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March 16th, 2005

70 years of married life

Floyd and Ruby Sammons' wedding anniversary will be celebrated with an open house on March 26th in Midland. Hard times and good times, all wrapped around a great family, will be part of the get-together and the reminiscing.

March 24th, 1935 was a blissful day way back when; a day now to be especially honored by Floyd and Ruby Sammons of Midland on their 70th wedding anniversary. Marrying in Custer, living and working in many different places since, but now settled again in Midland, the Sammons have seen and experienced hard times and good times. They have done so together.

The two grew up in the Hermosa area and remember the “dirty 30s.” “You can’t realize how rough it can get, but our families made it through,” said Floyd. They agreed to get married and begin their own family.


David L. Moodie

David L. Moodie, 73, died Saturday, March 12, 2005 at Deaconess Hospital in Billings due to injuries sustained from an accidental fall the previous day.

David was born March 13, 1931 in Hewitt, Minnesota to Alexander and Agnes (Erickson) Moodie. He graduated from Herman High School and served in the Air Force from 1950 to 1954.

On September 10, 1954, he was united in marriage to Beverly Brunkow in Herman, Minnesota. They recently celebrated 50 years of marriage.

Dave’s father, Alex, founded Moodie Implement in 1932 in the Central Minnesota town of Hewitt.


Mike Durkin

Mike Durkin, 50, of Ft. Pierre, died Tuesday, March 8, 2005, at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD.

Services were held Friday, March 11, at St. John’s Catholic Church in Ft. Pierre with burial in Ft. George Cemetery.

Michael Lee Durkin was born on June 20, 1954, to Elmer and Rosella “Sally” (Bode) Durkin, in Pierre, SD.

He lived his whole life on the banks of the Missouri River, in an area often referred to as Fort George. He attended LaRoche Bottom country grade school and then graduated from high school at Marty Mission in 1972.


Bea Sumpter

Bea Sumpter, 89, life long resident of Rapid City, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, on Wednesday, March 9, 2005, at her granddaughter’s home in Piedmont.

Bea enjoyed playing piano when she was young with her musical family.


Helen Berry

Helen Berry, 91 of Pierre died Wednesday, March 9, 2005, at St. Mary’s TCU.

Memorial services were held Saturday, March 12, at the Madison Ave. Church of Christ.

Family committal was at Riverside Cemetery following the services.

Helen Berry, daughter of Bertha and Ernest Bottke was born on January 27, 1914, at her parents’ farm in Milesville, SD. She attended school in Milesville, Redfield and Rapid City.

She married Carl Berry on June 10, 1932.


Edna L. Buls

Edna L. Buls, age 97, of Philip, died Wednesday, March 9, 2005, at the Philip Nursing Home.

Services were held Saturday, March 12, at the First Lutheran Church in Philip, with Pastor Ann Schlossnagle officiating.

Music was provided by JoAnne Stilwell, organist, and Elvera Moos, vocalist. Ushers were Dwight and Paul Slovek, Bob and Bill Thoson, Rod and John Knutson.

Interment was in the Masonic Cemetery. Rush Funeral Home of Philip was in charge of the arrangements.

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Edna M. Buswell

Edna M. Buswell, age 96, of Philip, died Tuesday, March 8, 2005, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip.

Services will be held at a later date in Aberdeen. Rush Funeral Home of Philip is in charge of arrangements.

Edna May Sherwood was born July 5, 1908, at Midland, SD, the daughter of Mervin and Fleta May (Weeks) Sherwood. She moved with her family to Philip in January 1918.


Dr. Mangulis honored for 50 years of service to Philip community

People of importance ... The celebration for Dr. George Mangulis brought acknowledgements of honor from the President of Latvia, the Governor of South Dakota, the S.D. Secretary of Agriculture, Philip Mayor John Hart, the S.D. Medical Assoc., the S.D. Academy of Family Practice Physicians and so many others. All through the day, Mangulis’ biggest fan was sitting next to him – his wife Rasma Lielmane.

On Saturday, March 5, the town of Philip and other well-wishers from in-state and out-of-state honored Dr. George J. Mangulis. His loyalty to his profession and his 50 years of loyalty to the Philip area was noted by many, many people.

The doors of the fine arts building of the Philip High School officially opened at 2:00 p.m. for cake and coffee and punch. But, the building was full of activity long before that. Many guests wore lapel cards that read “I was delivered by Dr.


Dr. Mangulis honored for 50 years of service to Philip community

How many generations of deliveries? ... Hans Hanson, Mike and Cindy Koehler looked over just some of the pictures of babies who Dr. Mangulis has delivered.

On Saturday, March 5, the town of Philip and other well-wishers from in-state and out-of-state honored Dr. George J. Mangulis. His loyalty to his profession and his 50 years of loyalty to the Philip area was noted by many, many people.

The doors of the fine arts building of the Philip High School officially opened at 2:00 p.m. for cake and coffee and punch. But, the building was full of activity long before that. Many guests wore lapel cards that read “I was delivered by Dr.


March 2nd

Lady Scotties end season with loss in district play to Kadoka

Tight quarters … Philip Lady Scotty Sarah Albrecht was closed in by two Lady Kougars during the second game of the district tournament last week. Philip had beaten New Underwood in overtime, but lost to Kadoka in the last few seconds. Photo by Del Bartels

The Philip Lady Scotties faced off against long-time rivals the Kadoka Kougars in the second game of district tournament.

The evening before was a drain on energy and emotion, with an overtime win against the New Underwood Tigers. The Scotties still came out strong in the second game and scored the first four points. They also almost doubled the Kougars’ score at the end of the first quarter.

The second quarter was a catch-up time for Kadoka.