DeJong Named Agri-Science Ambassador


Wyatt DeJong, agriscience teacher at Winner High School successfully completed the 13th annual DuPont National AgriScience Teachers Ambassador Academy (NATAA) at the company’s Chesapeake Farms in Chestertown, Md. Upon receiving the certificate of completion, DeJong became an “Ag Ambassador,” joining the other 322 outstanding teachers from across the country having attended NATAA and earned that designation.

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New Superintendent Takes Over in Colome

By Dan Bechtold, Editor

Ryan Orrock is getting settled in as the superintendent of the Colome Consolidated School District.

He is making plans for the opening of school, making sure the school district is at full staff and making sure all facilities are ready for the opening day.  Orrock takes over from long time Colome superintendent Alan Armstrong who retired at the end of the school year. Armstrong had been the superintendent in Colome for over 20 years.
Orrock comes to Colome from Bowdle where he served a year as superintendent/principal.


BBQ Pit Row Set for Aug. 1

The Winner Area Chamber of Commerce 3rd annual BBQ Pit Row will be held Aug. 1 on Main Street.

As of Thursday morning there were 13 teams registered but teams can still enter by calling the Chamber office at 842-1533.

The first block of Main Street will be blocked off for the competition. Teams can set up from 6 to 10 a.m. and there will be a team meeting at 10 a.m. in front of the Chamber office. All meat must be cooked on Main Street and persons can start cooking at 6 a.m.

Each team will receive six racks of ribs and one brisket from 8 to 10 pounds. Teams can pick up their meat at the Chamber office on Friday from 4-6 p.m.

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Colome Junior Teeners take 3rd at State

Colome Junior Teener baseball team took third place at the state Class B tournament Sunday afternoon in Baltic.  The Colome team won 10-3 over Warner, Ipswich, Northille.

The Colome team also brought home the William J. Radigan Sportmanship plaque.
“I was pleased to see the boys win the sportsmanship award,” said coach Vince Thieman. “The boys played good baseball all three games,” said the coach.

colome jr teeners team pic at state

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