Curtis Graduation

Ashley (Curtis) DeHaan, a 2012 graduate of Winner High School, has received her Master of Arts degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of South Dakota.

She received her undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Sciences & Disorders and minor in Psychology also from the University of South Dakota graduating with Cum Laude honors in December 2015.

She is currently employed with Avera Queen of Peace in Mitchell as a speech pathologist.

Also graduating from USD was Merideth Pistulka,Winner, with a master of arts in speech—language pathology.

Shaydel Davies of Winner graduated with a master of science in basic biomedical sciences.

Colome Fire Department Receives Grain Bin Rescue Training

The Colome Fire Department received life-saving grain bin rescue equipment on May 14 through a donation from Farm Credit Services of America (FCSAmerica). A grain bin rescue exercise followed to train firefighters in the use of the specialized equipment.

The Colome Fire Department received a 10-panel system, slide hammer and other accessories manufactured by Outstate Data in Elbow, Minn. The equipment is designed by rescuers specifically for grain bin entrapments.
Even as the overall rate of serious injuries and fatalities on farms has fallen, the number of grain bin entrapments remains stubbornly steady, in part because the country’s high grain production has led to more bins that require more grain workers.

Grain can engulf and bury a worker in less than 30 seconds. The Colome Fire Department recognizes that grain bin rescue equipment significantly increases the chance of saving a life. Colome Fire Department is among the 42 rural and mostly volunteer departments receiving grain bin rescue equipment and training through FCSAmerica in 2018. Most of the recipient departments are part of mutual aid agreements that allow multiple communities to use and benefit from the equipment.

“FCSAmerica is proud to make grain bin rescue equipment a community service priority, said Michelle Pluta, vice president of retail operations at FCSAmerica’s Pierre office. “As a cooperative for farmers and ranchers, we understand the importance of farm safety. We see grain bin rescue equipment as one of the most worthwhile investments we can make in the rural communities we serve.”

Farm safety experts caution that bins in many areas of the country are filled with high-moisture corn and beans because of a wet harvest. Crusting can develop inside these bins, increasing the risk of entrapment. Safety experts advise against entering bins without at least two others present; everyone involved should know the steps to take in the event of an entrapment; and nobody should attempt a rescue alone.

Justin Muhs, 40

Justin Muhs, 40, of Winner, SD passed away on Friday, May 18, 2018 in Rapid City, SD.

Funeral service will be held on Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Burial will follow in the Mt. Vernon City Cemetery in Mt. Vernon, SD. A visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 from 6-7 p.m. at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with a prayer service beginning at 7pm.

Justin was born on Dec. 27, 1977 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Pierre, SD to Harlan and Brenda (Cobb) Muhs. He passed unexpectedly on May 18, 2018 at his home in Rapid City, SD.

Justin’s early years were spent in Murdo, SD where he enjoyed playing outdoors, riding bike, and building robots out of his toys. Justin knew right from wrong and if he was going to do something where he would get into trouble, he would take Kendra with him.

In 1998 Justin moved to Winner with his family and graduated from Winner High School in 1996. Justin enlisted in the Army National Guard in 1995 when he was a Junior in high school serving six years as a combat engineer with the 153rd Engineer Battalion. In July 2002, Justin enlisted with the Army and joined the First Armored Division, “Old Iron Side.” This led him to nearly three years of service overseas, including Germany, which he loved, and a 15-month tour in Iraq.

After the military, Justin worked various jobs in Parkston, Chamberlain and Rapid City. He was a lifetime member of the Winner VFW and American Legion. Justin loved history, electronics, camping, playing with his nieces, and visiting with family, friends and former strangers.

Justin will be missed by his parents both of Winner, sister, Kendra (Phillip) Ringstmeyer and three nieces Kali, Dani, and Kori of Pierre. Several aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. Justin was greeted at heaven’s door by his maternal and paternal grandparents, Andy and Elaine Cobb, Walter and LaVee Muhs, and maternal uncles Jim and Doug Cobb.

Dorothy Edwards, 92

Dorothy Edwards, 92, of Winner, SD passed away on Monday, May 14, 2018 at the Winner Regional Long Term Care Facility in Winner.

Mass of Christian Burial was held on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Winner. Burial followed in the Winner City Cemetery.

Dorothy Marie (Komer) Edwards was born on Nov. 28, 1925, in St. Peter, Minn., to Fred and Margaret (Sharkey) Krueger. On Sept. 3rd 1928 she became the adopted daughter of Leonard and Johanna Komer at the age of 22 months. Sadly, Johanna passed away in September of 1931.

Dorothy grew up in the Star Valley/Ideal area being raised by her father Len. Dorothy graduated from the Ideal High School in 1944, the last class to graduate.

Dorothy married Alton Edwards on Jan. 16, 1946 and to this union 4 children were born; Betty, Dale, Joyce and Norma Jean. In February 1953 they moved to Custer and returned to the farm in February 1963. On January 16, 1971 Dorothy and Alton celebrated their 25th Wedding Anniversary at their home. On Feb. 25, 1971, Alton passed away. Dorothy then moved into Winner where she resided until moving to the Long Term Care Center in Winner. She was a housewife and a homemaker. Her family was of utmost importance and she was known for always putting the wants and needs of others before her own.

Dorothy and family always believed and celebrated her birthday on Nov. 23rd, until doing genealogy and discovered that it was in fact the 28th of November. It was too late to change so Dorothy and family continued to celebrate on the 23rd.
Dorothy worked every Friday afternoon preparing for Friday steak night at the American Legion for thirty years and was named Outstanding Worker in 1982. Dorothy was a lifelong member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Winner, the VFW Auxiliary and the Legion Auxiliary.

Dorothy is survived by her son Dale, (Freida) Edwards of Ardmore AL, daughters; Joyce (LeRoy) Jelinek of Winner and Norma Jean Stoner of Hartford, SD and 8 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild. Through genealogy research Dorothy was notified that she had family living in Illinois that she never knew about, a first cousin, Stan and his two children.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband Alton, daughter Betty, 2 sons-in-law; Noel and Douglas Stoner Sr. and an infant granddaughter.

Baseball Team Wins Region 4B

Winner/Colome baseball team are the Region 4B champions as they defeated Platte-Geddes 4-1 Monday night at Leahy Bowl.

In the first game of the super regional, Winner/Colome defeated Lead-Deadwood 10-0.

The Royals will advance to the state tournament in Sioux Falls and will take a perfect 13-0 record to the state meet.

A full report and pictures will be in next week’s issue of the Winner Advocate.

Amateur Team Wins Game

The Winner/Colome amateur baseball team knocked off the Dimock-Emory Raptors 8-1 in Sunshine League amateur baseball game Sunday in Winner.

Offensively, Lakin Neugebaurer and Reed Harter each had three hits for Winner/Colome which scored five runs in the 8th inning to take the lead.

Neugebauer and Harter each had two runs which Neugebauer added a double. Austin Calhoon scored two runs.

Winner/Colome, 3-0, overall will play at the Alexandria Angels at 8 p.m. on Thursday.

Royals Win 11-1 in Playoff Game

Winner/Colome baseball team jumped to an early lead and went on to win 11-1 over Chamberlain/Kimball/Lyman in a Region 4B east division playoff on May 15 in Winner.

Ty Bolton was the winning pitcher as he pitched six innings. He allowed 4 hits, 2 walks and had 5 strikeouts.

Jackson Kinzer had a triple, single, 2 runs and 2 RBIs. Nick Lantz had 2 singles and 2 RBIs and Dalton Baker had 2 singles.

We played pretty solid baseball to kickoff the postseason,” said coach Drew Weber. “Ty threw a great game and we made plays behind him. The whole lineup seemed to smack the ball around offensively and we were able to be aggressive on the base paths,” said the coach.

It was a solid group effort and hopefully it will continue in the next round,” said Weber.

The super regional was held in Winner on Monday, May 21.

Winner Teams Sweep Region 7A

Winner boys and girls track teams swept the Region 7A track titles in Mission on Thursday.

Several Warriors and Lady Warriors qualified for the state track meet which begins Friday in Spearfish and Saturday in Rapid City at the School of Mines field.

Winner will take 15 girls and 11 boys to the state meet.

In a successful day at the regional, the Winner boys 4×100 relay team set a new school record of :43.84.

The runners were Riley Calhoon, Nolan Sachtjen, Joren Bruun and Brady Fritz.
The old record was :44.02 set last year by Riley Calhoon, Isaac Naasz, Drew DeMers and Cameron Kuil.

Sidda Schuyler broke the region 1,600 meter run record as she ran a 5:34.64. Schuyler also won the two mile in 12:29.68. The Lady Warriors racked up 214 points.

Brady Fritz smashed the meet records in the triple jump (42-0) and the long jump (21-7).

Fritz won the 100 in :10.76.

Kade Watson was a double distance winner as he won the mile and the two mile.

Levi McClanahan won the discus with a throw of 117-0 and the shot put at 43-11.

Results of the Winner girls include:

100—Ellie Brozik, 2nd, :13

200—Brozik, 2nd, :27.72; Morgan Hammerbeck, 4th :29.42; Skyler Hansen, 5th, :30.22

400—Hammerbeck, 3rd, 1:06.06; Alexis Richey, 4th, 1:06.56; Joselin Kludt, 5th, 1:12.05

800—Saige Schuyler, 1st, 2:39.58;Megan Blare, 4th, 2:48.34

1600—Sidda Schuyler, 1st, 5:34.64; Melanie Brozik, 6th, 6:15.57; Aryn Meiners, 7th, 6:18.61

3200—Schuyler, 1st, 12:29.68; Meiners, 5th, 14:50.67; Melaine Brozik, 6th, 15:07.92

100 hurdles—Skyler Hansen, 2nd, :17.02; Tedra Vrbka, 3rd, :17.12; Elisabeth Duffy, 4th, :18.30

300 hurdles—Katherine Jankauskas, 2nd, :53.09; Hansen, 3rd, :54.55; Duffy, 5th, :57.19

4×100 relay—2nd, :54.52, Tedra Vrbka, Katherine Jankauskas, Madison Thieman and Skyler Hansen

4×200—1st, 1:52.36, Vrbka, Morgan Hammerbeck, Kelsey Sachtjen and Ellie Brozik

4×400—1st, 4:21.51, Alexis Richey, Kelsey Sachtjen, Saige Schuyler and Ellie Brozik

4×800—2nd, 10:29.24, Sidda Schuyler, Alexis Richey, Aryn Meiners and Saige Schuyler
Medley relay—5th, 5:16.46

Shot put—Jaynee Gregg, 2nd, 29-11

Discus—Gregg, 5th, 85-01

High jump—Kelsey Sachtjen, 1st, 5-2; Joselin Kludt, 4th, 4-3; Katherine Jankauskas, 4th, 4-3

Long jump—Morgan Hammerbeck, 4th, 14-02.50; Vrbka, 4th, 14.02.50

Triple jump—Jenna Hammerbeck, 2nd, 30-11.25; Blare, 3rd, 30-06.50

Results of the Winner boys include:

100—Brady Fritz, 1st, :10.76; Nolan Sachtjen, 4th, :11.24; Adam Bohnet, 7th, :11.76

200—Sachtjen, 2nd, :24.14; Riley Calhoon, 3rd, :24.18; Bohnet, 5th, :25.84

400—Joey Cole, 2nd, :5.32; Joren Bruun, 4th, :59.01

1600—Kade Watson, 1st, 4:52.83

3200—Watson, 1st, 11:05.17

110 hurdles—Aaron Monk, 3rd, :19.30

300 hurdles—Monk, 3rd, :54.40; Casey Stickland, 4th, :55.29

4×100 relay—1st, :43.84, Riley Calhoon, Nolan Sachtjen, Joren Bruun and Brady Fritz

4×200—2nd, 1:38.50, Nolan Sachtjen, Joey Cole, Elijah Peterson and Adam Bohnet

4×400—2nd, 4:03.15, Elijah Peterson, Adam Bohnet, Aaron Monk and Joey Cole

medley—4th, 4:37.46, Landon Thieman, Colton Schroeder, Shea Connot and Kade Watson

shot put—Levi McClanahan, 1st, 43-11; Colton Schroeder 2nd, 39-02.50; Preston Norrid, 3rd, 39-02

Discus—McClanahan, 1st, 130-11; Norrid, 2nd, 114-09; Landon Thieman, 4th, 92-01

High jump—Peterson, 3rd, 5-6; Cole, 5th, 5-Long jump—Fritz, 1st, 21-07; Bruun, 3rd, 19-01; Calhoon, 4th 18-09

Triple jump—Fritz, 1st, 43-0; Bruun, 2nd, 39-10.75; Calhoon, 3rd, 39-03

Colome Athletes Place at Regional

The Colome High School competed in the Region 6B meet Thursday in Scotland.

Results of the Colome girls include:

100—Saydee Heath, 5th, :14.43

200—Heath, 6th, :29.67

100 hurdles—Baylee Hoffine, 7th, :19.91

300 hurdles—Hoffine, 5th, :57.29

4×100 relay—2nd, :54.13

Long jump—Heath, 5th, 14-09

Triple jump—Haley Krumpus, 4th, 30-06.75 and Abby Kortan, 5th, 29-11.25

Results of the Colome boys include:

100—Rhett Bertram, 7th, :13.32

High jump—Bertram, 8th, 5-02

Klein Leads Winner Area at Golf Meet

Ronae Klein led the Winner Area golf team at the Parkston Invite held at Lakeview Golf Course in Mitchell on May 15.

Klein took fifth place and shot an 88.

Also competing for Winner were Addy Root, 22nd; Rylee Root, 25th; Brennan Bachmann, 27th; Sam Marts, 31st; Cheyenne Dougherty, 33rd.

Results of the Winner JV include: Kelbi Meiners, 31st and Alex Bohnet, 38th.