Help Wanted: Busy Blessings Daycare

Busy Blessings logoJob openings for meal prep position and full-time and part-time teacher positions at Busy Blessings Daycare.  Must love children!  Salary depends on experience.  Contact Busy Blessings for further information at 610-5582.

The Grand Opera House Presents …

The Grand Opera HouseAlbert & Gage Concert
Thursday, July 31 @ 7:30 pm
Show Tickets $16 plus tax
Dinner Tickets $8 plus tax

Call to Reserve: Call 605-321-9789

Make it an evening with casual dinner and happy hour before the concert!

The dinner will be a choice of chicken alfredo pasta or fresh Caesar salad topped with grilled chicken. Only $8 plus tax.  Full cocktail lounge available.  Reservations are required.  Call 605-321-9789.

AUCTION on July 31

Landmark Realty logoLarge Public Auction
Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 5:00pm
Trent Gym, Trent, SD

We will be having a large one party auction in Trent, SD in the Trent, Gymnasium

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Antiques/Collectibles:Many pieces of glassware including: Blue Delf; Wedgewood; Teapots; Figurines; Blue Shirley Temple creamer/sugar; Bowls; Fostoria; Crystal; Hobnail; Milk glass; Carnival glass; Blue hobnail; Pink depression; Many many dreamsicles figurines; Vaseline glass; Lots of Avon; Thomas Kinkade ‘Wings of Hope’ Collection; Green depression; Mahogany china hutch; Jewelry boxes; Costume jewelry; Kerosene lamps; Maple dresser; 5 nice oak dining chairs w/ embroidered seats; Oval mirrored dresser; Sewing machine in cabinet; Vanity; Quilts including suit quilts, honeycomb, crazy quilt, start quilt top; Some crocks; Sad irons; Rug beaters; Printers drawer; Pickle jar; Piano stool, round swivel, glass ball feet; Cream can; Metal wash tub; Small advertising picture—Sorensens Café Trent, SD; White enamelware; Chandelier; Primitive parlor table; 2 Oval pictures; Jim Beam bottles; 2 gallon Redwing crock, small wing; Barn lantern; Carnival candle holders; Grandfathers clock; Spoon carved coffee table; Iron bed; Dresser; Rocker; Settee; Waterfall bedroom set, dresser & highboy; Spoon carved dresser w/ tall mirror; Dropleaf table; 1896 Moody County map; Early 1900’s maps of South Dakota, Minnesota, North Dakota, USA; More.

Furniture/Household:China hutch; Curio cabinets; 2 recliners; Tea cup collection; Many figurines; Many pictures; Bedding; Dolls; CD’s & DVD’s; Many books; Gibson upright freezer; Pots & pans; Small library table; Many cookbooks; Bicycles; Desk; Kirby vacuum w/ shampooer; 2 gun cabinets; More.

Lawn/Garden:Lawn cart; Lawn & garden tools; More.

Camper: 1974 Airstream Sovereign travel trailer; 31 foot w/ electric jacks;

Auctioneers Note:This auction is a lot larger than the sale bill appears as there are approximately 1000 pieces of glassware. Many nice items on this auction. Be sure to attend. Check our website for complete details and pictures at

Auction Arranged & Conducted By:
Lee Burggraff – LandMark Realty & Auction, Inc. –605/366-1673
Dean Gulbranson – Gulbranson Auction Services – 605/695-0133
Kelan Bludorn – Bludorn Auction Services – 605/690-7772

AUCTION on July 30

Landmark Realty logoAcreage and Equipment Auction
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 — 6:00pm
near Arlington, SD

We will be offering Clint’s very well located acreage along Highway 81 and a short line of acreage equipment at public auction. The auction will be conducted on site at 19869 US Hwy 81. This is located 2 1/2 miles South of Lake Poinsett, 1 mile South of Lake Albert of 9 1/2 miles North of Arlington, SD.

Auctioneers Note:We will sell the real estate first with the acreage items to follow. Be on time as this will be a very short auction. Broker participation encouraged. Please contact Dean at 605-695-0133 to register your bidders.

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Real Estate

Here is the opportunity to purchase a 5+ acre acreage along a major US Highway. This acreage boasts a two story home with a new paint job, Coleman propane furnace installed in 2005 with central air condition; 200 amp breaker; electric water heater; updated windows; roof replaced within last 15 years; added insulation; updated oak kitchen cabinets and an attached oversized single garage.

The main level of this home has a large kitchen/dining area, a bedroom, living room, full bath and a beautiful etched glass window in the front door. The upstairs has two bedrooms and a third room that could be an additional small bedroom or an office. There is a full basement under this home with an additional bathroom.

On this acreage, there is also a detached triple garage with fresh paint, a 40×60 machinery pole shed, barn, oversized hog house currently used for sheep, grainary and two grain bins. There is also a feed lot near the barn and hog house if you want a few cattle on your acreage. This acreage would make an excellent place to call home and raise your family or add it to your current operation. The acreage is in the Arlington School District and is serviced by Kingbrook Rural Water.

Legal Description: Carlson’s Addition, located in the Southeast quarter (SE 1/4) of section number thirteen (13), in Township number one hundred twelve (112) north of range number fifty three (53) west of the fifth principal meridian, in Kingsbury County, South Dakota, according to the recorded plat thereof.

Terms: There will be a ten percent (10%) non refundable deposit due day of auction with the balance due at closing on September 1, 2014. Title insurance will be utilized with the cost split 50% seller and 50% buyer. The 2013 real estate taxes due and payable in 2014 will be paid by the seller and the 2014 real estate taxes due in 2015 will be prorated to the day of closing. The closing service fees will be paid by the buyer. The auctioneers in this transaction are the sole representatives of the seller.

Equipment:Tandem disk; Flatbed trailer; Pull type sprayer; Side delivery rake; Snapper 20HP riding mower; Bale spear; Assortment of hand tools; Corral panels; Hog feeders; Stock box; Bulk bin; Tanks; Hay tarps; T posts; Fencing; Sheep feeders; Sheep panels; Sheep fencing; Lambing jugs; Plus other miscellaneous acreage items.

Clint Fischer, Owner 605-203-0344

Auction Arranged & Conducted By:
Dean Gulbranson – Gulbranson Auction Services – 605/695-0133
Lee Burggraff – LandMark Realty & Auction, Inc. – 605/366-1673
Kelan Bludorn – Bludorn Auction Services – 605/690-7772

AUCTION on July 29

Landmark Realty logoSouth Dakota Land Auction
Tuesday, July 29 at 4:00pm

Near Sioux Falls, SD

We will be offering a very desirable piece of property conveniently located close to Sioux Falls, SD at public auction. The auction will be conducted on site, located from Highway 11 go South of Sioux Falls to 269th Street (first corner south of Frankman Motors), turn East two miles to 480th Avenue, turn North for .6 miles and land will be on your left.

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The auction of this land offers two unique opportunities. If you are looking for that approximate 20 acre parcel to build your dream home on with beautiful views surrounding you – here it is! You will have all of the privacy that you desire and yet all of the amenities of living close to Sioux Falls.

This parcel of land has four natural plateaus of land of which you could pick your favorite one to build that dream home. The plateaus sit high on the ground overlooking a heavily wooded area with a creek flowing through it. From the plateau that you choose, you will have exceptional views of wildlife and nature at it’s finest. Your plateau would sit up to seventy to eighty feet above the creek and wooded area.

The other opportunity would be to that forward thinking developer/builder who could sub-divide this parcel into four 5 acre parcels. There has been some preliminary planning to have this done. We have drawing to show how this could be done and some preliminary numbers as to what it would cost to accomplish the development.

While there are many options of what you can do with this land, we recommend that you visit with the city of Sioux Falls. You will need to work with Sioux Falls to develop in accordance with subdivision ordinances including annexation and engineering plans. Please feel free to inspect this land at your convenience or call the auctioneers to help answer any questions that might arise.

Legal Description:North one-half (1/2) of Government Lot One (1) in the Southeast Quarter (SE 1/4) of the Northeast Quarter (NE 1/4) of Section Ten (10) – One Hundred (100) – Forty-Nine (49) in Lincoln County, South Dakota.

Terms:There will be a ten percent (10%) non refundable deposit due day of auction with the balance due at closing on September 1, 2014. Title insurance will be utilized with the cost split 50% seller and 50% buyer. The 2013 real estate taxes due and payable in 2014 will be paid by the seller and the 2014 real estate taxes due in 2015 will be prorated to the day of closing. The closing service fees will be paid by the buyer. The auctioneers in this transaction are the sole representatives of the seller.

Disclaimer: The seller in this transaction is a licensed real estate broker in South Dakota.

Craig & Patricia Lloyd: Owner

Auction arranged & conducted by:
Dean Gulbranson – Gulbranson Auction Services – 605/695-0133
Lee Burggraff – LandMark Realty & Auction, Inc. – 605/366-1673

Dell Rapids 13/14 Teeners Place 3rd at State A Tournament

The Dell Rapids 13/14 Teener team took third place in the State A Tournament with a win over Madison 8-5 on Sunday, July 27th, in Winner, SD.  Dell Rapids was lead by some terrific defensive plays and a strong first two innings at the plate.

In the first inning, Madison had runners on first and second base when Mason Schmidt made a tremendous diving catch in left field for out number one to set the stage defensively for the game. In the bottom half of the inning, Dells scored four runs. Carter Gullickson scored with bases loaded on a fielder’s choice by Jeffrey Schuch. With runners on second and third, Austin Ellingson hit a two-run single and later scored on an RBI-single by Schmidt.

In the top half of the second inning, Eddie Price had a 1-2-3 inning striking out the side in 14 pitches. In the bottom half of the inning, Dells scored two runs on three hits before Madison made a pitching change.  Dell Rapids led 6-0 after the second inning.

Madison, though, was not going to go away. In the third inning, Madison had two base running mistakes that were costly. After a single Price picked off the runner on first in a 1-3-6-3 rundown. The next batter walked and stole second. The third batter in the inning hit a ground ball to short where Ellingson pump threw to first as the runner on second broke for third.  Ellingson threw it to Gullickson for the put out. With two outs Madison scored one run to cut the lead to 6-1.

Madison chipped away in the fourth inning.  After a lead off walk and two strike outs, Madison scored on two passed balls.  Madison was then able to draw a walk and a hit to put runners on second and third.  Ellingson made a spectacular play deep in the hole at short to put out the next batter and end the inning.  Adam Nagelhout scored, after he walked and stole 2nd, on a base hit by Price to give Dell Rapids a 7-2 lead after the fourth inning.

Madison again started another rally in the fifth inning.  Madison lead off by reaching on an error and two walks. At that time Manager Danny Miller pulled Price and placed Logan Heim on the mound. Heim walked the frst batter he faced, forcing in a run.  After striking out the next two batters, Madison scored two runs on a throwing error to cut the Dell Rapids lead to 7-4.

In the top half of the sixth inning, the Dells defense came through again.  After a one-out walk, Dell Rapids turned a wonderful 6-4-3 double play to end the inning.  Dell Rapids then added to their lead in the bottom half of the inning as Seth Spielman scored on a passed ball to push the lead to 8-4.

Madison made one last attempt to pull off the comeback in the top of the seventh inning.  After the first batter struck out, Madison was able to load the bases on a walk, an error, and a bunt single.  The next batter hit into a 6-4 fielder’s choice scoring a run to cut the Dell Rapids lead to 8-5.  Madison loaded the bases again after a hit batter, but Heim was able to get the final out on a ground out back to the mound to leave the bases loaded and give Dell Rapids the 8-5 win.

Price was the winning pitcher going four innings giving up four runs, all earned, on four hits while striking out five and walking seven.  Heim pitched the final three innings giving up one run, which was earned, on one hit while striking out three and walking four.

Madison 0 0 1 1 2 0 1      5   5   2     12 LOB
Dells       4 2 0 1 0 1 X      8   7  3       5 LOB
Dell Rapids 13-14 Teeners - 3rd Place

Moe Lickteig Surprise Party

To Celebrate 20 years of volunteering and molding the boys of Dell Rapids through Junior Football, there will be a SURPRISE party on Sunday, August 3rd, from 5-8pm in City Park for Moe Lickteig!!!! If you have played for or coached with Big Daddy in the past 20 years for Junior Football please join his friends and family in celebrating this wonderful achievement. Remember this is a Surprise!

Relay For Life in Dell Rapids

2014_RelayForLife_3The 13th Annual Dell Rapids Relay for Life was held on Friday, July 25th, and lasted into the morning of Saturday, July 26th, at City Park.  The Boys Scouts sponsored a Whopper Feed that started at 5:30 p.m. on Friday.  The Survivor Walk started at 6:05 p.m.  Deb Henriksen served as the emcee for the event.  Many different entertainment acts were held throughout the night.  Luminaries were 2014_RelayForLife_5lit at dusk, and the festivities concluded with a Sunrise Service by Pastor Ryan Franchuk of Christ Fellowship Church in Baltic.

Dell Rapids 13/14 Teeners Advance to Semifinals

The Dell Rapids 13/14 Teeners advanced to the semifinals of the 13/14 VFW State A Tournament with an 11-1 win over Spearfish on Friday, July 25th.

Spearfish scored an unearned run right away in the first inning on three walks and an error, but Dell Rapids was able to answer right back in the bottom of the first inning with a run on two hits.  Dell Rapids picked up another run in the bottom of the second on an RBI fielder’s choice by Keegan Miller.  Dell Rapids then broke the game open scoring three runs each in the third, fourth and fifth innings to end the game on the 10-run rule.

Carter Gullickson and Adam Nagelhout each had two hits in the game.  Nagelhout also had two RBI.  Logan Ruesink had an RBI double.  K. Miller, Eddie Price, Jeffery Schuch, Austin Ellingson, and Cameron Bruhn all had a hit.  Ellingson was also hit by a pitch two times, the second one hitting him under the helmet in the face.

Head Coach Danny Miller said that his team hit the ball okay.  Their pitcher kept them off balance with his curve ball and had a different delivery they were not used to.  D. Miller also said that he was pleased with only having one error in the game.

Ellingson picked up the win on the mound throwing four innings of no-hit baseball.  He gave up an unearned run while walking five and striking out seven.  Gullickson pitched the final inning for Dell Rapids giving up no runs on one hit and had one strikeout.

Dell Rapids will face Harrisburg Black in the semifinals at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 26th. Harrisburg earned a 9-3 win over Parkston in the first game of the tournament.  D. Miller said that this game could be a slugfest and the last team standing will win.  His plan is to start Logan Heim on the mound.

Video webcasts of all the tournament games is being provided by

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Spearfish 1 0 0 0 0 x x 1 1 4
Dell Rapids 13/14 1 1 3 3 3 x x 11 10 1

13/14 Teener Team Readies for State Tournament

The Dell Rapids 13/14 Teener team will play in the 2014 13/14 VFW State A Tournament Friday, July 25th, through Sunday, July 27th, in Winner, SD.  Dell Rapids will open up tournament play against Spearfish at 2:30 p.m. on Friday.

Head Coach Danny Miller took time to talk with Big Sioux Media about his team’s performance in the Region 3A Tournament to qualify for state, and how he thinks his team will compete at the state tournament.

Stay with Big Sioux Media throughout the weekend for updates from Winner.