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November 22nd, 2006

Teenagers bag their deer

Second season out ... Sixteen-year-old Brandy Bartels of Philip bagged this modest Muley buck about 10 miles east of town. With its five-by-five horns, Brandy can still tell a good hunting story, yet has reasonable room for improvement as she continues hunting in the years to come.

Teenagers bag their deer

Stacy Weller went hunting with her dad and got her own 5x6 buck last Friday in northern Haakon County. This was the first season for Stacy, a 16-year-old junior at Philip High School.

P.C. Envy …

My generation lived through the revolutionary up-and-coming calculators. The first ones were over $400 and were the size of a shoe box. Now a person can get a pocket-sized calculator at a convenience store for $3.99. An average modern calculator has more capability and speed than the "computer" on the first manned NASA space rocket. The first generation of true computers were bigger than many rooms, had reel-to-reel information storage, and required a team of employees to keep them running. Now an average personal computer can hold vital information on millions of people.


Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor:

I have decided to respond to the article written by Nancy Haigh in The Pioneer Review's Nov. 16, 2006, issue concerning the Haakon Co. Commissioners' meeting of Nov. 9th.

With all due respect to Nancy, I realize that it has to be a very hard job writing for a small town newspaper and covering local board meetings. And, try as you may to be fair to everyone, usually someone feels the story slants more to one side than the other.


Warning of possible scams on Medicare Part D enrollment

The Consumer Protection Division has received complaints about telemarketers claiming to be Medicare representatives in an attempt to gain personal identifying information such as social security and bank account numbers.


FCCLA Cluster Meeting in Phoenix, AZ

“Overcome obstacles and make the best of life,” ... teaches inspirational speaker Matt Glowacki, who was born with no legs. He defeated Kayla O’Connell in a game of volleyball.

Three FCCLA students advisor Brigitte Brucklacher flew out of Rapid City for Phoenix on November 11 for a two-day convention. This was not a mandatory meeting, but an activity that members volunteered to attend. Each payed half of their expenses while the chapter payed the other half.

While there, the four stayed at the Hyatt Regency and attended FCCLA (Family, Career, Community Leaders of America) workshops in the Phoenix Convention Center.

The feature speaker was Matt Glowacki, who spoke about overcoming obstacles and making the best of life. Glowacki was born without legs.


FCCLA Cluster Meeting in Phoenix, AZ

Cluster meeting ... From left, Kayla O’Connell, Carrie Buchholz and Skye Brucklacher visited Phoenix with advisor Brigitte Brucklacher.

Three FCCLA students advisor Brigitte Brucklacher flew out of Rapid City for Phoenix on November 11 for a two-day convention. This was not a mandatory meeting, but an activity that members volunteered to attend. Each payed half of their expenses while the chapter payed the other half.

While there, the four stayed at the Hyatt Regency and attended FCCLA (Family, Career, Community Leaders of America) workshops in the Phoenix Convention Center.

The feature speaker was Matt Glowacki, who spoke about overcoming obstacles and making the best of life. Glowacki was born without legs.


School Board reviews State Aid Task Force report and receives gifted funds

For the school and students ... The Cottonwood Roping Club presented money and land to the Haakon School District to be used for scholarships. From left, Vern Omdahl, Cliff Fees and Dan Oldenberg present a check to School Board President Matt Reedy as Superintendent Keven Morehart looks on.

Roger Porch of Philip, a member of that Department of Education task force, was disappointed. "I originally thought that our task was to brainstorm and make recommendations to the Board of Education. But, we gave no specific recommendations."

Porch, a former legislator, predicts that any action taken from the task force's 60-page report will be "same old, same old.

"In my view, some type of sparsity factor is looked upon favorably by most people," said Porch. The Haakon School District does not receive a sparsity factor because of a current fund balance.


November 16th

Mildred Radway retires after 14 years of serving Senior Meals

In 1991, the Senior Nutrition Program started in Philip. In April of 1992, Mildred Radway joined on as the server of meals to seniors. Now, after 14 and a half years, she is retiring from the position.

"I was a farmer's wife. When we moved to town, my husband helped everybody he could find; he just had to stay busy," recalled Radway. "I wanted to be busy, too. He was agreeable to me taking this job.


Philip Lady Scotties fall to Wall Lady Eagles at Region 7B Volleyball to end the season 20-14

The Lady Scotties met the Wall Eagles on neutral ground in White River to determine the Region Championship. The tight match on Tuesday, November 7, ended 25-21, 21-25, 17-25, 25-20, 11-15.

The action was so intense that one volley was counted as more than 60 total hits of the ball.

Serving: Philip - 78-82 (7 aces). Leaders: Sarah Foland - 18 of 18 (1 ace); Marissa Mann - 16 of 17 (1 ace); Tylissa Fitch - 12 of 12 (3 aces). Wall - 96 of 106.

Receiving: Philip - 55 of 75. Leaders: Kayla O'Connell - 22 of 25; Foland - 6 of 7; M. Mann - 5 of 6.