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Getting vaccinated crucial to normalcy

After more than a year of staying in our homes, away from our loved ones, away from friends and family and being quarantined again and again, we have the opportunity to reach a goal that scientists and medical professionals say will mean controlling the COVID-19 pandemic. As we did with Ebola, SARS and many influenza varients in the past 50 […]

BALL FIVE: State track meets facing format change

Last week the South Dakota High School Activities Association finalized their decision to have the three state track meets all run at individual sites. With the state meets being in the Black Hills this year, that means Mobridge-Pollock and their fellow Class A teams will compete both days at Lyle Hare Stadium in Spearfish, while the Class B meet will […]

KATIE ZERR: Women too, have the right to live freely

Why are we questioning the right to live freely during this pandemic, when a certain segment of our society has not been able to truly live freely for centuries? Many are pushing the violation of the basic rights of Americans to live freely as a reason they do not abide by the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions set to stem the spread […]

BALL FIVE: Olson,Thompson set MPHS records, all-times lists next

Did you miss me? I bet you didn’t even know I was gone. I was. I just spent five days in warm, sunny Savannah, Georgia, witnessing daughter Ryann’s wedding. We had a blast to say the least. New son-in-law, Alex Aponte, is a gem. His family is also wonderful. We have a new extended family, caught up with loved ones […]

KATIE ZERR: Community has lost a great friend in Don

Mobridge lost a dedicated public servant this week when former Mobridge Fire Chief and Warhawk Emergency Manager Don Opie died at a care facility in Gettysburg. That is how most people knew Don, through his work with emergency services. His dedication to making the Mobridge Fire Department into a well-trained group that was ready to take on any challenge was […]

KATIE ZERR: There is light at the end of the tunnel

When we look at what is happening in the business sector in our community, is there a light at the end of the tunnel? I have phone calls and visitors in my office asking about what is happening to Mobridge businesses. There are empty buildings, closed doors and questions about whether or not our town is closing down because of […]

BALL FIVE: Even the seniors are running in their first Early Bird

Four years ago to the day, April 7, 2017, the Aberdeen Central JV boys and the Sully Buttes girls won the team titles at the Mobridge-Pollock Early Bird track meet. Believe it or not, that is the last time the Early Bird was run. Every member of the Mobridge-Pollock track and field team is competing in his or her very […]

KATIE ZERR: Is there no shame in politics these days?

Remember when politicians were held to a higher standard and expected to act accordingly? It wasn’t all that long ago. In fact, some politicians fell from grace and had the decency to leave the national limelight, for far less than what has been ignored in Washington, D.C., for the past decade or so. In fact, it has been nearly 10 […]

KATIE ZERR: COVID shot reaction taught me a lesson

First of all, I would like to apologize to all of those at whom I sniggered when they complained about having a reaction to their COVID vaccinations. I humbly apologize to my male friends who told me about their reactions while my inner judge rolled her eyes and whose inner voice called them wimpy and not very manly. The first […]

BALL FIVE: Boys hit state gym floors next with what should be two exciting tourneys

The girls’ weekend of state tournament basketball provided some excellent play, exciting moments and star-studded action. The Lady Wolverines from Herreid/Selby Area proved they deserved to be called one of the very best teams in Class B with their play over the weekend. The boys are up next with their state tournaments being played Thursday through Saturday. The Class A […]


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