Five of the Colome FFA members attended the
national FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Ind. Those that attended include Jack
Anderson, Morgan Gill, Klayton Heath, Jesse Larson, Joseph Laprath, and advisor
Sarah Manderfeld. The students and advisor left on Tuesday, Oct. 26 at 7 pm.
The first stop of the trip was Fair Oaks Farm on Wednesday, Oct. 27. The students participated in a swine experience by seeing the process of piglets being born and raised. The visitors also got to witness a calf being born. The night ended at the Gainbridge Fieldhouse with a performance from Alex Miller and Brett Young that started at 7:30 pm.
Opening session started at 8 am on Thursday, Oct. 28, where they got to see ‘Fancy Lady Cowgirl’ Courtney DeHoff talk about stepping up to challenges. The members then got to explore around the FFA Expo Center to receive information about college and agriculture groups. Free items were also received during the Expo exploring.
Later that afternoon, there was a tour given of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Jack, Morgan, Klayton, Jesse, and Joseph upheld the tradition of kissing the bricks. The students then had some fun enjoying a haunted house later that night.
On the last day of the National FFA Convention, Friday, Oct. 29, those attending went to the fourth general session at 8 am. Students then got the chance to explore the convention hall. That afternoon, the members went to Beasley’s Orchard and got to talk to the owner, Calvin Beasley. Beasley talked about young entrepreneurs and how to thrive with their own small businesses. The students ended their day with the sixth general session at 7 pm.
On Saturday, Oct. 30, the students attended the American Degree session at 7:30 am and the seventh general session at noon. After finishing sessions, they then started their journey home.
Celebration of Don’s Life was Thursday,
Nov. 18, 2021 at 12:30pm, with visitation one hour prior to the service, all at
Braman Mortuary (Southwest Chapel) in Omaha, Neb.
Interment: Omaha National Cemetery
Donald Michael McCabe, born Oct. 3, 1937 at
Winner SD to Donald McCabe, and Elva Elsie (Likens) McCabe. As a youngster
growing up, he was known as “Mick” to his family and friends.
He attended grade school at McNeely
District 52 country school for all 8 years. He attended high school at Winner
SD senior high, and graduated in 1955.
He spent one year at Southern State Teachers College in Springfield SD.
In 1957, he enlisted in the United States Air Force, and took his basic training at Lackland AFB, San Antonio TX. His 1st duty station was Hickam Field, Honolulu HI. He was known as Mike or Mac, to his AF fellow servicemen. He served for 23 years, and achieved the rank of Master Sergeant. During those years he was stationed in Hawaii, North Dakota, Nebraska, Texas, Missouri, Greece, and back to Nebraska, where he retired. Most of his career was served in the Strategic Air Command (SAC). He was a crew member on Operation Looking Glass.
He is survived by his wife Elaine, two
children, son, Russell McCabe of NY, NY, and daughter, Lynne Hartner of
Papillion NE; brother, Mark of Pierce NE, and sister, Jean Couch of Ft. Madison
IA and 6 nieces and nephews, and 4 grandchildren.
Winner High School football players
have received some post season honors.
Named to the SESD all conference team
are: Aiden Barfuss, Riley Orel, Charley Pravecek, Achilles Willuweit, Kaden
Keiser, Joey Cole and Jackson Vesely.
The football players who are on the
academic all state team are: Charley Pravecek, Kaden Keiser, Joey Cole, Jackson
Vesely, Michael Olson, Slade Cournoyer, Kaleb Osborn, Kolbie Osborn, Riley
Shippy, Finn Bartels and Adam Bohnet.
Members of the Winner FFA competed Nov. 15 at Mitchell Tech in numerous
speaking competitions at the District 4 Leadership Development Events. “It was
a very successful evening,” said advisor Nicole Roth.
Justin Hausmann placed 1st in ag
broadcasting and advances to state.
Parliamentary Procedure placed second and
advances to state. Team members include Justin Hausmann, Clay Sell, Ryan Sell,
Maggie DeMers, Amanda Blare, and Bailey Fairbanks.
Maggie DeMers was elected as District 4
Vice President and Rowdy Moore was elected as District 4 Sentinel.
In Creed Kyla Mammen placed 14th and Austin
Blare placed 15th. Ag Sales included Rowdy Moore, Rylee Schroeder, Garret
Phillips and Stetson Shelbourn. Extemporaneous Speaking included Sierra McCall
and Andrew Henderson.
State Leadership Development Events will be
held Dec. 5 and 6 in Pierre.
Chillies Liquor in Winner recently celebrated its one year anniversary. Clint and Amanda Willuweit purchased the business from Rick and Deb Godel on Nov. 30, 2020.
Conveniently located on Highway18 at 346 W. 2nd St. it is easy for customers to use the drive through window or stop in the store. The business is open Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m.
Amanda explained she was driving on the highway last year and saw the for sale sign. She mentioned something to her husband about buying the business and he felt it was a good opportunity. The rest is history.
The couple’s second son, Achillies, a senior at Winner High School, felt it would be cool to named the new business Chillies. All of his buddies call Achillies Chillie. Amanda and Clint liked the idea and went with the name.
Amanda explained in organizing the store she wanted to put things together in certain sections. So all the wine is together and all the beer is readily available.
A center island features products that the business does not get very often but people can come in and see the merchandise.
The store has a little bit of everything from hard liquor to wine, beer, pop, chips and tobacco products.
Amanda noted they brought in the higher end scotches, whiskies and burbons. They also brought in higher end wines. With revamping the wine selection they are finding they are selling more wine.
In December Amanda plans to have wine tasting party. She says some customers are excited to be able to sample a varsity of wine.
The business has a rewards system for its customers. For every 250 points they get 20 percent off their purchase.
“The business has exceeded our expectations,” said Clint. Amanda added: “The community, hunters and lodges have been good to us.”
She enjoys seeing the people and having time to visit with them. Clint said when people come to the liquor store they are in a good mood or they are going to be in a good mood very soon.
Clint says the business has added 50 to 60 more products. If people request a certain item they will try and get it in the store.
Amanda says the liquor store is busy. “People like to come in and look at what we have to offer. They do not always know what they want so having a chance to look over the large selection helps people make a choice.” Thirty percent of the business sales is beer and the couple says it is seasonal with more beer sold in the summer.
There are seven employees at the liquor store.
Clint and Amanda also own Atlas Chiropractic in Winner. Clint is a chiropractor and opened his business in Winner in 2013 and the family moved to Winner from Gregory in 2016. “We love Winner,” said Amanda.
The Parade of Lights will light up
Winner on Saturday, Nov. 27.
parade will start at 7 p.m. and will go up Main St.
The Winner Area Chamber of Commerce
sponsors this holiday event.
New this year will be parade marshals
to lead the parade. This year Donnette
Hansen and Kaye Eckerman will lead the parade. These two women are the founders
of the Parade of Lights which is now in its 17th year.
There are two divisions in the parade—organization
and business. There will be a first, second and third place prize awarded in
each division. The prize money will be Winner Cash with $300 for first, $200
for second and $100 for first.
The People’s Choice award has returned
to the Parade of Lights. The Chamber will post on their facebook page a picture
of all the floats. The one with the most likes will be the winner. The people’s
choice winner will get $200 in Winner Cash.
To help organizations and church groups
build a float, the Chamber is offering $100 in Winner Cash to any group.
Persons can register their float by calling the Chamber office at 842-1533.
Leading up to the parade, there are a
lot of events going on in Winner Saturday. The Moon Lake Ranch reindeer will be
at the corner of 3rd and Main from 1-4 p.m.
Persons will be able to come and see
Santa from 1-3 p.m. at 3rd and Main St.
There will be a S’mores pit at 3rd
and Main manned by the Winner Volunteer Fire Department.
There will be free movie at the Pix
Theater on Saturday. The movie is “The Santa Clause” and it will start at 4
Saturday, Nov. 27 is also Small
Business Saturday. So in between events take time to shop in local businesses.
It is a great time to shop local and get some of that Christmas shopping done.
Raymond Bartels, 78, of Winner, SD passed
away on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021 at the Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux
Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021 at 11 a.m. at the Winner United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in the Winner City Cemetery. A visitation was held on Tuesday, Nov. 23 at the Winner United Methodist Church.
Born Sept. 14, 1943 to John and Cecelia
Esther Bartels in the Winner Baptist Hospital; Ray grew up northwest of Winner
at the original homestead and attended East and West Banner schools. A 1961
Winner High School graduate, Ray had a wonderful time celebrating his class’s
60th reunion at WHS this homecoming, well-attended by Ray’s oldest friends and
In addition to working on the farm
throughout his teen years, Ray worked for many neighbors including George
Mills, Wayne Lapsley, Red and Jerry Shoemaker and worked at the South Dakota
Experiment Station north of Presho.
On a whim, he traveled to California where
he worked at a lampshade factory before returning home to start his adult life
here in Tripp County.
A canary yellow Pontiac Lemans carried Ray
into Dallas, SD one night where he met the love of his life Judy Day. He won
over Bill and Pearl Day by delivering homemade pickles every evening and Ray
and Judy were soon engaged, then joined in marriage on Valentine’s Day, Feb.
14, 1970. Soon after the two wasted no time carving out an idyllic life at the
farm and welcomed the births of Troy, Jason, Amanda and Lane.
Ray spent the next few decades raising his
family, crops, and livestock. He was an old-school farmer who took great pride
in his large, bountiful garden and his chickens. Additionally, he served on
many boards and associations. He and Judy worked tirelessly in the concession
stand for the Elk’s Rodeo. Ray as an Elk, Judy as a Doe. Ray was a member of
the Tripp County Wheat Producers Association, and was a lifelong member of the
Episcopalian Church, working his kitchen magic every Shrove Tuesday at the
annual pancake dinner.
The Tripp County Water User District was
established in 1977 and Ray was named one of its inaugural directors, a post he
has manned for 44 years as director and past president. The Water users
district is comprised of 2200 miles of pipeline with 2400 service connections.
Ray and Judy enjoyed their annual Water District meeting trips around the
country and made many wonderful memories with the TCWUD board and staff.
Responsibilities loomed at the farm and in
town; however, the relationships Ray took seriously were that of a “family
man”. He was a dedicated and adoring husband, a loving and supportive father
and an absolute pushover for his five grandchildren. He will be dearly missed
by friends who were fortunate enough to make his acquaintance; he was known for
a quick smile and a quicker wit. He shared his warmth and his breakfast table
with all who were lucky enough to get a “Big Ray Breakfast” and one couldn’t
possibly eat a Thanksgiving roll tomorrow without wondering how Ray made his so
impossibly soft and buttery.
This Thanksgiving, we celebrate the
wonderful, peaceful life Ray embodied and the tremendous joy he brought to this
community. Grateful for having shared his life are his wife of fifty-one years,
Judy and their children Troy (Josh) Bartels, Jason (Tovi) Bartels, Amanda
(Dylan) Hostetler and Lane (Melanie) Bartels and his grandchildren, Chloe,
Finnegan, August, Hayden and Hank. He is survived also by siblings Lloyd
Bartels and Judy Novotny.
He was preceded in death by his parents,
John and Esther, in-laws Bill and Pearl Day, sister Frances (Gerald) Bachman,
and in-laws Butch Novotny and Bill and Donna Day.