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Wednesday morning rain reports

We had more rain reports called in to the KWYR studios this morning. Pete Haukaas said he received 75/100’s Tuesday with 50 mile per hour wind gusts. Two miles southeast of Winner, Donna Howland had 45/100’s fall. Stan Bicek, 10 miles south of Colome, had an inch 40. At Haley’s Hiway Lumber, Short Haley received half an inch. Short received an inch at his home. Ben Huber in White River recieved half an inch. At the Bowling residence, eleven miles south of Winner, they called in an inch 20. In Chamberlain, Elaine Larson said an inch and a half fell in downtown, and three inches was reported up on I-90 by Dairy Queen. Fred Weidner at Dog Ear Lake received an inch of rain. Dennis at Carlock said he came away with 55/100’s. Cody Jorgensen in Ideal had .70. Vivian Sweeney, northwest of Bassett, received an inch and a half. Tex in Hamill recieved two and a quarters inch Tuesday. Laura Reuer in Herrick called in half an inch and Marty Hopkins southwest of Winner received 70/100s.

Hunt Safe class coming up in Winner

A Tripp County Hunt Safe Class will take place this Friday, July 28th from 6:30-9pm and on Saturday, July 29th from 8am-5pm at the Rosebud Arrow, Rod & Gun Club in Winner. The classes are open to ages eleven and up. Students must attend both class sessions. To register, go to, or you can call Tim at 605- 842-0855.

Special celebration at Carlock this weekend!

Come help Dennis Hanson and the Carlock Dance Hall celebrate as he has been selected as “Promoter of the Year” by the South Dakota Country Music Hall of Fame! A reception will be held at Carlock Dance Hall on Sunday, July 30th with music starting at 2 and lunch will be served. There will be a fundraiser to help provide music supplies to the Gregory Elementary Music Education Program. All of us here at KWYR want to congratulate Dennis on the great honor!

Winner watering restrictions

The City of Winner has adopted the following watering restrictions: The hours of watering will be from 6pm to midnight and from 5-10am, no lawn watering during any other time of day or night. Houses and businesses with uneven address numbers water on uneven numbered calendar days and those with even address numbers water on even numbered calendar days. These restrictions will be implemented immediately.

Rain reports

We had a good amount of rain fall in certain parts of the area last night. Gene Engel, south of Winner, received 6.3 inches. Jim and Victoria Bowling, 11 miles south of Winner received five inches. Judy Bartels in Witten received just .05 as did Wilma Harter. Vivian Sweeney received 70/100’s. Fred Weidner reported an inch 76 at Dog Ear Lake along with fires and lightning. Monty Hopkins recieved an inch 40, 15 miles southwest of Winner with a good amount of wind. Dennis at Carlock called in 15/100’s. Short Haley had .14 at Haley’s Hiway Lumber and .70 at his home near Colome. 2 miles southeast of Winner, Donna Howland called in .20. Pete Haukaas in Okreek had .45 fall. Stan Bicek, 10 miles south of Colome, called in 90/100s. Liz Farley said she received .85, 12 miles southwest of Winner.

State B Legion baseball

The final four stage is set for Monday night at Leahy Bowl for the State B Legion tournament. Sunday, McCook Miner beat Dell Rapids in an elimination game, 8-4. Game two, Winner – Colome eliminated Platte Geddes, 10-5. The nightcap was won by Vermillion as they shutout spearfish, 10-0. Tonight at 5, McCook Miner will play spearfish followed by Vermillion taking on Winner – Colome on 93.7FM.

Veterans Stand Down in Gregory today

There will be a veterans stand down at the Gregory Lanes parking lot this morning. It will go from 10am-2pm. All armed service veterans and their families are welcome. Please bring a copy of DD214, dependent information and identification. Services provided will be food, clothing, VA benefit, housing referrals, employment services, legal assistance, counseling and plenty more.

Winner Color Run to happen Saturday!

Winner FFA will hold a color run this Saturday, July 29th. It will feature a 5k and 10k run with check-in at 7:45am at the red barn west of Frontier Motors. The race will start at 8am. Proceeds from the race will go to Sylvia Bear, who recently lost her home to a fire. For more information you can contact Wyatt Dejong via email at

Friday morning rain reports

Parts of Central South Dakota and Nebraska have seen some rain fall Thursday night into Friday morning! Val and Wade Ewing who live 27 miles southwest of Winner said they received 2 and a quarters inch of rain with windy conditions. Jayne Novotny of Joseph Angus who is 16 miles south of Carter received an inch 10 with a lot of wind. Twelve miles southwest of Winner, Liz Farley said she came away with an inch 55. Cleo Watzel received 80/100’s down Beaulieu Road. Cheryl Schroeder in Winner recieved just .05. Dennis Hansen at Carlock called in an amount of .14. Jim and Victoria Bowling, 11 miles south of Winner had 60/100’s of rain fall. Short Haley said he received .12 at the lumber yard and .85 at his house west of Colome. Fred Weidner at Dog Ear Lake called in 17/100’s. Monty Hopkins, 16 miles southwest of Winner called in an inch twenty. Pete Haukaas in Okreek received 83/100’s and Donna Howland in Winner had .25.

A few weekend reminders

Don’t forget to checkout Stella’s Food and Spirits in Burke tonight as Billy Lurken will be providing entertainment on the patio from 7 to 11pm! Also for this weekend, the Sandhills Piecemakers Quilt Guild will be at the Catholic Parish Hall in Valentine from 10am-4pm Friday and Saturday. There will be a trunk show on Saturday by Mary Lou Kerr beginning at 1:30pm. Today is the final day that nutritious summer meals will be served at the Gregory School Lunch Room from 11:30am-1pm. Kids eat for free and adults ages 19 and up eat for five dollars.