May 12th, 2006

Ceremony …

The high school band plays “Pomp and Circumstance.” Robed seniors march to rows of chairs as family and friends wave, clap and aim cameras. Everything now is for the show of the ceremony.

One senior is still feeling the effects of the fair-well drinks with friends last night. That senior obviously got home safely, mostly because he had someone else drive him home. Another senior is without a girl friend now. She had insisted on something he has chosen not to do until he gets married. That was a very tough decision.

The seniors listen to the valedictorian and salutatorian.

Donald C. "Buzz" Wega, Jr.

Donald C. Buzz Wega, Jr., age 56, passed peacefully on April 29, 2006 in Ritsel, WA.

Buzz is survived by his mother, Augusta C. Wega; four sisters, Margie Wega, Carolyn Horne and her husband, Stephen, Madonna Gilner and her husband, Michael, and Brenda Wittman and her husband, Paul; three brothers, Louis Wega, Mark Wega and his wife, Karen, and Jody Wega; seven nephews, Jesse, Chris and Ryan Horne, Michael Jr.

Ferne Anna Emry

Ferne Anna Emry, age 85, of Yorba Linda, California, formerly of Kadoka, died Saturday, April 29, 2006, at the Sunrise Assisted Living Center in Yorba Linda.

Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, May 13, at the Kadoka Presbyterian Church with Pastor Gary McCubbin officiating.

Kenneth M. Eide

Kenneth M. Eide, age 93, of Philip, died Sunday, May 7, 2006, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 10, at the Rush Funeral Home in Philip, and one hour preceding the services at the American Legion Hall on Thursday.

Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, May 11, at the hall with Pastors Mark Ford and Al Brucklacher officiating.

Music will be provided by Marilyn Millage, pianist, and Vernon Burns, Glenn Parsons and Elvera Moos, vocalists.

Candidates for office of Haakon County Sheriff

There are two Republican candidates running for the office of Haakon County Sheriff – Raymond Clements, Jr., and incumbent Larry Hanes. The primary election will be June 6.

Raymond Clements, Jr.

Family: Wife – Barb. Two sons – Jared and his two children Blake and J’Nai, and Tristan and his wife, Jackie, and their two children, Kelsi Rae and Charles James. My mother, brothers and sisters still live and work in the Philip area.

Area in which you live: Currently living in Ft.

Candidates for office of Haakon County Auditor

Three candidates are running for the office of Haakon County Auditor – Patricia G. Freeman, Gretchen Phillips, and incumbent Shirley Dennis.

All three candidates are running on the Republican ticket, thus only voters registered as Republicans may vote for them in the primary election, which will be June 6.

The last day that people may register in order to be able to vote in this election is Monday, May 22. As of the morning of May 9th, there were 1,536 registered voters in Haakon County.

May 3rd

Track Results

Scottie boys take second in Newell Golf Invitational:

The Newell Invitational Golf Tournament was played on Friday, April 28.

In the girls’ division, Tara Ravellette scored 107 to take fifth place individually. Abby Fitzgerald scored 118 for tenth place.

In the boys’ team division, Philip earned second place with a combined score of 293. The Wall team took first place.

Tractor and field

“Being on the track team will get me in better shape,” argued my teen-age daughter. I replied, “The boys are already taking second looks at you, I don’t want your shape any better! Besides, why would anyone want to run in circles unless they are doing their taxes? In track you fight the wind all day and come home with a sunburn.”

I really did want my daughter to join track, but I know from being a parent that kids will only do what they think their parents don’t want them to do.

Craig Hanrahan throws hat into political ring

Craig Hanrahan, a rancher northwest of Philip, has announced that he will seek the state Senate seat in the newly formed District 27, which includes Haakon, Jackson, Bennett and Shannon counties.

A Republican and a lifelong resident of Haakon County, Hanrahan said he looks forward to traveling the district and hearing the concerns of his neighbors.

“I believe that good decisions create good opportunities,” he said.

Commissioners enjoy minor issues meeting

Matters of smaller concerns were reviewed by the Haakon County Commissioners during their Tuesday, May 2, meeting.

Up first was Roger Porch. He needed county official’s signatures on a plat for land he recently purchased from Gaye Odom. The commissioners applied their signatures and approved the plat. County Highway Superintendent Kenny Neville requested an approval of a waterline crossing through a gravel road for Gary Snook. The commissioners approved the request unanimously.