Two Charged with Assaulting Man


Two men were charged with assault after allegedly jumping another man in Winner.

Sammuel Old Lodge, 19, and Brennan Tunnissen, 21, both of Winner, were charged with two counts of aggravated assault.

According to court documents, a Winner police officer was flagged down by two men, one of whom had a bloody face.

Enroute to the hospital, the man allegedly told the officer he was jumped by Old Lodge and Tunnissen outside a Fourth Street residence in Winner.

The man said Old Lodge placed him in a choke hold while Tunnissen punched him in the face until the man became unconscious, court documents state.

The alleged victim suffered a laceration and fractured bone near his left eye, as well as bruising and swelling on his head and face.

Old Lodge and Tunnissen were both charged with two counts of aggravated assault, a Class 3 felony, punishable upon conviction by up to 15 years in prison and a $30,000 fine. Old Lodge has since pleaded not guilty to the charges.

High School Rodeo Results

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The second weekend of the regional high school rodeo was held in Ft. Pierre June 9, 10 and 11.

All contestants who have accumulated three points advance to the state finals to be held in Belle Fourche.

In Ft Pierre, the all around cowboys was Blasius Steffen of Gregory and Myles Kenzy of Iona was the runner –up.
The team trophy was won by Kadoka High School.

Results of area cowboys and cowgirls on Saturday include:

Boys cutting—Wiley Heath, Colome, 1st, 70; Blasius Steffen, Gregory, 2nd, 69; Myles Kenzy, Iona, 5tha, 64 Trayer Schmidt, White River, 6th, 62
Goat tying—Lainee Schonebaum, Burke, 8th, :10.6
Reined cow horse—Kenzy, 1st, 145; Steffen, 2nd, 143; Heath, 4th, 138; Schmidt, 5th, 137; Dawson Phillips, Winner, 6th, 125
Saddle bronc—Kolton Salonen, Gregory, 3rd, 66
Team roping-Beau Dean and Wiley Heath, 1st, :14.08; Kenzy and Steffen, 5th, :25
Tie down—Steffen, 1st, :11.52
Results of the Sunday rodeo include:
Barrel racing—Savannah Krogman, White River, 8th, :17.345
Breakaway roping—Krogman, 1st, :2.930
Boys cutting—Kenzy, 1st, 72; Wiley Heath, 2nd, 70; Schmidt, 5th, 64
Reined cow horse—Steffen, 1st, 146; Kenzy, 2nd, 143; Heath, 4th, 140; Schmidt, 5th, 138; Phillips, 6th, 129
Saddle bronc—Salonen, 1st, 75
Team roping—Phillips and Kade Starr, 2nd, :11.55; Kenzy/Steffen, 5th, :29.610
Tie down—Kenzy, 3rd, :12.77; Heath, 4th, :13.5; Steffen 5th, :14.74

Sherman Among “Teachers of the Year”

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Greg Sherman, teacher at Colome High School, was recently featured in a Mitchell Daily Republic special section honoring 2017 Teachers of the Year.

Sherman, who recently retired, taught 7-12 social studies.

He has taught school in Colome for 43 years.

Sherman said the one thing that he has enjoyed the most about teaching is the daily interaction with students. “Students are fun to interact with as they provide a daily challenge to myself and to every educator. I can honestly say I’ve never had a boring day teaching as no two days of teaching are exactly alike. Teacher-student interaction keeps me young, driven and excited to teach.

Supt. Ryan Orrock said “Sherman is one of those teachers that every student wants to have. He brings the passion into his teaching and holds them accountable for their learning. The biggest thing is that he is consistent and genuinely cares. That goes a long way with students.”

Soles Working with 4-H Youth

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By Dan Bechtold, Editor

Lesley Soles is the new summer assistant at the Tripp County 4-H office.

Soles is no stranger to Tripp County 4-H as she is a hometown girl. Soles is the daughter of Shawn and Russ Soles of Winner and the college student graduated from Winner High School in 2015.

Soles attends South Dakota State University in Brookings where she is an ag education major.

She wanted to work this summer in her hometown. When her college advisor told her about the opening Soles applied and was hired.

She started work the end of May and will work until Aug, 15.

So far this summer, she has been doing a little bit of everything. There are a lot of workshops planned for the summer and Soles is either conducting the workshops or assisting the instructors.

So far she has helped with a grilling workshop where youths learned the basics of meat science and food safety and how they apply to grilling the perfect steak.

On June 8, Soles assisted with a cupcake decorating workshop. The summer assistant will conduct a workshop on growing crafts, making coasters and making bath mats out of old towels.

For 11 years, Soles was a member of the Clovervale 4-H Club and says this will help her when she is instructing youth. “I like working with kids and seeing how they progress,” she said.

Her experience in 4-H included showing animals and she is looking forward to helping with this year’s Mid Dakota Fair in Winner.

This summer, she is helping the local 4-H office staff get ready for the horse show and the fair.

While in high school, Soles was active in Future Farmers of America and is a member of the collegiate FFA. She is also a member of the Sigma Alpha sorority, a professional agriculture sorority.

Soles will graduate from college in May of 2019. After she graduates, she would like to be an ag teacher for a couple of years. “I want to show people the importance of agriculture and why it is so important in our community,” she said.

The variety of work will keep Soles busy this summer.

Graduation and Dean’s List



Tawny Barry of Carter has been named to the dean’s list at Eastern New Mexico University for the spring semester. Tawny Barry of Carter graduated from Eastern New Mexico University on May 13.

Area students have been named to the dean’s list at Chadron State College.  Named to the list are Jessica Olson of Ideal and Rylee Rutten of Colome.

Kirby Bertram of Winner graduated from the University of North Georgia.  She earned a master of science in health and physical education.

Accidental Shooting Reported in Tripp County


Tripp County authorities responded to a call of a shooting in the northwest part of the county on June 10.

Three prairie dog hunters from Iowa were hunting in a pasture. A 17 year old was accidently shot in the head and died from the injuries he sustained.

Responding to the accident were Tripp County Ambulance, Tripp County Sheriff’s office, South Dakota Game Fish and Parks and South Dakota DCI.

Golfers Place 7th at State

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Winner Area girls golf team placed seventh at the state Class A golf tournament in Hartford June 5-6.

On the first day, the Winner Area girls shot a 389 and the second day shot a 369.

Two golfers received medals. Ronae Klein placed 13th and Liz Jankauskas placed 17th.

Klein had a two-day total of 176 and Jankauskas shot a 179 over the two days.

Results of other Winner Area golfers include: Addy Root, 203; Cheyenne Dougherty, 206 and Sam Marts, 221.

Colome Wins 16U Tournament

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Colome Teeners won the 16U tournament Sunday afternoon in Winner as they defeated Onida 7-5 at Leahy Bowl.  Layton Thieman pitched the entire game.   Chase Dufek and Layton Thieman scored the first two runs for Colome. Colome scored four runs in the second inning.   Nash Atteberry had a triple in the game.
Colome played two games on Saturday.

The team opened with a 9-4 victory over Gregory at noon on Saturday. Jackson Kinzer was the winning pitcher.  Leading hitters were Chase Dufek with thee hits including two doubles and a single. Kinzer added 2 singles.
In the second game, Colome defeated Valentine, Neb., 10-4.   Calvin Ringing Shield was the winning pitcher with Jacob Beckers credited with the save.   Dufek had a double, Thieman a triple and a double and Ringing Shield a triple.