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Dell Rapids High School Announcements:Quarriers

Thursday, February 26th
• Lunch:  a-Spaghetti w/ Meat Sauce;   b-Baked Crispy or Spicy Chicken Sandwich;   c-Chef Salad

  • Reminder to Seniors: Michael Entringer Classic Scholarships are due on March 1st.
  • Seniors:  Stop in the office if you would like to order an 8×10($10) or 10×13 ($15) Class of 2015 Composite picture. Deadline to order is March 6th.
  • Students: Check out the “JOB OPPORTUNTIES” posted in the office window.
  • A recruiter from South Dakota Air National Guard will be in Mrs. Ruesink’s office TODAY at 10:00 – please see Mrs. Ruesink if interested in visiting with the recruiter.
  • The University of South Dakota is hosting a Health Career Summer Camp from June 14-June 19 for current freshman, sophomore or junior students. Deadline for application is April 1st – see Mrs. Ruesink for more information.
  • ** Prom Grand March sign-up sheet is in the office, as well as Prom Forms for those that do not attend DRHS or are out of school (must not be older than 19yrs of age or one year removed from high school).
  • FCCLA members please remember to turn in your forms to Ms. Rieck by the end of the day on Friday.
  • Juniors, Sophomores, & Freshman—Next week you will be registering for next year classes-YOU MUST know your portal username and password in order to complete the process. If you are unsure please check in the office before next Tuesday 3/3.
  • Freshman, sophomore, and junior students – Class registration sheets are due to your first block/skinny teacher by TOMORROW!!!
  • Attention Students: The Booster Club is looking for volunteers to help at our basketball tournament coming up on March 7.  Sign- up sheet is in the office.
  • Reminder Juniors:
    Boys State Applications are due to Mrs. Ruesink by March 18th
    Girls State Applications are due to Mrs. Ruesink by March 15th
  • Juniors & Seniors: Raven Industries is hosting a Manufacturing Shadow Program on April 21st for students who are undecided or planning to enter the workforce upon graduation. Students will learn about career path opportunities available with a high school diploma, technical degree and non-traditional secondary education. Applications are due March 20th- see Mrs. Ruesink for more information.
  • Any juniors interested in taking online dual credit courses via the governor’s reduced cost dual credit program should see Mrs. Kludt ASAP.  Registration for these courses is open on February 23.  Courses will most likely fill up quickly so you will want to register soon.  Available courses are listed on the SDMyLife website.
  • Senator Mike Rounds would like to invite all interested high school students and their families to attend his Military Academy Day.  Sat, March 28th 9-11:30am STI- Mickelson Center Room 101.
  • AboutGen Cyber/Girls in Cybersecurity—FREE camp designed for girls 8-12th grade.  For more information please stop in the office.
  • Sutton A. was the winner drawn from the 7 correct answers to the FFA trivia question yesterday.  In 1969 females were allowed to join the FFA organization.
  • The trivia question for today is: In what year was the blue corduroy jacket adopted as the official dress for members?
  • Due to the snow, it was hard to see how dirty the vehicles were, so the FFA will be looking at the vehicles today to select the dirtiest vehicle.
  • **To recognize our Wrestling State Qualifiers as well as FFA Week, we will be having a Pep Rally/Send Off TODAY @ 2:45 in the HS Gym.
  • Good Luck to the Lady Q’s as they travel to Tea tonight for the Region Quarter Finals.  Lady Q’s vs. Flandreau @ 6:30pm. Bus time is 5pm.  Game will be broadcast on bigsiouxmedia.com
  • Good Luck to the bowlers as they travel to Sioux Falls (Sport Bowl) tomorrow for the State Tournament.  Tournament starts at 8am.
  • Good Luck to Austin Eulberg & Ben Cavigielli as they travel to Sioux Falls for the State Wrestling Meet Friday and Saturday.
  • Do you know a teacher who is dedicated, inspiring, and making a difference? Nominate a teacher for the Dell Rapids Public School Teacher of the Year Award.  Forms are in the office and are due by March 5, 2015.

 

 

Wednesday, February 25th
• Lunch:  a-Turkey & Gravy (over mashed potatoes);   b-Baked Chicken Nuggets;   c-Sub Sandwich

  • Reminder to Seniors: Michael Entringer Classic Scholarships are due on March 1st.
  • Seniors:  Stop in the office if you would like to order an 8×10($10) or 10×13 ($15) Class of 2015 Composite picture. Deadline to order is March 6th.
  • Students: Check out the “JOB OPPORTUNTIES” posted in the office window.
  • Juniors & Seniors – the USD representative will not be here today as originally planned.
  • A recruiter from South Dakota Air National Guard will be in Mrs. Ruesink’s office TOMORROW at 10:00 – please see Mrs. Ruesink if interested in visiting with the recruiter.
  • The University of South Dakota is hosting a Health Career Summer Camp from June 14-June 19 for current freshman, sophomore or junior students. Deadline for application is April 1st – see Mrs. Ruesink for more information.
  • ** Prom Grand March sign-up sheet is in the office, as well as Prom Forms for those that do not attend DRHS or are out of school (must not be older than 19yrs of age or one year removed from high school).
  • Juniors, Sophomores, & Freshman—Next week you will be registering for next year classes-YOU MUST know your portal username and password in order to complete the process. If you are unsure please check  with the office before next Tuesday 3/3.
  • Freshman, sophomore, and junior students – Class registration sheets are due to your first block/skinny teacher by Friday.
  • Attention Students: The Booster Club is looking for volunteers to help at our basketball tournament coming up on March 7.  Sign- up sheet is in the office.
  • Reminder Juniors:
    Boys State Applications are due to Mrs. Ruesink by March 18th
    Girls State Applications are due to Mrs. Ruesink by March 15th
  • Juniors & Seniors: Raven Industries is hosting a Manufacturing Shadow Program on April 21st for students who are undecided or planning to enter the workforce upon graduation. Students will learn about career path opportunities available with a high school diploma, technical degree and non-traditional secondary education. Applications are due March 20th- see Mrs. Ruesink for more information.
  • Any juniors interested in taking online dual credit courses via the governor’s reduced cost dual credit program should see Mrs. Kludt ASAP.  Registration for these courses is open on February 23.  Courses will most likely fill up quickly so you will want to register soon.  Available courses are listed on the SDMyLife website.
  • Senator Mike Rounds would like to invite all interested high school students and their families to attend his Military Academy Day.  Sat, March 28th 9-11:30am STI- Mickelson Center Room 101.
  • AboutGenCyber/Girls in Cybersecurity—FREE camp designed for girls 8-12th grade.  For more information please stop in the office.
  • The FFA trivia question yesterday had 18 guesses with 7 correct.  National Blue and Corn Gold are the official colors of the FFA and Alyssa S. was the name drawn from the correct answers.
  • The trivia question for today is: In what year were women allowed as members of the FFA?
  • **To recognize our Wrestling State Qualifiers as well as FFA Week, we will be having a Pep Rally/Send Off TOMORROW @ 2:45 in the HS Gym.
  • Do you know a teacher who is dedicated, inspiring, and making a difference? Nominate a teacher for the Dell Rapids Public School Teacher of the Year Award.  Forms are in the office and are due by March 5, 2015.

 

 

Tuesday, February 24th
• Lunch:  a-White Bean Chicken Chili;   b-Breaded Pork Sandwich;   c-Crispy Chicken Salad

  • Reminder to Seniors: Michael Entringer Classic Scholarships are due on March 1st.
  • Seniors:  Stop in the office if you would like to order an 8×10($10) or 10×13 ($15) Class of 2015 Composite picture. Deadline to order is March 6th.
  • Students: Check out the “JOB OPPORTUNTIES” posted in the office window.
  • An admission representative from University of South Dakota will be here TOMORROW over lunch in the Spanish Room.
  • A recruiter from South Dakota Air National Guard will be in Mrs. Ruesink’s office on Thursday at 10:00 – please see Mrs. Ruesink if interested in visiting with the recruiter.
  • The University of South Dakota is hosting a Health Career Summer Camp from June 14-June 19 for current freshman, sophomore or junior students. Deadline for application is April 1st – see Mrs. Ruesink for more information.
  • Freshman, sophomore, and junior students – Class registration sheets are due to your first block/skinny teacher by Friday.
  • National Honor Society Meeting today over lunch in the Spanish Room
  • There will be an FCCLA meeting for all members TOMORROW at 8 am in the FACS room.  Please see Ms. Rieck before that time to pick up a form.  Thanks!
  • Attention Students: The Booster Club is looking for volunteers to help at our basketball tournament coming up on March 7.  Sign- up sheet is in the office.
  • Reminder Juniors:
    Boys State Applications are due to Mrs. Ruesink by March 18th
    Girls State Applications are due to Mrs. Ruesink by March 15th
  • Juniors & Seniors: Raven Industries is hosting a Manufacturing Shadow Program on April 21st for students who are undecided or planning to enter the workforce upon graduation. Students will learn about career path opportunities available with a high school diploma, technical degree and non-traditional secondary education. Applications are due March 20th- see Mrs. Ruesink for more information.
  • Any girls planning on going out for track that are NOT in basketball please meet in Mr. Putnam’s room right after school TODAY for a quick meeting.
  • Any juniors interested in taking online dual credit courses via the governor’s reduced cost dual credit program should see Mrs. Kludt ASAP.  Registration for these courses is open on February 23.  Courses will most likely fill up quickly so you will want to register soon.  Available courses are listed on the SDMyLife website.
  • Senator Mike Rounds would like to invite all interested high school students and their families to attend his Military Academy Day.  Sat, March 28th 9-11:30am STI- Mickelson Center Room 101.
  • DRHSNews meeting after school Tuesday. Please come help finish up the Echo for this Friday’s deadline and review some of the completed yearbook pages. Spring activities are coming! Let’s publicize what makes DRHS awesome!
  • **If you haven’t been involved this year, but want to give the Echo newspaper or Quarrier yearbook a try next year, register for Publications Productions – a class in which you can receive credit in 2015-16!
  • **To recognize our Wrestling State Qualifiers as well as FFA Week, we will be having a Pep Rally/Send Off this Thursday 2/26 @ 2:45 in the HS Gym.
  • Those students finding the hidden FFA emblem parts were: Michael S., Logan G., Keegan H. and Roman N. found two.
    There were 23 people who participated in the FFA Trivia question yesterday.  There were 12 correct answers and Chuck G.’s slip was pulled out as the winner.
    The trivia question for today is: What are the official colors of the FFA?
  • Do you know a teacher who is dedicated, inspiring, and making a difference? Nominate a teacher for the Dell Rapids Public School Teacher of the Year Award.  Forms are in the office and are due by March 5, 2015.

 

 

Monday, February 23rd
• Lunch:  a-Fajita;   b-Cheeseburger;   c-Sub Sandwich

  • Reminder to Seniors: Michael Entringer Classic Scholarships are due on March 1st.
  • Seniors:  Stop in the office if you would like to order an 8×10($10) or 10×13 ($15) Class of 2015 Composite picture. Deadline to order is March 6th.
  • Students: Check out the “JOB OPPORTUNTIES” posted in the office window.
  • An admission representative from University of South Dakota will be here on Wednesday over lunch in the Spanish Room.
  • There will be an FCCLA meeting for all members on Wednesday, Feb. 25, at 8 am in the FACS room.  Please see Ms. Rieck before that time to pick up a form.  Thanks!
  • Attention Students: The Booster Club is looking for volunteers to help at our basketball tournament coming up on March 7.  Sign- up sheet is in the office.
  • The sign-up sheet for the FFA Career Development Events in Demit on March 10 is now posted in the agriculture classroom.  Any FFA member wanting to participate needs to sign up or let Mr. Wolff know by March 2.
  • Reminder Juniors:
    Boys State Applications are due to Mrs. Ruesink by March 18th
    Girls State Applications are due to Mrs. Ruesink by March 15th
  • Juniors & Seniors: Raven Industries is hosting a Manufacturing Shadow Program on April 21st for students who are undecided or planning to enter the workforce upon graduation. Students will learn about career path opportunities available with a high school diploma, technical degree and non-traditional secondary education. Applications are due March 20th- see Mrs. Ruesink for more information.
  • Any girls planning on going out for track that are NOT in basketball please meet in Mr. Putnam’s room right after school on Tuesday for a quick meeting.
  • Any juniors interested in taking online dual credit courses via the governor’s reduced cost dual credit program should see Mrs. Kludt ASAP.  Registration for these courses is open on February 23.  Courses will most likely fill up quickly so you will want to register soon.  Available courses are listed on the SDMyLife website.
  • Senator Mike Rounds would like to invite all interested high school students and their families to attend his Military Academy Day.  Sat, March 28th 9-11:30am STI- Mickelson Center Room 101.
  • Last Friday Dells bowled against Brandon @ Dells Bowl. Varsity 1 girls lost 8-17.  Varsity 2 girls WON 16 1/2 – 8 1/2!  Varsity 1 boys lost 7-18. Varsity 2 boys lost 1-24. That was the last match of the season. This Friday the bowlers will be competing at Sport Bowl in the HS end of season tournament.
  • Today for National FFA week, locate the five symbols that make up the FFA emblem.  Find the cross section of an ear of corn, a rising sun, an owl, a plow and an eagle, then bring them to Mr. Wolff for your prize.
  • The FFA Trivia question for today is: What year did the Future Farmers of America change the name of the organization to the National FFA Organization? Fill out a slip with your name and answer to the question and place it in the bucket in the office.  One correct answer will be drawn for a prize.
  • Congratulations to Austin Eulberg & Ben Cavigielli on making it to the STATE Wrestling Tournament –1st round starts this Friday in Sioux Falls!!!
  • Good Luck to the boys basketball team as they host Deubrook today.   C game starts at 5pm and the Varsity game will be broadcast on bigsiouxmedia.com.  Senior Recognition Night!!
  • Do you know a teacher who is dedicated, inspiring, and making a difference? Nominate a teacher for the Dell Rapids Public School Teacher of the Year Award.  Forms are in the office and are due by March 5, 2015.

Dell Rapids MIDDLE SCHOOL Announcements

Dell Rapids Middle School Announcements:Quarriers

Thursday, February 26th
Lunch today will be choices of:    Spaghetti with Meat Sauce, Baked Crispy or Spicy Chicken Sandwich or Chef Salad

  • Attention 5th, 6th and & 7th Grade Boys:  Little League Baseball Registration forms are available in the office.  Registrations are due by March 15th
  • Attention 7th and 8th grade students:  Haven is sponsoring a 7th and 8th grade Winter Dance on Friday Feb. 27th, 7-9pm in the MS Commons.   Wear neon colors and bring glow bracelets and necklaces.  Admission is $5.00.  Mr. Tjaden will be the D.J.    Bottled water will be sold for $1.00.   
  • All 7th and 8th grade boys need to bring their practice and game jerseys to Mr. Putnam’s room
  • Good Luck to the Lady Quarriers as they travel to Tea tonight for the Region Quarter Finals.  Lady Q’s vs. Flandreau @ 6:30pm.  Game will be broadcast on bigsiouxmedia.com
  • Good Luck to the bowlers as they travel to Sioux Falls (Sport Bowl) tomorrow for the State Tournament.  Tournament starts at 8am.
  • Good Luck to the State Wrestlers as they travel to Sioux Falls for the State Meet Friday and Saturday.
  • Do you know a teacher who is dedicated, inspiring, and making a difference?
    Nominate a teacher for the Dell Rapids Public School Teacher of the Year Award.
    Forms are in the office and are due by March 5, 2015.

 

 

Wednesday, February 25th
Happy Birthday to Zeb S.!!
Lunch today will be choices of:    Turkey & Gravy over Mashed Potatoes, Baked Chicken Nuggets or Sub Sandwich

  • Attention 5th, 6th and & 7th Grade Boys:  Little League Baseball Registration forms are available in the office.  Registrations are due by March 15th
  • Attention 7th and 8th grade students:  Haven is sponsoring a 7th and 8th grade Winter Dance on Friday Feb. 27th, 7-9pm in the MS Commons.   Wear neon colors and bring glow bracelets and necklaces.  Admission is $5.00.  Mr. Tjaden will be the D.J.    Bottled water will be sold for $1.00.
  • All 7th and 8th grade boys need to bring their practice and game jerseys to Mr. Putnam’s room
  • NO band lessons with Ms. Ostraat today.
  • Do you know a teacher who is dedicated, inspiring, and making a difference?
    Nominate a teacher for the Dell Rapids Public School Teacher of the Year Award.
    Forms are in the office and are due by March 5, 2015.

 

 

Tuesday, February 24th
Happy Birthday to Peyton V.!!
Lunch today will be choices of:    White Bean Chicken Chili, Breaded Pork Sandwich or Crispy Chicken Salad

  • Attention 5th, 6th and & 7th Grade Boys:  Little League Baseball Registration forms are available in the office.  Registrations are due by March 15th
  • Attention 7th and 8th grade students:  Haven is sponsoring a 7th and 8th grade Winter Dance on Friday Feb. 27th, 7-9pm in the MS Commons.   Wear neon colors and bring glow bracelets and necklaces.  Admission is $5.00.  Mr. Tjaden will be the D.J.    Bottled water will be sold for $1.00.   
  • here will be an FCCLA meeting for all members tomorrow at 8 am in the FACS room.  Please see Ms. Rieck before that time to pick up a form.  Thanks!
  •  All 7th and 8th grade boys need to bring their practice and game jerseys to Mr. Putnam’s room on Wednesday morning before school.
  • Do you know a teacher who is dedicated, inspiring, and making a difference?
    Nominate a teacher for the Dell Rapids Public School Teacher of the Year Award.
    Forms are in the office and are due by March 5, 2015.

 

 

Monday, February 23rd
• Happy Birthday to Alex A.!!
Lunch today will be choices of:    Fajita, Cheeseburger or Sub Sandwich

  • Attention 5th, 6th and & 7th Grade Boys:  Little League Baseball Registration forms are available in the office.  Registrations are due by March 15th
  • Attention 7th and 8th grade students:  Haven is sponsoring a 7th and 8th grade Winter Dance on Friday Feb. 27th, 7-9pm in the MS Commons.   Admission is $5.00.  Mr. Tjaden will be the D.J.    Bottled water will be sold for $1.00.
  • There will be an FCCLA meeting for all members on Wednesday, Feb. 25, at 8 am in the FACS room.  Please see Ms. Rieck before that time to pick up a form.  Thanks!
  • Last Friday Dells bowled against Brandon @ Dells Bowl. Varsity 1 girls lost 8-17.  Varsity 2 girls WON 16 1/2 – 8 1/2!  Varsity 1 boys lost 7-18. Varsity 2 boys lost 1-24. That was the last match of the season. This Friday the bowlers will be competing at Sport Bowl in the HS end of season tournament.
  • On Saturday the 7th grade boys wrapped up their season with a third place finish in the Dak XII north conference tourney. In the first game the boys played Tri-Valley and won 31 to 29. In the second game the boys played a tough Madison team and though they led early the boys fell 54 to 28. In the final game the boys had a rematch with a tough Tea team, the first team to beat them this year. The boys played tough and in the end won 44 to 30. Great season boys!
  • The 8th grade boys basketball team finished 4th in the Conference tournament on Saturday in Sioux Falls.  In our opening game, the boys lost a hard fought 31 to 33 overtime game to Madison.  The boys played very well defensively.  Dells beat Tri Valley  45 to 20 in game two.  In our last game of the day, we ran out of gas and lost 27 to 53 to a very good Sioux Falls Christian team.  Thanks for all your hard work boys!!!
  • **All 7th and 8th grade boys need to bring their practice and game jerseys to Mr. Putnam’s room on Wednesday morning before school.
  • Good Luck to the varsity boys basketball team as they host Deubrook today.  Games start at 5pm and will be broadcast on bigsiouxmedia.com.
  • Do you know a teacher who is dedicated, inspiring, and making a difference?
    Nominate a teacher for the Dell Rapids Public School Teacher of the Year Award.
    Forms are in the office and are due by March 5, 2015.

Dell Rapids Student to Serve Over Spring Break

ORANGE CITY, Iowa—Megan Timmer is one of 183 students from Northwestern College who will travel across the United States and overseas for the college’s annual Spring Service Projects (SSP) Feb. 28 through March 9.

This year’s teams will serve at 14 sites. International destinations include the Netherlands, Haiti and Nicaragua. In Amsterdam, students will live and work at two Christian youth hostels, sharing their faith with guests from around the world. The team in Haiti will teach children and provide manual labor, while those in Nicaragua will do construction work, distribute food and help lead a vacation Bible school in the impoverished area of Bluefields.

Teams in the U.S. will travel to Minnesota, California and throughout the South. A new U.S. partner for Northwestern College is Mount Olive Ministries, a Christian community development organization in Mount Olive, Miss. Students on that SSP team will serve as classroom, after-school and writing workshop tutors. They will also paint, do manual labor and help with office projects.

In Minnesota, one group will join Urban Ventures in Minneapolis, where they will conduct three health fairs, participate in work projects, serve as tutors, and help with a street patrol ministry and youth events. Another team will travel to the Grand Portage Indian Reservation, where they will interact with community members, and spend time in Duluth, assisting a Habitat for Humanity renovation project.

In California, students will partner with Emmanuel Reformed Church of Paramount, Calif., to paint homes and build relationships in a nearby gang-ridden community.

Additional U.S. service opportunities include tutoring and recreational programs in Jonesboro, Ark.; home repair in the Appalachian community of Annville, Ky.; after-school programs and construction projects in New Orleans; and construction, tutoring and community cleanup in Opelousas, La.

Still other Northwestern students will assist with after-school programs, home visits and a thrift store in Cary, Miss.; volunteer in local schools and after-school programs in Jacksonville, Fla.; and serve with a ministry to ex-prisoners in Lindale, Texas.

Timmer is a senior and an art/graphic design major at Northwestern College. She will serve with United Christians International in Haiti. Timmer is the daughter of Rick and Julie Timmer of Dell Rapids.

Northwestern College is a Christian college of more than 1,200 students in Orange City, Iowa. Rated the nation’s eighth-best baccalaureate college by Washington Monthly and a top-10 Midwestern college by U.S. News & World Report magazine, Northwestern provides an education committed to academic rigor and a Christ-centered worldview.

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by Anita Cirulis, acirulis@nwciowa.edu, 712-707-7369

Cardinal Girls Season Ends with District Loss

DRSM LogoThe Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinal girls basketball team had their season come to an end on Tuesday, February 24th, after a 58-40 loss to the Baltic Bulldogs in the first round of the District 7B tournament at Dell Rapids St Mary High School.

St Mary got off to a slow start and could never recover as the Bulldogs outscored the Cardinals in every quarter.  Baltic took a 12-8 lead after the first quarter, and then extended their lead to 23-16 by halftime.  St Mary was held to nine points in the third quarter and trailed Baltic 37-25.  Baltic outscored St Mary 21-15 in the final quarter.

The Cardinals finished the night shooting just 17% (10-59) from the field, 14% (3-21) from three-point area, and 77% (17-22) from the free-throw line.  Baltic shot 44% (20-46) from the field in the game.  The Cardinals out-rebounded the Bulldogs 38-34.  St Mary also had 22 turnovers in the game.

Ally Mullaney finished the game with 16 points and 13 rebounds.  Jackie Wolles had eight points and five rebounds.  Lindsey Wolles added five points, and Kaitlyn Vortherms and Lexi Klein each had four points a piece.

The St Mary Cardinals finished their season with a record of 5-16.

1 2 3 4 Final
Baltic 12 11 14 21 58
Dell Rapids St Mary 8 8 9 15 40

James Gednalske

James GednalskeJames K. Gednalske, 80, of Sioux Falls, passed away peacefully on February 24, 2015, with his wife by his side. Mass of Resurrection will be 11:00 am Monday, March 16, 2015 at St. Mary Church, 2109 S. 5th Ave. On Sunday, March 15, there will be family present visitation at Miller Funeral Home, 507 S. Main Ave. from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm with a Scripture Service at 4:00 pm. Condolences may be left at www.millerfh.com

Jim was born on July 25, 1934 in Dell Rapids to Louis and Viola Gednalske. He graduated from Dell Rapids High School in 1952. He attended Augustana College on scholarship, where he excelled in football and basketball while majoring in math and physical education. Jim was chosen Honor Athlete his senior year by his teammates. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in 1956 and later received his Master’s degree and Specialist in Education from the University of South Dakota. Jim served 40-years in education as a coach, athletic director, teacher, principal, and superintendent.

He spent his first two years of teaching and coaching in Philip, followed by three years in DeSmet.

On October 24, 1959, Jim married his college classmate, Janice Dolan, in Sioux Falls. They were blessed with three children; Ann, Craig and Steven.

When O’Gorman High School opened in 1961, Jim was the first football coach and athletic director. He taught math at O’Gorman and was athletic director for 10 years, followed by employment as high school principal for 10 years at Baltic High School, and five years at Lennox High School. In 1986, Jim and Janice moved to Minnesota, where Jim served seven years as principal and then superintendent.

In semi-retirement, they spent seven years in the Gulf Coast area of Texas, enjoying their grandchildren, tutoring at the local college, and traveling.

An avid outdoorsman, Jim loved hunting and fishing with his brothers, sons and friends. Summer travel with family and friends brought a great deal of pleasure. He supported his children and grandchildren in their academic and career pursuits, and never missed an opportunity to cheer them on in their athletic endeavors. Jim will be remembered by his family for his strength, loyalty and character. He was a peerless mentor not only to his family, but to countless students and colleagues across South Dakota, Minnesota and Texas. Jim epitomized the best of a great generation: hardworking, determined and selfless, with tremendous integrity.

Grateful for having shared his life are his wife of 55 years, Janice Dolan Gednalske, Sioux Falls; daughter, Ann (Ray) Vande Weerd, Spring, TX; sons, Craig (Clarkfield, MN) and Steven (Sarah) St. Louis Park, MN; and eight grandchildren. He is also survived by brothers, LeRoy, Dell Rapids, Robert (Betty), Sioux Falls, Ronald, Harrisburg, and sister, Diana Rogers of Dell Rapids, brother and sister-in-law James and Sharon Rallis, sister-in-law Shari Dolan and 22 nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death are his parents, brother, Richard Gednalske, mother-in-law, Gladys Dolan, and brother-in-law Jack Dolan.

Memorials may be directed to Bishop Dudley Hospitality House. The family especially thanks all the nurses and staff at Dells Nursing and Rehab Center for their loving care of Jim.

 

Quarrier Boys Roll to Victory on Senior Night

DRHSvsDeu_BBB_2-23-15The four Dell Rapids Quarrier boys basketball team seniors ended their regular season careers at Dell Rapids in style with an 84-44 win over the Deubrook Dolphins on Monday, February 23rd.  The defensive efforts in the second and fourth quarters paved the way for the victory for Dell Rapids.

Both teams came out of the gates on fire combining for 38 first quarter points.  Zane Schumaker hit a shot at the buzzer to give Dell Rapids a 22-16 lead at the end of the first quarter.  In the second quarter, the Quarrier defense held Deubrook to just five points, while the offense scored 26, and Dell Rapids went into the locker room at halftime ahead 48-21.  Both teams again combined for 38 points in the third quarter, each scoring 19, and Dell Rapids maintained their 27-point lead at 67-40.  However, Dell Rapids held Deubrook to only four points in final quarter for the win.

Dell Rapids had another night of a 50%+ shooting percentage.  The Quarriers were 52% (33-64) from the field, 33% (7-21) from three-point area, and 82% (9-11) from the free-throw line.  The team had a total of 56 rebounds in the game, 19 assists, six steals, and six blocked shots.

Four players finished the game in double figures, and two players nearly had double-doubles.  Ty Hoglund had 24 points and nine rebounds to lead the Quarriers. Riley Schmidt added 12 points, five rebounds, and five assists.  Ben Hammer had 12 points, six rebounds, and four blocked shots.  Schumaker ended the night with 11 points, six rebounds and six assists.  Adam Karst tossed in nine points and had 10 rebounds.  Tanner Heim had eight points and nine rebounds.  Giacomo Vantini led Deubrook with 20 points.

The Quarriers finish the regular season with an 18-2 record.  The Region 3A tournament will begin on Tuesday, March 3rd.  The Quarriers will receive a first-round bye and will play in the semi-finals on Friday, March 6th.

1 2 3 4 Final
Deubrook 16 5 19 4 44
Dell Rapids 22 26 19 17 84

Highlights

Dells FFA Chapter “Goes All Out”

2015NationalFFAWeekEach year, FFA chapters around the country celebrate National FFA Week. The week-long tradition began in 1947 when the National FFA Board of Directors designated the week of George Washington’s birthday as National FFA Week in recognition of his legacy as an agriculturist and farmer. The first National FFA Week was held in 1948. Today, FFA Week always runs Saturday to Saturday and encompasses Feb. 22, Washington’s birthday.

This year National FFA week will be held February 21-28 and the theme is Go All Out. FFA asks its members to Go All Out as they live their lives. All agriculture students need to have courage and conviction in making choices that will lead to success for themselves, their schools and their communities. Members need to motivate themselves and put everything they have into everything they do. They need to be determined, know no bounds and take action.

National FFA Week is an opportunity for FFA members, alumni and sponsors to advocate for agricultural education and FFA. It’s a time to share with local, state and national audiences what FFA is and the impact it has on members every day.

Today’s FFA members are the innovators and leaders of tomorrow. Through agricultural and hands-on learning, they are preparing for more than 300 career opportunities in the food, fiber and natural resources industry.

The activities planned by the Dell Rapids FFA Chapter will consist of a scavenger hunt for various FFA symbols in the high school and a trivia question related to the FFA on Monday.   The activities for Tuesday will be drive a tractor to school and a new FFA trivia question. The FFA chapter will provide muffins for the high school staff members as a sign of appreciation for all they do to support the program, a dirty vehicle contest and another FFA trivia question on Wednesday. On Thursday, a short activity will be conducted during a pep rally along with another FFA trivia question. To finish out the week, agriculture Olympic games will be set up in the shop for agriculture students to compete in and a final FFA trivia question.

**Submitted by Tom Wolff

Showing at the Dells Theater

Imitation GameEnding February 26: “IMITATION GAME” — This film is nominated for 8 Academy Awards including Best Picture, Actor, Supporting Actress and director. It is an intense and haunting portrayal of a brilliant, complicated man; a genius who, under nail biting pressure, helped shorten World War Two and save thousands of lives. Alan Turing led a motley group of scholars, linguists, chess champions and intelligence officers in cracking Nazi Germany’s Enigma machine, the supposedly unbreakable Ultra secret code used for all military messages. In doing so, he invented modern day computers. But in 1952, the police would arrest him on charges of “gross indecency.” Since his work was still classified, no one knew he was a hero. He was convicted of being a homosexual, a crime at that time in Great Britain. “Imitation Game” ends Thursday, February 26 at the Dells Theatre. 114 minutes. It’s rated PG-13 for some sexual references mature thematic material and historical smoking.

Kingsman movieBegins February 27: “KINGSMAN: SECRET SERVICE” — This new Action Hit stars Samuel L. Jackson and Colin Firth. Based upon the acclaimed comic book and directed by Matthew Vaughn (Kick Ass, X-Men First Class), the film tells the story of a super-secret spy organization that recruits an unrefined but promising street kid into the agency’s ultra-competitive training program just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius played by Jackson. “Kingsman: Secret Service” starts Friday and is scheduled for one week through Thursday, March 5 at the Dells Theatre. 129 minutes. It’s rated R for sequences of strong violence, language and some sexual content.

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)

Cardinal Boys Fall to Chester in Final Game

DRSM LogoThe Dell Rapids St Mary Cardinal boys basketball team fell to the Chester Flyers 74-32 in Chester on Monday, February 23rd.  It was the final regular season game for the Cardinals.

St Mary was on fire offensively in the first quarter, knocking down a few three-pointers in the opening quarter.  The Cardinals held 13-11 lead with about 3:30 to play in the quarter, but the Flyers went on a 14-5 run to close out the quarter, including hitting a three-pointer at the buzzer, to take a 25-18 lead at the end of the quarter.  The Cardinal offense could not get going again as they were held to just two points in the second quarter and trailed the Flyers 43-20 at halftime.  Chester was able to extend the lead to 53-29 at the end of the third quarter, and the Cardinal offense was held to just three more points in the fourth quarter.

St Mary ends the regular season with a 1-19 record.  The Cardinals will play in the first round of the District 7B tournament on Monday, March 2nd.  The game will be webcast on Big Sioux Media.

1 2 3 4 Final
Dell Rapids St Mary 18 2 9 3 32
Chester 25 18 10 21 74

Highlights

Rezone Request Passes 2nd Reading

ReZoneRequest_2-2-15Ordinance 816, Rezone Request for 608 E 6th St, passed the second reading during the Dell Rapids City Council meeting held on Tuesday, February 17th.  The request is to have the property owned by Paul Roemen to be rezoned from an R2 Two Family Attached Residential to a B2 General Business District with the intent to sell the property to an interested buyer.  After the sale of the property, the intended use for the property is for a contractor’s shop.

Chris Gross, a Dell Rapids resident that lives in the neighborhood, was in opposition of the rezone request and said, “I’m opposed to it.  We take great pride in our home.  We restored it.  We have received an award from the historical society for the preservation of it.  It to me is encroaching on a historical neighborhood in town that should be respected and kept in tact as such.”

After hearing other residents speak for and against the rezone request, the council held more discussion on the matter.  Councilman Mark Crisp asked Councilman Chad Andrews why he was not in favor of this rezone.  “Chad, let me ask you this…you were the only one on this board supporting Argonne doing what they were doing.  Now you are sitting here opposing….same thing.   You were the only one supporting that at that time, so what’s changed your mind?”

Andrews responded, “They were going to run a business out of a stone structure that they could afford to maintain…one person.  They weren’t going to build a shop.  They weren’t going to store equipment on it.  I look at it as I would have loved to live next door to that because I know they were going to maintain it.  Here…who knows what could happen.  We rezone this lot, like he said, anybody could buy it after they want it and do whatever the heck they want with it as a B2, and there’s no stopping them.”

Crisp made the motion to pass the second reading of the rezone request.  Councilman Paul Miles seconded the motion.  The rezone request passed by a 5-3 vote.  Councilmen Andrews, David Sommerfeld, and Craig Lauritzen voted no.

Even though the council passed the second reading, residents still have an opportunity to stop the rezone from happening.  If 40% of the property owners within 250 feet of the property are opposed, they can bring a protest to the council.