March 6th, 2008

Haakon County Commissioners met in regular session Tuesday

Insurance and highway department matters highlighted the Tuesday, March 3, 2008, Haakon County Commissioners meeting.

Brad Wilson, Sioux Falls, from the South Dakota Municipal League spoke with the commissioners regarding what his organization's workmen's compensation pool could do for Haakon County. He noted they are a member-owned nonprofit pool that provides workmen's compensation for cities, counties and special districts within South Dakota.

City Council addresses topics and audience from fishing, insurance, trees, dances to rifles

The Philip City Council held on Monday, March 3rd, was longer than usual to accommodate the full agenda.

Roger Williams asked if Lake Waggoner was receiving all that it could from the well system. With the extended drought in the region, there are very few fishing and boating places in western South Dakota. "We have a great place with a nice camping area, and no other place around to fish or boat," said Williams. He noted that the north boat ramp at the lake will not be usable much longer because of the lowering water level.

Philip students study leap year with four local citizens born on February 29th

From left: Roger Williams with 13 calendar birthdays, Cheryl Hook who is only nine birthdays old, Gay Logan with 19 birthdays and Carson Daly celebrating his first February 29th birthday.

"The students were so worried that Carson has never really had a birthday before now," said Philip third grade instructor Karen Rembold. Carson Daly, son of Steve and Julie Daly of Midland, celebrated his first calendar birthday on February 29th. He is actually four years old.

He and three others, Roger Williams, Cheryl Hook and Gay Logan, visited the classroom to culminate the third grade studies of leap year.

While grasping the idea of an extra day every four years, the students studied the history of different calendars.

February 28th

Phil Norman

Phil Norman, 80 of Hayes, died Wednesday, February 27, 2008, at the Hospice House in Rapid City.

Services were held Tuesday, March 4, at the First United Methodist Church in Ft. Pierre with burial at the Scotty Philip Cemetery.

Philip Leo Norman was born on July 29, 1927, in Pierre to Roy and Edith (Fackelman) Norman. He was raised in rural Stanley County where he attended rural grade school before graduating from Pierre High School in 1945.

He married Maxine Pugh in 1947.

February 27th

Philip Lady Scotties end District 15B play in near repeat game with White River

The Philip Lady Scotties had defeated the White River Tigers in a close 52-50 match in the last regular season basketball game.

In Philip's first matchup in District 15B play, the Scotties lost to White River in a close 50-52 match. The Monday, February 18th, game put Philip out of the running for the following competitions hosted by White River on Tuesday, February 19th, and Thursday, February 21st.

At districts, the Lady Scotties could not hold on to the lead during the first quarter, but ended the first half with a three point advantage.

Philip Scotties host Kadoka Area in last regular season game

The Philip boys' basketball team hosted the Kadoka Area Kougars on Friday, February 22nd.

Philip Scottie wrestlers show well at State

This year's State "B" Wrestling Tournament was held on Friday and Saturday, February 22nd and 23rd, in Sioux Falls.

At the district tournament, all 14 varsity members of the Philip team earn the right to compete at regions.

Study Circles to focus on library patrons' needs

A series of study circles initiated by the Haakon County Public Library Board of Directors will begin this week to gain a clear vision of library services needed in Haakon County.

Six study circle groups will meet three times each in the next few weeks. Four of the study circles will be comprised of residents in and near Philip and one each in the Milesville and Midland areas.

Times and locations for the study circles are Monday, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., Senechal lobby; Tuesday, 12:00 noon - 2:00 p.m., Haakon County Courthouse Community Room; Wednesday, 6:30 p.m.

Missile Site selects Philip's John Black as facility manager

The Minuteman Missile National Historic Site has hired John Black as the site's first facility operations specialist.

Black, a National Park Service employee for nine years, has been selected to fill this new position at the former military installation. He will assume his new responsibilities effective March 17.

Milesville comedy "Jolly Roger: King of the Pirates" full of mistaken identities, family fun

Aaargh, nobody tries to impersonate me ... The Milesville play, Jolly Roger: King of the Pirates, is full of characters ... real zany characters. Shown is Jolly Roger (Jim Stangle) trying to run-through opposing first mate Nate (Sam Stangle), while Captain Cleverly (Jared Doud) stays out of harms’ way. Actors in back, from left, are: Lori Quinn, Dusti Berry, Nina Pekron and (yes) Kelly Blair.

This year the Milesville play is doing things differently. And in this case, different may be a very good thing for the audience.

The stage for the comedy "Jolly Roger: King of the Pirates" has been built out from the permanent stage. The prow of the good ship Blue Walrus is 12 feet wide and extends 16 feet in front of the curtains.