“The Griswolds are at it again” is a popular phrase David Hrdlicka hears this time of year – for good reason. Over the years he and his wife, Dori, have managed to make their house the living embodiment of a Winter Wonderland filled with thousands of lights and inflatable figures.
Jim Jones of Chamberlain has led a double life. For 11 months out of the year he is himself, but when December comes along he magically turns into someone else. Someone who can be seen sporting a long white beard and shouting “Ho, ho, ho!” Since Saint Nicholas cannot be everywhere at once, for years Jones has dressed up to fulfill the role.
United States Postal Service officials have been evaluating post offices throughout the state for the last several years and due to less traffic, smaller towns like Kimball, Oacoma, Gann Valley and Lower Brule will now see a new postal service plan – one that changes how long each office is open during the day.
Dakota Grappler puts out rankings of all wrestlers in the state every Monday. This week four Chamberlain wrestlers found themselves vying for the top spot. Collin Powell (106) and Nathan Powell (152) were just outside the Top 10 at #11 and #12 respectively in their weight classes for Class A.
Chamberlain’s gymnastics team traveled to Wagner on December 13 for the Wagner Invitational to compete against Wagner- Bon Homme, Parskton- Ethan, Vermillion, Stanley County, and West Central. Eight personal best scores were set by the girls, including three by Autumn Fredrick.
Chamberlain set the wheels in motion this season with an early bus ride to MVP on December 9. The girls would keep it close in the first quarter while only trailing 9-6. After that a lid was added to Chamberlain’s side and the hoop was made larger for MVP as they would outscore the Lady Cubs 29-8 over the next two quarters.