Kinney publishes second book

Former Winner resident Kim S. Kinney has published her second book.

“Reflecting His Glory” is her new book.

Kinney was born in Yankton and lived her early life in Winner. She is the granddaughter of Winner homesteaders Clarence and Anna Talbott and the goddaughter of Mable Read.

The late Marvin Talbott, long standing attorney and circuit judge from Winner, was her uncle.

Her first book is  “Living for His Glory: Strengthen Your  Faith as You Find Hope and Purpose in Life’s Seemingly Insurmountable Challenges.”

These two books explore the essence of a life devoted to God. “Seeing the glory of God in the ordinary rhythms of life and admidst sudden, jarring challenges is not our default. It requires intentional effort to avoid doing what is merely convenient, comfortable and easy,” she said.

Her first book earned two first place international awards and five national awards.

Dozen of topics are discussed in both books including grief, suffering, anxiety, fear, prayer, trust, hope, salvation, peace and integrity.

Kinney is a popular speaker at church functions, women’s retreats and book clubs.

Her books can be found on Amazon.


Sierra Wise will represent Winner High School at the state FCCLA convention in Sioux Falls April 21-23.

Wise will give a professional presentation on stray animal management.

Wise received a gold on her presentation at the regional in Wall on Jan. 31. This qualified her for the state convention.

Also attending will be FCCLA advisor Lisa Jankauskas.

Winner homecoming dates

The anticipation is over. The long awaited Winner football schedules have arrived and the school has set the homecoming dates for the next two years.

The 2024 homecoming will be Sept. 26 and 27. The coronation will be Sept. 26 and the football game versus Miller/Highmore will be Sept. 27.

The 2025 homecoming will be Oct. 2-3. The coronation will be Oct. 2 and the football game will be Oct. 3 versus Mt. Vernon/Plankinton.

Science fair winners

Several students won medals at the Winner Science Fair on April 17.

In physical science, five students received a gold medal.

Gold winners were: Evan Littau and Oren Sargent—How does point weight affect arrow weight; Camdyn Anderson, how much does weight affect pellet velocity; Chloe Taggart, which gun has the greatest decomposition and Mason Curtis, can elasticity make a paper airplane go further.

Silver winners were: Suchi Chaduhari, how does time affect sugar in gum; Carter Craven, how different surfaces affect bounce; Elizabeth Moser, does blade shape affect the speed

Bronze—Masen Beehler and Keegan Littau, how many lemons does it take to power a light bulb; Rustin Schroeder and Reven Moss, does a 6 ft or a 4 ft potato launcher shoot farther.

In the biology division, the gold winners were:

Addison Heenan, what is the best temperature for yeast growth; Noah Manke how do different antibodies affect  bacteria; Gracie Root, does soil compaction affect seed germination; Paige Sachtjen, what animal’s mouth grows the most bacteria

Silver winner: Zac Olson and Joey Anderson, which soil type grows plants the best; Brianna Gilchrist, what color rabbit is most dominant; Rooper Moore, swelling treatments; Matt Calhoon, what type of breads molds fastest

The bronze winners were Sadie Tegethoff and Skyler Soles, Do dogs prefer color; Jasmine Crow Eagle, does water type affect plant growth and Sierra Wise, which antacid is more effective.

Karen Leslie Shattuck Hansen, 84

Karen Leslie Shattuck Hansen, a cherished mother, devoted wife, and beacon of light in her community, passed away on April 20, 2024 at the age of 84.

She was born on May 1, 1939, south of Gregory, South Dakota, to Dorothy and Harold Shattuck. Karen was the beloved firstborn of the family, with three younger siblings, Marvin, Mavis and Carol Beth.

Growing up on the family farm instilled in Karen a deep connection to the land and a resilient work ethic. She attended and graduated from Gregory High School in May 1957. After graduating she attended business school in Rapid City. She later returned to Winner where she worked at the Ford Garage. This is where she met Lewis “Louie” Hansen. On May 9, 1958, Karen married the love of her life, Louie. Together, they embarked on a journey filled with love, laughter, and countless cherished memories.

Karen and Louie were blessed with five children: Brenda, Todd, Troy, Kendra, and Kirsten. Karen’s devotion to her children and grandchildren was unparalleled, as she never missed any activities they were involved in, supporting them wholeheartedly in all their endeavors. Her love extended to her role as a grandma, or “Memaw,” to her seven grandchildren, and later as a great-grandmother to three.

Karen’s selflessness and giving nature were evident in every aspect of her life. She was named Volunteer of the Year by the Chamber of Commerce for her tireless efforts. Whether offering comfort to those in hospice care or opening her home to anyone in need, Karen’s generosity knew no bounds.

An elegant and put-together woman, Karen was known for her impeccable style and attention to detail, from her perfectly matched shoes to her radiant smile. She cherished the simple joys of life, especially gathering with friends for lunch and celebrating the milestones of those she held dear. Karen’s thoughtfulness extended to calling the local radio station to ensure the birthdays and anniversaries of her loved ones were announced, spreading joy to all who listened. She loved spending her Sunday mornings at the Winner Methodist Church, where she was a longtime and dedicated member for many years.

Karen’s legacy of love, kindness, and compassion will continue to inspire all who knew her.

She is survived by her sister, Carol Beth Winters (Mike), her children Brenda Brown (Earl), Todd Hansen (Donnette), Kendra Hansen Best (Rex), and Kirsten Fischer (Chris), along with her grandchildren: Rojanae Williams (Jonny), Aryan Brown (Ryan Edwards), Aspen Brown, Brogan, Easton, Waverly, and Renner Best, and great-grandchildren: Lake and Seren Williams and Ayrro Brown.

Karen Leslie Shattuck Hansen will be deeply missed but forever remembered for her unwavering love, generosity, and the profound impact she had on the lives of those around her.

A gathering to honor and celebrate Karen’s life took place at the Methodist Church on Tuesday, April 23.  Karen’s funeral service will be held the following day, April 24, at 10 a.m., also at the Methodist Church.

Though she may be gone from our sight, Karen’s spirit will live on in the hearts of all who were touched by her love and kindness.