Winner summer help were honored by the Winner City Council

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City of Winner summer help were honored by the Winner City Council. Pictured in front from left are Lila Balsiger, Katherine Jankauskas, Rylee Root, Gracie Root, Cora Moss and Shayne Day. Middle row from left are Sidda Schuyler, Josey Kludt, Melanie Brozik, Brindy Bolander, Rachelle Stephens. In back from left are Daisy McIntyre, Ellie Brozik, Tessa Sieh, Jenna Hammerbeck, Lilly Barfuss, Kelby Meiners, Karlee Brozik, James Gregg, Caleb Boerner and William Boner.

Winner City Council recently honored public works employees

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Winner City Council recently honored public works employees. In front from left are Rich Stevens, Billy Siems, Mark Leibrich, Ray Bryant and Kelly Duffy. In back from left are Braden Walton, Curtis Haakinson, Ty Bennett, Dennis Fiala, Ricky Hespe, Matt Schroeder, Trevor Mead, Jerrel Tyburec, Justin Brunmeier.
summer help honored

Winner Masonic Lodge and Roseland Chapter Order of Eastern Star presented $500 scholarships

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The Winner Masonic Lodge and Roseland Chapter Order of Eastern Star presented $500 scholarships to Madaline Watzel and Adrienne Lewis. Watzel will attend Black Hills State University and Lewis will attend Augustana University this fall. Pictured from left are Jack Frantz, past master; Watzel, Lewis and Coleen Patmore, worthy matron.

Mid Dakota Fair opens Aug. 2

The Mid Dakota Fair in Winner will open Aug. 2 and run through Aug. 6.

On Aug. 2, open class exhibits will be entered from 5-7:30 p.m. at the 4-H center.

The 4-H display exhibit judge orientation will be at 5 p.m.

The entering and interviewing of 4-H exhibits will be from 5:15 to 7:30 p.m.

A consumer decision making contest will be held from 5-7 p.m.

Silent auction items can be dropped off from 5-7 p.m.

The rocket prep will be at the 4-H center at 5 p.m. on Aug. 3 this will be followed by the rocket launch at 5:30 p.m.

The 4-H dog show check in will be at 5:45 p.m. on Aug. 3 followed by the dog show at 6 p.m.

County 4-Hers can check in rabbits and poultry from 6-8 p.m.

There is much more to the fair Thursday through Saturday and all that information will be in the Aug. 3 Winner Advocate.

The Mid Dakota Fair is a community event. Be sure to take in all the fair activities.

Another born and raised hometown professional returns to Winner.

Winner Regional Health announces the hiring of Chelsea Hennebold Bern, APRN, CNP. She will be joining Winner Regional Health on Aug. 15  with seeing patients shortly thereafter.  Bern graduated from Winner High School in 2005. She joins the Winner Regional Health team with vast experience in surgery and cardio thoracic care. 

Bern graduated from Presentation College in Aberdeen, South Dakota in 2008 with a certificate as surgical technician. She began her career at Sanford Health – Sioux Falls in 2008 as a surgical technician, while attending the University of South Dakota to get her bachelor’s of science in nursing (BSN). After receiving her BSN in 2012, she worked for the University of South Dakota Medical Center in Sioux Falls in the intensive care unit (ICU) until 2018. Since 2018,  Bern has been employed with the Sanford Cardio Thoracic Surgery Group in Sioux Falls. During her tenure at Sanford Cardio Thoracic Surgery Group, she completed her master’s of science as a certified nurse practitioner (CNP).

Bern is the daughter of Brad and Julie Hennebold. Julie Hennebold has been part of the Winner Regional Health team since Oct. 5, 1992.  Hennebold previously served as the chief nursing officer (CNO) from March 2016 to November 2021, until she elected to take on a new role within Winner Regional Health as the utilization review/discharge coordinator.

Bern and her husband decided to move back to Winner to be closer to family and to raise their three children (a five year-old son and two three year-old twin daughters) in a community with a strong educational program, great values, and to continue the high quality of healthcare services provided by Winner Regional Health. Her husband will be employed at CHS in Winner as a propane truck driver. During her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and being outdoors.

When visiting with Bern about her new career move, she expressed that she is beyond excited to be part of the Winner Regional Health’s team and to raise her family in a great community, where she grew up. As a family nurse practitioner, she looks forward to offering high quality care to the surrounding rural communities.

Richard (Cody) Lloyd McKenzie, 45

Richard (Cody) Lloyd McKenzie, 45, longtime resident of Winner, SD, passed away on Saturday, July 23, 2022 at the Avera Gregory Hospital in Gregory, SD.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, July 28, 2022 at 10 a.m. at the Winner United Methodist Church in Winner, SD. Burial will follow in the Winner City Cemetery in Winner. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 27, 2022 at the Winner United Methodist Church from 6-7 p.m. with a prayer service beginning at 7 p.m.

Cody was born on June 20, 1977 in Winner, SD to Richard (Dick) and Vicky (Debus) McKenzie. Cody was the second oldest of four children. Terri, Cody, Wade, and Dusty.

He attended school in Winner where he graduated in 1995. Cody was involved in wrestling and baseball. In 1996, he met his wife LaCosta (Koth) and in 1998 they got married and in union three children were born; Haley, Natalie, and Carter. In 2000, Cody started working at Harry K Ford where he worked right next to his dad. He was constantly talking about how Dick would never get any work done with all the old tools he had and how they were constantly arguing about which radio station they were going to listen to.

Anyone who knew Cody, knew that he loved to have a good time. In his toolbox he had a box full of firecrackers and he was always shooting them across the shop. Along with loving to have a good time, Cody’s other favorite thing was helping people. He was always the first one to show up and was the last one to ask for help himself.

In 2001, Cody joined the Winner Fire Department and became one of the assistant chiefs in 2016 till 2021. He devoted a lot of his time doing maintenance on trucks, preparing for steak nights, and serving his community through firefighting. It truly was his home away from home.

Cody was a busy body. He was always hunting, fishing, bowling, golfing, cooking something, or simply just sitting around with his friend’s drinking beer. Cody has two grandkids, that were the light of his life. The happiness they brought to him was very obvious when he would talk about them. Baseball also played a very important role in his life. He loved spending his nights and weekends watching Carter do his thing on the field. When Cody got sick, there were many days he didn’t feel well but he never missed a game.

He is preceded in the death by his dad Richard (Dick) McKenzie, Kevin Debus, his grandparents Vern and Joyce Debus, Floyd and Ila McKenzie and his great uncle, Larry Debus.

He is survived by his wife LaCosta (Koth) McKenzie, his three children, Haley (McKenzie) Paulson, her husband Jordan Paulson, their two kids, Berklee and Madden Paulson; Natalie McKenzie; Carter McKenzie, his mother Vicky (Debus) McKenzie, his siblings, Terri (McKenzie) Tracy, her husband Darrel Tracy, their kids Tori (Tracy) Melius, Blake Tracy, and Destiney Tracy; Dusty McKenzie and his children Kayden and Slade McKenzie; Wade McKenzie and his children Riley, Phoenix, Payton, and Aria. As well as many extended families.

Margie Ann Klein, 88

Funeral services for Margie Ann Klein were held July 25 at Clausen Funeral Home in Burke. Burial was in the Graceland Cemetery, Burke.

Margie Ann Klein was born Jan. 2, 1934 at Chamberlain, South Dakota to William and Erma (Girton) Mlady and she died July 19, 2022 at the Community Memorial Hospital in Burke, South Dakota at the age of 88 years.

She attended Eagle Center Grade School in Brule County, South Dakota, graduating from Chamberlain High School.

She married Norman Klein in August of 1951at Chamberlain, where they resided until 1954 when they moved to Corvallis, Oregon.  In 1958 they moved back to the family farm south of Burke, South Dakota.   Norman passed away in 2007 and Margie continued to live there until her passing.

Margie kept very busy raising her four children.  She milked cows and always had a large garden, from which she canned.  She also raised chickens, ducks and geese.  Then later in life, she also worked as a bookkeeper for the Rosebud Cheese Plant in Burke.  And also as an aide at the Gregory Nursing Home and The Burke Hospital.  She enjoyed many hobbies including her flower gardens, sewing, crocheting, knitting, tatting, making quilts, pictures painting, stained glass and puzzles.  She made crocheted blankets for each of her grandchildren with their favorite football emblem on them.  She was an excellent cook, you never left her table hungry.

She loved family gatherings with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and loved spoiling them all.

Margie was preceded in death by her husband, Norman; her son, Brad; her parents; her sister, Francis Schauss; sisters-in-law: Becky Mlady and Denise Mlady; and her brother-in-law, Shorty Schreiber.  

Margie is survived by her children: Doug (Joyce) Klein of Winner, SD; Deb (Pat) Walker of Chamberlain, SD: Kelly Klein of Rapid City, SD; her grandchildren: Cody Klein and fiancé Michaela, Dustin Klein, Casey Klein, Aaron Vomacka (Chrystal), Kary (Justin) King, Carleigh Klein and Bryce Klein; her great-grandchildren: McKenzi, Avaya and Chester Vomacka, Tyler Beutz, Quade and Brynlee King; her siblings: Norma (Jim) Kerr, Bill Mlady, Saundra Schreiber and Dennis Mlady.

Margie will be greatly missed by her family and friends and her furry pet “Miss Kitty”.

Gloria Rowe, 83

Gloria Rowe, 83, of Carter, SD passed away on Wednesday, July 20, 2022 at her home surrounded by family. 

Funeral service will be held on Friday, July 29, 2022 at 10 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Winner, SD.  Burial will follow in the Winner City Cemetery.  A visitation will be held on Thursday, July 28, 2022 at the First Baptist Church from 6-7 p.m. with a prayer service beginning at 7 p.m.

Gloria was born to the late Melvin Eugene Nelson Sr. and Vivian Jager Nelson, in Winner, SD on Dec. 11th, 1938.  Gloria was a homemaker while working alongside Keith on the family farm/ranch.

Gloria was blessed with a loving family.  She married her best friend and fellow classmate, Keith Larry Rowe on July 4, 1957.  To this union they had two sons, Mickey Larry and Douglas Lee.

Some of the best times for Gloria were “When we worked together as a family combining, meals in the field, and working with the cattle.”  Gloria said “working with the hogs-not so much!!!”  Gloria loved Christmas Eve with all her family.  Gloria enjoyed going to all of the activities that her kids, grandkids and great-grandkids were involved in.  She would say that one of her fondest memories were the wiener roasts outside the old house that her boys grew up in.  Gloria enjoyed flower appreciation with her family before breakfast every morning.

Gloria’s hobbies included golfing, traveling, her flowers, sewing and making buns.  She also loved being involved in her church, Wednesday morning church group, Treddle Trippers, Sisters and Survivors, and her coffee gatherings with her 1956 classmates.  Gloria was very strong in her faith.  As an adult Gloria was baptized in the Missouri River joining the Baptist Church in Winner.

Gloria is survived by her sons, Mick (Betty) Rowe and Doug (Bonita) Rowe; grandchildren Amber (Christian) Moody, Michelle (Judd) Alberty, Autumn (Mark) Tucker, Kip (Lea) Rowe, Ryan (Shaneyl) Rowe and great-grandchildren Gavin and Gage Tucker, Ashlynn McPhee, Sid and Max Rowe, Kane and Wren Rowe, Vivian and Lauren Alberty.  Brother Melvin Jr. (Donna) Nelson and sister-n-law Jeanne Rowe-Hansen and other family members.

Gloria is preceded in death by her loving husband Keith Rowe, parents Melvin Sr. and Vivian Nelson, in-laws Frank and Edith Rowe, brother-in-law Gay Rowe, sister-in-law Helen Zemina, and grandson Nathan McPhee.

Wade Nieman, 62

Wade Nieman, age 62, of Pierre, South Dakota, died on Saturday, June 18, 2022 in Philip after a courageous battle with cancer.

Wade Allen Nieman was born May 18, 1960 to Leonard and Thelma (Evans) Nieman in Winner, South Dakota. The family lived in Winner, Murdo, and Pierre. Wade enjoyed buying and trading cars and hunting with his dad and brother Brett. Wade always had a dog or two or three.

Wade is survived by his mother Thelma Hardt of Philip; two sisters Deborah (Mark) Hiatt of Pierre and Valerie (Roger) Williams of Philip; brother Brett Nieman of Philip; nephews Dan (Melissa) Hiatt, Justin (Morgan) Nieman, Karson Nieman, Colter Nieman, and Kaden Nieman; nieces Erica Williams and Katie (Mike) Schultz; seven great-nieces and one great-nephew; good friends Vic Baker and Goldie Kelly; his dogs Bud and Morgan.

He was preceded in death by his father Leonard Nieman, niece Rebecca Hiatt, and great-niece Bethany Schultz.

Memorials may be sent to Val Williams P.O. Box 74 Philip, SD 57567.

Interment with his father Leonard will be held 9:30 a.m. CDT Saturday, July 30, 2022, at the Winner Cemetery in Winner.

Arrangements are with Rush Funeral Home of Philip.