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January 6th, 2005

Conzemius new American Family agent in Philip

Boyd Conzemius of Pierre is the new American Family Insurance agent for the Philip area.

Conzemius has known Cathy Knight, Ray Hanson and Ramsey Kendall, the three previous agents. He is familiar with the Philip area and has 25 years experience with American Family. The Philip office will be open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and will continue to be operated by Margaret Pfeifer, who is a fully licensed staff member.

Having started business in Rapid City, Conzemius has been based out of Pierre since 1983.


Commissioners reorganize with Schofield as chairman

Lawrence Schofield was chosen by his fellow board members to lead the Haakon County Commissioners during 2005.

The commissioners reorganized

at their January 4 meeting at the Haakon County Courthouse. Rita O’Connell replaced Mike Gebes as the commissioner from District 3. All commissioners and elected officials were given the oath of office.

Chosen as vice-president was Don Eymer. The commissioners also selected members to be on certain boards. Schofield will stay on the weed board; Mel Smith - extension board; Darrel Terkildsen - fair board.


Philip City Council completes year-end business

Year-end business for the Philip City Council was addressed at the scheduled special meeting on Wednesday, December 29, 2004.

The well water users agreement has been drafted and sent to the various users. A meeting to finalize that issue has been set for Friday, January 14.

The Philip Airport PAPI lights are up and running. The specific line item ran higher than expected, but the overall budget for the airport absorbed the cost. The airport five-year engineering proposals have been received and engineering interviews with the airport committee are scheduled at 2:00 p.m.


Letters to the Editor:

Flags for overseas military

We frequently hear about the negative actions of the people in power. I would like to share a kind action of a man I know little about.

I am an employee of the State of South Dakota. This is important only for the details to make sense. Recently, while I was at work, my supervisor phoned me and asked for the names of my son and daughter-in-law who are both in the military and serving overseas. The names had been requested by Governor Rounds.


Mirror, mirror

I hate mirrors because they force me to see myself. I would much prefer to let my mind ‘see’ me as I truly am: handsome. I don’t wear glasses in that life. There, I actually have hair on top of my head. I always sincerely smile and never appear to be in a foul mood. If this stuff is getting too deep, I do rent out shovels and rubber boots.

On the rare occasion when my children wake up because of nightmares, they now come to my wife’s side of our bed. Once, I was their first choice for support and comforting.


Paul W. Konst

Mass of Chrsitian burial for Paul W. Konst, Huron, SD, was celebrated Tuesday, Dec. 21, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Huron with Father Donald Imming as celebrant.

Paul died Wednesday evening, Dec. 15, 2004, at Sioux Valley Hospital at Sioux Falls at the age of 80.

Music for the service was provided by Fran Hendricks, organist, and Rich Janes, soloist. Casket bearers were Kevin and Brian Taber, Jon and Danielle Konst, Teresa Pengilly and Scott Klitzke.

Interment was in St.


Edith M. "Babe" Fennell

Edith M. "Babe" Fennell, age 106, of Philip, died Tuesday, January 04, 2005, at the Philip Nursing Home.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, January 9, with a rosary service at 7:30 p.m., all at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Philip.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:00 a.m. Monday, January 10, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Philip, with Father Ron Garry as celebrant.

Interment will be in the Masonic Cemetery, Philip, South Dakota.

A memorial is established.

FUNERAL SERVICES

10:00 a.m.


Trent Allen Matt

Trent Allen Matt, 21, Rapid City, formerly of Philip, who was presently a student at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, died January 4, 2005, in a weather-related automobile accident near Lusk, Wyoming.

Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Friday January 7 at the Philip High School Auditorium, with a rosary service beginning at 7:00 p.m., also at the Philip High School Auditorium.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, January 8, at the Philip High School Auditorium.

Interment will be 2:00 p.m.


December 22nd, 2004

Scotties handed loss by Buffaloes; win first game of season over Edgemont

No way, Buff … Nathan O'Dea (43) and Austin Bowen (21) refused to let a Stanley Co. player retrieve this rebound at the Dec. 16th game in Philip. Improving skill still wasn't enough to win the game.

Philip vs. Stanley Co.

The Stanley County Buffaloes could have challenged the abilities of any team. Though the Scotties lost 41-55, the competition is going to be less daunting farther into the season. Even during this game, impressive defense on both sides kept the score low.

The Philip Scotties boys’ basketball team is starting to understand how to play “organized ball.” That is the term Coach Guptill uses as opposed to playground ball. Passing, set-ups, box-outs, rebounds and a team effort are all visibly improving.


Lady Scotties defeated by Stanley Co.; triumph over Edgemont

Kaylee Nelson put one in for the Scotties after teamwork got her under the basket. The tight game was a step up "to a whole new level" by both teams, according to Coach Hix, but finally went to the Stanley Co. Lady Buffs.

Philip vs. Stanley Co.

“Both teams took the game up to a whole new level.” exclaimed Head Girls’ Basketball Coach Bobbie Jo Hix. The 35-39 loss to the Stanley County Lady Buffs was, none-the-less, a good game.

The girls definitely got the experience needed for future games. Hix said, “I’m proud of the girls. They were awesome.” The audience also got a taste of fast and exciting play, especially defensive action.

Scoring

1st 2nd 3rd 4th F

Philip 4 10 11 10 35

Stanley Co.