DRHS School Announcements:

Dell Rapids High School Announcements:Quarriers

Tuesday, November 25th
• Happy Birthday to Caleb K. & Elijah J.!!
• Happy Birthday tomorrow to Jesse M.!!
• Happy Birthday on Friday to Tiffany F.!!
• Lunch:  a-Super Nachos;   b-Baked Chicken Nuggets;   c-Crispy Chicken Salad

  • Chess club – Chess Club meets every Monday, Thursday and Friday from 7:45 to 8:15 in the high school computer room.
  • Seniors:  New scholarships are available in Mrs. Ruesink’s office
  • Varsity Volleyball players—please turn in your uniform to Coach Solberg ASAP!!!
  • Juniors & Seniors:  Registration forms for the spring O’Gorman ACT Prep Class are available in Mrs. Ruesink’ office
  • FCCLA members—-if you did not turn in your form for district rally, you may still turn it in by TODAY.  Also, please let Ms. Rieck know how many items you have sold for the pizza fundraiser by the end of day.
  • The time has come to register for spring dual credit courses! Technical Institutes courses open on November 1st.  BOR (4-year college) courses open November 17th.  If you would like more information on Dual Credit courses and this opportunity to earn college / technical school credit at a greatly reduced price, please see Mrs. Kludt ASAP. Spring courses are on SDMyLife.
  • Attention:  Dell Rapids Basketball clothing is available to order online https://dr-basketball.itemorder.com.  Orders must be placed by midnight tonight (Please allow 3 weeks after the close of the sale for delivery—All orders will be delivered to the school.)
  • QUARRIER FANS — We have extra Dome “ONE MORE” T-shirts for sale at a discounted price.  See Mr. Welbig if you are interested.
  • Both bowling teams lost their matches last Friday. For the girls, Alicia T. had high game with a 214 & also high series with a 515. For the boys, Hunter G. had a 192 for high game and high series with a 499.  Our next match will be Friday December 5th against West Central @ Dells Bowl.
  • Lost:  An Ipod was lost last week at 4th grade girls’ basketball practice in the MS Gym.  It is silver and has a shattered screen – if found, please return to the office.  Thank you.
  • “Too Fabulous To Fail” is showing TONIGHT at 7pm in MS Commons.   Last Performance!!   Admission is $3.00-students $5.00 adults.
  • Good Luck to the Quiz Bowl Team as they travel to West Central today!!

 

 

Monday, November 24th
• Happy Birthday to Alicia T.!!
• Lunch:  a-Homestyle Ham & Pasta Hotdish;   b-Cheeseburger;   c-Sub Sandwich

  • Chess club – Chess Club meets every Monday, Thursday and Friday from 7:45 to 8:15 in the high school computer room.
  • Seniors:  New scholarships are available in Mrs. Ruesink’s office
  • Varsity Volleyball players—please turn in your uniform to Coach Solberg ASAP!!!
  • Football Meeting and Equipment hand in for SENIORS TODAY. Please bring ALL of your equipment.
  • FCCLA members—-if you did not turn in your form for district rally, you may still turn it in by tomorrow morning.  Also, please let Ms. Rieck know how many items you have sold for the pizza fundraiser by the end of day tomorrow.
  • The time has come to register for spring dual credit courses! Technical Institutes courses open on November 1st.  BOR (4-year college) courses open November 17th.  If you would like more information on Dual Credit courses and this opportunity to earn college / technical school credit at a greatly reduced price, please see Mrs. Kludt ASAP. Spring courses are on SDMyLife.
  • Attention:  Dell Rapids Basketball clothing is available to order online https://dr-basketball.itemorder.com.  Orders must be placed by November 25th (Please allow 3 weeks after the close of the sale for delivery—All orders will be delivered to the school.)
  • “Too Fabulous To Fail” is showing TONIGHT and Tuesday at 7pm in MS Commons.   Come and watch the talent.   Admission is $3.00-students $5.00 adults.
  • Lost:  An Ipod was lost last week at 4th grade girls’ basketball practice in the MS Gym.  It is silver and has a shattered screen – if found, please return to the office.  Thank you.

Water Rates to Increase

DellRapidsTowerWater rates within the city limits of Dell Rapids will increase starting December 20th.  The Dell Rapids City Council approved the second reading and adoption of ordinance 812 on Monday, November 17th, during their regular meeting.  The rate will increase by 3%.  The increase in rates will be spread across the base rate and an increase per 1,000 gallons used.

The base rate will increase from $9.88 to $10.00.  The rate per 1,000 gallons used will increase from $4.26 to $4.37.  The average water bill will increase by a total of $.67 per month.

Alderman David Sommerfeld made the motion to approve the second reading and adoption with the second coming from Alderman Mike Geraets.  The roll-call vote passed 7-0.

Dell Rapids MIDDLE SCHOOL Announcements

Dell Rapids Middle School Announcements:Quarriers

Tuesday, November 25th
• Happy Birthday to Katelyn N. & Mr. Solberg!
• Happy Birthday over Thanksgiving Break to:  Gabi O., Katy P., Josie G., Kaylei O. & Maddi P.!
Lunch today will be choices of:    Super Nachos, Baked Chicken Nuggets or Crispy Chicken Salad

  • Attention Students and Staff:  Dell Rapids Basketball clothing is available to order online @ https://dr-basketball.itemorder.com.  Orders must be placed by the end of the day today for delivery the 2nd week of December.
  • “Too Fabulous to Fail” hits the stage tonight in the DRMS Commons at 7pm – – – last night to see our talented actors in action!!
  • Lost:  An Ipod was lost last week at 4th grade girls basketball practice in the MS Gym.  It is silver and has a shattered screen – if found, please return to the office.  Thank you.
  • Bowling results from last Friday:  Both teams lost ~ for the girls, Alicia T. had high game with a 214 & also high series with a 515. For the boys, Hunter G. had a 192 for high game and high series with a 499.  Next match will be Friday December 5th against West Central @ Dells Bowl.

 

 

Monday, November 24th
• Happy Birthday to Tyler T., Ms. Gosmire and Ms. Hettinger!!
Lunch today will be choices of:    Homestyle Ham & Pasta Hotdish, Cheeseburger or Sub Sandwich

  • Attention Students and Staff:  Dell Rapids Basketball clothing is available to order online @ https://dr-basketball.itemorder.com.  Orders must be placed by November 25th for delivery the 2nd week of December.
  • “Too Fabulous to Fail” hits the stage tonight in the DRMS Commons at 7pm – – – come see our talented actors in action!!
  • Attention junior high girls basketball players: First practice is today at 3:30.  Remember to get on bus 1 or 2 right away after school! You will change once you get to the Elementary School.
  • Lost:  An Ipod was lost last week at 4th grade girls basketball practice in the MS Gym.  It is silver and has a shattered screen – if found, please return to the office.  Thank you.

Community-Wide Thanksgiving Dinner

Kathy, owner of Paw Spa, Britney, owner of Revive Fitness, and the staff at Unique Boutique & Bistro are hosting a community-wide Thanksgiving dinner at Unique Boutique & Bistro on Wednesday, November 26th, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Dinner will be served until it’s gone.

2014 Community Wide Thanksgiving Dinner

Dak-12 2014 Volleyball All-Conference Selections

Three Quarrier volleyball players earned Dak-12 All-Conference mentions for their play in 2014.  Senior setter Sarah Haak earned 3rd Team All-Conference, and seniors Tiffany Finkral and Shelby Wrage earned Honorable Mentions.

2014 Volleyball All Conference 1st Team

Player Year Position School
Lindsey Smith – MVP Sr. Setter Dakota Valley
Serena Hopf Jr. Middle Hitter Madison
Sammy Kosowski Sr. Middle Hitter Tri-Valley
Meredith Lammers Fr. Outside Hitter Dakota Valley
Kortney Pollema Sr. Libero SF Christian
Shelby Zomermaand Jr. Middle Hitter SF Christian

2014 Volleyball All Conference 2nd Team

Player Year Position School
Kensi Brands Sr. Outside Hitter SF Christian
Amber Hanson Sr. Setter Elk Point-Jefferson
Emma Johnson Sr. Middle Hitter Tri-Valley
Shayla Johnson So. Outside Hitter Dakota Valley
Morgan McKinney Sr. Setter Tea Area
Morgan Skluzacek Sr. Outside Hitter Madison

2014 Volleyball All Conference 3rd Team

Player Year Position School
Sydney Goertel So. Setter/RS Hitter West Central
Sarah Haak Sr. Setter/Back Row Dell Rapids
Hannah Hepner Sr. Left Side Beresford
Lexi LaFave Sr. Right/Defense Tea Area
Miranda Stabe Sr. Outside Hitter Elk Point-Jefferson
Courtney Weeldreyer So. Outside Hitter Lennox

Honorable Mention Selections

Player Year Position School
Katlyn Arneson Sr. Middle/Left Tea Area
Ashley Bamsey Sr. Middle Tea Area
Taylor Bird Sr. Libero Madison
Lauren Dolly Sr. Left/Middle Hitter West Central
Marisa Eimers Jr. Setter Madison
Tiffany Finkral Sr. Middle Hitter Dell Rapids
Rachel Finnegan Sr. Outside Hitter Vermillion
Morgan Haga So. Libero Tri-Valley
Carter Hausmann Jr. Defensive Specialist Tri-Valley
Sydney Hausmann Jr. Setter Tri-Valley
Ally Kacmarynski So. Libero Tea Area
Drew Keuck Sr. Outside Hitter Elk Point-Jefferson
Morgan Klostergaard Sr. Middle Hitter Beresford
Elizabeth Lammers Fr. Outside Hitter Dakota Valley
Molly McMahon So. Libero West Central
Chloe Nielsen Sr. Outside Hitter Vermillion
Kelsy Pollema Sr. Defensive Specialist SF Christian
Caitlin Siegel Sr. Middle Hitter Vermillion
Allison Targonski Sr. Libero Elk Point-Jefferson
Emma Tuttle Sr. Middle Hitter Dakota Valley
Ellie Voss Fr. Middle Hitter SF Christian
Taylor Watkins Sr. Libero Beresford
Melissa Wollman Jr. Middle Hitter West Central
Shelby Wrage Sr. Defensive Specialist Dell Rapids
Justine Zylstra Sr. Left/Middle Hitter Canton

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Haven Advisory Board Position

HavenLogoThe Dell Rapids Community Haven is looking for enthusiastic individuals to serve on the Advisory Board for 2015!  The Haven Board typically meets on the second Monday of each month from 6:00-7:00 pm.  This dedicated group of community members meets to discuss Haven’s policies, budget, fundraising plans and the need to keep school-age children safe while providing exceptional learning opportunities and experiences. Please email or call our Haven Program Director, Jessica Ostwald, if you would like more information about becoming a Haven Board member at 605-366-8612 or Jessica.Ostwald@k12.sd.us

Local Births

  • New BabyA girl to Ross and Tara Rollinger, Dell Rapids, November 15.
  • A boy to Ezra and Gina Lemley, Dell Rapids, November 5.
  • A boy to Angelia Jorgensen, Dell Rapids, October 24.
  • A boy to Kevin and Daness Keener, Dell Rapids, October 24.
  • A boy to John and Amber Pollmann, Dell Rapids, October 22.
  • A boy to Ross and Tiffany Brende, Dell Rapids, October 18.

Bonnie Hardy

Bonnie HardyBonnie M. Hardy, age 82, died peacefully at her home in Largo, Florida on Monday, November 17, 2014. Funeral services are 11:30 AM, on Saturday, November 22, 2014, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Yankton with Reverend David Wildermuth officiating. Burial will be in the Garden of Memories Cemetery in Yankton. Visitation with the family will be one hour prior to the funeral service. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Yankton. Condolences may be left at www.wintzrayfuneralhome.com

She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Duane; three beloved children: Barbara (Steven “Mac”) McInerney of Largo, FL, Crystal (Robin) Bailey of Dell Rapids, SD, and Mark (Lisa) Hardy of Yankton; nine precious grandchildren: Amy (Dave) Schmidt of Tampa, FL, Chad McInerney of Safety Harbor, FL, Brian (Suzanne) McInerney of Lithia, FL, Josh (Caroline) McInerney of Greenville, SC, Eric (Linda) Hardy of Sioux Falls, SD, Adam (Joni) Hardy of Sioux Falls, Stephanie Hardy of Sioux Falls, Shena (Justin) Shoemaker of Sioux Falls and Jonathan (Sheila) Hanson of Dell Rapids; 16 great grandchildren: Andrew, Lauren, Hannah, Matthew, Daniel and Michael Schmidt; Chase and Luke McInerney; William, Thomas and Noah McInerney, Ian Shoemaker, William and Garrett Hanson, Zander Hardy and Sloane Hardy; two sisters, Mary (LaVerne) Olson of Washburn, WI and Sharon Nelson of Minnetonka, MN; three beloved sisters-in-law: Margie Reinhold of St. Louis Park, MN, Joan Benson of Dassel, MN and Betty Freeman of Annandale, MN; and many nieces and nephews. Bonnie was preceded in death by her parents; her step-mother, Flora Reinhold; and her brother and friend, Curt Reinhold.

Richard Austin

Richard AustinRichard Lyle Austin, age 72, of Sioux Falls, formerly of Garretson, died on Wednesday, November 19, 2014, at the Sioux Falls VA Medical Center. Funeral services will begin at 2:00 PM Monday, November 24, 2014, at the Minnehaha Funeral Home, Garretson. Visitation with the family present will be from 2-4:00 PM Sunday, at the funeral home. Condolences may be left at www.minnehahafuneralhome.com

Richard was born on August 24, 1942, at Garretson, South Dakota, to Melvin and Vivian (Myre) Austin. He grew up in Garretson and attended school there. He served in the United State Army and was stationed at Ft. Carson in Colorado as well as in Germany. Richard did automotive body work for 48 years. He owned and operated Dick’s Body Shop and Garretson Body Shop in Garretson, and later Dick’s West Side Motors in Sioux Falls.

Richard was a member of the Henry G. Fix Post No. 23 of the American Legion in Garretson. He enjoyed bowling, shooting pool, playing cards, and drag racing.

Grateful for having shared his life are his son, Ryan (Kristi) Austin, Dell Rapids; grandson, Jacob, Dell Rapids; step-son, Mike (Gretchen) Austin, Fargo, ND; step-granddaughter, Hayden, Fargo; brother, Steve (Gail) Austin, Garretson; and a sister-in-law, Sharon Austin, Sioux Falls. He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, Jerry.

Local Chiropractor Celebrates 5 Years in Dell Rapids

SevertsonSevertson Spinal Care of Dell Rapids opened five years ago this November. Dr. Seth Severtson, a Valley Springs, SD, native says his family has roots in Dell Rapids. His grandfather worked on the Randall Farm and his father attened Dell Rapids elementary. His family has enjoyed their time here. “It has been a great 5 years,” Severtson says. “We’ve met some amazing people and have been blessed to be a part of so many ‘miracles.’ We really enjoy serving this community.”

A previous Chamber of Commerce board member, Severtson encourages community involvement.  “We like to be involved. I love to speak, so I’ve presented for several groups in town. We like to sponsor a youth baseball team. We like to be involved with Quarry Days. I think doing those things are just part of small town community,” said Severtson.  A former FFA member, he also is involved in local and district level FFA events. While there are many areas to be involved with, Severtson says his church is the main focus. “We came to Dell Rapids because of RCC (River Community Church). We love it there. I’m an elder, and my wife is on the children’s team. They even let me preach from time to time.” Severtson doesn’t just serve in Dell Rapids. He also does pulpit supply to other churches on an as-needed basis.

Severtson says that his practice continues to grow as does the area that he serves.   He states, “We love taking care of people in Dell Rapids and the surrounding towns; yet, many of our patients come from out of town, such as Madison, Howard, Brookings, Watertown, Sioux Falls, to name a few. It’s been great to take care of people all over Eastern South Dakota.” Severtson even serves patients from as far away as Northwest Iowa, Rapid City and Winnipeg, Canada.

Although as a chiropractor he doesn’t treat illness or disease, there are specific cases he likes to take care of. Severtson says, “I used to suffer from migraines. So I really like to take care of people suffering with headaches or migraines. But honestly, any way we can help with quality-of-life and help people get their life back on track is why we are here. Some of my favorite patient success testimonials are from those suffering with headaches, women with painful cycles, infertility, multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, and chronic dizziness. We even have people that have regained hearing and sense of smell. It’s been amazing.”

To learn more about Dr. Severtson’s chiropractic clinic or to schedule a complimentary consultation visit www.severtsonspinalcare.com or call 428-4778.