S.D. can test 900 for coronavirus

South Dakota health officials say the state has the ability to test about 900 people for the coronavirus.

To date, no confirmed cases of COVID-19 have surfaced in South Dakota. The Department of Health says it tested five people so far and all were negative.

Department spokesman Derrick Haskins said the state has about 1,900 tests for the virus but an individual would need to undergo a minimum of two of the tests, including an oral and a nasal swab, which means the the state can test about 900 people.

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Warriors come up short against Pine Ridge

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Joren Bruun shoots over Pine Ridge players on the region semifinal game on Friday in Winner. Pine Ridge 57-46.

Winner falls to Pine Ridge

The season ended for the Winner boys basketball on Friday at the hands of Pine Ridge in the semifinals of the Region 7A tournament.

Pine Ridge won the game 57-46.

Winner took the lead 9-4 at the end of the first quarter.

“We executed our game plan very well as we switched our defense around,” said coach Brett Gardner. “We held their high scoring team to four points after the first quarter and 22 at the half.

Unfortunately, we couldn’t get our shots to fall. We did a nice job of keeping ourselves in the game despite shooting 34 percent. We are proud of our guys for giving the maximum effort for the full 32 minutes,” said Gardner.

Brady Fritz led the scoring with 24 points. Joren Bruun added 8 points and Blake Volmer, 7.

Fritz had 7 rebounds and 4 assists.

Volmer, Phillip Jorgensen an Oscar Pravecek all pulled down 5 rebounds.

In the fourth quarter, Winner pulled within four points of Pine Ridge before the Thorpes went on a run and extended their lead to 10 points.

“It was a tough way for the season to end but doesn’t take away from the season we had and the relationships we built,” said the coach.

Winner ended the season with a 16-6 record.

Winner vs. Bennett County

Winner boys basketball team opened post season play with a 69-33 victory over Bennett County in Region 7A action on March 3.

Winner jumped to a 20-9 lead at the end of the first quarter.

In the second quarter, the Warriors out-scored Bennett County 24-9.

“We are proud of the way our guys came out and competed from the opening tip until the final buzzer,” said coach Brett Gardner.

Brady Fritz led the scoring with 29 points. He was 7-10 from the three-point range. Joren Bruun added 15 points.

The Warriors led 44-18 at the half. They continued their strong pressure in the third quarter as they held Bennett County to 5 points.

“We got after it on the defensive end and outrebounded them by 19,” said Gardner.

Oscar Pravecek and Fred Whiting each pulled down 6 rebounds and Kameron Meiners added 5.

All 15 players who suited up had a statistic in the game. “We were able to get to the free throw line and convert on them,” said the coach.

“We held them to 33 points and need to continue to defend,” said Gardner.

The Winner Warriors shot 41 percent from the field. At the free throw line, Winner connected on 14 of 18 shots.

The victory gives Winner a 16-5 record.

Gaylord Maier,85

Gaylord Maier, 85, of Witten, SD passed away on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at the Winner Regional Long Term Care Facility in Winner, SD.

Funeral service was held on Friday, March 6, 2020 at 10:30am at the Mason Funeral Home in Winner, SD.

Burial followed in the Winner City Cemetery.

Gaylord was born to Ernest Maier and Margaret Bonnet Maier on April 24, 1934. He attended Carter grade school and graduated Winner High School in 1953.

When his father sold the farm, Gaylord went to work. His first job was with Robert Pravecek at Midwest Auto putting glass in windshields. He also worked at Omaha Cold Storage.

In the 50s, he worked on cars with Lyle Mason. He then worked for Mike Cahoy, then Marvin Swanson Ranch for 6-8 years. He had four calves while there.

He was in the Army 1955-1957 in Arkansas. While there, he worked on trucks, busses and tanks. In 1956 he was on the list to go to Korea but orders changed.

He was then transferred to Fort Bliss, Texas, where he drove tanks and worked in the motor pool. He returned home and worked at Edwards Hog Farm and for Ed Pajl.

When he quit that, he would help neighbors where he could.

He married Wilma Hoefer. After her death, he married Corkey Hespe Clark.

Gaylord is preceded in death by his two wives, his parents, a brother, Virgil, and two sisters, Goldie and Darlene.

Due to his ill health, he went to live at the Elder Inn in September 2019, and then the Winner Nursing Home under Hospice Care in January 2020.

He is survived by his daughter, Dawn Rose Goglin; grandchildren Chelsea (Josse James), Christopher Ernest (Misty) and Dakota Barrett; along with his great grandchildren Alexis, Douglas, soon to be baby Dalton, Christopher Jr., and Jonathan Wayne, and by his buddies, Ray Bartels and Snuce Maier.

He is a member of the Witten American Legion.

Richard Neuharth, 72

Richard Edward Neuharth was born on Jan. 13, 1948, in Burke, SD, to Edward and Lydia (Klundt) Neuharth. He was the fourth of four children.

Richard grew up on the farm and went to country grade school and attended high school in Gregory.

In his early twenties, Richard joined the Navy. He was married after his Navy tour and lived in California and Oregon.

In 2011, he divorced and moved to Winner, SD.

After a lingering illness, Richard passed away on March 7, 2020, at Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls, SD.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister Alice Furry, and sister-in-law Della Neuharth.

Surviving are two brothers Lawrence and Kenneth (Darlene) Neuharth, brother-in-law Harley Furry, and his nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held at a later date in the Herrick Cemetery, Herrick, SD.

Norman Chasing Hawk, Sr., 86

Norman Chasing Hawk Sr., 86, of Winner, SD passed away on Thursday, March 5, 2020 at the Avas House in Sioux Falls, SD.

Funeral will be held on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 11a.m. at the Winner Middle School Gymnasium. Burial will follow in the Winner City Cemetery.

Wake service began on Monday, March 9 at the Winner Middle School Gymnasium.

Norman Levi Chasing Hawk Sr. was born on Dec. 2, 1933 to Richard Chasing Hawk Sr. and Emma Hazel Thomas (passed away when Norman was 2 years old) Step mother Gertrude.

Norman married Clarice Faye King on May 13, 1957.

Clarice passed away on April 2013 and at the time of her death they were married 56 years and had 6 children: Rose (Fidel) Mendoza, Gloria Chasing Hawk, Norman (Alva) Chasing Hawk, Nelson (Mary) Chasing Hawk, Michael Chasing Hawk and Monica Chasing Hawk who passed away in October of 1998. At the time of their daughter Monica’s passing Norman and Clarice took in her 3 children: Miles, Jacinda and Emma and raised them.

Norman had 31 grandchildren and 100 great-grandchildren.

Norman was a hard worker who worked everyday to provide for his family. He was a carpenter and worked for Virgil Novotny for 20 years.

Norman was very proud of all of his grandchildren who all have special stories to tell about him. He was the biggest fan of the softball team NC Allstars.

NC (meaning Norman-Clarice). He was also proud of the Chasing Hawk Drum because there were more grandchildren singing. Norman and Clarice raised their family to grow up knowing and practicing our traditional ways.

Norman also loved going to Pow-Wows to watch his grandchildren dance.

Over the years they took in many grandchildren. They raised Loretta and Clarissa and a niece Ruby.

He was a string father figure to all his family and loved and was proud of all of them.

Norman is also survived by brothers; Melvin Chasing Hawk, Steve Chasing Hawk, Richard Chasing Hawk Jr. and sisters Pauline Pourier and Veronica Valandra.

He was preceded in death by his wife Clarice, brother Clifford Chasing Hawk Sr. and beloved daughter Monica Chasing Hawk.

Norman loved being with family, he was deeply loved by all his family and will be forever missed.

There are no words to express how much…