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KATIE ZERR: Many work together for successful results

If people from many nations can compromise and work together for the good of a small group, why can’t people from one nation work together for the good of the many? Several times this week we have seen incredible outcomes when many people work together with one common goal. On the local level, Mobridge area residents, including our neighbors from […]

BALL FIVE: Major League pay gap leaves WNBA, NBA stars and fans to wonder: why?

You might have been expecting Jay Davis to be writing a column on how the Chicago Cubs had three MLB All-Stars, but should have probably had the entire roster composed of Chicago’s North Side. Instead, Jay is out on vacation and I, the summer intern, will be filling in his place for next two weeks. Over the weekend, NBA stars […]

KATIE ZERR: ‘We must have the courage to do what is morally right’

“A free press is the unsleeping guardian of every other right that free men prize; it is the most dangerous foe of tyranny… Under dictatorship the press is bound to languish… But where free institutions are indigenous to the soil and men have the habit of liberty, the press will continue to be the Fourth Estate, the vigilant guardian of […]

BALL FIVE: Soccer rules leave me a World Cup wonderer

I’m sure there are a lot of soccer fans out there who are all wrapped up in the World Cup. Sorry, but I can’t enjoy your enthusiasm. The Fair Play tiebreaker is silly, as is a match were both teams want to lose. If you have paid even less attention than I have to World Cup, here’s a brief synopsis […]

KATIE ZERR: Pride on display along ‘Walleye Way’

Years of wishing, dreaming and determination were rewarded Friday when John Lopez brought the cowboy riding walleye sculpture to its permanent home. “Walleye Up” sits on a pedestal, south of Main Street along Walleye Way. The work is a fascinating piece that depicts the history of Mobridge and the area in incredible detail, all created with metal objects that are […]

BALL FIVE: Cubs are missing the Brizzo effect

As the halfway point nears in Major League Baseball, my Chicago Cubs have not been the team I anticipated they would be this year. It’s not that they have been bad, it’s just that they have not been the dominant team it seemed like they were going to be. Seventy-seven games in, the Cubs are nine games over .500 at […]


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