Former Winner Man Dies in Shooting


A former Winner man was among people who died in a murder –suicide in Maryland.

Dan Murphy, who grew up in Winner, was visiting friends in Brookville, Md.

The suspect in the case Christopher K. Snyder had held his wife hostage. She escaped to a neighboring home. This is the home where Murphy was visiting. The husband of the woman who was held hostage burst into the home and started shooting.

Authorities say Snyder shot and killed three people at the neighboring home.

Murphy was a middle school English teacher a Brandon Valley Middle School from 1969 to 2004.

Murphy was born in Winner and graduated from Winner High School in 1965. He then went on to South Dakota State University in Brookings.

During his spare time and in the summer Murphy worked as a contractor building and remodeling many homes in the Brandon area.

“It Takes a Hero”

By Karlee Brozik

“It takes a hero to be one of those men who goes into battle,” said Norman Schwarzkopf. I think veterans are American’s heroes because they are brave enough to risk their lives for the freedom of our country. Some people think of veterans and just think of the people who are armed, but there is many more than just those strong men and women, the others may not be fighting the enemy but instead fighting to keep a solider alive. There are so many heroes in the U.S. military that all need to be recognized.

Everyday soldiers are deployed and sent to battle away from their families. It takes someone that is strong, brave, and someone who has faith, and even more courage. Leaving your family and know you are risking your life is dreadful. But knowing that you are freeing America and other countries, well that is a feeling you can never recreate. These people who keep risking their lives battle after battle are our heroes, America’s heroes!

There are many kind of soldiers in the military, each play an important role in every battle. Doctor, dentist, cooks and even truck drivers are our heroes. Each and all of them are people that children look up to because they have lots of courage and fight for what’s right. This is an important aspect to have when you are a hero of a country.

Know you know why I think people who have served in the military are America’s heroes and should be recognized, fight or not they do a lot for our country. I hope you devote some time to learning some more about veterans. They are heroes we need to respect and honor them for what they do.

VFW Auxiliary Hosts Rock Hunt

The Winner VFW Auxiliary recently held a patriotic rock hunt at the Tripp County Historical Society grounds.

The high winds did not stop youngsters from hunting for a patriotic rock, having lunch and touring the military equipment on site near the Tripp County military museum.

Retired brigadier general Bob Benson, the Tripp County Ambulance Cadets, several historical society board members assisted the auxiliary in hosting the event.

The auxiliary expresses its gratitude to all who helped make this fun afternoon a reality.

Tripp County 4H Shooting Sports: Match 2 Results

Match 2 is the second of two matches the shooters can qualify for state match. The matches are shot at Tripp County 4H Center and Rosebud Arrow, Rod & Gun Club. South Dakota Shooting Sports State Match is April 27th, 28th and 29th at the Expo Center in Ft. Pierre. There are nearly 3000 competitors at State.

Archery: Scores based on possible 150 points, decimal is number of bull’s-eyes out of 30 shots. Compound Bow With Sights and Release: Spencer Calhoon 145.17, Jared Amidon 141.10, Joshua Musilek 139.08,Aiden Schroeder 134.04, Ryan Sell 132.07, Hunter Osborn 127.07, Bailey Fairbanks 126.05, Cam Irick 123.01, Miranda Fisher 121.04, Browdy Kocer 121.03, Kierra Bainter 119.05, Melanie Brozik 119.03, Deborah Harris 118.05, Evan Bartels 118.03, Carter Craven 116.05, Jordyn Harter 115.03, Selah Harris 115.03, Luke Hennebold 113.07, Trista Kierstead 112.02, Oren Sargent 112.01, Daisy McIntyre 112.01, Rylee Schroeder 111.05, Alex Larson 111.03, Jesse Larson 110.02, Ashton Klein 110.00.

Compound Bow with Sights and No Release: Austin Wheadon 88.04, Khiarra Evans 86.02. Compound Bow without Sights: Jaelynn Assman 91.02, Peydin Pederson 86.01, Jadelynn McCall 79.00, Joey Anderson 77.03, Devon Senter 77.00, Klayton Heath 74.00. Compound Open Class: Wade McClanahan 150.30, George Clark 150.22, Parker Baker 135.09. Recurve with Sights: Ellenor Harris 87.02.

Recurve Without Sights: Noah Manke 83.02.

Guns: Possible score 300. Prescision 22 Rifle : Parker Baker 240.00, Jared Amidon 232.00, Spencer Calhoon 195.00. Air Rifle: Parker Baker 211.07, Ryan Sell 203.01, Miranda Fisher 191.00, Jack Anderson 182.02, Selah Harris 168.00, Aiden Schroeder 133.00. Air Pistol: Derek Fenenga 146.01, Parker Baker 146.00, Alina Weiler 142.00, Ainsley Henderson 131.00, Ellison Kaiser 114.00, Rylee Schroeder 113.00 Selah Harris 111.00, Rusty Schroeder 100.00.

BB gun: Zoe Harris 355.07, Miranda Fisher 342.07, Cadence Senter 332.03, Hunter Shippy 325.02, Payton Sargent 324.04, Rylee Schroeder 321.04, SierraAnn McCall 319.03, Rowdy Moore 317.02, Landon Calhoon 316.02, Nathan Taylor 304.03, Mason Beehler 304.02, Roper Moore 295.04, Deborah Harris 295.02, Brody Calhoon 288.01, Noah Manke 287.02, Rusty Schroeder 276.01, Brianna Gilchrist 274.01, Carter Craven 272.00, Joey Anderson 264.01, Jadyn Ishmael 259.02, Evan Littau 256.04, Gracie Rohde 256.02, Jude Gregg 250.00 . CMP 22 Rifle: George Clark 285.05, Parker Baker 281.08, Spencer Calhoon 277.08, Katie Welker 254.05, Megan Brozik 248.01, Ellenor 235.00.

Colome CTE classes

The Family and Consumer Science department at the Colome Consolidated School offers the following CTE courses: JH FACS, FACS I, sewing, parenting, personal finances, and career exploration.

Most of these classes are taught using project based learning. In the sewing class, the students each completed a full sized block quilt as their main project. The students select appropriate fabric that coincides with their budget.

Many topics are covered in the career exploration class. The highlight of the semester was for each student to research careers of interest and then find relevant details such as: responsibilities, South Dakota schools they could attend to get a degree in their career, what degree they could earn, years to attend the school, cost of the school including room and board, possible salaries in South Dakota, risks of the job, and other interesting facts that are unique to that career. They also needed to find the outlook for that career as to whether it was a growing profession or not. Along with that, they also research careers related to their field. They brainstormed what classes they should take in high school to help them in college. They also presented a career of their choice to the class as a PowerPoint. Students then find a person to job shadow from the surrounding area to job shadow for the day. During the job shadow day, they interview the person about their career. The students picked various careers including a welder, veterinarians, an agronomist, mechanics, a carpenter, an accountant, a physical therapist, a truck driver, cosmetologists, teachers, a screen printer, a farrier, and a counselor. Following the job shadow day, the students completed both oral and written reports to the rest of the class to share their experience and knowledge gained.

College Graduates from the Area


Lindsay Faubion of Winner graduated from Western Dakota Tech on May 12.  She graduated in the dental assisting program and graduated Magna Cum Laude.

Jordyn Heinle of Hamill was among the nearly 3,200 graduates who received degrees from the University of Nebraska—Lincoln during commencement May 4 and May 5. Heinle earned a bachelor of arts in hospitality, restaurant and tourism management with high distinction from the College of Education and Human Sciences.

Club Team Remains Undefeated Heading into Super Regional

Winner/Colome club baseball team remains undefeated with a 10-6 victory over St. Thomas More on May 7.


The Winner/Colome club baseball team defeated Gregory 11-7 May 9 in Gregory.

With the victory, the Royals remain undefeated with a 9-0 record.


Winner/Colome club baseball team locked up the top seed in Region 4B with a 16-9

victory over Platte-Geddes on Friday at Leahy Bowl in Winner. The Royals also end

the regular season undefeated with a 10-0 record.


Coach Drew Weber said this was a big win as it secured the No. 1 seed in the region and the

right to host the super regional “if we are capable of beating Chamberlain on May 15.”

Winner Boys Win SESD Conference Meet

The Winner boys track team won the South East South Dakota Conference track meet in Wagner on May 8. The Winner boys scored 102 points.

The Winner girls placed third with 79 points.

Results of the Winner boys include:

200—Riley Calhoon, 4th, :23.9; Nolan Sachtjen, 6th, :24.3

Shot put—Levi McClanahan, 3rd,44-06.75; Preston Norrid, 5th, 37-00; Colton Schroeder, 6th, 36-10

4×200 relay—4th, 1:41.05, Nolan Sachtjen, Joren Bruun, Casey Stickland and Landon Thieman

Triple jump—Brady Fritz, 2nd,43-08; Joren Bruun, 3rd, 40-04.5; Riley Calhoon, 4th, 40-04.5

100—Fritz, 1st, :11.19; Sachtjen, 6th, :11.82

4×100 relay—1st, :44.51, Riley Calhoon, Nolan Sachtjen, Joren Bruun and Brady Fritz

3200 run—Kade Watson, 1st, 10:51

Long jump—Fritz, 2nd, 21-03.5; Bruun, 5th, 19-04.25; Riley Calhoon, 6th, 19-02.5

Discus—Preston Norrid, 1st, 124-10; Levi McClanahan, 2nd, 120-10

Results of the Winner girls include:

4×800 relay—4th, 10:37.69, Saige Schuyler, Alexis Richey, Meagan Blare and Sidda Schuyler

4×200—2nd, 1:54.92, Tedra Vrbka, Katherine Jankauskas, Kelsey Sachtjen and Morgan Hammerbeck

400—Sachtjen, 5th, 1:05.05; Alexis Richey, 6th, 1:05.64

800—Saige Schuyler, 4th, 2:35.97

4×400 relay—3rd, 4:24, Alexis Richey, Kelsey Sachtjen, Ellie Brozik and Saige Schuyler

Triple jump—Meagan Blare, 4th, 31-01.5; Morgan Hammerbeck, 6th, 30-00.5

4×100 relay—2nd, :55.43, Vrbka, Jankauskas, Madison Thieman and Skyler Hansen

Medley relay—3rd, 4:55.55, Hammerbeck, Sachtjen, Blare and Aryn Meiners

3200—Sidda Schuyler, 1st, 12:06.98; Meiners, 6th,14:10.57

Long jump—Hammerbeck, 6th, 14-10.75

100 hurdles—Vrbka, 6th, :17.85

1600—Sidda Schuyler, 3rd, 5:26.85

300 hurdles—Hansen, 6th, :52.49

high jump—Sachtjen, 1st, 5-01; Jankauskas, 4th, 4-05

Colome Places at Conference Meet

The Colome girls placed sixth at the Fort Randall Conference track meet in Avon.

Results of the Cowgirls include:

100—Haley Krumpus, 2nd, :13.40; Saydee Heath, 4th, :14.01; Matrix Noteboom, 6th :14.50

200—Heath 3rd, :29.05

100 hurdles—Baylee Hoffine, 4th, :19.27

300 hurdles—Hoffine, 3rd, :56.40

4×100—3rd, :54.28

Long jump—Krumpus, 3rd, 15-07.5; Heath, 4th, 15-07

Triple jump—Heath, 1st, 33-04

The Colome boys placed 8th at Avon.

Results of the Cowboys include:

200—Rhett Bertram, 5th, :27.07

High jump—Bertram, 3rd, 5-4