Winner Boys Back in Action

Winner boys basketball team got back on the winning track with a 58-33 victory over Valentine, Neb., on Jan. 9 in Winner.

Joren Bruun led the scoring for Winner with 18 points followed by Brandon Volmer with 15, Brady Fritz, 9 and Shea Connot, 6.

Jorgensen pulled down 6 rebounds, Volmer and Fritz, 5 each.  Bruun and Connot each had 5 assists.  Fritz had 5 steals and Volmer, 3.

Winner boys basketball team was defeated by Bon Homme 69-52 in a makeup game Jan. 11.

Four players were in double figures. Shea Connot led the scoring with 14 points, Brandon Volmer, 13; Brady Fritz, 13 and Joren Bruun, 10.

Fritz and Connot both pulled down 5 rebounds.   Bruun had 5 assists and Fritz, 3.

Winner boys basketball team was defeated by Windom, Minn., 76-48 in the Garretson Border Clash on Saturday.

Brady Fritz led the scoring for Winner with 17 points, followed by Brandon Volmer, 10; Shea Connot, 9 and Joren Bruun, 6.

Bruun and Fritz each had 7 rebounds and Tyson Westendorf, 6.

Winner will travel to Pine Ridge on Jan. 18 and travel to Mission on Jan. 23.

Daniel A. Shutt, 57

Daniel Arthur Shutt was born on May 14, 1960 in Yankton, SD to Arthur and Frances (Klimisch). He grew up on a farm near Utica, SD and went to Kietzman Country School from first through fourth grade. He then completed the rest of his education in Yankton and graduated in 1978 from Yankton High School. He loved to work on cars. He would buy cars and fix them up. He had some pretty sweet rides over the years. Dan could tinker on cars forever and never tire of it. He helped his dad with farming growing up and one of his first jobs was farming for a neighbor. He moved out to Arizona for something different and worked construction. He also lived in Las Vegas, NV and Albany (Latham), NY before finally returning home to Yankton to help his family with farming, drive cement truck, and finally settling on Kolberg Pioneer, Inc. He loved what he did and he worked hard at whatever he did.

Dan is survived by his significant other, Twila Stibral of Yankton,SD and her children, Jennifer (Ryan) Aldren of Whitewood, S.D. and Christopher Stibral of Yankton, SD; son, Heath of New York; stepsons, Erik Vernieu and Tyler Vernieu, both of New York; mother, Frances Shutt of Yankton, SD; sister, Nancy Shutt of Yankton, SD; brother, Mike Shutt of Yankton, SD and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Dan was preceded in death by his grandparents, Alvin and Florence Shutt and Bernard and Marcella Klimisch; son, Cody in 2009 and father, Art in 2011.

Doris M. Harter, 84

Doris Mae Recker was born on Dec. 29, 1933 at home in Miranda, SD to Henry and Elmina (Moul) Recker. She graduated from Faulkton High School in 1953 and attended business college in Rapid City, SD. Doris worked at the Faulk County Courthouse in the Auditors office following graduation. All though a majority of her life was spent as a homemaker she was employed outside of the home as her children grew, working in the dietary department of McKennan Hospital, the fabric department of Wal-Mart in Peru, Il, Hardees on East 10th Street in Sioux Falls and as a teacher’s aide at Cleveland Elementary School.

On March 29, 1959 she married George Harter in Faulkton, SD. They lived in Aberdeen, SD their first year of marriage. In 1960, they moved to Sioux Falls. They remained residents of Sioux Falls except for one year, in the late 1960’s when they lived in Faulkton, SD and in the early 90’s when they moved to Peru, Ill. for five and a half years. While living in Peru, Doris attended Illinois Valley Community College and worked at Walmart. They spent several winters in Chandler and Apache Junction, Arizona.

Doris was known for her homemade caramel rolls and loved making and sharing Christmas candy every year. She also was a fabulous seamstress and baked and decorated gorgeous cakes. Doris also enjoyed listening to music, coffee time with friends and dancing with George.

Doris will be deeply missed by her husband three children; Bob (Lynn) Harter, Beth (Mark) Honerman and Cindy (Cary) Crawford; two grandchildren, Seth (Sarah) Honerman and Jason Honerman; and one great-grandchild, Robyn Honerman.

Doris was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Elmina Recker; two brothers, Robert (Emy) Recker, and Harold Recker.

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Alvin Eagle Star, 35

Alvin Paul Eagle Star was born to Peggy Eagle Star and Alvin Willard in Wagner, South Dakota on Dec. 11, 1982. He then lived in Gregory South Dakota until his Grandmother Tina Eagle Star passed away.

After that he moved to Sioux Falls where he went to school and met many friends. In 2000 Alvin went to the Marty Indian School where he graduated.

Alvin has two boys of his own, Dominick Eagle Star and Dexter Eagle Star.

Alvin is survived by his brothers; Michael John Patterson, Jaron Joseph Patterson and William Raymond Eagle Star. Alvin is also survived by his sister Amber Rose Eagle Star, Uncles; Ron and Don Eagle Star and many more aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

David Smith, 77

David was born in Colby, KS at his grandmother’s home on March 3, 1940 to Alice and Edward Smith. They moved to the Colome area in 1952. Shortly after moving to South Dakota, David’s parents divorced. After his parent’s divorce David and his brothers moved frequently and lived in various places. Due to these frequent moves David missed a lot of school, but graduated from Witten High School in 1960.

During high school and after graduation David worked for Clarence Smith at the Witten bar. He also worked various commercial plumbing construction jobs with his brother Bill. He later worked at the Texaco station for Merle King for five years. He also owned Dave’s Mobil for two years.

David married Elaine Week on New Year’s Eve 1965. They owned and operated the Sears Catalog store for almost 25 years. David did all the appliance repairs for the store and could fix practically anything. Also during this time, they owned Dave’s Boot Repair where they did boot and leather repair. When the Sears store closed, he took a job at the Winner Jail as a corrections officer.

David enjoyed visiting with people and telling stories. He spent a lot of time watching his pet duck and chickens. Dave’s dogs were very important to him. Most of his free time was devoted to his dogs. He also spent time working on home and car projects with his family.

He is survived by his wife Elaine, daughters Susan Boerner (Kenneth) and Kristine Smith. His grandsons Luke and Iver Boerner, his brothers Bill (Evelyn) of Aurora, CO, Jim (Pat) of Hemet, CA, John (Sheila) of Rapid City, SD, and Keith (Carol) of Mitchell, SD. Sister in law Amy Russell of Evansville, WY, and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father Edward Smith, his mother Alice Connelly, Step father John Connelly, in-laws Ellece and Iver Week, sister in law Iva Week, and brother in law Charles Russell.
A family service will be held at a later date.

Gerhardt Bartling, 93

Gerhardt R. Bartling was born July 21, 1924 to Henry and Elizabeth (Klein) Bartling and died Jan. 6, 2018 at his home in rural Herrick, South Dakota.

Gerhardt grew up on the family farm with his seven brothers and two sisters. He was baptized, confirmed and was a life long member of the Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church in Burke. He graduated from Burke High School and enjoyed playing baseball with local teams. He then joined the service, and it was during that time he met Joan Inglett and they were joined in marriage in 1951.

After their marriage they lived on a ranch outside of Lucas, where they began raising registered Herefords. They later moved to an acreage outside of Burke and settled there to raise their family. Gerhardt enjoyed fishing, playing cards, caring for his livestock and visiting with friends and family. He loved to watch baseball and cheer on the Minnesota Twins. He was an active member of the American Legion, Hereford Association, Livestock Improvement Association and always available to help out his neighbors. He ran the Gregory County Spray Service for several years, spraying livestock and trees. He was a man that understood nature and the effects on mankind. He was thankful for the blessings of a good harvest, but respected the wrath as well. Gerhardt was known for his friendly smile, hard work ethic and his kindness.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Joan, his infant son, Morris Dean Bartling, and a grandson, Grant Simunek.

Gerhardt is survived by his seven children: Jay Bartling of Herrick, SD; Jan and Mike Simunek of Hot Springs, SD; Sherri Raschke of Herrick, SD; Bart and Julie Bartling of Gregory, SD; Laurie and Doug Wernke of Lennox, SD; Matt Bartling of Herrick, SD; and Krista and Dean Holliday of Orchard, NE; seventeen grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren. Also surviving are: brother, Alvin Bartling of Burke, SD; sister-in-law, Fern (Lloyd) Bartling of Gregory, SD; sister-in-law, Norma (Gene) Inglett of Burke, SD; brother-in-law, Gale and Jan Inglett of Roseville, CA; sister-in-law, Cheryl (Neal) Inglett of Reseda, CA; sister-in-law, Velma and Neal Burkinshaw of Newport, NE and sister-in-law, Lila and David Howe of Corte Madera, CA.

Youth Take Part in Coyote Hunt

Several youths took part in a Tripp County 4-H youth coyote hunt on Saturday.

The youths who took part in the hunt were Luke Hennebold, Justin Hausmann, Ryan Sell, Nathan Taylor, Clay Sell, Hunter Osborn, Elle Harris, Katie Welker, Selah Harris, Sully Shippy, Rowdy Moore, Tane Pravecek, Zoe Harris, Jack Ducheneaux.
The adult volunteers who helped were Tom Sell, Luke Kartak, Brandon Hauf, Jeff Gregg, Kelly O’Bryan, Dewayne Welker, Ryan Orel.

Conservation officers Travis March and Diana Landegent presented a safety lesson on Friday night. Jeff Gregg presented information on coyote hunting.

Pheasants Forever supplied each participant with a call and sponsored an electronic call door prize.

Tripp County 4-H Shooting Sports gave the winning team (Jack Ducheneaux and Katie Welker) each a $25 gift card to Jeff’s Gun Vault.

SDSU Dean’s List

Area students have been named to the fall semester dean’s list at South Dakota State University.

Named to the list are; Kamber Hossle and Eleanor Moleterno, both of Hamill; Nathan Farley, Nathan Galbraith, Hayley Halverson, Kylie Horstman, Krockett Krolikowski, Katie Mathis, Trace Meyer, Rebecca Moorhead, Coleton Schuyler, Madison Smither, all of Winner.

Halverson, Mathis, Meyer, Moorhead all had a 4.0 grade point average.

Lady Warriors Sweep the Week

Winner Lady Warriors picked up a win on the road as they defeated Chamberlain 55-24 on Jan. 2.

Morgan Hammerbeck led the scoring for Winner with 22 points followed by Gabby Kocer with 14.  Abby Marts pulled down 6 rebounds.

Winner girls basketball team won an exciting game over Todd County 65-56 Thursday in Winner.

Morgan Hammerbeck led Winner with 23 points and Gabby Kocer added 18 points.  Madison Thieman picked up 6 rebounds and Hammerbeck added 5.

Winner girls basketball team defeated Gregory 77-39 on Saturday.

Gabby Kocer led the Lady Warriors with 24 points followed by Maggie LaCompte with12 and Madyson Frazier, 10.  LaCompte and Madison Thieman each had 5 assists. Kocer had 5 steals.  Kelsey Sachtjen pulled down 6 of Winner’s 31 rebounds.