By Amy Blum
Delores (Hantke) Stoll of Pukwana doesn’t believe life is meant to be all smooth; after all, how could you appreciate the good stuff if you couldn’t compare it to anything? “You can’t have all good, and I haven’t,” Stoll reflected. “But oh what a blessed life I have! I’ve got nine grandkids, 26 great grandkids, three great-great grandkids and been married for 62 years. That’s a lot to smile about.”
By Hannah Ruhlman
When it rains, it pours. But sometimes what’s pouring are blessings for things you’ve worked diligently toward. Dr. Jim Bregel, head pharmacist at Lewis Drug in Chamberlain, has had quite the year. May 2015 he was ordained as a deacon, which was a journey several years in the making. Then, just over a year later in June 2016, he was told me was going to be awarded the South Dakota Hustead Award, the highest honor for any South Dakota pharmacist to earn and is more commonly referred to as South Dakota’s Pharmacist of the Year. He was publicly recognized at a banquet at his alma mater, South Dakota State University, on September 17, 2016.
By Amy Blum
Charlie and Tanya Totton of rural Chamberlain are widely known for their commitment to high quality cattle and exceptional conservation efforts. Yet, those who know them best, say the Totton’s pride in US beef production is exceeded only by their pride in US servicemen and women. On Saturday, September 17, their American pride was on full display during the 13th Annual Black Hills Veterans March in Deadwood. Totton Angus not only co-sponsored Rest Stop #5 with 881st Troop Command, but also sponsored the first place mixed co-ed team in the 16-mile mini march.
By Wade Hamiel
Mitchell – The Chamberlain golf team qualified for the State A Golf Tournament by winning the Region 3A Tournament held at Lakeview Golf Course in Mitchell on Monday, September 26th. The State A Tournament will be held at Hart Ranch in Rapid City on October 3rd and 4th. Team members include Danny Sazue, Tiegen Priebe, Drayton Priebe, Adam Hutmacher, and Cameron Caldwell. The medalist in Region 3A was Jacob Lee of Parkston. He shot a 71 for the 18-hole tournament.
By wade Hamiel
Winner – The Chamberlain Cubs traveled to Winner to take on the Winner Warriors, the defending State A Champions. Both teams had a perfect record going into tonight's game, but the Cubs lost to the Warriors 60-6. The game was decided at half time due to the 50-point mercy rule. Even though the Cubs were averaging 60 points per game this year, and are ranked No. 5 in 11B, the Warriors showed the Cubs why they are the top-ranked team and the 2015 State A Champions.