Plans Made for Winner High School Homecoming

Winner High School will celebrate its annual homecoming Sept. 20-21.

The homecoming royalty candidates are: Gabby Kocer, Gracie Littau, Madison Thieman, Alexis Richey, Bayli Beehler, Brandon Volmer, Tyson Westendorf, Casey Stickland, Shea Connot, and Nolan Sachtjen.

The seniors chosen as float riders are: Sierra Hansen, Madison Kerner, Brielle Bachmann, Abby Marts, Sadie Woods, Wyatt Turnquist, Colton Schroeder, Luke Hennebold, Logan Tunnissen and Jerry Long Crow.

The coronation and alumni roll call will be Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in the Armory.

The crowning of the princess and warrior, the announcement of the parade marshal and the annual alumni roll call are all highlights of the coronation ceremony.

Abby Marts and Logan Tunnissen are the master and mistress of ceremonies.

Ushers are Elijah Blare, Trey Welch, Jeslyn Felix and Makenna Petersen.

The high school band, WHS cheerleaders and Warriorettes will perform.

The burning of the W will follow the ceremony in front of the ag building.

Any alumni reunions that require reserved seating can call Mona LaCompte at the high school at 842-8125. There is also reserved seating for alumnus that prefer not to climb the bleachers.

The annual pep rally will be held Thursday at 2:15 p.m. at the football field.

The activities will include a board game themed obstacle course, an eating contest, a real life game of Hungry Hippos.

There will also be the traditional presenting of the torches, a tug of war and class cheer challenge.

Spectators are encouraged to sit on the east side of the stadium, middle schoolers on the east side of the steps, 9-12 graders in ascending order sit on the west side of the stadium.

On Friday, the homecoming parade will start at 2 p.m. “Game On” is the parade theme.

Any group that wants to participate in the parade can call LaCompte.

Parade entries will line up at the corner of 7th Street and Country Club Road starting at 12:30 p.m.

Winner High School would like to remind everyone that the school and fields are alcohol and drug free zones.

The week will conclude with the football game at 7 p.m. Winner Warriors will host Mt. Vernon/Plankinton Titans.

The ticket office opens at 5:30 p.m. with pregame at 6:30 p.m.

Winner Student Council will have concessions. The proceeds help to fund homecoming activities.

Each day of the week has a special theme. Monday was Candy Land: Sweet Dreams (dress in favorite pajamas or sleep wear)

Tuesday—What are you doing with your Life? (dress as your future favorite career)

Wednesday—Take a trip to the jungle with a game of Jamanji (dress as your favorite jungle animal or in best safari clothes).

Thursday—Class color day

Friday—Purple and Gold day

Class colors chosen are:

Seniors—black

Juniors—white

Sophomores—pink

Freshmen—red

8th grade—blue

7th grade—yellow

6th grade—purple

To join in the festivities, all faculty are invited to dress up for the theme days or wear jeans and Winner Warrior apparel.

Winner High School student council puts on the homecoming activities. Their advisors are Mona LaCompte and Lisa Jankauskas.

We strive to have a fun-filled homecoming week for the students, alumni and community,” said the student council.

Glen Hollenbeck Family to be Honored

The Glen and Yvonne Hollenbeck family of Clearfield will be honored at the 29th annual Casey Tibbs Foundation tribute dinner on Nov. 3.

The Hollenbecks will be honored as the ranch cowboy family.

Glen’s grandfather Earl, produced some of the first rodeos in the Sandhills of Nebraska, circling Model T’s and wagons around to create an arena.

Glen become one of the top pick up men in the country and trained and mentored others such as Steve Sutton. He was the 1960 world champion calf roper.

Yvonne was a professional rodeo organist and secretary for many rodeos, sometimes handed both duties at the same rodeo.

At the age of 40, Glen won the championship calf roping in 1982, against much younger competitors. He won the U.S. Calf Roping Association championship in his age division in 2008. In 2017, at the tender age of 75, he won the senior pro association world championship.

Sons Shawn and Jay excelled in calf roping and other family members actively participate in rodeo.

Winner Cub Scouts Pack 100

The Winner Pack 100 Cub Scout Program of BSA held its annual Pinewood Derby on April 22. Nearly 25 entries were received, with participants receiving medals.

Fall recruitment is currently underway for youth interested in joining scouting. Parents are welcome to register their child at the upcoming parent/scout meeting to discuss popcorn sales on Thursday, Sept. 27 at 6:30 p.m., at the Scout Cabin in Winner. Parents may also contact Charlie Grossenburg at 840-9010 for more information.

Colome Parade Winners

Winners have been named in the entries in the Colome High School homecoming parade.

Results include:

K-2nd division—1. Second grade, 2. First grade, 3. Kindergarten

3rd to 5th division—1. 5th grade, 2. 3rd grade, 3. 4th grade

6th to 8th grade—1. 8th grade, 2. 6th grade, 3. 7th grade

9-12 division—1. 10th grade, 2. 9th grade and 3. 12th grade

Community—1. First Fidelity Bank, 2. Colome Catholic Daughters

Cheer, Dance Place in Spearfish

The Winner Area cheer team placed second at the Spearfish Invitational on Sept. 10.

This was a huge win for us,” said coach Val Ewing. There were five Class AA schools there and to compete with those schools at that level is just what Coach Novotny and Coach Ewing are looking for. Winner beat all of the A schools,” said the coach.

We have never gone to this competition and even though it was a really long day it was great to get to see some of the teams from the far west side of the state,” added Ewing.

The Winner cheer performs at the half time of the homecoming football game on Sept. 21.

Winner Area dance took third place in Spearfish.

Coach Cyndy DeMers said the team scored their highest in the kick category and performed their best routines in pom and hip hop.

Spearfish won first in dance with Rapid City Stevens, 2nd; Winner, 3rd and St. Thomas More, 4th.

Calhoon, Scott Win Golf Tournament

Austin Calhoon and Erik Scott won first place in the Wesson Littau Foundation golf tournament over the Labor Day weekend. They shot a 33.

Second place in the championship flight went to Justin Zeigler and Jason Beehler with a 34 and third to T. J. Owen and Jayme Owen with a 35.

Jason and Candi Sachtjen won the first flight with a 39. Second went to Tyler and Danette Tobin with a 39 and third to Dawn Andel and Heidi Lang with 39.

Stacy and Megan Halverson won the second flight with a 42. Grady Myers and Quinten Lavoy took second with a 42 and Chad Peterson and Peggy Heilman took third with a 42.

Luke Littau and Doug Mitchell won the third flight with a 45. Second went to the Vaughn team with a 45 and third to Shelly and Wayne Kindt with a 45.

The tournament raised money for pediatric cancer research.

Colome High School Plans Homecoming

A century of education at Colome High School will be celebrated during the annual homecoming celebration Sept 13-14.

The royalty candidates are: Beau Bertram, Wyatt Cahoy, Jackson Kinzer, Layton Thieman, Kaydee Heath, Rayne Hermsen, Jaclyn Laprath and Matrix Noteboom.

The coronation and alumni roll call will be at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 13 in the Colome gym.

The honor guard at coronation will be Carleen Burger, Cheyenne Dougherty, Haley Krumpus, Jordyn Seegers, Jacob Beckers, Matt Bossert, Adam Cable and Cailob Week.

The ushers are Saydee Heath, Clarissa Ringing Shield, Allan McKenzie and Linkyn Petersek.

Handing out programs will be Shambraea Bettcher, Abby Eliason, Brayden Seegers, Riley Shippy.

The Cowboy Olympics will be at 8:15 a.m. in the school gym.

The homecoming parade will be Friday at 1 p.m. with the parade theme “CHS—Celebrating a century.”

After the parade, there will be an open house at the school.

There will be a tailgate party at the football field at 5 p.m. on Friday.

The football game will be start at 7 p.m. as the Cowboys takes on Gayville-Volin.

The alumni chicken dinner will be held on Friday at the Legion from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

The Colome Legion Auxiliary will be serving suppers from the regular menu on Thursday Sept. 13 from 6-9 p.m.

On Saturday the Legion Auxiliary will be serving from the regular menu from 6-9 p.m. This is open to the public and alumni.

CCI Celebrates “Direct Support Professional Week”

Direct Support Professional (DSP) Week is Sept. 91-15. Community Connections Inc. in Winner employs 67 persons with 54 positions being in direct support professional.

DSPs ensure people with disabilities have the necessary supports that enable them to live, work and enjoy live as independently as possible in their community. DSPs can work in a number of different settings and often have opportunities to share their own passion and talents with the people they support.

The direct support workforce is made up of 3.6 million workers in the United States. The demand for direct support workers is expected to increase by 35 percent from 2008 to 2018.

DSPs assist people receiving community human services in a wide range of activities such as meeting personal needs, making friends, finding a job, understanding rights and making choices, taking medications, learning new skills and facilitating connections to the people, resources and experiences necessary to live full and safely in communities of their choice.

South Dakota’s network of Intellectual and Developmental Disability (I/DD) non profit service providers reach every corner of the state and provide services to approximately 4,360 South Dakotans with I/DD and employ approximately 3,491 people.

DSPs have highly specialized and important jobs in the support of people with I/DD. The DSP position is the backbone of the Intellectual and Development Disability services. DSPs require extensive training in behavioral intervention, medication administration, crisis intervention, communication and person centered supports. DSPs routinely make sound judgments regarding behavioral health and general safety. DSPs have to meet increasingly complex regulatory requirements.

Melony Bertram, executive director of CCI, says the career is rewarding because DSPs help the people they serve learn new skills and reach life goals. On a daily basis, DSPs help individuals with tasks most other people take for granted. Tasks like cooking, cleaning, showering, toileting, leaving the house, shopping and managing money take a little more effort for individuals with IDD. DSPs assist with tasks individuals cannot do for themselves and teach tasks individuals can learn to do themselves. Both the individual and DSP feel a great sense of accomplishment when the individual learns to complete a new task.

Without DSP’s our business would be obsolete. Direct Support Professionals are the heart and soul of the what we do,” said Bertram.

Curt Littau Wins State Auction Award

By Dan Bechtold, Editor

Curt Littau’s personality and people skills make him a good auctioneer.

The Winner man was recognized by his profession at the state bid calling contest.

Littau won second runner-up in the South Dakota state bid calling contest. The event featured 20 contestants and was held at the State Fair in Huron on Sept. 2.

It was a very humbling experience,” Littau said of his honor. “The competition was very good.”

In the first round, each auctioneer brings three items to sell. The items that Littau sold were a set of toy tractors, an antique bucket with wine and wine glasses and a decorative wall hanging.

The field of contestants is cut to five and they have to sell two items.

The contestants are judged on their chant, presence and the rapport they have with the audience.

In the preliminary round, I had a good rapport with the crowd. Knowledge of what you are selling is important,” Littau added.

This is the first time Littau has entered the state contest which is sponsored by the South Dakota Auctioneers Association.

Littau has been an auctioneer since 1990. He went to auctioneer school in Kansas City for two weeks. While in school, the students would spend the evenings working at small auction houses.

As an auctioneer, Littau has worked a lot of farm sales, benefits and sold cattle.

He sells at the Presho Livestock Auction for their special sales.

He has been invited to be an auctioneer in Ft. Pierre.

For a while, Littau had his own auction company. In April of 2016 he started working for Dan Clark Auction and Realty, where he currently works.

Littau says he is the first generation in his family to be an auctioneer.

As an auctioneer, Littau enjoys the people.

There are a lot of on line auctions but Littau prefers the personal contact with people.

The auctioneer is the vice president of the South Dakota Auctioneers Association.