30th Annual Quarry Days a Big Hit in Dell Rapids

2017QuarryDays2With blue skies and near perfect temperatures in the lower 70s all weekend, the 30th Annual Dell Rapids Quarry Days was a huge success for the Dell Rapids Chamber of Commerce.  Some of the comments around town and on social media have praised the chamber for an outstanding weekend.

“Best Quarry Days in the 22 years we’ve lived here.  Well done!,” said one comment on Facebook. 2017QuarryDays3

Another comment on Facebook said, “A huge shout out to the Chamber.  This year’s Quarry Days was as close to perfect as it gets!”

2017QuarryDays1The Dell Rapids Chamber had a mix of classic Quarry Day events along with some new events for the 30th annual celebration.  The celebration started on Friday, June 23rd with the Quarry Days Golf Tournament.  Other classic events over the weekend included the ESA 5k Run/Walk, parade, 3-on-3 basketball tournament, vendors in the park, L.G. Everist train rides, fishing derby, “Blast from the Past” car show, and the fireworks display to close out the event on Sunday, June 25th.

Some of the newer events this year included an Ag Olympics put on by the Dell Rapids FFA, co-ed sand volleyball tournament, Dell Rapids firefighters obstacle course and smokehouse, Champions Forever Crevier basketball spectacular, and Dueling Duo. 2017QuarryDays4

This year’s street dance also featured two bands.  The Brandon Jones Band opened the street dance at 7:00 p.m., and then Judd Hoos rocked the crowed late into the night on Saturday, June 24th.  There was a near-record attendance of over 1,200 at this year’s street dance.

Dell Rapids Chamber board members have said that this year’s celebration may have been the most well-attended in recent years throughout the entire weekend of events.

Dell Rapids Community Blood Drive Scheduled July 6th

CommunityBloodBankDell Rapids, SD- Avera Dells Area Health Center and Community Blood Bank will host a community blood drive on Thursday, July 6 from 7:00am to 11:00am and 12:30pm to 2:30pm at Avera Dells Area Health Center.

“The first few weeks of summer have been difficult keeping up with demands. We have been on the edge of a critical needs appeal and are in need of all blood types to keep up the supply,” states Rita Nelson, Donor Consultant, Community Blood Bank. “As more people travel on the road and water ways throughout the summer, unexpected situations that require blood transfusions occur more frequently. Maintaining healthy blood supply levels ensures quick response to those needs within the community and allows for seasonal upswings in blood usage.”

The only way Community Blood Bank can meet the needs of the hospitals it serves is through volunteer blood donors donating blood at blood drives. Community Blood Bank uses 550 unit of blood per week to service 34 local hospitals including Avera Dells Area Health Center, Sanford Medical Center, Avera McKennan Hospital, VA Medical Center and Avera Heart Hospital.

Donors must be at least 17 years of age (16 years old with a signed parent consent form), weigh 110 lbs or more and be in good general health. Please bring an ID with you. It is recommended that donors eat and drink plenty of fluid prior to donating blood.

The donation process only takes 25 – 30 minutes on the bloodmobile. For appointments or more information call 428-5431 or log onto www.cbblifeblood.org. Walk-ins are welcome.

Anne “Annie” Getty

Anne GettyAnne M. “Annie” Getty, 77, died Fri., June 23, 2017. Her funeral service will be 11 AM Tue., June 27 at George Boom Funeral Chapel in Brandon. Visitation begins at 5 PM Mon., June 26 at the funeral chapel in Brandon, where the family will greet friends from 5-7 PM. On-line condolences may be left at the George Boom Funeral Home website.

Survivors include 3 children, Amanda (Lee) Thedens, Sioux Falls, Adam Getty, Brandon, Connie (Chris) Noe, Tecumseh, KS; 5 grandsons, Dustin Lickteig, Sioux Falls, Nick (Abbie) Lickteig, Dell Rapids, SD, Derrick Getty, Parker, SD, Christopher Noe II, Topeka, KS, Maxwell Noe, Tecumseh, KS; and 1 great-grandson, Blake Getty, Parker, SD.

Mudcats Beat PBR at ‘Take Me Out to the Ballgame’

MudcatsLogoThe Dell Rapids Mudcats beat Dell Rapids PBR 7-3 at the annual “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” night at Rickeman Field on Friday, June 23rd.  The annual game between the two Dell Rapids amateur teams kicks off the Dell Rapids Chamber of Commerce Quarry Days celebration.

The Mudcats scored first on an RBI double by Nate Henry to score Jimmy Bauer.  Henry later scored on a wild pitch to give the Mudcats a 2-0 lead they wouldn’t lose.  The Mudcats scored three more times to lead 5-0 after four innings.  PBR got on the board when Ryan Geraets scored on an error.  PBR was able to cut the lead to 5-2 after the top of the fifth inning.  Mark Houck hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the seventh to push the lead to 7-2.  Beau Behrend had an RBI single for PBR in the top of the ninth. PBRLogo

Colin Karst earned the win for the Mudcats pitching all nine innings.  Karst gave up three runs on seven hits while striking out four.  Houck was 2-3 in the game with the home run and two runs scored.  Jared Hegdahl had an RBI hit as well in the game for the Mudcats.  Zane Schumacher went 2-4 for PBR.

The Mudcats travel to Madison on Tuesday, June 27th.  Dell Rapids PBR will play Flandreau on Sunday, June 25th and then Salem on Wednesday, June 28th.

Dell Rapids Legion Moves to 9-0

DellsBaseballLogoThe Dell Rapids Legion baseball team is enjoying a great start to their season.  Dell Rapids now is 9-0 on the year after a 6-2 win at Aurora on Thursday, June 22nd.

Dell Rapids scored three times in the top of the first inning highlighted by a triple by Brett Mogen.  Aurora got one run back in the bottom of the inning to cut the lead to 3-1 after the first inning.  Aurora scored a second run in the bottom of the third to close the gap to 3-2.  Dell Rapids then scored a run in the fifth, sixth, and seventh innings for the win.

Nate McKee picked up two hits for Dell Rapids in the game.  Casey Hansen, Mogen, Elijah Story, and Adrian Juba all had a hit.  Mogen had two RBIs, and Story and Seth Andersen each had an RBI.

Mogen pitched the complete game giving up two runs, both unearned, on three hits while striking out 13 batters in the game.

Dell Rapids will host Hartford/Humboldt on Wednesday, June 28th.  Prior to the game will be “Veteran’s Night at the Ballpark”.

Dell Rapids Could See Additional Street Lights

DellRapidsStreetLightThe Dell Rapids City Council received a report from City Administrator Justin Weiland that the city of Dell Rapids could see additional street lights added around town.  This report came during the council’s regular meeting on Monday, June 19th.

Weiland along with Public Works Director Larry Schildhauer met with representatives from Xcel Energy to plan for the installation of the additional street lights in a few places around town.  The new 10th street project area is one area that will receive new street lights.  Quartzite Street and Garfield Avenue in the new industrial park will also receive lights.  Weiland also mentioned that a few additional lights will be put on Zero Street near Garfield Avenue and Orleans Avenue near Rickeman Field.  There are also plans to install additional lights on Highway 77 north of the four-way stop to help with darkness in these areas.

Councilman Gary Haak asked, “The electrical company pays for that, right?”

“We have some initial costs based on what infrastructure is there.  We then pay a lease fee per light,” said Weiland.

City Administration hopes to have the lights installed yet in 2017.

Evelyn Fischer-Haugen

Evelyn Fischer-Haugen, 83, of Sioux Falls, formerly Dell Rapids, died Saturday, June 17, 2017 at the Lennox Good Samaritan Center.

Evelyn Mae Sinning was born on March 31, 1934, on a farm south of Lennox, SD, the daughter of Wilmer and Rena (Harms) Sinning. She grew up attending rural school and graduated from Lennox High School in 1952.

On May 12, 1954 she married Eugene Fischer at the Turner County First Presbyterian Church, rural Davis, SD. The couple made their home on a farm southwest of Worthing, SD. Two children were born to this union. Eugene died on August 22, 1986.

On September 14, 1996 she was united in marriage to Elmer Haugen at the Lennox Ebenezer Presbyterian Church. The couple made their home near Dell Rapids, SD, before moving into Sioux Falls in 2006.

Evelyn had worked in the environmental services area at Sioux Valley Hospital (now Sanford USD Medical Center) for over 20 years until retiring in 1999. She was a member of Lennox Ebenezer Presbyterian Church. Evelyn was a “home body” who enjoyed word search puzzles and gospel music. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.

Besides her husband Eugene, Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents.

Grateful for having shared her life are her husband, Elmer Haugen, Sioux Falls; two children: Beverly (John) Ness, Lennox and Kevin (Tammy) Fischer, Worthing; one granddaughter, Amanda (Mark) Fink, Sioux Falls and two step-grandchildren: Kayla Wright, Sioux Falls and Todd Wright, Colorado, as well as other relatives and friends.

On-line condolences may be left at the Dindot-Klusmann Funeral Home website.


Showing at the Dells Theater

Cars 3HELD OVER: Disney & Pixar’s “CARS 3” – Owen Wilson stars as the voice of Lightening McQueen in Disney & Pixar’s new animated family comedy. Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast racers, the legendary Lightning McQueen is suddenly pushed out of the sport he loves. To get back in the game, he will need the help of an eager young race technician, Cruz Ramirez, with her own plan to win, plus inspiration from the late Fabulous Hudson Hornet and a few unexpected turns. Piston Cup racing’s biggest challenge ever will test if McQueen really does still have the heart of a champion. “Cars 3” is held over through Thursday, June 29 at the Dells Theatre. 108 minutes. It’s rated G for all ages.

  • NEW BARGAIN TUESDAYS–save on tickets and concessions!  Every Tuesday ALL AGES are only $5.  Plus you can get a small popcorn and pop for only $5.

  • EVERY MONDAY is MILITARY MONDAY!  Just show your current military I.D. and get in for only $5!

(check Logan Luxury Theatre for more information)

Dell Rapids Legion Baseball Remains Undefeated

DellsBaseballLogoAfter trailing 4-2 in the second inning, the Dell Rapids Legion baseball team scored the final 12 runs of the game to earn a 14-4 win over Madison on Monday, June 19th, to move to 7-0 on the season.

Both teams scored a run in the first, but Madison struck for three runs in the second inning take take a 4-1 lead heading into the bottom of the inning.  Dell Rapids scored one run in the second to cut the lead to 4-2.  Dell Rapids then scored three runs in the third, three more runs in the fifth, and then six runs in the sixth inning to end the game on the 10-run rule.

Nate McKee and Brett Mogen both finished the game 3-3 at the plate with an RBI.  Eric Klein had two doubles in the game and drove in four runs.  Matt Gillogly had a three-run home run, his second home run of the season.  Josh Roemen, Keegan Miller, Ethan Brobjorg, and Carter Gullickson all had hits in the game as well.

Elijah Story started the game on the mound for Dell Rapids.  Story pitched two innings giving up four runs, two earned, on three hits while walking two and striking out one.  Gullickson pitched 2 2/3 innings of scoreless relief while only giving up one hit and striking out four batters.  Mogen pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up just one hit and struck out one batter.

Dell Rapids will host Lennox on Wednesday, June 21st, and then travel to Aurora on Thursday, June 22nd.

Veteran’s Night at the Ballpark

On Wednesday, June 28th, there will be a special Veteran’s Night at the Ballpark during the legion baseball game versus Hartford/Humboldt. From 6:00 pm until 6:45 pm there will be a free hamburger or brat meal for any military veteran. Also during this time there will be a military resource person available to speak with anyone regarding resources that are available for veterans and their families. At 6:50 there will be a short program honoring all veterans in attendance. In addition, there will be free admission for any military veteran attending the game.