Jr. Teeners Defeated Gregory

Winner Junior Teeners baseball team defeated Gregory 2-0 June 18 at Leahy Bowl.

In a tournament in Parkston last weekend, the Junior Teeners won one game and lost two.

The team defeated Parkston 10-4. Sachtjen pitched all seven innings and struck out 7.

Winner was defeated 9-0 by Lennox. Aaron Gilchrist and Sachtjen each had  singles. Meiners took the loss on the mound.

In the final game, Winner was defeated by Bon Homme 13-1. Phillip Jorgensen score Winner’s lone run.

Gage Watson and Fred Whiting shared pitching duties.

“It was nice to get to play east river teams that we normally don’t get to play during a typical season,” said coach Jon Hanson.

“I was pleased with how we played while facing some outstanding pitching from the other teams,” said the coach.

Winner is around halfway through the season with a 3-4 record. “With each game we are improving,” said Hanson.

Amateur Team Wins Two Games in Sunshine League

Winner/Colome amateur baseball team won two games Sunday in Mitchell in Sunshine League action.

Winner/Colome nipped Mt. Vernon 7-6 in the first game. Dylan Lambley scored the winning run in the ninth inning.

In the second game, the Pheasants defeated Mitchell Maddogs 10-3.

On Friday in Winner, Dimock-Emery defeated Winner/Colome 12-1 in seven innings.

The next game for Winner/Colome will be Thursday night in Winner when they host Mt. Vernon at 7 p.m.

On Sunday, the Pheasants will host Parkston in double header. Games will be at 2 and 4 p.m. at Leahy Bowl.

Crow Eagle and Jensen Claim Golf Title

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Rich Crow Eagle and Corey Jensen were the champions of the Frontier Motors  Open golf tournament Sunday at Winner Country Club. They pair shot a  61.

Second place in the championship flight went to Ivan Crow Eagle and Roger Crow Eagle.

Taking third in this flight were Mike Cahoy and Willie Beckers with fourth going to Terry Schmidt and Jared Miller.

Winners of the first flight were Phil Husher and James Mathis. Second place went to Larry Aaker and Mike Stickland with third going to Chris and Duane Labahn. Placing fourth were Jack Haley and Jim Haley.

Winners of the second flight were Chuck Keiser and Kevin Keiser. Second went to Gary Fenenga and Doug Lattaye. Placing third were Scott Meiners Scott Dutt with fourth going to Austin Hamilton and Lance Engel.

Robert Eugene Shutts, 68

Robert Eugene Shutts, known as Tinker, born March 15,1947 in St Joseph,MO passed away at his home on June 2,2015 at home in Colome, at the age of 68.  A private family burial will follow at a later date.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents Edward L Shutts SR and Juanita Faye Ballard Shutts, brother Edward Jr, sister Loretta Shutts Ellis, daughter Dawn Rene Shutts .

He is survived by his wife Sandra, son Aaron (Lisa)Shutts of Valentine NE, stepdaughter Chara(Mike)McDowell of Tomball TX, neice Penny(Brad) Dixson Tigard OR,.six grandchildren.  Robert and Sandra were united in marriage August 24 1970 in Vancouver WA.

Robert spent 30 years as a pinball and vending equipment technician in the winters and was an outboard motor and small engine mechanic during the summers in Oregon until hurt on the job by having a juke box dropped on him from a truck tailgate and forced to retire. Robert also was a CWO (chief warrant officer) with the Oregon National Guard Reserve where he was in charge of communications.

Robert loved electronics, rebuilding old jukeboxes, slot machines and recovering pool table rails.  There will be a private family service in Valentine at a later date.

Delbert Lee Ritter, 67

Delbert Lee Ritter was born June 29, 1947 in Gregory SD, to Hilda Ann (Sexton) and Eugene Patrick Ritter. Delbert had four sisters, Patricia, Mary, Nancy, and Ellen, and two brothers James and Raymond. Growing up, Delbert enjoyed working with horses, fishing and hunting.

Delbert spent his entire life working hard to provide for his family, as well as helping anyone in need. He worked on the farm with his step-father Hugh Hannett in Iona, SD. He was a police officer in Winner, SD. His true love was driving semi and working with heavy equipment, which he did off and on until he retired.

Delbert met Carol Womeldorf in 1962 and they married on December 28, 1966. Their first child, Norman, was born in 1967. Six years later in 1973 came their daughter Becki. They have eight grandchildren and three great grandchild with one on the way.

Delbert and Carol owned Ritter’s 1883 in Mission, SD. It was a restaurant, gas station, pawn shop, and car dealership. In 2006 Carol and Delbert moved to Pukwana, SD and opened up the Sugar Shack in Chamberlain, SD. His last business adventure in Chamberlain was Shack Auto. He retired at age 65, due to his health.

Delbert’s enjoyments of life were having coffee with friends, playing cards, hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family.

Delbert passed away Tuesday, June 9, 2015 resulting from a car accident.

Robert “Bob” Feltman, 87

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Robert “Bob” Wayne Feltman was born April 13, 1928 to Roscoe and Ida (Moross) Feltman at Chamberlain.  He attended elementary school and high school at Chamberlain where he graduated from Chamberlain High School in 1946.  After graduating from high school, Bob along with his father Roscoe, purchased a farm near Chamberlain and began farming.

On January 1, 1949, Bob was united in marriage to Beverly Carey in Chamberlain.  They made their home on the farm near Chamberlain and raised their two children.  In 1968, he started a horse trailer business that he operated until the time of his death. He ran combine and did livestock trucking.

He was very active in the Basin League Baseball as a catcher and also the Chamberlain Chiefs. In the Basin League, Winner was one of the towns he played in.  He was a charter member of the Missouri Valley Horseman’s Club and a member of the Mounted Square Dance Team.  Bob was a 4-H Leader and 4-H Horse Judge for many years.

Miss South Dakota has Colome Ties

Miss SD 2015 crowning

Autumn Simunek of Hot Springs was crowned Miss South Dakota 2015 Saturday night.

She is the daughter of Kelly and Diane (Harter) Simunek, who grew up in Colome and now live in Hot Springs.

The new Miss South Dakota platform is “5 stars for serving those who served.” For her talent, Simunek performed the classic pop vocal “Hallelujah.” She is the second former Miss South  Dakota Outstanding Teen in a row to win the title of Miss South Dakota.

Simunek won the preliminary talent award Thursday night. She is a 22-year-old senior at the University of South Dakota. She also won the $1,000 Miss America Community Service award, top fundraiser award, state quality of life scholarship, Children’s Miracle Network maker award, as well as $10,000 from the Miss America organization for the Jean Bartel military awareness scholarship.

Simunek will represent South Dakota at the Miss America pageant in Atlantic City, N. J., in September.

South Dakota Retailers Association creates Tom Morrison Scholarship

The South Dakota Retailers Association (SDRA) Board of Directors created a new scholarship honoring a past president of the organization recently at their annual board retreat.

Tom Morrison, a former SDRA board member from 2002-2009, serving as Board President in 2007, was general manager of the JC Penney store in Rapid City and passed earlier this month. “Tom was a firm believer in the Scholarship Program and the opportunities it creates for young people studying careers in retail,” said SDRA executive director Shawn Lyons.  o ignored

The scholarship, which will come from the overall Jerry Wheeler Scholarship program, will be an additional $500 annually for SDRA’s top scholarship recipient.

SDRA’s Jerry Wheeler Scholarship program is designed to encourage and support students studying for a career in retailing. Since 1992, SDRA has awarded 215 scholarships totaling over $137,900. The scholarship program is named in honor of former SDRA executive director, Jerry Wheeler, who started the program. To learn more about the Jerry Wheeler Scholarship program or the Tom Morrison Scholarship, please visit http://sdra.org and click on training and click on “Scholarship Program.”