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July 27th, 2006

Alma F. Kellogg

Alma Frances Kellogg, 95, Sturgis, SD, died Thursday, July 20, 2006 at the Sturgis Regional Senior Care Center.

Services were held Monday, July 24, 2006, at the First Methodist Church in Sturgis with Pastor Keith Nelson officiating. Burial followed at the Bear Butte Cemetery in Sturgis.

Memorial have been established to the United Methodist Church Building Fund.

Alma Frances Long was born June 18, 1911, at Kadoka, SD, to Alvin C. And Suzanna (Fitzgerald) Long.

She was the youngest of seven children.


July 21st

Bo Slovek travels from Philip to "down under" to play football

Football in a different hemisphere ... Bo Slovek and other Mid-west athletes visited Australia, then stopped in Hawaii on the return trip. He experienced some things that were “weird” and some things that were “cool.”

You play football? What kind of foot? Gridiron. What?

For the people of Australia, the American version of football "is not very big yet, but they're trying to get it going, still trying to get it established," said Bo Slovek. He recently spent 10 days on a Down Under Sports Team trip operated by International Sports Specialists, Inc.

Referring to a promotional letter from Down Under Sports, Slovek said, "I thought it would be fun and I wanted to play football.


Pinney and Team South Dakota earn the gold

Kenzy Pinney and her South Dakota NAIG Midget Basketball team brought the gold medal back with them from Denver, CO.

Pinney, a Philip freshman and daughter of Kevin and Kim Pinney, has returned with the South Dakota Midget team from competition in the North American Indigenous Games, July 2-9.

They won all seven of their games; handily taking six by at least 20 points each, and defeating the North Dakota team in double overtime in sudden death play. Though not a starter on the 12-member team, Pinney was the first off of the bench, and played in all seven games.


Robert L. "Bob" Olson

Robert L. "Bob" Olson, age 74, of Rapid City, died Tuesday, July 18, 2006, at the Rapid City Regional Hospital.

Services were held Friday, July 21, at the Peace Lutheran Church in Rapid City, with Pastor Dave Fechner officiating.

Music was provided by Joyce Kurtz, organist. Ushers were Curt Eisenbraun and John Brick. Pallbearers were Travis Ingram, Tim Jirak, Tim Fraas, Mike Sartorius, Mick Nagel and Rev. Lowell Boettcher.

Interment with military honors by the Sturgis Honor Guard were held Friday at the Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis.

Robert L.


Doris M. Jeffries

Doris Mae Jeffries, age 79, of Quinn, SD, died Monday evening at the Rapid City Regional Hospital.

Services were held Friday, July 21, at the United Church of Christ in Dupree, with Pastor Fay Garreau and Pastor Harold Delbridge officiating.

Ushers were Jim Jeffries, Ron Jeffries and Bob Jeffries.


Leland Krebs

Leland Krebs was born on June 3, 1935 in Quinn, SD, and died in Westminster, CO, on June 30, 2006.

Leland is survived by his five children: Cindy Mathews, Paul Krebs, Brian Krebs, Wade Krebs and Tianna Orejel, as well as 15 grandchildren: Brandon, Hannah, Devon Cardera and Tyler Mathews (Cindy's children); Milan, Kylie, Tylor Krebs and Ashley McComie (Paul's children); Krystin Patterson-Krebs (Brian's child); Avery, Cora, Isaac Krebs and Jenny, David, Brennan Johnson (Wade's children).

Leland is also survived by seven siblings, four brothers: Mervyn Krebs, Donald Krebs, Douglas


Janet A. DeGooyer

Janet A.


Goals?

We all have goals that we strive for. My son, as usual, has taught me yet another lesson in life - this time about goals.

Many times on my way to work past my neighbors' houses, I have startled a gray rabbit that roams the neighborhood. He most likely lives under the neighbor's bushes. Once or twice it has startled me. I would jump out of my thoughts of what I had to do that day. The rabbit would be gone in a jerky flash and I would go on with planning my day.


Kelly Blair Fire Sunday night

A report came in around 6:00 p.m. Sunday, July 16, and the Philip fire whistle blew. While going to one fire near the Ottumwa Road east of Philip near Glen Hostutler's place, the Philip Volunteer Fire Department received a call of another fire near Milesville.

Two Philip trucks were diverted to join with the Milesville volunteers. Later, trucks from the Ottumwa Fire joined in the effort - an effort that demanded firefighters and equipment from 12 departments until after 3:30 a.m.

The Kelly Blair Fire "still has a lot of hot spots.


Personnel, budget, and campground highlight Haakon County Commissioners meeting

Last Tuesday's July 11th Haakon County Commissioner's meeting was highlighted by unexpected claims, a resignation and a proposed new campground.

During the reading of the claims that were payable were two submitted by Auditor Shirley Dennis. Dennis was seeking restitution of $100 for damage to her car. On June 6, election day, Dennis was posting notices on local businesses reminding residents that the polling place at the fire hall had been moved to the courthouse. A deer hit the car, damaging the car's windshield and body.