Ron Waller Golf Tournament

Dan Bechtold/Winner Advocate Photo
Rich Crow Eagle, right and Mike Beardt were named the winners of the Ron Waller memorial member guest golf tournament at the Winner Country Club on Sunday. Making the presentation are Brenda Klein and Steph Waller.

Rich Crow Eagle and Mike Beardt were the winners of the 27th annual Ron Waller Memorial member-guest golf tournament Saturday and Sunday at Winner Country Club.

The pair from Mission shot a 126.

The derby champions were Cordell Nilson and Luke Fischer. The runner-up team was Blake Gardner and Barry Gardner.

Saturday flight winners include:

Flight A

1.  Rich Crow Eagle, Mike Beardt, 63

2.  Blake Bauer, Matt Bauer, 65; 3. Larry Aaker, Anthony Husher, 69; 4. Justin Zeigler, Erin Early, 70

Flight B

1.  Clay Fenenga, Jeff Seefeldt, 81; 2. Eric Pollard, Dan Diez, 81; 3. Jim Halverson/Chris Whitehorn, 81; 4. Kim Hanson, Brian Buchholtz, 81

Flight C

1.  Chad Peterson/Scott Pekarek, 86 2. Kelly Meiners, Mike Hammer, 86; 3. Barry Grossenburg, Bob Severson, 86; 4. Randy Kludt, Dennie Pravecek

Sunday flight winners were:

Flight A—1. Rich Crow Eagle, Mike Beardt, 63; 2. Larry Aaker, Anthony Husher, 64; 3. Lucas Jedlicki, Sam Hossle, 65; 4. Justin Zeigler, Erin Early, 66

Flight B—1. Chuck Keiser, Dave Keiser, 74; 2. Casey Osborn, Brady Moorhead, 75; 3. Joshua Antman, Patrick Iyotte, 75; 4. Chris Burns, Bruce Drapeaux, 75

Flight C—1. Vern Olson, Adam Hutmacher, 72; 2. Jim Hofeldt, Ben Beagle, 76; 3. Stormy Halligan, Troy Feisterman, 77; 4. Barry Grossenburg, Bob Severson, 79.

Pin prize winners on Saturday were:

Hole 2 closes to pin—member Russ Williams, guest Tim Marchese

Hole 3 closest to pin—Justin Zeigler, member and Luke Fischer, guest

Hole 4 long putt—Barry Gardner, member and Austin Moser, guest

Hole 5 closest to pin in 3 Justin Zeigler, member and Anthony Husher, guest

Hole 6 long putt—Blake Baer, member and Scot Pekarek, guest

Hole 7 closest to pin—member Kevin Keiser, guest Matt Bauer

hole 9 long drive—Cordill Nilson, member and Nick Larsen, guest

Pin prize winners on Sunday are:

Hole 2 Closest to pin in 2—Larry Aaker member and Mike Beardt, guest

Hole 3 closest to pin—Stormy Halligan, member and Phil Husher, guest

Hole 4  long putt—Chuck Keiser, member and Mike Cahoy, guest

Hole 5 closest to pin in 3—Bob Benson, member and Erin Early, guest

Hole 6 long putt—Izak Nespor, member and Mike Cahoy, guest

Hole 7  closest to pin—Mike Stickland, member and Anthony Husher, guest

Hole 9 long drive—Izak Nespor, member and Adam Hutmacher, guest

The calcutta winners were:

Championship flight

1. Lucas Jedlicki, Sam Hossle,60 2. Larry Aaker and Anthony Husher, 61; 3. Cordell Nilson, Luke Fischer, 61.5

4. Justin Zeigler, Erin Early, 62.5

First Flight

1-2 Chuck Keiser, Dave Keiser, Landon Engel and Garrett Gronlund, 74; 3-4 Casey Osborn, Brady Moorhead, Joshua Antman, Patrick Iyotte and Mike Stickland and Phil Husher, 74.

Second Flight

1. Vern Olson, Adam Hutmacher 71; 2. Jim Hofeldt, Ben Beagle, 73; 3. Kevin Meiners, Dan Drake, 75.5; 4. Stormy Halligan, Troy Feisterman, 76 

Mortenson, and Rowe Honored

Ryder Mortenson and Heather Rowe of Winner were among 28 South Dakota FFA members to receive their American FFA degree.

They will be recognized during the 94th national FFA convention Oct. 30 in Indianapolis, Ind.

The American degree is the highest degree an FFA member can receive in the national FFA organization. Only FFA members who have demonstrated the highest level of commitment to FFA and made significant accomplishments in their supervised agricultural experiences are eligible for the American degree.

Members must have earned and productively invested at least $7,500 or have earned and productively invested at least $1,500 and worked 2,250 hours beyond school schedule through their SAEs.

Labor Day events planned

Advance sales of Labor Day carnival tickets are in full gear.

The carnival will be on Main Street Sept. 3, 4, 5 and 6.

Mac’s Carnival and attractions provides the rides, games and attractions the Labor Day weekend.

Advance tickets are available at the Winner Area Chamber of Commerce office, city of Winner office, True Value, Hidden Gems, Winner Food Center and BankWest.

The advance sale is 12 tickets for $20.

Persons who want to have a float in the Labor Day parade let the Winner Area Chamber of Commerce know.

With Labor Day just around the corner this is a lot going on in Winner that weekend. There  is the big demolition derby, barbeque in front of the Legion after the parade,  donkey ball at the rodeo grounds , car show at the Tripp County Historical Society Museum.

The museum will be open the day of the car show serving homemade pie and ice cream.

In the morning, Jim Hiemstra will be serving his famous  caramel rolls.
The Winner Area Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring bull riding on Saturday Sept. 4.

Labor Day morning is the big Winner Regional Health road race.

And after the race is the big parade. Remember, due to the highway construction there is a totally different parade route this year. It will still line up on South County but it will go south to 7th street and turn east going all the way down 7th St.  to the Winner High School.

This is just a brief outline of some of the events to plan for on Labor Day.  Next week’s Winner Advocate will have more detail on events.  This is just a brief snapshot and we did try to list every event that is for the Sept. 1 paper.  

Major changes in highway construction

By Dan Bechtold


There are some major changes in the Winner Highway 18 and 44 reconstruction project.

Last Tuesday, representatives from the South Dakota Department of Transportation office in Winner and T&R Contracting, general contractor, gave up update on the this large highway project.

Starting at 8 a.m. on Aug. 17 persons traveling on Highway 18 from 7th St to the junction of Highway 18 and 44 will be driving on the new concrete. At the junction, motorists will switch over to driving on the south side of the road like they have been doing all summer.

Milling of the old asphalt on the south side   Highway 18 from 7th St to the junction will start soon. The tentative date for milling to begin was Aug. 17.

Another big change is  happening at the junction of Highway18 and 44. The temporary road used at this intersection is now permanently closed and drivers will be using the new road that is in place. There will be a three way stop sign at this junction.

H & W Contracting of Sioux Falls will be coming back to Winner on Aug.  23 to do underground utility work. They were in Winner earlier when work was being done on the north side of the highway.

It is hoped that in a couple  of weeks the intersection at Monroe and Madison Street will be open. Doug Sherman of the DOT office in Winner said this will allow persons easier access to businesses on the north side of the highway.

Connor Christensen of T&R Contracting, Sioux Falls, said that after Labor Day the construction company will be working every Saturday.

Sherman asked persons to drive with caution through the construction zone as changes have been made.

He said if persons have any questions or concerns they can call the  DOT office at 842-0810.

Also, there is a Facebook page so persons can keep up with the construction updates.

Speaker featured at Winner school on Sept. 1

Robb Holladay is a speaker who is coming to Winner to talk to middle school and high school students on Sept. 1. He will be speaking on vaping.

The middle school and 4th and 5th grade session will be from 1:25 to 2:25 p.m. in the Armory with Holladay talking to WHS students from 2:30 to3:30 p.m. in the Armory.

There will be an adult presentation from 6-7 p.m. in the auxiliary gym.

Featured on TV, radio and newspapers, Holladay is an international in demand teen expert and youth motivational speaker.

Holladay understands that students need to be reached in new and innovative ways.

Holladay lives in Dallas, Texas.