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October 4th, 2007

John N. "Jack" O'Reilly

John Nobert "Jack" O'Reilly, 85 years young, went to be with the Lord on September 25, 2007, in Miles City, MT.

He was born September 27, 1921, the third of John and Edna (Herman) O'Reilly's six children, in Philip, SD.

He relayed many stories to his family about life growing up on the farm and working for Dan Copps's grocery store after graduating from high school in Philip. After listening in disbelief to the radio reports about the attack on Pearl Harbor, he decided to enlist in the United States Navy and was sworn in July 4, 1942.


September 20th

Bertha A. Ainsworth

Bertha A. Ainsworth, age 61, of Wall, died Wednesday, September 12, 2007, at the Rapid City Regional Hospital.

Services were held Monday, September 17, at the Evangelical Free Bible Church in Wall, with Pastor Ron Burtz officiating.

Music was provided by Carol Hahn, organist, and Pastor Ron Burtz, vocalist. Usher was Jim Barber. Pallbearers were Frank and Jerry Smyle, Richard Thomas, Wade Geigle, George Ginsbach and Steve Blowers.

Interment followed at the Boneita Springs Cemetery, nine miles south of Enning.


Maribelle J. Peterson

Maribelle J. Peterson, age 84, of Philip, died Thursday morning, September 13, 2007, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip.

Services were held Tuesday, September 18, at the United Church in Philip, with Pastor Mark Ford officiating.

Music was provided by Marilyn Millage, pianist. Usher was George Ainslie. Pallbearers were Irwin Ferguson, Mike Seager, Ray Formanek, Bob Johnson, Buster Peterson and Jared Hook.

Interment was in the Kadoka Cemetery.

Maribelle Josephine William-son was born April 25, 1923, in Onida, SD, the daughter of John B.


Ruth E. Woodall

Ruth E. Woodall, age 89, of Belle Fourche, formerly of Philip, died Monday, September 17, 2007, at Spearfish Regional Hospital.

Ruth Elizabeth Streeter Woodall, was born January 26, 1918, at Lake Preston to Harry N. and Mary Alice (Houlihan) Streeter. She grew up in Lake Preston, graduated from Lake Preston High School, the Eastern Normal School in Madison and attended Northern State and Black Hills State College.

As a young woman Ruth was a school teacher in DeSmet and Iroquois.

Ruth was united in marriage to Wayne "Woody" Woodall on May 2, 1945, in Rochester, MN.


James E. Peterson

James Peterson, age 91, of Philip, died Saturday evening, September 15, 2007, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip.

Services were held Wednesday, September 19, at the American Legion Hall with Pastor Mark Ford officiating.

Music was provided by Marilyn Millage, pianist, Glenn Parsons, guitarist/vocalist, and congregational singing. Ushers were Bud Stickler and Cliff Ramsey. Pallbearers were Ed Buchholz, Mick Mortellaro, Howard Eggers, Ron Millage, Jerry Thompson and Mel Smith.

Interment was in the Masonic Cemetery, Philip.


Benefit to help Puhlmans with expenses

Life-long struggle ... Two boys in the same local family have the condition of colitis. Each year, around 30,000 cases are diagnosed and added to the estimated 1.4 million cases in America. From left: Braden, Lacy and Blake Puhlman.

"We thought it was just the flu," recalled Lacy Puhlman when her older son, 11-year-old Blake, originally became sick in late January. That illness grew worse, fearfully worse.

After finding no conclusive results from the many tests, the doctors at the Philip Health Services and at Rapid City Regional Hospital referred the Puhlmans to specialist Dr. Jon Vanderhoof of Omaha, Neb. Vanderhoof flies to Rapid City once a month to help people who have extreme digestive tract problems.


September 13th

Scotties win Philip Volleyball Invite

The Lady Scotties hosted the 2007 Philip Invitational Volleyball Tournament on Saturday, September 8.

Ten teams competed during the 14 hours of matches. The Philip team earned first place, leaving them undefeated, 10-0, so far this season. The Scotties had to get by Bennett County and St. Thomas More, both ranked as "A" schools. Belle Fourche, Hot Springs, Lead/Deadwood and the Pierre JV were also "A" teams attending this tournament.

Lady Scotties chosen to be on the All-Tournament Team were Sierra Hook, Lindsay Mann and Taylor Holman.

Philip vs.


Philip sweeps Stanley Co. Volleyball tourney

The Lady Scotties traveled to Ft. Pierre on Thursday, September 6, to win the Lyman/Stanley County Volleyball Tournament.

Philip vs. Lyman

25-17, 25-23, 25-15

Serving: Philip - 64 of 72 (19 aces). Leaders: Lindsay Mann - 15 of 16 (8 aces), Stacy Weller - 17 of 18 (4 aces), Taylor Holman - 13 of 13 (2 aces), Marissa Mann - 9 of 10 (2 aces).

Receiving: Philip - 42 of 50. Leaders: Tylissa Fitch - 11 of 12, Kayla O'Connell - 16 of 19, M. Mann - 8 of 9, L. Mann - 3 of 3.

Setting: Philip - 81 of 81 (25 assists). Leaders: Holman - 75 of 75 (23 assists), M.


Philip runners at cross country meet at Kadoka

by Coach Ralph Kroetch

The Scotties loaded up for a second race in three days. Strong winds, 58 degree and overcast skies may not seem like ideal conditions, but it proved to be just what the doctor ordered for the Scotties for the Kadoka meet on Saturday, September 8. Again, many personal bests were set and champions were crowned both individually and as a team.

In the varsity boys' race, freshman Zane Pekron, junior Anthony Iwan and freshman Kyle Iwan would compile 38 team points to finish fourth as a team.


Philip Scottie cross country team at Faith

by Coach Ralph Kroetch

Racing back-to-back days is not often done, but the Scottie's cross country athletes showed their early season conditioning with many of these runners racing as well or better than the previous day at Winner.

Faith's first race on Saturday, September 1, featured 24 fifth and sixth graders with fifth grader Ben Stangle placing sixth in a time of 6:33 and Allison Pekron placing 13th, covering her mile in 7:52.

The second race combined the boys and girls junior varsity runners. Philip sent two girls and two boys to join the 24 other starters.