Hazel M. Langer, 79

Hazel M. Langer, 79, of Gettysburg, passed away Friday, August 25, 2023, at Avera Gettysburg Hospital.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, August 30, 2023, at Grace Bible Church, Gettysburg, with Pastor Aaron Garza presiding. Burial will follow in the Gettysburg Cemetery. A prayer service was held  Tuesday, August 29, 2023, with visitation one-hour prior at the church.

Hazel Marie Marvin was born April 21, 1944, to Don and Mabel (Wallace) Marvin in Creighton, Neb..  She was the youngest of 8 siblings.

Hazel graduated from Long Pine High School in 1962.  She worked for a few short months as a nurse’s aide at Clarkson Memorial Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska.

Hazel and the love of her life, Duane, eloped on Dec. 12, 1962, in Pierre, South Dakota.  They immediately moved to New Jersey for 11 years where their son, John David, and daughter, Lora Lee, were born.

Duane and Hazel moved to Winner, South Dakota, in 1972.  They owned the West Side Market in Winner for 16 years.  They joined John and Jill at Langer’s Family Foods in Gettysburg in 1989. 

She was active over the years volunteering for many organizations including being a Camp Fire Girl leader, a church youth group leader, running fundraisers, being a member of the General Federated Women’s Club, serving meals on holidays and being on various boards.  She continued delivering meals on wheels until the end of her life.

She enjoyed trips to Hawaii with Duane, family, and friends.  She loved music by Elvis Presley.

One of her favorite responsibilities in life was being a mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was so very proud of all of them. Grandma’s rule was “You get to eat dessert with your supper.”

Hazel is survived by her son, John (Jill) of Gettysburg; daughter, Lora (Brad) Hazelrigg of Sioux Falls; six grandchildren: James (Jaymi), Megan Hazelrigg (Fiancé Alex Bennett), Justine (Aaron) Garza, Matthew (Samantha) Hazelrigg, Jacob (Brianna), and Joshua (Fiancée Kayla Koll); six great-grandchildren: Jackson, Ezra, Addie, Andrew, August, and Samuel; sisters: Dorothy Fredrickson and LaRayne (Doug) Halligan; and brother, Larry Marvin.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Duane; parents; sisters: Clara Mae and Darlene; and brothers: Kenneth and Ernest.

Memorials in Hazel’s honor may be directed to Go and Grow Ministries, 101 N High St, Gettysburg, SD 57442. (www.goandgrowministries.com)

Luce Funeral Home of Gettysburg has been entrusted with Hazel’s arrangements. (www.familyfuneralhome.net)

Labor Day road race set

The Winner Regional Health 5K run and walk will be held on Labor Day Sept. 4.

Registration is at 7:15 a.m. and the race starts at 8 a.m.

The race will start from the hospital south parking lot.

Making strides against prostate cancer is the theme of this year’s run/walk. Proceeds will be placed in a fundraising account for Tripp, Todd, Gregory and Mellette county residents with active prostate cancer who are needing assistance with transportation and/or hotel costs during their cancer treatment.

Pre-registration ends on Sept. 1.  Persons can register the day of race. Registration forms can be picked up at the front desk of the hospital of online at www.winnerregional.org under news and resources.

Registration includes a free t shirt, post run snack and water.

Race sponsors are Winner Regional Health, Winner Family Drug, Gus Stop and Winner Regional Foundation.

Car show set for sept. 2

Prairie Cruisers car club  will hold their annual car show on Sept. 2 at the Tripp County Historical Society museum.

Registration is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with the show starting at 1 p.m.

There will be 11 classes with prizes awarded in each class. There will be a free dash plaque to the first 50 entries.

There will be a free meal at noon.

The awards presentation will be at 3 p.m.

Sponsors are Flying D, Dan’s Last Shot, Sentinel Federal Credit Union, Automate, Schaeffer & Co., Agrimax, Nagel Body Shop, First Fidelity Bank of Winner and Colome, Quality Home Inspections of Mitchell, Office Products Center, Bachmann porta pots, Runnings, Performance Food Group, Grossenburg Implement, Frontier Motors, Frontier Motors Ford, McCready Construction, Mathis Farm Equipment, Tripp County Historical Society.

For more information contact Stan and Connie Bicek at 605 842-1839 or 605-831-0624.

Offices close for labor day

Government offices in Winner will be closed on Monday, Sept. 4 in observance of the Labor Day holiday.

The Tripp County Courthouse will be closed as well as the county library.

The Winner city office will be closed on Monday and the city council meeting will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 5 at 6:30 p.m.

All state and federal offices in Winner will be closed on Labor Day.

Banks and financial institutions in Winner and Colome will be closed on Labor Day.

The Winner Post Office will be closed and there will be no mail service.

No noon meals will be served at the senior citizens center on Monday.

Southern Plains Behavioral Health Services will be closed on Labor Day.

Winner Advocate office will be closed on Labor Day.

Ranch bronc night is Sept. 1

The Winner Area Chamber of Commerce ranch bronc night will be held Friday, Sept. 1 at the Tripp County Fairgrounds.

The Calcutta will be at 7 p.m. and the bronc action will start at 7:30 p.m.

The new contractor this year will be Hollenbeck Rodeo of Winner.

This will strictly be ranch bronc riding as there will be no bull riding.

As of Aug. 23 there were 23 signed up to ride some bucking horses.

There will be a $3,000 added purse.

There will be a contest for the best dressed cowboy in the long go.

Four featured events will be candy scamble, calf scramble, mutton bustin and horseback musical chairs.

For the mutton bustin persons can sign up that night at the rodeo office. The first 15 will compete. Youths ages 5 to 8 can take part in mutton bustin.

Advance tickets for the ranch bronc night can be obtained at the Winner Area Chamber of Commerce and on  Sept. 1 tickets will be  at the gate.

It will be a good night for ranch bronc ride said Mike Scott, executive director of the Chamber. “It will be a good family fun night,” he said.

Historical society plans events for Sept. 2

The Tripp County Historical Society has a lot of events planned  at  the museum on Sept. 2 which is the Saturday before Labor Day.

The museum will be open at 9 a.m. and will be serving Jim Hiemstra’s famous carmel rolls until noon.

At noon the museum will start serving pie and homemade ice cream until the close of the car show (usually around 3 p.m.) There will be a free will offering for the pie and ice cream.

There will be the Prairie Cruisers car show at the museum.

Starting at 9 a.m. till the closing of the car show all vendors are welcome to set up in the Jubilee Park at the museum.

Troop 100 Boy Scouts will be celebrating its 100th anniversary at the museum. The Boy Scout program will start at 1 p.m. on Sept. 2.

The historical society wants everyone to enjoy their Labor Day weekend.

Sprenkle named Labor Day parade marshal

Jeanette Sprenkle will serve as the parade marshal for the 2023 Winner Labor Day parade.

The parade will be at 10 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 4.

Sprenkle was born May 1, 1933, the oldest daughter of Lorenzo (Ren) and Nettie Wilcox at the Winner General Hospital.

Her early life was spent seven miles northeast of Winner.

In the fall of 1939, she started rural school at Thunder Creek School which continued through the 5th grade. The fall of 1944 she started her 6th grade in Winner Public School graduating from Winner High School in 1951. After graduating, she enrolled in business school in Omaha, Neb. Later returning to Winner working as a secretary for her father at Farmer Supply Co.

On June 15, 1962, she was married to James Sprenkle, the love of her life.

They were parents of two sons, Randy and Ron.

The winter of 1962 she started working for John J. McKillop,  public accountant who had purchased the business from the Waller’s.

The fall of 1965 she was contacted by Farmers State Bank that there was an opening. She was hired and worked there for 27 years. The bank was sold to Norwest of Minneapolis and she continued working for them for one year.

In March of 1995 she was told by Jim’s doctor of Sioux Falls that his health was deteriorating and that he was going to need extra help. She had already realized that so in May of 1995 she retired.

Jim was suffering with a disease of the arteries and was very susceptible to bone infection.

He suffered a parayzing stroke and was put on dialysis.

Jeanette kept Jim at home caring for him with the help of home health.

On June 15, 2002, they celebrated their 50th  wedding anniversary.

On June 26, he was admitted to the Winner hospital and then transferred to Sioux Falls on June 28. On June 30 Jeanette lost the love of her life.

She is a past member of the Mildred Rebekah Lodge, Federated Womens Club, Winner Ladies Methodist Society and was a treasurer of the Winner Methodist Church for eight years.

A present member of the American Legion auxiliary, VFW auxiliary, Tripp County museum and Winner Methodist Church.

“I have been blessed to have been born in the Midwest and this loving community of Winner. I am proud and honored to have been chosen as the parade marshal. My thanks go out to the Winner American Legion and the VFW and all the people of Winner,” she said.

The parade theme is “Bold stripes. Bright Stars. Brave Hearts.”

The parade route will be different this year due to the Highway 18 construction. The parade will start at the fire station on North Main St. then go east on the four lanes and will end at Winner Super Foods on 7th St.

Following the parade will be the big free community BBQ at the American Legion on 3rd St. This is sponsored by Winner area businesses and Winner American Legion. The BBQ starts at 11 a.m.

Following the BBQ will be the ranch rodeo held at the Tripp County rodeo grounds. The Calcutta is at 1 p.m and the rodeo at 1:30 p.m.

Labor Day events

Labor Day weekend is such a fun time in Winner and there is so much going on. Mac’s Carnival will be on Main Street four days from Friday through Monday. There are advance carnival tickets on sale until Aug. 31 at various locations.

Friday will feature the Winner Area Chamber of Commerce ranch bronc ride. The Calcutta will be at 7 p.m. and the ride at 7:30 p.m. Hollenbeck Rodeo Co. of Winner will provide the stock.

Saturday is full of events. The big Prairie Cruisers Car show will be held at the Tripp County Historical Society museum, east of Winner.

Registration for the car show will start at 11 a.m. till 1 p.m. The show will start at 1 p.m. with awards at 3 p.m.

There will be a free noon meal.

In addition to the car show, the historical society has a lot going on at the museum on Saturday. Jim Hiemstra’s famous caramel rolls will be served from 9 a.m.  to noon at the museum. From noon till the end of the car show the historical society will be serving pie and homemade ice cream. There will be a free will offering.

Also, there will be a vendor show at the Jubilee Park on the museum grounds. All vendors are welcome to set up their wares.

On Saturday at the museum will be the 100th  anniversary celebration of Winner Boy Scout Troop 100. This celebration will start at 1 p.m.

The Best, Mathis, Whetham golf tournament will be at the Winner Country Club at 1 p.m on Saturday.

Sunday will feature a Guardian Flight meet and greet at the Winner airport hangar from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The popular demolition derby will be Sunday at 1 p.m. east of the Tripp County Fairgrounds.

There will be a Calcutta at 1 p.m. followed by derby. There will be a concession stand. The gates open at 10 a.m. Trophies will be awarded to the top winners.

Monday will start early with the Winner Regional Health 5Krun and walk. Registration starts at 7:15 a.m. at the south parking lot. The race will start at 8 a.m.

Following the road race persons can cruise right into the parade.

The Labor Day weekend will also feature men’s slow pitch softball tournament at the softball fields.

There will be a volleyball tournament on Sunday at 2 p.m.

There will be mud races Saturday.

The Black Lab will have music all for days.


A joint screening for families with children ages birth to five within the Colome School District will be held on Sept. 7.

The screening will take place at the Colome School at 1 p.m.  This screening is to make you aware of the developmental milestones your child has mastered. 

A team consisting of personnel from Core Educational Cooperative and the Colome School will screen each child in the areas of vision, hearing, language, motor, and developmental skills.

Results for each child screened will be available the day of the screening. 

How do I register my child:   Appointments Only.  Call the Colome site      (605) 842-1624 for appointments.

Registration Deadline:  Sept. 1.