Bertram Honored at BHSU

Keely Bertram, a senior at Black Hills State University, is one of 56 BHSU student-athletes named Division II athletic directors association academic winners for 2017-18.

Bertram plays on the BHSU women’s basketball team. She is the daughter of Rahn and Maria Bertram of Colome.

Bertram just stated student teaching at Creekside Elementary in Spearfish. She will play her final year of basketball this year.

In order to receive the award, a student-athlete must have at least a cumulative 3.5 grade point average while having attended at least two years of college and also participated as an active member of their intercollegiate team in the last year.

In 2016-17, Bertram played in 16 games with eight starts. She grabbed a season and career high four steals against Adams State. She was named to the academic All-RMAC honor roll.


Woman in Ag Day will be held on Sept. 11 in Burke. One of the speakers will be Yvonne Hollenbeck of Clearfield.

Woman in Ag Day is a great opportunity to socialize with women from your area and surrounding areas. We have 6 great guest speakers .The Day will be filled with valuable information along with the opportunity to do a little special shopping just for you!

Speakers include Yvonne Hollenbeck:

South Dakota ranch wife, Yvonne Hollenbeck, is one of the most published and award-winning cowgirl poets in America, writing about her life on a Clearfield area ranch where her cowboy husband, Glen Hollenbeck, raises angus beef cattle and registered quarter horses. Hollenbeck writes about her life on the ranch, whether she is helping outside with the livestock, putting up hay, paying the bills, or feeding a crew and puts real life experiences into her poetry, stories and weekly article in the Farmer/Rancher Exchange.

Yvonne is also an avid quilt maker and quilt historian and has a collection of family quilts spanning 150 years, all made by members of her family. This has become one of the most popular programs in a large area and attending this program, called “Patchwork of the Prairie”, you will not only be entertained by some of her award-winning poetry and the showing of these quilts, but will enjoy a background slide presentation showing the makers and homes they lived in, some of which were sod houses.

Hope Kleine, is a Health Education Field Specialist with SDSU Extension. She will be presenting “Getting Comfortable Canning at Home”. She graduated from SDSU with a Masters in Exercise Science. She is a skilled food preserver with experience in water bath canning, pressure canning and freezing foods.

Joel Neubauer, Regional Financial Consultant with Farm Bureau Financial Services will be presenting “Farming without the Bank”. The focus is to become your own bank by taking control of your resources and building a financial system you own.

Southern Plains Behavioral Health Services will be presenting Surviving Stressful Times. Lesley Homes has a Bachelors in Behavioral Science from Bellevue University in Omaha, Lindsey McCarthy has a Bachelors of Social Work from the University of SD, and Jennifer Bennett has a bachelor’s of science in Psychology from the University of NE at Kearney. Lindsey and Jennifer provide Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy in the four county catchment areas that Southern Plains serves.

Douglas P Barnett, assistant attorney general, will be presenting “Opioid and Meth Addiction in SD” . and Mary Jane West, Gregory County Executive Director presenting information about “ FSA Program Updates” .

Please set aside Sept. 11. This will be held at the Burke Civic Center in Burke, located on Main Street. Pre-registration will be required. This will include a noon meal with all the great speakers and interesting topics. Persons must register no later than Sept. 7. Space will limit the number of people that can attend so register now.

Brochures with registration forms may be picked up at your Farm Bureau Financial Services Office at 829 Main Street in Burke, SD or you may call in your registration to 605-775-8290.

For more information contact Nichole Matucha, Gregory County Farm Bureau President at (605)830-9802, Farm Bureau Financial Services (605) 775-8290 (


Cast Chosen for Upcoming Play


The cast has been chosen for the upcoming production by the Winner Community Playhouse.

The comedy, “Two Witches, No Waiting,” will be presented Sept. 28-29 and Oct. 4, 5 and 6 at the playhouse.

The cast includes: Tami Comp, Barb DeSersa, Emily Moser, Andrew Taylor, Brandy Biggins, Tim Meldrum, Hanna Rowe and Mary Marso.

The play is directed by Sandra York with Dan Patmore as the technical director.

Gant and Marchese Win Member Guest Golf Meet

Tim Gant and Tim Marchese were the overall winners of the Ron Waller Memorial member guest golf tournament at the Winner Country Club.

Awards were presented Sunday following the two day tournament. This is 24th year of the member guest golf meet in Winner.

The derby winners were Barry Gardner and Blake Gardner. The runner up in the derby were Ryan Radant and Nick Larsen.

Saturday flight winners were:

Flight A—1st place Tim Gant and Tim Marchese, 69; 2nd—Ryan Radant and Nick Larsen, 72; 3rd—John Halverson and Donny Godel, 73 and 4th Larry Aaker and Brad Haynes, 73

Flight B—1st Curt Calhoon and Casey Osborn, 80; 2nd—Brett Gardner and Chris Haynes, 80; 3rd—Tanner Best and Derek Cihak, 80 and 4th Mike Barfuss and Troy Feisterman, 81

Flight C—1st—Randy Kludt and Rob Collins, 89; 2nd—Casey Berndt and Steve Johnson, 91; 3rd—Rusty Arthur and Brady Arthur, 91and 4th—Mike Dreyer and Travis Peters, 91

Sunday flight winners were:

Flight A—1st—Tim Gant and Tim Marchese, 62; 2nd—Izak Nespor and Marshall Cihak, 65; 3rd—Charlie Grossenburg and Adam Severson, 66; 4th—Ryan Radant and Nick Larsen, 67

Flight B—1st—Brett Gardner, Chris Haynes, 67; 2nd—Mike Stickland and Phil Husher, 68; 3rd—Curt Calhoon and Casey Osborn, 69; 4th—Chuck Keiser and David Keiser, 78

Flight C—1st—Casey Berndt and Steve Johnson, 70; 2nd—Randy Kludt and Rob Collins, 78; 3rd—Chris Burns and Bruce Drapeaux, 74 and 4th—Rusty Arthur and Brady Arthur, 74

The calcutta winners include:

Flight A—1st—Charlie Grossenburg and Adam Severson, 61.5; 2nd—Tim Gant and Tim Marchese, 62; 3rd and 4th—Izak Nespor and Marshall Cihak, 62.5; Jeff Schramm and Mike Schramm, 62.5 and Barry Gardner and Blake Gardner, 62.5

Flight B—1st—Mike Stickland and Phil Husher, 64; 2nd—Brett Gardner and Chris Haynes, 67; 3rd—Curt Calhoon and Casey Osborn, 69 and 4th—Chuck Keiser and David Keiser, 70.5

Flight C—1st—Casey Berndt and Steve Johnson, 69; 2nd—Chris Burns and Bruce Drapeaux, 71.5; 3rd—Scott Meiners and Scott Dutt, 72.5; 4th—Randy Kludt and Rob Collins, 73; Rusty Arthur and Brady Arthur, 73

Pin prize winners on Saturday include:

No. 2 closest to pin in 2 for member Rich Crow Eagle and guest Blake Gardner

No. 3 closest to pin for member Curt Calhoon and guest Ryan Pokorny

No. 4 long putt—member Randy Pokorny and guest Craig Thieman

No. 5 closest third shot—member Ryan Radant and guest Cordell Nilson

No. 2 long putt—member Charlie Grossenburg and guest Donny Godel

No. 7 closest to pin for member Jack Burns and guest Larry Goodell

No. 9 long drive for a member Dan Aaker and guest Nick Larsen

Pin prize winners on Sunday include:

No 2 member Brett Gardner and guest Donny Godel

No. 3 member Ryan Radant and guest Charles Schlomer

No. 4—members Barry Grossenburg and guest Darrell Herman

No. 5 member Rick Godel, guest Brad Haynes

No. 6 member Chris Burns and guest Dan Drake

No. 7 member Chris Burns and guest Jeff Seefeldt

No. 9 member Ryan Radant and guest Brad Haynes

SDSU Graduation

Area students graduated from South Dakota State University in Brookings.

The graduates include: Laura Kahler, Colome, master of science; Sarah Calhoon, Ideal, doctor of pharmacy; Grant Galbraith, Ideal, bachelor of science.

Winner graduates are: Nathan Farley, bachelor of science; Jack Kerner, doctor of pharmacy; Trace Meyer, bachelor of science; Rebecca Moorhead, bachelor of science; Chesney Nagel, bachelor of science.

Drivers Be Safe During Mobilization Period

During this August mobilization period, the Winner Police Department will strive to reduce the number of drunk drivers. The police department will be on the lookout for impaired drivers and erratic driving.

The Winner Police Department will strive to keep drivers and passengers safe during this mobilization period and provide saturation periods and to spread the word about the dangers of impaired driving.

The police department wants persons to be safe over the Labor Day weekend.

Winner Area Youth Attend State Trap Championship

Eight Winner area youth attended the South Dakota Youth Trap Championship on Aug. 5 at the Mitchell Gun Club.

Katie Welker won the junior girls double championship and Luke Hennebold was the senior boys reserve champion in handicap.

The youth attending were Parker Baker, Wade McClanahan, George Clark, Oren Sargent, Jude Sargent, Katie Welker, Jesse Larson and Luke Hennebold.

The youth shot 16-yard trap, handicap according to their 16-yard score and doubles.

Jason Clark is New SDSU Extension Soil Fertility Specialist

Unanswered questions led Jason Clark to pursue a Ph.D. in land and atmospheric sciences with an emphasis in soil fertility and plant nutrition.

“I wanted to know more about how field management practices were impacting the soil and its ability to provide nutrients to the crop,” explained Clark, who received his Ph.D. in 2018 from the University of Minnesota.

Through his new role as an SDSU Extension soil fertility specialist, Clark will help South Dakotans answer questions related to soil fertility.

“Soil fertility is essential to sustainably growing crops and raising livestock. It is also essential to supporting the families who raise these crops and livestock and to sustain a healthy environment for the long term,” Clark said.

Clark is currently updating the state’s nitrogen recommendations for corn and conducting research that is working on identifying the timing and rate of fertilizer applications that optimize crop yield and reduce potential loss due to rainfall.

“Jason’s research experience and enthusiasm for helping South Dakotans improve their soil’s health and bottom line is impressive,” said Alvaro Garcia, SDSU Extension agriculture and natural resources program director & professor.

More about Jason Clark
Growing up on his family’s crop and dairy farm in Utah, Clark developed a close connection to the soil and its role in production agriculture. He also gained a personal understanding of how Extension staff can work with farmers to improve outcomes.

“We always had Extension staff and others help my family learn how we could improve things on our farm. I look forward to helping South Dakota farmers in the same way,” he said.

Clark received his master’s in plant science and a degree in crop science with emphasis in agronomy from Utah State University.

To contact Clark, e-mail him at or call 605-688-4395.

Winner Pedal Pull Winners

4 year old
Skylar Harter, Pierre
Aramina Evans, Winner
Destiny Jones, Winner

5 year old
Presley DeSersa, Winner

6 year old
Kyryn Biggins, Chamberlain
Lexie Boerner, Winner
Kori Ringsmeyer, Pierre

7 year old
Draya Haase, Winner
Kingsley Ludwig, Winner
Brooke Jarrett, Colome

8 year old
Ryann Assman, Mission
Alexis Bennett, Winner

9 year old
Jaelyn Assman, Winner
Chloe Jarrett, Colome
Rihanna Widow, Colome

10 year old
Deborah Harris, Colome
Kylah Biggins, Chamberlain

11 year old
Tessa Sieh, Winner

12 year old
Cassidy Seeking Land

4 year old
Hudson Kaup, Winner
Dylan Boerner, Winner
Rylan Rolston, Winner

5 year old
Draven Haase, Winner
Marshall Watzel, Colome

6 year old
Aaron Chauncey, Carter
Roman Evans, Winner
Easton Erickson, Platte

7 year old
Cooper Craven, Winner

8 year old
Ryken Kaup, Winner
Apollo Willuweit, Winner
Rylan Assman, Winner

9 year old
Jed Blare, Winner

10 year old
Carter Foster, Winner
Owen Lopez, Monroe
Micah King, Winner

11 year old
TayShaun Jones, Winner
Jad Leber, Colome
Austin Blare, Winner

12 year old
Gage DeSersa, Casper, WY
Joseph Laprath, Dallas

Tripp County Community and Family Extension Leaders Sponsored the 2018 Open Class Portion of the Mid Dakota Fair

Tripp County Community and Family Extension Leaders sponsored the 2018 Open Class portion of the Mid Dakota Fair with 45 exhibitors and 129 exhibits. Following are the results of that competition:

Wilma Harter blue(1); Joyce Heath, Best of Show, blue(2); Mabel Schmit, blue(1), red(1);

Dianne Fisher, blue(1); Wilma Harter, blue(1); Audrey Keierleber, blue(1); Mabel Schmit, blue (3), red(3);

Sabrina Egeland-Meeder, Best of Show; Jean Schmidt, blue(1);

Sara Colombe, blue(1); Dianne Fisher, blue(1); Jessica McCall, blue(1);


Sebrina Egeland-Meeder, blue(1);

Leslie Bachmann, Best of Show; Dawn Covey, blue(1); Mabel Schmit, red(2);

Divina Baker, blue(1); Antione Bordeaux, blue(1); Nichi Brinda, red(1); Janine Chauncey, blue(1); Nicole Farley, blue(1), red(2); Terri Fisher, blue(1); Keith Gebhart, blue(2); Debbra Haworth, Best of Show; Neil Hight Elk, blue(1); Trace Larson, blue(1); Emery Long Crow, red(2); Sativa Looking Cloud, blue(1); Lisa Mammen, blue(1); Doris Martinez, red(1); Susan O’Bryan, blue(1), red(1); Jean Schmidt, blue(1); Candence Senter, red(1); Amanda Welker, blue(1)

Sandra Atteberry, Best of Show; Rebecca Marso, blue(1);

Sandra Atteberry, blue (2); Mary Marso, red(1); Mabel Schmit, blue (2), red(4);

Janine Chauncey, blue(1)

Sandra Atteberry, Best of Show, red(1); Aaron Chauncey, blue(1); Dianne Fisher, red(1); Mabel Schmit, blue(2), red(1);

CLASS 18 – HERBS- fresh:
Mary Marso, red(1); Mabel Schmit, blue(1);

Sandra Atteberry, Best of Show, blue(2);
Sandra Atteberry, blue(2), red (1); Mabel Schmit, blue(1);

Sandra Atteberry, blue(3);

Aaron Chauncey, red(1); Janine Chauncey, blue(1); Brad Kahler, blue(1); Laura Kahler, red(1);

Sandra Atteberry, blue(1); Dianne Fisher, red(1); Keith Gebhart, blue(3); Debbie Steinke, blue(1); Marlajean Waters, red(1);

Sandra Atteberry, blue(1); Randy Kludt, red(2); Mabel Schmit, blue(2), white(1);

Sandra Atteberry, blue(1); Debbie Steinke, Best of Show, blue(1);

Sandra Atteberry, blue(1);

Teri Biggins. red(1); Nichi Brinda, blue(2); Calah Covey, blue(2), red(1); Brooke Fisher, blue(2), red(3); Wilma Harter, blue(2), red(1); Heather Heying, Best of Show, blue(4), red (1); Jessica McCall, blue(1); Elaine Meeder, blue(1); Darbi Nelson, blue(1); Shaun Soles, red(1); Carol Turgeon, blue(3); Amanda Welker,blue(1);

Mary Marso, red(1);