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Kings and Queens of HOCO 2022

CJ Smith and Ella Griffin were crowned St. Mary Homecoming King and Queen to kick off Homecoming week for the Cardinals. CJ is the son of Brian and Joni Smith. Ella is the daughter of Jason and Kinsey Griffin. Congratulations! (Photo/Tammy Chamley) Adam North and Liz...

Country education in a home near you

The Buffalo Christian Homeschool Academy will be in session on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. (Photo/Sara Stadem) Sara Stadem | Writer After 17 years of teaching in the public school system, Mrs. Sarah Vandervliet, with the encouragement from others,...

Homecoming traditions: Where did they come from?

Chase Jones | Staff Intern Around the nation, the word homecoming has become known as the week full of games, celebrations, parades, and one big football game to cap the fun week off. This is a week full of school pride and welcoming back previous students or...

Cardinals continue to fight through injury

Ella Griffin | Staff Intern  The St Mary Dell Rapids Cardinal football team has had some tough luck going into this year’s season with several players being out due to injuries. The Cardinal team consisting of about 30, players are currently down at least three...

Marching band competition season underway

Dell Rapids Marching Band Tammy Chamley | Editor Downtown Parker, South Dakota was lined with marching bands from around the area to kick-off the competition season for both the Dell Rapids Quarriers and St. Mary Cardinals on Friday, September 16. The Quarriers had a...

A run for suicide prevention comes to Hartford

The 437 Project runners recently took on the Sioux Falls Half Marathon. The group will tackle the state of South Dakota running a 437-mile relay style run to raise funds and bring awareness to suicide prevention and mental health. (Photo/Submitted) Sara Stadem |...

Get to know your SMCS EAC: Daniel Geraets

Ella Griffin | Staff Intern The final St Mary EAC (Educational Advisory Committee) member is Daniel Geraets. Geraets has worked at Sanford for 14 years. Some of his hobbies include volunteering for youth sports, enjoying the Dell Rapids community, and being outdoors....

Robert J. Fiegen

87Renner, SDSeptember 10, 2022Robert J. Fiegen, 87, of Renner, passed away on September 10, 2022. His Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, September 19, 2022 in the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Sioux Falls. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. -...

Ninth place finish for Quarriers at Dak-12 Conference Golf Tournament

Connor Jones had a 91 at the Dak-12 Conference Tournament in Vermillion on Monday, September 19. (Photo/Sara Stadem) Matt Larson | Big Sioux Media The Dell Rapids Quarrier boys golf team finished tied for ninth as a team at the Dak-12 Conference Tournament in...