Junior Teeners Complete Busy Schedule

Winner Junior Teeners played Tyndall in a double header June 23 at Leahy Bowl. Tyndall won both games.

In the first game, Tyndall won 2-1.

Winner took the lead with a 1-0 score in the third inning with Tyndall scoring two runs in the fifth inning.

Ethan Bartels pitched all five innings.

Leading hitters were Pierce Nelson, 1-3; Aiden Barfuss, 1-2; Ethan Bartels, 1-2; Adam Bohnet, 1-2 with a double and Ashton Klein, 1-2.

In the second game, Winner Junior Teeners were nipped 11-10.

Bartels had a double and Barfuss belted a triple. Other hitters were Nelson, 1-3; Riley Orel, 1-3; Austin Wheadon, 1-3. Also getting a hit for Winner were Ashton Klein, Silas Chasing Hawk and Justin Hausmann.

Pitching in this game were Coy Brickman, Klein and Chasing Hawk.

Winner Junior Teeners defeated Valentine, Neb., 13-0 in the first game of a doubleheader June 26 in Winner.

Justin Hausmann pitched four innings.

Winner had a lot of success at the plate. Leading hitters were: Michael Olson, 2-2; Pierce Nelson, 1-3; Aiden Barfuss, 3-3; Charley Pravecek, 3-3; Ethan Bartels, 1-3; Adam Bohnet, 2-3; Ashton Klein, 1-1; Riley Orel, 1-1.

In the second game, Valentine defeated the Winner Junior Teeners 4-2.

Pitchers were Pierce Nelson and Charley Pravecek.

Orel and Bohnet had hits for Winner.

Winner Junior Teeners defeated Colome 9-1 on June 28.

Winner scored three runs each in the first and four innings.

Leading hitters were Pierce Nelson, 2-3; Aiden Barfuss, 2-3; Ethan Bartels, 1-2; Owen Duffy, 1-2 and Riley Orel, 1-2.  For Colome, Jack Peters and Hayden Thieman each had a hit.

Pitching for Winner were Ethan Bartels and Silas Chasing Hawk.  Joey Cole pitched for Colome.

In the second game, Colome won 8-6.

Winner Junior Teeners played two games in Sturgis this weekend.

Sturgis defeated Winner 14-4 in the first game on Saturday.

Aiden Barfuss had Winner’s lone hit and was 1-3 in the game.

Pitching in this game were Justin Hausmann and Charley Pravecek.

In the second game, Newcastle, Wyo., defeated Winner 10-8.  The fifth inning was big for Winner as they scored four runs.

Owen Duffy hit a double and Aiden Barfuss belted a triple. Other leading hitters were Pierce Nelson, 2-2; Charley Pravecek, 2-3; Ethan Bartels, 1-2.

Pitching for Winner were Barfuss and Bartels.

Mildred Brozik, 91

Mildred Brozik, 91, of Winner, SD passed away on Thursday, June 21, 2018 at the Avera Maryhouse Long term Care Center in Pierre, SD.

Mass of Christian Burial was held on Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 10 a.m. at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Winner, SD. Burial followed in the Winner City Cemetery. Visitation was held on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 from 6-7 p.m. at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Winner with a rosary beginning at 7 p.m.

Mildred Brozik was born Jan. 1, 1927 to Dave and Anna (Novotny) Coash on a farm southwest of Winner, South Dakota. Mildred attended elementary school at St. Mary’s and Sunnyside. She graduated from Winner High School in 1944.

After high school, she worked at State Farm Bank. On a whim, she and a couple friends moved to California to experience the big city. Her love of the farm drew her back to South Dakota, and was employed at the Tripp County Extension office. Mildred earned a teaching certificate while attending Mount Marty College in Yankton and Black Hills Teacher College. She taught on the Knippling Ranch for meals and board.

She married the love of her life, Ben Brozik of Winner, on Oct. 18, 1952. They made their home on a farm east of Winner.

In 1955 they moved to a farm ten and a half miles south of Dallas where they raised their four children: Lonnie, Dave, Kathy and Cheryl.

While working alongside her husband on the farm, she was also a medical transcriptionist/clerk at the Gregory Hospital for many years.

In 1980 they moved back to Winner where Mildred had numerous interests. She enjoyed gardening, sharing her flowers with her neighbors, and working for Regis Inventory. After Ben died in 2002, Mildred became involved with Retired Teachers, Meals on Wheels, and volunteered at the Thrift Store in Winner for many years. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and Catholic Daughters.

After many years of caring for others, Mildred became unable to care for herself. She moved to Golden Prairie Manor the summer of 2016 and began spending her days working on puzzles, playing cards and bingo with her friends.

Her greatest love of all was her family. She taught her children to work hard, treat others with respect, look at the simple things in life, and always seek out the positive even in the toughest situations. Her face lit up whenever her grandchildren and great-grandchildren (the younger the better) entered the room.

Mildred died at Avera Maryhouse in Pierre, South Dakota on June 21, 2018. She felt blessed to have lived 91 years.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Dave and Anna Coash; husband, Ben; son, Lonnie; daughter-in-law, Sue Brozik; son-in-law Rod Sperl; in-laws Mike and Katherine Brozik and many brothers and sisters-in-law.

Mildred is survived by her children: Dave (Bernadine) Brozik, Kathy (Jeff) Askew, Cheryl Sperl (Al Cerny); grandchildren: Amanda (Brady) Hanson, Chelsea (Patrick) Price, Caitlin Brozik, David Brozik, Ethan Brozik, Ainsley (Joe) Monize, Sean Askew, Avery Askew, Ben (Erica) Sperl and Samantha Sperl (Caleb DuFrane); ten great-grandchildren: Jocelyn and Silas Hanson, Owen Kahler, Emma and Gideon Brozik, Cullen Monize, Raegan and Rylie Sperl, Addyson and Anders DuFrane; sister, Florence Kirkpatrick and many cousins, nieces and nephews. Mildred was loved in life, and her memory will shine through those she has left behind.

Hayden Medicine Eagle, 19

Hayden Medicine Eagle, 19, of Mosher, SD passed away on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at his home in Mosher, SD.

Funeral service were held on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at 10 a.m. at the Winner Middle School Auditorium. Burial followed in the Advent Cemetery near Mosher, SD. Wake service began on Monday, June 25, 2018 at 5 p.m. at the Winner Middle School auditorium.

Hayden William Iron Heart Medicine Eagle was born on Jan. 10, 1999 in Winner, South Dakota to the parents of Alicia Medicine Eagle and Frank Iron Heart. He attended Todd County Schools, loved animals, spending time with his grandma and writing.

He will be lovingly remembered as grandson, son, brother, and cousin to many. Hayden is survived by his parents, grandparents Leonard Medicine Eagle, Sandra Medicine Eagle (Roubideaux) and Alberta Marie Iron Heart, siblings Brooklyn Rose Iron Heart, Homer Iron Heart, and Trevor Iron Heart, uncles Chris Medicine Eagle, Stephan Roubideaux, Thomas Roubideaux, Tyrone Andrews, Arban Iron Heart and Shane Iron Heart, and aunts Dolly Eagle Star, Stella Iron Heart, Karren Iron Heart and Georgette Boerner.

Gerry Printup, 78

Gerry Printup, formerly of Winner, died peacefully at her condo in Phoenix, AZ on Sept. 9, 2017 with her family by her side.
The family is having a graveside memorial at Britton Cemetery on July 15, 2018 at 3 p.m., where she will rest with her husband Tim. The family will also be enjoying the sunset in Gerry’s honor at Clear Lake State Park that evening, weather permitting. All are welcome to come and share a memory.

She was born Aug. 30, 1939 in Mitchell, S.D. to Elmer and Virginia Druse. She was 1 of 5 children. Gerry graduated from Letcher High School and went to college at Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell where she met A. Timothy Printup from Britton. They were married in 1959. Tim was a Trooper for the S. D. Highway Patrol and Gerry was a school teacher in Sisseton. They had 2 daughters, Gaylene D. and Greer Denae. Tim was later transferred to Winner becoming Sergeant and Gerry taught Headstart and volunteered. Tim died in 1980.

Gerry moved her daughters to Phoenix, AZ where they went to school in the winter and spent summers at their lake cabin on Clear Lake. Gerry was active in the Order of Eastern Star, Job’s Daughters International, Girl Scouts of America, Campfire Girls, First Presbyterian Church in Sisseton, Orthodox Presbyterian Church in Winner and Shepherd of the Hills United Church of Christ in Scottsdale.

She later met her life companion and friend of 30 yrs., Michael Lambert. They enjoyed trains, hot air balloons, traveling and summers at Clear Lake. Gerry worked as security guard for Camelback High School, Judson Boarding School and an insurance agent. She was also a caregiver for many years.

She is survived by her friend Michael Lambert, daughters, Gail (Tim) Matti, Greer (Kenneth) Baldwin and 4 grandsons, TJ (Maura), Tabor, Kyle and Seth. Her brother Rodney Druse of Minot ND, brother in law Franklin Peters of Coralville IA and several beloved nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral and Memorial Garden Service was held at Shepherd of the Hills UCC on Sept. 16, 2017

Platte-Winner Bridge Study Continues Environmental Assessment

The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) study of the Platte-Winner Bridge has proceeded through environmental studies this spring. Among SDDOT’s major bridges, the Highway 44 Platte-Winner bridge has been determined to be a top priority for replacement, with construction of a new bridge currently scheduled for the mid-2020s timeframe. Ongoing studies of the bridge and coordination with project partners are focused on identification of a preferred alternative for a new bridge type and location. At public meetings held in May and December of 2017, SDDOT reinforced its commitment to maintaining traffic on this regionally-important bridge during construction. This commitment means that the new bridge will need to be in a new location so the existing bridge can remain open during construction of the replacement structure.

To understand the wide range of potential impacts of the proposed project and document the decision-making process for a new bridge, SDDOT is preparing an Environmental Assessment (EA). Studies conducted to date have helped confirm the existing Highway 44 corridor between Highway 47 and Highway 50 has sufficient capacity to meet long-term traffic needs. Additionally, geologic conditions in this corridor have historically created maintenance challenges for SDDOT, as erosion and landslides pose risks to the stability of Highway 44. Because of these conditions and the desire to minimize environmental impacts of the proposed project, SDDOT has narrowed its range of new bridge locations to within several hundred feet of the existing bridge.

Continued coordination with other agencies, stakeholders, and the general public is required to complete the EA. The area being considered for a new bridge location will require use of lands within the Snake Creek Recreation Area, a state park managed by the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish, and Parks (SDGFP). As a result, SDDOT is working with SDGFP to understand what impacts to the park may occur and how those impacts can be mitigated. SDDOT is also working with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to evaluate the potential impact to cultural or historic resources that may be found in the vicinity of the new bridge. Part of that effort included an archeological survey this May. Sites near the potential new bridge and its associated roadway were studied. SDDOT’s commitment to environmental stewardship includes outreach to tribes. In this case, representatives from the Yankton Sioux Tribe were present with the SDDOT-hired team of archeologists during the investigation for historic resources.

Results from these ongoing agency coordination efforts will be instrumental in the determination of a preferred alternative for this project. When SDDOT makes the decision (expected later this year), the EA will be published and shared online and at public meetings for comment. Previous meeting information and studies of the Platte-Winner Bridge can be found on the project website, www.sd44bridge.com.