Chamberlain Elementary students Austin Rose and Austin VanDerWerff enjoyed the early morning recess on Tuesday, Aug. 26. Chamberlain School District started on Thursday, Aug. 21.
As the American population grows farther removed from production agriculture, career choices like cowboy fall deeper into the abyss of Hollywood romance and urban definition. Apparently, Shawn and Heidi (Rose) Reis of rural Reliance didn’t get the memo. “Both of us grew up on our family ranches in the area, and we knew we’d come home after college,” said Heidi, a South Dakota State University graduate.
Members from the OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) program based out of Sioux Falls held an open house at the Chamberlain Community Center on Thursday, Aug. 21. Community members from the surrounding area learned more about the programs and classes that OLLI has to offer. OLLI is looking to expand its classes to the Chamberalin area provided there is enough interest. Short term classes and single lectures, such as creative arts, government and even kayaking are designed for learners 50 and up.
The wins keep coming for a Chamberlain football team that keeps improving year after year. The Cubs had their most successful regular season in years, finishing with a 5-5 record. This season marked the third consecutively that Chamberlain made the playoffs and defeating their first round opponent.
Coach Amy Donovan hopes the injuries that plagued her volleyball team in the 2013 season will pay off this year. “Girls were constantly playing with new teammates around them,” Donovan said. The numerous injuries continued to pile up, and constantly changing lineups through the season kept the team from reaching its full potential. However, there were some positives from their 8-12 record.
Returning letterwinners this season are Morgan Hauke, Jacob Steckelberg and Jacob Lopez Front: Alayna Steckelberg, Ella Byers, Brittany Goodlow, Maddy Tyrell and Anna Byers.