DRHS School Announcements

Dell Rapids High School Announcements:Quarriers

Friday, December 9th
Happy Birthday to Ross W., Andrew G., and Stephanie D.!!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Kinsey C. and Mr. Krumm!!
Happy Birthday Sunday to Nick H. and Ethan H.!!
Lunch:  Lasagna, Grilling Station, Pizza

  • If you, or any students have any donations for Christmas For Our Kids, please bring them down to the office right away.  We are hoping to deliver all donations to the elementary school this morning.
  • A HUGE thank you to the staff and students that participated in the Blood Drive yesterday. We had 31 lifesaving donations given – helping 93 patients and their families!!!
  • “Elf For A Day”
    Wont it be fun to see one of the teachers dressed up for a day? Starting Monday students and staff can purchase stickers (votes) for the teacher of their choice. Stickers will be sold in the commons before school (1 for .50 or 3 for 1.00). Winning staff members will be determined at the end of the day on December 16th.
  • Good Luck to the boys basketball teams as they host West Central tonight starting at 5pm!!
  • Attention to all students: this is a reminder that you are not allowed to park in the staff parking lot on the west side of the building.
  • Attention to all staff: Now that the construction has subsided and if you plan on parking in the staff parking lot, please be sure you have a staff parking pass visible in your vehicle. If you need one, please see Eve.
  • FCCLA will meet on Monday night at 6 pm in the FACS room.  Members please put up an information sheet from Ms. Rieck by the end of the day.  It will have more details concerning the meeting.
  • After the home basketball game, The High School 5th Quarter is providing food and fun! Friday, December 9th from 9:30-11:00 PM at the middle school gym. This is sponsored by local churches.
  • The FFA Chapter will be holding a meeting on Monday, Dec. 12 at 7 pm in the ag classroom.
  • Just a friendly reminder we have wrestling pictures after school.

 

 

Thursday, December 8th
Happy Birthday to Autumn S. and Spencer T.!!
Lunch:  Lasagna, Grilling Station, Pizza

  • Yesterday the Region V FCCLA meeting was held in Madison.  Congratulations to the following members who received a Gold rating on their Illustrated Talk:  Janae Hahn, Skyler Bakker, Cariss Montgomery, Desirae Horton, Alexyss La Deaux and Riley Rinehart and to Veronica Vanderloo who received a Silver rating! Beth Bruggeman served as Treasurer of the region for the past year. Alexyss La Deaux ran for Jr. High Representative and was installed in that office position for the coming year during the installation ceremony.  Thanks to other members who attended and participated in either the middle school or high school Knowledge Bowl competition or served as either a door or time keeper for the events.  Job well done!
  • Attention to all students: this is a reminder that you are not allowed to park in the staff parking lot on the west side of the building
  • Attention to all staff: Now that the construction is subsided and if you plan on parking in the staff parking lot, please be sure you have a staff parking pass visible in your vehicle. If you need one, please see Eve.
  • The FCA group and other youth groups are hosting “The 5th Quarter”. This is an event opened to all students. There will be games and food in the middle school gym on Friday night after the basketball game.
  • The FFA Chapter will be holding a meeting on Monday, Dec. 12 at 7 pm in the ag classroom.
  • Just a friendly reminder we have boys basketball pictures after school.
  • The cast for the one act play is posted by the end of the day outside of the old high school office and outside Mrs. Mitchell’s room.  If you are a cast member, please pick up scripts and schedules in Mrs. Mitchell’s room this afternoon.  First read through is tomorrow morning in Mrs. Mitchell’s room.  Attendance policy begins tomorrow morning.
  • The National Honor Society is hosting the Blood Drive Today, December 8th at the high school. We have 40 time slots allocated to students and staff to donate. Times are scheduled every 10 minutes from 8:30-11:00 and 12:30-3:00. The entire donation process from registration to refreshments afterwards takes approximately 30-35 minutes.

 

 

Wednesday, December 7th
Lunch:  Meatloaf, Grilling Station, Pizza

  • Attention to all students: this is a reminder that you are not allowed to park in the staff parking lot on the west side of the building.
  • Congratulations to Cheyenne Adams for placing 8th in the State FFA Ag Broadcasting event.
  • The FFA Chapter will be holding a meeting on Monday, Dec. 12 at 7 pm in the ag classroom.
  • Just a friendly reminder we have wrestling pictures Friday after school.
  • The cast for the one act play is posted by the end of the day outside of the old high school office and outside Mrs. Mitchell’s room.  If you are a cast member, please pick up scripts and schedules in Mrs. Mitchell’s room this afternoon.  First read through is tomorrow morning in Mrs. Mitchell’s room.  Attendance policy begins tomorrow morning.
  • The National Honor Society is hosting the Blood Drive on Thursday, December 8th at the high school. We have 40 time slots allocated to students and staff to donate. Times are scheduled every 10 minutes from 8:30-11:00 and 12:30-3:00. The entire donation process from registration to refreshments afterwards takes approximately 30-35 minutes.
  • Every day, approximately 110 units of donated blood are needed for patients in our region’s 32 hospitals. Finding donors to meet this demand is a daily challenge – we are lucky at Dell Rapids School to have the opportunity to save lives by being blood donors.  On average, each donation will help at least three different seriously ill patents. The blood you donate will be typed, tested for infectious diseases, and then processed into different components (red cells, platelets, and plasma) with each patient getting just the needed component. You will receive a donor card in the mail with the date of your donation and your blood type.
    **Students – please see Mrs. Ruesink if you are interested in scheduling a time to donate or if you have any questions. Students 16 years old (with parent consent) or older can donate.

 

 

Tuesday, December 6th
Lunch:  Taco in a Bag, Grilling Station, Pizza

  • Attention to all students: this is a reminder that you are not allowed to park in the staff parking lot on the west side of the building.
  • Congratulations to Cheyenne Adams for placing 8th in the State FFA Ag Broadcasting event.
  • The FFA Chapter will be holding a meeting on Monday, Dec. 12 at 7 pm in the ag classroom.
  • Attention VB players, you will be receiving an informational sheet from a teammate about this Saturday’s Division II Volleyball Championship match at the Pentagon.  Please hand this sheet back to Coach Solberg by Wednesday morning before school.  Thank you!
  • SADD/Be The Change informational meeting Tuesday, Dec 6th over lunch in the Dual Credit room (Mrs. Luden’s old room).   Anyone who is interested is welcome to come and learn more.
  • Just a friendly reminder we have wrestling pictures today after school. Please be sure to pick up your picture packet forms, they are in the office.
  • FCCLA members who are attending the region meeting on Wednesday need to stop in and get some information from Ms. Rieck before you leave today.
  • Those FCCLA members who are doing Illustrated Talks need to come and see Ms. Rieck before you leave school today!
  • High School Students: Don’t forget to come support your friends at the Christmas concert this Thursday at 7:00! See you there!
  • The cast for the one act play is posted by the end of the day outside of the old high school office and outside Mrs. Mitchell’s room.  If you are a cast member, please pick up scripts and schedules in Mrs. Mitchell’s room this afternoon.  First read through is tomorrow morning in Mrs. Mitchell’s room.  Attendance policy begins tomorrow morning.
  • The National Honor Society is hosting the Blood Drive on Thursday, December 8th at the high school. We have 40 time slots allocated to students and staff to donate. Times are scheduled every 10 minutes from 8:30-11:00 and 12:30-3:00. The entire donation process from registration to refreshments afterwards takes approximately 30-35 minutes.
  • Every day, approximately 110 units of donated blood are needed for patients in our region’s 32 hospitals. Finding donors to meet this demand is a daily challenge – we are lucky at Dell Rapids School to have the opportunity to save lives by being blood donors.  On average, each donation will help at least three different seriously ill patents. The blood you donate will be typed, tested for infectious diseases, and then processed into different components (red cells, platelets, and plasma) with each patient getting just the needed component. You will receive a donor card in the mail with the date of your donation and your blood type.
    **Students – please see Mrs. Ruesink if you are interested in scheduling a time to donate or if you have any questions. Students 16 years old (with parent consent) or older can donate.

 

 

Monday, December 5th
Lunch:  Cheeseburger, Grilling Station, Pizza

  • SADD/Be The Change informational meeting Tuesday, Dec 6th over lunch in the Dual Credit room (Mrs. Luden’s old room).   Anyone who is interested is welcome to come and learn more.
  • Just a friendly reminder we have wrestling pictures tomorrow after school. Please be sure to pick up your picture packet forms, they are in the office.
  • The Winter Formal Photo Booth pictures are posted on Facebook on “DRHS Winter Formal 2016″ page.  Please feel free to tag yourself or others.
  • FCCLA members who are attending the region meeting on Wednesday need to stop in and get some information from Ms. Rieck before you leave today.
  • Congratulations to Libby Clark who earned a superior in poetry at the state oral interp contest this weekend in Harrisburg.
  • High School Students: Don’t forget to come support your friends at the Christmas concert this Thursday at 7:00! See you there!
  • Quarrier Wear is available to order from DRHS Booster Club:  Orders are due today by noon. For more information, please stop in the office.
  • ‘A HUGE thank you to all of the juniors, parents, and home owners who worked in a myriad of ways to make yesterday’s Tour of Homes possible. It was a huge success, and went incredibly smoothly.’
  • The cast for the one act play is posted by the end of the day outside of the old high school office and outside Mrs. Mitchell’s room.  If you are a cast member, please pick up scripts and schedules in Mrs. Mitchell’s room this afternoon.  First read through is tomorrow morning in Mrs. Mitchell’s room.  Attendance policy begins tomorrow morning.
  • The National Honor Society is hosting the Blood Drive on Thursday, December 8th at the high school. We have 40 time slots allocated to students and staff to donate. Times are scheduled every 10 minutes from 8:30-11:00 and 12:30-3:00. The entire donation process from registration to refreshments afterwards takes approximately 30-35 minutes.
  • Every day, approximately 110 units of donated blood are needed for patients in our region’s 32 hospitals. Finding donors to meet this demand is a daily challenge – we are lucky at Dell Rapids School to have the opportunity to save lives by being blood donors.  On average, each donation will help at least three different seriously ill patents. The blood you donate will be typed, tested for infectious diseases, and then processed into different components (red cells, platelets, and plasma) with each patient getting just the needed component. You will receive a donor card in the mail with the date of your donation and your blood type.
    **Students – please see Mrs. Ruesink if you are interested in scheduling a time to donate or if you have any questions. Students 16 years old (with parent consent) or older can donate.

Dell Rapids MIDDLE SCHOOL Announcements

Dell Rapids Middle School Announcements:Quarriers

Friday, December 9th
Happy Birthday to Kelli B.!
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Mr. Krumm!
5th/6th Lunch today will be choices of:   Pizza or Toasted Cheese Sandwich & Tomato Soup
7th/8th Lunch today will be choices of:   Toasted Cheese Sandwich & Tomato Soup, Grilling Station, Pizza

  • Attention 7th grade students:  If you would like to read morning 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
  • Thank you to everyone who donated batteries today for Christmas for our Kids!  Everyone who made donations this week has been entered in a drawing for Buffalo Wild Wings certificates.  Stay tuned this afternoon to hear who the winners are!
  • 7th FACS students—if you still have a project in the FACS room, please come down and pick that up ASAP.  Thank you!
  • FCCLA will meet on Monday night at 6 pm in the FACS room.  Members please put up an information sheet from Ms. Rieck by the end of the day.  It will have more details concerning the meeting.
  • Last night the 7th grade girls defeated Canton in their season opener 41-8.  Overall, it was a great first game with 15 very talented girls.  Eighth grade girls also did amazing in their first game defeating Canton 51-25.  Looks like it will be a great season!
  • Good Luck to the boys basketball teams as they host West Central tonight starting at 5pm!!
  • **Middle School Choir – Tonight we sing the National Anthem for our Boys Basketball Game. Be here at the Middle School Commons by 7:15. After we perform you are free to either watch the game or leave.
  • Reminder to wrestlers:  Sport photos will be taken today after school.
  • Good Luck to the 7/8 girls basketball teams as they participate in the Dak XII tournament tomorrow starting at 9am.  7th grade will travel to Sioux Falls Christian (bus time is 8am) and 8th grade will be home.
  • Good Luck to the wrestlers as they travel to Watertown tomorrow starting at 10am (bus time is 8:15am)

 

 

Thursday, December 8th
Happy Birthday to Cooper H.!
5th/6th Lunch today will be choices of:   Lasagna or Grilled Chicken Sandwich
7th/8th Lunch today will be choices of:   Lasagna, Grilling Station, Pizza

  • Attention 7th grade students:  If you would like to read morning 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
  • Thank you to everyone who donated games, books, hats, mittens and scarves today for Christmas for our Kids!  Tomorrow we will be collecting batteries of all sizes.  Bring in donations each day to be entered in a drawing for Buffalo Wild Wings!
  • Yesterday the Region V FCCLA meeting was held in Madison.  Congratulations to the following members who received a Gold rating on their Illustrated Talk:  Janae Hahn, Skyler Bakker, Cariss Montgomery, Desirae Horton, Alexyss La Deaux and Riley Rinehart and to Veronica Vanderloo who received a Silver rating! Beth Bruggeman served as Treasurer of the region for the past year. Alexyss La Deaux ran for Jr. High Representative and was installed in that office position for the coming year during the installation ceremony.  Thanks to other members who attended and participated in either the middle school or high school Knowledge Bowl competition or served as either a door or time keeper for the events.  Job well done!
  • 7th FACS students—if you still have a project in the FACS room, please come down and pick that up ASAP.  Thank you!
  • Good Luck to the 7/8 girls basketball teams as they travel to Canton today.  Dismiss at 2:50 for a 3pm bus time – games start at 4:30pm.
  • DRHS Winter Concert will be held tonight in the MS Commons at 7pm!

 

 

Wednesday, December 7th
5th/6th Lunch today will be choices of:   Meatloaf or Crispy Chicken Nuggets
7th/8th Lunch today will be choices of:   Meatloaf, Grilling Station, Pizza

  • Attention 7th grade students:  If you would like to read morning 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
  • Thank you to everyone who donated wrapping paper, gift bags and other gift decorating items today for Christmas for our Kids!  Tomorrow will be games, books, hats, mittens and scarves.  Bring in donations each day to be entered in a drawing for Buffalo Wild Wings certificates.

 

 

Tuesday, December 6th
5th/6th Lunch today will be choices of:   Taco in a Bag or Hot Dog
7th/8th Lunch today will be choices of:   Taco in a Bag, Grilling Station, Pizza

  • Attention 7th grade students:  If you would like to read morning 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
  • Attention 7th and 8th grade students. The Be The Change Team will meet today in Ms. Mason’s room at 11:00. 7th grade students, if you are interested in attending, please skip recess and get your lunch with the 8th grade.
  • Thank you to everyone who donated gifts tags and tape today for Christmas for our Kids!  Tomorrow we will be collecting wrapping paper, ribbon, gift bags and gift decorating items.  Bring in donations each day to be entered in a drawing for Buffalo Wild Wings certificates!
  • Reminder to all middle school students – today is the Winter Holiday concert starting at 7:00 PM. Dress up in nice clothes and be there when your music teacher has told you. Middle School Choir – Girls: Remember to bring a hat Guys: Remember to bring a comb!
  • Those FCCLA members who are doing Illustrated Talks need to come and see Ms. Rieck before you leave school today!
  • Good Luck to the varsity girls basketball team as they travel to Salem today – games start at 5pm.
  • Congratulations to our December Students of the Month:
    5th – Sutton W. and Halle H.
    6th – Adam N. and Callista X.
    7th – Hunter N. and Cassidy B.
    8th – Sam P. and Kat F.

 

 

Monday, December 5th
5th/6th Lunch today will be choices of:   Cheeseburger or Chicken Florentine
7th/8th Lunch today will be choices of:   Cheeseburger, Grilling Station, Pizza

  • Attention 7th grade students:  If you would like to read morning 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
  • Quarrier Wear is available to order from DRHS Booster Club:  Orders are due TODAY by noon. For more information, please stop in the office.
  • Attention 7th and 8th grade students. The Be The Change Team will meet next Tuesday in Ms. Mason’s room at 11:00. 7th grade students, if you are interested in attending, please skip recess and get your lunch with the 8th grade.
  • Thank you to everyone who donated money or gift cards today for Christmas for our Kids! Tomorrow we will be collecting gift tags and tape for wrapping all of the donated gifts. Bring in donations each day to be entered in a drawing for Buffalo Wild Wings certificates!
  • Reminder to all middle school students – tomorrow is the Winter Holiday concert starting at 7:00 PM. Dress up in nice clothes and be there when your music teacher has told you. Middle School Choir – Girls: Remember to bring a hat Guys: Remember to bring a comb!
  • FCCLA members who are attending the region meeting on Wednesday need to stop in and get some information from Ms. Rieck before you leave today.
  • Any 7th grader who has not picked up their FACS project, please do so today.
  • Good Luck to the JV wrestlers as they travel to Flandreau today – meet starts at 4:30pm.

Cardinal Girls Drop First Two in Close Games

DRSM LogoThe Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinal girls basketball team lost their first two games to open up 2016-2017 season, with both games being very close.

The Cardinals traveled to Alcester to play the Alcester-Hudson Cubs to start the season on Tuesday, December 6th.  After getting behind early, the Cardinals rallied to take the lead late in the game.  The Cubs were able to tie the game and force overtime, and Alcester-Hudson defeated St Mary 43-38 in overtime.  Kennedi Mullaney finished the night with 13 points and four rebounds.  Jackie Wolles had 10 points, three rebounds, and four steals.  Lexi Klein added six points.  Sydney Cook and six rebounds, and Cassy Geraets had three steals.

St Mary then had their first home game of the year as they hosted the Oldham-Ramona/Rutland Raiders on Thursday, December 8th.  The Raiders won a close game 43-40.  Mullaney had 10 points in the contest, and Klein and Wolless each had six points each.

St Mary (0-2) will travel to Ellsworth, MN on Tuesday, December 13th.

Quarrier Girls Fall to Cougars in Season Opener

NewDRLogoThe Dell Rapids Quarrier girls basketball team couldn’t overcome a cold start and dropped their season-opening game to the McCook Central/Montrose Cougars 63-48 on Tuesday, December 6th, in Salem.  The Cougars never trailed in the game as they jumped out to a 10-0 lead in the first five minutes of the game.

Dell Rapids trailed 12-3 after the first quarter and 27-16 by halftime.  The Quarriers were able to chip the lead down to 39-32, but McCook Central/Montrose closed the game on a 24-16 run for the win.

Jayda Knuppe led the Quarriers with 13 points in the game.  Emma Paul added 10 points and four rebounds.  Averi Pankonen had four assists, and Kali Graham had four rebounds.

Dell Rapids will host Sioux Falls Christian on Tuesday, December 13th.

JV Results:

The Quarrier JV team won a convincing 41-25 contest over the Cougars. Jadya Knuppe sparked the girls with 12 points. Ravyn Hoffman had four steals, and Jenae Schoeberl and Sydney Stoffereahn both grabbed four rebounds.

C Team Results:

The Quarrier C team held on for a tight 20-18 win over McCook Central/Montrose. Gabi Rus led the way with six points, while Kyra Graham and Katie Steineke both chipped in four points.

Next Phase of Dell Rapids Waste Water Rate Increase is Coming

DellRapidsTowerThe next phase of increasing the waste water rates for residents of Dell Rapids took a step closer to being implemented.  During the Dell Rapids City Council regular meeting on Monday, December 5th, the council approved the first reading of two new ordinances.

Ordinance 842 will be adding a waste water surcharge of $8.60 to residents’ bills.  However, Ordinance 843 will be a decrease in the base amount of waste water.  Currently the base amount is $18.34.  The ordinance will be lowering that base amount to $16.00, which will offset some of the $8.60 surcharge.  The per 1,000 gallon rate of $5.06 will remain the same.

City Administrator Justin Weiland said, “The city, at the beginning of 2016, increased our rates knowing that we would be looking at this increase for this waste water treatment facility.  So we wanted the impact of the customers to be rolled in and not have to be a large increase, we could taper it in over the course of a few years.”

Councilman Mark Crisp added, “This is something that we’ve known was coming for a year and a half now.”

Weiland also pointed out during the discussion that the city received grants in a total amount of $3,372,000, which is about 55% of the total cost of $5.5 million for the new waste water treatment facility.  Weiland said that without those grant dollars the residents would have had an increase of almost double what the new surcharge increase will be.

If both ordinances pass the second reading at the next city council meeting, the new rates are slated to begin with the February 2017 cycle and billed in March.

The waste water facility project is being done by the city to come into compliance with ammonia discharge.

Ervin “Erv” Walters

erv-waltersErvin “Erv” Walters, 70, died Monday, December 5, 2016 in Sioux Falls, SD. A memorial service will be 10:00 AM Friday December 9, 2016 at George Boom Funeral Home in Sioux Falls, SD. His family will be present for visitation from 5:00-7:00 PM Thursday December 8 at George Boom Funeral Home in Sioux Falls, SD. On-line condolences may be left at the George Boom Funeral Home website.

Ervin Ray Walters was born April 20, 1946 in Luverne, MN to George and Grace (Groen) Walters. He grew up in Beaver Creek, MN. After his high school graduation, he served in the National Guard and was active duty in Luverne, MN.

Erv had various jobs in the Sioux Falls area. He settled in at Metz Old Home Bakery and retired after 28 years. In 1999 he purchased the Hi-Ho Tavern with his brother, George. Erv was there every day until ill health forced him to retire. He has fought cancer since 2009.

He married Kathy Gieselman on May 20, 2005 in Sioux Falls, SD.  Erv had the gift of gab and loved telling jokes and stories about his adventurous life. He was always there when someone needed a helping hand. He had a love for living life to the fullest. He enjoyed spending time with his grandkids and family.

Erv is survived by his wife, Kathy, Sioux Falls, SD; son, Aaron Walters, Sioux Falls, SD; daughter, Carrie (Jesse) Boysen, Larchwood, IA; his grandchildren, Tessa Boysen, Grady Boysen, Charles Binkerd and Dylan Boysen; sister, Aleida Kruger, Sheldon, IA; brothers, Dick (Doris) Walters, Sioux Falls, SD, Ed (Lavonne) Walters, Effie, MN, Glen (Norma) Walters, Sioux Falls, SD, George (Donna) Walters, Madison, SD, Joe Walters, Red Oak, TX, Darrel (Marge) Walters, Sioux Falls, SD, Alvin (Joy) Walters, Desoto, TX, Arvin (LaDonna Talenda) Walters, Zion, IL and Ron (Sandy) Walters, Hutchinson, MN; sister-in-law, Judy Walters, Dell Rapids, SD; and many nieces, nephews, in-laws and friends.

He was preceded in death by his son, Jason Gieselman; his parents, George and Grace; brothers, Henry and Leslie Walters; sisters-in-law, Daisy and Susan; and brother-in-law, Merle Kruger.

Following the memorial service, relatives and friends are invited to gather with the family at Walters Hi-Ho Tavern.

Alvin Story

alvin-storyAlvin J. Story, 80, died Tuesday, December 6, 2016 in Sioux Falls, SD. Funeral services will be 10:00 AM Friday, December 9, 2016 at St. John American Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls, SD. On-line condolences may be left at the George Boom Funeral Home website.

Alvin was born August 5, 1936 in Ihlen, MN to Irvin and Florence (Clark) Story. He met Audrey Johnson on a blind date and they were married in Naples, SD on October 27, 1962.

Alvin liked to stay busy. Over the years, he worked as a truck driver, drove mail trucks, farmed in the Madison, SD area and worked for Sioux Steel, Polar Storage and Nordica Warehouse. His home kept him busy as well, there was always something to fix or build. He was a handyman and Mr. Fix It and spent lots of time working on his cars. He enjoyed listening, often loudly, to the oldies on the radio or on vinyl.

Alvin is survived by his wife, Audrey, Sioux Falls, SD; his children, Stan (Julie) Story, Bridgewater, SD, Dawn (Kurt) Kruger, Sioux Falls, SD and Jeff Story, Sioux Falls, SD; his grandchildren, Kyle Kruger, Seth Story, Cody Story, Alicia Kruger, Zane Story and Tate Story; 4 great-grandchildren; brothers, Jim Story, Hartford, SD and John (Vicki) Story, Dell Rapids, SD; and his sister, Pam (Steve) Linnewebber, Sioux Falls, SD. He was preceded in death by his son, Steven Story; his parents, Irvin and Florence Story; and his sister, Mary Dean Turner.

Gary Froslie

gary-froslieGary A. Froslie, 74, of Sioux Falls, formerly of Webster/Tea, SD, passed away on Monday, December 5, 2016. Funeral services will be at 1 PM, Thursday, December 8, 2016 at the Wight & Comes Funeral Chapel in Watertown. Visitation will be 6-8 PM on Wednesday at the Wight & Comes Funeral Chapel. Interment will be in the St. Pauli Cemetery, Wallace, SD. On-line condolences may be left at the Wight & Comes website.

Survivors include his wife, Betty of Sioux Falls; two children, Beverly of Sioux Falls, and Sundra (Rycer) Lamer of Dell Rapids; four grandchildren, Nicholas, Nathan, Max and Grady; two brothers, Michael (Kathy) Froslie of Monticello, MN and Rick Froslie of Webster; one sister, Gwen (Gary) Conklin of Sioux Falls; and his nieces and nephews.

Vonnie (Ney) Schneider

vonnie-schneiderYvonne “Vonnie” M. Schneider, 83, of Brandon, passed away on Sunday, December 4, 2016 at the Bethany Lutheran Home in Brandon. Her funeral service will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, December 10, 2016 in Highland Lutheran Church, rural Sherman. Visitation will be from 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. with the family present from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. on Friday, December 9, 2016 at Kahler Funeral Home. On-line condolences may be left at the Kahler Funeral Home website.

Yvonne “Vonnie” Marie Ney was born on February 8, 1933 in Sheldon, Iowa to Peter and Marie Ney. At the age of 11 months, Vonnie’s father passed away. Vonnie and her mother then moved to Dell Rapids, South Dakota where Vonnie attended St. Mary’s Catholic schools, graduating in 1951. During and after high school Vonnie worked at Voy’s Drug Store.

On January 24, 1954 Vonnie was united in marriage to Edward J. Schneider at First Lutheran Church in Sherman, South Dakota. Following their marriage, Ed and Vonnie lived on the Schneider family farm, rural Sherman. To this union, four children were born, Gretchen, Brian, Elizabeth and David. Along with all of the duties that come along with being a mother of four, Vonnie was very involved in helping Ed with the daily farm activities. This included milking, tending to the animals, and preparing meals for those helping with the labor on the farm. Vonnie especially enjoyed the dairy cows, baby calves, and cattle.   After Ed’s passing in 1990, Vonnie continued to live on the farm enjoying the outdoors, her little dog Ralph, and her family, friends, and grandchildren. She was also a member of Highland Lutheran Church and the ladies’ aide there. In 2002 Vonnie moved to Orchard Hills in Dell Rapids, South Dakota until 2009 when she moved to the Inn on Westport, SiouxFalls, South Dakota. In August of 2011, Vonnie moved to The Bethany Home in Brandon, South Dakota, residing there until the time of her death on December 4, 2016.   Vonnie reached the age of 83 years, 9 months, and 26 days. She was preceded in death by her father Peter Ney, her mother Marie Olson, her step-father Russell Olson, and her husband Edward Schneider.

Those left to cherish her memory are her children, Gretchen (Michael) Dickes of Mesa, AZ, Brian (Dawn) Schneider of Pipestone, MN, Liz (Jason) Hiemstra of Sioux Falls, SD and David (LeAnn) Schneider of Sioux Falls, SD. Grandchildren, Sara (John) Rout of Gilbert, AZ, Andrew (Kelly) Bauman of Ottawa, IL., Nicholas (Stephanie) Schneider of Greeley, CO, Samuel Schneider of Sherman, SD, Jacob Schneider of St. Paul, MN, Libby Schneider of Vermillion, SD, Marie (Nathan) Vanderlaan of Minneapolis, MN, Matthew (Kristina) Hiemstra of Key West, FL, Thomas Schneider of Brookings, SD and Michael Schneider of Sioux Falls, SD. Great grandchildren, Emma, Nicholas, Kaitlyn, Kaylee, and Landon. Her sister in law, Emily Schneider, and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be directed to Highland Lutheran Church.

Showing at the Dells Theater

hacksaw-ridgeEnding December 8: “HACKSAW RIDGE” – This is the amazing true life story of Desmond Doss, the first conscientious objector ever to be awarded the Medal of Honor. A Seventh Day Adventist son of an abusive WW1 veteran, he believed WWII was a just cause- even though killing was not. Doss was the only American soldier to serve on the front lines without a weapon, and single-handedly saved the lives of 75 men. “Hacksaw Ridge” ends Thursday, December 8 at the Dells Theatre. 130 minutes. It’s rated R for intense prolonged realistically graphic sequences of war violence including grisly bloody images.

trolls-movieStarting December 9: “TROLLS” – Enter the colorful, wondrous world of the overly optimistic Trolls who have a constant song on their lips. But they must defend their world from the comically pessimistic Bergens who are only happy when they have Trolls in their stomachs. This smart, funny, irreverent comedy story weaves together humor for parents and teens as well as kids. This new animated family comedy stars the voices of Justin Timberlake, Anna Kendrick, James Corden, Russell Brand, Gwen Stefani and Jason Schwartzman. This story of fuzzy-haired dolls is based on the Good Luck Troll dolls created by Thomas Dam for his daughter in Denmark in 1959. “Trolls” starts Friday, December 9 at the Dells Theatre at the Luxury 5 Cinema. 92 minutes. It’s rated PG for some mild rude humor.

TUESDAY SPECIAL!!
  • Tuesdays the drinks are on us!! Every Tuesday, when you buy any size popcorn, we’ll give you the same size drink free!

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