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April 26th, 2007

Blood drive in Philip May 8 at Fine Arts Building

Local residents have the opportunity to further celebrate life by joining in the community blood drive from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 8, at the Fine Arts Building at the Philip High School. This blood drive is being sponsored by the Community Betterment Committee (the Birthday Gals).

Not only will people earn a good feeling after donating blood at the drive, but they will also be able to check their total cholesterol level. United Blood Services now offers free cholesterol testing to blood donors.


District 27 Representative Mark DeVries visits Philip schools

Mark DeVries visited the Philip schools on Thursday, April 19. He was implementing a legislature-back-to-school program in which he hoped to visit with students in most, if not all, of the schools in his district.

In the Philip High School, he first quizzed students on how much they already knew about state lawmaking. He said he was pleased with their responses.


Philip All-School Play "Daddy's Girl"

The secret recipe is the key ... Laughter and a heartwarming ending are on the menu at the Philip All-School Play “Daddy’s Girl”.

The Philip All-School Play will be performed Thursday, May 3, and Sunday, May 6, in the Philip Fine Arts Building.

Directed by Laura O'Connor, the large cast covers an amazingly wide range of hilarious characters. The crotchity restaurant owner has loyal customers who eat there for almost any reason other than his company. Only two people can still put up with him.


Milesville Post Office celebrates 100 years

by Gayla Piroutek

"The first Star Route between Cherry Creek and Milesville was opened in 1919. Evan Griffith was the first mail carrier and though he had an automobile, he had to switch to horses at least half of the time as the only roads were trails. Griffith managed to get the mail through practically every conceivable way from 1919 to 1925, when Frank Dutton took over the route. Dutton handled the mail toting chores from 1925 until 1933, when Kenneth David took over.


April 19th

Scotties fair well at Kadoka's Harry Weller Invitational track and field meet

Marissa Mann

The Harry Weller Invitational in Kadoka on Tuesday, April 10, was such a cold, wet track and field meet that the last few events of the day were called off because of rain.

"We came home with a few medals," said Head Coach Jerry Rhodes. Those "few" medals included seven third places, five second places and two first places. The boys took first in the 4x100 relay and the girls took first in the 800 meter run.

"Even though it was cool, it was better than what we've been running in," said Rhodes. "We got a chance to run.


Kirley Junior Shooters have fun, safe and successful fun BB gun season

A winning team ... The 2007 Kirley Jr. Shooters, back row, from left: Wyatt Johnson, Shantel Norman, Nick Neuhauser, Austin Briggs, Conner Hutchinson and Haley Hand. Middle row: Avery Johnson, Cayne McCaskell, Hailey Norman, Madison Hand, Cattibrie Riggle and Dustin Hand. Front row: Logan Hand, Garrett Fischer, Carson McCaskell, Shay Hand and Gavin Snook.

The Kirley Jr. Shooters have had a great BB gun competition season so far.

The team is coached by many volunteers and parents, though this season's main coaches are Darren and Kathy Fischer for shooting and Connie Johnson for testing.

At the Spink County Shooting Sport Invitational on March 10, the Kirley Shooters' 10 and 11 year-old contenders were led by Avery Johnson who earned first place in the sitting position and third place in the aggregate.


Scottie boys take season's first golf tournament

Allen Hauk

The Philip high school golfers competed in their first tournament of the season on Tuesday, April 10. First place at the Meadowbrook Invitational in Rapid City went to the Scottie boys.

Cool temperatures of mid-to-high 40s and a steady wind created extra challenges for the boys' and girls' teams.

Philip's Allen Hauk scored a 90 to take the second place individual medalist honors, behind Wall's Kyle Barber who shot an 87 to claim the top spot. Sam Mendoza of Takini took third place with a 91. Bison's Jeffrey Johnson claimed fourth place with 91 strokes.


Scottie boys take season's first golf tournament

Tara Ravellette

The Philip high school golfers competed in their first tournament of the season on Tuesday, April 10. First place at the Meadowbrook Invitational in Rapid City went to the Scottie boys.

Cool temperatures of mid-to-high 40s and a steady wind created extra challenges for the boys' and girls' teams.

Philip's Allen Hauk scored a 90 to take the second place individual medalist honors, behind Wall's Kyle Barber who shot an 87 to claim the top spot. Sam Mendoza of Takini took third place with a 91. Bison's Jeffrey Johnson claimed fourth place with 91 strokes.


Gone?

The young mother stands crying beside the abandoned well. Until this morning, it had been forgotten to all living souls. Rotten and half buried boards were now caved in and no longer covered the deadly chasm. The woman desperately clutches a precious photo to her chest.

Only hours earlier, her eight-year-old daughter stood in their house's entry way wailing for her mother. The girl knew that she was in big trouble for getting drenched in mud.


Schools, fire and police get Homeland Security grants

Schools were the main recipients in the latest round of Region 1 Homeland Security grants.