City, school election set for Jun 30

The city of Winner and the Winner School Board elections will be held on Tuesday, June 30. The combined election will be held in the city council chambers. The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The election was originally set for April but due to COVID-19 the governor allowed cities and schools to choose a later date. The only city election will be in Ward One where Frank Finney will face Justin Schuyler. Dave Baker, the current councilman from Ward One, is not seeking re-election.There are three candidates running for two seats on Winner School Board. The candidates are Rusty Blare, Bill Mann and Nelle Schlomer. Mann and Blare are incumbent board members.

Schlomer is a former school board member.Persons who do not want to vote in person at the city hall are urged to vote by absentee ballot. City ballots can be obtained at the city office and school absentee ballots can be obtained at the school administration office on 7th St.

At the election site on Tuesday, there will be hand sanitizer for voters to use. Persons will be asked to use social distancing when they vote. There will be a limit to the number of people in the room. The election workers will have masks and gloves.

When showing a driver’s license, election workers ask that persons hold the license as it will not be touched by the election worker. Each person will be given their own pencil to take home with them after they vote.

Winner/Colome amateur baseball Pheasants improve to 5-1

Winner/Colome Pheasants knocked in nine runs in the second inning as they cruised to a14-5 victory over Corsica/Stickney on June 18 in Sunshine League play. Derek Graesser, Dillon Lambley, Zach Harter, Sean Kammerer, Lakin Neugebauer each drove in runs. The Pheasants fired up the offense in the first inning by scoring two runs. Austin Richey singled scoring the two runs.J. J. Farner was credited with the victory. Hewent seven innings allowing five runs on 12hits and striking out seven.Connor Hopkins threw two innings in relief.Reed Harter had a home run for Winner in the ninth inning.

Derek Graesser, Zach Harter and Oscar Pravecek all had doubles for the Pheasants. Graesser had 4 hits in 6 times at bat.Reed Harter was also at bat six times and had 3 hits.Winner/Colome, with a 5-1 record, will host the Alexandria Angels on Friday, June 26 at 7 p.m

Colome chaos

Colome comes up winner in weather delayed game Colome Chaos let some rain and a little lightning help them to a 11-2 win over Miller June 14 in Colome. The two teams played up to the sixth inning when the game was stopped due to inclement weather. When the weather did not clear and after some discussion between the two teams Colome was declared the victor.The Chaos moved to 3-2 for the season. Colome cruised to an easy win last Sunday.The Chaos tallied four runs in the second inning. The big bats were led by Ethan Vobr and Jake Luse.

Colome notched three more runs each in the fourth and sixth innings.Shea Connot was 2-4 at the plate to lead the Chaos.Carter Brickman got the win for Colome. He went six and a third innings allowing tworuns on five hits and striking out ten. Colome vs. Plankinton Bankers Colome fell behind early and could not catch up in a 4-0 loss to Plankinton Banker on Thursday. Plankinton took the early lead in the second inning. They also scored runs in the fourth and eighth innings.Jackson Kinzer went 2-4 at the plate.Turner Tinant took the loss for Colome. He pitched seven innings allowing five hits while striking out 10. Colome vs. Kimball/White Lake NationalsColome Chaos stayed in the game until the end but Kimball/White Lake pulled away.

Late to take a 15-9 victory in Pony Hills League action Sunday in Colome. The game was tied at nine with Kimball/White Lake scoring eight runs in the ninth inning. Colome took the early lead scoring three runs in the first inning and three more in the second. Colome put the pressure on with singles by Ethan Vobr and Jake Luse. Luse took the loss for Colome. He went four innings allowing six runs on six hits and striking out two.Opening on the mound for Colome was Jackson Kinzer who pitched four innings.He allowed eight hits and seven runs while striking out six. Kimball/White Lake had two home runs for the day.Carter Brickman, Shea Connot and Kinzer had doubles for the Chaos. On Thursday, June 25, Colome will host 4 Corners in a 8 p.m. game.

Joanne Bartels, 90

Joanne Bartels, age 90, of Winner, died Monday morning, June 22, 2020 at the Winner Regional Long Term Care.

Survivors include two daughters Deb Volmer of Winner, and Barbara (Arnold) Olson of Platte; one son David Bartels of Winner; 8 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one sister Beverly Ruhkamp of Havre, Montana; and several nieces and nephews. Joanne was preceded in death by her husband Elmer Charles Bartels; a daughter Sharon Hysell; a son Roger Charles Bartels; one grandson Kelly Volmer; four sisters and one brother.

Funeral services are pending with the Rush Funeral Home of Philip.

Girls basketball team awards

Dan Bechtold/Winner Advocate Photo
Team awards were presented to members of the Winner Lady Warriors basketball
team at an awards supper on June 17. Pictured from left are Jenna Hammerbeck,
most improved; Maggie LaCompte, sharp shooter; Kelsey Sachtjen, taking charge;
Ellie Brozik, 110 percent Lady Warrior; Kalla Bertram, defensive MVP; Bella
Swedlund, offensive MVP; Katherine Jankauskas, junior varsity MVP and Morgan
Hammerbeck, most representative.

Donna Ryberg, 88

Graveside services for Donna Mae Ryberg were held June 19 at the White River Cemetery. Burial was in the White River Center. She died June 16 at Aventara Nursing Home in Pierre.

Donna Mae (Kriege) Ryberg was born on April 2, 1937 to Robert & Irene (Mott) Kriege at Murdo, SD. She grew up on the family farm at White River and was joined by three sisters, Midge, Vera, Pat and two brothers, Buzz and Ralph.

As a little girl, she milked cows, gathered eggs, herded sheep on horseback, helped tend to her siblings and dreamed of being a cowgirl.

Donna attended school at Big White Country School through the 8th Grade and then boarded with Mrs. Anderson in White River for high school, graduating in 1956.

On May 28, 1956 she married Arthur Ryberg at the White River Methodist Church and they started their life together, working with his parents to maintain the farm.

On June 14, 1957 they were blessed with their first child, a daughter Raedene. Julius and Josephine retired later that yearand Art and Donna took over the farm operation. On Dec. 30, 1959, a son, Terry, joined the family. Son Marty was born on Aug. 25, 1962 and the family was complete with the birth of son Mick on Sept. 11, 1965.

Art & Donna were busy parents, tending to the farm, attending school activities and becoming active in the community. Donna joined many organizations including the American Legion Auxiliary Otterman Post #94, Cottonwood Ladies Aid, Senior Citizens, Mellette County Historical Society and Red Hat Ladies.

She held many offices over the years and served as secretary, treasurer and president.

Having lost her leg to cancer at the age of 14, she is credited with starting a cancer support group in White River. Donna could also be counted on to organize the local blood drives and was a lead planner for Frontier Days for many, many years, attending and taking part in all community events.

Like any farm wife, she enjoyed taking care of her family, maintaining a large garden, baking, sewing and spending time with neighbors and friends.

Art passed away unexpectedly on May 26, 1993 and Donna continued her life at the farm aided by Mick. Mick moved to Mitchell and Donna began to enjoy retirement, maintaining her farm lifestyle, but focusing more on the organizations that meant so much to her.

At the same time the world was struck by a pandemic, Donna took a spill at home and required a hospital stay and the inability to have physical contact with family and friends, and her health rapidly declined with the eventual diagnosis of Lymphoma.

She is preceded in death by her husband Art, son Mick, parents Bob & Irene, sisters Midge, Vera and Pat and brother Ralph.

She is survived by daughter Raedene (Gary) Hovey of Reliance, SD, son Terry of San Diego, CA, son Marty (Sandy) of Renton, WA, granddaughters Cindy (Tim) McCarthy, Chelsea (Igor) Parkman and Caitie (Justin) Laxton, great grandchildren Dylan (Jessica), Ashlyn (Reid), Megyn, Elliot, Oliver and Gwen, great great granddaughter Olive Harper McCarthy, born on Saturday, brother Buzz (Astrid), sister-in-law Alyce and many nieces and nephews.