The number of active cases of COVID-19 in Tripp County is declining.

As of Monday, there were 7 actives cases and no new confirmed cases.

The number of recovered cases is 726.

The total persons tested for COVID is 2,328.

There are 17 deaths in Tripp County.

Statewide, there were 102 new confirmed cases on Monday and 31 new probable cases.

The number of active cases in South Dakota is 2,153.

There are 112 persons hospitalized with COVID.

The state has administered 528,055 doses of the vaccine to 314,649  residents in the state.

Around 52 percent of the state’s population has received at least one dose of the vaccine.

Golfers champions at Mobridge

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Winner Area girls golf team won first place at the Mobridge Invitational on
April 15. Pictured from left are Emma Jorgensen, Brielle Bachmann, Cici Watson,
Leila Balsiger, Tessa Mann, Gracie Root, Kelbi Meiners, Devan Dougherty and
Rylee Root. In back is coach Jim Halverson.

Winner Area girls golf team opened the season by winning the Mobridge Invitational.

Riley Root was the medalist taking first place.

Kelbi Meiners took fifth and Brennan Bachmann placed 9th. Devan Dougherty placed 10th and Gracie Root was 12th.

There are 17 girls on the golf team coached by Jim Halverson. The assistant coach is Liz Jankauskas.

The next meet for the Lady Warriors will be Thursday at the Big Dakota Conference meet in Pierre. On Friday, the girls will travel to Mitchell to play in the Parkston tournament.

Fritz, Bertram play in all star game

Brady Fritz of Winner paced the Blue All Stars to a 99-94 win over the White All Stars at the South Dakota Basketball Coaches Association/Sanford Pentagon all star games Saturday in Sioux Falls.

Fritz finished with 16 points and four 3 pointers.

Fritz will play college ball at Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell.

In the girls all star game, Winner’s Kalla Bertram had 14 points and five rebounds for the Blue team. The White all stars won the game 106-75.

Bertram will play her college ball at Black Hills State University.

Kindergarten screening is April 23

The Winner School District will be conducting begindergarten/kindergarten screening on April 23 for all children in the Winner district for the 2021-2022 school year.

South Dakota law states children must be 5 years of age by Sept. 1, 2021 to enroll.

Please call the elementary school office at 842-8170 to schedule an appointment. Please bring a copy of a courthouse issued birth certificate and immunization records.

Persons with questions are to call the elementary office.

Winner After Prom Party

Let’s Glow will be the theme of the Winner High School Prom which will held April 24 in the Winner Armory. The grand march will start at 6:30  p.m. with the door opening at 6 p.m.

Following the grand march, the king and queen of prom will be crowned.

There will be a dinner and dance in the auxiliary gym.

Following the dance there will be an after prom party in the Armory, hosted by parents of the juniors and seniors.

The after prom party will be from midnight to 4 a.m. If a student leaves  the party early their parents will be called.  Also, if a student is registered to attend the after prom party and does not show up their parents will be called.

There are lots of events planned for the students to make it an enjoyable evening.

There will be inflatables, corn hole tournaments, card games, and laser tag.

This year there will be a mechanical bull.

The South Dakota Highway Patrol will have the trikes and impaired vision goggles. This gives the students the feeling of impaired driving.

For those who want to try their creative side, there will be canvas painting.

There will be a hypnotist which is always entertaining and a big hit with the students.

No one  will go away hungry as there will be lots of food plus a coffee bar.

There will be lots of prizes given away.

The after prom party is a fun way to make sure students are safe following prom.

Tripp County 4-Hers learn about new culture

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Baptise Reimel, foreign exchange student from France, teaches Tripp County 4-Hers how to count in French. A workshop on crepes and culture was held on April 9.

Tripp County 4-H was able to introduce youth to life in France through the Crepes & Culture workshop on April 9.  It was led by Liz Farley, Daniel Rodriguez Gonzalez and Baptiste Reimel. 

Liz is an French-born American Citizen, and Dani & Baptiste are Spanish & French students placed with the ASSE International Student Exchange Program to spend the school year at Burke.    During both sessions, participants made crepes (including impressive flipping of crepes with the pan), practiced speaking French, and learned about life in France.

Schramm wins council seat

Brad Schramm defeated incumbent  John Meyer in the Ward Three Winner city election on April 13.

There was a one vote difference between the two candidates. Schramm received 53 votes and Meyer received 52 votes.

There was a 14.5 percent voter turnout in the election.  There are 711 registered voters in Ward Three and 105 votes were cast.

Schramm will start his term at the May 3 meeting. 

Fritz finalist for Mr. Basketball

Brady Fritz of Winner is a finalist for South Dakota Mr. Basketball.

The ten boys Mr. Basketball nominees are: Jackson Hilton, Brandon Valley; Tyce Ortman, Canistota; Paul Bruns, Dakota Valley; Colin Rentz, Dell Rapids; Connor Libis, Dell Rapids St. Mary; Tyler Feldkamp, Sioux Falls Roosevelt; Kelton Vincent Sioux Valley; Matthew Mors, Yankton; Jakob Dobney, Vermillion and Fritz, Winner.

The award will be presented in May.