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Carnegie Library remains busy through winter season

The elevator at Dell Rapids Public Carnegie Library is back up and running. (Photo/Submitted) Ella Griffin | Staff Intern The Dell Rapids Public Carnegie Library has been working extra hard this winter season especially with all the snow and their elevator not...

Stats and memories stack up for Quarriers through the years

Jacob Vogel started wrestling when he was in kindergarten and became a State Champion his senior year in 2021. (Photo/Lacey Tebay) Sara Stadem | Editor “Being a wrestler is something that is never easy but that is why I love it. It teaches you that you can never get...

Manthey joins New Century Press

Sara Stadem | Editor Aric Manthey joins the New Century Press (NCP) team as a writer for The Minnehaha Messenger and The Dells City Journal with years of experience.Originally from Madison, Manthey is the youngest of three children and has lived in Minnehaha county...

Pet care in cold months

Chase Jones | Staff Intern In the United States, approximately 70% of households own a pet. Pets can be the source of much joy and are great to have around, but they are also a big responsibility. Taking care of animals requires a lot more than just food and water,...

Getting healthy in the new year

Ella Griffin | Staff Intern Healthy living week takes place on the week of January 16-24th this year. This week helps encourage people to be aware of their health and realize just how important it is to be at a healthy weight for many reasons. Maintaining a healthy...

FCCLA creating leadership opportunities through the New Year

FCCLA students have been busy throughout the year with various events, wrapping up the year at Regionals. (Photo/Submitted) Kiri Scott | Writer The group FCCLA (Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America) in Dell Rapids High School was able to create new...

Hitting the mats for 50 years

Coach Craig Jorgensen (left) has been the head coach for the Quarrier wrestling team for the past 29 years and has seen the program through many changes and successes. Coach Jesse Docken (right) is the assistant coach along with the head coach for the girls wrestling...

Norby’s challenges you

Residents help clear fire hydrants after storm Sara Stadem | Editor Although the snow might have stopped falling for now, it’s still impacting the community of Dell Rapids by bringing them together through teamwork.Norby’s Bar & Grill saw a need for assistance in...

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Chase Jones | Staff Intern On the third Monday of every January, our nation stops to honor and remember the most influential civil rights leader in the history of this country, Martin Luther King, Jr. The fight to observe a holiday in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr....

Bowling fun while raising money

Ella Griffin | Staff Intern Get your bowling shoes on and come out to PINZ for a bowling for Zander Scholarship Tournament. This tournament will begin on Sunday, January 22, with pre-registration required to participate. The cost is forty dollars a player, with age...