Local Births

  • New BabyA boy to Brian and Kendra Lebrun, Dell Rapids, October 13.
  • A boy to Dustin Lager and Heather Standish, Dell Rapids, October 12.
  • A girl to Ivan and Jean Vargas, Dell Rapids, October 7.
  • A boy to Mark and Amanda Liebl, Dell Rapids, October 7.
  • A boy to Brian and Kristin Nedved, Dell Rapids, September 30.
  • A boy to Zach Westover and Amber Fairchild, Dell Rapids, September 24.

Cardinal Volleyball 4th at DVC Tournament

DRSM LogoThe Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinal volleyball team finished fourth, with a 3-1 record, at the Dakota Valley Conference tournament in Estelline on Saturday, October 18th.

The Cardinals dropped their first match of the day to DeSmet by scores of 25-13, 25-11.  St Mary then took on Oldham-Ramona/Rutland in their second pool-play match, defeating the Raiders 12-25, 25-23, 25-22.

St Mary finished second in pool play, placing them into the silver bracket later in the day.  The Cardinals then played Lake Preston and defeated the Divers in straight games by scores of 32-30, 25-17.  In their last match of the day, St Mary defeated Colman/Egan 25-20, 12-25, 25-22.  By winning both matches in the silver bracket, the Cardinals finished fourth in the tournament.

Elkton/Lake Benton won the conference tournament with a 4-0 record.  DeSmet finished second, followed by Deubrook.

The Cardinals record is now 10-15 on the year.  St Mary will travel to DeSmet on Tuesday, October 21st.

Cardinal Football Posts Big Win over Lake Preston

DellRapidsStMaryFootballDell Rapids St. Mary continues its march to the playoffs with a dominant win over the Lake Preston Divers 56-0 in Lake Preston on Friday, October 17th.

St. Mary come out on their opening drive and scored on a Josh Brown touchdown run. On their second possession, the Cardinals scored on a 22-yard touchdown run by Christian Schnieders.  St. Mary regained possession on a turnover on downs when Lake Preston was unable to handle the snap on the punt. Casey Hansen connected with J. Brown for the first passing touchdown of the game.

Coach Ross Flemmer said that they decided to start Hansen at quarterback and move Wes Heinricy to wing back this week because Heinricy gives them another option at wing back in the double wing formation.

In the second quarter, St. Mary continued to dominate. The first touchdown of the quarter was a pass from Heinricy to Noah Fiegen.  The Cardinals scored again on their next possession, this time by Mitch Brown.  St. Mary scored their last two touchdowns on runs by Heinricy and M. Brown.  The Cardinals not only scored seven touchdowns in the first half to end the game at halftime, they were 7-7 on 2-point conversations.

Offensively St. Mary’s spread the ball around very well in the run game. Heinricy had four carries for 57 yards and a touchdown.  Schnieders finished with three carries for 49 yards and a touchdown. J. Brown added four carries for 47 yards and a touchdown.  M. Brown had two rushing touchdowns in the game.

Heinricy was 3-6 passing for 21 yards and a a touchdown.  Hansen went 2-4 for 19 yards and a touchdown.

The Cardinal defense held the Divers to -21 rushing yards and -1 passing yards.

St. Mary will host Oldham-Ramona/Rutland on Thursday, October 23rd, at 7:00 p.m.

Highlights

Allen Talley

Allen TalleyAllen R. Talley, 80, formerly of Opal and Faith, died Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014, surrounded by his loving family, at the Country Place Senior Living Center in Belle Fourche.

Allen Raymond Talley was born Jan. 20, 1934, to Harvey and Ida Mae (Scheeler) Talley at their ranch near Avance, Meade County, SD. He grew up on the Talley ranch with 13 brothers and sisters and at an early age began his love for ranch life and livestock. He attended the Howell rural school and later earned his G.E.D.

He married the love of his life, Ellen Palmer on August 8, 1953 in Sturgis and they began their life together on the “Cow Camp” of the Talley Ranch. In 1958, they moved three miles south to be closer to school. They raised their family of one son, Rolis, and three daughters, Sharon, Reena and Nancy, there and were active in the Opal Community. Al loved neighboring and helping his ranch friends with brandings, working the cattle and sheep and any social event taking place. He will be remembered as an easy going, loving man.

Grateful for sharing his life are his wife of 61 years, Ellen of Belle Fourche; daughters, Sharon Priest of Dell Rapids, Reena (Dave) Veit of Buffalo, WY, and Nancy (Lynn) Miller of Mud Butte; daughter-in-law, Jan Talley of Pierre; sister, Thelma Healey of Rapid City; sisters-in-law, Edie Talley of Rapid City, and Arlene Beebe, Diamondville, WY; eight grandchildren, Regan (Levi) Kling, Danielle Priest, David A. (Brianne) Veit, Grant (Trish) Veit, Chancy (Jordan) Miller, Taylor, Shayna and Katy Miller; as well as six great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12, at Funeral Home of the Northern Hills in Belle Fourche, and one hour before services at the church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 13, at the First Wesleyan Church in Sturgis, with Pastors Harold Delbridge and Sam Cowles officiating. Interment will be at Bear Butte Cemetery, Sturgis, under the direction of Faith Area Memorial Chapel, Evanson Jensen Funeral Home, Faith.

A memorial has been established. Condolences may be sent through our website at www.evansonjensenfuneralhome.com.

Quarrier Volleyball Finishes 1-2 at Dak-12 Tourney

The Dell Rapids Quarrier volleyball team finished with a 1-2 record at the Dakota-12 Conference Volleyball Tournament at Elk Point on Saturday, October 18th.  SQuarriersioux Falls Christian won the conference tournament.  Dakota Valley finished second, and Madison placed third.

Dell Rapids opened up the tournament with a match against the West Central Trojans.  The Trojans defeated Dell Rapids by scores of 25-22, 25-13.  Tiffany Finkral finished the match with three kills, two blocks, and five digs.  Brittany Kludt added four kills.  Sarah Haak had 12 assists in the match.

In the second match, the Quarriers faced the Vermillion Tanagers.  The Tanagers defeated Dell Rapids by scores of 25-22, 25-17.  Haak had 14 assists and five digs in the match.  Megan Miles finished with five kills.  Shelby Wrage tallied seven digs.

Dell Rapids finished the tournament against Canton.  The Quarriers beat the C-Hawks 25-14, 25-23.  Arial Hoffman had five kills to lead Dell Rapids.  Finkral and Miles each had three kills.  Miles also had two service aces.  Kludt had two defensive blocks, and Haak finished with another 11 assists in the match.

Dell Rapids’ record now moves to 10-13 on the year.  The Quarriers will travel to Madison to face the Bulldogs on Tuesday, October 21st.

Quarrier Football Wins 6th Straight

DRHSvsTV_FB_10-17-14_3The Dell Rapids Quarrier football team earned their sixth straight win on a great defensive effort after defeating the Tri-Valley Mustangs 27-7 on Friday, October 17th, at Tri-Valley High School.

The Quarrier offense got off to a slow start to the game.  Dell Rapids only ran four offensive plays, with one of those plays a punt, in the entire first quarter.  However, the Quarrier defense did not allow any points in the first quarter.

Tri-Valley was able to push across a score with 11:17 to go in the second quarter on an 8-yard touchdown run by Nick Buchmann.  The extra point was good by DRHSvsTV_FB_10-17-14_2Sebastian Granzow, and Tri-Valley had a 7-0 lead.  Dell Rapids was finally able to put together a solid drive midway through the second quarter.  The drive was capped off by a 10-yard touchdown pass from Jase Nelson to Ben Gillogly with 3:23 left in the half.  The extra point was good by Keegan Hemenway, and the Quarriers tied the game at 7-7.  With under 2:00 to play, the Dell Rapids defense recovered a fumble deep in Tri-Valley territory, and the Quarriers turned it into six more points.  Riley Schmidt threw a 4-yard touchdown pass to Riley Jurgensen with :27 left in the half to give Dell Rapids a 13-7 lead at halftime.

The Dell Rapids defense held strong in the second half giving up zero points.  The Quarrier offense was unable to score in the third quarter, but Schmidt scored on a 4-yard run one play into the fourth quarter.  The two-point conversion was no good, and Dell Rapids held a 19-7 lead with 11:55 to go in the game.  Schmidt DRHSvsTV_FB_10-17-14_1found the endzone again on a 56-yard run with 3:01 to go.  Nelson was able to find Hemenway in the endzone on a pass to convert on the two-point conversion to give Dell Rapids a 27-7 win.

Dell Rapids improves to 6-1 on the year.  The Quarriers will wrap up the regular season at home on Thursday, October 23rd, when they host the Vermillion Tanagers.

Highlights

Quarrier Volleyball Falls to Sioux Falls Christian

QuarriersThe Dell Rapids Quarrier volleyball team lost in three games to the Sioux Falls Christian Chargers by scores of 25-11, 25-13, 25-12 on Thursday, October 16th, in Dell Rapids.

Tiffany Finkral led the Quarrier offense with 12 service points.  Brittany Kludt added four kills, and Kia Schumacher and Arial Hoffman each had three kills apiece.  Shelby Wrage finished the night with six digs for Dell Rapids.

The loss drops Dell Rapids to a record of 9-11.  The Quarriers will travel to Elk Point for the Dak-12 Conference Tournament on Saturday, October 18th.  Dell Rapids will open up the tournament against West Central at 9:00 a.m.

JV Results:
The JV team played their best volleyball of the season, but ended up falling to the Chargers two games to one by scores of 20-25, 25-19, 8-15.  Chloe Solberg had eight service points in the match.  Alyssa Shellum added six kills and one block.  Trinity Gordon and Hoffman each tallied four kills.  Hannah Welbig led the defense with seven digs, while Sami Reider finished with four digs.

C Team Results:
The C Team also fell to Sioux Falls Christian by scores of 25-22, 25-11.  Autumn Schumaker scored six points for Dell Rapids, and Betsy Amundson scored four points.  Sydney Cook finished the match with two blocks and four kills.  Ashley Lorenzen also had four kills.

Three Quarrier Cross Country Runners Qualify for State

QuarriersThree Dell Rapids Quarrier Cross Country runners qualified for the state during the Region 2A Cross Country Meet on Thursday, October 16th, in Garretson.  Both the girls and boys team participated in the region meet.

The Dell Rapids girls team finished 7th with 101 total points.  Madison won the girls team title with 20 points.  Garretson finished second with 35 points, and Flandreau was third with 53 points.  Shaylee Hoff and Aspen Hansen qualified for state individually for Dell Rapids by placing in the top 20 at the region meet.

The Quarrier boys team finished fourth with 86 points, just missing qualifying the entire team.  West Central finished first as a team with 24 points.  Garretson was second with 37 points, and Madison finished third with 58 points.  Zane Schumaker qualified for state individually by also placing in the top 20.

The State A Cross Country Meet will be held in Huron on Saturday, October 25th.  Big Sioux Media will have updates from the state meet for Hoff, Hansen, and Schumaker.

Girls Individual Results:

  • Shaylee Hoff – 16:36.13 (16th)
  • Aspen Hansen – 16:43.35 (18th)
  • Shaina Visser – 17:52.90 (30th)
  • Katie Jaycox – 19:00.84 (42nd)
  • Mikayla DeNoon – 19:20.09 (45th)
  • Jessica Tisher – 19:34.08 (46th)

Boys Individual Results:

  • Zane Schumaker – 18:02.94 (8th)
  • Trent Knuppe – 19:19.56 (25th)
  • Caleb Kirschenmann – 19:30.30 (26th)
  • Brett Mogen – 19.35.18 (27th)
  • Ted DeLange – 19:43.56 (28th)
  • Dominic Holmes – 21:02.23 (45th)

DRHS School Announcements:

Dell Rapids High School Announcements:Quarriers

Friday, October 17th
• Happy Birthday tomorrow to Maria B.!
• Happy Birthday on Sunday to Sutton A. & Hannah N.!!
• Lunch:  a-Pizza Ranch;   b-Toasted Ham & Cheese Sandwich;   c-Turkey & Cheese Sandwich

  • Chess club – The chess club is open to all students’ grades 8-12. Join us every Friday morning at 7:30 in Mrs. Huska’s room.
  • Any junior or senior students interested in being a legislative page should see Mrs. Ruesink for more information. Registration deadline is Friday, November 14th.
  • Attention Students: No Winter Formal is scheduled!  Thanks!
  • STUDENTS: The STAFF parking lot (Northwest side of school) is only for STAFF if you do not have a STAFF permit please DO NOT PARK in the lot, parking without a permit can result in detention time assigned! Thanks!!
  • REMINDER TO SENIORS—Deadline to submit your yearbook/ composite & baby pictures to drhsnews@gmail.com is Nov 21st.   Also, stop in the office to fill out diploma information.
  • The South Dakota Air National Guard is hosting a Career Day on October 29th from 9:00 AM- 2:00 PM for students and parents.  This will include a base tour, jet take-off, lunch, and informational sessions to learn more about career opportunities and generous benefits the Air National Guard has to offer. See Mrs. Ruesink for more information.
  • Student flu shot clinic is set for Oct. 28 during school hours. Permission forms were sent home with students.  Due date for permission forms is Oct. 24.
  • Good Luck to the volleyball teams as they travel to Elk Point Jefferson tomorrow for the Dak 12 Tournament starting at 9am. Bus Time is 6:50am.
  • Good Luck to the competitive cheer team as they travel to Platte-Geddes tomorrow –competition starts at noon.  Bus time is 9am.
  • Good Luck to the football team as they travel to Tri-Valley tonight.  Game time is 7pm and will be webcast on bigsiouxmedia.com.
  • **The Tri-Valley Art Club will be hosting the Tailgate on Friday night before the Tri-Valley vs. Dell Rapids game.  Come have a bowl of chili or homemade mac & cheese, bun, dessert and beverage for $5.00.  We will serve 5:00-7:00 pm.

 

 

Thursday, October 16th
• Happy Belated Birthday to Lydia S.!!
• Happy Birthday to Morgan B.!!
• Lunch:  a-Hot Pepperoni Sub;   b-Grilled Chicken Sandwich;   c-Oriental Salad

  • Chess club – The chess club is open to all students’ grades 8-12. Join us every Friday morning at 7:30 in Mrs. Huska’s room.
  • Any junior or senior students interested in being a legislative page should see Mrs. Ruesink for more information. Registration deadline is Friday, November 14th.
  • Attention Students: No Winter Formal is scheduled!  Thanks!
  • STUDENTS: The STAFF parking lot (Northwest side of school) is only for STAFF if you do not have a STAFF permit please DO NOT PARK in the lot, parking without a permit can result in detention time assigned! Thank You!!
  • REMINDER TO SENIORS—Deadline to submit your yearbook/ composite & baby pictures to drhsnews@gmail.com is Nov 21st.   Also, stop in the office to fill out diploma information.
  • The following representatives will be here this week:
    Mount Marty College at 10:45.
  • The South Dakota Air National Guard is hosting a Career Day on October 29th from 9:00 AM- 2:00 PM for students and parents.  This will include a base tour, jet take-off, lunch, and informational sessions to learn more about career opportunities and generous benefits the Air National Guard has to offer. See Mrs. Ruesink for more information.
  • Student flu shot clinic is set for Oct. 28 during school hours. Permission forms were sent home with students.  Due date for permission forms is Oct. 24.
  • There will be an informational meeting TODAY at 3:30pm in the art room. Anyone interested in shooting with the archery team this year, please attend.
  • There will be an art club meeting at 8:10 am TOMORROW in the Art room.
  • The JV Football Team lost to West Central last night 34-14. Hunter Hansen connected with Sam White from 48 yds out. Sam then scored a rushing TD from 4 yds out.  Hunter hit Patrick Hackett for the 2pt. conversion.  The Trojans scored 34 unanswered points to pick up the win. The Quarriers are 4-1 on the year.
  • Congratulations Quiz Bowlers on a 6th place finish in Brookings on Tuesday.
  • Good Luck to the Cross Country team as they travel to Garretson today for the REGION MEET!!  Dismiss runners at 2:15 for a 2:30 bus time.  Meet starts at 4pm.
  • Good Luck to the freshmen football team as they travel to West Central today – game starts at 4:30pm.
  • Good Luck to the volleyball team as they host Sioux Falls Christian today starting at 5pm.
  • The Tri-Valley Art Club will be hosting the Tailgate on Friday night before the Tri-Valley vs. Dell Rapids game.  Come have a bowl of chili or homemade mac & cheese, bun, dessert and beverage for $5.00.  We will serve 5:00-7:00 pm.

 

 

Tuesday, October 14th
• Lunch:  a-Enchilada Hotdish;   b-Hot Dog;   c-Fajita Salad

  • Chess club – The chess club is open to all students’ grades 8-12. Join us every Friday morning at 7:30 in Mrs. Huska’s room.
  • Any junior or senior students interested in being a legislative page should see Mrs. Ruesink for more information. Registration deadline is Friday, November 14th.
  • REMINDER TO SENIORS—Deadline to submit your yearbook/ composite & baby pictures to drhsnews@gmail.com is Nov 21st.   Also, stop in the office to fill out diploma information.
  • The following representatives will be here this week:
    Southeast Technical Institute on Wednesday at 11:45
    Mount Marty College on Thursday at 10:45
  • Good Luck to the volleyball team as travel to Deubrook today – matches start at 5pm.  Dismiss students @ 3:10.
  • Good Luck to the high school quiz bowl team as they travel to Brookings today – meet starts at 4pm.  Please dismiss students @ 2:20.
  • **The Tri-Valley Art Club will be hosting the Tailgate on Friday night before the Tri-Valley vs. Dell Rapids game.  Come have a bowl of chili or homemade mac & cheese, bun, dessert and beverage for $5.00.  We will serve 5:00-7:00 pm.

Dell Rapids MIDDLE SCHOOL Announcements

Dell Rapids Middle School Announcements:Quarriers

Friday, October 17th
• Happy Birthday to Madison L. & Bus Driver Terry Pfannenstein!!
• Happy Birthday tomorrow to Logan H. & Mr. Putnam!!
Lunch today will be choices of:    Pizza Ranch, Toasted Cheese Sandwich with Tomato Soup or Turkey & Cheese Sandwich

  • Student flu shot clinic Oct. 28 during school hours. Due date for permission forms is Oct. 24. Thank you.
  • FCCLAer’s….if you have not turned in your form to help serve breakfast at the Banquet next week, please give them to Connie.  If you were not able to come to the last meeting to pick one up the information about this, Connie has a copy for you.  Please see her today about getting a copy!  Thank you!
  • Haven will be having a Halloween Dance Fundraiser for students 12 years & under next Friday, October 24 from 6:00-8:00 pm at the River Community Church Gym (old elem) to raise money for program supplies & to help keep tuition costs as low as possible.  Admission is $3 for students; adults are free.  All youth must be accompanied by an adult. Please wear your Halloween costume (no toy weapons!) Meals & concessions will be available at an additional cost.  Music & entertainment will be provided by Mr. Thompson’s 2 Turntables & A Microphone, LLC!!
  • Good Luck to the football team as they travel to Tri-Valley tonight.  Game time is 7pm and will be webcast on bigsiouxmedia.com.
  • Good Luck to the varsity volleyball teams as they travel to Elk Point Jefferson tomorrow for the Dak 12 Tournament starting at 9am.
  • Good Luck to the competitive cheer team as they travel to Platte-Geddes tomorrow – competition starts at noon.  Bus time is 9am.

 

 

Thursday, October 16th
Lunch today will be choices of:    Hot Pepperoni Sub, Grilled Chicken Sandwich or Oriental Salad

  • Good Luck to the 5th and 6th grade soccer tea at their game tonight in Sioux Falls.
  • Good Luck to the Cross Country team as they travel to Garretson today for the REGION meet!!  Dismiss runners at 2:15 for a 2:30 bus time.  Meet starts at 4pm.
  • Good Luck to the freshmen football team as they travel to West Central today – game starts at 4:30pm.
  • Good Luck to the volleyball team as they host Sioux Falls Christian today starting at 5pm.
  • Student flu shot clinic Oct. 28 during school hours. Letters were sent home with students.  Due date for permission forms is Oct. 24. Thank you.
  • FCCLAer’s….if you have not turned in your form to help serve breakfast at the Banquet next week, please give them to Connie.  If you were not able to come to the last meeting to pick one up the information about this, Connie has a copy for you.  Please see her today about getting a copy!  Thank you!
  • Attention Students:  There will be an informational meeting TODAY at 3:30pm in the high school art room for anyone interested in shooting with the archery team this year, please attend.
  • Haven will be having a Halloween Dance Fundraiser for students 12 years & under next Friday, October 24 from 6:00-8:00 pm at the River Community Church Gym (old elem) to raise money for program supplies & to help keep tuition costs as low as possible.  Admission is $3 for students; adults are free.  All youth must be accompanied by an adult. Please wear your Halloween costume (no toy weapons!) Meals & concessions will be available at an additional cost.  Music & entertainment will be provided by Mr. Thompson’s 2 Turntables & A Microphone, LLC!!

 

 

Wednesday, October 15th
Lunch today will be choices of:    Homestyle Meatloaf, Baked Chicken Nuggets or Sub Sandwich

  • Student flu shot clinic Oct. 28 during school hours. Letters will be sent home with students today.  Due date for permission forms is Oct. 24. Thank you.
  • The 7th and 8th grade football team traveled to West Central yesterday to take on the Trojans. The 7th showed improvement from the week before but ultimately fell to the Trojans 12 to 0. The 8th grade also made good offensive and defensive stands during the game but were not able to capitalize on opportunities as they fell to West Central 12 to 0. The 7th and 8th grade football team host Tri-Valley next week for their season finally.
  • Yesterday the 7th grade girls played a great two matches and came away with a victory against Tea. In the A game the girls played great and defeated Tea two games to zero. In the B match the girls played tough but fell just short.
  • The 8th grade volleyball team played Tea last night.  The A team couldn’t get anything rolling and just couldn’t serve well last night, also the came back to win one but coudn’t get the spark back.  We ended up losing 1-2.  The B team won 2-0 they played well and hustled.  Keep up the good work!!!!!!
  • Good Luck to the C volleyball team as they host Baltic today.  Game starts at 4pm