Showing at the Dells Theater

Rampage“RAMPAGE” – Dwayne Johnson heads the cast of this new action-comedy.

Davis Okoye (Johnson) is a scientist and adventurer that shares an unshakable bond with George, the extraordinarily intelligent gorilla who has been in his care since birth. But a rogue genetic experiment gone awry transforms this gentle ape into a raging monster. As these newly created monsters tear across North America, destroying everything in their path, Okoye teams with a discredited genetic engineer to secure an antidote, fighting his way through an ever-changing battlefield, not only to halt a global catastrophe but to save the fearsome creature that was once his friend.

This action film laced with comedy is based on the classic 1980s video game.

“Rampage” starts nationally Friday including at the Dells Theatre. 107 minutes. It’s rated PG-13 for sequences of violence, action and destruction, brief language, and crude gestures.

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Randall and LeBrun Win School Board Election

NewDRLogoThe Dell Rapids School Board will have a new member when the new board is formally introduced later this summer.  Jacque LeBrun along with incumbent Troy Randall were voted to three-year teams for the Dell Rapids School Board on Tuesday, April 10th.

Randall’s current term along with Steve Stofferahn’s term were up for election this year as they both expire in July.

Randall, LeBrun, and Denise Cavigielli were all vying for the two open positions.  There was a 10.6% voter turnout for the election.  Randall received 276 votes, LeBrun had 222 votes, and Cavigielli received 174 votes.

Stofferahn did not seek re-election, and he will come off the Dell Rapids School Board when his term ends after serving since 2012.  Randall and LeBrun will join current board members Matthew Weiland, Jody Schumaker, and Jeff Traill.

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Jean Johnson

Jean E. Johnson, 92, of Dell Rapids, passed away on Monday, April 9, 2018. There will be no services at this time.

Jean is survived by her children, Jean Wallick, Ken Johnson and Joyce (Frank) Farinelli of Dell Rapids.

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Dells Baseball Notches Another Victory

DRvsHoward_HSB_4-11-18On one of the nicest nights of the spring thus far, Dell Rapids and Howard put together a last-minute, make-up game on Wednesday, April 11th.  Already missing games early in the season, the two teams met at Ronken Field on the campus of Augustana University in Sioux Falls.

Dell Rapids scored right away in the top of the first inning.  After a sacrifice by Jay Holm to move Carter Gullickson to second base, Jake Steineke doubled to right filed to drive in the first run of the game.  Matt Gillogly followed with an RBI single to drive home Steineke for an early 2-0 lead.  Dell Rapids scored another run in the second inning when Eddie Price scored on an error to make it 3-0.

The top of the fourth inning is where Dell Rapids did most of the damage.  Holm and Steineke both scored on errors early in the inning.  Gillogly and Keegan Miller scored after Jeffrey Schuch put a ball in play and reached on an error.  Gabe Skonseng also reached on an error with Schuch scoring on the play.  Gullickson hit a fly ball to right field and reached on another Howard error scoring Price and Skonseng.  Gillogly drove in two more runs with a double to right field to give Dell Rapids a 12-0 lead.  Howard was able to score two runs in the bottom of the fourth inning.  Neither team would score in the fifth inning, and the game ended on the 10-run rule.

Gillogly finished the night 2-3 with three RBIs and a run scored.  Holm, Steineke, Elijah Story, and Price all collected hits in the game.  Gullickson, Holm, Steineke, and Price all scored two times in the game as well.

Story pitched a strong four innings giving up two earned runs on two hits while striking out 11 batters and only walking one.  Price closed out the game pitching the final inning by striking out all three batters.

Dell Rapids is 2-0 early in the season.  The schedule has a home game against Oldham-Ramona/Rutland on Friday, April 13th, a JV tournament in Lennox on Saturday, April 14th, and a trip to Redfield on Sunday, April 15th, all weather permitting.

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Dell Rapids Chamber Holds Easter Egg Hunt

2018DRChamberEasterEggDespite having to postpone the event once and chilly temperatures during the hunt, the Dell Rapids Chamber of Commerce was able to held their annual Easter Egg hunt on Saturday, April 7th, at the Dell Rapids City Park.  The event was originally scheduled for Saturday, March 31st, but a snow storm forced the event to be rescheduled a week later.  The temperatures were chilly, but the sun was out and children of all ages were able to search for eggs before another snow storm hit the area the next day.

The event had three different age groups:  three-years-old and under, ages four to six, and seven-years-old and older.  The chamber filled nearly 6,500 eggs and placed them in three different areas of the park for the kids to find.  This year the Chamber of Commerce had two “Golden Egg” winners per age group.  The “Golden Eggs” were exchanged for prize packages including several prizes from local businesses throughout Dell Rapids.

The Easter Egg hunt started at 10:30 a.m., but the Easter Bunny made a visit to the park at 10:00 to take pictures with all of the kids.

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Quarriers Compete at Scott Underwood Track Invite

NewQuarrierLogoThe Dell Rapids Quarrier girls and boys track teams traveled to Brookings on Monday, April 2nd for the Scott Underwood Invite held at the Sanford-Jackrabbit Athletic Complex.

The boys team finished second as a team with 48 points.  Sioux Falls Christian won the team event with 144.50 points.  Hamlin was third with 45 points, and Webster was fourth with 38 points.

The girls team finished fourth with 54 points.  Deubrook Area won the girls title with 81 points.  Chamberlain was second with 69.50 points, and Hamlin placed third with 55 points.

The next two track meets for the Quarriers have been cancelled due to the weather.  The next meet on the Dell Rapids schedule now is not until Tuesday, April 10th in Volga.

Individual Girls Results

Long Jump

  • Hannah Heiberger (2nd) – 15’2″
  • Olivia Prasek – 12’4″
  • Stephanie Geraets – 12’4″

High Jump

  • Kyra Graham – 4’6″

Shot Put

  • Emma Paul (8th) – 32’1″
  • Sydney Stofferahn – 32’1″
  • Sage Shellum – 26’6″

Triple Jump

  • Hannah Heiberger (7th) – 30’3″

4x800m Relay

  • 13th – 12:21.68 (Kathryn Fletcher, Regan Stone, Katie Jaycox, Becky Dorn)

100m Hurdles

  • Sam Price (8th) – :18.86

100m Dash

  • Hannah VanOverbeke (5th) – :13.29
  • Katy Pulscher – :15.33
  • Emmanuelle Elene – :15.35
  • Hanna Hurlburt – :15.46
  • Allison Hegg – :17.89

4x100m Relay

  • 1st – :52.58 (Hannah VanOverbeke, Shaylee Hoff, Hannah Heiberger, Aspen Hansen)

400m Dash

  • Shaylee Hoff (1st) – 1:03.11
  • Madysen VanOverbeke – 1:09.54
  • Brooke Klein – 1:10.19
  • Rachel Vieter – 1:11.85

300m Hurdles

  • Aspen Hansen (1st) – :50.16
  • Sam Price – :55.95

800m Run

  • Kyra Graham – 2:57.44
  • Becky Dorn – 2:59.77
  • Regan Stone – 3:11.09
  • Olivia Stelzer – 3:13.60
  • Emily Dorn – 3:16.16

200m Dash

  • Hannah VanOverbeke – :28.82
  • Stephanie Geraets – :29.70
  • Madysen VanOverbeke – :29.79
  • Rachel Vietor – :32.03
  • Hanna Hurlburt – :34.27

4x400m Relay

  • 2nd – 4:23.94 (Shaylee Hoff, Aspen Hansen, Madysen Overbeke, Brooke Klein)

Individual Boys Results

Long Jump

  • Josh Heinemann – 16’11”

High Jump

  • Mason Schmidt (2nd) – 6’4″
  • Carter Nelson (8th) – 5’8″

Triple Jump

  • Josh Heinemann (2nd) – 39’0″
  • Brayden Pulscher (4th) – 38’8″
  • Carter Nelson (8th) – 33’11”

Shot Put

  • Noah Randall – 38’4.25″
  • Timothy Jaycox – 18’6.25″

4x800m Relay

  • 7th – 9:30.32 (Karsen Welbig, Ryan Keener, Canyon Lowman, Caleb Kirschenmann)

110m Hurdles

  • Jeffrey Schuch (6th) – :17.04
  • Avery Welbig – :18.80

10om Dash

  • Andrew Hegge (4th) – :11.87
  • Blake Reider – :12.21
  • Austin Pedde – :14.21
  • Seth Clement – :14.47

1600m Run

  • Canyon Lowman – 5:36.10
  • Mitchell Heinemann – 5:52.06
  • Justin Nirva – 5:57.93

4x100m Relay

  • 1st – :45.99 (Logan Stone, Mason Schmidt, Blake Reider, Andrew Hegge)

400m Dash

  • Tyler Wood – :59.08
  • Drew Van Regenmorter – :59.31
  • Nick Boever – :59.41
  • Danek Hilmar – 1:00.61

300m Hurdles

  • Brayden Pulscher (8th) – :46.47
  • Jeffrey Schuch – :46.50
  • Avery Welbig – :49.06

800m Run

  • Kaeden Eastman – 2:43.25

200m Dash

  • Ryker Pedde – :25.16
  • Tyler Wood – :27.45

3200m Run

  • Carter Wynja – 12:34.75
  • Logan Anderson – 13:29.77

4x400m Relay

  • 3rd – 3:49.68 (Andrew Hegge, Caleb Kirschenmann, Logan Stone, Mason Schmidt)




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Highway 115 Project Set to Start in Dell Rapids

The South Dakota Department of Transportation says the Highway 115 project is set to continue in Dell Rapids as soon as the weather cooperates.  That message came from Travis Dressen, Sioux Falls Area Engineer for the SDDOT, during a community forum meeting held at River Community Church on Monday, March 26th.  T&R Contracting will be the company that will be doing the work on the project.

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“I think that interstate route will be one of the better routes to take from a convenience standpoint,” said Dressen.  This comment was made as Dressen was explaining that the SDDOT has plans of doing shoulder work from the Colton road into Sioux Falls on Highway 115 southward.  That work cannot start until mid June in hopes that the concrete overlay of the Highway 115 project is complete or nearly complete.

The concrete overlay portion of the project will run from 472nd Ave, which is where the interchange project stopped, eastward to about 473rd Ave.  Once T&R Contracting starts the overlay portion of the project, they have 21 calendar days to finish the work.  During that time there will be 24/7 operation with a flaggers and a pilot car.  The contractor is hoping to begin the overlay portion towards the beginning of May, or sooner, if the weather cooperates.

The next section of construction will be the grading section which will start at 473rd Ave eastward towards the four-way stop.  The section of roadway will be completely removed.  There will be storm sewers installed in some spots as well as roadway lighting and new concrete pavement.  As the road gets closer to the city, it will be a three-lane road with two driving lanes and a center turning lane.

The project will also include replacing the current structure over Rocky Run Creek.  While replacing this structure, there will be a traffic-diversion road placed to the north of Highway 115 that will cause a new temporary intersection to be placed just north of the four-way stop.  As of now that intersection will be a one-way stop, but Dressen said that if during the construction they feel a three-way stop is needed, the SDDOT would consider doing that.  The diversion road construction can begin on April 30th.

The City of Dell Rapids will also be doing some coordinating with T&R Contracting during this project.  The city will be doing water main work which will result in a temporary closure of Third Street at Highway 115.  During that time the truck route will be temporarily moved to Fourth Street.  The SDDOT will communicate the timing of this closure through press releases when the time comes to shut down the intersection.

The city also secured a grant to have a shared-use path installed with this project.  The path will be installed on the west side of the road of Highway 115 that runs south of Dell Rapids and will tie into the existing path that was installed in 2016.  As the highway turns west at the four-way stop, the path will be on the north side of the road.

Dressen also commented on the state of the bridge work that is currently being done on Highway 115 over the Big Sioux River at the meeting.  He said the footings of the bridge is complete as well as the pier walls.  He said that most of the work in the water has been completed.  The contractors expect to be setting bridge girders sometime around mid April with a deck pour anticipated around the June time frame.

The substantial completion date for this project is November of 2018.

The Highway 115 project is a continuation of the of the project from the 2017 I-29 interchange project.  In 2016 Highway 115 was completed along with the south bridge from the Colton road to River Road.  The Garfield Ave bridge reconstruction project was completed in 2015 in Dell Rapids.

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Dell Rapids Baseball Opens 2018 Season with Win

DRBaseballvsLennox_3-29-18In a battle of top teams in Class B High School baseball, Dell Rapids and Lennox put on a great show early in the 2018 season on Thursday, March 29th in Lennox.  Lennox came into the game with three wins already in the 2018 season, while this was the first game for Dell Rapids.  Dell Rapids, however, is the defending State B champions and had won 14 straight games, going back to 2017, and 18 straight games over Class B opponents.

Starting pitchers Jake Steineke (Dell Rapids) and Brock Anderson (Lennox) were locked in a pitcher’s dual in the first four innings of the game.  Neither team got a hit in those first four innings.

Despite being hitless, both teams threatened to score in the fourth inning.  In the top of the fourth, the first three hitters for Dell Rapids drew walks loading the bases with no outs.  Anderson manged to get out of the jam by striking out Elijah Story and getting Jeffrey Schuch to hit into an inning-ending double play.  Lennox then put together their own threat in the bottom of the fourth inning.  Zach Leisinger reached second on an error to start the inning.  Leisinger, however, was thrown out at second trying to retreat after a bunt attempt.  A walk of the next batter put runners on first and second with only one out.  Steineke struck out Camden Wulf for the second out and then got some defensive help by Schuch who made a diving catch in left field on a line drive from Zach Wipf to end the inning.

Dell Rapids went down in order in the top of the fifth inning, and then Lennox finally got to Steineke in the bottom of the inning.  Anderson starting the inning with a double, the first hit of the game for either team.  Steineke got the next two batters out on strikeouts, but Quincy Ihnen ripped a double to the left-center field gap to drive home Anderson for the first run of the game.  Lennox held a 1-0 lead after five innings of play.

Jay Holm got the first hit for Dell Rapids in the top of the first inning on a shallow fly ball to left field.  Matt Gillogly walked with one out, and then Story walked with two outs to load the bases for Dell Rapids.  Schuch then grounded out to the pitcher, who made a nice play, to end the threat.

Gillogly took over pitching duties in the bottom of the sixth inning and retired the Lennox hitters in order.  Dell Rapids had one more inning to mount the comeback, and come back they would.  Eddie Price led off the inning with a line drive single to left.  After Tate Kolbeck was retired on a strike out, Carter Gullickson hit a line drive single to left field.  Holm followed that with a shallow fly ball single to center to load the bases with one out.  On an 0-1 count, Steineke ripped a line drive to left-center field that drove home Price and Gullickson to give Dell Rapids a 2-1 lead.

Gillogly took the mound in the bottom of the seventh inning.  He made a great catch on a live-drive up the middle for the first out.  He got a strike out of the second batter, and then Gullickson caught a pop-up at second base for the final out of the game to give Dell Rapids the come-from-behind win.

Holm went 2-4 in the game with two singles.  Steineke was 1-3 with a single and two RBIs.  Price and Gullickson collected the other two hits in the game.  Steineke got the no-decision in the game on the mound.  He pitched five innings giving up one earned run on two hits while walking three batters and striking out six.  Gillogly got the win pitching the final two innings.  Gillogly did not allow a base runner and struck out one batter.

The Dell Rapids JV team also earned a five-inning, come-from-behind win over Lennox.  Dell Rapids scored four times in the top of the fifth inning for a 4-2 win to start their season.

Dell Rapids (1-0) is scheduled to host Tea on Tuesday, April 3rd at Rickeman Field starting with the varsity game at 5:30 p.m. and the JV to follow.


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Annual 5th Grade Living History Fair Held

LivingHistoryFair2018The Dell Rapids fifth graders held their annual Living History Fair on Friday, March 23rd, in the Dell Rapids Middle School commons area. This was the seventh year the fifth grade classes at Dell Rapids have held this event.

Students were given an historical figure to portray during the event.  They spent the last few weeks researching their person, putting together a report, creating a costume, and putting together a visual board about their person.  The students then held “performances” two different times during the day of their event. The first session was held from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m., and the second session was held from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Students had coin cans at their station. When visitors put coins in the jar, the students “came to life” and acted out their report about the life of the person they were portraying. The students will be donating all the money raised during the event to a charity of their choosing.

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Eighteen Wrestle, Twelve Place at State for Dells Youth

Eighteen Dell Rapids Youth wrestlers competed in the 2018 South Dakota Wrestling Coaches Association State Wrestling Tournament in Sioux Falls on Saturday, March 24th and Sunday, March 25th.  The state event was held at the Sioux Falls Arena.  Of the eighteen wrestlers that participated, twelve of them came home as place winners.

  • Tots 40 – Everett Bemboom finished with an 0-2 record.
  • Tots HWT – Oliver Nedved placed 2nd with a 3-1 record.
  • Bantam 47 – Stetsen Tebay finished 6th with a 2-3 record.
  • Bantam 47 – Levi Iverson finished with an 0-2 record.
  • Bantam 53 – Legend Frederick placed seventh with a 3-2 record.
  • Bantam 61 – Keanu Lee placed fifth with a 3-2 record.
  • Bantam HWT – Sawyer Nygard finished with a 1-2 record.
  • Midgets 56 – Camden Tebay finished with a 1-2 record.
  • Midgets 77 – Brechen Frederick placed fourth with a 4-2 record.
  • Midgets HWT – Tanner Baatz placed third with a 4-1 record.
  • Novice 87 – Jace Entringer finished with a 1-2 record.
  • Novice 127 – Aiden Geraets placed fifth with a 4-2 record.
  • Schoolboy 75 – John Mortrude placed fourth with a 3-2 record.
  • Schoolboy 110 – Tate Feucht finished with an 0-2 record.
  • Cadets 106 – Andrew Weiland placed seventh with a 3-2 record.
  • Cadets 138 – Trevon Cross placed sixth with a 3-3 record.
  • Cadets 145 – Brayden Gee placed fourth with a 3-2 record.
  • Juniors 160 – Gage Carr finished third with a 4-1 record.


Ryan Stubbe, wrestling under Legends of Gold, finished with an 0-2 record.  Mason Stubbe, also under Legends of Gold, finished second with a 3-1 record.  Sage Ottoson, a wrestler for the Dell Rapids HS wrestling team, finished 0-2 in the state tournament wrestling for Chester.

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