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June 22nd, 2006

Norman F. “Jack” Evans

Jack Evans, age 79, of Midland, formerly of Interior, died Wednesday, June 7, 2006, at his residence in Midland.

Graveside services were held Saturday, June 10, at the Nowlin Cemetery west of Midland, with Pastor Ann Schlossnagle officiating.

Pallbearers were Ty, Tel and Talon Saucerman, Slate, Jace and Jadd Evans and Matthew Kirby.

Following the graveside services, a time of fellowship will be held at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Midland.

Norman Franklin "Jack" Evans was born August 15, 1926, to Ben and Ruby (Sickler) Evans at his parents' home thirteen miles


Howard H. Johannesen

Howard H. Johannesen, age 62, of Quinn, died Monday, June 19, 2006, at the Rapid City Regional Hospital.

Howard H. Johannesen was born November 21, 1943, in Kadoka, South Dakota, the son of Harry Edward and Thelma (Chadwick) Johannesen. Howard grew up on the family farm east of Quinn, where he lived his entire life. He received his elementary education at the Hiway School across the road from the ranch, and graduated in the last graduating class from Quinn High School in 1961.


Slovek and Roseth part of SDARL Class

Participants have been announced for Class IV of South Dakota Agriculture and Rural Leadership (SDARL). The 32 participants selected from across South Dakota include Lola Roseth of Midland and Bill Slovek of Philip. “I am elated and honored to be chosen for this program,” said Lola Roseth.

“I know some people who have been in earlier classes,” said Slovek. “They are forward-thinking, optimistic people; the kind I like to be around. They encouraged me to interview for the course.”

The SDARL course consists of 12 seminars over a two-year period.


NIMS classes to be offered in Philip

National Incident Management System (NIMS) classes are scheduled to be held at the Philip Fire Hall on June 27 at 8:00 a.m.


Money/personnel main decisions for School Board

The Haakon School District 27-1 Board of Education meeting on July 19th got right to business.

Previous minutes, the financial reports, purchases, and the final reading of the new wellness policy were quickly approved.

The contract for therapy services with Children’s Care Hospital was approved. Evaluation of students in, or possibly going into, the special education programs must be conducted by qualified and licensed specialists.


Attempted scams and cons detected in Philip

by Del Bartels

After “hardly ever hearing about a local case until about six months ago,” Rick Palecek, vice-president and comptroller of First National Bank in Philip, has seen three scam attempts in one week. “Lately, our own customers are experiencing these rip-offs.”

A bank that is made aware of a fraudulent operation will alert other banks about the illegal scheme.


June 8th

Philip wranglers compete in High School Regional Rodeo

Toyeala Fortune - breakaway roping state qualifier

One of the two High School Regional Rodeos in West River was held in Wall on Friday through Sunday, June 2-4. Individual results of the regional rodeo consist of the Saturday, Sunday and average scores.

Contestants and teams earn points at the regionals by placing in the first through tenth positions. Total points earned during the regional rodeos qualify individual contestants for the State High School Rodeo to be held June 21-25 at Belle Fourche.


Philip Scottie results at 2006 State Track and Field Meet

Jodi Williams (PHS Senior) claimed third place in the 100 meter dash.

After the Lady Scotties won the Region 7B Track and Field Meet, the Philip girls and boys had a total of 13 athletes qualified for the State Track and Field Meet held in Rapid City on Friday and Saturday, May 26-27.

At the State meet, senior John Hart took first place in the pole vault with a height of 13’09”.

Junior Casey Elshere ran a time of 16.79 seconds to take 12th place in the preliminaries in the 110 meter hurdles.


Scottie results from the State Golf Tournament

Jordan Smith

The Philip Scotties had five golfers qualify for the State “B” Golf Tournament held May 22-23.

The boys – Jordan Smith, a sophomore, and Caleb Clements, an eighth grade student – played on the Prairie Green Golf Course in Sioux Falls against 127 other golfers.

Smith scored an 80 on day one. He then scored a 40 on the front nine and a 51 on the back nine for a day-two total of 91. His tournament total was a 171, which tied him for 25th and earned him a medal.

Clements shot a 100 for the day-one total.


Philip City Council moving through business-as-usual

The Philip City Council meeting on Monday, June 5, consisted of the necessary, though routine, business for which the members were elected.

The placement of the school zone signage has been completed.

The water committee is attempting to get three appraisals on the water plant building for future sale. Only two companies have shown interest in creating such an appraisal.

The Haakon County Young Women’s playground equipment project has been completed, except for the paperwork.