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KATIE ZERR: MPHS music program is outstanding

I am sitting at my desk, so ramped up I couldn’t do my normal Tuesday night work. Usually I am here setting stories and pictures on the templates that will be sent through three other computers and on to the press on Wednesday at noon. It is a tedious job. If I am in the wrong frame of mind, it […]

Ball Five: Assistant coach even more valuable this season

The winter athletic schedule was supposed to start on Saturday in Ft. Pierre, but the weather put an end to that. The wrestlers still get to start things when they head to Redfield to dual the Pheasants tomorrow evening. The basketball team should have no problem getting their season underway as there are no storms on the horizon this weekend. […]

KATIE ZERR: Small changes make a big difference

I was raised in a family that was taught to care for the environment and put back more than we take out. That is why I am more than disturbed that our president is ignoring facts put in front of him when it comes to climate change. This is nothing new for our president. He and facts have a strained […]

Ball Five: Sooners are somehow in this thing

It is hard to believe my Oklahoma Sooners may be one Big 12 Championship win over Texas on Saturday from competing in the College Football Playoff semifinals. In the second-to-last week of the regular season, the Sooners are ranked fifth with an 11-1 record. Their offense is historically good. The Sooners are on pace to set a new record for […]

KATIE ZERR: Work to save our facility underway

Will the community of Mobridge be able to save the elder care facility in the community from closing the doors? Can this move by Black Hills Receiver, LLC, be stopped on any level? These are questions that a group of area residents are seeking in order to save this facility and keep a home for these residents. There are so […]

BALL FIVE: Tiger football to celebrate 100 years

Next fall is a landmark season for the Tiger football team. According to my records, the Tigers went 3-0-1 under Fred “Bat” Nelson in 1919. That makes the 2019 season a reason to celebrate 100 years of the young men of Mobridge (and recently Pollock) donning the black and orange and trying to whip their opponents every Friday night. Through […]

KATIE ZERR:Commission needs our support in finding a solution

Where do we go from here? Now that the bond issue to fund a $10.5 million dollar jail facility was soundly defeated, what is the next step? After the Tuesday, Nov. 6, election, the Walworth County Commission is back to square one. They now have more decisions to make when it comes to what is next for the current facility […]

Ball Five: Three volleyball titles fought for this weekend

Three state champions will be crowned on Saturday as the Class AA, Class A and Class B volleyball tournaments are played simultaneously at the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center in Sioux Falls, Thursday through Saturday. Class A The Class A tournament features Big Dakota Conference teams Miller and Winner. In Class A it is all about who can unseat defending champion […]

KATIE ZERR: We must move forward together on the jail issue

Voters in South Dakota and Walworth County made their voices heard on Tuesday, casting ballots in an important and historic election. South Dakotans elected the first female governor in our state. Kristie Noem will serve the next four years as head of the state, with Larry Rhoden serving as lieutenant governor. Although I don’t always agree with Noem’s political strategies […]

BALL FIVE: Finals teams have long championship histories

You cannot look at this year’s slate of state championship football games without realizing how many of these teams have been there and done that before. The 14 teams playing this week in the State Football Championships at the DakotaDome in Vermillion have combined for 50 state titles. And you can add another 27 runners-up teams. Class 9AA Six seed […]


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