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February 28th, 2008

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.


Mni Wiconi Missouri River water pipeline opened to Philip area by way of WR/L-J

400 gallons per minute ... Former mayor Mike West opens the valve that now brings treated Missouri River water to the City of Philip. For several more months, the water in the 948,000 gallon tank will be 80/20 Missouri water and water from the current Creighton and Quinn wells.

The pipeline connecting the Mni Wiconi water project to the City of Philip was officially opened during a special ceremony at the Philip water tank on Wednesday, February 20th.

Treated Missouri River water is now being pumped to the water storage tank just north of Philip. At 2:00 p.m. the pipeline was opened and it began bringing in 300 gallons per minute. Within a half of an hour that pressure had edged up to 350 gpm.


Hayes community comedy performance "Squirrel Lake" full of hilarious nuts

Oh no, its departed Mom in a strange man’s body ! ... In this play, performed at the Hayes Community Hall, estranged siblings come together for the reading of their mother’s will. Their mother, though, shows up in the body of an out-of-his-mind detective.

Mistaken identities and confusion run rampant at the Olsen family's summer cottage on Squirrel Lake.

Imagine a normal dysfunctional family of three grown siblings who haven't seen one another for years. Each one is struggling to survive their own faults. Now, put them in a cabin to discuss what to do with their mother's will and see how human nature takes over.


February 25th

Louise Fitzgerald

Louise Fitzgerald, age 87 of Milesville, SD, died February 14, 2008, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip.

Services were held Tuesday, February 19, at the American Legion Hall in Philip, with Pastor Frezil Westerlund officiating.

Music was provided by Marilyn Millage, pianist, and Barb Bowen, vocalist. Ushers were Dawn Nipp and Kirsten Stilwell.

Pallbearers were Dallas Fitzgerald, Colt Fitzgerald, Erika LeBeau, C.J.