Howland Custom Application Inc. will be holding a grand opening and customer appreciation week Sept. 28-Oct. 2. The business, owned by Dennis and Donna Howland, has moved into its new building at 31712 Harvest Road.
There will be coffee and cookies each day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and a customer appreciation lunch on Friday, Oct. 2 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The business features a new fertilizer facility which consists of four bins which hold 700 tons of dry fertilizer and a state of the art blending facility to mix fertilizer. There will be daily tours of the new fertilizer facility. Howlands have hired Tommy Vaughn, an agronomist, who will be doing soil sampling and crop scouting. Howland Custom Application has been in business for 13 years. In 2011, they moved into their first building which is just west of the new structure.
Float winners have been named in the Colome High School homecoming parade on Friday.
K-4th grade divison—1. 4th grade; 2. 2nd grade and 3. 1st grade
5-8th division—1. 5th grade, 2. 6th grade, 3. 8th grade
9-12 division—1. Juniors, 2. Sophomores and 3. Freshmen
Non-student entries—1. First Fidelity Bank of Colome, 2. Class of 1965 and 3. Class of 1975.
The Winner High School junior class won the prize for the best use of theme during the WHS homecoming parade on Friday afternoon. The parade theme was Hunger Games.
The best decorated float went to the freshmen and FFA was named the most creative.
The float that was chosen as the most appropriate to homecoming was FCCLA.
The best business entry was the Winner Area Chamber of Commerce.
The best class reunion float went to the class of 1985.
Winner High School football team came with a big victory in a homecoming game Friday night at Warrior field. The WHS team defeated Valentine, Neb., 51-0. The game ended in the third quarter due to the mercy rule.
The light mist that fell during the pre-game fell away at the start of the game and a beautiful rainbow covered the field. It was a sign that this was going to be a great game before alumni and home fans that filled the stadium.
“We played well. We were crisp from the get go,” said Coach Dan Aaker whose Winner Warriors are 4-0 and rated No. 1 in the Class 11B poll. This was the 9th consecutive victory for the Warriors over Valentine.
Cameron Kuil was on fire in the first quarter as he scored three touchdowns on runs of 43, 97 and 22 yards.
Reed Harter scored four touchdowns for Colome as the Cowboys won their homecoming game 44-8 over Burke/South Central on Friday.
The Cowboys led 30-0 at the end of the first quarter. With the victory the Cowboys remain undefeated. The team will travel to Avon on Sept. 25.
Winner High School volleyball team fell to Lyman in three games on Sept. 15. The Lady Warriors lost the match 23-25, 18-25, 22-25.
“In warm ups before the match started, Skyler VanDenHul went down with a knee injury. So we had to adjust our rotation on the spot without going over it. That threw us off and we had a hard time recovering from losing Skyler,” said coach Jaime Keiser.
“We gave Lyman too many unearned points on serving errors and attack errors. I was proud of girls who stepped up and played different spots. I was also proud of the girls for adapting to new rotations while I kept changing things up to see what would work best,” said Keiser.
The next action for Winner will be Sept. 26 at Elk Point-Jefferson and Sept. 29 at Todd County.
Platte-Geddes defeated the Colome girls volleyball team Sept. 15. The scores were 8-25, 24-26 and 12-25.
As of Sept. 14, the Colome varsity has a 7-2 record. They continue lead the District 12 standings.
Winner High School varsity boys golf team placed fourth at the Winner Invitational on Sept. 15. The Warriors shot a 427. The team title went to Chamberlain with a 311. There were five teams in the tournament.
Leading the WHS golfers was Sam Hossle with a 93. He was followed by Duncan English, 100; Luke Engel, 106 and Matt Hartley, 128.
In the junior varsity meet, Jarod Amadon placed 9th with a 132 and Jayd Whitley placed 10th with a 141.
Winner High School cross country team competed in the Lyman Invitational on Saturday. The girls team took third place. Leading the Lady Warriors was Chloe Bartels who took 5th place followed by Jaclyn Laprath, 7th; Sam Schuyler, 8; Hayley Halverson, 10th and Aryn Meiners, 16th. In the varsity boys race, Colby Curtis took sixth place followed by Grant Winter, 22nd; Dawson Phillips, 28th and Wyatt Turnquist, 34th.
Winner High School girls placed second at the Big Dakota Conference cross country meet in Chamberlain on Thursday. The varsity girls were led by Sam Schuyler who placed 12th followed by Chloe Bartels, 13th; Jaclyn Laprath, 19th and Aryn Meiners, 39th
The next action for the cross country team will be Sept. 26 at Platte, Sept. 29 at Todd County and Oct. 1 at Burke/South Central.
Ardith Mae Roubideaux long Crow was born at home delivered by her grandmother Frances on September 10, 1949 to parents Charles and Virginia Roubideaux. She was one of thirteen children. Back in the day, tents were the Lakota family’s homes, so Ardith always told a story of being born in a tent by the railroad tracks in 1949 or 1950. She grew up unsure by what year, so she always went by 1949 as her year of birth.
Ardith grew up and lived in Winner all her life. In her younger years she had three children: Anthony, Jennifer, and Sherry. On July 19, 1979 she married Orson R. Long Crow and to this union four daughters were born: Carol, LeAnn, Victoria, and Lori. While Orson was a Winner City Police officer, Ardith worked at the Winner Nursing Home for several years. She also attended Sinte Gleska University and DWU studying nursing. Ardith eventually chose to be a homemaker caring for her children, then her grandchildren.
Ardith took great pride in her family, her children, especially her grandchildren. She devoted her life to her family and followed all the activities and football games her grandchildren participated in. Ardith was a very important part of all her grandchildren’s lives, and was happy when her family was all together. She enjoyed playing bingo, her puzzle books, and visiting with her sisters, and loved being called Grandma by all the children in her life. She had nicknames for all of them.
Ardith had an effect on many people in her life, to her beautiful smile, her unique voice, to her love she had for life.