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KATIE ZERR: Fulkerson’s words hit the nail on the head

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There are people who just know what to say when it comes to these kinds of situations we are now facing in our nation, state and community. Other people go about it in the wrong manner. It is easy to condemn actions by others when you will take none. It is easy to complain and do nothing to make life […]

BALL FIVE: Since NFL is keeping busy, here’s some Vikings news

While the league did take a little flak last week for keeping its offseason going, that the NFL is working from offices and telephones to conduct league business is a good thing. It’s much better than talking about my new office in the basement with my only coworker the constant tick tock of the clock on the wall. As up […]

BALL FIVE: We have to be serious about doing our part right now

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“Ask not what staying home on the couch can do for you, but what staying home on the couch can do for your country.” That is a quote from Oliver Luck who is the commissioner of the XFL and the father of recently retired NFL player Andrew Luck. Many people in our neck of the woods aren’t taking those words […]

KATIE ZERR: Take advantage of MP student excellence

Are we taking advantage of the quality entertainment provided us by the Mobridge-Pollock students? Do we, as a citizenry, support out students in their journey through their school years? Judging by the crowds at the sports events throughout the year, the answer could be yes to both questions. But there is so much more to the students of MP school […]

BALL FIVE: Weight room upgrade was necessary for future success

Whenever something is done to create a better world for those around us, there are skeptics. Remember a decade ago when we needed a new school? There were more than a handful of people who thought it was too much. In fact, I had conversations with people who thought that even putting a gymnasium in the school was a waste […]

BALL FIVE: Lady Tigers had a lot of accomplishments in 10-win season

While the Lady Tigers did not get to accomplish all of their goals this year, they did reach a lot of them. If you read and remember from a week ago, Lady Tiger coach Stephen Hettick said in the preseason the team filled out goal sheets and one of the big ones was that they wanted to get to .500 […]

KATIE ZERR: Near tragedy hits close to our home

Living in a small community has its advantages and its drawbacks. This week our small town held a roller coaster of emotions for me. I went from having immense pride in my little town to having heart-wrenching reaction as I heard about three local men going through the ice of Lake Oahe. I was proud of our community Thursday while […]

Replacing pitchforks with understanding, healing

As the fallout from a young athletes social media post spreads through South Dakota and beyond its borders, the communities involved can set an example by moving forward with positive action instead of negative repercussions. I have not seen the snippet nor do I have the desire to do so. I know many people have and many have described it […]

BALL FIVE: Postseason came up on us in a hurry

Man, it’s been a long winter. On the other hand, how could the winter sports season be so short? We are starting the postseason far too quickly for me. The wrestlers get the party started at the Region 4B Wrestling Tournament in Hill City on Saturday. That means we’re are just a week and half away from the state tournament. […]

KATIE ZERR: Is this all worth making a point?

How far do we need to go to make a point? In making a point does it matter who it will cost? On Tuesday, Feb. 18, a trial is set to take place in Fifth Circuit Court in Selby with Judge Scott Myren presiding. Walworth County Auditor Rebecca Krein is charged with not providing material relating to open meeting agenda […]


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