Heenan Promoted to Vice President

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Rusty Heenan has bee promoted to vice president at First Fidelity Bank of Winner.

Heenan has worked at the bank as a loan officer since Dec. 26, 2012. He works mostly with ag loans.

“I like being able to help people succeed at what they are trying to do,” he said.

Heenan says he gets to deal with a lot of good people.

He has been in banking for 10 years.

Prior to joining the bank in Winner, Heenan worked at BankWest in Kennebec. He worked in Kennebec for 4.5 years.

Prior to his career in banking, Heenan was the assistant manager of Winner Circle Feed Yard for 10 ½ years.

Heenan’s wife, Penny works at Community Connections.

The couple have two grown children: Casey who lives in Pierre and works for First Dakota Bank and Jimmi Watts who works for the Omaha, Neb., School District.

The Heenans have three grandchildren.

When he is not at the bank, persons can see Rusty working at rodeos and just this past Friday he was working the Tripp County 4-H Rodeo.
Also during the summer, Heenan is a baseball umpire.

Shooting Sports Members Compete at National

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Tripp County 4-H shooting sports members took part in the national shooting sports championships June 26-30 in Grand Island, Neb.

There were 117 kids in shotgun, 46 in air pistol, 90 in .22 rifle, 63 in .22 pistol. There were 715 kids from 36 states competing.

South Dakota placed fourth as a team in rapid fire air pistol.  Wade McClanahan placed 13th in rapid fire air pistol.
Cody Amidon placed 45th in .22 rifle.
South Dakota placed 24th as a team in sporting clays with Luke Hennebold placing 92nd.
South Dakota placed seventh as a team in slow fire.22 pistol and Tane Pravecek placed 31st in slow fire .22 pistol.
South Dakota placed third as a team in air pistol silhouette and Wade McClanahan placed 16th in air pistol silhouette.
South Dakota placed 10th in CMP (.22 rifle) as a team.
Cody Amison placed 87th in CMP.
South Dakota placed 13th in .22 silhouette as a tam and Tane Pravecek placed 44th in .22 pistol silhouette.
South Dakota placed 26th in skeet as a team and Luke Hennebold placed 82nd in skeet.
South Dakota placed 3rd in air pistol slow fire as a team and Wade McClanahan placed 11th in slow fire air pistol.
South Dakota placed 9th as a team in 3P rifle and Cody Amidon placed 49th in 3P rifle.
South Dakota placed 5th in Camp Perry in .22 rifle as a team and Tane Pravecek placed 61st in Camp Perry .22 pistol.
South Dakota placed 7th in trap as a team.
Luke Hennebold placed 11th in trap.

In the overall awards, McClanahan placed 11th in air pistol, Amidon placed 61st in .22 rifle, Hennebold placed 70th in shotgun, Pravecek placed 51st in .22 pistol.

Petersek Named Jr. Boys All-Around at 4-H Rodeo


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Linkyn Petersek was the junior boys all-around at the 49th annual Tripp County 4-H Rodeo on Friday.  Riley Shippy was the junior boys runner-up all around.

Saige Schuyler was the senior girls runner-up all around.

The senior girls all around was Jenna Fulton and the senior boys all around was Dylan Suhr and the runner up was Blasé Steffen.

The junior girls all around was Jessica Woodward and the runner-up was a tie between Layni Stevens and Shada Beeson.

The senior ambassador was Jami Bergeson. There was a tie for first and second runner up between Arista Kaiser and Ashley Hohn.
The congeniality award went to Bergeson and she also won the horsemanship.

The junior ambassador was Avery Schacht and first runner up was Kayla Mammen. The congeniality award went to Schacht and Mammen and the horsemanship went to Mammen.

The rodeo results include:

Junior Girls
Goat tying—Layni Stevens, 9.350; tie Jessica Woodward and Saydee Heath, 9.530 and Trica Lammers, 10.520
Pole bending—Shada Beenson, 22.016, Tricia Lammers, 22.875; Josie Anthony, 23.030, Ramee Jo Hanson, 23.27
Breakaway roping—Saydee Heath, 3.50; Layni Stevens, 3.78; Jessica Woodward, 5.78 and Kate Weborg, 6.49
Barrel racing—Sidney McCord, 17.947; Shada Beeson, 10.030; Taryn Starr, 18.346 and Tatum Carey, 18.472

Junior boys
Flag race—Swade Reis, 8.337; Matthew Heathershaw, 8.476; Seth Heath, 8.589; Linkyn Petersek, 8.743
Goat tying—Riley Shippy, 9.16; Petersek, 10.38; Wyatt Olson, 11.87; Josh Heckenlaible, 12.52
Break away roping—Petersek, 3.18; Heathershaw, 3.39; Heath, 4.33 and Wyatt Olson 4.54
Cattle riding—Shippy, 48; Steve Garrigan, 43

Senior girls
Ribbon roping—Josi Stevens, 8.16; Savannah Krogman, 8.79; Jenna Fulton, 9.56; Shelby Hiller, 19.69
Breakaway roping—Schuyler, 3.15; Fulton, 3.70; Josi Stevens, 4.04; Payton Eagle, 11.90
Goat tying—Schuyler, 9.85; Fulton, 9.88; Lainee Schonebaum, 10.71; Shelby Hiller, 11.25
Barrel racing—Fulton, 18.284; Bailey Bosworth, 18.292; Payton Eagle, 18.626 Karsyn Krause, 18.645
Pole bending—Fulton, 21.853; Brooke Iott, 22.941; Krogman, 23.058; Schuyler 23.157

Senior boys
Saddle bronc riding—Kolton Salonen, 50; Dylan Suhr, 44
Bull riding—Riggin Shippy, 50; J. W. Frederick, 47
Tie down calf roping—Austin Olson, 11.98; Blasé Steffen, 12.94; Taygen Knippling, 13.89; Suhr, 19.55
Steer wrestling—Beau Dean, 8.23; Suhr, 10.25
Dally team roping—Kade Starr and Dawson Phillips, 18.18 and Blasé Steffen and Jamin Dougherty, 21.68

The stock was provided by Hollenbeck Rodeo Co of Winner.

Two Place in Archery Meet

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Wade McClanahan and George Clark participated in the Midwest Outdoor Sectional archery tournament in Yankton June 17-18.

McClanahan placed first in the young adult freestyle with a score of 1116 109 x’s. Clark placed 2nd in the youth male free style with a score of 1047 51 x’s. In the two day event a perfect score is 1134 with 168 x’s.

Locally, both McClanahan and Clark participate in Tripp County 4-H shooting sports and Tripp County range robins Junior Olympic Archery Development program.

The two are always training/conditioning and traveling to different events.

Both are participating in events around the United States. In the next couple of weeks they will be participating in the state 3-D in Sioux Falls, youth high performance compound academy at the NFAA Center in Yankton, NFAA outdoor field nationals in Yankton and state outdoor field in Sioux Falls.

Volunteers Work Hard Preparing for State B Legion

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By Dan Bechtold, Editor

The Winner community is getting ready to roll out the red carpet to welcome fans to the state Class B American Legion baseball tournament.
The tourney starts July 21 and runs until July 25.

The last time Winner hosted the state tournament was in 2011 and 2006.

Since February, a committee has been working hard preparing for the state meet. It has taken a lot of work and a lot of volunteer help but things are coming together.

On recent nights when there have been ball game at Leahy Bowl, there has been some type of committee meeting putting on the final touches to make this a great tournament and a very enjoyable experience for those traveling to Winner.

Fueled by the experience parents had last year at the state meet in Webster, they want to duplicate that effort.

Leahy Bowl is looking good and there has been a lot of volunteer hours working the field.

There have been several improvements made to Leahy Bowl. There are new light towers, new seating with a canopy over a portion of the stadium seats.

There is playground equipment for children to enjoy while their parents are watching the game.

There is a new colorful sign at the entrance of Leahy Bowl. A beautiful sight will be the 19 flags that line the the road to the baseball field. The Winner Rotary Club purchased the signs.

Mardi Pederson, a member of the organizing committee, said there will be welcome signs posted at Leahy Bowl. In addition, to add a little color, there will be large flower pots dotted around the baseball complex.

Pederson said the parent group has put in a lot of time working on the field.

“I am hoping that the people who come to Winner will have the same experience we had last year in Webster. I hope the visitors come away feeling like Winner really rolled out the red carpet and were very welcoming to them,” said Pederson.

She said at the ball field, several volunteers will be wearing Winner/Colome t shirts so visitors know who to go to if they have questions.

Pederson added the committee will make one final sweep of the ball field and the Leahy Bowl grounds Thursday evening to take sure everything is in place for the opening game on Friday.

The opening ceremony will be held at 5 p.m. on Friday.

Here are the pairings for the first round games on Friday.
10 a.m.—Groton vs. Vermillion
30 min after first game—Milbank vs. Spearfish
5 p.m.—Dell Rapids vs. Platte/Geddes
7:30—Winner/Colome vs. McCook/Miner

The tournament will continue Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.

4-H Rodeo in the Heat

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This past weekend, rodeo families participated in three 100+ degree days of rodeo starting on Friday in Winner, Saturday in Chamberlain and Sunday in Kennebec, it was hot outside, but the contestants had great times and solid performances.

Contestants want to place in the top four to earn a place in the State 4-H Rodeo held in Fort Pierre on August 18, 19 and 20th, and place in the top 10 to earn points for the all around. As the weekend continued, more 4-Hers got qualified and some keep improving their times and scores.
On Saturday the Rodeo was held at the Missouri Valley Horsemen’s Club Arena at Chamberlain.

In the Junior Boys events: Breakaway: Linkyn Petersek 3.68, Grady Aasby 4.010, Seth Heath 4.070, Swade Reis 19.640, Garret Phillips 26.680. Flag Race: 3rd, Linkyn Petersek 8.303, 6th Garret Phillips 8.715, 10th Wyatt Olson 9.263. Goat Tying: 2nd Linkyn Petersek 11.96, 5th Seth Heath 14.40. Linkyn Petersek won the Junior Boys All Around.

In the Junior Girls events: Barrels: 10th Saylor Schuyler 17.971. Goat Tying: 1st Saydee Heath 9.350, 2nd Ramee Jo Hanson 9.840, 7th Piper Hanson 12.980. Pole Bending: 3rd Saylor Schuyler 24.132, 8th Taryn Starr 25.844.

Chamberlin also had a Junior Junior Division were 8-10 year olds could enter while the Junior events could be 8-13 year olds. If you enter Jr. Jr. Events, your times will not qualify you for state but it makes for more age appropriate competition. Results of Junior Junior Events: Barrels: 2nd Athena Willuweit 17.528, 6th Kyla Mammen 19.490. Goat Tail Untying: 1st Preslie Petersek 6.410, 3rd Athena Willuweit 8.110, 7th Kyla Mammen 8.704. Poles: 2nd Kyla Mammen 25.584, 7th Westlie Cahoy 28.411, 9th Preslie Petersek 29.833.

In the Senior Boys Events: Steer Wrestling: 2nd Finn Hanson 18.160; Tie-Down Roping: 4th Kade Starr 35.260; Team Roping: 1st Kade Starr & Dawson Phillips 14.320, 2nd Payton Eagle & Austin Olson 15.450. Kade Starr was Reserve All Around.

In the Senior Girls Events: Barrels: 3rd Sydney Hollenbeck 17.074, 4th Karsyn Krouse 17.323, 8th Payton Eagle 17.952, 9th Saige Schuyler 18.298. Breakaway: 4th Payton Eagle 5.820. Goat Tying: 2nd Lainee Schonebaum 9.36, 7th Arista Kaiser 12.060, 8th Payton Eagle 12.560, 9th Saige Schuyler12.640. Pole Bending: 1st Payton Eagle 22.355, 2nd Saige Schuyler 22.519, 6th Lainee Schoenbaum 27.164. Ribbon Roping: 1st Lainee Schoenebaum 6.43. Payton Eagle won the Senior All Around and Lainee Schoenebaum won Reserve All Around.

Kennebec rounded off the three day weekend of rodeo on Sunday, it was another hot day but that didn’t stop good times.

Junior Girls Events: Breakaway: 4th Kate Weborg 8.035, 6th Ramee Jo Hanson 20.460. Barrels: 5th Ashlyn Hoffine 16.454, 6th Ramee Jo Hanson 16.459, 10th Athena Willuweit 16.616. Goat Tying: 4th Ramee Jo Hanson 11.390, 5th Ashlyn Hoffine 12.025. Pole Bending: 3rd Saydee Heath 22.626, 4th Ramee Jo Hanson 22.815, 7th Saylor Schuyler 23.429, 10th Ashlyn Hoffine 23.599. Ramee Jo Hanson was Runner Up All Around.

Junior Boys Events: Goat Tying: 1st Linkyn Petersek 10.185, 7th Wyatt Olson 14.000, 8th Stetson Shelbourn 14.120, 9th Garret Phillips 15.480. Breakaway: 1st Linkyn Petersek 2.23, 4th Seth Heath 4.720, 8th Burner Schenefeld 7.000, 10th Tucker Even 20.105. Flag Race: 5th Teigan Vanderpol 8.667, 6th Linkyn Petersek 8.694, 8th Garret Phillips 8.911, 9th Seth Heath 8.964. Linkyn won the Junior Boys All Around.

Senior Girls Events: Barrels: 7th Lainee Schoenebaum 16.543, 8th Baylie Hoffine 16.565, 9th Sydney Hollenbeck 16.793, 10th Karsyn Krouse 16.924. Breakaway: 1st Lainee Schonebaum 2.95, 3rd Saige Schuyler 5.075. Goat Tying: 2nd Saige Schuyler 10.640, 3rd Arista Kaiser 11.165, 7th Payton Eagle 12.560, 8th Karsyn Krouse 12.620, 10th Lainee Schoenebaum 12.940. Saige Schuyler was Runner Up All Around.

Senior Boys Events: Tie Down Roping: 1st Beau Dean 14.530, 2nd Austin Olson 17.660, 3rd Dawson Phillips 17.800. Steer Wrestling: Beau Dean 5.310, 2nd Finn Hanson 5.560, 3rd Wyatt Cahoy 6.280. Team Roping: 1st Rich Marone & Beau Dean 11. 87. Beau Dean won the All Around.

Our south central South Dakota has some strong rodeo athletes. There is one month left of 4-H Rodeo, some are sharpening their skills, some are still trying to get qualified, either way, the bond between animal and athlete grows. It takes a lot of volunteers and workers at each rodeo and all three rodeos need commended for their hard work!

Hollenbeck, Sears Winners in Dallas Event


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The 14th annual Dallas dally 10 steer team roping was held July 3.

There were 19 teams in the qualifying round.

First place and buckle winners were Rob Hollenbeck and Robert Sears.   Second place went to Tom Shelbourn and Donnie Moore.  Taking third were Keith Talsma and Kevin Talsma.  Fourth place went to Jake Cole and Ron Wells.

The overall fast time went to Cory Nilson and Cordell Nilson.

Children’s Production Set for July 20-21


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The Winner Community Playhouse will present a children’s play “Toy School” July 20 and 21. The play will be presented at 7:30 p.m. each night with a matinee on Friday, July 21 at 3 p.m. at the Winner Community Playhouse.

For reservations persons can call the playhouse at 842-1958.

The play is directed by Molly English and Michelle Novak with Emily Moser as the volunteer.

The cast includes: Emily Sachtjen, Arnolla Duffy, Karlee Brozik, Gus Bartels, Noah Best, Josey Kludt, Kendall Dice, Annie Connot, Jenna Connot, Brianna Gilchrist, Kendyl Bachmann, Chandler Benedict, Jacob Manke, Amanda Edwards, Noah Manke, Khiara Evans, Cole Rank, Elizabeth Moser.

Winner Woman Charged with Burglary


A Winner woman was charged with burglary and child abuse after jumping from a seven-foot-high window to escape police while holding her infant child.

Teyaune Clairmont, 26, was arrested and charged with breaking into an apartment and abusing her one year old child.

Court records say at about midnight on July 1, law enforcement attempted to perform a welfare check on Clairmont but could not immediately locate her.

Officers found Clairmont, who was allegedly intoxicated, inside a locked apartment about 30 minutes later.

Clairmont would not open the door so officers broke in through the door and entered the apartment.

The officers discovered Clairmont allegedly jumped out a window with her one-year-old child.

Clairmont allegedly ran into another building where she was located hiding in a closet and then was arrested.

Clairmont was charged with first degree burglary, a class 2 felony, punishable upon conviction by up to 25 years in prison and a $50,000 fine and abuse or cruelty to a minor under the age of 7, a class 3 felony, punishable upon conviction by up to 15 years in prison and a $30,000 fine.

She was also charged with obstructing police, jailer or firefighter and resisting arrest, class 1 misdemeanors punishable upon conviction by up to one year in jail and a $2,000 fine as well as disorderly conduct, a class 2 misdemeanor.

Bond was set at $50,000.

Winner Summer Nights Set for July 13

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The July Winner Summer Nights will be held Thursday, July 13, on Main Street. The event will be from 5:30 to 9 p.m. with the second block of Main Street being blocked off.

The Black Lab will be having a beer garden.

“Get Wet” is the theme with this month’s sponsor Winner Dental Clinic and Winner Area Chamber of Commerce.

Country Kraze will be providing the live music.

The food vendors will be Wings and More, Smoking Bull BBQ, Jennifer’s Tacos, Spirit Gems and Elks Club.  McDonalds will host an ice cream social starting at 6 p.m.

Activities will include: scavenger hunt, sidewalk chalk, elephant march, hula hoop, ring toss, duck races, bubbles, squirt painting, bowling, sponge toss and face painting.

A thin line relay will start at 8 p.m. featuring law enforcement, EMTs and firemen.

Persons are asked to bring their law chairs to enjoy the evening.

Winner Summer Nights is a family fun night and the whole family is encouraged to attend.