Colome Improves to 2-0

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Colome football team crusied to a 56-6 victory over Tripp Delmont Armour/Andes Central/Dakota Christian Friday night in Colome.

The game was delayed for an hour and a half due to lightning, however the two teams were able to get in the game.

The game ended in the third quarter due to a mercy rule.

Scoring for Colome were Jackson Kinzer on a 36 yard run, Layton Thieman threw a 50 yard pass to Kinzer, Beau Bertram caught a 46 yard pass from Thieman, Wyatt Cahoy scored on a 1 yard run, Chase Dufek on a 69 yard run and Linkyn Petersek scored two touchdowns on runs of 17 and 15 year.

Calvin Ringing Shield scored on a defensive touchdown.

Two point conversions were made by Dufek, Thieman and Nathaniel Hansen.

The Cowboys had a total of 381 yards of offense. Thieman had 96 yards passing.

Dufek ran for 104 yards and Kinzer, 96 yards and Petersek, 32 yards.

Leaders on defense were Bertram, 3 tackles and a sack, Nash Atteberry 3 tackles and a sack.

“We came out and executed well,” said coach Ben Connot.

The next action for Colome will be Sept. 1 when they host Burke/South Central.

High School, Middle School Girls to Play in Fall Softball


For the first time Winner middle school and high school girls will take part in South Dakota fall softball.
Both teams played their first games this past Sunday, Aug. 27, in Sioux Falls.
There are 12 girls on the high school team including Ronae Klein, Mary Calhoon, Alani Old Lodge, Jaynee Gregg, Keyleigh Stands, Joslyn Felix, Riley McClanahan, Alex Bohnet, Delanie Nelson, Hailey Hollenbeck, Kenndal Tunrqusit, Emmy Kaiser and Elisabeth Duffy.  Marty Zeigler is the coach of the high school team with Shawna Kaiser as the assistant coach.
The Winner girls will play in the junior varsity division and play games each Sunday for six weeks. In addition to Sioux Falls, the high school team will play in Dakota Valley, Vermillion, Pierre and Yankton.
At the end of the season there will be a state tournament in Sioux Falls.
The girls have had eight practices and Zeigler says he feels confident going into Sunday’s game.

The Winner/Colome middle school team is coached by Karla Brozik and Bryan Hespe.  The girls playing on the middle school team are Marissa Meiners, Melanie Brozik, Aleya Miller, Josey Kludt, Karlee Brozik, Faith Covey, Rylee Root, Shayne Day, Hattie Hespe, Kelbi Meiners and Libbie Petersek.  The middle team is sponsored by The Insurance Center and the Animal Clinic.
The first game for the middle school was on Aug. 27 in Sioux Falls.
The middle school teams will play double headers at Dunham Park in Sioux Falls. Other Sunday dates for games will be Sept. 10, Sept. 17 and Sept. 24. The double elimination tournament will be Oct. 1 and finish on Oct.8.
All middle school games will be played at Dunham Park in Sioux Falls.

Vola Alvera Eubanks, 98

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Vola Alvera Eubanks was born on March 12, 1919, in Jordan, SD in Tripp County to Nelson and Anna (Hauf) Rash. She went to a rural country school through the eighth grade.

Vola met Francis Worden and they married at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Jamison, NE on July 13, 1943. To this union three children were born and they raised them on the farm near Colome, SD. In July 1963 Vola moved to Hot Springs, SD where she worked as a baker for the Hot Springs school system. Francis joined the Lord in 1975.

Vola met and married Roger Eubanks on September 27, 1976 and continued to live in Hot Springs until 1981. They moved to Colome in May 1981 so Vola could be close to family, friends, and grandkids. Roger passed in 2010.

Vola moved to the Elder Inn in Winner, SD in December 2005. Vola always had a smile for everyone. She spoke high praises of the Elder Inn staff and the great care she received. Vola enjoyed playing cards and seeing her grandchildren. She demonstrate a strong faith in God and lived the philosophy that love binds people together.

Vola departed this life on August 8, 2017 at the Avera Rosebud Country Care Center in Gregory at the age of 98.

Vola is survived by her two daughters, Jackie (Dean) Musilek of Colome, SD, and Judy Hinek (Neil Hallsted) of Buffalo Gap, SD; one son Dick (Barbara) Worden of Wilmington, NC; five grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, and five great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents Nelson and Anna Rash; husbands Francis Worden and Roger Eubanks; five sisters, Audra Besmer, Ora Sanger, Dorothea Conley, Velma Kenny, and Ada Rezac; two brothers, Lyle and Walter Rash; and one grandson Michael Hinek.

West Nile in South Dakota: Expect Cases into the Early Fall


As a mosquito-transmitted virus, West Nile Virus is usually thought of as a summertime problem. However, data shows that a significant number of human cases occur after August 31.

“This fall, South Dakotans should not relax their protection efforts,” said Russ Daly, Professor, SDSU Extension Veterinarian, State Public Health Veterinarian. “While it’s true that in South Dakota, most West Nile Virus cases occur during August, in most years, new human infections are detected well into September,” Daly said.

Daly quotes a retrospective of South Dakota West Nile Virus epidemiology which revealed 17 percent of cases from 2001-2011 occurred after August 31. In recent years, cases have even been observed in October.

“West Nile Virus is a fact of life during South Dakota summers. However, realizing the threat also persists into the early fall will mean people can take steps to prevent these later infections,” Daly said.

Human cases of West Nile Virus have been detected in all 66 counties in South Dakota, over all age groups and ethnicities.

Seasonal Pattern
The seasonal pattern of West Nile Virus infection in South Dakota reflects the presence and activity of its carrier, the Culex tarsalis mosquito species.

This mosquito species, Daly explained, is prevalent throughout South Dakota, preferring to feed on birds and people.

“As the summer progresses, their feeding preference shifts more towards people, making late-summer barbecues and football games a prime focus for them,” Daly said.

Most people exposed to West Nile Virus show no signs of illness, as evidenced by serologic studies that find people have developed antibody responses in the absence of sickness.

However, one in five people infected develop West Nile Fever, and one in 100 go on to a more severe neuroinvasive disease – of those cases 10 percent are fatal.

Symptoms of illness occur two to 15 days after a bite from an infected mosquito.

“This makes it possible for people to develop symptoms even after mosquito activity has stopped in the fall,” Daly said.

West Nile Fever is characterized by fever, body aches, headache, rashes and swollen glands – symptoms that could be caused by a number of illnesses.

People with those symptoms should see their healthcare provider.

While there are no specific cures for West Nile Virus infections, supportive care may be necessary in some cases.

More importantly, people should still be vigilant against mosquitoes right up until the first killing frost.

Perhaps the best line of prevention is to use insect repellents when it’s necessary to be out at night, in addition to wearing long pants and long sleeved-shirts.

While many communities have mosquito-spraying programs in place through the summer and early fall, property owners can do their part to reduce mosquito habitat by getting rid of sources of standing water.



The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) is reminding campers that the end of the summer doesn’t mean the end of camping at South Dakota state parks.

“The changing seasons provide another memorable opportunity to visit and use our state parks,” said state park director Katie Ceroll. “While beach traffic may be slowed down, fall colors and crisp weather make hiking opportunities exceptional. Cabins and lodges make great fall accommodations.”

Campsite reservations for the South Dakota state parks are taken throughout the year and can be made as late as the day of arrival. Cabin and Lodge reservations must be made at least two days before arrival. Any sites not reserved are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Additionally, campsites and cabins at Custer State Park can be reserved up to one year in advance. At all other parks, reservations for campsites and cabins can be made as much as 90 days prior to arrival.

Group campsites located at Custer State Park and Lewis and Clark Recreation Area can also be booked one year in advance. Group lodges that can be reserved one year ahead of time include:

Winner Schools Open on Aug. 24

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Teachers are busy getting classrooms ready to greet students on the first day of school on Aug. 24 in the Winner School District.

There will be a full day of school with breakfast and lunch served.  Classes will start at 8 a.m. and end at 3:30 p.m.

There will be school in Winner Friday, Aug. 25.

New staff starts off with a new superintendent as Keven Morehart begins his first year in the Winner district.  Previously, he was superintendent in Philip for 12 years.  “It is the best time of year when all the kids get to come back,” said Morehart.

The new superintendent is excited to start his first year in Winner. “I am really excited to experience this school district which is 2.5 times bigger than where I was before. I want to get to meet the kids and experience a staff that is twice as many as I had in Philip,” he said.

In addition to Morehart, new staff include: Lindsay Zeigler, special education aide; Kody Assman, pre-K educational aide; Bailey Harter, pre-K educational aide; Reagan Nielsen, special education teacher; Melanie Morehart, 2nd grade; Laura Cernetisch, speech language pathologist assistant.

There will be a couple of teacher changes. Kirstin Livermont will move to the high school where she will teach pre-algebra, Algebra I and personal finance. She had been the fifth grade teacher.

Mary Hosford will teach fifth grade.

There were a lot of improvement to the school facilities over the summer. New carpet was added to a part of the elementary school, new LED lighting was installed in the Armory and elementary school, new surface was placed on the track at the football field.

A new sign that says “Warrior Field” has been painted on the back of the football stadium.

Monday, work started on a new heating and air conditioning in the Winner Armory. Previously, the Armory did not have air conditioning and it will now be air conditioned.

Morehart looks for an enrollment of about 700 students. The official student count will not be submitted to the state until the end of September.

The Winner’s Club Out of School Time program will begin on Aug. 24. For enrollment forms, persons can go to the web site at

Littau Elected Angus Delegate


LeRoy B. Littau, Carter, South Dakota, has been elected as a delegate to the 134rd Annual American Angus Association® convention of Delegates, Nov. 6 at the Fort Worth Convention Center in Fort Worth, Texas, reports Allen Moczygemba, CEO of the American Angus Association.

Littau, a member of the American Angus Association with headquarters in Saint Joseph, Mo., is one of 331 Angus breeders who have been elected by fellow members in their state to serve as a representative at the annual meeting. Representing 44 states and the District of Columbia, the delegates will participate in the business meeting and elect new officers and five directors to the American Angus Association board.

The annual meeting will take place in conjunction with the 2017 Angus Convention, Nov. 4-6, in Fort Worth, Texas. The event is open to anyone in the cattle business and will feature high-profile keynote speakers; educational sessions, including thought leaders from every industry sector; the International Genomics Symposium, sponsored by Neogen GeneSeek operations; Angus University, sponsored by Merck Animal Health; entertainment; evening galas; prize giveaways; and an expansive trade show. Visit to learn more or to register.

The American Angus Association is the nation’s largest beef breed organization, serving nearly 25,000 members across the United States, Canada and several other countries. For more information about Angus cattle and the 2016 convention, visit

Playhouse Plans Fall Production

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The Winner Community Playhouse is planning a fall production.

The major cast members have been chosen for “The Savannah Sipping Society.”

The cast chosen so far are Brandy Biggins, Tami Comp, Barb DeSersa and Sandra York.

In the future there will be auditions for other minor roles in the play.

The production will be presented Oct. 6, 7 and Oct. 12, 13 and 14.

Sandra York is the director with Dan Patmore as the technical director.

Cheer Team Preparing for Season Opener

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Girls are working hard to get their routines down as they prepare for the first competitive cheer competition on Aug. 26 in Gregory.

This is the first year for a coop in cheer with Colome. This year there are two girls from Colome on the team—Kaylee Bolton and Kasie Leighton.

There are 23 girls on the team.

The returning letterwinners are: Macie Ferwerda, Sadie Woods, Shelby Scott, Jeslyn Felix, Emma Jorgensen, Jenna Hammerbeck, Katherine Jankauskas, Katy Lantz, Tedra Vrbka, Maddy Hanson, Macy Olson, Sophia Lewis, Hannah Hanson, Bayli Beehler and Brennan Bachmann.

Other members of the team are: Kendyl Bachmann, Alex Bohnet, Melanie Brozik, Elisabeth Duffy, Joselyn Kludt, Sutton Schweigert.

Doing the music and video will be Kara Ewing and Kiersen Durrin.

The cheer team lost nine seniors from last year’s squad.

However, the team has gained several tumblers which coach Val Ewing says will help the team in scoring points.

The Lady Warriors have picked up three seventh graders.

“We are a young team but we have some seniors who have experience. We will relay heavily on our seniors and juniors to help get the younger girls ready,” said Ewing.

The first meet for the girls will be Aug. 26 in Gregory. Winner’s home meet is set for Saturday, Sept. 9.

Ewing says the girls have been working hard in practice. “Safety is a key for us and we want to keep focusing on nailing our stunts but doing it safely,” she said.

Ewing said the team has reworked some groups and maybe this year a girl has a new partner or there may be a new flyer.

The cheer/dance schedule includes:
Aug. 26—at Gregory
Sept. 9—Winner Invitational
Sept. 25—at Northwestern
Sept. 30—at Dakota Valley
Oct.9—at Faulkton
Oct. 14—at Platte/Geddes
Oct. 20—State meet at Rapid City Stevens