JR’s Alterations & Crafts Holds Ribbon Cutting

JRAlterationRibbonCutting2017After selling items as a vendor in another downtown Dell Rapids store, JR’s Alterations & Crafts held a ribbon cutting and open house to officially open up their own storefront on Friday, November 17th.  JR’s Alterations & Crafts is open in downtown Dell Rapids at 414 E. 4th St.  The store held a grand opening on Wednesday, November 1st.

The owner of JR’s Alterations & Crafts, Janet DeGraw, has sold items in Dell Rapids for quite some time.  DeGraw was a vendor with Alliecat Creations for a year before moving to their own space.  DeGraw had also attended a few craft shows in Dell Rapids over the years as well.

JR’s Alterations & Crafts provides clothing alterations and repair as well as sells a variety of arts and crafts items.  They also plan on hosting some arts and crafts events.

DeGraw announced extended holiday hours on their Facebook page.  Starting on Monday, November 20th, they play to be open from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays ending on December 23rd.  The store will be closed on Thanksgiving Day as well as Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.  Regular store hours in Dell Rapids will be 10:00 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. Monday through Friday.  Saturday hours will be 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

More information can be found on their website, https://jrsalterationsandcrafts.com/, and on their Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/JRSALTERATIONS4CRAFTS/.

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Vera (Sorenson) (Ulrickson) Gilbertson

Vera-GilbertsonVera (Ulrickson) Gilbertson, age 96, died Thursday, November 9, 2017 at Good Samaritan Society Canton. Funeral services were held Monday, November 13 at Redeemer Free Lutheran Church in Canton, SD. On-line condolences may be left at the Anderson Funeral Home Website.

Vera was born on May 16, 1921 on a farm near Garretson, SD to Otto & Hilma (Julson) Sorenson.   She attended country school, Garretson High School and graduated from Augustana Academy in Canton, SD. In her youth, she was active in her church, Luther League, and 4-H.

She married Homer Ulrickson on January 5, 1943. Helen, Gregg, and Altie were born to this union. The family farmed south of Canton until retiring in 1974. After retiring, the couple ran an antique shop out of their home west of Newton Hills. Homer died in 1981.

She married Arne Gilbertson on August 16, 1985. The couple resided in Canton. Vera was a founding member of Redeemer Free Lutheran Church where she was active in bible group, Ladies Aid, and sang in the choir. She also volunteered at the Canton Senior Center. She enjoyed doing hardanger, crafts, braiding rugs, writing poetry, sewing, growing roses, and spending time with family.   Arne died in 2007.

She is survived by her daughters, Helen (Richard) Paetow, Sioux Falls, SD and Altie (Norm) Rasmussen, Beresford, SD; son, Gregg (Wendy) Ulrickson, Canton, SD; step-daughters, Gloria (Alan) Rops, Lennox, SD and Julie ( Tom) Schirber, Spearfish, SD; step-sons, Mike (Melinda) Gilbertson, Dell Rapids, SD and Curt (Debbie) Gilbertson, Hudson, SD.

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Dell Rapids St Mary HS Announcements

Dell Rapids St Mary High School Announcements:

Friday, November 17th

General Info

  • Cheerleaders–No JH or JV/Var BBB cheer after school.
  • No Uniform Day for $2.00 on Tuesday, November 21st to benefit the Prairie Valley Reading Council’s Kids Kollege Presenter in April.
  • Juniors and Seniors.  The St. Mary parish Youth Group is planning a trip to the food pantry this Saturday morning, November 18th, 9:30 am – 11:00 am, to help assemble Thanksgiving food baskets for the needy in the community. They will also be going on a short tour of the facility beforehand. Liability waivers are required for anyone who wants to participate and are available from Mrs. Engeman.  The liability waivers need to be completed and returned to the Parish Office by this Friday 11/17.
  • We are doing a fundraiser for the Make-A-Wish foundation again this year.  If you would write a letter to Santa, we will receive $2 per letter in order to make wishes come true for some in need.  Letters can be turned into the guidance office.  If everyone does this simple task, $400 could be raised.  Thanks so much.
  • Early registration for dual credit classes is now open.  Actual registration does not start until November 20 but if you are considering a dual credit class you may register now.  Benefits for this include – insure your spot in the class, set up your account (if you haven’t taken one before) and get your materials ahead of time.  Go to the sdmylife website and download the spring form along with searching possible classes.

Community Service Opportunities

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Seniors

  • The Sioux Valley Energy Scholarship is now available to seniors whose parents are Sioux Valley Energy customers.  Please stop by the guidance office for information.     
  • The Student Loan Finance/IHelp Scholarship is available.  All you have to do is fill out the form and you are entered.  A drawing is held in April and five $1,000 scholarships are given away. 

Juniors

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Sophomores

  • Sophomores interested in attending HOBY this summer please stop in the guidance office for information.  Registration deadline December 8.

 

Freshman

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College Visits / SPEAKERS / Programs

  • Presentation College – Monday, November 20 – 1:00 pm

A Look Ahead

  • Friday, November 17th
    • Boosters Cookie Baking Fundraiser
    • State VB
  • Saturday, November 18th
    • Boosters Cookie Baking Fundraiser
    • State VB
  • Monday, November 20th
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  • Tuesday, November 21st
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  • Wednesday, November 22nd
    • No School
    • Alumni Boys BB Game – 7:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 23rd
    • Thanksgiving
  • Friday, November 24th
    • No School
  • Saturday, November 25th
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DRHS School Announcements

Dell Rapids High School Announcements:Quarriers

Friday, November 17th
Happy Birthday to Brett P. (Mon), Mr. Ahlers (Tue), LisaDawn R. (Wed), Haley M. (Fri), Isaac W. (Sat), Gabriel R. (Sat), Ms. Rieck (Sat), Meagan T. (Sun), and Eli G. (Sun)!!
Lunch:  Epic Meltdown Buffalo Chicken Grilled Cheese, Pizza or Grilling Station

  • The library will be closed at 2:30 today. 
  • Good Luck to the bowlers as they travel to Sioux Falls today.
  • O.I. will be here today.
  • Attention DRHS:  The Dell Rapids Drama Club presents the 2 Bean or not 2 Bean coffee cart.  This rolling extravaganza of goodness includes coffee and many fixins, Chai tea, and secret recipes of hot Cocoa and hot cider.  Look for us on Thursday and Friday mornings with our grand opening.  We look forward to supplying  you with your “brewed” awakenings.  
  • Attention seniors – call your mom or dad: Please submit your high resolution senior photo to DRHSNews@gmail.com by Friday, November 17. See Mrs. Gleason if you have questions. If you do not submit a photo, you may use the school photo taken by LifeTouch. The photo must be a head/shoulders, portrait (not landscape) pose.
    Thank you!
  • If you forgot to turn in your region FCCLA meeting registration papers, please stop in to see Ms. Rieck before you leave today.  Thanks!
  • Congratulations to Cheyenne Adams on her third place finish at the District 7 FFA Leadership Development Event in the Ag Broadcasting area.  She will advance on to the state event in Pierre on Dec. 3 & 4. 
  • On Monday, November 20th, at The Dell Rapids Middle School commons, “A Parent’s Message: Keeping Our Kids Safe” featuring guest speakers Angela Drake and Tod Lacey will be held. There will be a complimentary meal served at 6:15 and the presentation starting at 6:30. All members of the Dell Rapids community are invited to join Angela and Tod as they share personal stories of the impact of mental illness as well as support services that are available.
  • Attention juniors and seniors – spring dual credit registration begins on Monday, November 20th.
  • MS GBB pictures will be Tuesday, November 21st after school at the elementary school.
  • HS cheer pictures on Tuesday Dec 5th after school in the main gym.
  • HS GBB pictures on Tuesday December 5th after school in HS gym.
  • BBB pictures will be Wednesday December 6th at 3:10 in gym.
  • WR pictures are scheduled for Thursday, December 7th in WR room after school.
  • MS BBB pictures will be Tuesday December 19th after school in the elementary school.
  • The Junior Class Presents: TOUR OF HOMES of 2017 on Sunday, December 3rd from 1:00-4:00. For tickets that are $5.00, contact the high school at 605-428-5473. Thank you to all of the junior class families for your help and participation. The homes that are on display are: Taylor and Allison Byington at 512 N State Ave., Megan and Alan Moore at 700 N State Ave., Levi and Katie Luttman at 1001 Birdie Dr., Byron and Thelma Busk at 412 E 9th St. and Tania Blanco at 47866 244th St.  
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Dell Rapids MIDDLE SCHOOL Announcements

Dell Rapids Middle School Announcements:Quarriers

Friday, November 17th
Happy Birthday to Lexi I. (Tue), Rowan M. (Tue), Syanne R. (Wed), Ms. Rieck (Sat), and Meagan T. (Sun)!!
5th/6th Lunch today will be choices of:   Beef & Bean Burrito or Pizza
7th/8th Lunch today will be choices of:   Epic Meltdown Buffalo Chicken Grilled Cheese, Pizza or Grilling Station

  • Attention 7th Graders:  If you’d like to read announcements this quarter, please sign up in the office.
  • DR boys basketball team is selling apparel – for more information, please stop in the office.  Orders are due by Friday, November 24th.
  • If you forgot to turn in your region FCCLA meeting registration papers, please stop in to see Ms. Rieck before you leave today.  Thanks!
  • Junior high girls basketball pictures have been moved to Tuesday, November 28th!
  • Good Luck to the bowlers as they travel to Sioux Falls today.
  • On Monday, November 20th, at The Dell Rapids Middle School commons, “A Parent’s Message: Keeping Our Kids Safe” featuring guest speakers Angela Drake and Tod Lacey will be held. There will be a complimentary meal served at 6:15 and the presentation starting at 6:30. All members of the Dell Rapids community are invited to join Angela and Tod as they share personal stories of the impact of mental illness as well as support services that are available.
  • The library will be closed at 2:30 today. 

 

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Dell Rapids St Mary Holds Fall Sports Banquet

Dell Rapids St Mary High School held a fall sports team awards banquet on Tuesday, November 14th.  A potluck meal was served at 6:00 p.m. for the football, volleyball, competitive cheer, and cross country teams.  During the banquet, several Dell Rapids St Mary athletes earned awards.  Congratulations to all the award winners!

DRSM2017FallSportsAwards

FOOTBALL

Offensive MVP: Weston Geraets

Defensive MVP: Eli Longville

Outstanding Lineman: Logan Gaspar

Outstanding Lineman: Tate Hansen

Hustle Award: Seth Bares

Scout Team Player of the Year: Jon Bares

 

All-Conference: Logan Gaspar

All-Conference HM: Tate Hansen

 

VOLLEYBALL

Offensive MVP: Maddie Schwebach

Co-Defensive MVP: Rhiannon Glazier

Co-Defensive MVP: Adyn Heinricy

Most Improved: Veronica Beck

Hustle Award: Cassandra Geraets

 

All-Conference: Maddie Schwebach and Cassandra Geraets

All-Conference HM: Adyn Heinricy

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GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY

​Most Valuable Runner: Ella Heinitz

Most Improved Runner: Catherine Vogel

 

BOYS CROSS COUNTRY

Co-Most Valuable Runner: Connor Libis

Co-Most Valuable Runner: Jacob Vogel

Most Improved Runner: Thomas Eining

 

COMPETITIVE CHEER

Coach’s Award: Adyn Heinricy

Most Improved: April Hof

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Jeffrey Schuch Signs with DWU

JeffreyShuchDWU2017Senior Jeffrey Schuch became the fifth Quarrier athlete to sign a letter of intent to play collegiate sports in a week when he signed with Dakota Wesleyan University on Thursday, November 16th.  Schuch will be joining the Tiger men’s basketball team next fall in Mitchell, SD.

Schuch finished his junior with a total of 305 points, 206 rebounds, 46 assists, and 45 blocked shots.  He shot 56% from the field, 44% from three point area, and 59% from the free-throw line.  In addition, Schuch was named to the Dak-12 Conference 2nd Team in 2016-2017.  Schuch has a total of 453 points, 358 rebounds, 81 blocked shots, and 75 assists in three years of Quarrier basketball.

Schuch was also a member of the Quarrier football team this past fall.

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Carson Rentz Signs with DSU

CarsonRentzDSU2017Dell Rapids senior Carson Rentz signed his letter of intent to play basketball for the Dakota State University Trojans basketball team in Madison.  Rentz held his signing on Wednesday, November 15th, at Dell Rapids High School.

Rentz finished his junior season shooting 30% from the field, 27% from three-point area, and 75% from the free-throw line.  He was named the MVP at the DWU Classic and played for BBA this past summer.  In three seasons on the Quarrier basketball team, Rentz has a total of 184 points, 50 rebounds, 82 assists and 17 steals.  He has shot 34% from the field, 33% from three point area, and 78% from the free-throw line in his career.

Rentz was also the quarterback of the Quarrier football team this past season.

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Showing at the Dells Theater

Dells Theater“ONLY THE BRAVE”Josh Brolin, Miles Teller, Jeff Bridges and Jennifer Connelly star in this new action film based on a true story.  The movie tells the story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, one unit of local firefighters who at first weren’t trusted or accepted. Through hope, determination, sacrifice, and the drive to protect families, communities, and our country become one of the most elite firefighting teams in the country. As most of us run from danger, they run toward it – they watch over our lives, our homes, everything we hold dear, as they forge a unique brotherhood that comes into focus with one fateful fire that threatens their own town.  “Only The Brave” starts Friday at the Dells Theatre. It is scheduled for five days through Tuesday, November 21. 134 minutes. It’s rated PG-13 for thematic content, some sexual references, and language and drug material.

Link to Trailer:
http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/sony_pictures/only-the-brave/

SPECIALS!!
  • NEW BARGAIN TUESDAYS–save on tickets and concessions!  Every Tuesday ALL AGES are only $5.  Plus you can get a small popcorn and pop for only $5.

  • EVERY MONDAY is MILITARY MONDAY!  Just show your current military I.D. and get in for only $5!

(check Logan Luxury Theatre for more information)

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Seven Dell Rapids Students Qualify for State Oral Interp

OralInterpFour Dell Rapids St Mary students and three Dell Rapids students have qualified for the 2017 South Dakota High School State Oral Interp Festival on Friday, December 1st and Saturday, December 2nd at Aberdeen Central High School.

Thomas Eining, Emma Nelson, Maggie Klein, and Jordan Eining from Dell Rapids St Mary earned a trip to the state festival after their regional performances in Sioux Falls on Tuesday, November 14th.  T. Eining will be performing in the Humor category.  Nelson will be in the Serious category.  Klein and J. Eining will be performing a Duet.

Olvia Clark, Jay Holm, and Ella Lueders from Dell Rapids also earned a trip to the state festival for their regional performances in Brookings on Tuesday, November 14th.  Clark will be performing in the Non-Original Oratory category.  Holm will be in Story Telling, and Lueders will perform a piece in Serious.  Holm and Lueders will also perform a Duet.  Tim Jaycox is an alternate for the Humor category.  Also earning an alternate position was the Readers Theater team of Morgan Nemmers, Lueders, Holm, Abby Stauffenecker, Jaycox, and Clark.

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