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March 1st, 2007

Scotties take a first and fourth place at State Wrestling Tournament

Smith boys bring home medals ... Jordan Smith, 119 lbs., fourth place, (son of Ray and Donna Smith) and Lincoln Smith, 189 lbs., first place (son of Kieth and Deb Smith) and the other Philip wrestlers represented the Scotties well at the State Wrestling “B” Tournament. See Photo gallery for more pictures.

The Smith boys (no relation), Lincoln (189 pounds, first place) and Jordan (119, fourth place), and the other seven Scottie contenders, represented their school and town well at the recent State tournament in Aberdeen.

Philip had nine athletes who competed at the State "B" Wrestling Tournament on Friday and Saturday, February 23 and 24, at the Barnett Center in Aberdeen. As a team, Philip tied for 11th place with a score of 53. Out of 54 participating teams, Parkston won with a team score of 132.5.

Philip has not had a state champion since 1999.


February 21st

Thomas A. Fitzgerald

Thomas Adley "Tom" Fitzgerald, age 80, of Philip, died Friday, February 16, 2007, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip.

Services were held Tuesday, February 20, at the United Church in Philip, with Pastor Mark Ford officiating.

Music was provided by Barb Bowen, organist, Beth Fitzgerald, vocalist, and congregational hymns. Ushers were Amanda, Abby and Cassi Fitzgerald and Stephanie Knutson.


Donna D. Quick

Donna Darlene (Pearson) Quick, 59, Newcastle, WY, died Saturday February 17, 2007, at Crook County Memorial Hospital, Sundance, WY.

A memorial service was held Wednesday, February 21, at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Newcatle, WY.

Local funeral services will be Thursday, February 22, at 10:00 a.m.


Myrtle Olive Ramey

Myrtle Olive (Alden) Ramey, 85, rural Deadwood, SD, passed away peacefully Saturday, February 17, 2007 at her home near Deadwood.

Myrtle was a Christian woman who devoted her life to the Lord and her family. She was born March 15, 1921, at Armour, SD, to Olive Emma (Weekly) and Orville Austin Aldren.

She attended Wanblee schools for 12 years, graduating in 1938. On August 18, 1939, she married James Graham Ramey of Philip, SD. She and Jim made their first home on Corn Creek and later moved to Bear Creek on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.


Douglas R. Keffeler

Douglas Ralph Keffeler, 45, Alkali, SD, died Friday, February 9, 2007, at his residence in Alkali.

A public prayer service will be held on Thursday, February 15, 2007, at 7:00 p.m. at the Kinkade Funeral Chapel in Sturgis with Pastor Harold Delbridge officiating.

Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Friday, February 16, 2007, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Sturgis with Father Arnold Kari officiating.


Mary V. Kaltenbach

Mary V. Kaltenbach, age 99, of Kadoka, died Friday, February 9, 2007, at the Kadoka Nursing Home.

Services were held Tuesday, February 13, at the Concordia Lutheran Church in Kadoka, with Pastor Edwin Kaltenbach officiating.

Music was provided by Judith Nelson, pianist, and Marcia and Julie Kaltenbach, soloists. Ushers and pallbearers were Mary's grandsons.

Interment was in the Long Valley Community Cemetery.

Mary V. Sorenson was born August 30, 1907, the daughter of Chris T. and Christina Anna (Larson) Sorenson, in Irwin, SD.


Philip Scottie boys can't stop the lead of the Wall Eagles; 43-52

Soprano shot ... Scottie’s Nathan O’Dea probably could not focus on the basketball going through the hoop after this fast break shot during the Philip/Wall game on Friday, February 16. Philip lost 43-52.

The Philip Scotties tied the Wall Eagles 7-7 at the 2:25 mark in he first quarter, then trailed behind the rest of the game. Bouncing from 12 to just four points behind and then back again, the Scotties continually threatened to catch up, but never could quite do so.


Lady Scotties stop the Comets 64-33

My ball ... Philip’s Marissa Mann makes stealing the ball look easy.

The home crowd watched their Lady Scotties handily defeat the Rapid City Christian Comets on Tuesday, February 13. The final score was 64-33.

Scotties 11 22 19 12 = 64

Comets 11 7 6 9 = 33

Philip scorers: Kenzy Pinney - 17, Lindsay Mann - 15, Tylissa Fitch - 10, Kayla O'Connell - 6, Marissa Mann - 5, Toyeala Fortune and Kaylee Nelson - 4 each, Sierra Hook - 2, Carrissa Doolittle - 1.

R.C.


Philip Scotties take Region 4B Wrestling Tournament title

The Region 4B Wrestling Tournament held in Philip on Saturday, February, 17, went well for the Scotties. Philip put seven wrestlers in the finals and qualified nine total for the State B Wrestling Tournament.

Out of 14 team represented, the Philip team took first place at Regions with a team score of 150. The team had three individual first places, four second places, one third place and one fourth place.

Philip's head wrestling coach, Matt Donnelly, has been selected as Region 4B Coach of the Year for 2007.


Reunion, calendar and mock accidents for school board

The regular meeting for the Haakon School District 27-1 Board on Monday, February 19, began with an informative All-School Reunion overview by Mike and Marcia West.

The Wests, coordinators for the upcoming All-school Reunion to take place during the Philip Centennial Celebration, related to the board that the reunion will draw a large number of alumni. Plans are still growing, as is the number of attendee confirmations.