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ST Mary Graduation

Congratulations to the newest St. Mary Alumni, the Class of 2022! The commencement ceremony was held Friday, May 13 in the gymnasium. All twelve graduates have plans to attend college, technical school or the military. Congratulations! (Photo/Joni Smith)

SMHS Class of 2022: Valedictorian Noah Olund

Zoey Hilmoe | Staff Intern Noah Olund, a senior at Dell Rapids St. Mary High School, finished as number one in his class, earning the title of Valedictorian. During high school, Noah was involved in many things: two years of National Honor Society, one year of Student...

SMHS Class of 2022: Salutatorian Addy Gilbert

Zoey Hilmoe | Staff Intern Addy Gilbert, a senior at Dell Rapids St. Mary High School, finished school as number two in her class, earning herself the honors of being named the class Salutatorian. During High school, Addy was involved in basketball, cross country,...

Gone but not forgotten – an open chair to remember Madyson

Madyson Barbee was remembered during St. Mary graduation held Friday, May 13. Barbee would have been 18 years old. (Photo/Joni Smith) Tammy Chamley | Editor Graduation day is a time of celebration, a closing of one chapter to begin the next. The St. Mary Class of 2022...

Mr. Houska to transition to new position at SMCS

Addy Gilbert | Staff Intern The English teacher, Mr. Dalton Houska, at St. Mary will be taking on a new role in the 2022-23 school year. The position he is taking is a new addition to the staff called Campus Minister. Although the job is not fully defined, Mr. Houska...

Dell Rapids shows uptick in sales tax revenue for 2022

Tammy Chamley | Editor The City of Dell Rapids continues to see growth in population, businesses and sales tax revenue. So far, in 2022, the City has seen a 10.7% increase through March compared to 2021.For the first three months of the year, the City has reported an...

Swimming lesson sign-up live on City website

Tammy Chamley | Editor The City of Dell Rapids launched their online swimming lessons registration on Wednesday, May 11.  Notices were sent out to the community by text message as well as posted on the website and the City of Dell Rapids Facebook Page. The...

Driver’s Education to begin in June

Zoey Hilmoe | Staff Intern This summer there plans to be around 78 kids that will be partaking in Driver’s Education for Dell Rapids. Starting on June 2, and going through June 7 the students will be in the classroom learning about the rules of the road. The driving...

Camping now open in Dell Rapids

Addy Gilbert | Staff Intern As the summer months are here, campers come out of storage. Campers are ready to go to campgrounds! Many may camp at our very own campground. Located at the headwaters of the Dells channel- south side of the Big Sioux River and west of...