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September 15th, 2005

Philip Scotties zero the Lyman Raiders, 48-0

In a strictly running offense and an aggressive defense, the Scotties rushed for 48 points and held the Lyman County Raiders to a zero score. The away game on Friday, September 9, ended 48-0 and gave the Scotties their second win in as many games.

This is the first year as head coach for Keven Morehart. Last year he was on staff as a Lyman County Raider. The Philip team is extremely deep in quick and agile offensive runners, thus a passing game is not the main game plan.

The first touchdown was run in by Bo Slovek, and Casey Cuny ran in the two point conversion.


Eileen J. Brooks

Eileen June Brooks was born in Cottonwood, SD, in 1929. She was the daughter of Roger J. and Rena Peterson.

She married Melvin D. Brooks of Philip, SD, December 27, 1944. Together they had three children, Coleen Calero, of Dana Point, CA, Roxanne Blum, Henderson, NV, and Brian Brooks, of Laguna Niguel, CA., and one granddaughter.

Melvin preceded her in death in 1970.

She was a resident of Palm Springs, CA, for over 30 years.


Darrel Malone, Jr.

Darrel Malone, Jr., also known as “Paddy” to his family and friends, passed away recently in a Denver, CO, area nursing home, where he had been a resident for several years.

Memorial services will be held Friday, Sept. 15, at Ft. Logan, CO, with burial in the Ft. Logan cemetery.

Paddy’s father, Darrel Malone, Sr., passed away a few years ago and his mother, “Red” Malone, is residing in a nursing home in Yuma, AZ.

The Malones and Lytles are former Philip residents and owned and operated the Midway Cafe for many yeras.

Paddy graduated from Philip High School.


Joseph J. McNeese

Joseph James McNeese, 54, Belle Fourche, died Saturday, September 3, 2005, at his home in Belle fourche following a battle with cancer. his wife and children were at his side.

Joe was born May 15, 1951, in Fargo, ND, to Thomas James McNeese and Angela (Cossette) McNeese. Joe grew up mostly in Fargo, graduating from Fargo Shanlee, and he attended NDSU. Working in the construction industry, he married Lori Hess in Lemmon, SD. His work with Tri-State Construction brought them to Belle Fourche. Two sons, Brandon and Quillen were born to this union.


Duane Miechel "Dewey" Orr

Memorial services for Casper, Wyoming, resident Duane Miechel “Dewey” Orr, 79, will be conducted at a future date by Pastor Steve Chadderdon of Highland Park Community Church. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Bustard’s Funeral Home and Crematory.

“Dewey” died on his birthday, August 31, 2005, at Shepard of the Valley Care Center from complications of Alzheimers.

He was born August 31, 1926, in Dixon, South Dakota, to Fred M. and Alice (White) Orr and was raised and attended school in Rapid City, South Dakota.


C.E. "Bud" Woodard

C.E. "Bud" Woodard, age 84, of Walla Walla, WA, formerly of Kadoka, SD, died March 23, 2003 at Walla Walla General Hospital in Walla Walla, Washington.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 17, at the Kadoka Cemetery with Father Brian Sorenson officiating.

Mr. Woodard was born August 6, 1918, in Kadoka, SD, the son of Hiram J. and Iona (Kelling) Woodard. He attended school in Long Valley and Wanblee. He later attended Seattle University and Anchorage Community College.

On April 22, 1940, he married Catherine V. Arnold in North Bend, OR.


Janet I. Waara

Janet I. Waara, age 59, of Philip, died Sunday, September 11, 2005, at the Rapid City Regional Hospital.

Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Wednesday, September 14, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, with Father Ron Garry and Father Arnold Kari as con-celebrants.

Music was provided by Marianne Frein, organist, Barb Bowen and Maureen Palecek, vocalists. Lector was Rita O’Connell. Altar servers were Troy and Tate Guptill. Ushers were Sonny LaBeau, Denny Kennedy and Fritz Kroetch.


Frances B. Fitch

Frances Burjes Fitch, age 88, of Philip, died Wednesday evening, September 7, 2005, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip.

Funeral services were held Saturday, September 10, at the Evangelical Free Church in Philip, with Pastor Gary Wahl officiating, with a eulogy by Pastor Al Brucklacher.

Music was provided by Marianne Frein, pianist, and the Fitch granddaughters, vocalists. Ushers were Michael Peterson and Nick Weiers. Pallbearers were Trevor, Truett, Theo, Cory and Christopher Fitch and Len Cotten.

Interment was in the Masonic Cemetery, Philip.


Relay For Life raises $53K+ for fight against cancer

A lighted path of luminarias, the HOPE sign and the beauty of the Northern Lights glowed over this year’s Relay For Life rally held in Kadoka on September 10-11.

Cancer never sleeps and neither did many dedicated people helping raise money for the American Cancer Society. People of all ages came from all directions with an estimated 2,000 in attendance.

When the relay bank closed in the early morning hours on Sunday, Eileen Stolley announced a grand total collection figure of $53,117. Kadoka’s goal was $50,000.


Commissioners cut more than $200,000 from 2006 budget

Lack of more than $200,000 in revenue made the Haakon County Commissioners take a hard line on their budget during the September 6 meeting.

Haakon County has projected expenses of $1,638,815. Revenue was at $1,454,102. Several times during the meeting Commissioner Mel Smith asked Auditor Shirley Dennis if she was sure she had the correct figures in the budget. Dennis repeatedly re-plied that yes, the figures were correct.

Taking the hardest hit was the county highway department.