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BALL FIVE: There is going to be a humdinger here Friday

There will be a lot of who are they playing and where are they going by this time next week. Some years I know a lot more about what some of those answers are after seven games of football, but not this year. Here’s what I do know. With a 6-1 record, the Tigers are the fourth seed in Class […]

KATIE ZERR: A lesson or a power play? Neither is right

Was there no other way to get a point across other than an arrest warrant and humiliation? The ongoing “Peyton Place” soap opera-like business at the Walworth County Courthouse opened another episode as last week state’s attorney Jamie Hare issued an arrest warrant for auditor Rebecca Krein. Hare said he was sick of listening to complaints about Krein’s lack of […]

KATIE ZERR: American’s rights protected by the First Amendment

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” -First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States. As newspapers in small communities in […]

BALL FIVE: Tigers sitting fifth as football power points start to matter

It’s getting to be that time of year where teams start paying much closer attention to their seed points. In nine-man football teams are still scrapping to finish first or second in their region to get home field advantage in the first round. It used to be that way in 11B too, but no longer as the South Dakota High […]

Ruth Truax was quintessential farm wife

Funeral services for Ruth H. Truax, 93, of Mobridge, will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, at Kesling Funeral Home. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home. Visitation will be prior to the service. Ruth passed away on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019, at Walworth County Care Center in Selby. Ruth […]

BALL FIVE: Battle of two unbeatens coming up Friday in Webster

The games just keeping getting bigger for the Tigers. I would love to tell you the last time the Tigers were part of a two unbeaten team matchup this late in the season was, but I can’t. As much Mobridge history as I’ve amassed over the years, I haven’t spent much time delving into the pasts of our opposition. I […]

KATIE ZERR: Balance of power protects our rights

“If men were angels, no government would be necessary. In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty is this: You must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place, oblige it to control itself.”- James Madison, the Federalist Papers. U.S. Sen. Mike Rounds wrote in his column […]

KATIE ZERR: Simple step can help stem a serious problem

There is a serious problem in the United States that continues to grow at an alarming rate, yet the humans that have caused it refuse to take responsibility for it or take the simple step that can help to stem it. There are many concerns that come to mind in an opening statement such as the above, climate change, increasing […]

BALL FIVE: Tigers reach 4-0 for 18th time

The last time the Tigers were home they beat Aberdeen Roncalli 38-0 to become the first Tiger football team to get to 3-0 since 1998. After their 37-0 in Hot Springs, this is the first Tiger team to start the year 4-0 since, well, 1998. The ’98 team went on to win its first five games as part of a […]

Alaina Beautiful Bald Eagle : VAWRA passage vital to protect women

A guest editorial By Alaina Beautiful Bald Eagle, Editor of the West River Eagle It has been 167 days since H.R. 1585, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2019 was passed by the U.S. House of Representative with bipartisan support. Self-proclaimed “Grim Reaper,” Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has since refused to introduce the bill to the Senate floor […]


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