John Patrick Antoine, 13 days

John Patrick Antoine, 13 days, of Winner, SD passed away at the Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls, SD on April 15, 2021. 

Funeral service were held on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at the Winner Ideal Community Hall in Winner, SD.  Burial  followed in the Winner City Cemetery. 

John Patrick Antoine went to heaven in the embrace of his mother on April 15, 2021.  John was born on April 2, 2021 to Cheryl and Devin, joining siblings; Kiley, Kira and Devin Jr.  Despite his short time on earth, he was deeply loved and brought joy to us all.

John Patrick will be forever loved by his parents Cheryl and Devin, his sisters and brother, his grandparents Molly DuBray, Everett Antoine Jr., Donna Eisenbraun, and the late Patrick Felix Sr., and all of his aunts, uncles and cousins.

Terry Kerner, 69

Terry Kerner, 69, of Sutherland, NE, formerly of Winner, SD passed away on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at the Bryan Medical Center East in Lincoln, NE.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 1 p.m. at the Winner United Methodist Church in Winner, SD. Burial will follow in the Winner City Cemetery.   Visitation will be held one hour prior to the services. The family will be there to welcome friends and relatives. In lieu of flowers, memorials are to be directed  to the family for future designation towards a foundation or scholarship.

Terry was born Dec. 24, 1951 to Alvin and Darlene Kerner in Windom, Minn. Terry was the oldest of eleven children, which he was an amazing brother to. He graduated from Winner High School in 1970. In his youth he was an  avid athlete, who loved to play baseball. Terry enjoyed many big game hunting experiences.  At the age of twelve he took his first chance to drive a semi with his father. This sparked his passion. Terry jumped to the chance to begin his career along the side of his father with trucking. He was dedicated to transporting goods all over the country for fifty-three years, traveling countless miles in his life.

He was a kind and thoughtful man, as well as a loving father to Travis, Tyler, Jill, Jolene, and Trey. He beamed with pride when it came to his grandchildren, Cole, Cooper, Rylee, Piper, Austin, Rance, and Wyatt. In his spare time, he loved planting trees, riding horses, spending time with his grandkids, and taking the chance at winning the lottery.

He was preceded in death by his parents Alvin and Darlene, sons Marcus and Toby Kerner, brother-in-law Nile Brooker.

Terry is survived by his children, Travis Kerner (Mindy) of Sutherland, Nebraska; Tyler Kerner (Brenda) of El Mirage, AZ; Jill Kerner (Robert) of Ainsworth, NE; Jolene Christner (Justin) of Wallace, NE; Trey Kerner (Jimi) of Brule, NE. He leaves a legacy with 7 grandchildren, Cole Kerner, Cooper Kerner, Rylee Kerner, Piper Kerner, Austin Kerner, Rance Christner, and Wyatt Christner. Siblings, Cherly Kerner, Doug Kerner, Kevin Kerner, Gail Kerner, Tim Kerner, Shelia Kerner, Keith Kerner, Alex Kerner, Angela Rutenbeck, and Jerred Kerner. Along with aunts and uncles.

Construction meetings to be held each week

By Dan Bechtold


The first of weekly highway construction meetings was held April 6 in the city council chambers.

The purpose is to keep people informed on work with the re-construction of Highway 18.

The work on the road project started March 29. The work is primarily on Highway 18 from Van Buren to 7th St.

South Dakota Department of Transportation and T &R Contracting of Sioux Falls, the prime contractor, conducted the meeting.

Connor Christensen of T&R Contracting and Doug Sherman, area engineer for the DOT conducted the meeting.

Christensen explained that starting April 6 north Jefferson Street would be closed until the concrete is laid. This will probably be around June.

He said the construction company will be milling the east side of Main Street to Adams Street.

Traffic is being maintained through the construction zone. An 11 foot width restriction will be in place. Vehicles larger than 11 foot will have to take an alternate route or obtain a permit.

The DOT says here are signs on highways around Winner alerting truckers to the width restrictions.

The signs are located: north of Highway 18 on Highway 183, on Highway 53 south of Highway 18, Highway 83, south of Mission, Highway 183, south Colome, Highway 18, east of Colome, Highway 49, north of Highway 44 and Highway 44 east of junction of Highway 49 and 44. There are width restriction signs also on South County Road and North Country Road in Winner.

During the construction project there will be weekly meetings. In the future, the meetings will be live streamed.

Persons can also receive information from Facebook by going to Winner Highway Construction 2021. Persons with questions can also call 605 332-1170.

WHS prom set for April 24

The Winner High School prom will be held April 24.

“Let’s Glow” will be the theme.

The grand march will start at 6:30 p.m. in the Armory with the door open at 6 p.m.

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

A dinner and dance for prom-goers will be held in the auxiliary gym following the grand march.

The dinner will be prepared by the Catholic Daughters.

This year’s prom servers are Kendyl Bachmann, Melanie Brozik, Mali Beehler, Faith Covey, Kelbi Meiners, Rylee Root, Jack Kruger, Ethan Bartels, Pierce Nelson, Riley Orel, Jack Peters and Tayden Mathis.

Providing music for the dance will be the Outlaw DJ’s.

An after prom party will be held in the Armory.

Taylor receives state FFA degree

Teresa Taylor of Winner received her state FFA degree at the state convention in Rapid City.

The state FFA Degree is the highest degree of membership conferred by the South Dakota FFA Association.

The requirements for this degree are:

•Having earned and productively invested at least $1,000 or worked at least 300 hours in excess of scheduled class time or a combination in a supervised agricultural experience program.

•Demonstrated leadership ability by performing ten procedures of parliamentary law, giving a six minute speech on an agriculture or FFA related topic of serving as an officer, committee chairperson, or participating member of a chapter committee.

•Have completed at least 25 hours of community service.


There was one new probable case of COVID-19 in Tripp County as of Monday, April 12.

There were no new cases and 14 active cases. The total confirmed cases since the pandemic started is 629.

Statewide, there were 135 new cases as of April 12 and the probable cases are at 52.

The active cases in South Dakota are 2,425. There are currently 96 persons hospitalized.

The total deaths in the state is at 1,947.