Features

Independence Day celebration rules and safety guidelines to review

Tammy Chamley | Editor With Independence Day fast approaching, fireworks and celebrations with friends and family are expected throughout the community and across the nation. As fireworks sales begin, be mindful of the City Ordinance in place in regards to discharging...

Cootie Days ‘22

2022 Cootie Days celebration has come to a close. This was the 101st year of the event which celebrated the return home of local WWII Veterans. This year, new rides were added to the carnival as well as a food truck to satisfy the fair-food connoisseurs. Be sure to...

Class of 2022

Congratulations to the newest Dell Rapids High School Alumni, the Class of 2022! The commencement ceremony was held Saturday, May 21 in the gymnasium. During graduation, Quarrier of the Year was awarded to Landon Ruesink. Congratulations to all of the graduates on...

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)

Changes Ahead

Baltic City Council meeting shakes up City positions Tammy Chamley | Editor After the City of Baltic held their election on April 12, the new Mayor Deborah McIsaac, Alderman Ryan Sinding and Alderwoman Nikki Oien claimed their seats on Tuesday, May 10 at the City...

Supporting teachers year-round

Dell Rapids PTO continues to thrive for elementary school Zoey Hilmoe | Staff Intern In August of 2021, the Dell Rapids Elementary Parent Teacher Organizations began. “Our overall goals are supporting the students, teachers, and parents of the Dell Rapids Elementary...

Do you know your neighbor?

(Photo/Google Maps) Tammy Chamley | Editor A secured perimeter was put into place for the Dell Rapids schools this month due to a suspicious man entering St. Mary Church and also an incident of an 11-year-old boy being approached. A secured perimeter is put into...

Process underway to fix soil displacement from new development

Nic Kahler of BX Construction working on ground work in new development area to help subdue the soil displacement. (Photo/Tammy Chamley) Tammy Chamley | Editor Earlier this month, several residents near the construction zone of the new JN Jensen Subdivision...

Skating for the win

National Hockey Champion in Dell Rapids Zoey Hilmoe | Staff Intern Hayden Hansen, a current 7th grader at Dell Rapids Middle School, recently got the chance to play with the South Dakota Hockey Team as they traveled to Michigan to play in the USA Hockey National...

Heinitz continues to break the record books

Addy Gilbert | Staff Intern Ella Heinitz may be a familiar name. Heintz, a 2021 alum from St. Mary Catholic School, is now continuing her academic and sports career at Augustana University, in Sioux Falls, SD. Heinitz has had a record-breaking track career in high...