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September 13th, 2007

DM&E railway merger with Canadian Pacific Railway

The Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad (DM&E) announced on September 4th that it has entered into an agreement that will result in a merger of its operations with Canadian Pacific Railway Limited (CP).

The announcement follows DM&E's process to find the best approach to advance the Powder River Basin (PRB) project.

Many options from sale of assets to more limited partnering arrangements were received and studied, but after considering all the proposals DM&E has determined that this sale and merger transaction with CP, as negotiated, is the best approach to continue the dramat


Deputy Tom Jeans moving on

"I wish that I could have stayed here," said Haakon County Deputy Sheriff Tom Jeans, "but I knew coming in that the position was a temporary one. I like the people and the area. I like working with Sheriff Larry Hanes and everyone else."

Jeans has accepted a sheriff's deputy position in Walworth County.


Preparedness main part of council meeting

Haakon County Emergency Manager Lola Roseth addressed the Philip City Council during its monthly meeting on September 4.

Roseth updated information on community preparations for any possible pandemic flu outbreak. Also, she is applying for a grant for an area-wide plan in preparation of any hazardous material situation. Roseth reported that the local fire departments, search and rescue and police are in need of upgraded radios. The two emergency shelters in Philip are the basements of the Haakon County Courthouse and the Catholic Church.


One Fine Day ... a new beauty salon in Philip

Lois Porch (left) and Debbie Carley

Business partners Lois Porch and Debbie Carley are opening their new beauty salon, One Fine Day, in Philip.

Monday, September 17, will be the official first day of operation at 113 South Howard Ave. It is at the southwest corner of Howard and East Oak Street, southwest of the courthouse. A grand opening celebration will be held sometime in early October.

"We are so excited in now having enough room to offer facials and nails," said Porch.

Porch has had a lifetime of experience in the realm of beauty salon services.


September 6th

Philip Scotties defeat Jones County 52-20

Past one defender ... Dexter Livermont didn’t let an unassisted Jones County tackler stop him.

The Philip Scotties football team hosted the Jones County Coyotes on Friday, August 31. The game ended with a 52-20 win for the Scotties.

Philip 14 30 0 8 = 52

Jones Co. 0 0 6 14 = 20

Philip received the first kick-off and ran the length of the field, but had to return due to a flag on the play.

With the clock at 7:55, the Scotties scored the first touchdown. The conversion attempt failed and the score was 6-0. Though Philip short-kicked and the Coyotes started on the 49, the Scotties soon regained possession.


Brandon Morris

Services for Brandon Morris, 21, of Buffalo, WY, who was killed in an auto accident Thursday morning, August 23, 2007, east of Buffalo were held Tuesday August 28, at the Big Horn Baptist Church with Pastor John Constantine officiating.

Brandon David Morris was born on September 13, 1985, in Buffalo to Bill and Stacy Morris. He grew up and went to school in Buffalo and attended Buffalo High School. After high school he took a job with Hanover Compressors in Casper where he met his future wife, Lacey Walker.


Lady Scotties volleyball team still undefeated with 3-0 win over Kadoka

The Lady Scotties volleyball team traveled to Kadoka to go up against the Kougars on Thursday, August 30. Philip's varsity team came back with a 3-0 sweeping win; 25-12, 25-16, 25-18. Philip now has a season record of 2-0.

Serving: Philip - 51 of 60 (10 aces). Leaders: Taylor Holman - 16 of 17 (4 aces), Lindsay Mann - 18 of 22 (2 aces), Marissa Mann - 6 of 7 (2 aces).

Receiving: Philip - 26 of 36. Leaders: Kayla O'Connell - 10 of 12, M. Mann - 7 of 8, L. Mann - 6 of 8.

Setting: Philip - 58 of 58 (31 assists).


Margaret L. Durnill

Margaret L. Durnill, age 93, of Philip, died Friday morning, August 24, 2007, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip.

Services were held Monday, August 27, at the United Church in Philip, with Pastor Mark Ford officiating.

Music was provided by Marilyn Millage, pianist, and the Haakon County Crooners, directed by Marlis Doud. Ushers were Don Haynes and Rod Seim. Pallbearers were Bill Buls, Martin Nelson, Tyrone and Harlan Moos, Chuck and Bill O'Connor.

Interment was in the Masonic Cemetery, Philip.

Margaret L.


Henry K. Niedan

Henry K. Niedan, formerly of Midland, SD, died August 27, 2007 at Linden Court in North Platte, NE, at the age of 100.

Henry was the eldest son to German-Russian immigrant parents, Henry and Karoline (Rothenberger) Niedan, January 14, 1907, in the sod house on the Niedan homestead, 12 miles southeast of Midland, SD.

He was united in marriage on February 22, 1933, to Irene Mortensen at the parental Schultz home south of Philip, SD.


Valerie Emery

Valerie Emery, age 48, of Quanah, Texas, formerly of Wall, SD, died Monday, September 3, 2007, at her home in Quanah.

Valerie Lynn Brown was born April 17, 1959, in Meadville, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Jack and Marlene (VanVleck) Brown. She was a resident of Quanah for twenty-five years.

Valerie was united in marriage to Tim Emery on August 17, 1990 in Quanah.