Swedlund Writes Book on Jack Sully


By Dan Bechtold, Editor

The legend of Jack Sully comes to life in a new book written by Jerry Swedlund, Denver, formerly of Winner.  Sully was an infamous cattle rustler in South Dakota.

“Rustler on the Rosebud” is the title of the book which just came out in May.

Swedlund is the son of Claudine Swedlund of Winner and the late Sandy Swedlund.  Jerry graduated from Winner High School in 1958 and graduated from the University of South Dakota in 1962 with a degree in English.  He spent 21 years in the Army retiring as a lieutenant colonel. He lived and worked in Germany for 37 years before moving to back to the United States in 2011 and settling in Denver.  Jerry served two tours of duty in Vietnam from 1965-66 and 1969-70.


Pheasant Opener is Successful

By Dan Bechtold, Editor

Chris Pollock and his son, Toby, of Berthoud, Colo., have been coming to Tripp County for 26 years to hunt pheasants.  They are among the many out of staters who enjoy the open weekend pheasant hunt.  They hunt with Roger Fiala in the Hamill, Witten and Carter areas.

As they enjoyed breakfast at the Mid Dakota Fair breakfast Sunday morning they talked about an enjoyable first day of hunting. They said they got their limit by about 4:30 p.m. on Saturday.  “We did not have to work super hard but it was not a knock out year,” said Toby.  Chris added that last year was tough hunting.

He said he enjoys the camaraderie and the wide open spaces.  “The Winner area has always been productive for pheasant hunting,” said Chris.


Winner Girls Cross County Team Wins Regional

The Winner Area girls cross country team won the Region 4A championship Thursday in Chamberlain.  Winner put five in the top 10 and six in the top 20.  This is the first time the girls team has won the regional and the entire team will advance to the state meet which is Saturday, Oct. 22 in Huron.

Two Winner boys will advance to the state meet—Izak Moleterno and Kade Watson. Moleterno placed 7th in16:58.51 and Watson placed 11th in 17:08.57.


Eagle Received Ag Honor

Payton Eagle of Winner was named the Young Gun of Ag award at the rural women’s conference in Keystone.   The South Dakota Women in Agriculture hosted the conference.

Eagle is in her first year at South Dakota State University where she is pursuing an agriculture degree. Throughout high school, Eagle was involved in 4-H and FFA.  She was named South Dakota’s Miss United States Agriculture this past summer.  A true role model, Eagle shares her knowledge and love of agriculture with her peers.

2 Responses to Swedlund Writes Book on Jack Sully

  1. Pat Meyer says:

    How exciting to see my old hometown medical facility looking for a brighter future to better serve the healthcare needs of the area!! Remember it takes not only a top notch facility, but seriously excellent well-trained personnel to make it all work. Good luck.

  2. Dustin Kourt says:

    The winner of the team pickups for the derby were Dillion Taylor and Eric Volek from Highmore, SD

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