Quarrier Cheer Team 2nd at Sioux Valley Invite

NewDRLogoThe Dell Rapids Quarrier competitive cheer team placed second at the Sioux Valley Invite on Thursday, September 21st, in Volga.  Six competitive cheer teams competed in this year’s Sioux Valley Invite.

Dell Rapids finished with a team score of 140.50 points.  Sioux Valley placed first with 159.00 points.  Redfield-Doland was third with 118.00 points.  Faulkton finished with 112.00 points, Arlington/Lake Preston had 103.50 points, and Deubrook Area had 96.20 points.

The Quarriers will compete at the Dakota Valley Invite on Saturday, September 23rd.

DRHS School Announcements

Dell Rapids High School Announcements:Quarriers

Thursday, September 21st
Happy Birthday to Ms. Mitchell and Teri S.!
Lunch:  Spaghetti, Pizza or Grilling Station

  • ​National Honor Society Meeting over lunch today in the Spanish Room.
  • Please tell SENIORS our National Honor Society is moved to Friday over lunch in the Spanish Room.
  • Any juniors interested in taking the PSAT  should stop in and see Mrs. Ruesink – test date is October 11th 
  • DRHS News club: No meeting this week. See Mrs. Gleason for an assignment by Tuesday at lunch if you want to go.
  • Students: All forms (Code of Conduct, Carroll Institute, Acceptable Use, and Home Use Agreement) were due to your class advisors. Please see your class advisor if you are unsure if you have forms that still need to be turned in, and stop in the office for an extra copy if you have lost or misplaced your original forms.
  • Attention teachers and students: This is your friendly reminder mid-term is on Monday.
  • Any juniors or seniors interested in becoming a Study Buddy (working with elementary/middle school students) should see Mrs. Ruesink for more information.
  • Students: Please Do Not park within 3 feet of any mailbox. Please use the parking lot in the back of the school as much as possible. Thanks.
  • The theme for the 2018 Quarrier yearbook is “Life is a Highway.” DRHS News needs Quarrier writers, photographers, and graphic artists to tell the story of our year.
  • Tri-Valley will be serving food from 5pm-7pm on Friday in the High School Commons. (Look for the doors at the front of the school closest to the football field.)
    The supper will be $6.00 a plate and will include BBQ Pulled Pork, Baked Beans, Chips, a bar, and a can or pop or bottle of water.

 

 

Tuesday, September 19th
Happy Birthday to Ms. Schull, Ms. Scott and Gracie V.!
Lunch:  Philly Grilled Cheese, Pizza or Grilling Station

  • ​National Honor Society Meeting over lunch on Thursday in the Spanish Room 
  • Attention Students – a Marines recruiter will be in Mrs. Ruesink’s office on Thursday at 9:30 for any student interested
  • Any juniors interested in taking the PSAT  should stop in and see Mrs. Ruesink – test date is October 11th
  • DRHS News club: No meeting this week – we will take photos Wednesday of the Cross Country meet at our home golf course. See Mrs. Gleason for an assignment by Tuesday at lunch if you want to go.
  • Students: All forms (Code of Conduct, Carroll Institute, Acceptable Use, and Home Use Agreement) were due to your class advisors. Please see your class advisor if you are unsure if you have forms that still need to be turned in, and stop in the office for an extra copy if you have lost or misplaced your original forms.
  • O.I. will be here today
  • Any juniors or seniors interested in becoming a Study Buddy (working with elementary/middle school students) should see Mrs. Ruesink for more information
  • Students: Please Do Not park within 3 feet of any mailbox. Please use the parking lot in the back of the school as much as possible. Thanks.
  • The theme for the 2018 Quarrier yearbook is “Life is a Highway.” DRHSNews needs Quarrier writers, photographers, and graphic artists to tell the story of our year. Meet with us in Mrs. Gleason’s room Wednesday meeting, Sept 13th from 3:20-4pm.
  • If you missed the FCCLA meeting this morning, please come and see Ms. Rieck sometime today.  Also, your registration forms for Leadership Weekend are due tomorrow morning.
  • Tri-Valley’s Band Booster club is hosting a tailgater Friday night with pulled pork, chips, beans, bar and beverage for $6.00.
  • Good Luck to the JV golfers as they travel to Pipestone today – dismiss golfers at 12:45pm meet starts at 3pm.
  • Good Luck to the 7/8 football team as they travel to West Central today.  Dismiss 2:45pm for a 3pm bus time.  Game starts at 4:30pm.
  • Good Luck to the 7/8 volleyball teams as they host Garretson today starting at 4pm in the MS gym.
  • Good Luck to the varsity volleyball teams as they host Garretson today starting at 5pm.

 

 

Monday, September 18th
Lunch:  Chicken Fajitas, Pizza or Grilling Station

  • ​National Honor Society Meeting over lunch on Thursday in the Spanish Room 
  • Attention Students – a Marines recruiter will be in Mrs. Ruesink’s office on Thursday at 9:30 for any student interested
  • Any juniors interested in taking the PSAT  should stop in and see Mrs. Ruesink – test date is October 11th
  • DRHS News club: No meeting this week – we will take photos Wednesday of the Cross Country meet at our home golf course. See Mrs. Gleason for an assignment by Tuesday at lunch if you want to go.
  • Students: All forms (Code of Conduct, Carroll Institute, Acceptable Use, and Home Use Agreement) were due to your class advisors by last week.  Please see your class advisor if you are unsure if you have forms that still need to be turned in, and stop in the office for an extra copy if you have lost or misplaced your original forms.
  • Football, and Golf athletic pictures are in. Please stop by the high school office and pick yours up today.
  • Any juniors or seniors interested in becoming a Study Buddy (working with elementary/middle school students) should see Mrs. Ruesink for more information
  • Students: Please Do Not park within 3 feet of any mailbox. Please use the parking lot in the back of the school as much as possible. Thanks.
  • Students: Please Do Not park within 3 feet of any mailbox. Please use the parking lot in the back of the school as much as possible. Thanks.
  • The theme for the 2018 Quarrier yearbook is “Life is a Highway.” DRHSNews needs Quarrier writers, photographers, and graphic artists to tell the story of our year. Meet with us in Mrs. Gleason’s room Wednesday meeting, Sept 13th from 3:20-4pm.
  • If you are interested or have questions about FCCLA Leadership Training, please see Ms. Rieck this week for more details. Registration is due next Tuesday.
  • There will be an FCCLA meeting for anyone interested on Tuesday morning. Check the posters for more information.
  • The FFA chapter will be holding a meeting on Monday, Sept. 18 at 7 pm in the high school agriculture classroom. Any student enrolled in an agricultural class this fall or next spring is eligible to attend and see what the FFA has to offer.
  • Come to Pizza Ranch TONIGHT from 5-8.  All tips and 10% of total sales will be donated to DRMS Cheer squad.
  • O.I. will be here today
  • Good Luck to the golfers as they travel to Dakota Valley today – meet starts at 9am.
  • Good Luck to the JV football team as they host West Central today at 4:30pm.
  • Good Luck to the 7/8 volleyball teams as they host Sioux Valley today starting at 4:30pm.

Showing at the Dells Theater

Now Showing: “IT”This new horror thriller is based on the best-selling Stephen King book.  When children begin to disappear in the town of Derry, Maine, a group of young kids are faced with their biggest fears when they square off against an evil clown named Pennywise. This clown leaves a trail of murder and violence that goes back centuries.

“It” starts Friday, September 22nd, at the Dells Theatre. 135 minutes. It’s rated R for violence/horror, bloody images, and for language.

Link to Trailer:
http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/wb/it/

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)

Dell Rapids Free Rubble Site Days Announced for Fall Season

DellRapidsTowerThe Dell Rapids City Council approved three “Free Rubble Site Days” this fall during their regular meeting on Monday, September 18th.  The three days will be October 26th (Thursday), October 28th (Saturday), and November 4th (Saturday).  The council also approved having Saturday, October 28th as a technology drop day.

More information about what is acceptable for the technology drop can be found by clicking here.  The technology drop will be coordinated by the City of Sioux Falls once again this year.

As a reminder the Rubble Site is licensed by the State of South Dakota and is restricted to trees, branches, untreated wood, construction and demolition debris, sheet rock, plaster, concrete, carpet, furniture, mattresses, grass, yard and garden waste and leaves, and large household appliances. Fees are enforced by volume and type of material.  Dell Rapids residents only.

Unaccepted items include household waste, cardboard, plastic (of any kind), small electric appliances (TVs, stereo equipment, microwaves), toys, and bikes with tires, shingles, asbestos, tires, hazardous materials, fiberglass.

Rocky Run Hosts Dells Invite Cross Country Meet

CrossCountry-GenericRocky Run Golf Course hosted the Dells Invite Cross Country meet on Wednesday, September 20th.  Both the Quarrier and Cardinal cross country teams ran in the meet.

The Quarrier girls finished second with 26 points.  Flandreau won the girls title with 25 points.  Webster Area was third with 45 points.  The Cardinal girls did not register a team score.  The Quarrier boys finished fifth with a team score of 95.  The Cardinal boys finished sixth with 101 points.  Webster Area won the boys team title with 32 points.  Tea Area was second with 53 points, and Oldham-Ramona/Rutland was third with 67 points.

Dell Rapids will be at West Central Invite on Monday, September 25th.  St Mary will be at the Colman-Egan Invite on Wednesday, September 27th.

Individual Results

Varsity Girls

  • DR – Shaylee Hoff (3rd) – 21:06.40
  • SM – Elle Heinitz (4th) – 21:22.51
  • DR – Aspen Hansen (7th) – 21:32.45
  • DR – Katrina Kreul (12th) – 21:58.59
  • DR – Kathryn Fletcher (15th) – 22:23.30
  • DR – Alli DeStigter – 23:40.29
  • DR – Madysen VanOverbeeke – 23:41.90
  • SM – Catherine Vogel – 24:13.89

Varsity Boys

  • SM – Connor Libis (4th) – 18:05.48
  • SM – Jacob Vogel (10th) – 18:39.36
  • DR – Brayden Pulscher – 19:28.34
  • DR – Carter Wynja – 19:30.43
  • DR – Logan Anderson – 19:36.63
  • DR – Canyon Lowman – 19:43.90
  • SM – Thomas Eining – 20:22.35
  • SM – Seth Roemen – 21:00.86
  • DR – Mitchell Heinemann – 21:41.93
  • DR – Caleb Kirschenmann – 22:31.37
  • DR – Evan Schmidt – 23:00.70

JV Girls

  • DR – Payton VanZee (4th) – 19:12.17
  • DR – Emily Dorn (12th) – 20:08.02
  • DR – Jayme Schmidt (14th) – 20:11.92
  • DR – Katie Jaycox (15th) – 20:14.30
  • DR – Regan Stone – 20:38.69
  • DR – Olivia Stelzer – 20:58.45
  • DR – Ellie Fiddelke – 22:25.60
  • DR – Ella Lueders – 24:03.40

JV Boys

  • DR – Gabe Skonseng (15th) – 16:44.88
  • DR – Justin Nirva (17th) – 16:57.80
  • SM – Sam Palmer – 17:25.69

Water Main Break in Dell Rapids

WaterMainBreakA water main broke over the weekend of September 16th and 17th near the downtown area in Dell Rapids.  The exact location of the break was around 3rd St and Orleans Ave.  During the cleanup and investigation of the break, bad conditions to the service line seem to be the reason for the break.

City crews worked throughout the days on Sunday and Monday to repair the break in the water line.

City Administrator Justin Weiland said during the Dell Rapids City Council regular meeting on Monday, September 18th that the break was unfortunate, and it was bad timing for everybody.

During the council meeting, it was reported that an estimated 200,000 gallons of water was lost in the break.

“I want to thank the guys for working on a beautiful Sunday day to get that break done,” said Councilman James Borchert.

Dell Rapids Mayor Tom Earley said, “We appreciate the work that they’ve done.”

Because of the break, the Dells Theater was left without water.  It was also reported during the council meeting that there could have been troubles trying to replace the line and tie it back into what was still existing.  Arrangements were made between GoldenWest and the Dells Theater to be able to have the Dells Theater be able to tie into the new service lines that were stubbed during the 4th Street project which is now in the empty lot between GoldenWest and the theater that GoldenWest owns.

Quarrier Volleyball Streak Reaches Six

DRvsGarretson_VB_9-19-17The Dell Rapids Quarrier volleyball team won their sixth match in a row on Tuesday, September 19th.  Dell Rapids defeated the Garretson Blue Dragons in straight sets by scores of 25-10, 25-14, 25-14.

Hannah Fletcher tallied 15 service points throughout the night, including four aces.  Fletcher also had 21 set assists.  Jayda Knuppe and Sydney Stofferahn had seven kills each.  Stofferahn had two blocks, while Knuppe had one.  Brooke Klein had 14 digs, and Trinity Gordon finished with 13 digs and one block.  Maria Jackson added nine service points with an ace.

The Quarriers now improve to 8-2 on the season.  Dell Rapids will travel to Flandreau to take on the Fliers on Thursday, September 21st.

C. Joan Hilts

JoanHiltsC. Joan Hilts, 76, of Omaha, NE, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 17, 2017 at the Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls, SD after a two year battle with pancreatic cancer. Her funeral service will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, September 22, 2017 at Christ Community Church, 404 S. 108th, Omaha, NE 68154. Visitation on Thursday, September 21, 2017 will be from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the Roeder Mortuary 108th Chapel, 2727 N. 108, Omaha, NE 68164.  www.kahlerfh.com

Carol Joan Lewis was born on February 25, 1941, in Sioux City, Iowa, the daughter of Charles A. and Meredith M.(Anderson) Lewis.  She was the first of four children with siblings, Kay and Kenneth (twins) and brother, Robert (Bob) Lewis. She was raised in Sioux City, married to Terry Hilts and raised her family there. In 1983, she moved to Omaha, NE, and worked for thirty-two years at Nebraska Methodist Hospital and Health System, and at Nebraska Methodist College. She retired in February of 2014, but went back to the college to work on occasion and as needed, until the summer of 2015.

Joan has been a devoted member of Christ Community Church since September of 2001, and made a conscious decision to profess her faith in her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and asked for forgiveness of sin by being re-baptized on September 28, 2003. She has loved praising our Lord as a member of the Christ Community Church choir. She was a former member of the Omaha Chapter of Sweet Adelines, currently, Acappella Omaha,and she has also participated in the Omaha Music Circle. Traveling has also been a joy. She especially loved Siesta Key Beach, FL, and the Gulf Coast of Florida, where she vacationed many times with family and friends. She has enjoyed scrapbooking photos and other memories for family and friends, and researching her family genealogy. On one very special trip,  she joined her cousin, Tom Bloxham and his wife, Betsy, along with her brother, Ken, his wife, Pam Lewis, as they traveled to Denmark to see where their great-grandfather and great-grandmother Anderson were born and lived before they came to the United States in the 1800s. It was truly a trip of a lifetime.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Bob.

Joan is survived by her loving family, her son, Mark (Teresa) Hilts of Sioux City, IA; her daughters, Diane (Richard) Nyalka of Rotonda West, FL; and Susan (Mike) Kahler of Dell Rapids, SD; her grandchildren, Matt (Britni) Hilts; Eric (Jen) Hilts; Allison (Vince)  Mathis; Jared (Ashley) Brown; Amanda Kahler; Nic Kahler; step-grandchildren, Dan (Nichole) Nyalka; and Renee (Brian) McVey; great-grandchildren, Philip Hilts; Madison Hilts; Ethan Hilts; Aiden Mathis; Simon Hilts; Samuel Hilts; Morgan Nyalka; Jocelyn McVey; Grady Nyalka; Aria Mathis; Jayce Brown; and Colin McVey; her sister, Kay Tabscott of St. Louis, MO; her brother, Ken (Pam) Lewis of Cedar Rapids, IA; and her many special cousins, nieces and nephews and extended special friends and Sisters and Brothers in Christ.

Early Childhood Screening – October 2nd

Dell Rapids Elementary School will be holding an Early Childhood Screening on Monday, October 2nd.  This is a free service for children aged 3-5 who live in the Dell Rapids School District and are not enrolled in Kindergarten or K-Prep.  Registration is needed and can be done online at http://dr-k12.org/ or by calling the elementary school at 605-428-5473, option 6.  The deadline to register for the screening is Tuesday, September 26th.

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Garbage Frustration Leads to River Clean-up Day

DellRapidsCleanUpDay1Frustrations over garbage and trash at the dam area have lead a Dell Rapids resident to schedule the first River Clean-up Day.  Kiley Stone, owner of Stone Photography, couldn’t stop thinking about how sad it was that an area so beautiful is being damaged with garbage and litter.

“Growing up I never really knew the area by the dam existed. When I started getting into photography, I started exploring all the areas of town I was unfamiliar with.  The area by the dam is my favorite.  It is  a beautiful area and there is a lot of ground to walk around and explore.  I have continued, year after year, to watch this area get trashed and damaged.  When I take customers there, I am always having to tell them to watch out for all the glass or we cannot use this spot because it’s littered with trash,” Stone said. DellRapidsCleanUpDay2

Rather than complaining about the situation, Stone has organized a “River Clean-up Day” for Saturday, October 14th, starting at 8:00 a.m.  A Facebook event posted by Stone as already gotten great response from many in the community that want to help.  The event has also received support from the City of Dell Rapids.

“The City of Dell Rapids said they would provide the trash bags and bring a couple of dumpsters down to throw all the bags into,” Stone said.  “Since this is the first time, I am not sure how much ground we will cover, but I hope to cleanup all along the river from Highway 115 west to the trestle. If it works out great and I get a good response, I hope to keep this as an annual event and circle around to different areas of town each year.”

More information about the event can be found on the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/116784005657149/.  Stone can also be contacted at 605-254-6913 or at kiley1979@hotmail.com.