NBC Today Show to Visit Dell Rapids Theater

today show graphic FacebookThe Dells Theatre in downtown Dell Rapids will be getting a visit from NBC’s “Today” TV show on Thursday, November 8th.  “The Today Show” will be taping a special segment on the Dells Theatre for Small Business Saturday, which is on Saturday, November 24th this year.

Film crew from “The Today Show” will arrive in Dell Rapids about 11:00 a.m. and will be in the community until about 8:00 p.m.  They will be filming around Dell Rapids, but their main concentration will be on the Dells Theatre.

As part of this event, the Dells Theatre will be showing a special advance showing of “The Grinch”.   First National Bank of Dell Rapids is sponsoring tickets for those that are attending the movie that evening.

The Dells Theatre invites everyone to get in on the fun with NBC’s “The Today Show” filming and advance showing of “The Grinch”!

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2nd Annual River Cleanup Planned in Dell Rapids

DellRapidsCleanUpDay1What started as a community project after frustrations over garbage and trash at the dam area in Dell Rapids has led to an annual event.  The “2nd Annual River Cleanup Day” is planned for Sunday, October 7th starting at 11:00 a.m.

Kiley Stone organized the annual event last year and is asking the community to join in the cleanup day to keep the local parks of Dell Rapids clean.  Stone invites everyone to the event and says that folks can start a team, bring the kids, or grab a neighbor to help at the event.

The group will be cleaning up trash, glass, and other debris along the dam and along the river.  Trash bags will be provided, but volunteers are encouraged to bring gloves to protect hands.  It is also suggested to wear jeans, good shoes, a bright shirt, and a hat.

For more information, Stone can be contacted at 605-254-6913 or kiley1978@hotmail.com.  More information about the event can be found on the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/116784005657149/?active_tab=discussion

2nd Annual River Cleanup Days
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Two Events Coming to Downtown Dell Rapids

2016QuarryDays1Downtown Dell Rapids will be hosting two big events in the coming weeks.  The Dell Rapids City Council approved both of all necessary permits during their regular meeting on Monday, June 4th.

The first big event that will be held downtown is the Dell Rapids Chamber of Commerce’s Quarry Days street dance on Saturday, June 23rd on Main Street.  Judd Hoos will again headline the street dance with opening act Ashley Wineland starting about 7:15 p.m.  This year’s street dance is being sponsored by Norby’s.

A new event being hosted by the Dell Rapids Chamber of Commerce will be held on Saturday, July 28th called “Wine and 2018WineAndWonderWonder”.

“This is a new event that the Chamber has worked with the local businesses on Main Street.  They’ve been talking about this for a few years,” said City Administrator Justin Weiland.  The reason for how long it’s taken to get this event going was due to working with the South Dakota Department of Revenue and making sure the event followed all the state’s liquor laws.

The “Wine and Wonder” event will close down Main Street for folks to come and enjoy wine and beer samples from local wineries and breweries while wondering downtown shopping, listening to live music, and viewing or participating in art demonstrations.  Cricket’s Catering and Gold Star Kettle Corn will be serving food.  The local wineries that are currently registered to be at the event include Tuckers Walk Vineyard, Humble Hill Winery, Schade Vineyard, Valiant Vineyards Winery, and Take 16 Brewing Company.

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Game 7 Recap: West Central 10, Madison 8

A combined nine runs were scored in the final two innings, and West Central beat Madison 10-8 in a wild finish on Saturday, July 23rd, to advance to the championship game.

West Central scored the game’s first two runs in the top of the first inning.  Madison scored a run in the bottom of the first inning.  West Central added another run in the second inning for a 3-1 lead.  Madison tied the game in the bottom of third with two runs.  West Central, however, scored the next four runs, scoring one in the fourth, two in the fifth, and one more in the sixth.  Madison then scored five times in the bottom of the sixth inning to take an 8-7 lead.  West Central then scored three times in the top of the seventh, and held on for the win.

Ryan Healy and Landry Knight each had three hits for West Central.  Caden Ideker had two hits.  Tyler Lundberg, Cooper Maras, Connor Swanson, and Braden Siemonsma all had hits.  Lundberg had two RBI, and Healy, Ideker, and Swanson each had an RBI.  Taylor Hojer had three hits and an RBI to lead Madison.  Colby Mennis had two hits and an RBI.  Jack Jankord, Carson Hunsley, and Carter Bergheim all had hits.

Healy earned the win for West Central pitching 1 1/3 innings giving up no runs on no hits.  Lundberg pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up two runs, both unearned, on one hit while walking two and striking out two.  Ideker started the game throwing five innings giving up six runs, three earned, on seven hits while walking three and striking out three.  Mennis took the loss for Madison pitching two innings giving up four runs, three earned, on two hits while walking three and striking out one.  Brock Minnaert pitched five innings giving up six runs, four earned, while walking five and striking out four.

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West Central 2 1 0 1 2 1 3 10 9 8 10
Madison 1 0 2 0 0 5 0 8 8 5 10
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Game 6 Recap: W.I.N. 5, Wagner 1

A four-run second inning was enough for Warner/Ipswich/Nortville (W.I.N.) to beat Wagner 5-1 on Saturday, July 23rd, at Rickeman Field in Dell Rapids.  The win puts W.I.N. in the consolation championship game at 12:00 on Sunday, July 24th.

W.I.N. score the first run of the game in the bottom of the first inning, but Wagner tied the game in the top of the second at 1-1.  W.I.N. then scored four times in the second inning, and held on for the win as neither team scored the rest of the game.

Kyle Stahl, Ben Fischbach, and Jordan Richardt all had two hits apiece in the game for W.I.N.  Sawyer Stroschein and Ty Cramer also had a hit.  Stahl, Richardt, and Stroschein each had an RBI in the game.  Jayden Aungie had two hits for Wagner.  Tony Bruguier also had a hit.

Max Geditz earned the win pitching five innings giving up one earned run on three hits while striking out 10 batters.  Brugruier pitched four innings taking the loss giving up five runs, one earned, on eight hits while walking one and striking out three.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E LOB
Wagner 0 1 0 0 0 1 3 3 2
W.I.N. 1 4 0 0 x 5 8 1 5
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Game 5 Recap: Dakota Valley 17, Custer 2

Dakota Valley’s offense started the game hot and didn’t let up as Dakota Valley defeated 17-2 Custer on Saturday, July 23rd, at Rickeman Field in Dell Rapids.  The win put Dakota Valley in the consolation championship game at 12:00 on Sunday, July 24th.

Dakota Valley scored six times in the first inning, and then added three more in the second inning, and three more in the third inning for a 12-0 lead.  Dakota Valley then scored five more times in the fourth for a 17-0 lead.  Custer scored two times in bottom of the fourth, but the game ended on the run rule.

Hunter Beving had three hits with four RBI in the game, including a double.  Eric Johnson had two hits.  Drew Addison, Avery Fredericksen, Chayse Montagne, Kobey June, Ben Niemeyer, Max Mayer, and Joe Graves all had hits.  Addison, Fredericksen, Montagne, June, and Graves all had RBIs.  Custer was led by Chris Murray who had a hit and two RBI.  Dominick Milliken also had a hit.

Mayer pitched all four innings for Dakota Valley for the win giving up two earned runs on two hits while walking four and striking out two.  Milliken took the loss for Custer pitching 3 2/3 innings giving up 17 runs, six earned, on 11 hits while walking four and striking out two.  Dylan Polzine pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up one hit.

 

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E LOB
Dakota Valley 6 3 3 5 17 12 0 6
Custer 0 0 0 2 2 2 6 2
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Game 2 Recap: Madison 14, Dakota Valley 3

Madison led start to finish in the game and advanced to the semifinals after a 14-3 win over Dakota Valley in the opening round of the 13/14 State A VFW Teener Tournament at Rickeman Field in Dell Rapids on Friday, July 22nd.

Dakota Valley did score first in the top of the first inning, but Madison scored three times in the bottom of the inning for a 3-1 lead and never looked back.  Madison added five more runs in the third inning for an 8-1 lead.  Dakota Valley scored two times in the top of the fourth to cut the lead to 8-3, but Madison scored six times in the fourth and went on to win on the 10-run rule in the fifth inning.

Tyler Tappe collected three hits for Madison.  Carson Hunsley and Taylor Hojer each had two hits.  Colby Mennis, Brock Minnaert, Carter Bergheim, and Jacob Unterbrunner all had a hit in the game.  Mennis, Tappe, and Hunsley all drove in two runs apiece.  Hojer also had an RBI.

Dakota Valley was led by Chayse Montagne and Hunter Beving, both with two hits in the gamel.  Eric Johnson had the other hit for Dakota Valley.  Drew Addison and Joe Keime each had an RBI.

Tappe pitched four innings for the win giving up three runs on six hits while striking out three.  Mennis pitched an inning of relief giving up just one walk and striking out one.  Montagne took the loss for Dakota Valley pitching three innings giving up eight runs on eight hits while walking three and striking out two.  Avery Fredericken pitched an inning giving up four runs on one hit and walking three.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E LOB
Dakota Valley 1 0 0 2 0 3 6 4 4
Madison 3 0 5 6 x 14 11 2 7
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Game 1 Recap: West Central 16, Custer 6

After a 1-1 tie at the end of the first inning, West Central scored eight times in the second inning as they defeated Custer 16-6 in the opening round of the 13/14 State A VFW Teener Tournament at Rickeman Field in Dell Rapids on Friday, July 22nd.

Custer scored a run in the first inning, and West Central answered right away making the game tied at 1-1 after the first inning.  Custer scored three more times in the second inning to take a 4-1 lead heading into the bottom of the second inning, but West Central’s offense exploded for eight runs in the second to take a 9-4 lead.  West Central scored four more times in the third to lead 13-4 after the third inning.  Custer was able to score two more times in the fourth, but West Central scored three more and won the game on the 10-run rule in the fifth inning.

Almost every West Central hitter collected a hit in the game.  Noah Hohn had three hits, and Caden Ideker, Carson Wittrock and Tyler Lundberg each had two hits for West Central.  Ryan Healy, Cooper Maras, Landry Knight, Hunter Heggerty, Ayden Nothduft, Seth Gabbert, and Truman Dick all had hits.  Healy, Ideker, Nothduft, Lundberg, Maras, Hohn, Wittrock, and Dick all drove in runs for West Central.

Dylan Polzine had two hits for Custer.  Brennan Hanes, Calb Maciejewski, and Chris Murray all had hits.  Hanes and Maciejewsky had RBIs in the ball game for Custer.

Caden Farmer earned the win for West Central pitching four innings giving up six runs on five hits while walking four and striking out four.  Ryan Healy pitched an inning of relief giving up one walk while striking out two.  Isaac Powers took the loss for Custer pitching 1 1/3 innings giving up nine runs on six hits while walking two and striking out one.  Murray pitched 2 2/3 innings of relief giving up seven runs on nine hits with three strikeouts.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E LOB
Custer 1 3 0 2 0 6 5 5 8
West Central 1 8 4 3 x 16 15 2 4
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Game 3 Recap: Tea 24, Wagner 16

Tea erased a 9-0 deficit to defeat Wager 24-16 in the opening round of the 13/14 State A VFW Teener Tournament at Rickeman Field in Dell Rapids.

Wagner scored four times in the top of the first and added five more runs in the top of the second to take a 9-0 lead early in the game.  Tea got the board by scoring six runs in the bottom of the second inning, and Wagner’s lead was down to three at 9-6 after the second.  Wagner added three more runs in the third to push their lead to 12-6.  However, Tea plated 10 runs in the bottom of the third to take the lead at 16-12.  Neither team scored until Wagner rallied to tie the game in the top of the sixth at 16-16.  Tea would have another big inning in the bottom of the sixth scoring eight runs for the win.

Every player had a hit for Tea in the game.  Conner Mulder was 5-6 with two doubles and four RBI.  Brendon Hone had four hits with three RBI.  Riley Schnider added three hits and two RBI.  Trevor Welch also had three hits, including a double, while driving in two runs.  Luke Elkins had two hits and an RBI.  Hunter Frakenstein had a hit and an RBI, PJ Parmelee had a hit and drove in two runs, and Carter McGregor had a three-run double for his lone hit of the game.  Hunter Johnson also had a hit in the game.

Wagner was led by Preston Nedved with three hits, including two triples, and five RBI.  Malcom Janis had three hits, two of them doubles, while driving in two runs.  Jayden Aungie also had two hits and two RBI.  Chance Blaha had a hit and two RBI.

Hunter Johnson earned the win for Tea pitching 4 1/3 innings of relief.  He gave up seven runs on four hits while striking out six and walking seven.  Landen Henry started the game pitching one inning giving up eight runs on five hits with two walks and a strikeout.  Devon Medrickey took the loss for Wagner pitching 2 2/3 innings giving up 16 runs on 12 hits with five walks.  Malcom Janis pitched 3 1/3 innings of relief giving up eight runs on eight hits with one strikeout.

 

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E LOB
 Wagner 4 5 3 0 0 4 0 16 11 8 9
 Tea 0 6 10 0 0 8 x 24 20 7 7
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Harold Geffre

Harold GeffreFuneral services for Harold M. Geffre, 86, of Leola will, be on November 22, 2014, at 2:00 pm, at St James Lutheran Church, Leola SD. Followed by burial at Green Mound Cemetery. Harold died on November 15th, 2014 of natural causes. The family prefers memorials in lieu of flowers.

Harold Marvin Geffre was born on the family farm, north of Leola on July 18,1928, to Louis and Emma (Lechner) Geffre. He attended country school, then farmed with his parents. On September 12, 1948, Harold married Lea Schnaidt at Leola. They spent 34 years farming. In the late 70’s Harold started trucking. He left the farm in 1982 and moved to Eureka, continuing the trucking business until 2004. On December 20, 1984, he married Kathy Kunkle. He continued to live in Eureka, until moving to Leola in 2011, where he resided until his death.

Harold was very proud of his children and grandchildren. He enjoyed old time music, playing accordion and harmonica, fishing, rodeos, and working with cattle and horses. Harold was very well known throughout the area with his trucking business. He hauled livestock and grain for many producers in the region. Harold’s sons and grandsons have carried on the trucking tradition. He was an avid fisherman. If he wasn’t on the road, he could be found fishing.

Harold is survived by 3 sons: Roy (Mary) Geffre, Aberdeen; Ray Geffre, Leola; and Ron (Pam) Geffre, Wautauga, Texas; and daughters: Vickie (Robert) Moser, Leola; Vonnie (Dean) Kalt, Watertown; Debbie (Curtis) Bietz, Rapid City; and Julie (Channon) Stange, Dell Rapids. Harold is survived by wife, Kathy Geffre, Aberdeen, 3 step children: Anita (Larry) Malsom, Aberdeen; Rick (Lisa) Kunkle, Sioux Falls; and Jim (Amanda) Kunkle, Aberdeen. He is survived by 25 grandchildren, and 30 great grandchildren. Also surviving are: Harold’s brother, Gerald (Betty) Geffre, Leola; sister Irene Jensen, Redfield; brother-in-law, Garrold Friese, Watertown; many nieces and nephews, and special longtime friend, Jimmy Kolb, Long Lake.

Harold was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Darlene Friese; brother-in-law, Wayne Jensen, and granddaughter, Cindy Moser Casey.  Condolences may be left at www.grammfuneralhome.com

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