Name: Mike Calhoon
Birthplace: Winner, SD
Family: Wife: Susan. Children: Megan (22), Sarah (20), Meredith (15), Shannon (13), Spencer (10), Matthew (7).
Currently reside where: Ideal, SD
The best thing about my job is: Being outdoors and watching new calves and crops grow.
My favorite childhood memory: Going fishing with my Grandfather Leon.
When growing up, I wanted to be: A Rancher/Farmer.
My most prized possession: My family.
Favorite sports team(s): Winner Warriors, Clearfield Sandburs, SDSU Jackrabbits.
Favorite current television show: ESPN Sportscenter.
Favorite past television shows: Cheers
Favorite movie: The Longest Day
Favorite actor: John Wayne
Favorite musician/band: Merle Haggard
Favorite book(s)/author(s): Max Brand, Louis L’Amour.
Favorite publication (newspapers, magazines): Winner Advocate
Hobbies: Woodworking, coaching, or watching kid’s activities.
Three things that can always be found in my refrigerator: Cheese, eggs, and milk.
My favorite snack: Dark chocolate chips.
Pet peeve: People who talk negatively about our community and way of life.
Someone I most admire and why: My wife Susan for being such a great mom.
Three words that best describe me: Honest, hard-working, reliable.
People would be surprised to know: That I have had at least one child in the Winner School District for 31 consecutive years.
I’ve never been able to: Snap my fingers.
I wish I could stop: Worrying about the weather.
When nobody is looking, I: Sing along to the radio.
I’m better than most at: Calving out cows.
The best times of my life: The births of my children.
My most embarrassing moment was: Not saying.
If I could go anywhere in the world, I’d go to: Europe
If I won the lottery: Take my family on a trip to Europe.
My definition of a great evening is: Spending it at home with my family.
A goal I have for the future: Live to see all six of my children happily married with children of their own.
The best thing about where I live: The great people that also live here.
If I’ve learned one thing in my life, it’s: Never stop learning and challenging myself.