Local Births

  • New BabyA boy to Brian and Kendra Lebrun, Dell Rapids, October 13.
  • A boy to Dustin Lager and Heather Standish, Dell Rapids, October 12.
  • A girl to Ivan and Jean Vargas, Dell Rapids, October 7.
  • A boy to Mark and Amanda Liebl, Dell Rapids, October 7.
  • A boy to Brian and Kristin Nedved, Dell Rapids, September 30.
  • A boy to Zach Westover and Amber Fairchild, Dell Rapids, September 24.

Sister Eleanor Joyce celebrates 75th anniversary!

Sister Eleanor Joyce from Redfield will celebrate her 75th anniversary August 11. She graduated from Notre Dame Academy, Mitchell. She earned a teaching certificate from Notre Dame Junior College, Mitchell; a bachelor’s degree in music from Cardinal Stritch College, Milwaukee; and a master’s degree from Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.  She taught in Milbank, Dell Rapids, Mitchell, Bridgewater, Aberdeen, Sioux Falls, Woonsocket, Gettysburg, Lebanon, Parkston, Ethan and Redfield and Winsted, Minn. She also ministered at Presentation College, Aberdeen, as registrar, librarian and instructor. She is now in full-time prayer ministry at Mother Joseph Manor, Aberdeen.

Sister Paulette Garry celebrating her 60th anniversary

Sister Paulette Garry from Huron will celebrate her 60th anniversary as an Aberdeen Presentation Sister on July 21 with Mass at 11 a.m. and a meal following.

The daughter of L.E. “Gene” and Thelma (Haynes) Garry, she graduated from Huron High School. She earned a teaching certificate from Presentation College in Aberdeen, a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a master’s degree in education from Northern State University in Aberdeen.

Garry taught in Mound and Willmar, Minn.; Madison, Woonsocket, Sioux Falls, Aberdeen, and Dell Rapids, and served as Principal of Sacred Heart in Aberdeen.

She currently serves as the Community Life and Hospitality Director as well as Sacristan and as a member of the Sisters’ Care Team at Presentation Heights, Aberdeen.

“Religious life has been such a gift for me. I had Presentation Sisters as teachers since I started school, and knew that I wanted to be a Presentation Sister from the time I was in the third grade,” said Garry.

Jubilee is a celebration of joy, inner joy and outward jubilation. Whether serving the poor, educating the young, caring for the sick, praying for God’s people or spreading the Good News, the Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary answer God’s call to live lives of love and joyful service.

Busy Blessings Daycare Food Program

Busy Blessings Daycare announces the sponsorship of the Child and Adult Care Food Program at its location  at 701 N. Orleans Avenue, Dell Rapids, SD 57022.  The same meals will be made available to all enrolled participants at no separate charge. Free and reduced price meals are available to enrolled participants whose annual family income is at or below the levels shown on the following annual income scales effective until June 30, 2013.

Busy Blessing Food Program