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 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.

DRHS School Announcements:

Dell Rapids High School Announcements:Quarriers

Thursday, November 20th
• Happy Birthday to Jade Schull!!
• Lunch:  a-Turkey Slice;   b-Baked Chicken Nuggets;   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—Deadline to submit your yearbook/composite & baby pictures to drhsnews@gmail.com is TOMORROW.
  • Seniors:  New scholarships are available in Mrs. Ruesink’s office
  • A representative from Dakota State University will be in Mrs. Ruesink’s office at 11:30 TODAY – Any interested junior/senior students can get their lunch and sit in on the visit.
  • Varsity Volleyball players—please turn in your uniform to Coach Solberg ASAP!!!
  • Football Meetings and Equipment hand in will be this week and next week.  Please bring ALL of your equipment.
    10th & 11th-TODAY, 11/20-after school
    12th-Monday, 11/24-after school
  • 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.)
  • **Experience the Guard—Stampede Hockey Military Night is Saturday, November 22nd. ~Contact SFC Brent LaFortune @ 350-3856 for more information and to reserve your seat at the game.
  • Mark your Calendar:  WINTER SPORTS MEETING (cheer, gbb, bbb & wrestling) TONIGHT @ 6:30 IN HS GYM—PARENTS, ATHLETES AND COACHES SHOULD ATTEND.

 

 

Wednesday, November 19th
• Happy Birthday to Jade Schull!!
• Lunch:  a-Spaghetti w/Meat Sauce;   b-Baked Crispy or Spicy Chicken Sandwich;   c-Chef Salad

  • Chess club – Chess Club meets every Monday, Thursday and Friday from 7:45 to 8:15 in the high school computer room.
  • SENIORS—Deadline to submit your yearbook/composite & baby pictures to drhsnews@gmail.com is THIS FRIDAY.
  • Student Council Meeting TODAY over lunch in the Spanish Room
  • Seniors:  New scholarships are available in Mrs. Ruesink’s office
  • A representative from Dakota State University will be in Mrs. Ruesink’s office at 11:30 TOMORROW – Any interested junior/senior students can get their lunch and sit in on the visit.
  • Varsity Volleyball players—please turn in your uniform to Coach Solberg ASAP!!!
  • Football Meetings and Equipment hand in will be this week and next week.  Please bring ALL of your equipment.
    9th-TODAY-after school
    10th & 11th-TOMORROW, 11/20-after school
    12th-Monday, 11/24-after school
  • The time has come to register for spring dual credit courses! Technical Institutes courses open on November 1st.  BOR (4-year college) courses are OPEN  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.)
  • Attention Powerlifters: Meeting TODAY after school in the weight room.
  • **Experience the Guard—Stampede Hockey Military Night is Saturday, November 22nd. ~Contact SFC Brent LaFortune @ 350-3856 for more information and to reserve your seat at the game.
  • Mark your Calendar:  WINTER SPORTS MEETING (cheer, gbb, bbb & wrestling) TOMORROW @ 6:30 IN HS GYM—PARENTS, ATHLETES AND COACHES SHOULD ATTEND.

 

 

Tuesday, November 18th
• Happy Birthday to Ms. Rieck!!
• Lunch:  a-Toasted Ham & Cheese Sandwich;   b-BBQ Rib Sandwich;   c-Oriental Salad

  • Chess club – Chess Club meets every Monday, Thursday and Friday from 7:45 to 8:15 in the high school computer room.
  • SENIORS—Deadline to submit your yearbook/ composite & baby pictures to drhsnews@gmail.com is THIS FRIDAY.
  • Attention boys basketball players:  There will be a meeting TODAY, at 3:25 in Mr. Fersdahl’s room for any boys grades 9-12 interested in playing basketball this season.
  • Student Council Meeting TOMORROW over lunch in the Spanish Room
  • Seniors:  New scholarships are available in Mrs. Ruesink’s office
  • A representative from Dakota State University will be in Mrs. Ruesink’s office at 11:30 on Thursday – Any interested junior/senior students can get their lunch and sit in on the visit.
  • Varsity Volleyball players—please turn in your uniform to Coach Solberg ASAP!!!
  • Football Meetings and Equipment hand in will be this week and next week.  Please bring ALL of your equipment.
    9th-Wednesday, 11/19-after school
    10th & 11th-Thursday, 11/20-after school
    12th-Monday, 11/24-after school
  • 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.
  • DRHSNews: Please attend a meeting TODAY after school until 4:30 to plan and assign stories for the November 21st deadline for the Echo and to continue to work on yearbook pages. We have a quick turn around this week.
  • If you missed the FCCLA meeting this morning please see Ms. Rieck by the end of the day.
  • Junior Class Officers and Student Council Representatives will have a brief meeting in Mrs. Huska’s room at 12:00 TODAY.
  • Juniors – Tickets for the Tours of Homes will be handed out TODAY at 12:15 in Mrs. Huska’s room. Remember to bring your $25.
  • Congratulations to the oral interp team that competed at the region contest yesterday in Brookings.  Qualifying for state: the readers theatre group of Kendra Drew, Ted DeLange, Stephanie Dennis, Caleb Kirschenmann and Morgan Nemmers; Kendra Drew also qualified in Humorous Acting; Averi Pankonen qualified in Non-original Oratory.  The duet acting team of Isabella Tesnow and Anna Schmidt qualified as alternates to the state competition.  Luke Snoozy and Deni Ahlers also gave strong performances.  Great job to everyone who competed!
  • 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.)
  • **Experience the Guard—Stampede Hockey Military Night is Saturday, November 22nd. ~Contact SFC Brent LaFortune @ 350-3856 for more information and to reserve your seat at the game.
  • Mark your Calendar:  WINTER SPORTS MEETING (cheer, gbb, bbb & wrestling) ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20TH @ 6:30 IN HS GYM—PARENTS, ATHLETES AND COACHES SHOULD ATTEND.

 

 

Monday, November 17th
• Happy Birthday to Haley M.!!
• Lunch:  a-Fajita;   b-Corn Dog;   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.
  • Any junior or senior students interested in being a legislative page should see Mrs. Ruesink for more information. Registration deadline is TODAY.
  • SENIORS—Deadline to submit your yearbook/ composite & baby pictures to drhsnews@gmail.com is THIS FRIDAY.
  • All Students interested in Wrestling, please meet in the wrestling room TODAY @ 3:45pm.
  • Attention boys basketball players:  There will be a meeting on Tuesday, November 18, at 3:25 in Mr. Fersdahl’s room for any boys grades 9-12 interested in playing basketball this season.
  • Student Council Meeting on Wednesday over lunch in the Spanish Room
  • Seniors:  New scholarships are available in Mrs. Ruesink’s office
  • There will be an FCCLA meeting TOMORROW MORNING at 8.  Please try to be there!
  • Please return your district FCCLA rally forms by tomorrow morning if you have not already done so.
  • Varsity Volleyball players—please turn in your uniform to Coach Solberg ASAP!!!
  • Football Meetings and Equipment hand in will be this week and next week.  Please bring ALL of your equipment.
    9th-Wednesday, 11/19-after school
    10th-Thursday, 11/20-after school
    11th-Monday, 11/24-after school
    12th-Tuesday, 11/25-after school
  • 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.
  • DRHSNews: Please attend a meeting on Tuesday after school until 4:30 to plan and assign stories for the November 21st deadline for the Echo and to continue to work on yearbook pages. We have a quick turn around this week.
  • Juniors – turn in your Tour of Homes sheet to Mrs. Huska
  • Juniors – Tickets for the Tours of Homes will be handed out TOMORROW at 12:15 in Mrs. Huska’s room. Remember to bring your $25.

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.

Dell Rapids MIDDLE SCHOOL Announcements

Dell Rapids Middle School Announcements:Quarriers

Thursday, November 20th
• Happy Birthday to Micah E.!!
Lunch today will be choices of:    Turkey Slice, Baked Chicken Nuggets 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.
  • 7th and 8th grade boys and girls playing winter sports – cheer, wrestling and basketball – should attend the winter sports meeting with their parents TONIGHT in the high school gym at 6:30 p.m.
  • Attention 7th and 8th grade boys basketball players:  There will be open gym tonight in the MS gym from 3:30- 5pm.

 

 

Tuesday, November 18th
• Happy Birthday to Olivia V. & Ms. Rieck
Lunch today will be choices of:    Toasted Cheese Sandwich with Tomato Soup, BBQ Rib Sandwich or Oriental Salad

  • Attention Students and Staff:  Dell Rapids Basketball clothing is available to order online ~ for more info, please stop in the office.  Orders must be placed by November 25th for delivery the 2nd week of December.
  • If you missed the FCCLA meeting this morning please see Ms. Rieck by the end of the day.

 

 

Monday, November 17th
Lunch today will be choices of:    Fajita, Corn Dog or Sub Sandwich

  • There will be a meeting for all 7th and 8th grade boys planning on playing basketball this year in Mr. Putnam’s room at 8:15am TOMORROW.
  • Reminder: 7th and 8th grade cheer squad will have practice today from 3:30 to 4:30 in the Middle School Commons.
  • Congrats to the bowling teams at their meet last Friday.  Everyone bowled great ~ the girls won and Alicia T. had high game with a 218. The boys lost and Aaron F. had high game with a 193.  The next match is Friday at Eastway Bowl in Sioux Falls.
  • There will be an FCCLA meeting TOMORROW MORNING at 8.  Please try to be there!
  • Please return your district FCCLA rally forms by tomorrow morning if you have not already done so.

Dak-12 2014 Football All-Conference Selections

Seven Quarrier football players earned 2014 Dak-12 All-Conference selections.  They are sophomore Seth Anderson, junior Griffin Ellison, and seniors Ben Gillogly, Ben Hammer, Tanner Ljunggren, Jase Nelson, and Riley Schmidt.  Two Quarriers received Honorable Mention – seniors Keegan Hemenway and Andrew Wiebenga.

2014 Football All Conference Selections

Player Year Position School
Seth Anderson SO RB/DL Dell Rapids
Jaydn Broughton JR FB/LB Canton
Nick Buchmann SR RB/DB Tri-Valley
Cody Bussell SR RB/S West Central
Regan Bye SR RB/LB Vermillion
Tyler Clay SR OL/DL Dakota Valley
Brady Dam SR RB/LB Dakota Valley
Luke DeSautel JR OL SF Christian
Oliver Doeden SR QB Beresford
Griffin Ellison JR OL/DL Dell Rapids
Jordan Fechner SR WR/SS Tea Area
Brody Frederiksen JR RB/LB Madison
Ben Gillogly SR TE/LB Dell Rapids
Ben Hammer SR OL/DL Dell Rapids
Jace Hanisch SR QB/LB West Central
Hunter Hanley JR T/DT West Central
Mitch Hansen JR QB/LB Madison
Mason Hemmer SR RB/LB Madison
Brandon Hertz SR OG/DE Vermillion
Hunter Irvine SR LB Tea Area
Brandon Joffer SR C/DT Tea Area
Brady Johnson JR OL/DL Tri-Valley
Chris Kropuenske JR LB Beresford
Jacob Lackas JR RB/DB Lennox
Josh Lasley SR C/DE Canton
Tanner Ljunggren SR RB/DB Dell Rapids
Tyler Madsen SR RB/LB Vermillion
Jeremiah Maka SO LB Tea Area
Collin McEntee JR RB/LB Lennox
Josh Mettler SR RB/LB West Central
Jase Nelson SR QB/DB Dell Rapids
Kole Nordquist SR DE Beresford
Dexter Nowstrup SR OL/DE Madison
Logan O’Hara SR TE/LB Tri-Valley
John Oldenkamp JR RB/DB Lennox
Jackson Olson JR DB SF Christian
Masen Oltmanns JR OL/DL Lennox
Andrew Oliver SO RB/DB/ST Canton
Matt Ouellette JR WR/CB Vermillion
Matt Palli JR RB/LB Madison
Anders Peterson SR TE/DB Canton
Riley Schmidt SR RB/LB Dell Rapids
Isaac Schubert SR RB/DB Madison
John Schuh SR RB/DB Elk Point-Jefferson
Sam Swier JR TE/LB West Central
Marcus VandenBosch SO TE/LB Madison
Keegan VanEgdom JR RB SF Christian
Carter VanGorp JR LB SF Christian
Aaron VanVoorst SR T/NT Canton
Mike Wagner SR SE/LB West Central
Logan Zeisler SR TE/LB Tri-Valley

Honorable Mention Selections

Player Year Position School
Jake Ablett SR RB/S Canton
Brady Balogh JR SE/DB Madison
Aaron Beaner SR OT/DE Tea Area
Shane Boysen SR OL/DL Tri-Valley
Logan Busch JR OL Beresford
Payton Conrad SO QB Tea Area
Hank DeBerg JR OL SF Christian
Alex DeJong SO FB-TE/LB Canton
Andrew Flannery JR OL/DL Elk Point Jefferson
Alex Gonzales JR OL/DL Tri-Valley
Jace Graves SR RB/LB Dakota Valley
Keegan Hemenway SR FB/DL Dell Rapids
Jacob Hinker JR TE/LB Lennox
Jared Hueser JR RB/DB Elk Point Jefferson
Carter Kasuske SR SE/DB Madison
Jared Lyle JR LB Beresford
Tanner McCarron JR OL SF Christian
Koel Radtke SR OL/DL Dakota Valley
Jonah Rechtenbaugh JR RB/CB West Central
Jason Retzlaff SR OG/NG Vermillion
Mitchell Sand JR OG/DT Vermillion
Chris Stokke SR OL/DL Lennox
Noah Vettrus JR SE/S West Central
Andrew Wiebenga SR OL/LB Dell Rapids 

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Showing at the Dells Theater

Big Hero 6Ending November 20: “BIG HERO 6” — Walt Disney’s new animated family comedy is about the adventures of a robot and his inventor. With all the heart and humor audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios, “Big Hero 6″ is an action-packed comedy-adventure about robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, who learns to harness his genius—thanks to his brilliant brother and their like-minded friends: adrenaline junkie Go Go Tamago, neatnik Wasabi, chemistry whiz Honey Lemon and fanboy Fred. When a devastating turn of events catapults them into the midst of a dangerous plot, Hiro turns to his robot, named Baymax, and transforms the group into a band of high-tech heroes determined to solve the mystery. Disney’s “Big Hero 6”is held over at the Dells Theatre through Thursday, November 20. 108 minutes. It’s rated PG for action and peril, some rude humor and thematic elements.

Hunger Games Mockingjay 1Starting with an advance showing on November 20: “HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PART 1” — The newest chapter in the action adventure based on the bestselling book series stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth. Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) returns to her home in District 13 after her win literally shatters the games forever. Under the leadership of President Coin (Julianne Moore) and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) and a nation moved by her courage. But the government doesn’t dare allow her rebelliousness to spread and must try to find a way to crush her. The novel on which the film is based is the third in a trilogy written by Suzanne Collins that has over 65 million copies in print in the U.S. alone. “Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1” starts Friday nationally including at the Dell Rapids Theatre with a Special Advance Showing Thursday, November 20 at 9:30pm. 123 minutes. It’s rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, some disturbing images and thematic material.

NEW TUESDAY SPECIAL!! Every Tuesday when you buy any size popcorn, you get the same size drink free!!
  • Every Wednesday get double stamps on your director’s club card!! Earn points for free snacks and free movies that much faster on Wednesdays! Director’s Club cards are free and available at the box office.
  • With the start of school, we have switched to our “winter hours”. There will be 9:00 shows on Friday and Saturday nights only.

(check http://www.dellstheatre.com for showtimes)

Grand Marshal Frank Boerema

Frank BoeremaDowntown Sioux Falls, Inc. (DTSF) is proud to announce that Frank Boerema (former Dell Rapids resident/Pastor) has been selected as Grand Marshal to lead the 2014 Parade of Lights.

Boerema is a very active volunteer both at several downtown non-profits and throughout all of Sioux Falls. He donates his time to DTSF, Lutheran Social Services – Center for New Americans, Creative Spirits, The Community Outreach, Morning Optimists, Center of Hope Bike Ministry, The Banquet, Phillip’s Home, Snow Fox, Cub Scouts, Symphony Choir, Church Choir and Men’s Chorus. He also supports individuals in the community through personal coaching and helps out at a variety of charity events and several churches.

Maureen Ohm, Event Director for DTSF said, “Frank volunteers at nearly every DTSF event, and not only does he do so with a smile on his face, he even thanks me for the opportunity. Frank shows up early for volunteer shifts and never leaves until the whole event is dismantled. His positive attitude radiates and brightens the day of anyone nearby.”

A constant advocate for downtown, Boerema also lives downtown and is an active member of the DTSF resident committee. He is a shining representative of downtown Sioux Falls. Boerema says, “I love living downtown, and I proudly think about the people and businesses as my neighbors. I try to do everything I can to support and encourage them. What a better way to do that than with the Parade of Lights – starting a season that says, ‘it is better to give than to receive.’ ”

Boerema will not only appear as Grand Marshal in the Parade of Lights – he is also one of Santa’s elves! Boerema has known the self-proclaimed “Sioux Falls Santa,” Lyle Kroon, for over 40 years.

Santa says, “From the time that Buddy the Elf or Frank and I were in college together, our paths have been diversified. Looking back, we see how they have intersected numerous times through the years with similar life experiences. Frank is truly a fine person, and you will find his name at the top of the nicest of nice lists that Santa puts together each Christmas. He is a joy and inspiration to know and call a friend.”

This year’s Parade of Lights presented by CenturyLink will take place on Friday, November 28, 2014 at 7:30 pm along Phillips Avenue from 14th to 5th Street in historic downtown Sioux Falls.

Immediately following the parade, an awards party will be held at the Holiday Inn City Centre where five awards will be given to the entries that dazzled the judges. The public is invited to attend. Santa and Boerema the Elf will both be in attendance.

- See more at: http://dtsf.com/news/23rd-annual-parade-of-lights-grand-marshal-announcement/#

LaNita “Jo” Arndt

LaNita ArndtLaNita “Jo” Arndt, age 73, of Brookings, passed away Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at the Brookings Hospital. Funeral services will be Saturday Nov 15th at 1pm at First Lutheran Church in Brookings, with interment in the church cemetery. Visitations will be Friday Nov 14th from 5-7pm at Eidsness Funeral Home in Brookings.  Condolences may be left at www.eidsnessfuneralhome.com

LaNita “Jo” Faye (Sweany) Arndt was born April 30, 1941, in Brookings to Roy B. and Gladys L. (Baker) Sweany. She lived with her family in Brookings for four years, then lived in Onida for ten years. She graduated from Volga High School in 1959. She worked as a bookkeeper at Woolworth’s for a year then moved on to work for SDSU for 34 years.

Jo met Lyle Arndt at a singles dance and they proceeded to dance through life together by blending their families on August 20, 1977. They lived on their farm near Volga then later moved to Brookings. Besides loving her family deeply, Jo enjoyed sewing, camping, gardening, shopping, rubber stamping, and scrapbooking. She was a member of First Lutheran Church in Brookings, and the Red Hat Society. Jo was a very giving person who was constantly looking for ways to bring joy to others.

Survivors include her husband, Lyle, of Brookings; five daughters: Vicki (Ardean) Albers, Patti (Craig) Tolley, both of Brookings; Jodi Stykel (Dennis Engbrecht) of Dell Rapids, Melissa (Kurt) Lundebrek and Sheila (Frederick) Feldhake both of Alexandria, MN; 18 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; and three sisters: Jacqueline Braun of Sioux Falls, Janet Mehlhaff of Abilene, TX, and Royette Sweany of Brookings. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Lewis Benshoof

Lewis BenshoofLewis M. Benshoof, age 81, of Watertown, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, at a care center in Arlington. Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 14 at the Crawford Funeral Chapel in Watertown. The Rev. Janet Miller will officiate. Burial will be at Goodwin Cemetery in Goodwin. The family is requested to meet at the chapel on Friday by 10:30 a.m. for a prayer service.

Lewis was born on Dec. 14, 1932, in Deuel County, to George and Alice (Schafer) Benshoof. He attended school in Watertown. After school, Lewis entered the U.S. Army and later was honorably discharged.

On March 5, 1966, Lewis married Diane Hintz at Sioux Falls. He lived in Sioux Falls, Colorado and later in Kansas City, where he worked for Jack Cooper Transport Company. In 1997, after retiring from Jack Cooper Transport Company, he moved to Watertown, where he has continued to make his home.

Lewis enjoyed playing bingo, cards and he also enjoyed attending auctions.

He is survived by his brother, Stewart (Mary) Benshoof of Dell Rapids; and five sisters, Lorretta Gascoigne of Brookings, Betty (Larry) Fiebelkorn of Watertown, Joan Vaughn of Blachley, Ore., Eva Regnier of Watertown and Delores (Leo) Rumpsca of Minneapolis. Lewis was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Diane; one brother, Edward; and one nephew, Jim Fjerstad.

Condolences may be left at www.crawfordfuneralchapel.com.