August 12th, 2004

PHS Baseball Team … 1911

This picture of the 1911 Philip High School Baseball Team is among the many pictures at the Friends of West River Museum located in Philip. Team members were: Forrest Diehl, George Hausman, Alfred Storms, Dave Chapman, Lavern Church, Magnus Hyde, Leon Ince, Earl Dorothy, Joseph Urban, and Frank Urban (in no particular order). The photo was taken March 13, 1911, and made into a postcard. Hildred Diehl donated it to the museum.

Daniel B. Stout

Daniel B. Stout died Saturday night, July 31, 2004 at St. Mary's Healthcare Center in Pierre.

Memorial services were held Thursday, Aug. 5, at the Presbyterian Church in Onida with Pastor Gary Walters officiating. Arrangements were with the Rush Funeral Chapel in Philip.

Daniel Benjamin Stout, better known as Dan to his family and friends, was born January 15, 1938 at Kadoka, SD, the son of Roy and Mary (Humphreys) Stout.

Dan grew up on a farm-ranch 11 miles west of Kadoka, graduating from Kadoka High School in 1956.

Dan was united in marriage to Janet R.

Mildred D. Kelly

Mildred Kelly, age 93, of Rapid City, and formerly of Quinn, died Sunday, August 8, 2004, at the Rapid City Regional Hospital.

Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Wednesday, August 11, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Wall with Father Leo Hausmann as celebrant.

Interment was in the Mt. Hope Cemetery, Quinn, SD. Rush Funeral Chapel of Wall was in charge of the arrangements.

Mildred D. Miner was born at her parents’ home at Hermosa, SD, the daughter of William Vance and Margaret (Edwards) Miner.

Paul M. Cihak

Paul Marvin Cihak, 39, Sturgis, died Thursday, August 4, 2004, near Rochford.

Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Monday, August 9, 2004, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church with Father Arnold Kari as celebrant. Father Tim Hoag was con-celebrant.

Burial followed at the St. Aloysius Cemetery in Sturgis.

A man who started his life with the name Paul Marvin Cihak was born on February 25, 1965, in Winner, SD, to Marvin and Betty Cihak. He grew up in Mission, SD, shooting and stuffing dead animals and playing pranks on people he knew.

Festival Days is successful

Philip Chamber of Commerce President Glenn Parsons welcomed members and guests to the monthly general meeting held Monday, August 9, at The Steakhouse.

Positive comments were received by Parsons and other chamber members on the success and enjoyment of Festival Days, held last weekend in Philip.

August 4th

SDRA standings as of July 26th

Local cowboys and cowgirls have been busy with rodeo competitions recently. Below are the standings of area participants:

Ladies’ All-Around Standings

as of July 26, 2004

2. Lainee Shearer, Wall, $2,094.66

8. Whitney O'Rourke, Interior, $963.84

Men's All-Around Standings

as of July 26, 2004

2. Morris Jones, Midland, $4,102.43

4. Jeff Jones, Midland, $3,292.36

7. Arlen Hulm, Faith, $2,482.93

SDRA Rookie Standings

Unofficial as of July 26, 2004

1. Jesse Wilson, Wasta, $2,465.58


Four Corners 2-1 in regional tournament

So far, in region action, 4-C has played Plankinton, winning 15-12. Winning pitcher was Brad Hand and losing pitcher was Oric Earl. For 4-C, Jason Overweg went 3 for 6; Brad Hand, 3 for 5; Michael Penticoff, 2 for 5 with a home run. Highlight of the night as the fact that everyone playing had a hit!

In game two, 4-C faced the Kennebec-Chamberlain Cannons, losing 15-16 in 10 innings. Losing pitcher was Jeremy Hand; winning pitcher was Paul Stier.

Slovek, Flesner place first in all-star wrestling

Brock Slovek (left) and Kurt Flesner (far right) with Coach Matt Donnelly at the 2004 South Dakota All-Star Games held in Aberdeen last week.

Congratulations go to Philip wrestlers Brock Slovek and Kurt Flesner, who competed in the South Dakota All-Star Games in Aberdeen and came away with top honors last Tuesday.

The North defeated the South 7-2. Among the winners was Kurt Flesner, who defeated Andy Willuweit of Gregory, 3-1. Brock Slovek won his match 2-1 over Spencer Novotny of Winner.

Lisle D. Whisler

Lisle Dewey Whisler, 93, of Clear Lake, Iowa, died Tuesday, July 27, 2004, at the IOOF Home, Mason City, IA.

Funeral services were held July 31st at the Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel in Clear Lake.

Memorials may be made to the Lisle Whisler Memorial Fund.

Lisle was born June 3, 1911, at Midland, SD, the son of Eugene and Irene (Powell) Whisler. He graduated from Midland High School and then attended and graduated from Open Bible Institute in Des Moines, IA.

Lisle married Elaine Rowcliffe at South Dakota.

John E. Bell

John Edward Bell passed away in March of 2004. He was born on July 7, 1915, in Haakon County, SD. His parents were James and Velva Bell, who were homesteading pioneers. He had two older sisters, Hazel and Lucile, and one younger sister, Boneta.

The kids were raised on a farm and, as a boy, John helped with all of the chores, tending livestock and looking after the land.