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September 4th, 2008

Capital For A Day, a Philip success

Traffic, but no sidewalks, on School Hill ... Ralph Kemnitz (left) and Julie Kemnitz chat with Gov. Rounds about concerns in Philip. Rounds fielded many items with many Philip area people during the afternoon and evening of August 28.

"Put me through my paces with a question and answer session," said South Dakota Governor Mike Rounds. And that is what the citizens of the Philip area did.

The Q&A session ended the governor's speech, which ended the community banquet, which ended Philip being the South Dakota Capital For A Day on Thursday, August 28. The day officially began at 2:30, with cabinet members and top state department employees touring the town of Philip.

But, the day's activities had begun before that.


August 21st

Agenda for Philip as Capital For A Day

On Thursday, August 28, Philip will be South Dakota's Capital For A Day. Activities include tours and meetings around town, and an Expo, where citizens can talk with Gov. Mike Rounds and state officials one-on-one.

Citizens can also take advantage of many state services at the Expo. The day concludes with a community dinner featuring a keynote address and a question and answer session with the governor. The community is encouraged to participate in all the day's activities.

Agenda

2:30 - 4:30 p.m.


Results of Rodeo Bible Camp in Kadoka

Bradi Porch of Philip in the barrel racing event.

The annual Rodeo Bible Camp was held at Kadoka August 4-7 with 94 campers.

Participants had two days of rodeo instruction and two days of rodeo competition, along with daily devotions and games.


Results of Rodeo Bible Camp in Kadoka

In the calf roping event, shown is header Austin O’Dea and healer Gunner Hook.

The annual Rodeo Bible Camp was held at Kadoka August 4-7 with 94 campers.

Participants had two days of rodeo instruction and two days of rodeo competition, along with daily devotions and games.


District 27 Rep. Mark DeVries steps down from ballot, Kenny Fox steps up

At a Jackson County Republican Party meeting held on August 11, District 27 Representative Mark DeVries announced his withdrawal from the ballot in the upcoming election in November.

DeVries will serve the remainder of his term, which will expire on December 31, 2008.

"I would like to thank my constitutes in District 27 for the opportunity to serve them the last two years in Pierre," DeVries said.


Folands recognized by Order of the Eastern Star

Eastern Star recognition ... Vern and Carrol Foland were honored by the Philip Chapter #100 of the Order of the Eastern Star. Vern was presented a 60-year pin and Carrol was presented a 65-year pin. Pictured are Kaye, their daughter from Rapid City, who pinned the emblems on her parents, Carrol and Vern Foland.

Vern and Carrol Foland were honored during a special meeting on Friday, August 15, by the Philip Chapter #100 of the Order of the Eastern Star.

Vern was presented a 60-year pin and Carrol was presented a 65-year pin by Jan Hewitt, Worthy Matron. Their daughter, Dr. Kaye Foland from Rapid City, pinned the emblems on her parents.

Vern joined the Midland organization March 25, 1946. Midland has since joined with the Philip chapter. Carrol joined in Philip on March 20, 1941.

The Philip chapter was organized in 1910 and has met continuously since.


Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor;

In my almost 53 years of life, this will be my fourth "letter to the editor." I'd like to put a title on this one. I'll call it LISTEN UP LOOKY-LOOS!


City of Philip, South Dakota, Capital For A Day

"This is an opportunity for people, who would not normally go to Pierre, to discuss issues," said Philip Finance Officer Monna Van Lint. "How often can you simply walk in, especially in your own home town, to talk one-on-one with the governor of South Dakota?"

Kent Olson, co-chairman with Corky Thorson of the Philip Chamber of Commerce, said, "The governor isn't going to come here for Capital For A Day for more than maybe once in our lifetime, so we should make the best use of it."

That opportunity will exist on Thursday, August 28.


Bradford / Two Bulls re-match for District 27

State Rep. Jim Bradford has changed political parties and is challenging incumbent State Senator Theresa Two Bulls in the November general election for a South Dakota Senate seat in District 27.

Bradford announced this on Monday, August 11, at a Jackson County Republican Party meeting. "I have always believed in limited government, personal responsibility, fiscal responsibility and lower taxes. It is the Republican Party that best embodies those philosophies. My political philosophy has always been more conservative.


School district business manager resigns

by Del Bartels

Jackie Longbrake, business manager for the Haakon School District 27-1, tendered her resignation, effective September 19, during the August 18 Board of Education monthly meeting.

The board accepted the resignation with regret, with President Bill Slovek voicing, "We wish you good luck in the future."

An interview committee was appointed. It consists of Longbrake, Superintendent Keven Morehart, High School Principal Jeff Rieckman, Slovek and Anita Peterson.