July 10th, 2008

City of Philip being sued; to be S.D. Capital for a Day

Oaths of Office ... Mayor Hart was first sworn, then Philip City Council Members (from left) Tom Struble, John Kangas, Michael Vetter and Shirley Chin took their oaths of office.

by Del Bartels

The City of Philip City Council's regular meeting on Monday, July 7, had the fullest agenda in a year.

The City of Philip is being brought into a civil suit by Emily Kroetch. Originally believing her property was outside of city limits, she thought city ordinances such as mowing requirements did not apply. Extensive research showed that the land is within city limits.

Eide to be honored for service to Prairie Transportation

Mary Eide

Local volunteer Mary Eide, project director of the Prairie Transportation Service of Philip, will be recognized for her countless hours of service to the community.

A brat, burgers and chips fundraiser for the Prairie Transportation Service will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Fire Hall Park in Philip on Tuesday, July 22. The rising costs of fuel and the state-mandated minimum wage increases are causing financial needs for the service.

During the fundraiser, local Modern Woodmen of America members will honor Eide as a hometown hero.

Henrie back from year-long Texas emergency room training

Professional training a family affair ... Jennifer, Terry and four-year-old Reese are back to Philip and Philip Health Services after a year-long Physician’s Assistant emergency room training course in San Antonio, TX.

by Del Bartels

Terry Henrie and his family have returned from San Antonio, TX, and his year-long Emergency Room training. They left at the end of August, 2007, and returned the end of June, 2008.

"At first, it felt like I was in over my head," said Physician's Assistant Henrie of Philip Health Services, Inc. (PHSI). "I was shocked by the realization of what I didn't know. I don't know it all now, but the training addressed some of the gaps."

Henrie's 12-hour work shifts were busy.

July 7th

Charles Prince, Sr.

Charles Prince, 68, of Ft. Pierre, died on Sunday, July 6, 2008, at his home west of Ft. Pierre.

Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. CT Thursday, July 10, at the First United Methodist Church with a Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m. Thursday at the church.

Services will be at 10:00 a.m. CT Friday, July 11, at the First United Methodist Church with Burial at Scotty Philip Cemetery.

Charles Clyde Prince was born on November 9, 1939, to H.

Reuben L. Buxcel

Reuben L. Buxcel, age 94 of Kadoka, SD, died July 6, 2008, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 8, at the Belvidere Community Church in Belvidere with Larry Dolezal officiating.

Music was provided by Syd Iwan, organist, with congregational hymns.

Pallbearers were Jason Buxcel, Ryder Sanftner, Brady Beck, Dan Beck, Bill Eckert and Bill Manke. Ushers were Herman Bork and Tom DeVries.

Interment was in the Belvidere Cemetery.

Reuben L.

Terry E. Hulce

Terry E. Hulce passed away on July 4, 2008, at Rapid City Regional Hospice of the Hills after a courageous battle with cancer. His loving family by his side.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, July 10, 2008, at 11:00 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Rapid City with Pastor Wilbur Holz officiating. Burial will follow at the Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis with VFW Post 1273 providing military honors.

Terry was born February 6, 1949, to Emmer and Amy (Vernon) Hulce in Presho, SD. Terry grew up and graduated in Midland, SD.

Cheryl Simons

Cheryl Simons, age 60 of Enning, SD, died July 4, 2008, at her daughter's home in Elm Springs.

Cheryl had battled cancer for eight years with an inspiring attitude and courageous determination.

Family services were held Tuesday, July 8, at the Prairie Bible Church west of Enning.

Services were held Wednesday, July 9, at the Central Meade County Community Center at Union Center, with Pastor Harold Delbridge officiating.

July 3rd

Farmers Union Leadership Camp theme "Beyond Imagination" includes Philip's Chana Gottsleben

Almost 100 teens and staff from across South Dakota gathered in the heart of the scenic Black Hills recently to celebrate the elements of rural life - member-owned cooperatives.

Philip hosts State FCCLA Leadership Training

FCCLA State Officers ... Back row, from left: State Advisor Julie Bell (Brookings), Megan Krogman (Elkton), Kelley VanWyk (Alcester-Hudson), Abbi Sudtelge (Elkton), Christopher Brockhoft (Winner) and Leadership Trainer Shannon Schweitzer (Pierre). Middle row: Terese Skinner (Mitchell), Tiffany Newman (Faulkton) and Amanda Fischer (Wall). Front row: Katelyn Breen (Baltic) and Frankie Lux (Eureka).

by Del Bartels

"The best thing about the State FCCLA meeting is what happens here," said Julie Bell, this year's state FCCLA advisor. "We develop student leadership skills and how to work as a team."

The 2008 Leadership Training for the Family Career Community Leaders of America was held at the Brucklacher compound near Philip on Tuesday and Wednesday, June 24 and 25. For the past six or seven years, the session has been held on the campus of South Dakota State University.

Philip has good showing at South Dakota High School Rodeo Finals in Belle Fourche

Eight Philip High School rodeo contestants placed high in the standings during the South Dakota High School Rodeo Finals in Belle Fourche, June 25 to 29.

Trey Fortune excelled in the Boys Cutting event. He took seventh in the second go, ninth in the short go and in the average. For the season he placed 11th. Trey saw action in two other events, steer wrestling and team roping.

Jade Nelson took second in the second go of calf roping and was 10th in the average.