Curtis Named to National Education Task Force

front robin curtisRobin Curtis, a 6th grade teacher in Winner, has been selected as one of 15 educators to serve on a national task force to discuss how assessments will be used in education. She is only one from South Dakota on the National Education Association accountability task force.

Curtis said the purpose of the task force is to set a new vision for public education that will move beyond the narrowly focused current system of accountability.

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State Survey Results Please Healthcare Center CEO

A review of the Winner Regional Long Term Care facility was successful says Kevin Coffey, CEO of Winner Regional Healthcare Center.

The South Dakota Department of Health conducted the survey Nov. 4 and 5.

Each year the long term care facility is required to undergo an extensive review where the department looks at everything from patient safety, medical records, dispensing of medications and menus.

Winner Part of Pilot Project on College Applications

Winner High School participated in the South Dakota College Application Week sponsored by the South Dakota College Access Challenge grant and guided by the American College application week campaign.

Winner is one of only nine schools in South Dakota to participate in this pilot project. Other schools were: Rapid City High School, Cheyenne-Eagle Butte, Pine Ridge, Red Cloud, Kadoka, St. Francis, White River and Lyman.

On Nov. 10, all 36 Winner High School seniors signed up for from for some public college or technical school in the state. The sign-up took place in the government class.

The goal of the program is to get more students applying to South Dakota post secondary institutions early in their senior year. During this event, the students applied to any South Dakota technical institution, tribal college or university and public universities in the state.

City Council Denies Request to Vacate Road

A request to vacate an unused 60 foot wide road easement in the western part of Winner was denied by the Winner City  Council Monday night.

Rick and Linda Shippy requested the road be vacated because they wanted to put the land to more productive use. The road easement is within the property boundary of Rick and Linda Shippy.

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