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November 9th, 2007

DM&E officials meet with Haakon County Commissioners

The Haakon County Board of Commissioners was informed Tuesday, November 6, 2007, that work by Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern crews is slated to begin early in 2008 on a 107 mile stretch from Pierre to Wall.

The work is planned in three segments. In 2008 two lengths between Pierre and just west of Midland will be completed. The first length or railroad bed is between mileposts 486.2 and 490.9 just to the west of Ft. Pierre.


Linda Smith and Lola Roseth take second in Trauma Wars at SD-EMT conference competition

Linda Smith (left) and Lola Roseth competed in the EMT Trauma Wars. They raced through a trauma assessment, then initiated care and management of the patient, as judge’s shot critical questions at them.

The Trauma Wars second place award goes to Linda Smith and Lola Roseth.

The Philip and Midland area women recently competed as a team in the fifth annual Trauma Wars competition at the South Dakota Emergency Medical Technician Association's annual conference.

SD-EMTs met in Rapid City October 25th through 28th with at least eight hours of classes held each day. Sponsored by Sanford USD Medical Center-Trauma Services, the competition involved an emergency scenario and a moulaged patient. Basic EMTs, intermediates and paramedics competed.


October 25th

Philip Scotties compete well at state cross country - Holly Iwan medals at 20th place

State cross country medalist ... Philip Scottie Holly Iwan earned the girls’ 20th place medal at the state cross country competition in Huron on Saturday, October 20, 2007. Iwan, only a seventh grader, is the third Philip girl to have ever placed at state cross country. She is pictured receiving her medal.

by Coach Ralph Kroetch

Temperatures in the mid-60s, a light breeze and sunny skies made for excellent spectator conditions at the State Cross Country Meet in Huron on Saturday, October 20th.

Previous heavy rains gave the runners the extra little challenge that over 100 competitors alone could not provide.


Lady Scotties defeat Rapid City Christian Comets 3-0

The Lady Scotties volleyball team hosted the Rapid City Christian Comets on Saturday, October 20th.

Philip won 3-0; 25-8, 25-13, 25-12 for a current season record of 26-3. The Scotties' only losses have been once to Bennett County and twice to Hot Springs.

Serving: Philip - 61 of 72 (18 aces). Leaders: Sierra Hook - 18 of 19 (6 aces), Tylissa Fitch - 13 of 14 (5 aces), Lindsay Mann - 11 of 13 (3 aces).

Receiving: Philip - 23 of 26. Leaders: L. Mann - 5 of 5, Marla Kelly - 4 of 4, Kayla O'Connell - 5 of 6.

Setting: Philip - 57 of 57 (26 assists).


October 24th

Local area and state NRCS tree planting efforts

Tree rows ... October 2007, a young man mows the aisles in a tree grove to keep the grass and weeds down so the trees can continue growing well. They were planted in the spring of 1997.

Over 1.9 million trees were planted for conservation purposes across South Dakota during Fiscal Year 2007, according to Resource Conservationist Greg Yapp of the United States Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Huron.

Teresa O'Connell, Haakon County Conservation District manager, said the NRCS's East Central Area consists of 12 counties, including Haakon. In 2007, Haakon County had the most trees planted of its area. There were 34,318 trees planted, or 10.2 miles worth of windbreak trees.


Loretta V. Brendlinger

Loretta V. Brendlinger, 72, of South Buffalo Twp., PA, passed away Tuesday, October 2, 2007, while in the company of family members at Allegheny Valley Hospital in Harrison Twp., PA.

Loretta was born in Wasta, SD, on July 19, 1935, the daughter of Reinhold and Rose (Helms) Denke.

She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church of Freeport and a homemaker. Loretta was a member of the Kittanning VFW Ladies Auxiliary and the Altar Guild at her church. She enjoyed quilting, knitting and traveling.

She was the wife of Roy T.


Gregory B. Maxon

Gregory Blaine Maxon, 52, Rapid City, passed away peacefully in his home on Monday, October 22, 2007, after a brief bout with cancer.

Greg was brought into this world on December 16, 1954, in Bismarck, ND. He attended elementary school in Ft. Yates, ND, Pine Ridge, SD, Moorcroft, WY, Springfield, SD, and graduated from high school in Faith, SD in 1973.

He joined the Navy the year he graduated and was later honorably discharged.


Emilie E. Fugate

Emilie C. Fugate, 100, died Sunday, October 21, 2007 at Goldenliving Care Center, Bella Vista.

She was born December 15, 1906 in Parkston, SD, to Christoph and Julianna (Koch) Riemann. In 1907, her parents homesteaded 10 miles southeast of Midland, where she grew up and attended rural schools through the 8th grade. She graduated from Midland High School and received her B.S. Degree from Black Hills State University, Spearfish. She also attended University of Wyoming, Laramie.

She began her teaching career in 1927 in a rural school near Midland.


October 18th

Philip hosts Region 5B championship - four Scotties to compete at state cross country

by Coach Ralph Kroetch

We could have asked for no better day of Wednesday, October 10th, to hold the Regional 5B finals; and no better course, with temperatures in the mid-50s, a sunny sky and a light breeze.

The 15 schools would gather over 80 athletes to compete for a berth at the state cross country meet to be held in Huron on October 20th.

To say that Region 5 has become more competitive would be a drastic understatement.


Haakon School Board sets dates and approves extracurricular contracts

In his secondary principal's report, Jeff Rieckman stated that the recent parent/teacher conferences had about an 80 percent turnout. "We had lots of parents that we have rarely seen before, their coming to the conferences is a good thing," he said.