The Winner Area cross country team will open the season at the Winner Invitational on Aug. 26. The meet will be held at the Winner Country Club.
returning lettermen for the boys are Joseph Laprath, Chaz Blotzky,
only letterwinner for the girls is Melanie Brozik.
up the boys team will be Joseph Laprath, Hayden McMurtrey, Chaz
Blotsky, Donny De’Sersa, Matthew Calhoon and Taitin Ringing Shield.
two Colome runners on the team are Laprath and Ringing Shield.
is the lone varsity runner for the girls. Middle school runners
include Avery Manke and Cameron Olson.
runners who graduated are Sidda Schuyler, Kade Watson and Kylar Meek.
boys team qualified for state last year and coach Jayd Schuyler says
they will be competitive again this year. “I look for a competitive
boys team. Our goal is to win the regional and qualify for state,”
coach said Brozik’s goal is to qualify for state on her own.
team has been holding practice twice a day running in the morning
and late afternoon.
Colome girls volleyball team opened the season yesterday (Aug. 23)
when they traveled to Armour to play TDA.
returning letterwinners are Westlie Cahoy, Ashlyn Hoffine, Jordyn
Ring, Landi Krumpus, Maura Luedke, Toree Ringing Shield and Devan
on the team are Sophie Hofeldt, Libbie Petersek, Emma Vandenbark,
Shayleena Kingsley, Shanna Connot, Kalene Preslicka, Aspyn McKenzie,
Raylynn Dehing, Raelynn Kingsley, Leticia DeNoyer, Emme Nelson,
Keasha Kartak, Gracie Rohde and Savanah O’Bryan.
Hrabanek is the new head coach for the Cowgirls. She graduated from
Colome High School in 2016 and played volleyball all four years.
coach explained the team has been doing a lot of team building
exercises and working on communication. “Now we are starting to
work on rotation and get on the court to get playing time in,” she
says the girls are excited and she is excited for them. “Their
enthusiasm is pretty high and they want to go far in the region.”
are seven seniors and Hrabanek says they are the leaders. “I have
some juniors who are right are right up there with them,” said
am excited to see where we go.”
seniors are Devan Dougherty, Sophie Hofeldt, Ashlyn Hoffine, Landi
Krumpus, Libbie Petersek, Jordyn Ring, Toree Ringing Shield.
team only lost 2 seniors—Kasie Leighton, Katie Welker.
assistant coach is Casey Shippy.
Colome volleyball schedule includes:
23—at Tripp, Delmont, Armour
g. 25—at Burke
30—Crow Creek, home
19—St. Francis, home
24—Wessington Springs tourney
1—Great Plains Conference tourney at Lake Andes
Twelve lettermen will return for the Winner competitive dance team.
Lady Warriors will open the season Aug. 27 at the Gregory
returning letterwinners are Chloe Taggart, Amanda Edwards, Lena
DeMers, Amanda Blare, Kendyl Bachmann, Emily Sachtjen, Bailey
Fairbanks, Addi Heenan, Suchi Chaudhari Josey Kludt, Leah Wiechelman
and Trista Kierstead.
Sarah Taggart says there will be 12 girls doing hip hop and 9 pom.
are five seniors—Kendyl Bachmann, Josey Kludt, Trista Kierstead,
Amanda Blare, Leah Wiechelman.
team lost two girls who graduated—Marissa Meiners, Adrienne Lewis.
year the girls had a different choreographer. Summer Dance Connection
of Sioux Falls provided the training. They came to Winner this summer
for a 2.5 day camp.
said the girls have a good start to the season. “We are looking
forward to a much higher score in pom because of the increased
difficulty of the turns the girls learned at camp,” explained the
year, Winner placed third in hip hop and were only 4.5 points away
from first place.
team took 5th
home meet for Winner will be Sept. 10. The state meet will be in
said the end of January she will start a middle school dance group.
to dance there will be a Warriorette dance camp for students K-5th
grade. This will be Sept. 17 from noon to 4 p.m. in the auxiliary
the girls will perform at the halftime of Winner and Lead-Deadwood
football game on Sept. 17. This dance camp and football game are on a
The Winner volleyball team is excited for the start of a new season.
Lady Warriors had their first match Aug. 23 when they traveled to Bon
are 27 girls on the team with two seniors—Aleya Miller and Kelbi
are seven lettermen on the team. The letterwinners are Lexie Klein,
Aleya Miller, Cora Moss, Keelie Kuil, Ava Craven, Karlee Brozik and
team’s record from last year was 18 wins, 14 losses.
Jamie Keiser says the team will be different than in past years. “For
several years we have been a power house in hitting. This year we do
not have the hitters. We have some younger girls that are getting
there. We are going to have to be more strategic and find holes,”
coach added the team will have to find ways to score points.
says the Lady Warriors have options to move players around. She said
Meiners can play various positions She can play outside, right side,
back row at times when she is needed. Meiners is also a good server.
said Ashlyn McPhee is doing a good job. Klein and Moss will be doing
Lady Warriors are going to do what fits them best. They will do what
is needed to get the most kills and the most points. “It might take
some tweeking to find out where we need to be,” said Keiser.
Lady Warriors have a tough schedule. The will play a lot of teams
that are ranked.
feels Belle Fourche will be a team in Class A that can do some
damage. “They are young and last year really impressed me when we
played them,” said Keiser.
coach said she is really looking forward to this year. She said the
girls are willing to try anything and have a good attitude. “They
hustle nonstop. It is just fun and everyone gives a lot of effort.”
Phillips will be the assistant coach.
volleyball schedule includes:
23—at Bon Homme
8—Belle Fourche, home
15—Kimball/White Lake, home Sept. 17—Big Dakota Conference,
Babe Haskell, 90, of Winner, SD passed away
on Friday, Aug. 19, 2022 at Ava’s House in Sioux Falls, SD.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday,
Aug. 24, 2022 at 11 a.m. at the Christ
Lutheran Church in Winner, SD. Burial will follow in the Winner City Cemetery.
Visitation was be held on Tuesday, Aug. 23rd, 2022 from 6-7 p.m. with a 7 p.m.
prayer service at the Christ Lutheran Church in Winner, SD. Funeral services
will be live streamed through the Mason Funeral Home Facebook page:
Haskell born Feb. 14, 1932 joined her parents Clarence and Marcia Davenport,
Wes her husband, two sisters and their spouses Velva (Warren) Sanborn, Lucille
(Hienie) Schnabel, sister-in-law Irene (Frenchie) Letourneau, brother-in-law’s,
Lloyd (Hap) Haskell and Lester (Helen) Haskell in heaven on Aug. 19, 2022.
to carry on the family traditions are their children and their spouses; LaVonne
(Steve) Grill, Marcia (Pat) Newton, Gary (Vicky) Haskell, and Jerry (Cindy)
Haskell. Also, her grandchildren Kelli (Mark) Easter, Ryan (Jody R) Haskell, Chad
(Angel) Haskell, Kody Olthoff, Renee Trompke, Charlie (Mandy) Haskell, Luke
(Erica) Haskell, Tye (Carrie) Haskell, and last but not least Wesley (Julius T)
was blessed with 14 great grandchildren, each one put twinkles in her eyes.
Gus, Ethan, Carter, Avery, Henry, McKenna, Emerson, Everett, Marly, Taylor,
Cooper, Ira, Tru, and Leo, plus one on the way.
kept tabs on several nieces and nephews, as well, had frequent conversations to
catch up on each one’s lives. Her cell phone was a life saver for her.
Babe’s family was her pride and joy. She always had information to share just about with anyone she came in contact with. They became enjoyment for many. She gave and received a lot of love and was blessed and grateful for each and every one. Her heart was big and she was happiest when they were present, received a phone call, text, or a new picture from them. She rarely missed anyone’s birthday by sending a card with a little money tucked inside. She made sure everyone got the same so no one thought she was playing favorites.
was always a fun time on the Haskell farm.
Babe’s friends and neighbors were cherished to the fullest. She shared fond memories over and over. Her stories never got old. They brought a lot of laughter accompanied by smiles from ear to ear.
She was born, raised, and lived most of her life on the farm near Clearfield. Her life’s goal became serving and giving to others. She was always baking for some event and was well known for her sour cream raisin pie, homemade chicken and noodles, caramel rolls, and Mrs. Orr’s chocolate cake, garden veggies, and flowers that she shared with many.
Babe was a pillar of strength and courage in whatever endeavor she participated in. She was a giant to many and her shoes will be hard to fill. She was witty and sharp as a tack. She was the “go to” girl in many circles. She was the “life of the party”. She was a highlight with those she touched at Golden Prairie Manor whether at an activity or at the dinner table.
She leaves this earth a better place for all. She never knew a stranger and was a true heroin in many eyes.
Though her physical health declined, she
couldn’t see very well or hear worth a darn, she kept “showing up.” There
wasn’t much that held her back.
will miss her presence and selfishly we wish she could have stayed longer but
her beautiful legacy will live on in our minds and hearts and we all agree well
done, Babe! Well done and she’d reply, “Love to you all!”
Louise Jane DeMers, 96, of Winner, SD
passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022 after spending the past 7 ½ years at
the Winner Regional Healthcare Center Nursing Home in Winner, SD.
of Christian burial was held on Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2022 at 11 a.m. at the
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Winner, SD. Burial followed in the Colome City Cemetery in
Louise Jane DeMers was born May 20, 1926 to
John and Rosie (Hrabanek) Kartak. She was baptized in St. Patrick’s Catholic
Church in Danton, SD. She grew up on the family farm south of Colome. She
attended Grand Valley country school located in Lake township. Growing up
Louise enjoyed wading in the Keya Paha River, fishing, ice skating at Rahn Dam,
playing cards, and Chinese checkers.
She was united in marriage to Lawrence
DeMers on Sept. 15, 1949 at St. Isidore’s Catholic Church in Colome, SD. They
made their home west of Colome, where they farmed and ranched. She was a member
of the Colome Catholic Daughters and Wilson Extension club. They retired in
1987 and moved to Winner, SD.
Louise enjoyed dancing, playing cards,
taking bus tours, and gardening. She also enjoyed going to her grandchildren’s
4-H shows, sporting events, and music concerts.
She is survived by her son Ron (Kate) of
Colome, SD; her daughter, Janine (Kim) Beck of Sioux Falls, SD; her son Keith
(Lynn) of Winner, SD; six grandchildren, Alisa (Paul) Bousa of Pierre, SD; Ross
DeMers (Kim) of Colome, SD; Ronda (Cory) Graber, of Gregory, SD; Lance (Leah)
DeMers, of Pierre, SD; Jami Beck, of Rapid City, SD; Courtney DeMers (Collin
Strong) of Denver, CO; eight great grandchildren, Maggie, Lena, & Bianca
DeMers; Jaden, Madisan, & Paisley Graber; Allison and Andrea DeMers;
sister-in-law Geraldine DeMers & numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband,
Lawrence, her parents; one grandson, Justin DeMers; one granddaughter, Kari
DeMers; one sister, Lucy Krumpus; four brothers, Stephen, Lloyd, Raymond, &
Janice Lillian Fisher, 93, of Fullerton,
Calif., formerly of Winner, SD, passed
away Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2022, at Wolf Memorial-Good Samaritan Society in Albion.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, 2022, at Winner
United Methodist Church in Winner, SD with Pastor Royal Archer officiating.
Burial followed at Winner City Cemetery in Winner, SD. Palmer-Santin Funeral
Home and Mason Funeral Home are serving the family.
Janice was born July 18, 1929 to Floyd and
Lillian (Larsen) Gipson near Springview, NE. She attended public schools in
Keya Paha County. She moved to Brown County with her family when she was a
junior in high school and graduated in 1947 from Ainsworth High School in
She married Waldo Summers on June 8, 1947 in Ainsworth. To this union, three children were born: Karen, Gordon, and Kevin. She loved dancing and one night she met Frank Fisher at Carlock Ballroom in Carlock, SD. They were married on March 9, 1974 at the United Methodist Church in Winner, SD. They resided two miles south of Winner on Frank’s farm until 1994 when they retired and moved into Winner.
Janice was a 4-H leader for several years,
a member of D.A.T Extension Club, and a member of the United Methodist Church
in Ainsworth. She was a member of the Weaver Extension Club in Winner, SD. She
enjoyed her family, friends, flowers, and playing cards.
She was thankful for sharing her life with
her daughter, Karen (Ron) Delaney of Fullerton, NE; three step-sons, Jerry
(Mary) Fisher, John (Deb) Fisher, and Jim (Maxine) Fisher, all of Winner; four
step-daughters, Sharon Hanson of Mequon, WI, Barbara Leeds, and Debra (Ray)
Hannett, both of Winner, SD and Pamela Reis of Reliance, SD; brother, Keith
(Betty) Gipson of Bismarck, ND; 17 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; three
great-great-grandchildren; two nieces and two nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents;
husband, Frank; two sons, Gordon and Kevin Summers; sister, Janette Denny; and
step-sons-in-law, John Hanson and Will Reis.