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Deadlines Approaching for SD State Fair Entries

The Deadlines for all South Dakota State Fair open class entries are quickly approaching. The static entry deadline is Wednesday, July 31st.  Other upcoming deadlines include class livestock entries on Thursday, August 1st. Late fees will apply to entries received after the deadline.

The South Dakota State Fair will run from Thursday, August 29th through Monday, September 2nd.

Local Rain Reports

Pete Haukaas, Okreek: 36/100th’s

Winner Country Club: 1.30

Cleo Watzel, South East of Winner: 1.25

Jeff Farner, Winner: 97/100th’s

Stan Bicek, 10 Miles South of Colome: 20/100th’s

Short Haley, Colome: .90 / Haley’s HIWAY Lumber: .95

Cheryl Schroeder, Winner: 1.11

Monte Hopkins, South west of Winner: 60/100th’s

Jerome Ollerich, Clearfield: 60/100th’s

Laura Reuer of Herrick: 90/100th’s

Delbert Klein, 4 miles east of Burke: 1.30

Vern Collins, 7 miles north of Witten, 1.16

Monte Mayes, Ideal: 1.75

Fred Weidner, Dog Ear Lake, .62

30th Annual Burke Stampede Rodeo

The 30th annual Burke Stampede Rodeo will take place on July 19th, 20th and 21st each evening in Burke, SD.  This rodeo has been voted “Best Rodeo” numerous times having a chuck wagon feed and idol talent show on July 18th. New this year will be a big screen to show replays. For more information contact Billie Sutton at 830-5540.

Severe Weather

A small severe weather cell struck southern Winner last night with heavy straight line winds, a possible tornado, and hail ripping through the isolated area of Tripp county last night. This incredible small cell caused damage to houses, trees, sheds, machinery, trailers and more, with a north to south width of only a few miles. This storm knocked down power lines on south county road, along with 318th Avenue, and highway 18, plus it knocked over large, aging trees and even blew a large round hay bale across the highway and encountered a vehicle in its path. No injuries have been reported. Some areas of Tripp county remain without power this morning. We’ll have further details throughout the day on KWYR.

Water Leak: City of Winner

The City of Winner is currently dealing with a water leak. The areas effected include south east of the 8th street and east of Country Club Road to HWY 18.  The water will be off for approximately 4 hours effective as of 10:00am.  Come back to for further details.

River City Rumble #4


The River City Rumble #4 Demolition Derby will be held Saturday, July 6th in Chamberlain. The Green Flag will drop at 1pm and concessions will be available.  Coolers will be allowed and after the event fireworks and music will take place.