Dan Lee Murphy, 70

Dan Lee Murphy, 70, Brandon, died Monday, May 7, 2018, as a result of a homicide while visiting friends in Baltimore, Maryland.

Funeral arrangements are pending at this time.

In lieu of flowers, family requests memorials be given in Dan’s name to Brandon Baptist Church.

Danny Lee Murphy was born on June 5, 1947, in Winner, SD. He attended Catholic school and then public high school where he graduated. He attended SDSU to study teaching. Dan started teaching 7th Grade English at Brandon Valley in 1969, retiring in 2004 after 35 years. He also worked during his spare time and in the summer as a contractor building and remodeling many homes in the Brandon area.

On October 15, 1980, Dan married Joan Kerslake in Sioux Falls. Dan and Joan began attending Brandon Valley Baptist Church in 1980. Dan was always the first one in the kitchen whenever there were treats and he loved the potlucks at church.

Dan was an avid fisherman and loved camping all over the state of Minnesota. Traveling was another of his favorite pastimes including the family’s yearly trip to Disney World and had traveled to Mexico, Canada, and every state in the U.S. except Alaska and Hawaii. Dan also took many tours with students and parents to Europe.

Dan will be deeply missed by his wife, Joan and son, Matt, both of Brandon; one sister, Patricia Hollenbeck, Sioux Falls; brother-in-law, Wayne Kerslake, Sioux Falls; one niece and three nephews, Katie (Andy) Abernethy, Wheaton, IL, Jay (Jody) Hollenbeck, Valentine, NE, Shawn (Mardee) Hollenbeck, Hutchinson, KS, and Christopher (Jessica) Kerslake, Chicago, IL; one aunt, Agnes Koos, Aurora, IL; and many, many cousins.

Dan was preceded in death by his parents, George and Margaret (Speckman) Murphy; step-father, Alfred Koos; one sister-in-law, Gayle Kerslake; one nephew, Andrew Kerslake.
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Robert Fronek, 91

Robert Fronek, 91, of Wood, SD passed away on Friday, May 4, 2018 at the Pine View Good Samaritan Center in Valentine, NE.

Funeral service were held on Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 11 a.m. at the Wood Community Hall in Wood, SD. Burial followed in the Winner City Cemetery. Bob was born on Nov. 21 1926, in Lynch NE to William and Julia (Angel) Fronek, lived in the Lynch and Spencer NE area for a few years until the family moved to South Dakota in 1941 Bob graduated from Mission High School in 1945. It was always Bob’s highest priority to attend every high school reunion, often times cutting short a vacation so he could be home to attend the class reunions.

On Sept. 8 1952 Bob and Mary (Maulis) Fronek were married. To this union 5 children were born. Jerry, Wayne, Kay Massingale, Tina Marie and Lyndon Fronek

Bob loved to visit and tell jokes; he made a lot of friends throughout his lifetime. To Bob there was never a stranger, if he didn’t know someone he had no problem walking up to them and start up a conversation

Bob spent his life farming and ranching. His hobbies were socializing and attending farm auctions. Although Bob worked many long hours farming/ranching, Bob and Mary traveled a lot, whether it be to the many Golden West conventions they attended or family reunions. They always had their bags packed and ready to go.

He was a South Dakota Brand inspector for 33 years. He was a director on the Golden West Telecommunications board for 32 years. He made several good lifetime friends while serving on the board.

In 1981 a new adventure began – he became a grandpa for the first time. He enjoyed spending time doing things with Tandi and helping her get into mischief. He was a father figure to several neighborhood kids, nephews and nieces, family were very important to him. He enjoyed telling stories of his youth and driving around old family homesteads looking for treasure, sharing the history of the land, buildings and those who lived there.

Bob is survived by his wife of 65 years, Mary, children; Jerry Fronek, Kay (Bill) Massingale and Lyndon Fronek, granddaugher Tandi Massingale of Sioux Falls and grandson Jace Koskan of Wood

Bob was preceded in death by his son Wayne, daughter Tina Marie. Parents William and Julia Fronek, his twin brother Ronald and sister Donna Nibblelink.

Barry Horstman, 75

Barry Horstman, 75, of Winner, SD passed away on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at the Winner Regional Healthcare Center.

Funeral service were held on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 11 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Winner. Burial will follow in the Winner City Cemetery. A visitation was held one hour prior to funeral service.

Barry Franklin Horstman was born at home in Mellette County on June 2, 1942 to Frank and Majel (McManigal) Horstman. He attended grade school at Schmidt rural school in Mellette County and graduated from Winner High School in 1960.

On May 9, 1964, he married Carol Cole in Witten. They made their home on the farm in Mellette County and raised three sons. Barry loved to fish, particularly in his boat on the river with his boys. He especially looked forward to pheasant hunting season with family each year. Also, he enjoyed numerous elk hunting trips to Montana and Wyoming with the guys.

After moving to Winner in 1988, Barry still made daily trips back and forth to the farm and ranch. He remained active in farming and ranching until approximately 2015 when his health declined. Living in Winner until the time of his death, he continued to be interested in cattle and agriculture.

Grandpa Barry enjoyed spending time with his grandkids and made numerous trips to athletic events over the years. He will always be remembered for his sense of humor, loud laugh, and “colorful remarks”. Family members are quick to recall Barry’s unique voicemail messages.

He is survived by his wife Carol; sons: Bryan, Brad (Johnyne), and Blake (Cara); grandchildren: Brady (Casey), Chelsea (Danny), Barry Michael, Zachary, Baylee, and Kylie; great-grandchildren: Grace, Harper, Finley, and Jaxson; brother Ronnie (Bonnie), sister Donna (Alvin) New; and several nieces and nephews.

His parents, Frank and Majel, preceded him in death, as well as an infant nephew, and his brother Darrell.

Barry will be greatly missed by all of his family and friends

Milbank Publisher Elected to Lead State’s Newspaper Association

Debbie Hemmer, publisher of the Grant County Review at Milbank, was elected president of the South Dakota Newspaper Association during the group’s 136th annual meeting May 5 in Sioux Falls.

“From the rising costs of production and postage, to social media and cries of fake news, to the battles over publishing public notices, some days it feels like the newspaper industry is under attack from every angle. It may be hard to be optimistic, but it is in times like these that the value of a hometown newspaper shines through,” Hemmer said. “To paraphrase Mark Twain, ‘The reports of the death of newspapers is greatly exaggerated.’ It is the hometown newspaper that puts the spotlight on what truly matters – the community.”

Hemmer added: “A community cannot thrive without a newspaper, and SDNA is here to help newspapers thrive. I’m honored to serve as president of the association, and will look to the good work of the past presidents who have so aptly served for examples to follow as we continue forward in these challenging times.”

Hemmer started her career in the newspaper industry as a typesetter at the Grant County Review in 1980, working for owners Phyllis and Clarence Justice. As is typical at weekly newspapers, she learned other aspects of the business as well.

“Phyllis taught me how to develop film and print photos in the darkroom, and Clarence instructed me on laying out the paper on grid sheets, both processes that we no longer use today,” Hemmer said.

Over time Hemmer took on more responsibilities at the Review, becoming a sports reporter, office manager and news reporter. She became editor after Phyllis Justice entered the nursing home.

In October 2013, Hemmer and fellow employee Holli Seehafer purchased the Review at the urging of Clarence Justice, who had become ill and moved to a nursing home.

Hemmer is the third publisher from Milbank to serve as SDNA president. Phyllis Justice was SDNA president in 1982-83. Henry S. Volkmar of the Milbank Review was president in 1899-1900.

Also elected to the SDNA Board of Directors last week were: first vice president Letitia Lister, publisher of the Black Hills Pioneer at Spearfish; second vice president Beau Ravellette of the Pioneer Review at Philip; third vice president Robert Slocum of the Timber Lake Topic; director Cory Myers, news director at the Argus Leader, Sioux Falls; director LeeAnne Dufek, publisher of the Hamlin County Republican at Castlewood; and immediate past president Kelli Bultena, publisher of the Lennox News.

South Dakota Newspaper Association, founded in 1882 and based in Brookings, represents the state’s 125 weekly and daily newspapers with a total readership of more than 600,000.

National Guard Unit Receives Award

On May 5, Representative Lee Qualm, House Majority Leader presented a Legislative Commemoration to the 155th Engineer Company of the SD Army National Guard in Wagner, SD on being awarded the Itschner Award and the Reserve Family Readiness Award in 2017.

The selection for the Itschner Award recognizes the best engineer company in three categories: United States Army, Army Reserve, and National Guard; and the Reserve Family Readiness Award is presented to one unit from each of the seven reserve components that demonstrate excellence in engaging with and supporting members’ families.

The 155th Engineer Company continues to demonstrate continued support to its community and the state of South Dakota. The Ninety-Third Legislature of the State of South Dakota expresses its respect, commendation, and congratulations to the South Dakota Army National Guard’s 155th Engineer Company on receiving the Itschner Award and the Reserve Family Readiness Award and for its outstanding service to the great state of South Dakota and the United States of America.

These two awards are a great honor and the 155th Engineer Company, based in Wagner and Rapid City, South Dakota, deserve this outstanding honor for their hard work and high standards of excellence

Council Rejects Petitions on Sale of Legion

The Winner City Council Monday night rejected petitions presented calling for a public vote on the sale of the Winner American Legion building to the city for $250,000.

The petitions were rejected due to a technical error in the working of the petition.

The council voted unanimously to reject the petitions. Councilmember Val Sherman was not at the meeting as she is out of town.

State law says that a petition for a referendum must contain the title of the ordinance or the subject of the resolution and it must contain the date the passage of the resolution by the city council.

City attorney Paul Jensen explained the petitions did not contain the April 2, 2018 date which was the date the council voted to approve the sale of the Legion building.

A total of 102 signatures were turned into the city office to refer the council’s decision to public vote. A total of 100 signatures were need for the referral.

Burtz is New Addition to Custer Chronicle Staff

Veteran newsman Ron Burtz is the newest addition to the Custer County Chronicle staff. His duties will include news and sports coverage, as well as photography.

The grandson of South Dakota homesteaders and a native of rural Winner, Burtz is a South Dakota boy through and through.

“I grew up roaming the hills along the White River, learning to love the prairie and spent the early years of my adult life in Rapid City playing tourist in the Black Hills as often as I could,” he says. “This is one of my favorite places on earth.”

Burtz began his journalism career as a teenager, writing articles for the school newspaper at Winner High School and co-hosting a Saturday morning school news program called “Winner High Presents” on radio station KWYR. Then for two summers after graduation he served as a summer news reporter at the Winner Advocate, his hometown newspaper.
“I did it all,” he recalls. “I took pictures and covered everything from local politics to car crashes. I even did a story on the release of the new Susan B. Anthony dollar coin in 1979.”
His news writing duties ran the gamut from news and sports to articles for the society column. “It’s funny to think of myself as a 19- year-old kid writing wedding announcements and having to describe the bride’s dress with terms like ‘empire waist’ and ‘organza embroidered bodice,’” he said.

At the end of his second season with the newspaper Burtz moved to Rapid City where he went to work for radio stations KKLS and KKHJ.

“I spent the first nine months there on the graveyard shift,” he said. His duties included changing reel-to-reel tapes on the FM stations and pulling 45 rpm records for the morning shift DJs. “I worked 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. most days and an early morning news shift on Saturdays. There wasn’t one day of the week that I didn’t work at least two hours. I felt like the walking dead,” he recalls.

Therefore, Burtz says he was thrilled when the station’s news director resigned to take a job in another market. “That meant several things,” he says. “I was back working days and back among the world of the living, but also I was back in the news business.”

During his years with the radio station Burtz met and married his wife, Tammy, a Rapid City native. Then once again opportunity for a change of direction and a new work experience came knocking.

After spending the better part of five years working as a news reporter for the radio stations, Burtz left the media business for a time to work for the Rapid City Police Department as video technician and community relations coordinator. But even then he found himself writing and editing news.

“Police Chief Tom Hennies wanted to start a departmental newsletter with news and entertainment for the department staff, so the ‘Rap Sheet’ was born.” As the founding editor of the paper Burtz wrote and edited articles, drew cartoons, pasted up, and printed each monthly issue, turning out the multi-page publication on 11” X 17” copy paper on the department’s large photocopier.

Several years later, sensing the need to spend more time with his aging parents the couple moved to Winner where he took a job with KWYR radio. “I started out as the morning man on the AM side,” he said. But again, a few months later the station’s news director resigned and he was asked to move into that position. Incidentally, the news director Burtz replaced was Don Jorgensen who is now the anchorman at KELO TV in Sioux Falls.

About three years into his tenure with the Winner radio station, Burtz received another call, but this time it was a call to ministry.

“I had been doing pulpit-supply preaching since I first moved back to Winner, but early in 1991 I began to consider becoming a full-time pastor,” he said. By this time the couple’s two sons—Matthew, (1989) and Taylor (1991)—had been born in the very same hospital where he came into the world.

So, packing up his young family and their possessions into a U-Haul truck, Burtz moved to Astoria, Ill., where he became pastor of Woodland Church of the Brethren.

“I wasn’t writing news stories for a newspaper or a radio broadcast anymore,” he said, “but I was still spreading the news. Only this time it was the news of the gospel.”

A baby girl, Ashley, joined the family in 1993, and two years later the family made yet another move, this time to Virden, Ill., where Burtz served as pastor for 12 years.

“We spent 16 years in Illinois and made lots of friends, but all the while a part of our hearts was still back in South Dakota and especially in the Black Hills,” he said. So, when he learned of a pastoral vacancy at the Evangelical Free Church of Wall he jumped at the chance to move back home.

Packing up two rental trucks this time, and with now 18-year-old Matt behind the wheel of one of them, the family headed west to the Mount Rushmore State in June of 2007. Burtz served as pastor at the Wall church for the next decade, never once regretting the decision to move back home.

“One of the things that has been a great joy to us in the last few years has been getting reconnected with old friends from across the state,” he said.

“Everywhere I go I meet up with someone who I’ve either met before or who knows somebody who’s a friend.”

Those reconnections and associations only increased with Ron and Tammy’s move to Custer last summer. “We’ve wanted to live in the Hills since we were first married,” he said, “so, when we had the opportunity financially to take a break from ministry work, I resigned from the church, we bought an RV and moved here.”

Tammy went to work in late May in the box office at Buffalo Ridge Theater where their long-time friend Duane Laflin presented his Grand Magic Show and Grand Jamboree music show.

Ron had the opportunity at the end of the season to sing with the Jamboree and says it was the fulfillment of a longtime dream.

After several months of doing odd jobs and then working for a local home care agency Ron saw the ad for a reporter at the Chronicle and decided that after nearly 40 years it was time to get back into the newspaper business.

He is still involved in ministry, however. Ron works part-time as administrative assistant to the pastor at Crossroads Church of Custer, where he, Tammy and son Taylor recently became members.

“I’m really enjoying what I do here at the Chronicle,” said Burtz. “I love the creative process of reporting and writing, and working in the news business gives me a unique opportunity to get to know my new hometown in a personal way.”

“We look forward to having Ron on our staff and working with him to make our publications even better,” said Chronicle publisher Charley Najacht.

“He is a veteran newsman who has jumped into our operation with both feet in writing both feature and news stories relevant to our readers,” Najacht said.



Public Presentation Winners Named

Winners were named in the Tripp County 4-H public presentation contest on May 1.

Results include:

Beginner illustrated talk—Ash Kaiser, purple, life of nine banded armadillos; Abe Kaiser, purple, Roving around Mars.

Beginner speech—Deborah Harris, Not only a pastor

Beginner demonstration—Lena DeMers and Madison Graber, purple, bath bombs; Jocelyn Soles, purple, cake in a cup; Jaelyn Assman, purple, slimetastic

Junior illustrated talk—Selah Harris, purple, horsing around; Matt Brozik, blue, welding safety and welders

Junior speech—Melanie Brozik, purple, Ida bell wells

Junior demonstration—Bailey Fairbanks, blue, pillows, pillows, pillows

Senior illustrated talk—Zoe Harris, blue, pawsitively healthy; Kayla Natoli, purple, framing video gaming; Elle Harris, purple, 10 women who changed the auto industry; Megan Brozik, purple, just breathe

Senior speech—Zoe Harris, blue, stars and stripes forever, our great flag

Colome Elementary Track & Field Day


The Colome Elementary held their annual track and field day on April 30th. The weather was just right with sun and little breeze. The athletes were represented in grades by team t-shirts. Instead of passing out ribbons, the t-shirts were given in place and it served as a nice way to identify each class.The first graders were in purple, the second grade were in teal, the third grade were in green, the fourth grade were in pink, the fifth grade in blueThere are 9 events held during the day, and each female and male athlete is given the opportunity to compete for the Best Male Athlete and Best Female Athlete.

The Best Female Athlete was Preslie Petersek, 5th grade, and the Best Male Athlete was a tie between Eli Vobr, 5th grade, and Seth Heath, 4th grade. Chin-ups are also recognized as a great accomplishment. The girls Chin-Up champion was JadeLynn McCall, 2nd grade, with 13; and boys Chin-Up was Coy Shelbourn, 3rd grade, with 20. The fifth graders competed against their own class while first and second grades competed against each other and third and fourth grades against each other. 5th Grade High Jump: First Bridget Eliason with a jump of 3’ 8”, followed by Preslie Petersek, Adysen Pravecek, Ellie Cole and Westlie Cahoy. Fifth Grade Boys High Jump: First Eli Vobr with 3’ 8”, followed by Jonah Musser, Trey Thieman, Lane Leighton and Shae Munroe.

Chin Up Results: First & Second Grade Girls: First JadeLynn McCall, 13, followed by Ellison LaDeaux, Rayma Vobr, Anika Musser and Olivia Feyereisen. Boys First and Second Grade: First Teegan Shelbourn with 13, followed by Cash Hart, Bentley Dehning, Ben Vandenbark and Gavin Larson. Third and Fourth Grade Girls: First Breanna Thieman with 11, followed by Tila Harter, Chloe Jarrett, Lexi Bolton and Bailey Shelbourn. Third and Fourth Grade Boys: First Coy Shelbourn with 20, followed by Seth, William Slaymaker, Andrew Yellow Hawk and Cash Hemming. Fifth Grade Girls: First Preslie Petersek with 10, followed by Westlie Cahoy, Raylnn Dehning, Aspyn McKenzie and Adysen Pravecek. Softball Throw Results: First and Second Grade Girls: First Anika Musser with 44’, followed by Rihanna Widow, Ellison LaDeaux, Rayma Vobr and Tenlie Rohde. First and Second Grade Boys: First Gavin Larson with 62’ 8”, followed by Bentley Dehning, Cash Hart, Hazin Harruff and Kyler Vobr. Third and Fourth Place Girls: First Aleah Musser with 71’ 1”, followed by Tila Harter, Breanna Thieman, Paige Beckers and Savannah O’Bryan. Third and Fourth Grade Boys: First Seth Heath with 106’ 3”, followed by TayShaun Jone, Jordan Drummond, Cash Hemming and Coy Shelbourn. Long Jump Results: First and Second Grade Girls: Ellison LaDeaux with 7’ 5”, followed by JadeLynn McCall, Rayma Vobr, Brooke Jarrett and Anika Musser. First and Second Grade Boys: First Cash Hart with 8’ 10”, followed by Dillan Woods, Kyler Vobr, Oakley Schenefeld and Gavin Larson. Third and Fourth Grade Girls: First Breanna Thieman with 8’ 9”, followed by Savannah O’Bryan, Chloe Jarrett, Madison Dufek and Emme Nelson. Third and Fourth Grade Boys: First Seth Heath with 9’ 9”, followed by Coy Shelbourn, Andrew Yellow Hawk, TayShaun Jones and Jordan Drummund. Fifth Grade Girls: First Preslie Petersek with 10’6”, followed by Weslie Cahoy, Adysen Pravecek, Bridget Eliason and Camryn Seegers. Fifth Grade Boys: First Eli Vobr with 11’ 1”, followed by Jonah Musser, Trey Thieman, Lane Leighton and Shae Munroe.

50 Meter Dash Results: K & Under; First Arleigh Musser with 12.56 seconds, followed by Addisyn Musser, Millie Meyer, Raeann Shippy and Brylee Woods. K & Under Boys: First Bryden Dehning with 10.60 seconds, followed by Ryder Meyer, Johnathan Yeaman, Liam LaDeaux and Ryker DeSmet. First and Second Grade Girls: First JadeLynn McCall with 9.75 seconds, followed by Ellison LaDeaux, Brooke Jarrett, Anika Musser and Madison Thieman. First and Second Grade Boys: First Teegan Shelbourn with 9.5 seconds, followed by Cash Hart, Oakley Schenefeld, Bentley Dehning and Gavin Larson. Third and Fourth Grade Girls: First Breanna Thieman with 8.97 seconds, followed by Aleah Musser, Chloe Jarrett, Lexi Bolton and Savannah O’Bryan. Third and Fourth Grade Boys: First Seth Heath with 8.72 seconds, followed by Coy Shelbourn, Jordyn Drummond, Alex Larson and Andrew Yellow Hawk.

100 Meter Run Results: First and Second Grade Girls: First JadeLynn McCall with 17.19, followed by Brooke Jarrett, Ellison LaDeaux, Rihanna Widow and Anika Musser.  First and Second Grade Boys: First Oakley Schenefeld with 17.75, followed by Bentley Dehning, Teegan Shelbourn, Gavin Larson and Cash Hart. Third and Fourth Grade Girls: First Breanna Thieman with 17.09 seconds, followed by Aleah Musser, Chloe Jarrett, Madison Dufek and Lexi Bolton. Third and Fourth Grade Boys: First Seth Heath with 16.22 seconds, followed by Coy Shelbourn, Jordan Drummond, Andrew Yellow Hawk and Cash Hemming. Fifth Grade Girls: First Preslie Petesek with 15.77, followed by Westlie Cahoy, Aspyn McKenzie, Hadley Harruff and Ellie Cole. Fifth Grade Boys: First Eli Vobr with 16.0 seconds, Johah Muser, Trey Thieman, Lane Leighton and Shae Munroe.

200 Meter Run Results: First and Second Grade Girls: First JadeLynn McCall with 46.41 seconds, followed by Brooke Jarrett, Madison Thieman, Anika Musser and Ellison LaDeaux. First and Second Grade Boys: First Bentley Dehning with 44.0 seconds, followed by Teegan Shelbourn, Oakley Shenefeld, Kyler Vobr and Cash Hart. Third and Fourth Grade Girls: First Breanna Thieman with 40.78 seconds, followed by Chloe Jarrett, Aleah Musser, Savannah O’Bryan and Madison Dufek. Third and Fourth Grade Boys: First Coy Shelbourn with 39.59 seconds, followed by Seth Heath, Alex Larson, Jordan Drummond and Cash Hemming. Fifth Grade Girls: First Preslie Petersek with 38.16, followed by Westlie Cahoy, Aspyn McKenzie, Hadley Harruff and Bridget Eliason. Fifth Grade Boys: First Eli Vobr with 38.65 seconds, followed by Jonah Muser, Lane Leighton, Trey Thieman and Shae Munroe.

400 Meter Run Results: First and Second Grade Girls: First JadeLynn McCall with 1:55.94 seconds, followed by Madison Thieman, Anika Musser, Ellison LaDeaux and Olivia Feyereisen. First and Second Grade Boys: First Kyler Vobr with 1:40.34 seconds, followed by Teegan Shelbourn, Bentley Dehning, Oakley Schenefeld and Bode Kingsley. Third and Fourth Grade Girls: First Breanna Thieman with 1:37.31 seconds, followed by Chloe Jarrett, Lexi Bolton, Ayasha Jarrett and Madison Dufek. Third and Fourth Grade Boys: First Coy Shelbourn with 1:36.22 seconds, followed by Seth Heath, Cash Hemming, Jordan Drummond and Rystan DeSmet. Fifth Grade Girls: Preslie Petersek with 1:38.75 seconds, followed by Aspyn McKenzie, Westlie Cahoy, Raelynn Kingsley and Bridget Eliason. Fifth Grade Boys: First Eli Vobr with 1:36.66, followed by Jonah Musser, Trey Thieman, Lane Leighton and Shae Munroe.

800 Meter Run Results: First Preslie Petersek with 3:44.6 seconds, followed by Westlie Cahoy, Raelynn Kingsley, DeJuanna Sowards and Camryn Seegers. Fifth Grade Boys: First Eli Vobr with 3:29.09, followed by Jonah Musser, Trey Thieman, Lane Leighton and Shae Munroe. Relay Races: the Winner of the First and Second Grade Girls was the Second Grade Team made of Rayma Vobr, Ellison LaDeaux, Anika Musser and JadeLynn McCall. Placing second was the First Graders made of Tenlie Rohde, Olivia Feyereisen, Madison Thieman and Brooke Jarrett. First and Second Grade Boys: Winning was Second Graders made of Ben Vandenbark, Bentley Dehing, Oakley Schenefeld and Cash Hart. Placing second was the First Graders made of Brayden Woods, Justin DeNoyer, Kyler Vobr and Teegan Shelbourn. Third and Fourth Grade Girls: Winning was Fourth Graders made of Gracie Rohde, Madison Dufek, Aleah Musser and Breanna Thieman. Placing second was Third Graders made of Tila Harter, Chloe Jarrett, Bailey Shelbourn and Lexi Bolton. Third and Fourth Grade Boys: Winning was Fourth Graders made of Alex Larson, Cash Hemming, Jordan Drummond and Seth Heath. Placing second with only two boys in their class were Andrew Yellow Hawk and Coy Shelbourn.

Fifth Grade Girls vs Fifth Grade Boys: Winning was Girls team made of Ellie Cole, Aspyn McKenzie, Westlie Cahoy and Preslie Petersek. Placing second was Lane Leightong, Trey Thieman, Eli Vobr and Jonah Musser.