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September 29th, 2005

JC-M Rebels blanket Kougars, 34-0

The football game at Kadoka on Friday, September 23, was a display of the Jones County/Midland Rebels defense, as well as of the offense. The Rebels won handily 34-0.

Only 20 seconds into the first quarter, the Rebels recovered a fumble during Kadoka’s first offensive play. The Rebels then advanced down field, until, at the 8:42 mark, Kevin Ball ran the ball in the single yard remaining to score the first touchdown. Henry Ireland made the two point conversion run. Again getting control of the ball soon afterward, the Rebels made their second touchdown when Ireland made a 40 yard run.


Joe Price

Joe Price, 82-year-old rancher, bachelor, and lifelong resident of northwestern Haakon County, died peacefully Friday, September 23, 2005, at the Philip, SD, Nursing Home with his sister, Lois (Price) Shearn, at his side.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 27, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Philip, with Father Ron Garry officiating.

Music was provided by JoAnne Stilwell, organist, and Joe and Kathy Gittings, vocalists. Lector was Rita O’Connell. Altar server was Jennifer Stangle. Ushers were Mickey Daly and Richard Foley.


Cecilia A. McRae

Cecilia A. McRae, age 92, of Kadoka, died Wednesday, September 21, 2005, at St. Joseph Hospital in Denver, Colorado.

Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, September 24, at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church, with Father Brian Sorensen as celebrant.

Music was provided by JoAnne Stilwell, organist, and Tim Polzin, vocalist. Lectors were Jane and Gerry Oligmueller. Speaker was Scott McRae. Ushers were Jim Berry and Chuck VanderMay. Pallbearers were Tom and Scott Kelley, Todd, Brian and Scott McRae, and Ken Ziegler.

Interment was in the Kadoka Cemetery.


Plans for new county library move forward

Plans are being made for a new building to house the Haakon County Public Library.

The Haakon County Public Library Board and Friends of the Library have been busy the last few months implementing the plans for a new library building.

Plans call for the library to be located on the south side of the Haakon County Courthouse.


Bowen returning to Iraq with Marine sniper platoon

Having been a Marine for a little over three years, and having already served in Iraq, Marshall Bowen has been assigned back to Iraq. But, Bowen will not be returning to Iraq as a rifleman, “a basic grunt in the Marine Corps,” but as a Corporal in the 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Division, Scout Sniper Platoon.

Bowen, son of Ky and Barb Bowen of Philip, originally joined the military because, “I wanted to see something different, to see what else is out there.” While in the Marines, he has seen areas of Africa and Europe, especially Spain.


September 15th

Volleyball team earns fourth in own tourney

The Philip Volleyball Tournament on Saturday, September 3, included 10 teams. After a long day of play, 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Philip earned fourth place.

Two pools of competition determined the top four teams. Bennett County taking the championship by defeating Belle Fourche 25-20, 19-25, 21-25. The consolation match determined third place when Lead defeated Philip 18-25, 25-11, 25-18. The two finals matches had Bennett County defeating Philip 28-26, 25-5; and Belle Fourche defeating Lead 25-22, 25-16.

Pool A

JC/Mid. over Kadoka 25-17, 15-25, 25-20.

Bennett Co.


Volleyball team blows past Stanley and Lyman teams

The Philip volleyball team defeated both the Lyman County and the Stanley County teams during the Philip three-way meet on Thursday, September 8.

The Scotties needed to play only four games to win three out of five to triumph over Lyman County – 25-21, 25-22,17-25, 25-23. The Lady Scotties made even quicker work of Stanley County, winning three games in a row – 25-21, 25-20, 25-18.

Philip vs. Lyman Co.

Serving: 88 of 92 (4 aces). Leaders: Slovek - 20 of 20 (1 ace); Holman - 13 of 13 (1 ace); Fitch - 17 of 19 (1 ace).

Receiving: 45 of 53.


Runners set personal bests

On Thursday, September 8, the Philip Scottie cross country team raced on the Hillsview Golf Course in the Pierre Invitational Meet.

The flat, winding course was run by 148 athletes representing 15 schools in four divisions. With the temperature in triple digits, and the humidity high with the nearness of the Missouri River, the race proved challenging for the Scotties.

The junior varsity girls, Emily Schofield and Jennifer Stangle, continued marked improvement. The 4,000 meter race ended with Schofield improving by 2:07 with a time of 22:25 and a place-winning 13th spot.


Cross country earns team spots at "Cactus Central"

On Saturday, September 10, the Scotties raced for the second time in three days, this time on the Kadoka Airport.

The meet’s nickname of “Cactus Central” was present in conversations afterward concerning runners having to pull cactus spines out of their shoes during and after the race. This and the weather did not stop the 140 runners from Kadoka and 10 neighboring schools from competing.

Holly Iwan was Philip’s single elementary runner out of 50 in her division’s race.


Rebels suffer tight loss to Faith, 29-24

The Jones County/Midland Rebels’ second football game of the season was an admirably close one. On Friday, September 9, they lost to the Faith Longhorns 24-29.

Five minutes into the first quarter, a Longhorn drive was completed for a touchdown when Garret Fordyce ran in the four remaining yards. The extra point attempt failed. With only a minute left in the same quarter, Ryan Palmer ran seven yards to score a Longhorn second touchdown.