The Winner Wild 5th grade girls basketball team took runner-up honors at the Pacesetter Great Four state championship in Minneapolis, Minn., on July 11.
The girls advanced to the tournament by being named the South Dakota Pacesetter champions earlier in the year in Huron.
Renae Brewster and Kathy Peppel of Butte, Neb., won the 2 lady best ball golf tournament Saturday at the Winner County Club. They shot a 75.
Second place in the first flight went to Becky Olson and Laura Root with a 79.
Winning the second flight were Brenda and Ronae Klein with an 82 and the second in this flight went to Kay Berg and Bonnie Gardner with an 83.
The Winner 12 and under baseball team played in the state tournament this weekend in Milbank.
On Friday, Winner won the first game 14-2 over Madison. Evan Farner was the winning pitcher.
Adam Bohnet was 3-3 at the plate with a home run, triple and double.
On Saturday, West Central defeated Winner 13-2. In the next game on Saturday, Lennox defeated Winner 9-3.
Several members of the Winner/Colome club baseball team have received honors following the season.
Reed Harter was named first team all-state as a shortstop and Kelly O’Bryan was named honorable mention all-state as a pitcher.
In addition, Holden Thieman, Ty Bolton and Riley Calhoon were named members of the all-region team.
O’Bryan was honored on the all-region team as a pitcher.
July and August are target months for residential break-ins– Nothing is more exciting than packing and getting ready for that much needed summer vacation to “get away from it all.” Unfortunately, some vacationers will find “it all” no longer there when they return home. The FBI warns that July and August are the worst months for home break-ins. According to the Insurance Information Institute, more than 2.15 million burglaries occur each year and more than 65 percent of them are residential break-ins. Before taking that well-deserved trip, AAA South Dakota advises travelers to prepare their homes against burglary.
“Summer vacation plans can quickly turn into a disaster for travelers who fail to execute a plan to protect their home while they are away,” warned Marilyn Buskohl, spokeswoman for AAA South Dakota. “AAA advises homeowners to safeguard all property while away from home, including not posting detailed status updates online in social media forums and making their homes as burglar-proof as possible.”
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) reminds irrigators to check their center pivots to ensure they are operating properly and are adjusted to spray only upon land authorized for irrigation by their water permit.
“It is important that irrigators do everything they can to avoid overspraying onto nearby roads or neighboring properties,” said DENR Secretary Steve Pirner. “Irrigation overspray can damage roadways, lead to unsafe driving conditions and impact neighbors.”
A water right holder is not allowed to waste water or operate an irrigation system in violation of state water law, which includes spraying water on land not covered by the water permit. Irrigation systems and especially end guns must be constantly monitored to make sure they are not applying water where it is not allowed. Irrigators who fail to prevent overspray can be subject to fines or required to appear before the Water Management Board for possible suspension of their right to irrigate.
South Dakota has nearly 5,300 active irrigation permits authorizing irrigation of up to 879,000 acres.
Virginia H. Craw 93, of Pierre died on Monday, July 13 at Avera Maryhouse Long Term Care in Pierre. Funeral services were held on Friday, July 17, at 10 a.m. at the Isburg Funeral Chapel in Pierre. Burial was at the Harrison Cemetery near Harrison South Dakota.
Virginia was born on August 2, 1921, in Winner, to George and Shirley (Osborne) Hosford. She grew up and attended school in Winner. After graduating high school she traveled and lived in many places. She married Alfred Craw on March 6, 1944 in Reno Nevada. They made their home in California before moving back to South Dakota in the early 80’s. Virginia worked as a librarian in different schools and loved to read.
She was a devoted member of the River City Baptist Church in Pierre.
The 47th annual Tripp County 4-H Rodeo will be held July 17 at the Tripp County Fairgrounds.
Over 175 contestants will be participating to earn a spot at the state 4-H rodeo to be held in Ft. Pierre in August.
The rodeo will start at 8 a.m. with the ambassador contest and the rodeo events will get underway at 10 a.m.
Junior girls will be competing in barrel racing, pole bending, breakaway roping and goat tying.
Junior boys will be competing in flag race, breakaway roping, goat tying, and cattle riding. The senior girls events will be barrel racing, pole bending, goat tying, breakaway roping, ribbon roping and dally team roping.
“The King is Coming” vacation bible school at the Orthodox Presbyterian Church, Winner, will be held July 20-24 for 9 a.m. to noon.
This is for kids who have completed pre-school to 6th grade.
For information call 842—1569.
Name: Wendy Mortenson
Birthplace: Yankton, SD
Family: Husband Marty & 3 children – Hunter, Ryder, & Piper.
Currently reside where: Winner
Occupation: Insurance Agent
Civic/religious/other boards on which you serve or groups/organizations you belong to: Rotary board member, Certified Insurance Counselor, Chamber of Commerce member.
The best thing about my job is: Fulfilling insurance needs for families.
My favorite childhood memory: Camping with family.
When growing up, I wanted to be: In sales or merchandising.
My most prized possession: Family
Favorite sports teams: Winner Warriors & Huskers.
Favorite current television show: HGTV
Favorite past television shows: Brothers & Sisters
Favorite movie: The Blind Side
Favorite actor: Robin Williams
Favorite actress: Sandra Bullock
Favorite musician/band: Keith Urban
Favorite book/author: Danielle Steel
Favorite publication (newspapers, magazines): People Magazine
Favorite holiday and why: Christmas. To be with family & making memories.
Favorite Bible verse: Psalm 23
Hobbies: Scrapbooking & camping.
Three things that can always be found in my refrigerator: Ketchup, pop, cheese.
My favorite snack: Popcorn
Pet peeve: Dishonesty
Three words that best describe me: Caring, honest, hardworking.
I’ve never been able to: Travel overseas.
I wish I could stop: Worldwide wars.
I’m better than most at: Analyzing myself.
The best times of my life: Family vacations & births of my 3 children.
My most embarrassing moments are: Forgetting someone’s name I should know.
I’d like to have a dollar for: Foul language I hear.
If I could go anywhere in the world, I’d go to: Hawaii
If I won the lottery: Buy a few nice things & save the rest for future needs of my family.
My definition of a great evening is: Sitting by a campfire & being with family.
A goal I have for the future: Spend more time with family & friends and be healthy.