Sprenkle will serve as the parade marshal for the 2023 Winner Labor Day parade.
parade will be at 10 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 4.
was born May 1, 1933, the oldest daughter of Lorenzo (Ren) and Nettie Wilcox at
the Winner General Hospital.
early life was spent seven miles northeast of Winner.
fall of 1939, she started rural school at Thunder Creek School which continued
through the 5th grade. The fall of 1944 she started her 6th
grade in Winner Public School graduating from Winner High School in 1951. After
graduating, she enrolled in business school in Omaha, Neb. Later returning to
Winner working as a secretary for her father at Farmer Supply Co.
15, 1962, she was married to James Sprenkle, the love of her life.
were parents of two sons, Randy and Ron.
winter of 1962 she started working for John J. McKillop, public accountant who had purchased the
business from the Waller’s.
of 1965 she was contacted by Farmers State Bank that there was an opening. She
was hired and worked there for 27 years. The bank was sold to Norwest of
Minneapolis and she continued working for them for one year.
of 1995 she was told by Jim’s doctor of Sioux Falls that his health was
deteriorating and that he was going to need extra help. She had already
realized that so in May of 1995 she retired.
suffering with a disease of the arteries and was very susceptible to bone
suffered a parayzing stroke and was put on dialysis.
kept Jim at home caring for him with the help of home health.
15, 2002, they celebrated their 50th
26, he was admitted to the Winner hospital and then transferred to Sioux Falls
on June 28. On June 30 Jeanette lost the love of her life.
She is a
past member of the Mildred Rebekah Lodge, Federated Womens Club, Winner Ladies
Methodist Society and was a treasurer of the Winner Methodist Church for eight
present member of the American Legion auxiliary, VFW auxiliary, Tripp County
museum and Winner Methodist Church.
been blessed to have been born in the Midwest and this loving community of
Winner. I am proud and honored to have been chosen as the parade marshal. My
thanks go out to the Winner American Legion and the VFW and all the people of
Winner,” she said.
parade theme is “Bold stripes. Bright Stars. Brave Hearts.”
parade route will be different this year due to the Highway 18 construction.
The parade will start at the fire station on North Main St. then go east on the
four lanes and will end at Winner Super Foods on 7th St.
the parade will be the big free community BBQ at the American Legion on 3rd
St. This is sponsored by Winner area businesses and Winner American Legion. The
BBQ starts at 11 a.m.
the BBQ will be the ranch rodeo held at the Tripp County rodeo grounds. The
Calcutta is at 1 p.m and the rodeo at 1:30 p.m.
Day weekend is such a fun time in Winner and there is so much going on. Mac’s
Carnival will be on Main Street four days from Friday through Monday. There are
advance carnival tickets on sale until Aug. 31 at various locations.
will feature the Winner Area Chamber of Commerce ranch bronc ride. The Calcutta
will be at 7 p.m. and the ride at 7:30 p.m. Hollenbeck Rodeo Co. of Winner will
provide the stock.
is full of events. The big Prairie Cruisers Car show will be held at the Tripp
County Historical Society museum, east of Winner.
for the car show will start at 11 a.m. till 1 p.m. The show will start at 1
p.m. with awards at 3 p.m.
will be a free noon meal.
addition to the car show, the historical society has a lot going on at the
museum on Saturday. Jim Hiemstra’s famous caramel rolls will be served from 9
a.m. to noon at the museum. From noon
till the end of the car show the historical society will be serving pie and
homemade ice cream. There will be a free will offering.
there will be a vendor show at the Jubilee Park on the museum grounds. All
vendors are welcome to set up their wares.
Saturday at the museum will be the 100th anniversary celebration of Winner Boy Scout
Troop 100. This celebration will start at 1 p.m.
Best, Mathis, Whetham golf tournament will be at the Winner Country Club at 1
p.m on Saturday.
will feature a Guardian Flight meet and greet at the Winner airport hangar from
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
popular demolition derby will be Sunday at 1 p.m. east of the Tripp County
will be a Calcutta at 1 p.m. followed by derby. There will be a concession
stand. The gates open at 10 a.m. Trophies will be awarded to the top winners.
will start early with the Winner Regional Health 5Krun and walk. Registration
starts at 7:15 a.m. at the south parking lot. The race will start at 8 a.m.
the road race persons can cruise right into the parade.
Labor Day weekend will also feature men’s slow pitch softball tournament at the
will be a volleyball tournament on Sunday at 2 p.m.
will be mud races Saturday.
Black Lab will have music all for days.