February 18th, 2005

From Philip to Djackone …

Helping with a child birth was one of many memorable events Albrecht experienced while in Africa in January.

Jandie Albrecht has experienced the medical field through college classes, and she has experienced it through every-day life in the villages of Africa. Albrecht still wants a nursing career.

She originally started at Sioux Falls Augustana College to be a medical technician, but felt that that was too much lab work and not enough dealing with patients. She earlier graduated from Philip High School in 2000.

February 4th

Lady Scotties lose home game to Bennett County Lady Warriors, 35-74

The Philip Scottie boys’ basketball team hosted Bennett County on Tuesday, January 25. The final score was 45-60.

Philip sank the first basket, which was quickly mimicked by Bennett County. Mutual defense kept both team’s offense slowed, but this see-saw action filled the first quarter.

In the second quarter, Philip lost the initiative, but continued a close pursuit with more see-saw action up until just seconds before the half-time buzzer.

Philip wrestles at Belle Fourche

The Philip Scotties traveled to the Belle Fourche wrestling tournament on Friday and Saturday, January 28-29.

Jordan Smith, 103, 5th place:

•pinned Brady Bamer, NC, 1:44

•dec. by Cole Romer, HS, 6-11

•pinned Cody Reiland, RCC, 2:50

•pinned Tate Brengle, HC, :45

•pinned by Ty Mancur, BF, 3:26

•dec. Cade Kling, UNA, 16-4

Andrew Brech, 119:

•pinned by Damon Lazre, DG, 4:53

•dec. by Jerome Lyson, DGJV, 4-11

Alex Brech, 145:


•dec. by Cameron Weiss, HS, 5-19


Dupree defeats Philip boys in round ball action

The Philip Scottie boys’ basketball team traveled to play against the Dupree Tigers on Saturday, January 29. The final score was 49-66.

The first three quarters were close. The fourth quarter began with only two points separation.

Philip wrestles at Parkston

The Philip Scotties traveled to the Parkston wrestling tournament on Saturday, January 15.

Part of the wrestling team traveled to the Newell junior varsity meet there.


Jordan Smith, 103, 3rd place:

•pinned by Tyler Cowan, SC, 1:54

•dec. by Tyler Welch, PK, 6-8

•dec. Joseph Aesoph,PK, 11-2

•dec.Francis Ruml, HW, 12-0

Andrew Brech, 119:

•pinned by Andrew Aesoph, FK 4:45

•dec. by Casey Zoellner, DC, 10-0

Alex Brech, 145, 4th place:

•pinned Justin Wermers, PK, 5:14


Barbara G. Ellis

Services for Barbara G. Ellis were held January 19, 2005, at the Allen Funeral Home in Mesa, AZ, with interment at the Queens of Heaven cemetery in Mesa.

Gloria J. Kelly

Gloria Joan Kelly, age 65, of Wall, died Tuesday morning, February 1, 2005, at her residence in Wall.

Closed-casket visitation will be held 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, February 4, with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. all at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Wall.

Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, February 5, at St.

Bug off …

My daughter was graciously given a pet salamander by her teacher last year. Why the teacher didn’t like me, I don’t know. The critter eats only bugs smaller than its head size and then only if the bugs are alive. Fascinating; but it loses its appeal after the hundredth bug is captured and put into the tank. Flying bugs have to be semi-stunned. Of course, my daughter refuses to touch any kind of bug. She sometimes hesitates to hug me.

Bugs have a bad reputation.

Commissioners give county employee handbook first update since 1993

Twelve years have passed since the county employee handbook was thoroughly reviewed. One area was revised in 1999, but overall it has been left as is.

For the past several months Haakon County Commissioners and county departments have worked to update the employee handbook.

Director of Equalization Rita Merrill was instrumental in the update. She has approached the commissioners a number of times with proposals from the county employees.

The main area of contention has been sick leave. Commissioner Mel Smith has been emphatic in his stand against some of the changes.

FFA goes to Denver Stock Show

The Denver Stock Show ... was just one of the many activities that members of the Philip FFA experienced on their four-day field trip. Those attending were (from left) Tiekola Fortune, Dustin Michael, Fred Foland, Rhett Roseth, Britt Miller, Chad Hanrahan and Branden Moos. Not pictured are Tyler Gartner and instructor Doug Hauk. Courtesy photo

The Philip High School Senior Agriculture class earned four days of packed experiences on a field trip to Denver.

The eight Philip seniors, who had sold at least 60 boxes of fruit during their four years in Future Farmers of America, joined other FFA members from Kadoka and New Underwood. The whirlwind trip began at 6:30 a.m. on Sunday, January 16th.