November 22nd, 2006

FCCLA Cluster Meeting in Phoenix, AZ

Cluster meeting ... From left, Kayla O’Connell, Carrie Buchholz and Skye Brucklacher visited Phoenix with advisor Brigitte Brucklacher.

Three FCCLA students advisor Brigitte Brucklacher flew out of Rapid City for Phoenix on November 11 for a two-day convention. This was not a mandatory meeting, but an activity that members volunteered to attend. Each payed half of their expenses while the chapter payed the other half.

While there, the four stayed at the Hyatt Regency and attended FCCLA (Family, Career, Community Leaders of America) workshops in the Phoenix Convention Center.

The feature speaker was Matt Glowacki, who spoke about overcoming obstacles and making the best of life. Glowacki was born without legs.

School Board reviews State Aid Task Force report and receives gifted funds

For the school and students ... The Cottonwood Roping Club presented money and land to the Haakon School District to be used for scholarships. From left, Vern Omdahl, Cliff Fees and Dan Oldenberg present a check to School Board President Matt Reedy as Superintendent Keven Morehart looks on.

Roger Porch of Philip, a member of that Department of Education task force, was disappointed. "I originally thought that our task was to brainstorm and make recommendations to the Board of Education. But, we gave no specific recommendations."

Porch, a former legislator, predicts that any action taken from the task force's 60-page report will be "same old, same old.

"In my view, some type of sparsity factor is looked upon favorably by most people," said Porch. The Haakon School District does not receive a sparsity factor because of a current fund balance.

November 16th

Mildred Radway retires after 14 years of serving Senior Meals

In 1991, the Senior Nutrition Program started in Philip. In April of 1992, Mildred Radway joined on as the server of meals to seniors. Now, after 14 and a half years, she is retiring from the position.

"I was a farmer's wife. When we moved to town, my husband helped everybody he could find; he just had to stay busy," recalled Radway. "I wanted to be busy, too. He was agreeable to me taking this job.

Philip Lady Scotties fall to Wall Lady Eagles at Region 7B Volleyball to end the season 20-14

The Lady Scotties met the Wall Eagles on neutral ground in White River to determine the Region Championship. The tight match on Tuesday, November 7, ended 25-21, 21-25, 17-25, 25-20, 11-15.

The action was so intense that one volley was counted as more than 60 total hits of the ball.

Serving: Philip - 78-82 (7 aces). Leaders: Sarah Foland - 18 of 18 (1 ace); Marissa Mann - 16 of 17 (1 ace); Tylissa Fitch - 12 of 12 (3 aces). Wall - 96 of 106.

Receiving: Philip - 55 of 75. Leaders: Kayla O'Connell - 22 of 25; Foland - 6 of 7; M. Mann - 5 of 6.

Haakon County election results breakdown

According to the 2000 Census, there are 2,196 people in the county. This is broken down to Philip having 886 residents, Midland with 179, and 1,131 people considered as rural. As of election day, there are 1,498 active voters registered at the Haakon County Courthouse. There were a total of 1,116 citizens who voted during the last election.

Not all of the six precincts voted the same way on all the election issues and candidates. Precinct #1 polls at the Deep Creek Church.

Jerry L. Jakeway

Jerry Lee Jakeway, age 58, of Kadoka, died Sunday morning, November 12, 2006, at his residence southeast of Kadoka.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 15, at the Presbyterian Church in Kadoka, and one hour preceding the services at the church on Thursday.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 16, 2006, at the Presbyterian Church, with Pastor Gary McCubbin officiating.

Music will be provided by Britni Ross, pianist, and Susan Davidson, vocalist. Ushers are Kelly Brown and Clay Hindman.

Glo-N-Go Parade planned

Philip's annual Glo-N-Go Parade of Lights will again kick off the Christmas holiday season on Friday, November 24th.

As it gets dark (about 6 p.m.), Roger Williams will be in charge of lining up those individuals, organizations and businesses that wish to show off their handiwork of lights.

County commissioners award road project bid and meet with county employees

by Nancy Haigh

The Haakon County Board of Commissioners received a nice surprise during their Thursday, November 9th meeting.

The road project slated for next year south of Philip came in at over $200,000 under the engineer's estimate of $600,000. The one mile project will connect to Highway 73 and replace two miles of hard-to-maintain road. The road to be replaced is part of old Highway 73 that was abandoned after the newer section was rebuilt in the mid-1960s.

Tom Jeans - new interim Deputy Sheriff

Jeans has a lifetime of communication and business experience that, according to him, transfer well to law enforcement. "I'd rather talk my way through a situation," said Jeans. "I would rather not ever have to fight, but I have and will if needed." The last part is understood, since some of his hobbies are weight lifting, long distance running and bicycling.

Sheriff Larry Hanes said of Jeans, "He's trained, he's been to the academy, and he has experience."

Law enforcement was not Jeans original choice for a career.

Philip Chamber of Commerce prepares for Horizons Program and Philip Centennial

The Philip Chamber of Commerce addressed a full agenda on Monday, November 13.

Philip has been selected to participate in a Horizons program aimed at building community leadership while addressing area poverty. Britni Ross and Jennifer Henrie updated the chamber.

"We are embarking on a phase called Study Circles which call on six community members to be facilitators of discussions concerning poverty," said Henrie. A steering committee will meet on Thursday, November 16, to begin organizing the logistics of future meetings.