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October 20th, 2005

School board updated by guest speakers

by Del Bartels

The Haakon County School Board 27-1 meeting on Monday, October 17, was held at the Milesville School.

Roger Porch was the first guest speaker, who reported on the progress of the state committee that will eventually make recommendations to the State Department of Education on school funding. The committee meetings are open to the public, though not to open or audience testimony.

Porch summarized the consideration of sparsity – comparing the average daily membership (number of students) with the square mile area covered by the school district.


Derailment-caused fire destroys trestle between Midland and Philip

Calls to the Midland Fire Department started coming in around 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 15.

Marty Hansen, fire chief of the Philip Volunteer Fire Department, had seen two puffs of black smoke east from where he was. His cell phone call had Roger Williams, Cody Gartner and other Philip fire fighters heading out before other calls reached Philip.

In Midland, Bridget Schofield had answered the fire phone and set off the fire whistle.


October 19th

Lois J. Prokop

Lois J. Prokop, age 90, of Kadoka, died Thursday, October 13, 2005, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip.

Funeral services were held Monday, Oct. 17, at the Concordia Lutheran Church in Kadoka with Pastor Ann Schlossnagle officiating.

Music was provided by JoAnne Stilwell, organist, with congregational hymns. Readers were Rose Gil and Sheri Webster and a poem by her nephew, Orville Balzer. Register book attendants were Sheri Webster, Tammy Ann Prokop and Gailya Logan. Ushers were Thad Stout and Claude Allen Berry.


Richard D. "Dick" White

Richard D. "Dick" White, age 70, of Interior, SD, died Sunday evening, October 9, 2005 at Rapid City Regional Hospital.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, at the Interior School Gym, with Pastor Mark Ford officiating.

Visitation will be held 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. with a prayer service at 6:30 on Wednesday, Oct. 12, all at the Rush Funeral Chapel in Wall.

Music for the service will be provided by Valerie Guptill, pianist, and Alice Richter, Alma Crosbie and Lorraine Fauske, vocalists.


William V. “Bill” Haynes

William (Bill) Veryl Haynes, 86, of Meadow, South Dakota, died on October 3, 2005, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip.

Visitation will be held 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 5, at the American Legion Hall in Philip, and one hour preceding the services at the Legion Hall on Thursday.

Funeral services were held Thursday, October 6, at the American Legion Hall in Philip, with Pastor Harold Delbridge officiating.

Music was provided by the Seim Family. Ushers were Gerry Rislov, Kyle Harris, Don Ravellette and Rusty Foster.


September 29th

Lady Scotties defeat Longhorns

The Lady Scotties won hard-fought games to finally win the match against the Longhorns at Faith on Tuesday, September 20.

Though only four games had to be played to determine the best three out of five, two of the games went into extra time. A win of 25 must still be two points ahead of the opponent’s score or the game continues until a two-point lead is achieved. The final scores were 25-21, 31-29, 25-27, 25-19.

Serving: 96-105 (9 aces). Leaders: Sierra Slovek - 24 of 24 (1 ace), Jodi Williams - 19 of 19 (3 aces), Jamie Nickelson - 13 of 14 (0 aces).

Receiving: 61-83.


Scotties run well while hosting simultaneous cross country meets

Philip High School hosted two events simultaneously on Thursday, September 22. The West River Classic and the Three Rivers Conference Championship cross country meets drew 16 schools and 117 runners to the Lake Waggoner Golf Course.

With the home course advantage, Scottie runners improved season and personal bests. The boys’ varsity team placed fourth in the Classic and third in the Conference.


Scottie cross country runners continue to improve times

Three meets in five days brought out good performances from the Philip Scotties’ cross country runners at the White River meet on Monday, September 12. All four athletes who ran on this course last year bettered their previous times.

Holly Iwan, the Philip contestant in the elementary division, gave her best performance of this season with a time of 6:45 and a third place out of 33 girls.

Emily Schofield and Jennifer Stangle ran well in the girls junior varsity race. Schofield clocked a 19:48 time on this flat course; easily her best time so far for the 2005 season.


Lady Scotties lose to Lady Ranchers

The lady Scotties volleyball team faced the Harding County Ranchers at Buffalo on Friday, September 23. They played four games to determine the match which went to the Ranchers – 20-25, 25-14, 21-25, 15-25.

Serving: 77 of 82 (13 aces). Leaders: Jodi Williams - 15 of 15 (6 aces), Jamie Nickelson - 19 of 20 (5 aces), Sarah Foland - 11 of 12 (1 ace).

Receiving: 66 of 82. Leaders: Sarah Albrecht - 25 of 29, Williams - 24 of 31, Sierra Slovek - 6 of 8.

Setting: 115 of 123 (18 assists).


Lady Scotties play into Belle Fourche semi-finals

The Philip Lady Scotties traveled to the Belle Fourche Tournament on Saturday, September 24, to come within two points of defeating Lead in the semi-finals.

Philip vs. Broadus, MT

25-15, 25-20

Serving: 46 of 48 (4 aces). Leaders: Sarah Foland - 10 of 10 (1 ace), Tylissa Fitch - 7 of 7 (1 ace), Jodi Williams - 8 of 9 (2 aces).

Receiving: 22 of 30. Leaders: Sarah Albrecht - 8 of 10, Williams - 6 of 9, Sierra Slovek - 4 of 4.

Setting: 46 of 47 (18 assists).