Laprath Runs Mile and 2 Mile at State

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Jaclyn Laprath of Colome ran in the mile and two mile at the state track meet this weekend in Rapid City.

She ran the two mile in 13:06 on Friday and ran the mile in 6:13 on Saturday.

“She ran hard and represented Colome gracefully,” said coach Charles Hosford. “I hope that we get to take more individuals like her to state in the upcoming years,” said Hosford.

The state meet was held at O’Harra Stadium on the campus of South Dakota School of Mines.

Stan Jacobsen, 63

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Stanley Alan Jacobsen was born November 2, 1951 in Burke, SD to Donald and Betty (Bouslaugh) Jacobsen, the third of seven children. Stan grew up on a farm south of Dallas and went to a one room country school. After starting high school, he went from one classmate to seventy and quickly made friends with many of them. In high school some of his achievements were student body president, playing football, and wrestling.

Stan was married to Lynn Wortman at a young age. From this union came his eldest son Adam and two grandchildren, Abby and Jake—so the Jacobsen family has a real Jake. He worked on the farm years while managing the Homesteader Bar in Gregory. He then moved to Winner where he was the proprietor of the Pheasant Bar and Dick’s Place.

Stan married Tami Beran in 1990 and from that union Tessa and Skyler were born. Tess is exceptionally talented in music and Skyler was an exceptional athlete and Valedictorian of his class. Stan was so very proud of his children.

After leaving The Pheasant and Dick’s Bar in Winner, Stan went to work for Sioux Steel Company for the remainder of his working years. He was recognized with many accomplishments as well as outstanding employee and salesperson of the year in 2008. He was forced to quit because of his illness. What many people probably do not know about Stan is that he was a faithful student of God’s Word, studying from one to three hours daily for the last 18 years.

On May 27, 2015 Stan passed away in his home in Yankton at the age of 63 years.

Benjamin Lee Brave, 30

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Benjamin Lee Brave, 30, of Aurora, Colorado, grandson of Betty Tuttle, of Witten, passed away May 13, 2015, as the result of an auto accident.

He was born Oct. 22, 1984, to Steve and Kristy (Weber) Brave.

Benjamin was a wonderful father to his two daughters.

He is survived by his parents, of Watkins, Colorado; two daughters, Angel and Haley; grandparents, Don and Harriet Weber, of North Platte, and Betty Tuttle, of Witten, South Dakota; siblings, Zack (Jamie) Brave and Amanda (Richard) Karbowski; nephews, Treytin Brave and Connor Brave; and aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives, and many, many friends.

The funeral service was held 11 a.m.  Saturday, May 16, 2015 at Olinger Hampden Mortuary, Denver, CO. Burial followed at Olinger Eastlawn Cemetery in Aurora, Colorado. Carpenter Memorial Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

Mary Lou Peneaux, 73

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Mary Lou Peneaux, 73, made her journey to the spirit world on May 28, 2015. She was born in Bad Nation, SD on May 1, 1942 to Nora (McLean) Clairmont.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on June 3 at the Winner-Ideal Community Hall in Winner. A private burial will be held at a later date. Wake services began on June 1 at the Winner-Ideal Community Hall.

Mary Lou is known and loved by many.  She was a woman of strength and courage, who loved unconditionally.  She played a different role in all who knew her.  She was a mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and a friend. She enjoyed spending time with family and adored all of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Each and every one of them had a special place in her heart.  She will always be known for her fun loving, humorous and witty personality. She always lit up the room with her beautiful smile.

Persons to be on Lookout for Scams

Winner Police Department reminds residents to be aware of several scams that are floating around Winner.

In one, the caller says they are from the IRS and wants persons to send money. The IRS does not call people and request money.

Also, another scam involves a caller who tells persons they have won prizes and they have to pay the taxes before the prize can be delivered.

The police department says this is a scam and some people have been burned.

The police report there also persons selling CDs and other items without a sales tax license.

“It is summer time and there are a lot of scams out  there. We want people to be aware of these scams and be on their guard,” said police chief Paul Schueth.

Attorney General Jackley Warns South Dakota Citizens of IRS Data Breach

Attorney General Marty Jackley is warning South Dakota citizens that a data breach of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has allowed thieves to access more than 100,000 tax payer’s personal tax information. These identity thieves used a tool on the IRS website to obtain last year’s tax return information.

“Identity theft and security breaches are on the rise and consumers need to be proactive in the manner by which they protect their personal identifying information. Regardless of whether you have been affected by one of the breaches, every consumer should get in the habit of accessing their free credit report to be alerted to matters affecting their credit,” said Jackley.

The IRS has sent letters to the taxpayers whose accounts had been compromised, and it will offer them free credit monitoring.

The Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division encourages consumers to continue the practice of checking their credit reports on a regular basis with the three nationwide credit reporting agencies: Equifax, Experian and TransUnion. Visit or call 1-877-322-8228 for a free copy of your credit report. Consumers are entitled to a free copy from each company every 12 months. If consumers find errors on their report, contact the reporting agency in writing.

Consumers can also place a fraud alert on their credit reports to help mitigate potential issues by contacting the three credit reporting agencies:

Equifax: 1-800-525-6285 Experian: 1-888-397-3742 TransUnion: 1-800-680-7289

South Dakota consumers may contact the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division at 1-800-300- 1986 or for any questions or concerns. The Privacy Rights handbook is also available and is designed to assist consumers in protecting their privacy. The handbook is available upon request or by accessing the link below: