Grant Winter Completes ‘Eagle Scout’ Project

grant winter hamill hall


By Dan Bechtold, Editor

A new sign at the Hamill Hall is an Eagle Scout project of Grant Winter of Hamill.  The Winner High School senior is a member of Winner Boy Scout Troop 100. He is the son of Mark and Denise Winter of Hamill.

The Hamill community means a lot to the high school student and he has so many memories he wanted to preserve them in a sign.
The colorful sign is placed in the front corner of the Hamill Hall for all to see.  The sign features a wheat field in the background and then memories Winter has a Hamill. There is a basketball hoop to signify Country Conference basketball, the Hamill Pirates logo, the school, churches, tractor, windmill and cattle to show the importance of agriculture and a pheasant because of the hunters who come to the Hamill community.

The Hamill Hall was established in 1963 and the date is featured on the sign.  The hall is an important part of the community as a gathering place for reunions, wedding showers, basketball and many other events.

front petersek with saddles

Petersek Wins ‘Jr. All Around’

Linkyn Petersek was named the junior boys all-around at the state 4-H finals rodeo Aug. 7-9 in Ft. Pierre.
In junior breakaway roping, Petersek won first and won a saddle.  He also finished 6th in the Goat Tying, earning him the All Around award and another saddle.

halley shippy in switzerland

Shippy Sings in Europe

By Dan Bechtold, Editor

Music is an important part of Halley Shippy’s life. That is why she enjoyed singing this summer in Europe with the Mid West Ambassadors of Music.

Shippy, a 2015 graduate of Colome High School, was a member of the choir which featured over 100 high school students. Shippy is the daughter of Dale and Betsy Shippy and will be attending Black Hills State University where she will major in elementary education and music education.

Shippy said she was nominated for the trip by her music teacher Cheyenne Heath.

donna kubik

Donna Kubik to be Honored

Donna Kubik of Hamill will received the Farmers Union Rural Dakota Pride Award. The presentation will be made at the State Fair in Huron on Sept. 5.

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