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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...

St. Mary renovation update

With construction scheduled to begin this fall, St. Mary Catholic School will conjoin buildings with a whole new look for the school. (Photo/submitted) Ella Griffin | Staff Intern St. Mary Catholic School is continuing forward with fundraising and promotion of the...

Driver’s Education in full swing for Dell Rapids

Students take four days of behind the wheel training with Mr. Fersdahl or Mr. Jorgensen throughout the summer. Left to right is Rylee Chamley, Alex Heinemann and Mr. Jason Fersdahl. (Photo/Tammy Chamley) Tammy Chamley | Editor Driver’s Education at Dell Rapids School...

New train cars in Dell Rapids

LG Everist will debut their new addition to their train car fleet this weekend for Quarry Days. (Photo/Chase Jones) Chase Jones | Staff Intern LG Everist has recently purchased a couple of new train cars. These cars were previously under use by the Iowa Northern...

Band and chorus to travel to Washington D.C.

Chase Jones | Staff Intern A recent discussion was held amongst the DRHS School Board regarding a band and chorus trip to Washington DC in 2023. It was decided that the group will fly to their destination on July 1 and spend the 4th of July weekend in the...

City Pool up and running for summer

As summer temperatures rise, the Dell Rapids City Pool welcomes patrons of all ages to cool off. (Photo/Ella Griffin) Ella Griffin | Staff Intern The Dell Rapids City Pool opened up early June for the summer. “Our first week went really well!” Pool Manager Maggie...

Haven keeps school-aged children busy this summer

Haven offers a variety of activities for students to participate in; including academics, enrichment activities, and recreation such as arts, crafts, field trips and games. (Photo/submitted) Ella Griffin | Staff Intern The Dell Rapids Community Haven summer program is...

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...

New Parochial Vicar to join St. Mary

Father Nick Haiar Ella Griffin | Staff Intern Newly ordained to the priesthood, Father Nick Haiar will be joining St. Mary as a new Parochial Vicar starting July 1. This duty can be described as a parish priest who assists the parish administrator. This is a priest...

Quarry Days events fast approaching

Chase Jones | Staff Intern The annual Quarry Days celebration will occur from Friday, June 24 to Sunday, June 26. This celebratory weekend is going to be packed with exciting events and competitions along with tons of tasty food. Quarry Days kicks off with the Quarry...