Two considered for volleyball player of year

Two members of the Winner volleyball team were considered for volleyball player of the year by the Mitchell Republic.

Ellie Brozik and Kalla Bertram were the two considered.

Brozik has been Winner’s most efficient at the net during the team’s run at the state tournament. The junior racked up 415 kills, 186 digs and 48 aces.

Bertram, a senior, did a little bit of everything for Winner. Bertram had 257 kills, 294 digs and 69 aces.

Chosen as the player of the year was Julia Weber of Bridgewater-Emery.

Alexa’s Gift

Submitted photo
The Colome National Honor Society and student council carried on Alexa
McKenzie’s giving spirit by shopping for gifts for foster children on Dec. 2.
Money to purchase the gifts was raised by the students and they selected gifts
for 17 children. Pictured from left are Lanie Bolton, Saydee Heath, Joseph
Laprath, Landi Krumpus, Makayla Shippy, Katie Welker, Maya Vandenbark, Morgan
Gill and Elizabeth Yeaman.

Covid-19 Cases

Tripp County saw the number of COVID-19 cases rise by two on Monday. The total confirmed cases in Tripp County since COVID started is 500. There are 130 active cases with 423 recovered. The total number of deaths in Tripp County is now up to nine.

Statewide on Monday, a total of 447 new cases were reported. This brings the active cases in the state to 16,432.There have been 68,449 persons who have recovered from the virus.

The total number of persons tested for COVID-19 is 339,995.The state death toll is at 1,110.In any measurement, November was the worse month in South Dakota. On Oct. 31, the state’s total sat at 425 deaths. That number would more than double in November with 946 deaths as of Nov. 30.

The state had an additional 118 deaths in the first four days of December.

Living nativity set for Dec. 16

To celebrate the true meaning of the season a living nativity will be held at the United Methodist Church on Dec. 16.

This will be put on by the GPS youth. There will two shows, one at 6 p.m. and the other at 6:30 p.m.

This will be outside so persons are asked to dress warm. To help people stay warm the high school MYF group will be serving free hot cocoa. There are about 30 kids who will take part in this nativity.

The GPS group is for youth in kindergarten to sixth grade.

In addition there will some miniature donkeys and sheep. “The kids are really excited about it,” said Vanessa Goodell, education director.

Each show is about 15 minutes long. The 6:30 p.m. show will be live streamed and will be held right before the Sounds of Christmas.

There will be plenty of room on the church lawn for people to social distance as they watch the living nativity. Due to COVID, the Sounds of Christmas will be live streamed and is closed to the public.

Sounds of Christmas closed to pubic

Sounds of Christmas will be held Dec. 16 at 6:45 p.m. hosted by Winner United Methodist Church. This service is not open to the public due to COVID-19. It will be live streamed on You Tube/Winner United Methodist Church.Area musicians are invited to participate.

Former choir members can make a video with their cell phone and email it to umcav@gwtc.netPersons who would like to participate are to call Jo Green at 840-2270 or Winner United Methodist Church at 842-0854.

Archie Robert Bice, 73

Archie Robert  Bice passed away on Oct. 17 in Florida after a lengthy illness of recurring cancer.

He was born March 14, 1947, to Melvin and Roberta Bice of Ideal. He joined five other children on the farm, then three children making a total of nine sibblings.

He graduated from Winner High School in 1965 going on to attend Colorado State University in Ft. Collins graduating in June 1969.

He married Marilyn McCurdy of Denver right after graduation and started work at Dupont Company in Delaware where he spent his entire 40 year career. The couple started their family in 1974 and had two children, Brandon and Devon.

He spent the first ten years doing technical and research work and then managed technical organizations in support of research and development, plant design and manufacturing support.

Bice became the business engineer manager for Dupont’s carpet fiber and flooring business in the mid-90’s and managed Dupont’s engineering and processing equipment during his later years, retiring in 2009.

Accomplishments include being named primary patent holder for the chemical reactor used in manufacturing of Kevlar (R), the material used in making police and military bullet proof vests, personal armour and aircraft, aerospace and sports equipment. He had several other patents for the manufacture of Neoprene rubber and composite materials.

He and his wife lived in Delaware and Pennsylvania, later moving to Florida where they resided at the time of his death.

They traveled the world both for work and pleasure. They had been to most of the countries in Europe, Moracco, South Africa, Zambia, Japan, China, Hong Kong, Thailand, Mexico, Caribbean Islands, Alaska, Hawaii, Sweden and Russia.

He is survived by his wife, Marilyn; son, Brandon (Jill) and children Ella, Cody, Tara and daughter Devon Hilton (Will) and children Addison, Rianne and Liam. Also surviving are brothers Richard (Betty), Don (Ardy), Jon (Karen), Greg (Sis); sisters Betty (Dale ) Waters, Vesta (Laverne) Frank and Debbie (Lennie) Steffen.

Preceding him in death were his parents, a sister, Patricia.

At his request no funeral was held. His ashes will be dropped in the ocean at his beach house in Delaware this summer.