Tripp County 4-Hers Placed at the State Horse Show

Results include:

Bailey Fairbanks

Junior Ranch Riding: Purple (3rd overall) , Junior Trail: Blue (5th overall),  Junior Showmanship: Blue, and

Junior Stockseat: Blue

Kyla Mammen

Junior Ranch Riding: Red,  Junior Trail: White,  Junior Showmanship: Blue,  Junior Stockseat: Blue,  Barrels: Purple (5th overall), Poles: Purple,  Flags: Purple (3rd overall),  and Reigning: Blue (2nd overall)

Tyson Wetzel

Beg. Showmanship: Red,  Beg Stockseat: White, and Beg Trail: Red

Bailey Fairbanks, Tripp County


LeRoy Littau, Carter, has been elected as a delegate to the 135rd Annual American Angus Association® Convention of Delegates, Nov. 5 at Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio, reports Allen Moczygemba, CEO of the American Angus Association.

Littau, a member of the American Angus Association with headquarters in Saint Joseph, Mo., is one of 329 Angus breeders who have been elected by fellow members in their state to serve as a representative at the annual meeting. Representing 44 states and the District of Columbia, the delegates will participate in the business meeting and elect new officers and five directors to the American Angus Association board.

The annual meeting will take place in conjunction with the 2018 Angus Convention, Nov. 3-5, in Columbus, Ohio. The event is open to anyone in the cattle business and will feature high-profile keynote speakers; educational sessions, including thought leaders from every industry sector; the International Genomics Symposium, sponsored by Neogen GeneSeek operations; Angus University, sponsored by Merck Animal Health; entertainment; evening galas; prize giveaways; and an expansive trade show. Visit to learn more or to register.

Slow Down in School Zones

With school now is session motorists are reminded to slow down in school zones.

The speed limit is school zones is 15 miles per hour.

The Winner Police Department is patrolling around the schools to make sure everyone is safe.

There are more kids riding bikes to school and also more children in the crosswalks so motorists are advised to be on the look out for children.

Cheer and Dance Place in Gregory

Winner High School competitive cheer and dance competed in Gregory on Saturday.

The dance team placed second in pom and third in kick.

Platte won the overall and Dakota Valley came in second.

The Winner Area girls placed third in competitive cheer. There were six teams in the event: Gregory, Winner, Platte-Geddes, Bon Homme, Wagner and Dakota Valley.

I was super happy with how the girls competed,” said coach Val Ewing. It’s always nice to get that first competition out of the way and for them to work out their nerves,” said Ewing. “Add to that having to change a lot of things the morning of the meet without getting to practice and not having a main flyer, the girls did the best they could,” noted the coach.

The Winner girls practiced Friday and one of the flyers hurt her knee and did not compete on Saturday. Coach Ewing explained this meant having to rearrange a lot of things the morning of the competition.

She said the girls did a good job of adjusting and being moved to different spots.

Winner area competes next in Winner at their home meet on Sept. 8.

The coaches would like to see the stands filled on that Saturday and support the cheer and dance teams.

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.