The Dell Rapids City Council will meet in regular session on Monday, May 20th, at 7:30 p.m. Some of the items on the agenda include the request of four outdoor permits, an economic development report, and the administrative report. The full agenda can be found here.
The Dell Rapids School Board will meet in regular session on Monday, May 13th, at 7:00 p.m. in the MS/HS DDN Room. Some of the items on the agenda include approval of the financial report, approval of preliminary 2013-2014 budget and five-year capital outlay plan, and the administrative report. The full agenda can be found here.
Earlier this year the Minnehaha Funeral Homes, of Baltic, Colton, Dell Rapids, and Garretson, South Dakota, established five $500 scholarships to be awarded each year to one graduating high school senior from each of the high schools in our area (Baltic High School, Dell Rapids High School, Dell Rapids St. Mary High School, Garretson High School, and Tri-Valley High School). Minnehaha Funeral Home has always prided itself in its community involvement, and these scholarships will continue that focus. In addition to academic information, applicants were asked to submit an essay on how ethics and morals impacted their daily life. Recipients were chosen by a five person committee made up from the funeral home’s board of directors. We are proud to announce that the 2013 recipients of the Minnehaha Funeral Home Scholarship are:
- Baltic High School-Jenna Brende
- Dell Rapids High School-Corynn Hoff
- Dell Rapids St. Mary High School-Theresa Duffy
- Garretson High School-Erika Larios
- Tri-Valley High School-Summer Bossman
***Minnehaha Funeral Home Press Release
We would like to congratulate the 2013 graduating class from Dell Rapids High School and wish them the best of luck in their future endeavors!
|Cheyenne Schumaker||Trevor Peter||Hyejin Lee|
|Jacob Morris||Amanda Peterson||Dylan Lesselyoung|
|Miranda Broin||McKenzie Rinehart||Zane Lodmell|
|Karen Eddy||Mackenzie Schildhauer||Kyle Michel|
|Margo Hegge||Cassidy Wright||Mitchell Mohror|
|Austen Hof||Andrew Andersen||Peter Nebben|
|Corynn Hoff||Jonathan Anderson||Jese Nelson|
|Morgan Hoglund||Andrew Bach||Zachary Perry|
|Jessica Houser||Jeramy Dahl||Austin Posey|
|Spencer Kerzman||Rachel Devlin||Wyatt Redetzke|
|Aleza Kirschenmann||Ceejay Douglas||Julia Rice|
|Bryce Koch||Kaitlyn Drew||Nicole Rice|
|Nathan Koens||Travis Dusing||Kelsi Ritter|
|Matthew Kolbeck||Jackson Entringer||Phillip Schwebach|
|Cole Langer||Darrian Grassi||Brodie Sharp|
|Dylan Lautt||Alexis Griffin||Jessica Stykel|
|Colin LeBrun||Nicole Hanzlik||Aaron VanBallegooyen|
|Lane LeBrun||Cierra Hauf||Connor Van Duyn|
|Samantha Mathis||Chelsey Huffman||Whitney VanDyke|
|Michael McGee||Alexander Kannenberg||Mathew Voy|
|Riley Miller||Theodore LaCoursiere||James Webster|
|Ryan Nichols||Paige Lampe||Becky Weinacht|
We would like to congratulate the 2013 graduating class from Dell Rapids St. Mary High School and wish them the best of luck in their future endeavors!
|Mikayla Brown||Amanda Hansen||Victoria Michel|
|Theresa Duffy||Lexie LeBrun||Dalton Schneider|
|Danielle Fiegen||Annastasia Maxwell||Rachel Scholten|
The Dell Rapids City Council will meet in regular session on Monday, May 6th, at 7:30 p.m. Some of the items on the agenda include the installation of new city council members, election of officers, outdoor event permit discussions, and the administrative report. The full agenda can be found here.
Dell Rapids – April 25, 2013 – The past weekend’s first ever American Cancer Society Relay For Life® Run 5k and Kids’ Relay Race raised just over $500 to support the Society’s mission of saving lives from cancer, leaving volunteers and some runners a bit chilly, but happy, at Dell Rapids City Park on Saturday morning.
“By coming out to run or walk on an unseasonably cold April morning, the participants certainly did their part to help the American Cancer Society create a world with less cancer and more birthdays,” said LuAnn Heidebrink, volunteer for the 2013 Relay For Life. “We hope they had some fun and plan to come back to the Park to the Relay For Life event we’re planning for July.”
Twenty-six runners and walkers participated in the 5k, which followed the bike trail and ended in the Park. The Kids’ Relay Race saw twenty-eight area children registered on seven teams racing around the Park.
“More than 4,300 people in our state will face a cancer diagnosis this year,” said Heidebrink. “It’s critical that we come together during events like this run and at Relay to help the American Cancer Society achieve its mission of saving lives by helping people stay well, by helping people get well, by finding cures and by fighting back.”
The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Dell Rapids is planned for July 26-27, 2013, at the Dell Rapids City Park. To learn more about Relay For Life, visit www.RelayForLife.org or call 361-8277.
The American Cancer Society combines an unyielding passion with nearly a century of experience to save lives and end suffering from cancer. As a global grassroots force of more than three million volunteers, we fight for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. We save lives by helping people stay well by preventing cancer or detecting it early; by helping people get well by being there for them during and after a cancer diagnosis; by finding cures through investment in groundbreaking discovery; and by fighting back by rallying lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer and by rallying communities worldwide to join the fight. As the nation’s largest non-governmental investor in cancer research, contributing about $3.4 billion, we turn what we know about cancer into what we do. As a result, more than 12 million people in America who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will be celebrating birthdays this year. To learn more about us or to get help, call us anytime, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.
Photo credit: LuAnn Heidebrink
Pictured are the age group winners for the 5k. From left: Eric Majeres, male 30-39, 30:13; (back) Melissa Hansen, female 40-49, 22:25; (front) Sadie Schmitt, under 19, 42:31; Olivia Prasek, under 19, 42:00; Angie Geraets, female 30-39, 28:44; Keith DeLange, male 50-59, 24:21; Pamela DeLange, female 50-59, 47:39. Not pictured: Mark Downs, male 40-49, 24:47.
The Jr. Sioux Wheelers participated in the JV NIT Wheelchair Basketball National Tournament in Kentucky last week. The tournament featured 16 teams from around the country. The Junior Wheelers finished 2nd, losing to a team from Birmingham, Alabama, 39-37. They defeated teams from Nashville, Phoenix, and Cleveland on their way to the championship game. Hunter Gronli of Dell Rapids was named to the All-Tournament Team, and Jon Anderson also from Dell Rapids was named the tournament MVP.
Dell Rapids team members are senior Anderson, junior Gronli, and junior Michael Mitchell.
The Dell Rapids School Board voted and approved the last day of school to now be on Wednesday, May 15th, during their regular school board meeting on Monday, April 22nd. The students will dismiss school for the summer at 1:00 p.m on that day. The additional days were added to the 2012-2013 calendar due to recent snow days during the recent snow storms in April. The board also voted that if any more school days were missed due to weather, those additional days would not be made up by the students, however, the teachers would be required to make up those days.
Also during the meeting, the school board members were presented with certificates of appreciation from the FFA, and the board approved the 2013-2014 food service contract renewal with Lunchtime Solutions, Inc.
The entire minutes of the meeting can be found here.