Location Different, New Job Similar for Peterson

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By Dan Merritt, Advocate reporter

She’s changing location but her job won’t change all that much, says Megan Peterson, the 4-H youth program advisor for Tripp and Gregory counties.

Or at least she was the advisor; she left the job Tues., June 23, to go to Nebraska to work there.

“I’ll be a 4-H Extension educator,” Peterson of Winner, commented late last week (June 18).

“Pretty much the same job. For two counties, Harlan and Furnas.” They are located near the Kansas border.

For this summer, she’s been replaced by Laura Schwengel of Gregory at least through Labor Day, when the SD State Fair ends.

Circus Set for June 27 in Winner

The 62nd annual Rosebud Shrine Circus will be held in Winner on Saturday, June 27, at the Tripp County rodeo arena. The circus will start at 8  p.m. and is sponsored by the Rosebud Shrine Club.

The George Carden Circus International will feature three rings of interesting acts.

This is a family event for all ages. There will be a concession stand and circus novelties will be available.

Tickets for the circus are available at Winner True Value and Nelson Electronics.

The circus travels over 40,000 miles every year in the United States and Canada. The season lasts 42 weeks.

Proceeds from the circus benefit Shriners Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis, Minn., and area families.

Bolzer to Head Street Department

Bob Bolzer has been hired as the new head of the Winner city street department.

Bolzer was chosen in a special meeting of the Winner City Council Friday at noon.

Bolzer’s salary will be $45,000 a year with six months probation.

He replaces Harlan Muhs who has retired.

Bolzer started work for the city in 2007 and has been the shop foreman.

Muhs worked for the city for six years.


Brooke 2015-2Brooke Schloss of Swier Law Firm, Prof. LLC, has been selected by the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys as a “Top 10 Attorney Under the Age of 40.”

The National Academy of Family Law Attorneys is an organization devoted to recognizing the top family law attorneys in the nation. Through a stringent selection process, the NAFLA awards the best family law

attorneys in each state with its most prestigious honor of being named “TOP 10.”

On the Campus

•Rebecca Kartak of Colome has been named to the dean’s honor roll at Eastern Wyoming College.

•Named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at University of Nebraska at Lincoln are Jordyn Heinle and Lexie Heinle, both of Hamill.

•Named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at the University of Sioux Falls are Haley DeMers, Winner, nursing major; Dayna Diez, Winner, nursing major and Ashleigh Tuttle, Winner, criminal justice and psychology major.


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Clint Sargent of Sioux Falls was presented with the annual South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association Trial Lawyer of the Year Award during the Association’s annual meeting in Rapid City on June 18.

The award is based on service to the trial bar and the South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association. The Association noted Mr. Sargent’s achievements in trial and appellate practice throughout his career. His efforts to educate the public concerning the need to preserve the integrity of the civil justice system and other public service were noted by the panel.

Ideas Shared at Town Hall Meeting

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By Dan Bechtold, Editor

Ideas on how to promote Winner and attract more people here were expressed at a town hall meeting June 18.

The meeting is part of a project by the South Central Development Corporation. Conducting a community survey and serving as moderators at the meeting were Jamie Halverson, Jacob Naasz and Clay Hoffman. All are graduates of Winner High School  with Hoffman and Halverson recent college graduates and Naasz with one year left of college.

Halverson said the goal of the survey is to understand the feelings and views of those in Tripp County in order to better move forward in improving the community and region.

Winner takes 3rd place in Father’s Day tournament

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The Winner Junior Teeners took third place in the Father’s Day baseball tournament this weekend at Leahy Bowl.

In the opening round, Winner beat Lyman 12-7.

In the semifinal match up, Gregory avenged an earlier loss to come way with a 16-6 victory.

In the third place game, Winner took down Onida in a dramatic fashion winning 15-14. Winner was able to score two runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to win in a walk off fashion. Norrid had the game winning single scoring Kaiser.

Legion Places 3rd in Tournament

Winner/Colome Legion baseball team placed third in a Rapid City tournament this weekend.

In the third place game, the Royals defeated Rapid City Post 320 Risers 14-6.

In pool play prior to this game, Winner/Colome defeated Grandview, Colo., 8-1; lost to Rapid City Shooters 2-1; Winner/Colome defeated Harrisburg  11-1 and defeated Boulder, Colo., 13-3.

Winner/Colome outscored its opponents 48-13 in the tournament which was Friday through Sunday.