Colome Consolidated School Board received the Silver award

Julie Rohde Photo
The Colome Consolidated School Board received the silver award from the South Dakota Associated School Boards of South Dakota. The award recognizes the board for the extra training and meetings attended by board members to better serve the community. Pictured in front from left are Supt. David Nicholas, Justin Heath, Pam Haukaas, Betsy Rohde, business manager. In back from left are Matt Vandenbark, Cole Shippy, Ryan DeSmet, Brett Galbraith, Brian Jorgensen.

Museum open for homecoming

The Tripp County Historical Society is closed for the season but will be open during homecoming  Friday & Saturday, Oct. 7 & 8 in the afternoon.

All people who are home for homecoming are welcome to come tour the facilities.

TCHS museum has had a very successful season this year. The Labor Day Saturday, Sept. 3  was one of the best turn outs. They  served over 400 people homemade caramel rolls in the morning & homemade ice cream and pies in the afternoon. Those people who gave a donation to the museum were eligible for three of the door prizes. Caren Flynn was the winner of the $25 gift certificate to True Value, Tammy Bicek won the $15 gift certificate to

Super Foods & Patricia Hopkins won the $10  gift certificate to the Dairy Queen.  There were also eight vendors on the museum grounds selling their wares.  This all happened because of the community participation & all those who worked in putting this together, the vendors & the Prairie Cruisers Car Club.                     

Paving begins on highway

Construction on Highway 44 will be progressing this week as Reede Construction began paving the new concrete on Sept. 20.

Two way traffic was maintained over the weekend but he state DOT asks drivers to be aware there are steel pins along the center of the road. These pins are used in the paving operation.

Starting on Sept. 19 there will be flaggers and pilot cars 24 hours a day until the roadway is open. This will take approximately a week to 10 days. During this time Jackson Street (road behind Runnings) will be closed to traffic.

Also on Sept. 19 the paving machines will be moved to the east end of the project preparing to pave the west bound lane and turning lane. The DOT anticipates 3-4 days to complete these lanes from the east end of the project to the tie-ins at Subway. During this time all businesses will be open, however the state DOT stresses the need for everyone to stay alert and drive carefully.

Access to homes and businesses will be as follows:

•Sale barn road on the north side will be closed. Those doing business with Elevate Seed should access from the county road to the north.

•Access will be in place to the home just west of Elevate Seed.

•Access to the Nazarene Church will be closed

•Access to El Tapito will be open and several businesses will use this approach temporarily—Nazarene Church, El Tapito, CHS warehouse, Golden West, SD DOT

•The access to the CHS, Golden West, DOT will be closed

•Weaver diesel shop east access will be closed

•Cherry St will be closed

•Access to residences, Super 8 and the diesel shop should all use Plum St for access

•The old Pizza Hut access will be closed

•Access to Family Dollar will be open but narrow, please use caution when entering, exiting

The DOT appreciates everyone along the project for their cooperation and patience.

Good Luck Carley!

Dan Bechtold/Winner Advocate Photo
Girls hold signs wishing Carley Fisher good luck as she heads to Minneapolis, Minn., for surgery. A send off was held Sunday morning. Pictured from left are Allie Littau, Jori Fenenga, Addyson Sharp, Aubrey Heenan, Cameron Olson, Claire Pravecek, Harper Audiss, Kinley Meek.

Devon Donald Senter (20) of Winner, SD passed away on Sept. 15 due to injuries sustained during a tragic car accident. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022 at 10 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Winner, SD.  Burial will follow in the Winner City Cemetery.  A visitation will begin on Tuesday, September 20, 2022 at 6:00PM at the First Baptist Church.

Devon Donald Senter was born June 25, 2002 in Pierre, SD to Victor Senter and Carrie Davis.  Being born the oldest, Devon was so excited when his sister, Cadence Senter, came along two years later.  The two of them were inseparable and often got into some kind of mischief together.

Devon was fearless from the beginning and caused more than a few gray hairs on our heads.  Such as when he would climb out his bedroom window at 5 am to go to the city park when he was 4 years old or when he disappeared and hid in the dumpster with his puppy and only popped up when the police showed up to help search for him.  Though for all his stunts, you wouldn’t find a kid with a bigger heart and more generous soul!

In 2012, he gained another dad in Matthew Davis and a new sister, Nicole Farley.  Then in 2013 his little brother Colton was born and Devon was so excited that there was another boy in the house!

Devon loved his family so very much and would help out wherever needed.  He especially loved helping his dad, Victor, work on cars and playing video games.  He was an avid gamer and sometimes the sessions got very INTENSE!

He enjoyed hunting and fishing with the family and always looked forward to the first weekend of pheasant hunting at the Boerner farm where the family gets to enjoy the weekend.  Matt took Devon out for his first deer hunt and he really enjoyed it ever since.  He spent many weekends going to the farm to fish in the buttes or go catfishing at the river.

Devon also enjoyed a variety of sports.  He played baseball in his early years and tried his hand at football, shooting sports, and archery.

Devon and school did not always see eye to eye but he was very determined and never gave up!  He was so proud, as were we all, when he made honor society his senior year and graduated this past May.

Devon was no stranger to hard work.  While he was in school, he worked at Family Dollar where he often referred to his manager, Michelle McGuire as his second momma.  When summer break started, he would always go work for Bachmann’s Bee farm.  He was looking forward to finally getting to go with them to Texas this fall.

Devon was a shining star taken from us far too soon but his huge kind and generous heart and soul will be remembered and cherished forever!

Devon is proceded in death by his grandmother Rose Boerner, Great grandparents Wendell and Elsie Boerner, Great Uncle Kevin Bahm

He is survived by his parents, Victor Senter, Matt and Carrie Davis, sisters:  Cadence Senter and Nicole Farley, brother Colton Davis, grandparents:  Carol Bahm, Ray Durrin, Boyd Boerner, Charles and Susan Davis and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Mark William Sedlacek, 52

Mark William Sedlacek, died unexpectedly, Friday, Sept. 16, 2022, at his home in Scotland, South Dakota. He was 52 years old.

A memorial Mass was held Sept. 21, 2022 at St. Leo Catholic Church in Tyndall. Inurnment was in St. George Catholic Cemetery, Scotland.

Mark was born Wednesday, June 10, 1970 to John William and Lois (Schmoll) Sedlacek in Tyndall. He was a 1988 graduate of Tripp-Delmont High School. He attended Northeast Community College in Norfolk, NE.

Over the years, Mark worked at Tripp Cenex, Twin City Fans, Spencer Rock Quarry, Scotland Redi Mix and Schaefer Construction. When he wasn’t working his regular job, he was out on the farm, helping his brothers Jeff and Jared. Along with his love for hunting, was his love for working on the farm. He was an avid bow hunter. Mark enjoyed hunting deer, elk, turkeys and pheasants.

Jeff is survived by his father, John Sedlacek of Tyndall; sister, Mary and her husband, Sid Brandt; nephew, Wesley; niece, Ava, all of Tabor and brother, Jared Sedlacek of Tripp.

Mark is preceded in death by his mother, Lois Sedlacek; his brother, Jeff and his grandparents.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Mark’s honor, to the South Dakota Wildlife Federation, The mailing address is South Dakota Wildlife Federation, Attn. Chris Hesla, PO Box 7075, Pierre, SD 57501-7075.

Goglin Funeral Homes, is honored to serve the family and friends of Mark Sedlacek.

Marvin LeRoy Peacock, 81

Marvin LeRoy Peacock was born Nov. 11, 1940 in the middle of one of South Dakota’s worst blizzards. His father, Lyle I. Peacock, was trying to get his mother, Dorothy M. (Robinson) Peacock, to a hospital and made it as far as Stamford, SD, where he was born in the back seat of the car.

He passed Sept. 11, 2022 at the age of 81 years and 10 months at the Tyndall Good Samaritan Home.

There will be no services. Marvin will be interred in the Black Hills National Cemetery at Sturgis, at a later date.

Marvin started school in Hastings, NE where his dad worked at the Ammunitions Depot during World War II. His family moved to Sioux City, IA in 1950 where he attended West Jr. High School and graduated from Central High School in 1958. He enlisted in the US Navy and went for basic training in the fall of 1958. He spent the next 4 years on a troop transport and spent time in Hawaii, Japan, Alaska and various other ports in the Pacific.

Marvin was discharged in December of 1961 and returned to Sioux City, IA to look for work. In April of 1962 he began dating Judy Scheef and they were married May 25, 1963 in Vermillion, SD at the Methodist Church.

In September of 1963 they moved to Yankton, SD where Marvin went to work for Modern Floor and Carpet. In the early 1970s he went to work for Midwest Honda where he was the head mechanic. He attended schools and clinics in Wisconsin and earned his certified Honda Mechanic Diploma. He loved riding and fixing the bikes and ended up with a Gold Wing that he rode all over. He loved taking it to the Black Hills and putting it into the curves on some of those roads out there. No one could keep up with him when he was road racing.

In 1976 they found a farm by Tyndall, SD that was big enough to have a few horses and they moved in January of 1977 where he lived until being admitted to the Good Samaritan Home in January of 2020.

Marvin was an avid hunter, spending as much time as possible in the Black Hills. He guided elk hunters, deer hunters and just generally loved the Hills. He took up reloading and did research on various loads for various rifles. Marvin loved fishing with his cousin, Jim in the spring where they spent most of the time talking about going hunting in the fall. He loved riding and enjoyed riding his big grey gelding Shahdow in various parades in the area.

He is survived by his wife, Judy; his older brother, Jack (Priscilla) Peacock of Sioux City, IA; his younger brother, Paul (Elaine) of Elk Point, SD and various uncles and cousins along with numerous friends, hunting buddies and neighbors.

Goglin Funeral Home, Tyndall, is honored to serve the family and friends of Marvin Peacock.

Public Listening Session Set

The Winner Regional Health and Wellness Foundation and Winner Regional Health is hosting a public listening session on Sept. 21 at Fr. Paul Hall, located at 150 Jefferson St., Mission.

 “As we proudly serve Todd, Tripp, Mellette, and Gregory counties; we want to seek input on services being provided, areas for growth, and an opportunity to cultivate relationships with those within the communities,” said Brady Kerkman, director of marketing & philanthropy.

The public listening session will be from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. with snacks and drinks provided. There will also be a $100 gas card drawing from the Gus Stop in Mission, must be present to win. If you have any questions, please be sure to call Brady Kerkman at (605)842-7231. Please feel free to RSVP on the Winner Regional Health Facebook event.