19 adding to an already hectic time of the year. This year my Christmas wish list is short. I wish people would put aside their political stubbornness and get vaccinated. It is the only […]

BALL FIVE: Annual Rotary Classic tips off Saturday

The weather outside is only going to be in the teens on Saturday, but it’s going to get warm inside Mobridge-Pollock High School Gymnasium with the playing of the annual Mobridge Rotary Basketball Classic. The main games will be, as they have been for the last five years, what I like to call the cross-county rivalry between Mobridge-Pollock and Herreid/Selby […]

Even a ‘drop in the bucket’ is a good start

On Wednesday morning, Dec. 15, it was 30 degrees at 6:15 a.m. There is no snow on the ground in Mobridge, but that is about to change according to weather forecasts. Winds of up to 60 mph will blow around a couple of inches of snow later today and we are about to be reminded what winter is in South […]

KATIE ZERR: Adding sexists to labels is not really disturbing

Is it fair to judge Gov. Kristi Noem because of her gender? Would we as females put up with listening to males judge her because she is not one of them? It angers me when this happens to female politicians. Then I found out this week that I am sexist. It was pointed out to me by a friend and […]

BALL FIVE: Lady Tigers tip off first; host Cheyenne-Eagle Butte Frida

The high school basketball season tips off in earnest this weekend, starting with the Lady Tigers and Cheyenne-Eagle Butte Braves reuniting their rivalry at Mobridge-Pollock High School Gymnasium on Friday. The Tigers open on Tuesday. They will be joining the Lady Tigers on a road trip to Aberdeen for a doubleheader with Aberdeen Roncalli. There will be a lot of […]

BALL FIVE: Like college teams, Tigers in coach search

There was upheaval in the college football world this weekend when the coaches of my favorite team, the Oklahoma Sooners, and teammate Katie Zerr’s favorite team, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, jumped ship and moved on to new college teams. When Lincoln Riley left the Sooners for USC on Sunday and Brian Kelly left the Irish for LSU on Monday, […]


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