For The Love of Racing

By Colton Hall
staff writer

If you were to walk in to Central Auto Body, all you would see is copious amounts of trophies.

For a racing career that started in 2003, Broc Stout has certainly made a name for himself in the Wissota Street Stock Racing Circuit. The barrage of trophies certainly speak volumes for the success that Stout has sustained.

“I started racing because of my dad,” Stout said. “I started pretty young, and it’s been really fun since. I just love racing.”

Winning is something that drivers or spectators might be worried about, but with Stout, who has won three of his last four races, it’s just another part of the sport that he loves. Stout won first place in Miller at Miller Central Speedway on Saturday, June 22.

“Everything went fine,” Stout said of his victory. “It was just another great day to race, and nothing bad happened. I was just out there to have fun, and that’s what I did.”

Winning just seems to be a regular thing for the quiet Stout. He’s not flashy, but he loves what he does and that’s what might make him most successful. You won’t find him gloating about how many trophies he’s won, or about the people that he’s come in contact with.

“One of the best things about racing is the people you meet,” Stout said. “With the environment, and all the good people you meet, it just makes the sport of racing that much more fun.”

Stout also placed ninth in national points in Wissota Street Stock racing, and third at the Leonard Ferguson Memorial race.

While some would think that the grind would be the hardest part of racing or the pressure of winning, there’s a lot more that makes the sport so pressure packed. Something as simple as travel proves to be difficult as Stout will travel to Rapid City to race at the Black Hills Speedway on Friday.

Despite the pressure and travel, Stout just continues to do what the thing he loves most.

“The travel is difficult,” Stout said. “But, I love what I do and it’s all worth it in the end.

Stout’s father, Dave, helps with repairs and gives advice to his son. After all, it was Dave who got his son interested in racing.

“I think that the most important thing that I’ve learned is to take care of your equipment,” Dave Stout said. “You’re always going to find something, and you have to keep checking on everything to make sure that everything runs properly. Anything you can get to, you better check.”

Winning isn’t everything, and that’s something that people will be able to infer when meeting the Stouts.

“I’ve really enjoyed the experience,” Stout said. “All of my sponsors have made it really fun to represent them, and I love racing. I’m grateful for all the people that have helped me along the way.”

Cowboys Have New Football Coach

By Colton Hall
Staff writer

One year removed from a state championship in 2018, the Cowboys were looking for a new head football coach.

They got one.

Gene Bertram will be the new head football coach for the Colome Cowboys.

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Kenneth Foley, 97

Kenneth (Ken) M. Foley, age 97, of Sioux Falls died Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at the VA Medical Center in Sioux Falls.

Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 21, 2019 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Sioux Falls with burial at St. Michael Cemetery, Sioux Falls, SD.

Ken was born on Dec. 16, 1921 in LeMars, IA to Thomas J. and Theresa M. (Peters) Foley. He moved with his family to Colome, SD where he grew up and graduated from Colome High School. Following graduation he entered the US Navy where he served for eight years.

Ken married Carol A. Fuhrman and to this union 6 children were born.
Ken spent 37 years as district supervisor for Getty Oil Company in the Skelgas Division. He retired in 1983. Carol preceeded him in death on Jan. 16, 1989. Ken was united in marriage to Dolores L. Vickery on June 30, 1990 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Sioux Falls.

Ken was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church; Moose Lodge; Elks Lodge; United Commercial Travelers, a lifetime member of the American Legion, VFW, DAV and Knights of Columbus. He also served as a member of the Military Honor Guard honoring his fellow soldiers. Ken received special awards including a 60 Year Award from the American Legion and a 50 Year Award from the Knights of Columbus.

Ken’s hobbies included, golfing, pool playing, traveling, hunting, fishing and antique automobiles.

Thankful for having shared in his life are his wife, Dolores Foley, Sioux Falls; 6 children, Kaye (Larry) Jurgens of Aberdeen, Mike (Donna) Foley of Sioux Falls, Pat (Jamie) Hogan of Hockley, TX, Linda (Bob) Askren of Sioux Falls, Larry Foley of Wichita, KS, Deb (Ken) Bussmus; 5 step-children, Warren (Jule) Vickery of Sergeant Bluff, IA, Bob (Barb) Vickery of Aurora, CO, Mary Vickery of Sioux Falls, Larry Vickery of Sioux Falls, Jim (Sharon) Vickery, Wimauma, FL; a special cousin, Betty Talbott of Sioux Falls; 25 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren and 9 great-great-grandchildren.

Ken was preceded in death by his first wife, Carol; his parents, Thomas and Theresa Foley and sister, Darlene Nielson.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Legion Building Fund and The Banquet.

Craig Tuttle, 39

Craig Anthony Tuttle, age 39, passed away on Thursday, June 6, 2019, at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge, LA.

He was born on June 16, 1979 in Bedford, Texas, the son of Robert Tuttle and Eva Nino Pantle.

Craig graduated from Winfern High School in Houston, Texas and attended the University of Texas San Antonio.

Craig had a uniquely fun personality and seemed to get so much joy out of making people smile. He loved spending time with family, especially during his trips to Peru. He also enjoyed his time spent fishing and hunting whenever he could, but found added joy when he could do so in South Dakota. He loved to play golf, to watch live sports or on TV, and his favorite teams were the Dallas Cowboys, Houston Rockets and Dallas Mavericks.

Craig had a generous and caring heart that seemed to touch everyone he met. Those he loved and those who loved him have truly been blessed with a special gift during his time here on earth. While his loss to those he loved will be felt immensely, we have assurance that we too will soon be with him and the Lord in Heaven. What a glorious day that will be!

He is survived by his beloved wife, Penny Reeves; his father, Robert Tuttle; his mother, Eva Nino Pantle; his brother, Jeremy Pratt; his sisters, Heather Padraza, Sierra Tuttle and Emily Tuttle; step-father, William Pantle and step-mother, Lourdes Tuttle.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Kenneth and Wanda Tuttle; maternal grandparents, Eva Palacios and Santiago Nino; and cousin, Cody Stenson.

A celebration of Craig’s life will be held at the Holiday Inn Express Community Room in Winner on Saturday, June 29, 2019, beginning at 10 a.m. where there will be a time of family sharing followed by a reception. Craig’s ashes will be scattered on the South Dakota prairies of the Brad and Shawn Tuttle ranch following the celebration of his life Saturday.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Craig Tuttle Memorial Fund.

Cheryl Crawford,71

Cheryl Jean Crawford, 71, of Tucson, AZ died peacefully on May 30, 2019, after a lengthy illness.

Cheryl was born to Walter and Irene (Fuhrer) Burke on April 10, 1948, in Gregory, SD. She was raised in Winner, SD and graduated from Winner High School in 1966.

She was married to Lawrence Crawford for 17 years and three children were born to this union. She felt blessed to be able to stay home with her children when they were young and was always active in their activities.

In 1989, Cheryl graduated from Black Hills State University with a degree in elementary education. She lived in South Dakota until 1994 when she moved to Arizona with her family. She was a beloved 3rd grade teacher at Curiel Primary School in Eloy, AZ for 18 years. Cheryl felt that teaching was a way of life for her, not just a job. She was disappointed when health problems forced her to retire in 2012.

In addition to teaching, Cheryl loved traveling and spending time with her family. She is survived by her daughter, Lori (Dana) Adams; her son, Robert Crawford and her granddaughter, Amanda Adams. She will also be missed by many friends and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents and an infant son, Corey Crawford.

A service of committal and burial will take place at Winner Cemetery in Winner, SD on July 1, 2019 at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Catalina Lutheran Church, 15855 N. Twin Lakes Drive, Catalina, AZ 85739, or to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

No Shortcuts for Sacred Hoops

By Colton Hall
Staff writer

Winner legend Frank Leahy once said, “There are no shortcuts in life, only those we imagine.”

It’s a pretty straightforward saying. Basically if you want to get somewhere, shortcuts aren’t the answer. It’s going to take hard work to get where you want.

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Winner/Colome Legion takes Down Chamberlain

By Colton Hall, Staff Writer

Winner/Colome pitcher, Carter Brickman unleashes a pitch against Chamberlain.

It wasn’t mistake free, but the Winner/Colome Legion baseball team churned out a 6-2 victory over Chamberlain on Wednesday night at Leahy Bowl.

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New Pastor Joins Church

By Dan Bechtold

A mission trip to Peru was all David Jahn needed to know the Lord was calling him into the ministry.

Jahn is the new pastor of the Assembly of God Church of Winner. He has been serving the church since the end of March.

Prior to going into the ministry, Jahn worked in the field of agronomy.
He explained that a 10 day mission trip to Peru changed his life. He visited six small churches and saw men who had given their hearts to the Lord and had been given a bible and told to go preach. “They had no training. That is what moved me and my thought was why does not someone come along side and teach them. It seemed to me the Lord was saying ‘why don’t you do it.’”

Jahn explained he left Land O Lakes where he was working and went to the seminary.

The pastor went to Bethel Theological Seminary in St. Paul, Minn. and graduated in 1995.

His first church was in Farmington, Iowa, for three years.

He then went to Luverne, Minn., to revitalize a church which was on the verge of closing. He served 13 years as the pastor and was also the chaplain at the Minnesota Veterans Home for 20 hours a week.

After serving the church in Luverne he and his wife were accepted for World Missions. They spent a year traveling in a four state area tryng to raise money to serve as missionaries in Croatia. Each couple had to raise their own funds.

Unfortunately, they did not raise enough money for the required budget.
There were no churches available after a year spent trying to raise money for the mission trip. So, Jahn went to back into agronomy. He managed the ag coop in Faulkton for four years. He then transferred to Corson where he did safety and compliance for 2 ½ years.

Jahn said he heard of the opening in Winner and applied.

Jahn enjoys being a pastor and felt his experience was a good fit for Assembly of God in Winner.

“I like working with people. I enjoy the challenge of public speaking and presenting the gospel,” he said.

“I like challenging people in a way that makes them think. My job as a preacher is to find a way to communicate the message in a way that challenges people to think differently than they normally do and in a way that keep them engaged,” he added.

As our culture has changed so has the church says Jahn.

“I think there are things that have come up were the American church has gotten more concerned about pleasing people than pleasing God,” he said.

In the pastor’s opinion, the modern trend in a lot of churches is what can we do to get everyone to like us.

Jahn grew up in Clarkfield, Minn., which is 25 miles north of Marshal, Minn. His wife grew up on a farm outside of Cottonwood, Minn.
After graduating from high school, Jahn went to the University of Minnesota, St. Paul, and received a degree in agronomy graduating in 1991.
He first job was as a field agronomist for Land O Lakes for eight years. He then was the manager of a coop in Sargent, Neb., for two years.
Jahn and his wife Gail have two children: Elissa, Sioux Falls and Andrea, Parker, who is married and has two children. The Winner couple have two grandchildren.

Jahn and his wife have been fortunate to have gone on several mission trips. They have been to the Ukraine, India and other countries.
“We felt this is where God wants us now,” he said.

Pamela Burtz, 71

Pamela Burtz, 71, of Winner, SD passed away on Thursday, June 13, 2019 at the Winner Regional Long-Term Care Facility in Winner, SD. Funeral service was held on Monday, June 17, 2019 at 10 am at the First Baptist Church in Winner. Burial followed in the Winner City Cemetery.

On Thursday, June 13, 2019, Pamela Dayle (Jordan) Burtz, loving wife and mother to three children, lost her long battle with Alzheimer’s at the age of 71.

Pam was born Jan. 26, 1948 to Theron (Sam) and Norma (June) Jordan. Pam was an only child but grew up surrounded by the love of her cousins and friends.

In 1965, she was crowned Homecoming Princess of Winner High School and later attended college at Northern State University. She spent time as a country school teacher and later dedicated time and love to her clients at the South Central Adjustment Training Center.

In 1971, Pam wed the love of her life, Allen Burtz. To this union they we blessed with 3 children and 5 grandchildren. Pam was vivacious, quick witted, and compassionate. Through the ups and downs of 48 years, Allen never left her side, even as she slowly forgot the world around her.

Pam was the lady who would talk to strangers standing in line at the grocery store, the lady who took 8 hours to pick out a couch, and the lady who threw her entire self into her children. She never missed a ball game, theater performance, horse show, or school event. She braved the road teaching her kids to drive, and she made sure they always had a good book in front of them.

Pam was a gifted piano player from a young age and volunteered her talents to the First Baptist Church for many years. She loved gardening, reading, volunteering, and playing Pitch with her friends. She also was an excellent baker with a wide range of culinary tastes.

Pam was known for having a way with words. She wrote yearly Christmas cards that were always eloquent and creative. Pam had a sharp wit and a quick tongue (usually directed toward Allen) and always knew how to make you laugh.

Pam is preceded in death by her parents Sam and June Jordan.
She is survived by her husband Allen; son Justin (Julie) and their children Leighton and Bennett of Denver, CO; son Nathan and his children Dalton, Sylvia and Sierra of Rapid City, SD; and daughter Emily (Noe) Hernandez of Las Vegas, NV.