Cowboys fall in close game

Julie Rohde photo
Brayden Seegers, right and Casey Assman of the Colome Cowboys take down a Tripp/
Delmont/Armour/ACDC player in Friday’s game.

Colome football team lost a close game to Tripp-Delmont-Armour/Andes Central/Dakota Christian Friday night in Colome.

The Cowboys were defeated 26-20 after making a comeback in the fourth quarter.

The game was tied 14-14 at the half.

Colome opened the scoring on a one yard run by Michael Supik. Tripp/Delmont came back and scored plus making their two point conversion to give them an 8-6 lead. With 8:46 left in the second quarter, Tripp/Delmont scored to take a 14-6 lead. However Colome’s Riley Shippy returned a kickoff 65 yards for a touchdown to tie the score at 14-14.

In the third quarter, Tripp/Delmont scored 12 points and held Colome scoreless.

The Cowboys scored its final touchdown in the fourth quarter on a 27 yard run by Shippy.

The Cowboys had 211 yards of total offense and were lead by Bertram with 84 yards. Shippy had 80 yards and Michael Supik, 45 yards.

The Cowboys 11 first downs.Leading the Colome defense was Sully Shippy with 13 tackles. Shippy and Bertram had 10 tackles each. Supik had 8 tackles and Brayden Seegers 7.

The next action for Colome will be Friday night at Platte.

Labor Day celebration planned for Winner

Carnival, parade, demolition derby, bull riding, car show, donkey soccer, pop up vendors are just some of the many events planned for the big Labor Day weekend in Winner.

Mac’s Carnival and Attractions will be on Main Street four days. The carnival will feature 10 rides which will be spaced out in a social distance manner.

In addition to the rides, there will also be carnival attractions and games for people to enjoy.

Advanced tickets for the carnival are on sale at the Winner Area Chamber of Commerce office, city of Winner office, True Value, Hidden Gems, Winner Food Center and BankWest.

The last day to buy advanced tickets is Sept. 3.

City water restrictions..Water restrictions in place

The city of Winner is doing some maintenance on the inside of one of its water tanks and is announcing water restrictions. As of Aug. 31 water restrictions are in place in Winner. The hours of watering are from 6-10 p.m. and 5 to 10 a.m.

Houses with uneven house numbers would water on uneven days and houses with even numbers will water on even numbered days.

The city is hoping the water restrictions will last only four weeks. Residents are asked to conserve water in their homes. In addition, the water restrictions apply to washing of autos, trucks, trailers, trailer houses or any other type of mobile equipment.

The washing of sidewalks is also included in the restrictions.

The blue water tank has been drained for work on the inside of the tank and painting of the tank.

Trap team awards presented

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Winner/Colome High School trap team recently handed out awards from the spring
clay target season. Pictured from left are Elijah Everette, Tane Pravecek, coach
Tim Pravecek, Katie Welker, Megan Brozik and Faith Covey.

The Winner/Colome high school trap team recently handed out awards that were earned from the spring clay target season.

In the girls division, Katie Welker was the overall high average female in the state. She also won first place for girls in the conference and was the high overall shooter in the conference.

Megan Brozik earned second place for girls in the conference and Faith Covey was third place in the conference. In the boys division, Elijah Everette was the first place shooter for boys in the conference and Tane Pravecek was third place.

Welker and Everette were both named to the all state team.

As a team the Winner/Colome team took first place in the conference. There were 14 members of the team. Others members include Jack Anderson, Parker Baker, Matt Brozik, Jesse Larson, Juli Larson, Austin Olson, Hunter Osborn, Cole Rank and Hunter Shippy.

The team will begin shooting the fall league in September.

Bates is new conservation officer in Tripp County

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Dillon Bates is the new Game, Fish and Parks conservation officer in Tripp
County. He has been on the job for about a month and also serves Mellette and
Todd Counties.

By Dan Bechtold /Editor

Dillon Bates is the new Game, Fish and Parks conservation officer in Tripp County. He is also serving Todd and Mellette Counties.

Originally from Wilber, Neb., southwest of Lincoln, Neb., Bates started his new job in Winner on July 24.

The GFP office in Winner is located in the city building on Monroe Street. “Growing up in southern Nebraska I had heard of Winner and the pheasant hunting tradition. I would hear people say they were taking a family trip to Winner to go pheasant hunting.”

The young conservation officer finds it cool that he is stationed in an area that has such a rich hunting tradition.

Since an early age Bates has wanted to be a game warden. “I could not tell you what sparked my interest in high school,” he said. His family took vacations to national parks and seeing the park rangers, being outside and being able to help people kindled that interest in Bates.

“Every job I have had after college made me want this job more and more. I just kept getting experience.”For Bates, the big draw is getting to be outside every day, getting to help people with hunting and fishing and helping more people get interested in hunting.

Bates graduated from Wilber Clatonia High School in 2012. Both of his parents are educators. His father is the high school history teacher and head wrestling coach and his mother is a title teacher in the elementary school.

In high school, Bates played football, wrestled and ran track where he was a hurdler.

He received a college football scholarship to play at Doane University in Crete, Neb. He played college football all four years and was a safety on the college team.In 2016 he graduated from college with a degree in sociology. After college, he worked for the Iowa Conservation Corps for a six month seasonal job.

Bates then took a job with Utah Conservation Corps in Cedar City, Utah. The conservation corps was contracted out by the National Park Service. “We did a lot of back country stuff. We would hike into an area, camp for 8 to 9 days doing work such as building trails, cutting down trees and doing stream restoration. Bates worked at this job in Utah for 10 months.

He worked for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources as a natural resource technician doing wetland work, planting food plots for wildlife.

Following the job in Iowa he was hired as a fisheries technician in Ft. Collins, Colo for seven months and then worked as an elk feed ground technician in Pinedale, Wyo.While in Wyoming Bates applied for a job with the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks. All these job just added to the experience to make him a better conservation officer.

In November of 2019 Bates started training with GFP.

He did his field training in Lemmon before being stationed in Winner.

Since he has been in Winner he as been getting his name out to local residents and contacting a lot of landowners. He has checked all the game production areas in Tripp County and wants to work on increasing the walk in areas before the pheasant season starts.

When asked what he wants people to know about him, he said: “I am here to help. Feel free to contact me. Anyway I can make fishing and hunting better and improve access is important to me.”

Persons can contact Bates at 1-605-730-1576.

Nancy Jo (Schramm) Giessinger, age 79

Nancy Jo (Schramm) Giessinger, age 79, of Huron, SD and formerly of Winner, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020 at the Huron Regional Medical Center in Huron.    

A private funeral service for Nancy was held    on Friday, Aug. 28 at Welter Funeral Home in Huron with burial at Riverside Cemetery.       

Nancy Jo Schramm was born on Dec. 27,1940 to Herbert F. and Harriet C. (Hanson) Schramm in Winner, SD. She attended school and graduated from Winner High School in 1958. Nancy worked as a store clerk for many years in the telephone industry, mainly Northwestern Bell and later US West until her retirement. She then worked at Dakota Pork in Huron in the same capacity (store clerk) and later worked part time with the South Dakota American Legion Auxiliary.   

Nancy met Eugene in Huron, SD when they both worked for Northwestern Bell Telephone. They were united in marriage on Oct. 9, 1965 in Huron.

Nancy enjoyed spending time with her three grandsons, Sam, Ben, and Will. She also enjoyed Bingo, shopping, playing cards, and an occasional trip to the casino. Nancy was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Huron and lifetime member of the American Legion Auxiliary.    

Grateful for having shared in Nancy’s life are her husband Eugene of Huron, SD; her son Jason (Cindy) Giessinger of Bloomington, IL; three grandsons, Sam, Ben, and Will ; one brother, James (Karen) Schramm of Winner, SD; and one sister, Cindy (Neil) Quitsch of Sumpter, SC.    Nancy was preceded in death by her parents; step-father, William Bergman, and several uncles, aunts, and one niece.

Memorial are preferred to Our Saviors Lutheran Church, 2040 Ohio Ave. SW, Huron, SD 57350