Garth Brooks accomplishes the impossible

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Garth Brooks entertained over 350,000 fans on June 27 in a live concert at drive inn theaters. Winner Drive Inn was one of the theaters in South Dakota that hosted the event.

Entertaining Over 350,000 Fans With A One Night Only Live Concert At Drive-In Theaters Across North America

Garth Brooks managed to accomplish the impossible! On Saturday night, June 27, he entertained over 350,000 fans with a one night only live concert at drive-in theaters across North America. Fans were able to enjoy this special event, with friends and family, from the safety of their own vehicle.

The Winner Drive In Theater was one of the theaters to host the event.

It was the first time anything like this had ever been done. The concert was created exclusively for this event. It was recorded in Nashville, with the full band.

“This time, I was the fan and the people were the entertainment. Watching people all night from coast to coast, in Canada and here in the U.S., laughing, dancing, and singing, made me smile,” said Garth Brooks. “It reminded me how much I miss the crazy, happy, and unpredictable life we lead as entertainers. For one night, things seemed…right.”

The event was produced by Encore Live.

The show adhered to guidelines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as all state and local health mandates.

About Garth Brooks

Garth Brooks is the 7-time CMA Entertainer of the Year, a first for any artist.

He is also the first and only artist in history to receive eight Diamond Awards for the now eight albums certified by the RIAA at over 10 million album sales each.

He remains the #1-selling solo artist in U.S. history, certified by the RIAA with 156 million album sales. In March, Garth received the esteemed Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. He has received every accolade the recording industry can bestow on an artist.

In January, Billboard announced that Garth Brooks was the first artist to make it on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart in the 80s, 90s, 00s, 10s and now 20s.

Linkyn Petersek, was named the state all around champion

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Linkyn Petersek, Colome, was named the state all around champion at the state
high school rodeo in Ft. Pierre. He was the tie down state champion, team roping
reserve state champion, steer wrestling, 7th place and reining cow horse, 5th
place. Petersek is pictured with the saddles and buckles he won. He is one of
nine kids from South Dakota that made it to nationals in more than one event.

Bridge funds

Tripp County received two bridge replacement funding from the South Dakota Department of Transportation meeting in Pierre.

Tripp County had two of the 49 projects that received funding. One of the bridges is at 264th St, northeast of Ideal. The existing bridge is 60 feet and the estimated replacement cost is $600,000.

The second bridge is northeast of Winner at 270th St and is a 38 foot single span bridge. Total estimated replacement cost is$380,000.Bids will be let for work on both bridges.

A total of 113 applications were received by the DOT. Seven cities submitted eight applications and 37 counties submitted 105 applications. The projects will require a 18.05 percent local match.

During the 2020 legislative session, approximately $4 million was appropriated to help offset the local match resulting in approximately 5-6 percent share for the selected local governments.

Boys basketball awards

Winner High School boys basketball team voted on team awards. The awards include:

C team Mr. defense—Michael Olson C team MVP—Finn Bartels JV team Mr. Defense—Landon Thieman JV team MVP—Blake Volmer Varsity most intense—Joren Bruun Varsity Mr. Hustle—Oscar Pravecek Varsity Mr. Defense—Phillip Jorgensen Varsity MVP—Brady FritzAll most improved—Jackson Vesely All most improved—Fred Whiting All most representative—Joren Bruun.

The boys basketball letter winners are: Joren Bruun, Jacob Clay, Phillip Jorgensen, Kameron Meiners, Oscar Pravecek, Dawson Phillips, Ethan Vesely, Fred Whiting, Gage Watson, Jayd Whitley, Jesse Colson, Evan Farner, Brady Fritz, Landon Thieman, ElijahPeterson, Jackson Vesely, Ethan Bartels, Blake Volmer.

Royals snag victory over Bon Homme

Royals snag victory over Bon Homme Winner/Colome Legion baseball team snagged a late lead and defeated Bon Homme 8-5 in Tyndall on June 24.

In the top of the fifth inning, Fred Whiting homered scoring three runs.The Royals won the game despite allowing Bon Homme to score three runs in the third inning. In addition to Whiting’s home runs, Joren Bruun had two home runs on the night.Winner/Colome knotted the game at four in the top of the fourth inning when Evan Farner singled scoring one run.

Kameron Meiners was on the hill for the Royals and pitched all seven innings. He allowed nine hits and five runs over seven innings and struck out seven. Bruun led the Winner/Colome team with two hits at four times at bat.

Also getting hits for the Royals were Oscar Pravecek, Whiting, Meiners, Farner, Jacob Beckers, The trip to Tyndall was the start of a series of road games for Winner/Colome.

Saturday the local Legion team was in Redfield. Redfield 13-Winner 1Winner/Colome Legion played two games in Redfield on Saturday afternoon.In the first game, Redfield defeated Winner/Colome 13-1.

The Royals watched the game slip away early and couldn’t recover in the loss. Redfield started off with six runs in the first inning.Winner/Colome scored its single run in the fourth inning. Jacob Beckers led things off on the mound as he pitched six innings. He allowed three hits and three runs over the six innings. Beckers struck out 11. Evan Farner threw one third of an inning in relief.

The Legion team will play in Gregory on July 2.On July 8, Winner/Colome will host Gregory in an 8 p.m. game.

Mid Dakota Fair

By Dan Bechtold Editor

There will be a Mid Dakota Fair this summer but due to COVID-19 it will look much different.

The fair will be held July 29 to Aug. 8.“We are excited that we have an opportunity for our members to exhibit what they have done in their 4-H project year,” said Laura Kahler, Tripp County 4-H advisor.

However at this year’s fair everyone must follow SDSU social distancing protocol. This means that everyone must be six feet apart and everyone must wear a mask at all times.

There will be no public attendance at the livestock shows. Judges, exhibitors and a family member of those exhibiting are the only ones allowed in

DeMers girls are jr beef ambassadors

PIERRE, SD- The South Dakota Beef Industry Council (SDBIC) unveils the new Junior Beef Ambassador program for the summer, giving area youth the opportunity to share their beef story.

The program is an opportunity for youth ages 5 to 18 to help them share their beef story. The SDBIC is proud to announce that 19 Jr. Beef Ambassadors will be joining us throughout the 2020 summer, sharing photos and videos.

These young beef leaders’ stories will highlight their own ranch and what they do day in and day out. “Our youth continue to be our future and we have to prepare them and encourage them to be proud of their heritage and willing to promote the beef product,” states SDBIC Executive Director, Suzy Geppert.

The 2020 Jr. Beef Ambassadors are: Charles Barber, Jayne Blume, Lena DeMers, Maggie DeMers, Bentlee Holt, Cashley King, Koyle King, Rylee K., Brooklyn Marshall, Natalie Marshall, Baylor Pazour, Jennings Pazour, Ladd Pazour, Scarlett Radke, Fidelia Rasmussen, Kaycee Scheel, Ella Stiefvater, Kingston Wulf, and Madilyn Wulf.

These beef ambassadors come to the SDBIC program from across the state.

Follow along all summer as we highlight and recognize these young leaders and share their great beef stories!

Covid cases Climb in Tripp County

COVID cases continue to climb in Tripp County The total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Tripp County continues to rise.As of Monday there are a total of 16 positive cases and 10 have recovered.

There are six active cases. Last week at this time there were only 12 cases in Tripp County.One new case was reported on June 23. There were two more cases reported on Friday.

The Winner School District sent out an E mail that an employee tested positive for COVID-19 and the lunch program providingsack lunch ended on June 25. Also all summer workout programs in the Armory were suspended until Monday.

A new case of COVID from Tripp County was reported Monday being the total to 16.Statewide on Monday there were 35 new COVID-19 cases.The death toll in South Dakota is at 91. There are 70 persons hospitalized with the virus across the state.