Ann Schwader

By Dan Bechtold, Editor

Ann Schwader, who had served as an SDSU Extension nutrition field specialist, has taken a new job as program assessment and reporting coordinator with SDSU Extension.

Schwader started in her position on June 22 and will be able to continue to work at the Winner Regional Center.

As the program assessment and reporting coordinator, she plans, facilitates and delivers evaluation training, education and technical assistance to faculty, field specialists, 4-H advisors and other staff throughout the SDSU extension system.

She is also responsible for writing print versions of guides and training materials.

I’ll be providing leadership to technical writing for program business plans, programmatic impact statements and some section areas of grant applications,” Schwader said.

In addition, she is responsible for the preparation of the federal annual report and the federal Plan of Work for the National Institute of Food and Agriculture. She works with the North Central Cooperative Extension Association with the purpose of collecting and reporting data to the USDA.

This year she had the opportunity to help prepare the federal report, which is a very comprehensive annual report that covers all of SDSU Extension.

I’ll be providing leadership to the technical management of the SDSU Extension data system which collects reporting accountability data. I’ll strive to make the reporting system as user-friendly as possible, while at the same time meeting the needs of extension,” she said.

To make sure that staff is in compliance with reporting requirements, I’ll be conducting quality assurance audits. I’ll also be reviewing data to make certain extension is in compliance with civil rights rules and regulations.”

Schwader, who has spent 28 years in extension work, is excited about her new job. “I love to learn and I love challenges,” she added.

For over 6 years, Schwader served as the nutrition field specialist at the Extension center in Winner. She started in October 2011 with the reorganization of the Extension service. The reorganization put eight regional centers in strategic locations in the state with Winner being one of those centers. The Winner Regional Extension Center is located in the Winner City Hall building.

As a nutrition field specialist her efforts were focused on using innovative strategies to promote healthy nutrition and physical activity statewide to help prevent and manage chronic diseases.

Prior to working in Winner, Schwader was the Gregory County family and consumer sciences Extension educator. She held this position in Burke for over nine years.

For 11 years, Schwader worked as a family and consumer sciences Extension agent in Elizabethtown, NC. While working full time she was allowed time to receive her master’s degree from North Carolina State University. She has a Master’s of Education in adult education with special emphasis in extension sciences.

Raised in Spencer, Neb., her undergraduate degree is from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln.

Schwader says the mission of Extension is meaningful to her. “To continue to be part of that in this new role is neat,” she says. “I look forward to lifting up everyone’s good work within the Extension system to showcase the credible, educational activities and research that is taking place.”

Chip Seal and Fog Seal Work to Begin in Winner Area

The South Dakota Department of Transportation says chip seal and fog seal applications will be applied to several highways in the Winner Area beginning Monday, June 25.

The contractor will move from one project to the next in the following order:

SD Highway 44 – 9.4 miles, from 2 miles west of Wanblee to the junction of SD44/SD73 through the town of Wanblee. The chip seal will begin on Monday, June 25, and will take approximately two days to complete. The fog seal will take approximately another day to complete.

SD Highway 73 – 12.3 miles, from the Nebraska state line to south of the City of Martin. Approximate time to complete the chip seal on this section is two days. The fog seal will take another day to complete.

SD Highway 18 – 9.4 miles, chip seal of the asphalt shoulders from US18/SD53 junction to the west side of the City of Winner. Also includes chip sealing the east and west service roads in Winner. Approximate time to complete the chip seal on this section is two days. The fog seal will take another two days to complete.

On the two-lane routes receiving a chip seal and a fog seal, traffic will be reduced to one lane and guided through the project with the use of flaggers and a pilot car. A delay of up to 15 minutes can be expected while traveling through the work area during daytime hours.

Loose gravel will be present for a period of 36 to 72 hours after each day’s chip seal application. Traffic should travel at 40 mph or the speed limit, whichever is less, during this time frame. The permanent pavement marking is scheduled to be applied within 14 days of completion of the chip and fog seal projects.

The prime contractor on the $0.723 million contract is Jensen Rock & Sand, Inc. from Mobridge.

For complete road construction information, visit or dial 511.

Policies and Procedures on Cats and Dogs

The city of Winner police department does not trap any cats. Persons who notice a problem in their neighborhood or around their business, traps are available for use from the city.

It is the city policy to not destroy any animals. However, containment can be an issue. The city is in search of families or farms outside the city limits who need cats for mice. Persons who would like to put their name on a list, call the city office at 842-2606.

The police department cannot issue any dog nuisance violations without a signed complaint by the complainer. When reporting a disturbance, a signed affidavit must be completed then it is forwarded to the city attorney.

Hrabanek Receives MTI Award


Chase Hrabanek of Colome has received the Spirit of MTI award.

Hrabanek received a degree in animal science from Mitchell Technical Institute and the award was presented at graduation on May 4.

The students have been chosen by their instructors as this year’s graduates who best embody the “spirit” of MTI and exemplify their chosen occupation through study, hard work, reliability, contribution to the program and future potential in their employment field.

Dean’s List

Area students have been named to the spring semester dean’s list at Dakota Wesleyan University, Mitchell.

Those named to the dean’s list are: Reed Harter, Zach Harter, Callie Heath, all of Colome; Drew DeMers, Tyrel Haley, Sara Husher, all of Winner.

Local Area Graduates

Area students who graduated from Dakota Wesleyan University, Mitchell, include:

Cohl Ratermann, sports management with a concentration in human resources; Sara Husher, Winner, biology, summa cum laude.

Area students were among the graduates from Mitchell Technical Institute.

The graduates include: Chase Hrabanek, animal science, high honor; Taylor Hrabanek, business management, honor; Cody Heath, electrical utilities and substation tech, honor, all of Colome; Hunter Mortenson, agronomy; Ryan Sherman, power line construction and maintenance and Sam Hossle, precision ag technology, all of Winner.

Tripp County Horse Show

The Tripp County horse show was held June 26 with contestants competing in several categories.

Awards were presented at the end of the show.

2018 Tripp Co. Horse Show Results

Senior Western Showmanship:

Champion: Arista Kaiser

Reserve Champion: Sydney Hollenbeck

Purple: Burner Schenefeld

Junior Western Showmanship:

Champion: Athena Willuweit

Reserve Champion: Bailey Fairbanks

Purple: Bailey Shelbourn, Jack Anderson, Maggie DeMers, Coy Assman,

Blue: Coy Shelbourn, Kyla Mammen

Red: Austin Blare

Beginner Western Showmanship:

Champion: Tyson Wetzel

Reserve Champion: Ash Kaiser

Purple: Abe Kaiser, Roper Moore

Blue: Oakley Schenefeld, Ryann Assman, Jedediah Blare

Junior Pony Western Showmanship:

Champion: Alana Supik

Reserve Champion: Stetson Shelbourn

Purple: Jack Anderson

Beginner Pony Western Showmanship:

Champion: Jocelyn Soles

Beginner English Showmanship:

Champion: Bailey Fairbanks

Senior Trail Class:

Champion: Sydney Hollenbeck

Reserve Champion: Arista Kaiser

Purple: Burner Schenefeld

Junior Trail Class:

Champion: Bailey Fairbanks

Reserve Champion: Stetson Shelbourn

Purple: Athena Willuweit, Jack Anderson, Ryann Assman, Tyson Wetzel, Oakley Schenefeld, Kyla Mammen, Austin Blare, Abe Kaiser, Roper Moore, Maggie DeMers, Coy Shelbourn, Bailey Shelbourn

Blue: Coy Assman, Jocelyn Soles, Jedediah Blare, Ash Kaiser

Senior Stock Seat Equitation:

Champion: Sydney Hollenbeck

Reserve Champion: Arista Kaiser

Junior Stock Seat Equitation:

Champion: Bailey Fairbanks

Reserve Champion: Athena Willuweit

Purple: Coy Shelbourn

Blue: Jack Anderson, Coy Assman, Alana Supik, Stetson Shelbourn, Austin Blare, Bailey Shelbourn, Maggie DeMers, Kyla Mammen

Beginner Stock Seat Equitation:

Champion: Ash Kaiser

Reserve Champion: Roper Moore

Purple: Oakley Schenefeld, Abe Kaiser, Tyson Wetzel

Blue: Jocelyn Soles, Ryann Assman, Jedediah Blare

Senior Ranch Riding:

Champion: Sydney Hollenbeck

Reserve Champion: Arista Kaiser

Junior Ranch Riding:

Champion: Kyla Mammen

Reserve Champion: Bailey Shelbourn

Purple: Stetson Shelbourn, Jack Anderson, Coy Assman, Athena Willuweit, Bailey Fairbanks, Abe Kaiser

Blue: Alana Supik, Ash Kaiser, Coy Shelbourn, Austin Blare, Roper Moore, Maggie DeMers

Senior Reining:

Champion: Sydney Hollenbeck

Reserve Champion: Arista Kaiser

Junior Reining:

Champion: Kyla Mammen

Reserve Champion: Bailey Fairbanks

Purple: Abe Kaiser, Athena Willuweit, Coy Assman, Bailey Shelbourn

Blue: Ash Kaiser, Coy Shelbourn, Austin Blare, Stetson Shelbourn, Maggie DeMers

Beginner Flag Racing:

Champion: Tyson Wetzel

Red: Bailey Shelbourn, Roper Moore, Kyla Mammen, Athena Willuweit, Ryann Assman, Ash Kaiser, Jocelyn Soles, Coy Shelbourn, Abe Kaiser

Senior Barrel Racing:

Champion: Sydney Hollenbeck

Reserve Champion: Arista Kaiser

Junior Barrel Racing:

Champion: Athena Willuweit

Reserve Champion: Roper Moore

Purple: Bailey Shelbourn, Kyla Mammen, Coy Assman, Coy Shelbourn, Jack Anderson, Ash Kaiser, Austin Blare

Blue: Tyson Wetzel, Jocelyn Soles, Alana Supik

Red: Ryann Assman, Abe Kaiser

Jr. Pony Barrels:

Champion: Stetson Shelbourn

Reserve Champion: Jack Anderson

Senior Pole Bending:

Champion: Arista Kaiser

Reserve Champion: Sydney Hollenbeck

Junior Pole Bending:

Champion: Athena Willuweit

Reserve Champion: Roper Moore

Blue: Kyla Mammen. Ash Kaiser, Bailey Shelbourn, Abe Kaiser, Jack Anderson, Coy Shelbourn, Coy Assman, Austin Blare

Red: Jedediah Blare, Tyson Wetzel, Ryann Assman, Jocelyn Soles

Junior Pony Poles:

Champion: Stetson Shelbourn

Reserve Champion: Jack Anderson

Senior Break-Away Roping:

Red: Burner Schenefeld, Arista Kaiser, Sydney Hollenbeck

Junior Break-Away Roping:

Red: Roper Moore, Stetson Shelbourn, Abe Kaiser, Coy Shelbourn, Ash Kaiser

Sr Tie-Down Roping:

Red: Sydney Hollenbeck

Special Awards

Keith Lentz Traveling Trophy: Clovervale

Teri Swedlund/ Darci Novotny Memorial Award: Athena Willuweit

Kerri Kauer Memorial Award: Jocelyn Soles

Spirit of Alisha Ross Award: Arista Kaiser

Jr Girl All Around Buckle: Athena Willuweit

Jr Boy All Around Buckle: Jack Anderson, Coy Assman

Sr Girl All Around Buckle: Sydney Hollenbeck

Sr Boy All Around Buckle: Burner Schenefeld

Pheasants Defeat Parkston

Winner/Colome amateur baseball team defeated Parkston 6-5 Sunday afternoon at Leahy Bowl in Winner.

The Pheasants out-hit Parkston 14-9 in the Sunshine League game.

Winner/Colome had seven players record a hit with Drew DeMers and Derek Graesser each finishing with three. Dillon Lambley Connor Hopkins and Tarrell Bauld knocked in two runs. Zach Harter hit a two run double, Geno Katz added an RBI single.

Kelly O’Bryan earned the win. He gave up nine hits, five runs, and struck out 4 batters in seven innings.

Winner/Colome is 14-2 overall and 10-2 in the Sunshine League. The Pheasants play at Wagner on July 8.

Winner/Colome amateur baseball team defeated Platte 3-0 on Thursday.

Derek Graesser had a team high three hits while Dillon Lambley and Zach Harter each recorded two hits. J. J. Farner struck out 12 during the shutout.

Legion Splits Games

Winner/Colome American Legion baseball team split a pair of games Saturday in Winner.

The Royals were defeated 1-0 by Parkston in the first game.

Jackson Kinzer had the lone hit for the Royals.

Ty Bolton pitched seven innings with one unearned run, 6 hits, 2 walks and 10 strikeouts.

In the second game the Royals played they defeated Wagner 7-1.

Levi McClanahan had a double and 2 runs, Kinzer, an RBI double and Cale Meiners, a single and 2 runs.

Carter Brickman pitched all seven innings giving up one run, 1 hit, 3 walks, 9 strikeouts.

I thought our pitching was fantastic all day,” said coach Drew Weber. “Ty and Carter threw great games and put us in spots to be successful We didn’t make quite enough plays against Parkston and our bats didn’t show up but we played much better against Wagner.

We need to bring a little more consistency game in and game out but we have the pieces to make a run in the post season,” said Weber.

The next action for the Legion will be a make-up game with Valentine, Neb., on July 5 at 7:30 p.m. at home.

On July 8 the Legion will play in Garretson.

Junior Legion Winning Week

The Winner Jr. Legion traveled to Martin to take on the Bennett Co. Legion team on Wednesday night, June 27.

Winner won Game 1 by a score of 11-9.

Offensively Kolbie Osborn went 2 for 2 with a run scored. Adam Cole was 2 for 3 with 2 RBI’s and 2 runs scored. Zach Bohnet was 1 for 3, scoring 3 runs and driving in another 2. Jesse Colson also had 2 RBI’s.

Aaron Gilchrist started on the mound and went 3 innings, giving up 2 earned runs on one hit while striking out 6 batters. Phil Jorgensen closed the final inning allowing one hit and no runs.

Winner took Game 2 as well by a score of 16-4. The game ended after the 5th due to the 10-run rule.

Offensively Oscar Pravecek led the way going 2 for 2 with 2 RBI’s and driving in 2 runs. Dalton Baker went 3 for 4 scoring 3 runs and an RBI. Colby Kaiser was 3 for 5 driving in a run and scoring twice. Kameron Meiners and Shea Connot each had 2 hits and scored 2 runs.

Jacob Beckers was the starting pitchers and pitched 2.2 innings, giving up one run on no hits, while walking 6 and striking out 7. Evan Farner and Oscar Pravecek finished up on the mound.

Winner lost Game 1  to Stanley County by a score of 6-0.

Offensively Joren Bruun was 2 for 3 at the plate. Jesse Colsen and Colby Kaiser had the only two other hits.

Joren Bruun started on the mound and pitched 1.2 innings giving up one unearned run on one hit while striking out 3. Bruun was on a strict pitch count which led to the short outing. Aaron Gilchrist and Bosten Morehart pitched the final 2.1 innings, neither allowing an earned run as Winner committed 5 errors in the field.

Winner defeated Stanley Co. by a score of 16-3. The game was called in the 5th inning due to the 10-run rule.

Offensively Oscar Pravecek went 3 for 3 with 3 RBI’s and was hit by a pitch twice. Fred Whiting went 2 for 4 and drove in 4 runs. Evan Farner was 2 for 3 with two RBI’s as well.

Kameron Meiners started on the mound and pitched 3 innings, giving up 2 runs (0 earned) on three hits while striking out 4. Jacob Beckers and Bosten Morehart pitched the final two innings in relief, neither giving up an earned run.

With the win we move to 13-3 on the season.

The next game is Wednesday July 4 at Gregory. Game time is 6 p.m.