KATIE ZERR: Keeping the watch is important now

The problem with spring in South Dakota is after several days of sunshine, temperatures in the 70s, and the winter’s dust cleaned off the grill, Mother Nature often lets us know who is in charge. With trees budding, spring flowers pushing through the soil and yesterday’s 80 degrees, it is easy to let our guards down and expect that we […]

KATIE ZERR: It’s more important than ever to follow official guidelines

The spread of the COVID-19 virus has hit Mobridge and our West River neighbors. We knew it was coming, prayed it wouldn’t, but now we must deal with it. This means obeying the guidelines set by the CDC and the State of South Dakota. There has been no official statement about where the positive cases originated, but from reports it […]

KATIE ZERR: New normal causing a rash of bad habits

On Monday evening, I drove through Mobridge running a much-needed errand (no personal contact). I noticed something that will stick with me for a very long time. No people walking on the street. Not one person on the busiest streets of the community. There were a couple of cars on Grand Crossing. Not nearly the normal traffic. I could have […]

BALL FIVE: Tigers, Lady Tigers faced some of best players in state

While the Tigers and Lady Tigers did earn some postseason honors with All-Big Dakota Conference selections, they did not earn any considerations for all-state basketball. But they did play a lot of basketball against players who did. The Lady Tigers ran into the likes of Class A first-teamers Bella Swedlund of Winner and Kelsey Herman of Todd County, second-teamers Kaylee […]

Outside the Fence: Community has its own superheroes

We have all heard words and phrases describing this COVID-19 pandemic, from “time of war,” to “darkest hour.” We can shrug our shoulders, say it is over dramatic or we are going overboard with our precautions, but one only has to look to other parts of our country to know this is very real. We watch every day as our […]

BALL FIVE: How about a game of catch?

Here we all are, hopefully, spending our time at home. The indoors are starting to feel suffocating. Outside, it has been pretty nice, lately. Walking and yard work seem to be the only outdoor activities. Well, they don’t have to be. With all of our children’s sports shut down, and ours for that matter, what is a family to do? […]

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


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


“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 […]

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