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November 11th, 2004

Lady Scotties take volleyball team all the way to state!!

The Lady Scotties won the regional volleyball tournament Tuesday night at Faith. These happy young ladies will be playing in the state competition in Watertown next week.

The Philip Scotties won the volleyball regionals at Faith on Tuesday, November 9. Philip defeated Harding County in only three games with the finals scores of 25-22, 25-12 and 25-18.


Scotties' Dome dreams squashed by Avon

Yeah, I'll catch you … #12 Nathan O'Dea of Philip gets set to tackle this Avon runner. (Photo by Kelly Penticoff)

The Philip Scotties earned their way to the third round of the football playoffs held in Avon Saturday, November 6.

For this year, anyway, that was as far as they were to go. The Philip Scotties were stopped by Avon 42-8.

The first three quarters of not scoring did not take all the fight out of Philip. In the fourth quarter, Dana Kerns ran in the last five yards to score the Scotties’ only touchdown. Kerns passed to Billy Seager for the two point conversion.

Philip had a total of 77 rushing yards. Ty Fees had 12 carries for 52 of those yards.


James M. Nachtigall

James M. Nachtigall was born to John and Lura (Roberts) Nachtigall on December 20, 1952, in Rapid City. He died November 6, 2004, doing one of the things he loved – flying his 1942 Taylorcraft over the land that he loved, his life-long home, his ranch.

Jim grew up in the Lakeside Community near Wasta, SD. He attended elementary school at Lakeside country school and high school at New Underwood. He was a member of the Prospectors 4-H Club throughout his growing up years. He began his cattle showing career at that time at county fairs and the Western Junior Livestock Show.


Richard L. Ravellette

Richard L. Ravellette, 67, Rapid City, died at the Rapid City Regional Hospital, on Friday, Nov. 5, 2004.

Visitation will be from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 11, at the Osheim-Catron Funeral Home, with a Christian Wake Service at 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 12, at Blessed Sacrament Church, with Rev. Kevin Achbach and Rev. Thomas Moore as con-celebrants.


Bertha O'Tillie Buxcel

Bertha O'Tillie "Tillie" Buxcel, age 95, of Okaton, died Tuesday morning, November 9, 2004, at St. Mary's Healthcare Center in Pierre.

Visitation will be held 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. CST on Thursday, November 11, with a prayer service at 6:00 p.m., all at St. Peter's Lutheran Church south of Midland.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. CST Friday, November 12, at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, with Pastor Glenn Denke officiating.

Music for the service will be provided by Karel Reiman, organist, congregational hymns, and Bob Bork, trumpter.


Chamber of Commerce will host Prairie Expo in January

Philip will be hosting the annual Prairie Expo again on January 22. This was announced at the Philip Chamber of Commerce meeting on November 8.

The Expo has always been a big undertaking, especially with the traditionally large turn-out of venders and the “pen of three” livestock showing. The number of booths will probably again reach the maximum that space will allow. The attendance, especially with the entertainment, dinner, and daycare, is expected to be even larger than last year.


CEO Kraemer resigns from Midland School

CEO Don Kraemer has given notice that he will not be seeking to renew his contract for next year with the Midland School Board.

Kraemer offered no further details concerning this announcement that ended the November 8 Midland School Board meeting.

Earlier in the meeting, staff development was discussed. Eight teachers, Kraemer, and Business Manager Debbie Trapp attended a workshop on utilizing results from standardized test scores.


Kodet was band leader and WWII prisoner of war

Spectacular doings, entertaining years, and spending most of the rest of the time working, have filled the lives of Eddie and Marjorie Kodet.

Eddie has gone from directing a dance band, to parachuting out of a WWII bomber, to farming and ranching near Belvidere. Marjorie has been with him all the way (except the bomber incident).

Starting in 1935, Eddie Kodet and the Kadets played their big band sound throughout South Dakota, northern Nebraska, and eastern Wyoming. Eddie would organize the jobs and lead with his alto sax.


Old fashioned cattle drive in Western South Dakota

1890s meets 2004 … Cattle drives are not at all uncommon on modern ranches, but using a chuckwagon rather than a semi-truck is. This wagon, loaded for a three-day drive, leads 220 cattle and nine neighborly cow hands.

Even in 2004, a roundup and cattle drive is sometimes best done exclusively on horseback and even with a chuckwagon.

In the old fashioned way, cattle owned by Mike Trapp and Barry Jones were gathered and drove to their respective ranches near Midland for winter pasture. The 220 head of cows began the drive from the Hudson Flat area near Cedar Breaks, near the Deep Creek School about 45 miles north of Midland.

The venture began the evening of Wednesday, November 3.


Kevin Locke will perform at Philip School Monday

The Philip school would like to invite the public to a performance by Kevin Locke, Lakota dancer and flute player, in the Fine Arts Building on Monday, Nov. 15. There will be two performances: 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. for elementary students, and 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for middle and high school students.

Among American Indian artists of North America, none is more famous than Kevin Locke, a Lakota dancer and indigenous flute player. Reared on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in South Dakota, Kevin lived with an elderly uncle who spoke only Lakota.