VFW Auxiliary Hosts Rock Hunt

The Winner VFW Auxiliary recently held a patriotic rock hunt at the Tripp County Historical Society grounds.

The high winds did not stop youngsters from hunting for a patriotic rock, having lunch and touring the military equipment on site near the Tripp County military museum.

Retired brigadier general Bob Benson, the Tripp County Ambulance Cadets, several historical society board members assisted the auxiliary in hosting the event.

The auxiliary expresses its gratitude to all who helped make this fun afternoon a reality.

Tripp County 4H Shooting Sports: Match 2 Results

Match 2 is the second of two matches the shooters can qualify for state match. The matches are shot at Tripp County 4H Center and Rosebud Arrow, Rod & Gun Club. South Dakota Shooting Sports State Match is April 27th, 28th and 29th at the Expo Center in Ft. Pierre. There are nearly 3000 competitors at State.

Archery: Scores based on possible 150 points, decimal is number of bull’s-eyes out of 30 shots. Compound Bow With Sights and Release: Spencer Calhoon 145.17, Jared Amidon 141.10, Joshua Musilek 139.08,Aiden Schroeder 134.04, Ryan Sell 132.07, Hunter Osborn 127.07, Bailey Fairbanks 126.05, Cam Irick 123.01, Miranda Fisher 121.04, Browdy Kocer 121.03, Kierra Bainter 119.05, Melanie Brozik 119.03, Deborah Harris 118.05, Evan Bartels 118.03, Carter Craven 116.05, Jordyn Harter 115.03, Selah Harris 115.03, Luke Hennebold 113.07, Trista Kierstead 112.02, Oren Sargent 112.01, Daisy McIntyre 112.01, Rylee Schroeder 111.05, Alex Larson 111.03, Jesse Larson 110.02, Ashton Klein 110.00.

Compound Bow with Sights and No Release: Austin Wheadon 88.04, Khiarra Evans 86.02. Compound Bow without Sights: Jaelynn Assman 91.02, Peydin Pederson 86.01, Jadelynn McCall 79.00, Joey Anderson 77.03, Devon Senter 77.00, Klayton Heath 74.00. Compound Open Class: Wade McClanahan 150.30, George Clark 150.22, Parker Baker 135.09. Recurve with Sights: Ellenor Harris 87.02.

Recurve Without Sights: Noah Manke 83.02.

Guns: Possible score 300. Prescision 22 Rifle : Parker Baker 240.00, Jared Amidon 232.00, Spencer Calhoon 195.00. Air Rifle: Parker Baker 211.07, Ryan Sell 203.01, Miranda Fisher 191.00, Jack Anderson 182.02, Selah Harris 168.00, Aiden Schroeder 133.00. Air Pistol: Derek Fenenga 146.01, Parker Baker 146.00, Alina Weiler 142.00, Ainsley Henderson 131.00, Ellison Kaiser 114.00, Rylee Schroeder 113.00 Selah Harris 111.00, Rusty Schroeder 100.00.

BB gun: Zoe Harris 355.07, Miranda Fisher 342.07, Cadence Senter 332.03, Hunter Shippy 325.02, Payton Sargent 324.04, Rylee Schroeder 321.04, SierraAnn McCall 319.03, Rowdy Moore 317.02, Landon Calhoon 316.02, Nathan Taylor 304.03, Mason Beehler 304.02, Roper Moore 295.04, Deborah Harris 295.02, Brody Calhoon 288.01, Noah Manke 287.02, Rusty Schroeder 276.01, Brianna Gilchrist 274.01, Carter Craven 272.00, Joey Anderson 264.01, Jadyn Ishmael 259.02, Evan Littau 256.04, Gracie Rohde 256.02, Jude Gregg 250.00 . CMP 22 Rifle: George Clark 285.05, Parker Baker 281.08, Spencer Calhoon 277.08, Katie Welker 254.05, Megan Brozik 248.01, Ellenor 235.00.

Colome CTE classes

The Family and Consumer Science department at the Colome Consolidated School offers the following CTE courses: JH FACS, FACS I, sewing, parenting, personal finances, and career exploration.

Most of these classes are taught using project based learning. In the sewing class, the students each completed a full sized block quilt as their main project. The students select appropriate fabric that coincides with their budget.

Many topics are covered in the career exploration class. The highlight of the semester was for each student to research careers of interest and then find relevant details such as: responsibilities, South Dakota schools they could attend to get a degree in their career, what degree they could earn, years to attend the school, cost of the school including room and board, possible salaries in South Dakota, risks of the job, and other interesting facts that are unique to that career. They also needed to find the outlook for that career as to whether it was a growing profession or not. Along with that, they also research careers related to their field. They brainstormed what classes they should take in high school to help them in college. They also presented a career of their choice to the class as a PowerPoint. Students then find a person to job shadow from the surrounding area to job shadow for the day. During the job shadow day, they interview the person about their career. The students picked various careers including a welder, veterinarians, an agronomist, mechanics, a carpenter, an accountant, a physical therapist, a truck driver, cosmetologists, teachers, a screen printer, a farrier, and a counselor. Following the job shadow day, the students completed both oral and written reports to the rest of the class to share their experience and knowledge gained.

College Graduates from the Area


Lindsay Faubion of Winner graduated from Western Dakota Tech on May 12.  She graduated in the dental assisting program and graduated Magna Cum Laude.

Jordyn Heinle of Hamill was among the nearly 3,200 graduates who received degrees from the University of Nebraska—Lincoln during commencement May 4 and May 5. Heinle earned a bachelor of arts in hospitality, restaurant and tourism management with high distinction from the College of Education and Human Sciences.

Club Team Remains Undefeated Heading into Super Regional

Winner/Colome club baseball team remains undefeated with a 10-6 victory over St. Thomas More on May 7.


The Winner/Colome club baseball team defeated Gregory 11-7 May 9 in Gregory.

With the victory, the Royals remain undefeated with a 9-0 record.


Winner/Colome club baseball team locked up the top seed in Region 4B with a 16-9

victory over Platte-Geddes on Friday at Leahy Bowl in Winner. The Royals also end

the regular season undefeated with a 10-0 record.


Coach Drew Weber said this was a big win as it secured the No. 1 seed in the region and the

right to host the super regional “if we are capable of beating Chamberlain on May 15.”

Winner Boys Win SESD Conference Meet

The Winner boys track team won the South East South Dakota Conference track meet in Wagner on May 8. The Winner boys scored 102 points.

The Winner girls placed third with 79 points.

Results of the Winner boys include:

200—Riley Calhoon, 4th, :23.9; Nolan Sachtjen, 6th, :24.3

Shot put—Levi McClanahan, 3rd,44-06.75; Preston Norrid, 5th, 37-00; Colton Schroeder, 6th, 36-10

4×200 relay—4th, 1:41.05, Nolan Sachtjen, Joren Bruun, Casey Stickland and Landon Thieman

Triple jump—Brady Fritz, 2nd,43-08; Joren Bruun, 3rd, 40-04.5; Riley Calhoon, 4th, 40-04.5

100—Fritz, 1st, :11.19; Sachtjen, 6th, :11.82

4×100 relay—1st, :44.51, Riley Calhoon, Nolan Sachtjen, Joren Bruun and Brady Fritz

3200 run—Kade Watson, 1st, 10:51

Long jump—Fritz, 2nd, 21-03.5; Bruun, 5th, 19-04.25; Riley Calhoon, 6th, 19-02.5

Discus—Preston Norrid, 1st, 124-10; Levi McClanahan, 2nd, 120-10

Results of the Winner girls include:

4×800 relay—4th, 10:37.69, Saige Schuyler, Alexis Richey, Meagan Blare and Sidda Schuyler

4×200—2nd, 1:54.92, Tedra Vrbka, Katherine Jankauskas, Kelsey Sachtjen and Morgan Hammerbeck

400—Sachtjen, 5th, 1:05.05; Alexis Richey, 6th, 1:05.64

800—Saige Schuyler, 4th, 2:35.97

4×400 relay—3rd, 4:24, Alexis Richey, Kelsey Sachtjen, Ellie Brozik and Saige Schuyler

Triple jump—Meagan Blare, 4th, 31-01.5; Morgan Hammerbeck, 6th, 30-00.5

4×100 relay—2nd, :55.43, Vrbka, Jankauskas, Madison Thieman and Skyler Hansen

Medley relay—3rd, 4:55.55, Hammerbeck, Sachtjen, Blare and Aryn Meiners

3200—Sidda Schuyler, 1st, 12:06.98; Meiners, 6th,14:10.57

Long jump—Hammerbeck, 6th, 14-10.75

100 hurdles—Vrbka, 6th, :17.85

1600—Sidda Schuyler, 3rd, 5:26.85

300 hurdles—Hansen, 6th, :52.49

high jump—Sachtjen, 1st, 5-01; Jankauskas, 4th, 4-05

Colome Places at Conference Meet

The Colome girls placed sixth at the Fort Randall Conference track meet in Avon.

Results of the Cowgirls include:

100—Haley Krumpus, 2nd, :13.40; Saydee Heath, 4th, :14.01; Matrix Noteboom, 6th :14.50

200—Heath 3rd, :29.05

100 hurdles—Baylee Hoffine, 4th, :19.27

300 hurdles—Hoffine, 3rd, :56.40

4×100—3rd, :54.28

Long jump—Krumpus, 3rd, 15-07.5; Heath, 4th, 15-07

Triple jump—Heath, 1st, 33-04

The Colome boys placed 8th at Avon.

Results of the Cowboys include:

200—Rhett Bertram, 5th, :27.07

High jump—Bertram, 3rd, 5-4

Dan Lee Murphy, 70

Dan Lee Murphy, 70, Brandon, died Monday, May 7, 2018, as a result of a homicide while visiting friends in Baltimore, Maryland.

Funeral arrangements are pending at this time.

In lieu of flowers, family requests memorials be given in Dan’s name to Brandon Baptist Church.

Danny Lee Murphy was born on June 5, 1947, in Winner, SD. He attended Catholic school and then public high school where he graduated. He attended SDSU to study teaching. Dan started teaching 7th Grade English at Brandon Valley in 1969, retiring in 2004 after 35 years. He also worked during his spare time and in the summer as a contractor building and remodeling many homes in the Brandon area.

On October 15, 1980, Dan married Joan Kerslake in Sioux Falls. Dan and Joan began attending Brandon Valley Baptist Church in 1980. Dan was always the first one in the kitchen whenever there were treats and he loved the potlucks at church.

Dan was an avid fisherman and loved camping all over the state of Minnesota. Traveling was another of his favorite pastimes including the family’s yearly trip to Disney World and had traveled to Mexico, Canada, and every state in the U.S. except Alaska and Hawaii. Dan also took many tours with students and parents to Europe.

Dan will be deeply missed by his wife, Joan and son, Matt, both of Brandon; one sister, Patricia Hollenbeck, Sioux Falls; brother-in-law, Wayne Kerslake, Sioux Falls; one niece and three nephews, Katie (Andy) Abernethy, Wheaton, IL, Jay (Jody) Hollenbeck, Valentine, NE, Shawn (Mardee) Hollenbeck, Hutchinson, KS, and Christopher (Jessica) Kerslake, Chicago, IL; one aunt, Agnes Koos, Aurora, IL; and many, many cousins.

Dan was preceded in death by his parents, George and Margaret (Speckman) Murphy; step-father, Alfred Koos; one sister-in-law, Gayle Kerslake; one nephew, Andrew Kerslake.
Online condolences at www.heartlandfunerals.com