DRHS School Announcements

Dell Rapids High School Announcements:Quarriers

Monday, February 27th
Happy Birthday to Patrick H. and Jack P.
Lunch:  Chicken Stew over Fresh Baked Biscuit, Grilling Station or Pizza

  • National Honor Society meeting on Tuesday over lunch in the Spanish Room.
  • There will be a DWU golf clinic for any girls interested in golf this spring on March 18th and 19th in Mitchell. Dates are on the flyer which can be found in the HS and MS office. If you have questions please email or text Mr. Tjaden.
  • The Library will be closed in the mornings but will open at noon all week this week.
  • Attention Juniors and Seniors – An admission representative from Black Hills State University will be here on Friday, March 3 at 9:15 in Mrs. Ruesink’s office.
  • Quiz Bowl will meet Tuesday (2/28) during lunch.
  • The FFA will be making mini donuts on Monday, Feb. 27 before school to purchase.  The cost will be 10 donuts for $3 and the money raised will be matched by the chapter and donated to Feeding South Dakota.
  • Senator Mike Rounds would like to invite all interested High School students and their families to attend the Senator’s Annual Service Academy Days. These events will help students and their parents familiarize themselves with the application and nomination process to any of the nation’s five service academies. For more information or to RSVP contact Michele Mustain at Michele_mustain@rounds.senate.gov
  • The 5th Annual Relay for Life Run will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at the DR City Park. There will be a 10K Run, 5K Run, 1 Mile Walk and a Kid’s Relay Race (ages 6-12).  If you are interested in participating please pick up a flier in the office.( HS Track Athletes will NOT be eligible to participate) If you are interested in volunteering to help that day please see LuAnn in the District office.
  • Attention Juniors and Seniors interested in Health Careers……USD is hosting the 2017 Healthcare Careers Summer Camp from Sunday, June 18th – June 23rd.   This camp only has openings for 40 students (cost of camp is $100). Students attending the camp with interact with students, faculty and professionals in various health care fields, discover courses to help prepare for future health careers, tour regional health care facilities and well as experience college life by staying on campus at University of South Dakota.  Please see Mrs. Ruesink for more information.
  • Are you interested in law enforcement? The South Dakota highway patrol is offering the youth trooper academy June 26th –June 30th in Pierre. This is open to Juniors and Seniors. All expenses are paid. See Mrs. Ruesink for details and application. Space is limited. You are encouraged to apply early. Applications are due March 26th.
  • On Thursday, March 30th at the Dell Rapids High School the Young Hearts Cardiac Screening will take place. This is for ages 12 to 34 and includes a limited echocardiogram, 12 lead EKG, health history, blood pressure check and a review by a local Board Certified Cardiologist. The cost is $89. Scholarships may be available as well as a sibling discount. If you are interested, there are packets in the office. Please return the paperwork and set up an appointment time with LuAnn in the district office.
  • On March 29th Southeast Tech will be hosting an IT Camp. This will be a FREE Write the Code, Solve the Problem Camp. If you are interested please stop by the office.
  • Thanks to David’s Bridal in Sioux Falls there are coupons for prom dresses in the office. If you are interested please see Eve.

Dell Rapids MIDDLE SCHOOL Announcements

Dell Rapids Middle School Announcements:Quarriers

Monday, February 27th
Happy Birthday to Nychole S.!
5th/6th Lunch today will be choices of:  Cheeseburger or Chicken Stew over Fresh Baked Biscuit
7th/8th Lunch today will be choices of:  Chicken Stew over Fresh Baked Biscuit, Grilling Station or Pizza

  • Attention 6th Grade Students:  if you would like to read announcements this quarter, please sign up in the office!
  • DRMS Yearbook order forms are in the office.  Order/payment are due in the office by March 1st
  • On Thursday, March 30th at the Dell Rapids High School the Young Hearts Cardiac Screening will take place. This is for students ages 12 to 34 and includes a limited echocardiogram, 12 lead EKG, health history, blood pressure check and a review by a local Board Certified Cardiologist. The cost is $89. Scholarships may be available as well as a sibling discount. If you are interested, there are packets in the office. Please return the paperwork and set up an appointment time with LuAnn in the district office.
  • The 5th Annual Relay for Life Run will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at the DR City Park. There will be a 10K Run, 5K Run, 1 Mile Walk and a Kid’s Relay Race (ages 6-12).  If you are interested in participating please pick up a flier in the office. (HS Track Athletes will NOT be eligible to participate) If you are interested in volunteering to help that day please see LuAnn in the District office.
  • Attention Students:  American Legion Auxiliary is hosting an Americanism Poem Contest titled “Have You Hugged a Veteran Today?”  Entries are due THIS WEDNESDAY, March 1st.  For further information, please see your HR teacher or stop in the office.
  • Attention Students:  Dell Rapids Sportsmen’s Club is hosting a huntsafe course on April 25th, 29th & 30th – for more information, please stop in the office.
  • Attention Students and Staff:  The library will be closed until noon ALL THIS WEEK
  • Be The Change will meet tomorrow, Tuesday, at 11:00 in the high school balcony. This is open to all 7th and 8th grade students who are interested in making positive change in our school.
  • 7th and 8th grade cheerleaders: Please return your uniforms and pom poms to Ms. Telkamp THIS WEEK!
  • DRHS Band/Vocal POPS Concert will be held tonight in the MS Commons at 7pm – EVERYONE WELCOME!!
  • Good Luck to the State Bowlers as they travel to Sioux Falls Eastway Bowl for the State Tournament today.

2017 SD Legislative Sessions – Dan Ahlers Week 7 Update

dan_ahlersGreetings from Pierre. Its crunch time at the capitol. We had cross-over, Appropriations sub-committees reviewed department budgets and I will give an update on some of the more interesting bills.

Cross-over was Thursday. This day is when all bills must be out of the house of origin. House bills out of the House and vice versa. Legislators are like high school students that wait until Sunday to finish homework due on Monday. Consequently, the House worked until 9:20 p.m. and the Senate until 6:30 p.m. on Thursday to get its work done.

Appropriations sub-committees started meeting this past week with departments to evaluate budgets. So far, we have adopted sub-committee recommendations for the governor’s office, lieutenant governor, office of economic development, state auditor, state treasurer and the PUC. Many of these departments have small budgets, so the reviews do not take much time. Appropriations must find $25 million in the 2017 and nearly $30 million in the 2018 in order to balance the budget. Most of 2017 will be accomplished with one time savings like the closure of STAR Academy. The savings from the closure will be approximately $2 million. Some of the savings will come from department suggestions and a reduction in current spending for the remainder of the fiscal year. Any deficit left will most likely come from reserves. For 2018, Appropriations and its sub-committees are eliminating most of the department’s program expansions. Education will get its mandatory increase of .3%. Our service providers will receive no increase. This approach will eliminate most of the deficit. Any remaining deficit will most likely mean program cuts.

Here is an update on some bills of interest. HB 1076, the government accountability board, passed the House by a vote of 64 to 3. Email your Senators and ask for their support. This is an excellent bill and has the support of the Attorney General and Secretary of State. SB 54 from the Secretary of State’s office addresses campaign finance was amended and passed the Senate by a vote of 19 to 16. Unfortunately, this bill does very little to limit campaign donations like IM-22. Attempts to amend the bill failed. We will try to amend again in the House. It is important that the limits in this bill reflect those in IM-22. Legislators should respect the will of the voters. Finally, SB 55 known as the “Science Bill” would have allowed teachers to teach non-scientific theory in place of actual science. This bill failed in House Education and was deferred to the 41st legislative day 11 to 4.

Thank you for the email and calls this past week. Your input is important and appreciated. If you have questions or concerns, please email dan.ahlers@sdlegislature.gov or call 940-3071.

Library Continues to Thrive in Dell Rapids

LibraryDedication-2Dell Rapids Carnegie Library Director Brittany Moeller spoke to the Dell Rapids City Council during their regular meeting on Tuesday, February 21st.  She provided an update to the council on the happenings of the library and painted a picture of continued success since the renovations were completed in March of 2015.

Moeller reported that the library just completed their winter story time sessions that lasted a total of eight weeks in the months of December and January.  Around 150 children participated in the story time sessions.  Moeller and the library staff are getting ready for their spring time story sessions which will begin on March 6th.  Moeller also mentioned that over 80 children took part in their Valentine’s Day craft, which is the most they’ve had since doing the event.

The library has also seen many daycare providers bring children through.  Busy Blessing daycare has been bringing around 20 children through the library once week over the past couple of months.  The library has also seen children from Next Generation Childcare and Learning Circle pre-school.

Moeller then reported that the library will be partnering with the senior citizen center to provide technology classes.  They are looking to offer a couple of different courses including a beginners computer class, a more advance computer class, and sessions on smart phones and tablets/e-readers.  They hope to be starting those sessions soon and more details will be provided in the near future.  The library is also getting ready for their summer reading program, which will officially start in June, but they are planning for some kick-off events that will take place in May.

The library also continues to see new memberships.  Moeller said that they have had about 10 new members join since the beginning of 2017, but she anticipates they will get a big jump in new memberships when school is out for the summer.  She told the council that is typically when they get most of their new memberships since they send flyers and information home with children from both Dell Rapids public and Dell Rapids St Mary.

Quarrier Girls Advance to Sweet 16

DRvsSFC_GBB_2-25-17The Dell Rapids Quarriers advanced to the “Sweet 16″ round of the Class A post season with a 59-51 win over the Sioux Falls Christian Chargers in the semi-final round of the Region 3A tournament on Saturday, February 25th, in Hartford.  The win was also the 13th win in a row for Dell Rapids as they are now just one win away from their third straight state tournament appearance.

The Quarriers jumped out to a quick 5-0 lead in the first minute and a half of the game.  Sioux Falls Christian answered with a 6-0 in the next minute and a half to take a 6-5 lead with 5:00 to go in the first quarter.  The teams traded points the remainder of the quarter, and the game was tied at 12-12 after the first quarter.  Dell Rapids opened up the first half of the second quarter on an 8-2 run and took a 20-14 lead with 4:00 to play in the first half.  With the score at 20-17 with 1:30 to go in the second quarter, the Quarriers finished the half on a 7-3 run to take a 27-20 lead into halftime.

The Chargers were able to make up five points of the lead in the first half of the third quarter.  Sioux Falls Christian cut the lead to 35-33 with 4:00 to play in the third quarter.  Again the two teams traded points the remainder of the third quarter, and Dell Rapids held a 42-40 lead after the third quarter.  The Quarriers went on a 9-2 run in the first couple of minutes of the fourth quarter to push their lead to 51-42 with 5:29 to play.  The Chargers were able to get within four points at 55-51 with :41 to play, but the Quarriers would hang on for the win to advance to the next round.

Three players finished in double figures for Dell Rapids.  Arial Hoffman led the team with 19 points and five rebounds.  Aspen Hansen had 14 points.  Emma Paul finished with 11 points and seven rebounds.  Kali Graham had eight points and four rebounds.

Dell Rapids (17-4) will be the #8 seed in the Sweet 16 and play #9 Todd County on Friday, March 3rd.  The location has yet to be determined.  Big Sioux Media will broadcast the game.

In the other Region 3A semi-final game, the Madison Bulldogs defeated the Flandreau Fliers 63-51 to also advance to the Sweet 16 round.  Jessi Giles had 21 points and Olivia Rud had 16 points to lead the Bulldogs.  Flandreau was led by Hannah Parsley with 18 points, Kathy Parsley with 12 points, and Kylie Bertram with 11 points.

Quarrier Wrestlers at 2017 State Tournament

2017DRQuarrierWrestleStateFive Dell Rapids Quarrier wrestlers completed their 2016-2017 season at the 2017 South Dakota State A Wrestling Tournament on Friday, February 24th, at the Denny Sanford Premier Center in Sioux Falls.

Brayden Gee competed in the 106-pound class.  Gee was pinned in 1:42 in his first match by William Turman of Pierre.  Gee was then pinned in 1:54 by Dylan Hage of Harrisburg.

Scott Warwick competed in the 126-pound class.  Warwick list by a technical fall (15-0) to VIctor Padilla of Aberdeen Central.  Warwick was then pinned in 2:41 in his second match by Tigh Hight of Sioux Falls O’Gorman.

Max Lamer earned one win in the 138-pound class.  Lamer was pinned in 1:33 by Nolan Hoback of Harrisburg to open up the tournament.  Lamer then earned a 6-4 overtime decision over Sutton Carpenter of Mitchell.  Lamer then has his tournament ended in a 5-0 decision by Austin Cihak of Aberdeen Central.

Ben Cavigielli earned a pin in his state tournament in the 220-pound class.  Cavigielli lost a 12-6 decision in three overtimes to Marc Williams of Spearfish in his opening match.  Cavigielli then got a pin in 2:04 over Lincoln Stahl of Watertown.  Darrien Stutz of Rapid City Stevens then defeated Cavigielli 3-2.

Nick Palmer competed in the 285-pound class.  Palmer lost to Nash Hutmacher of Chamberlain by a pin in 0:57.  Palmer then earned a pin in 3:09 of Thomas Fischer of Lennox.  Palmer’s day came to an end by Ty Paulsen of Pierre in a 3-1 overtime loss.

All five wrestlers had their tournaments come to an end on Friday.  Congratulations to all of the Dell Rapids Quarrier wrestlers!


Roberta Hansen

Roberta HansenRoberta M. Hansen, 74, of Dell Rapids, passed away on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at the Dells Nursing and Rehab Center in Dell Rapids. Her Memorial Mass will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 25, 2017 in St. Mary Catholic Church, Dell Rapids. Visitation with the family present will be from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. with a Christian Wake Service beginning at 7:00 p.m. at Kahler Funeral Home on Friday, February 24, 2017. On-line condolences may be left at the Kahler Funeral Home website.

Roberta Marie Theuninck was born on February 26, 1942 in Marshall, MN, the daughter of Robert and Margaret (Meulebroeck) Theuninck. She grew up on a farm outside of Marshall, MN. She attended Catholic school at Central High School in Marshall graduating in 1960. She then attended business school in Minneapolis. She moved back to Marshall, MN and married Donald Miller. The couple made their home in Marshall. To this union four children were born. They later divorced and Roberta moved to Dell Rapids in 1975. She married Tom Hansen in 1984. The couple made their home on a farm east of Dell Rapids. She held many different jobs in the Dell Rapids community, retiring from Lewis Drug in 2016.

She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church and Altar Society and volunteered at Padre’s Thrift Store.

Family was very important to Roberta. She loved spending time with her children, grandkids, and siblings. She made great effort to attend as many of their activities as possible. She enjoyed traveling, adventuring to Missouri, Tennessee, Colorado, Nevada, Arizona, Texas, Paris, and Belgium, to list a few. She also enjoyed spending time with her friends; always up for a drop-by visit, a cup of coffee and a chat, going out for a bite to eat, or a trip to the casino. She and Tom shared a passion for gardening and would happily share their harvest with others.

She is preceded in death by her parents and her daughter, Debra.

Roberta is survived by her husband, Tom Hansen of Dell Rapids; her sons, Todd Miller and Keith (Cheryl) Miller both of Marshall, MN; her daughter, Tamara (Daniel) Magaard of St. Cloud, MN; her stepsons, Thomas Hansen of New York, NY and Stuart Hansen of Denver, CO; her stepdaughter, JoAnn Hansen of Denver, CO; her eight granddaughters, Danielle Magaard, Ashley Magaard, Kendra Magaard, Taylor (Hayden) McKittrick, Billie Miller, Lydia Magaard, Logan Miller, and Elli Magaard; her three brothers, Joe Theuninck of Marshall, MN, Don (Mary “Buff”) Theuninck of Hugo, MN and Duane (Deb) Theuninck of Canyon, TX and her sister, Marlene Polejewski of Minneota, MN.

Memorials may be directed to St. Mary School or St. Mary Church in Dell Rapids.

Cardinal Girls Fall in District Opener

DRSM LogoThe Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinals had their season come to an end in the opening round of the District 7B Tournament on Tuesday, February 21st.  The Cardinals lost to the Chester Area Flyers 36-53 at Dell Rapids St Mary High School.

Chester Area opened up the game on a 4-0 run, but St Mary answered with a 5-0 run.  The Cardinals led 5-4 at the end of the first quarter.  The offenses picked up the pace in the second quarter, and the Flyers went to the locker room at halftime with a slim 19-17 lead.  Chester Area was able to extend the lead in the third quarter 36-24.  The Flyers then outscored St Mary 11-5 in the first four minutes of the fourth quarter to pull ahead 47-29 as they earned the tournament win.

The Cardinals end their season with an overall record of 9-12.  Chester Area will advance to the semifinals of the District 7B Tournament on Thursday, February 23rd.  The Flyers will travel to Elkton to take on the #1 seed Elkton-Lake Benton Elks.

Showing at the Dells Theater


ENDING THURSDAY: “LEGO BATMAN MOVIE”The new animated family adventure comedy starring the voices of Will Arnett and Zach Galifianakis.

In the irreverent spirit of fun that made The LEGO® Movie a worldwide phenomenon, the self-described leading man of that ensemble – LEGO Batman – stars in his own big-screen adventure. But there are big changes brewing in Gotham, and if he wants to save the city from The Joker’s hostile takeover, Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up.  The film combines comedy and action for young LEGO fans and clever dialogue that will delight parents.

“Lego Batman Movie” is held over through Thursday, February 23rd, at the Dells Theatre.  104 minutes.  It’s rated PG for rude humor and some action.

A-Dogs-PurposeSTARTING FRIDAY: A DOG’S PURPOSE” – This new family adventure is told from a dog’s perspective. Based on the beloved bestselling novel by W. Bruce Cameron, “A Dog’s Purpose” shares the soulful and surprising story of one devoted dog who finds the meaning of his own existence through the lives of the humans he teaches to laugh and love. “A Dog’s Purpose” starts Friday, February 24 at the Dells Theatre. 100 minutes. It’s rated PG for thematic elements and some peril.    

  • 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)

Cardinal Boys End Regular Season in Chester

DRSM LogoThe Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinals ended their regular season at Chester against the Chester Area Flyers on Monday, February 20th.  The Flyers defeated the Cardinals 81-36.

The Flyers led from start to finish in the game.  Chester Area held an 18-4 lead after the first quarter and grew it to 36-14 by halftime.  The teams combined for 37 points in the third quarter, but Chester Area pushed their lead to 58-29 by the quarter break.

St Mary finished the game shooting 34% (14-41) from the field, 39% (5-13) from three-point area, and 3-4 from the free-throw line.  The Cardinals had 17 team rebounds, five assists, and five steals.  Chester Area finished 59% (33-56) from the field in the game.

Connor Libis had 19 points to lead all scorers in the game.  Austin Welbig had seven points and three assists.  Max Herber tossed in five points for the Cardinals.

St Mary ends the regular season with a record of 8-12.  The Cardinals will begin post-season play in the opening round of the District 7B tournament on Monday, February 27th.