County Commissioner and State House top local races in Nov. 4 Election


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Eric Connot








Voters will be going to the polls on Nov. 4 to cast their ballots in the general election.  The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The polling places in Tripp County are: Clearfield Consolidated at the Clearfield Hall, Colome Consolidated at Skatetowne in Colome; Hamill Consolidated at Hamill Hall; Ideal Consolidated at First Presbyterian Church in Ideal; Lake Consolidated at Skatetowne in Colome; Lamro Consolidated at 4-H Center in Winner; Sully Consolidated at 4-H Center in Winner; Witten Consolidated at Witten community hall and all Winner city precincts at the 4-H Center in Winner.


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Chase Gean, Center

Hunt Re-Unites Three Soldiers by Dan Bechtold, Editor

Chase Gean thought he would never be able to enjoy the outdoors and have the opportunity to shoot a pheasant.

The young man from Kansas was shot in Afghanistan and is paralyzed from the waist down. He cannot walk and is confined to a wheel chair. Thanks to the aid of a Tankchair Chase was able to “walk” through a Tripp County cane field, point his gun and shoot a rooster. The smile cross his face at his accomplishment was priceless.

Chase and five other young veterans were taking part in an outdoor hunt provided by the Foundation for Exceptional Warriors (FEW) and it was held at the Dewayne and Laura Welker  farm of Hamill.


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Brent Gromer

Gromer Give Tips on “Staying Safe on the Internet” by Dan Bechtold, Editor

Brent Gromer, Rapid City, a special agent with the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation, talked to Winner students about making good decisions regarding social media.

In June, Gromer was named commander of the South Dakota Internet Crimes Against Children. He has been a DCI agent since 1999 and been working internet crimes since 2010.

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