By Dan Bechtold, Editor
In 1915, Alexander Graham Bell in New York calls Thomas Watson in San Fransciso. D. W. Griffish’s silent film “The Birth of a Nation” opens in Los Angeles—the first 12 reel film in America.
That same year (1915), Ida (Banek) Karlin was born on June 27 in Tripp County.
Shippy Gets Southern Girlfriend
By Dan Merritt, Advocate reporter
West River cowboy/cattleman here Cole Shippy of Colome has gone East River for a girlfriend. So far east, she has an accent. No, she’s not a New Englander (“Pahk yer cahr in Bah Hahbor”). But she is a Southern Belle. From Virginia. (“My, my. Ah heer it can get pausitively haut in JU-ly in I-wa.”)
He’s lovin’ the accent.
“She says words funny,” Shippy noted about Lacey Augusta Koontz of Dayton, Va.
She’s a news and farm broadcaster for WNAX radio, Yankton. When not working long hours weekdays for the station, she’s at Shippy Cattle Company, south of Colome, most weekends.
There she does one of her favorite activities — working cattle with her boyfriend.
Lego workshop set for July 3
The Lego Guy, Curtis Mork, will be presenting a workshop for participants in the summer reading program at the Tripp County Library in Winner. The workshops will be July 3 at 10 a.m. for the younger kids and 1 p.m. for the more experienced kids at the library’s meeting room. Persons are to use the west door.
Mork of Platteville, Colo., has been a Lego fan his entire life.
July 4 Closings
Government offices in Winner will be closed on Friday, July 3, in observance of the 4th of July holiday.
Since the holiday falls on a Saturday this year the offices will be closed on Friday.
The Tripp County Courthouse will be closed on Friday as well as all state and federal offices in Winner. The Tripp County Library will be closed on July 3.
The Winner city office will be closed on Friday.
The Winner Post Office will be open on Friday and there will be regular mail delivery. The post office will be closed on Saturday, July 4, and there will be no mail delivery.
First Fidelity Banks of Winner and Colome will be closing at 2 p.m. on July 3 in observance of the holiday.
Wells Fargo, BankWest and Sentinel Federal Credit Union will all be open regular hours on July 3.
Southern Plains Mental Health Center will be closed all day on July 3.
Main Gate Counseling will be closed on July 3.
There will be no noon meal at the Winner Senior Citizens Center on Friday, July 3.