Luke Hennebold of Winner/Colome High School took home top individual honors in the South Dakota State High School Clay Target League’s (SDSHSCTL) 2018 spring season, which wrapped up competition on May 26th.

Hennebold led the field to earn the trophy for the highest overall average in the league. He’ll also bring home the award for top male average overall.

Isabel Myren from Pierre T.F. Riggs High School earned top female average honors.

Overall, 30 athletes and 10 teams will take home awards.

“We are proud to congratulate all of the award winners for their success this year.” said Jim Sable, President of the SDSHSCTL, “They have really worked hard to get where they are, and we look forward to seeing them at the state tournament.”

Upon completion of the Spring League, all student athletes are invited to participate in individual and team competitions at the 2018 State Tournament. The event is scheduled for June 9 at the Aberdeen Gun Club.

The South Dakota State High School Clay Target League is an affiliate of the USA High School Clay Target League, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The League is an independent provider of shooting sports as an extracurricular co-ed and adaptive activity for high schools and students in grades 6 through 12. The organization’s priorities are safety, fun, and marksmanship – in that order. Each student is required to pass a comprehensive firearm safety education course prior to participation.

Nationwide, over 26,000 students representing over 800 school-approved teams participated in the League during the 2017-18 school year.

Five on Trap Team have Perfect Score

In trap shooting, 25 is a perfect score. It is extremely hard to achieve this goal. The Winner/Colome high school trap team had five individuals that had one or more perfect rounds to send in for a score and some were achieved during practice.

Loren Moeller sent in one 25 round for score, Luke Hennebold sent in five 25s for a score and one 50 straight run.

Katie Welker sent one 25 round for score and had one 25 for practice.

Jude Sargent sent one 25 for score, then had one for practice for a straight 50.

George Clark had one 25 for practice.

Taylor Olson sent one 25 for score and Tane Pravecek had one 25 for practice.

Zach Horstman Added to 2018-19 Men’s Basketball Staff

Northern State head men’s basketball coach, Paul Sather announced May 31 that Zach Horstman has been hired on as a full time assistant for the program. Horstman enters his new post after a successful two season stint as the Wolves graduate assistant.
Horseman is a Winner High School graduate where he was a standout basketball player.

“Zach has done a tremendous job these past two years and we’re excited to add him to our basketball staff full-time,” noted Sather. “He has had a huge impact on our program these past two years and has developed terrific relationships with our new and returning players, not to mention the 2019 recruiting class.”

In his first two seasons on staff, NSU went 58-12 overall and 37-7 in the Northern Sun. Horstman played a crucial part in the Wolves NCAA Elite 8 run this past season, as the team set a school record with 36 wins. Horstman worked primarily with the Wolves ‘bigs’, Carter Evans and Logan Doyle, who both ranked in the top-10 all-time in single season field goal percentage. Doyle was named to the NSIC All-Conference second team, NCAA Central Region All-Tournament team, and NCAA Elite 8 All-Tournament team.

“I want to thank President Dr. Tim Downs, Josh Moon, and Coach Sather for giving me an unbelievable opportunity to stay on staff here at Northern State,” explained Horstman. “To say that I’m excited is an understatement; I can’t wait to get to work and build on all the exciting things happening here at NSU.”

Horstman was involved in game prep and opponent scouting throughout the regular and post-season, as well as the recruiting efforts for the four incoming freshman in 2018-19. He planned and implemented team travel arrangements, in addition to academic hours and team study.

“I’ve learned so much in my two years under Coach Sather and am looking forward to continuing my development as a coach under him and Coach Jamie Stevens,” added Horstman. “Being able to learn from two coaches with a ton of success in coaching is a phenomenal opportunity.”

The Winner native began his coaching career on staff at the Sanford Pentagon working with a middle school team, as well as on-site and satellite camps through the venue.

“His experience with our recruiting, system of play, scouting, and game preparation will be invaluable for this upcoming season,” added Sather.

Horstman is a graduate of South Dakota State University, where he received his bachelor’s degree in physical education. As a member of the Jackrabbit basketball squad, he appeared in 106 games. Horstman tallied 347 career points, while shooting 42.6 percent from the floor, 31.4 percent from the arch, and 68.4 percent from the foul line. He is also a 2018 graduate of Northern State with a master’s degree in sport performance and leadership.

Horstman continued, “Northern State and Aberdeen is a special place full of great people from our administration to our student-athletes to our unbelievable fan and community support. I’m very grateful to have an opportunity to serve this university and this community. Go Wolves!”

Horstman was a 4-year All-Big Dakota Conference selection and the 2011 South Dakota Gatorade Player of the Year. He was also honored as the co-Mr. Basketball and the Argus Leader Player of the Year.

Little Award Research Fellowship

John Little, formerly of Winner, is the recipient of the 2018 Cobell summer graduate research fellowship.

Little is attending the University of Minnesota where he is a doctoral student in American History.

Little says: “Investing and empowering Native youth is central to my future career goals. As an aspiring college professor, I want to ensure that Native American students have opportunities to exist, succeed and feel safe in higher education spaces. My personal research will center on Indigenous storytelling, survival and resistance thus preserving Lakota and Dakota songs, languages and traditions for future generations. By foregrounding native stories, traditions and language, I hope to inspire generations of native youth to challenge the ways non-native people have written and documented native peoples. Like Elouise Cobell, I hope to challenge these systems which limit how native people are seen in the present to promote and inspire change.

In addition, I believe that highlighting indigenous voices and histories will create new collaborations between native and non-native communities.”

Little says the award will allow him “to begin additional research and conduct interviews with Lakota and Dakota Vietnam veterans. My dissertation examines Native American military service during the Vietnam War. More specifically, I analyze Lakota and Dakota motivations for military service as well as their experiences during and after Vietnam. I also examine how native veterans confronted, challenged and sometimes embraced ideas about race, masculinity, warrior culture and stereotypically assumptions about Indian-ness.”

Kingsbury Receives Award

Sally Kingsbury named Hospital Volunteer of the Year. Sally, a member of the Winner VFW Auxiliary #4674, was recently named Hospital Volunteer of the Year. Making the presentation of a plaque. pin and certificate is the local Hospital chairman, Connie Heggestad.

Sally has given of her time and efforts to accumulate over 1500 hours of volunteer service to the local veterans in the Winner Nursing Home, Golden Prairie Manor and Elder Inn. She also includes visits to the auxiliary members who reside in the facilities.
Her plaque reads: “Winner VFW Auxiliary #4674 is proud to present the 2017-2018’Outstanding Hospital Volunteer Of the Year’ award to Sally Kingsbury. Thank you for your Acts of Patriotism, ability to listen and bring smiles to our veterans. May, 2018.”

Her name has been submitted to the State VFW Auxiliary for consideration as the state winner of this award.

USD Dean’s List


Winner area students have been named to the spring semester dean’s list at the University of South Dakota.

Named to the dean’s list are: Mariah Kinzer and Sarah Shippy, both of Colome; Natalie Gronlund, Dacey Kocer, Molly Sperlich, Cohl Turnquist, Bailey Volmer and Chase Watson, all of Winner.

Primary Election Set for June 5

Voters will go to the polls on June 5 to vote in the South Dakota primary election.

The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

In Tripp County, there is only one primary race and that is on the Republican ballot for county commissioner in District 1. The candidates are incumbent Mark Winter of Hamill and Ray Hannett of Winner.

There will also be a Republican primary for precinct committeeman and committee woman.

The candidates for committeeman are Jeff Krolikowski, Travis Tobin and Bradley Assman. Persons will vote for one.

The candidates for committeewoman are Dondee Krolikowski and Erin Tobin.

On the Democratic ticket there is a primary race for District 21 representative between Brian L. Jorgensen, Faith Spotted Eagle and Anna Kerner Andersson. Persons will vote for two of the three candidates.

Statewide, Republicans have a primary for governor and U.S. House of Representatives.

The candidates for governor are attorney general Marty Jackley and U.S. Congresswoman Kristi Noem.

The Republican candidates for U.S. House of Representative are Neal Tapio, secretary of state Shantel Krebs and former PUC member Dusty Johnson.

Also on June 5, South Dakota voters will decide whether the state’s crime victims rights laws are working.

Everyone will have a right to vote on Constitutional Amendment Y.

This is an amendment to the S.D. Constitution making revising certain provisions relating to the rights of crime victims.

In 2016, voters approved Marsy’s Law which expanded rights for crime victims and placed them in the state constitution. The amendment makes changes to Marsy’s Law.

As of Thursday afternoon there have been 34 absentee votes cast in the primary election.

The polling places in Tripp County for the election are: Clearfield Consolidated at Clearfield Hall, Colome Consolidated at Skatetown in Colome; Hamill Consolidated at Hamill Hall; Ideal Consolidated at First Presbyterian Church in Ideal; Lake Consolidated at Skatetown in Colome; Lamro Consolidated at 4-H center in Winner, Sully Consolidated at 4-H center in Winner, Witten Consoldiated at Witten community hall, All Winner precincts will vote at the 4-H center in Winner.

Elected President of the Southern District Dental Society

Dr. Zach McCready has been elected President of the Southern District Dental Society. The Southern District is a component society of the South Dakota Dental Association. Dr. McCready assumed the office during the Association’s 135th annual meeting, May 17-19, in Sioux Falls. He practices general dentistry in Chamberlain.

During their 135th annual meeting dentists refined their skills as dental professionals by attending a variety of continuing education courses offered by nationally known dental clinicians. Topics at this year’s meeting included lasers, airway disorders, pain management, implants, medical emergencies and radiology.

The South Dakota Dental Association is a 900-member organization of dentists and allied dental staff in South Dakota. The organization’s mission is the improvement of the dental health of the public and the promotion of the art and science of dentistry in South Dakota.

Dean’s List

Area students have been named to the spring semester dean’s list at South Dakota State University.

Named to the list are: Cameron Kuil, Carter; Nathan Farley, Hayley Halverson, Kylie Horstman, Rebecca Moorhead, Sydney Peters, Dylan Riedl, Coleton Schuyler and Madison Smither, all of Winner. Receiving a 4.0 grade point average were: Halverson, Moorhead, Peters, Riedl.

Bailey Baker of Winner has been named to the spring semester Dean’s list at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in Rapid City.

Allison Ekroth, Dallas, has been named to the Dean’s List at Mount Marty College.

Named to the Presidents Academic Honors list at Dakota State University are Isaac Kortan, Colome; Blenda Hadsall, Tawny Sherman, and Rachel Sherman, all of Winner.