A local hero who is making a difference in the lives of those with developmental disabilities.
Kara Zeigler with Winner Pharmacy!
Kara helps to ensure people’s health and safety by filling prescriptions, setting up medication minders to assist people to be more independent in taking medications, and completing routine medication reviews to monitor for possible medication interactions and she does it all with a smile!
Community Connections Inc. appreciates Kara, and all staff at Winner Pharmacy, for making
a difference in the lives of people
supported by CCI.
Community Connections Inc challenged Winner
Food Center in wearing purple March
26 to help raise epilepsy awareness in the community.
Winner Food Center showed the most purple and won the challenge. A subway meal from CCI to WFC was the prize for the awesome turn out of their employees wearing purple!
What Is Epilepsy?
Epilepsy is a neurological condition that
affects the nervous system. Epilepsy is also known as a seizure disorder. It is
usually diagnosed after a person has had at least two seizures (or after one
seizure with a high risk for more) that were not caused by some known medical
What Are Seizures?
Seizures seen in epilepsy are caused by
disturbances in the electrical activity of the brain. The seizures in epilepsy
may be related to a brain injury, genetics, immune, brain structure or
metabolic cause, but most of the time the cause is unknown.
Facts About Epilepsy And Seizures
You don’t walk alone
65 MILLION: Number of people around the
world who have epilepsy.
3.4 MILLION: Number of people in the United
States who have epilepsy.
1 IN 26 people in the United States will
develop epilepsy at some point in their lifetime.
BETWEEN 4 AND 10 OUT OF 1,000: Number of
people on earth who live with active seizures at any one time.
150,000: Number of new cases of epilepsy in
the United States each year
ONE-THIRD: Number of people with epilepsy
who live with uncontrollable seizures because existing medications do not work
6 OUT OF 10: Number of people with epilepsy
where the cause is unknown.
Educate Others About Seizure First Aid
Show others how to take care of someone
having a seizure. Seizure First Aid is simple – Three Ss: Stay, Safe, Side.
STAY with the person and start timing the
seizure. Remain calm and check for medical ID.
Keep the person SAFE. Move or guide away
from harmful objects.
Turn the person onto their SIDE if they are
not awake and aware. Don’t block airway, put something small and soft under the
head, loosen tight clothes around neck.
Do NOT put anything in their mouth. Don’t
give water, pills or food until the person is awake.
Do NOT restrain.
STAY with them until they are awake and
alert after the seizure. Most seizures end in a few minutes.
When to Call 911
Seizure lasts longer than 5 minutes
Seizure occurs in water
Person is injured, pregnant, or sick
Person does not return to their usual state
Robert Lee Long Crow, 59, of Flandreau, SD,
left on his journey to the spirit world on Monday, March 22, 2021. Funeral service was held on Friday, March 26, 2021 at 2 p.m. at the Winner Middle School Gymnasium. Burial
followed at the Mniska Presbyterian Cemetery near Dixon, SD.
Wake service will be held on Thursday, March 25, 2021 at 1 p.m. at the Winner Middle School Gymnasium.
Robert was born March 13, 1962, at home and was adopted as an infant by Kenneth Sr. and Velma (Felix) Long Crow. He always felt the utmost love and gratitude to his biological mother (Nina Roubideaux) for placing him with the Long Crow family who loved him dearly.
Robert loved his music, loved attending
concerts, and was an awesome pool player. He especially loved hunting and
fishing with his best friend, Duane Schmidt. His favorite holiday was the 4th
Of July, where he would have a big cookout and loved setting off fireworks. He
had many friends wherever he went.
Robert worked at the Star Mark Cabinet Factory in Sioux Falls, then later at the Royal River Casino as the Captain of Security Dept. His most recent job was at Twin City Fan in Brookings until he had issues with his health. He did smaller jobs helping his friend Duane.
Robert leaves to mourn his two sons, Darin
and Wade Of Flandreau SD; three daughters; Holly (Milli) of Flandreau SD,
Genevieve and Erin Of Sioux Falls SD; special friend, Peggy Munk also of
Flandreau SD; two sisters; Maxine Long
Crow- Knisley (Roger) Nunda SD, Phyllis Comes Flying, Ft. Thompson SD; Jeffery
Long Crow Sr. (Paula) Ft. Thompson S. D.; Dave Clairmont (Betty) West Chicago,
Il. ; Jim(Bonnie) St. Paul Mn.: Duane Schmidt(Gayle) Dell Rapids SD; eleven
grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
was preceded in death by his biological mother, Nina; parents, Kenneth and
Velma, brother, Kenny Jr. and grandson, Brandon.
Arlene Marie Brandis (Gary), 76, of Winner,
passed away on Wednesday, March 17, in Minneapolis, MN.
Memorial service was held on Monday, March 29, 2021 at 2 p.m. at the Winner Middle School Gym. Burial followed in the Winner City Cemetery.
Arlene was born in Rosebud, South Dakota March 15, 1945, to George and Eva (Hawk Track) Gary. She attended school in Winner, graduating from Winner High School in May of 1964.
Arlene attended college in Denver for some time before moving back to Winner.
In 1980 she met and married her husband Marvin Brandis, together they had 4 children: Toby Clairmont from a previous marriage, Alicia, Derek, and Wade.
She attended Black Hills State University graduating in December of 1984, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Science and Business Education. Arlene worked for Sinte Gleska University, Department of Office Technology for more than 20 years, retiring in August of 2020.
Arlene enjoyed many things in her life; traveling, pow wows, music, dancing, bowling, watching the Denver Broncos, and of course the T.V. series “The Walking Dead”. She enjoyed selling fireworks with her husband Marvin. She loved spending time with her family, always exited and ready to tell stories and jokes over a cup of coffee. She was always happy and optimistic about everything.
Arlene is survived by her sister, Laura,
her children; Toby Clairmont (Kristina Foss), Alicia Brandis (Bruce Parker),
Derek Brandis, and Wade Brandis. Her
grandchildren: Christian, Damian, Wyatt and Logan.
She is preceded in death by her husband
Marvin Brandis, her parents, two brothers: John and Anthony, and two sisters:
Marilyn and Verna.
Lawrence (Larry) Donald Crouse, age 80, of
Burke, SD passed away on Tuesday, March 25, 2021.
Larry was born in Boone, Iowa, on Oct. 7, 1940. He was the son of Paul and Ruth (Smith)
Crouse. Larry grew up in Denison and
Carroll, Iowa. At an early age, Larry
was known as a daredevil. He wasn’t
afraid of anything. When he was very
young, he was racing some kids on his bike in Denison, he rode through a stop
sign and was hit by a car. Even though
he was injured, he said he won because all the other kids stopped at the stop
sign. At the age of 16, Larry began
driving truck loads for Omar Bread. He
would drive from Carroll to Fort Dodge.
He drove Christmas trees from South Dakota, truck loads to Chicago and
smaller loads throughout Iowa all while he was still in high school. He graduated in 1958.
While living in California, Larry learned
how to skydive. He loved skydiving. He said that he jumped out of an airplane
many times before he actually ever flew somewhere on a plane and he jumped 30
times before ever landing in a plane. He
had over 500 jumps in his lifetime. He
created a flight jump uniform and was on the cover of a skydiving
magazine. He jumped as part of a group
known as the San Joaquin Sky Divers Club.
He had two separate jump fails both shattering his leg/ankle.
He moved back to Omaha and started
Nebraska-Iowa-Express (NIX) in downtown Omaha at 12th and Jones. He met the love of his life, Rose Braun, at a
lunch place on 13th and Davenport in Omaha.
He knew he wanted to marry her the first time he saw her and told her
that one day her last name would be Crouse.
NIX ran to Kansas City, Denver, Sioux City, Ogalalla, Scottsbluff,
Cheyenne, Casper, Kimball, Sydney, St. Joe, Nebraska City and Fall City. In November of 1969 was the grand opening of
the dock in Council Bluffs, Iowa. At the
height of NIX there were 350-400 employees (200 in Omaha/Council Bluffs
alone). He also owned Corrugated
Carriers. In 1979 -1980, he was the
president of the Nebraska Motor Carriers Association. In 1980, he testified before Congress against
trucking deregulation. There are many,
many stories of Larry’s trucking days.
In the early 1970’s, Larry became
interested in hunting. His
father-in-law, Gus, took him to Keya Paha County in Nebraska. In 1982, Larry and Rose purchased a ranch
along the Keya Paha river. Also, in
1982, Larry closed the doors to NIX and bought a warehouse down the street from
the Council Bluffs dock and began CDL warehouses. He sold many of the docks that he owned
across Colorado, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas and Illinois. In 1983, Larry purchased Sunnyside Stables in
Elkhorn, Nebraska, where he boarded many of the Shiners B Patrol horses along
He was active in many charities including
becoming a Mason, a Shriner, founded a golf fundraiser for mentally handicapped
children, hosted wild game feeds as fundraisers and was a devout
Christian. In his 70’s, he helped build
the First Baptist Church in Winner, SD.
Larry’s favorite scripture was Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things
through Christ who strengthens me.”
Larry is survived by his beloved wife,
Rose; his children and families: Bob of Arizona, Lisa (Simon) of Texas, Lynda
(Todd) of Washington, Lori (Dean) of Colorado, and Mark (Angie) of Arizona; and
3 grandchildren: Ashley of Alabama, Tristan of Washington and Jordan of
Winner High School boys basketball
team placed 8th at the state
Class A basketball tournament in Sioux Falls.
Senior Brady Fritz was named to the all tournament team.
The Warriors opened state tournament
play when they faced Dakota Valley. Dakota Valley defeated Winner 65-58.
A 20 point Winner deficit turned into a
one possession game in the final minutes.
Dakota Valley led 38-20 with 7:12 left
in the third quarter. Brady Fritz scored 23 of his 28 points in the second half
including 16 in the third quarter that helped Winner cut the deficit to 10
Blake Volmer sank a three pointer to
make it a 59-58 game. Volmer had 12 points in the game.
Winner could not stop Dakota Valley
from increasing its lead.
The Warriors shot 38 percent from the
field and were 4 of 7 from the free throw line.
Ethan Bartels pulled down 7 rebounds,
Fritz, 6; Volmer and Elijah Peterson, 5 each.
Farner had 4 assists and Peterson, 3.
Volmer had 2 man makers.
In the second game on Friday,
Chamberlain defeated Winner 68-43.
The Warriors fell behind early as the
Cubs went on a 19-0 run.
Fritz was held to 13 points and Volmer added 10. Slade Cournoyer scored 6
points. The Warriors shot 36 percent from the field and were 8 of 17 from the
free throw line.
Cournoyer had 6 rebounds, Volmer, 5 and
Vesely had a man maker.
In the 7th and 8th
place game on Saturday, Winner played Vermillion. The Tanagers have a strong
Winner connection. Head coach Jay Drake is a WHS grad and Jay’s father, Jim,
coached the Winner boys team for 31 years. Jim Drake is an assistant coach at
The Tanagers defeated Winner 78-49.
Early on Winner found itself in a big
hole as Vermillion led 17-0.
Fritz scored 18 points, Volmer 8,
Cournoyer, 7 and Barfuss, 6.
Volmer pulled down 12 rebounds, Fritz,
5 and Vesely, 4.
Volmer had 4 assists and Peterson had a
“We are so proud of our guys for competing
at the highest level of the state,” said coach Brett Gardner. “The results
didn’t end the way we had hoped and we didn’t shoot very well but with that
being said our guys never gave up and never hung their heads,” said the coach.
“We are proud of the way we represented our program, our school and our
communities. We finished the season 20-5
which is the fourth most wins in Warrior history,” said the coach.
WHITE RIVER, SD – Foothills Contracting
Inc. will begin construction on U.S. Highway 83 from the town of White River,
S.D. for 11 miles to the White River.
Construction activities will occur in two separate work zones and begin on both the north and south ends of the project and proceed toward the middle of the 11-mile project. Construction begins on March 22, 2021.
The construction project has a 12-foot
width restriction. Neither overweight loads nor overlength loads will be
allowed during construction. This restriction is in place through approximately
November 19, 2021.
Roadway activities will primarily be in two work zones controlled by flaggers and a pilot car. Motorists are asked to be aware of suddenly slowing traffic, reduced speeds through the work zone, and construction workers and equipment adjacent to the driving lanes.
The U.S. Highway 83 road surface will have sections of gravel or dirt surfacing due to grading operations. U.S. Highway 83 may be closed at times due to adverse weather if the roadway surface is too muddy to safely allow traffic to move through the project.
For complete road construction information, visit https://www.sd511.org or dial 511.