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June 14th, 2007

Dedication of Philip Veterans Living Memorial to be June 15

A white fence and gate surround the grassy field where 32 young medora juniper trees stand in even rows. Twenty-six of those trees are fronted by ground level concrete bases. Each base displays a 10"x16" mahogany colored granite plaque.

Each plaque holds the name, rank and service of a local military service member who has fallen while serving the United States.

Twenty-six have fallen.


Advanced students at Cottonwood Range and Livestock Research Station working to prevent PEM in cattle

Researchers ... From left: Heather Richter, Kathleen “Katy” Bridges and Laura Parr. Not pictured: Colt Knight.

Four college students from different parts of the country are working this year out at the Cottonwood Range and Livestock Research Station, studying the sulfate toxicosis problem in cattle.

Two of these students are working at the station as part of their thesis. Heather Richter, from Morristown, Minn., is working on her master's degree at South Dakota State University, having already graduated there with a bachelor's degree in both animal and range science. She would like to work either for the Bureau of Land Management or the U.S.


Dads are pretty special, too

Daddy’s home! Taylor Ross, age 2, greets his father, Slade Ross, S.D. State Trooper of Philip. He has a gentle side, but serves and protects the residents of the area. Slade’s other son, Spencer (right) shares a quiet moment with his busy dad. Father’s Day is every day for him!

Father's Day never gets the attention that Mother's Day does. But it's the fathers who made mothers mothers; or is it because mothers made fathers fathers? Anyway, it's a good thing to honor each of our parents, and on June 17th it's Dad's Day! But as a father, I'll have to admit that it's mothers who carry the heavy load and are the primary caregivers. But then again, the fathers pay the bills.

Kids can feel pretty secure in the ars of their dad.


Dads are pretty special, too

Father's Day never gets the attention that Mother's Day does. But it's the fathers who made mothers mothers; or is it because mothers made fathers fathers? Anyway, it's a good thing to honor each of our parents, and on June 17th it's Dad's Day! But as a father, I'll have to admit that it's mothers who carry the heavy load and are the primary caregivers. But then again, the fathers pay the bills.

Kids can feel pretty secure in the ars of their dad.


June 7th

Local contestants in High School Practice Rodeos

The Pierre and Ft. Pierre High School Practice Rodeo was held on Saturday, May 26, and Sunday, May 27.

Breakaway Roping

1st performance

1. Hilary Vangerpen - 5.66

2, Cally Thomas - 6.42

3. Kelsey Hostutler - 7.31

4. Samantha Nelson - 7.59

Goat Tying

1st performance

1. Carissa Doolittle - 10.44

Breakaway Roping

2nd performance

1. Amanda Klein - 3.07

2. Hilary Vangerpen - 3.10

3. Shelby Peters - 5.62

4. Samantha Nelson - 5.78

Barrel Racing

2nd performance

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Haakon Community Library's summer reading programs are real mysteries

The Haakon County Public Library will host a Summer Reading Program from July 10 through August 3 that is geared for several different age-ranges of children and for families.

This year's theme is Mystery. There are incentive prizes for reading and participating in the Summer Reading Program. Librarian Alison Kattelmann won't say what the prizes are, because they are a mystery.

The sessions for preschool and elementary children are entitled "Get a Clue at your Library". Preschool Storytime will be on Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.


S.D. Boys' Basketball Official of the Year

David Burnett (right) of Philip has been honored by the National Federation of State High Schools Association. Presenting the award is Mark Naugle, Superintendent at Hill City Schools and former secondary principal at Philip High School, and one of Burnett’s former officiating partners.

David Burnett was awarded the 2007 National Federation Officials Association's Active Officials Award for SD during the Boys' State A Basketball Tournament in the Rapid City Civic Center on March 15 through 17.

The NFOA has sponsored Active Officials Awards for each state in all sports since 1983. The individuals receiving these awards have exemplified the highest standards of ethical conduct and moral character, have made significant contributions to high school officiating in South Dakota and are members of the NFOA.


Philip teen officially charged in fatal crash

Zane Fees, an 18-year-old Philip youth, has been charged with vehicular homicide, according to authorities.

Fees turned himself in Thursday, May 31, on charges related to an accident earlier this month, said Alvin Pahlke, the Jackson County state's attorney.

Fees was driving a pickup that rolled on a Jackson County gravel road on May 16, ejecting passenger Dalles Craig Brucklacher, 18, who died at the scene.


City prepared for centennial and summer

The Philip City Council met Monday night at 7:00 p.m. in the Commissioner's Room at the Haakon County courthouse.

In old business, the council was given a Centennial Celebration update from Joe Gittings, the Centennial Committee Chairman. The Committee had ordered an open container cup that people may purchase for one dollar to use during the celebration when visiting either the 73 Bar or the Steakhouse. Gittings also mentioned that both the Bar and Steakhouse will be issuing colored wristbands each night for those of legal drinking age.


VSO Graber resigns at Tuesday's county commissioners meeting

Veterans Service Officer Kevin Graber notified the Haakon County Board of Commissioners at their Tuesday, June 5, meeting that he is resigning from his position.

Graber, who has received commendations for his work in Haakon and Jackson counties, is leaving his position since his wife has taken a teaching position in Chamberlain. He has been the Haakon County Veterans Service Officer for the past four years.