Milestone is reached

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Morgan Hammerbeck takes a shot as the Winner Lady Warriors defeated Todd County 68-38.

By Dan Bechtold


The Winner Lady Warriors have pushed their season record to 8-0 with three big victories this week. The win string for the Lady Warriors is 32-0.

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Warriors taking care of business

Winner Warriors basketball recaps vs. Chamberlain and Gregory

By Colton Hall
Staff Writer

In what was a hard-fought battle, the Winner boys basketball team took down Chamberlain 68-64 on the road.

It may not have been pretty, but a wins a win.

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Cowboys drop two games

Colome Cowboys basketball recaps vs. Avon, and Wessington Springs.

By Colton Hall
Staff Writer

The Colome Cowboys dropped a pair of away games against Avon and Wessington Springs on Monday, Jan. 6 and Tuesday, Jan. 7.

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Rebounding plagues Cowgirls

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Saydee Heath drives into the lane against Kimball/White Lake on Thursday, Jan. 9.

Colome girls basketball recaps vs. Avon, Wessington Springs, and Kimball/White Lake

By Colton Hall
Staff Writer

Colome vs. Avon

The Colome Cowgirls basketball team fell 67-47 on the road to the Avon Lady Pirates on Monday, Jan. 6.

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Wrestlers place fourth at Presho

Winner Area wrestling team took fourth place at the Mid Dakota Monster in Presho on Saturday. The Warriors finished with 193 points. Pierre won first place with 274 points.

Two Winner wrestlers won first place. Kaden Keiser was the champion at 126 pounds and Sam Kruger took the championship at 160 pounds.
Keiser, 20-1, won the championship by a 17-5 major decision over Jackson Remmers of McCook Central/Montrose.

Kruger, 11-0, won a 2-0 decision over Jacob Cheeseman of McCook Central/Montrose.

“We had a really up and down weekend,” said coach Spencer Novotny. “A few of the guys wrestled really well and I thought a few guys left a lot of points off the board. We need to do the little things better like finish periods and transition into scoring situations better.”

Every varsity wrestler scored points for Winner team points and the coach says that is a step in the right direction.
Also placing for Winner were: Maxton Brozik, 6th; Kaleb Osborn, 3rd; Aaron Gilchrist, 3rd; Riley Orel, 5th; Jack Kruger, 3rd; Trevor Peters, 2nd; Joey Cole, 8th.

“Now if we can get healthy and make a good season run that will be important,” said the coach. “We are going to work on technique this week and go light into midweek just to get a few guys healed up,” said Novotny.

The Warriors will wrestle at Tri Valley on Jan. 18 and on Jan. 21 will compete in a triangular with O’Neill and Valentine.

Lonnie Hollenbeck, 84

Lonnie Hollenbeck, 84, of Carter, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020 at the Sanford Chamberlain Care Center in Chamberlain, SD.

Funeral service was held on Friday, Jan. 10, at 1 p.m. at the Mason Funeral Home in Winner, SD. Burial followed in the Winner City Cemetery.
Lon was born Oct. 5, 1935 to Vincent and Genon Hollenbeck in Ainsworth, NE. Lon married Kathern Novotny on July 13, 1955. To this union two children were born, Brad (Dixie) Hollenbeck of Thedford, NE and Brenda (Harvey) Bierema of White River, SD.

In 1966 they moved from the Clearfield area to the Carter community where they spent the rest of their lives. Lon and Kathern worked side by side whether they were calving, haying, coyote hunting or fishing. They always enjoyed time with family and friends. Some of those times happened while out fishing. Whether it was fishing when the Sell boys came down or watching the grandkids jumping up and down on the bank when they caught “the big one!”

Lonnie as he was called most of the time, from day one was a baseball player. He started out as the bat boy. His dad and grand dad all played ball. Then Lon coached little league and caught for the Witten baseball team for many years. He enjoyed all sports, but rodeo was his favorite, the good bucking horses and bulls.

Lon drove the truck many miles loaded with horses and was always proud to be a part of the family tradition. He loved being with family and friends. He was also very proud of his grandchildren attending every basketball and volleyball game that he could.

Lon loved to farm and make the ground black. He loved putting up hay and, in the winter, you could find him with a grey hound or two. Coyote hunting was a family thing, do chores and go hunting with grandkids or anybody that would like to go along and plan on it being all day.

Lon is preceded in death by his parents Vincent and Genon Hollenbeck, wife Kathern Hollenbeck.

Lon is survived by is son Brad Hollenbeck, daughter Brenda Bierema and their spouses, 3 granddaughters, and 6 great-grandchildren.

Twila Dvorak, 85

Twila Dvorak, 85, of Winner, SD passed away on Friday, Jan. 10, 2020 at the Winner Regional Healthcare Center in Winner, SD.

Funeral service was held on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020 at 11am at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Winner, SD. Burial followed in the Lutheran Cemetery in Mission, SD.

Twila Lou Horst was born on July 7, 1934, in Mission, South Dakota to August and Bertha (Hartmann) Horst and was baptized and confirmed into the Lutheran faith at Zion Lutheran Church in Mission.

After graduation from Todd County High School in 1952 she was united in marriage to Duane Levon Dvorak on Jan. 31, 1953 in Clearfield. South Dakota. They ranched in the Wood area and were active in the Wood Legion until 1982 when they divorced and she moved to Winner where she became a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church.

She was very active in the Winner American Legion Auxiliary and was elected the South Dakota American Legion President in 1983. She served for a number of years as the editor of the Legionette and was a member of the Board of Directors of South Dakota Girls State.

Twila enjoyed her job as a typesetter for the Winner Advocate for a number of years and loved to golf, bowl and be involved in volunteer work. She was also an avid reader and was always ready to share a good book with a friend or relative. She prided herself on her crossword puzzle skills and her daily routine included solving the one that was in the paper for that day.

Although she never had any children of her own, Twila claimed every single niece and nephew as her own and she was very involved in their lives. She never failed to let us all know exactly where we stood with her and we will miss her wit and humor as well as her presence at family gatherings.

Twila is survived by her sisters Hortense (Ben) Artichoker of Rapid City, South Dakota and Alberta Crabtree of Hot Springs, South Dakota along with a host of nieces and nephews as well as great nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents August and Bertha (Hartmann) Horst and brother Dewey (Louise) Beselin along with sisters Verna (Robert), Helena (Don), Robinette (Tom), June (Harold), Linda, brother in law Delbert and niece Bernadine (Babe) who was always considered one of the sisters.