Showing at the Dells Theater

“MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN”You are invited to return to the magical Greek island of Kalokairi in in this all new, romantic musical comedy based on the songs of ABBA.

This new movie explores Donna’s young life and the fun she had with the three possible Dads of Sophie (played by Amanda Seyfriend). Sophie is now pregnant. Like Donna, she will be young when she has her baby. This is where she realizes she will need to take risks like her mother did. The entire original cast returns along with some new surprises, including Cher.

“Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again” is held over through Thursday, August 16 at the Dells Theatre. 113 minutes. It’s rated PG-13 for some suggestive materials.

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MissionImpossible_Fallout“MISSION:  IMPOSSIBLE – FALLOUT”Tom Cruise stars in the new chapter of the Mission Impossible series.

The best intentions often come back to haunt you. “Mission: Impossible – Fallout” finds Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his IMF team (Alec Baldwin, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames) along with some familiar allies (Rebecca Ferguson, Michelle Monaghan) in a race against time after a mission gone wrong. Henry Cavill, Angela Bassett, and Vanessa Kirby also join the dynamic cast.

Cruise learned to fly helicopters for this film, does all his own stunts and broke an ankle while performing one of the stunts. He pushed his recovery to return to filming.

“Mission: Impossible – Fallout” starts Friday, August 17 at the Dells Theatre. It is scheduled to play for six days through Wednesday, August 22. 147 minutes. It’s rated PG-13 for violence and intense sequences of action, and for brief strong language.

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  • WEEKENDS:  Bargain Matinees every Saturday and Sunday for all shows starting before 6:00 p.m.  All ages, all seats only $5!
  • TUESDAYS are Super Saver Tuesdays!!  All ages, all seats are only $5.  Plus there’s also a special at the snack bar—you can get a small popcorn and small drink for only $5. Want a larger size? You can upgrade and still apply the $2.50 savings!

(check Logan Luxury Theatre for more information)

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Quarrier Boys Golf Starts Season in Hartford

NewDRLogoThe Dell Rapids Quarrier boys golf team started their 2018 season in Hartford on Monday, August 13th.  Dell Rapids played in the West Central Early Bird Invitational at Central Valley Golf Course which featured 13 teams.

Dell Rapids finished 10th with a team score of 388.  Lennox won the tournament with a team score of 329.  Tea Area was second at 344, and Parkston finished third with a 356.

Zach McKee had a 15th place finish individually for Dell Rapids with a round of 88.  Karsen Welbig finished his tournament with a round of 94.  Brandon Kubly and Lucas Berg both finished at 103.  Brady Larson and Charlie Holm ended their days with a 114 each.  Brock Murphy of Tea Area took home the individual title with a round of 72.  Eli Cinco of Lennox and Alex VandeGriend of Sioux Falls Christian finished second and third respectively, both posting rounds of 77.

Dell Rapids will be back on the golf course on Wednesday, August 15th.  The Quarriers will travel to Two Rivers Golf Course for the Dakota Valley Invite.

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Susan Mattson

mattson cd picSusan Mattson, 71, of Trent passed away on Friday, August 10, 2018 at the Riverview Manor in Flandreau. Her funeral service will be held on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. in the Trent Baptist Church.  Visitation will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday at Kahler Funeral Home, Dell Rapids.  The family will be present from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. with a Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m.

Susan LaCombe was born on February 14, 1947 at Minneapolis, MN, the daughter of David and Louise (Bayliss) LaCombe.  She grew up in Minneapolis and graduated in 1965 from West High School.  She married James Mattson on May 6, 1967 in Minneapolis.  The couple lived in many different locations and ended up living in Hamel, MN before finally moving to Sherman, SD.  While in Sherman, the couple divorced.  She then moved to Trent and worked at the EROS Data Center near Garretson for 33 years.  She retired on December 31, 2012.

Susan was a member of Trent Baptist Church and Trent Study Club.  She also served as the secretary of the Trent American Baptist Women.  She enjoyed many trips to Camp Judson in the Black Hills.

She is preceded in death by her parents and her brother David.

She is survived by her children, Brian Mattson of Sioux Falls, Jannelle Jacobs of Trent; her 5 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren; her sisters, Marie Ziebarth of Flandreau and Marilynn Steiner of Minnetonka, MN; and her sister-in-law, Connye LaCombe of St. Paul, MN.

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Dell Rapids Library Releases Final Summer Numbers

LibraryDedication-2Brittany Moeller, the Dell Rapids Carnegie Library Director, presented the Dell Rapids City Council with the final summer reading program numbers for 2018 during the council’s regular meeting on Monday, August 6th.  The summer reading program officially ended the last week in July this year.

“The total sign up for babies through adults for the summer reading program was 654 people.  That’s an increase of more than 220 people from last year, so that’s amazing!  Our numbers just skyrocketed.  We had double the amount of adults and teens sign up, and those are our two hardest groups to get signed up for the summer reading program.  So to have those numbers double was pretty exciting to see,” said Moeller.  In 2017 the library had a total of 426 people register for the program.

There were a total of six different programs for babies through adults.  The library had just under 2,000 people attend just the program, which is nearly double from last year’s number.  That number doesn’t include people who came into the library just to use the computer or check out books.  There were a total of 934 participants that attended five different programs in 2017.

So far in 2018, the library has issued 71 new library cards for a total of 206 new people to the library.  In 2017 the library issued 92 library cards for a total of 212 new people.

“We’ve had a record-breaking summer, and it’s been super exciting and a lot of fun,” Moeller added.

Moeller also said that they would like to keep this trend going, keep seeing people come into the library to participate in the programs, and do all the fun activities.

After the report of the new numbers, Dell Rapids Councilman Gary Haak asked Moeller what she would like to see in the future for the library in terms of programming and reaching out into the community.

“We would like to definitely expand the programs that we do.  Libraries aren’t the same as they were 20 years ago.  The library that my older siblings were used to where they came in and they checked out all these research books to write their papers and that kind of stuff, they still kind of do that, but a lot of that is online.  So now the library’s role is changing.  What we provide now is a place for community members to gather, to be together, to learn new things, to have new experiences whether it’s story time for their kids or offering photography classes or different ways we can involve community members.  We would love to do more things like that, really expand not only the programming that we have at the library, but what else we can do outside of the library in the community, doing more with the schools, and partnering more with the daycares and centers like that.  That’s kind of our main goal,” Moeller responded.

“When we look back at spending the money to add on to this, it shows that we did it right.  Probably didn’t build it big enough now, I don’t know.  If it’s growing like this, it’s good to see,” Haak commented.

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Free Food Giveaways at First Baptist Church

First Baptist Church in Dell Rapids has been given a new ministry opportunity with the Empire HyVee in Sioux Falls to help distribute food to our community and area. This is not another food pantry, but it is just a free give away of items that the Empire HyVee cannot sell and would have to throw out. This is not expired food. The items simply have a short shelf life to be used or frozen. There is a huge amount of food thrown out in America, and First Baptist Church is trying to help in cutting down on this in the area. Food is already arriving, and the church wants it to go right back out to the people. This is not just for people in need, it is for anyone who wants to stop by.


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Sacred Hoops TryOuts and Camps


Winter Team Tryouts:  Grades 5th – 8th Boys and Girls

Tryout Dates
  • Sioux Falls:  August 19th, 25th & 26th, September 9th
  • Rapid City:  August 26th & 27th & September 9th



  • Dates:  September 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th October 7th, 14th
  • Time:  1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Each team will play 1 game per week.
  • Boys: 
    Grade 9 & 10
    Grades 11-12 – ***INVITE ONLY
  • Games will be played in Sioux Falls.
  • Cost:  $108.00

Teams will consist of 8 players. Each team will play 1 full college game. Players will compete against the best players from the state. We will divide teams up based on positions and a fair level of play.

  • Gr. 9-10 will play first 2 games/ Gr. 11-12 will play last 2 games
  • All based on 32 athletes for 9-10/ 11-12

Contact Sacred Hoops for questions



Each workout will be 1 HOUR in length.

  • 1 ON 1:  $35.00
  • 2 – 4 ATHLETES:  $20/player/hour
  • 5 OR MORE ATHLETES:  $15/player
  • 10 OR MORE ATHLETES:  please email us for pricing
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Helen Stansell

Stansell, Helen photoHelen Christine Stansell, 96, of Dell Rapids passed away peacefully at home Tuesday, July 31, 2018.

Funeral services will begin at 11:00 AM Saturday, August 4, 2018 at Willow Creek Lutheran Church, rural Dell Rapids. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 PM with a Prayer service at 7:00 PM Friday, August 3, 2018 at Minnehaha Funeral Home in Dell Rapids.

Helen Christine Odde Stansell was born December 22, 1921 to parents John and Minnie (Sundem) Odde on a farm east of Hartford, SD. She was baptized at First Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls and confirmed at the Willow Creek Lutheran Church. She attended Foster School until the fifth grade when the family moved to a farm west of Dell Rapids where she attended Hanson School and then graduated from the Lyons High School in 1939.

Helen married Vincent Stansell on August 10, 1942 in Seneca, Kansas. Following their wedding, they moved to San Antonio, Texas where Vincent was stationed in the Army at Lackland Air Force Base. San Antonio was their home for three years and she was employed at Quirk and Company, a general insurance agency. From there, they were transferred to Wilmington, Delaware for a short time.

In 1946, she and Vincent moved back to South Dakota to a farm west of Dell Rapids where they raised their three children. Vincent passed away November 24th, 1986.

Helen loved the farm, being outdoors, tending the flowers, mowing the lawn, etc, but most of all she loved her family and spending time with them was very important to her. She resided on the farm until 2011 when she had health issues and lived with Nancy and Lynn for six months. While there, her house on the farm burned and she lost everything. After regaining her health, she moved to an apartment in Dell Rapids where she lived out her remaining years.

Helen was an active member of the Willow Creek Church until her later years—taught Sunday school, co-chairman of a work group, member of WELCA, Naomi circle and the Quilters. She was an avid quilter and made a quilt for each grandchild and great grandchild as well as giving away many baby quilts to friends and relatives. She was also known as the “cookie grandma” -many of the family members were sent on their way with a plate or bag of cookies she had baked. Her door was always open to anyone for a cup of coffee and at least one cookie. No one ever left hungry from her house!

Helen was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Vincent; one brother, Harold Odde and three sisters, Ann Zubke, Ruth Elverson, Evelyn Sittig; special niece, Barbara Umbreit and special nephew, Douglas Sittig.

Left to cherish her memory are her three children, John (Anita) Stansell, Nancy (Lynn) Brehm and Roger Stansell (special friend, Connie Wernke); six grandchildren; Jocelyn (Jason) Patterson, Connie (Eric) Cameron, Michelle Stansell, Shane (Theresa) Brehm, Lacey (Jake) Jensen and Skyler Stansell (fiancée’ Keiana Koepp); twelve great-grandchildren, Layton Harvey, Jonathan “Jonny” Harvey, Alexavier “Alex” Cameron, Kellen Patterson, Ireland Patterson, Vincent “Vini” Camerson , Allana Creech, Piper Patterson, Enzo Cameron, Colter Jensen, Jax Patterson and Tenley Jensen. She is also survived by sister- in- law, Myrtle Odde; several nieces and nephews and special neighbor and “angel”, LeAnne Richeal.

A special thank you to the wonderful team from Compassionate Care Hospice that gave her such tender loving care during her last three months, especially to Amanda and Ashley.

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Mary Ann Molta

Molta picMary Ann Molta, 83, of Puyallup, WA, formerly of Dell Rapids, SD,  passed away on Monday, July 30, 2018 under hospice care.  Her Mass of Christian was at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 4, 2018. St. Mary Catholic Church in Dell Rapids. Interment will be in the St. Mary Cemetery, Dell Rapids. Funeral arrangements were under the care of Kahler Funeral Home.

Mary Ann Molta was born on September 6, 1934 at Dell Rapids, SD, the daughter of Joseph and Ruth Putnam. She moved with her family at age seven to Rawlins, WY. She graduated high school in 1952 and married Carmine Molta on June 4, 1952. She worked for the federal government and as a legal secretary retiring in 1985. In 1991 her and Carmine moved to Dell Rapids before moving closer to her daughter in Arlington Heights, IL. Carmine passed away in 2012. Mary Ann moved to Puyallup, WA and remained there until the time of her death.

She is survived by her son, Tom (Kathy) Molta of Bonney Lake, WA; her daughter, Ruth Ann (Bob) Perez of Bonney Lake, WA; her grandchildren, Mike (Jenny) Molta of Bonney Lake, WA and Stephanie Molta of Dallas, TX; her two great-grandchildren, Gabriel and Melanie and her brother, Joe (Peggy) Putnam of Grand Junction, CO.


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Rosemary Geraets

Geraets picRosemary Geraets, 94, of Dell Rapids passed away on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at Ava’s House in Sioux Falls. Her Mass of Christian Burial was  at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, August 3, 2018 in St. Mary Catholic Church, Dell Rapids. Interment will be in the St. Mary Cemetery. Casketbearers were her grandchildren. Visitation with the family present was from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.   The Christian Wake was at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 2, 2018 at Kahler Funeral Home. A family rosary will follow the wake.

Rosemary Schwebach was born on September 4, 1923 at Dell Rapids, SD, the daughter of John and Caroline Schwebach. She grew up in the Dell Rapids area and attended school at St. Mary Catholic School.  Rosemary worked as a nanny for many area families before moving to Denver.  She returned to Dell Rapids and married Ray Geraets on September 4, 1946 at St. Mary Catholic Church.  Once married, Rosemary and Ray made their home in Sioux Falls for five years before moving to a farm near Colman for 2 years.  Finally in 1958, they moved back to Dell Rapids.  Once back in Dell Rapids, she worked as a local waitress, in the hospital and nursing homes in town, and various other jobs.  Ray passed away in 2001. In her retirement Rosemary worked as a senior companion, a job she thoroughly enjoyed.  Rosemary was able to live on her own until her death.

Rosemary was a member of St. Mary Church and Altar Society, the American Legion Auxiliary, and the Moose Lodge in Sioux Falls.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband and several siblings.

She is survived by her children, Jackie (“Skip”) Tool of Dell Rapids, Mark (Darlene) Geraets of Custer, and Doug (Nancy) Geraets of Dell Rapids; her 8 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren; her brother, Jack Schwebach of Dell Rapids; her sisters, Barb (Vince) Ahlers of Plymouth, MN and Carolyn (Denny) Drew of Dell Rapids; her sister-in-law, Dee Salviola of Dell Rapids; her special friends, Bob and Judy Wittrock of Sioux Falls and her many nieces and nephews.

The family has requested that memorials be directed to St. Mary’s or the Ava’s House Hospice.


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