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December 2nd

Gartner speaks about military and Iraq

E4 Specialist Katrina Gartner of the 92nd Engineer Batallion, Combat Heavy, spoke to Philip High School students on November 22 and 23. She will be returning to Iraq soon.

Katrina Gartner, E4 Specialist of the 92nd Engineer - Combat Heavy, spoke to Philip students on Tuesday and Wednesday, November 23 and 24.

Gartner will be returning to Iraq in late January or early February. Her new base will be in the northern part of Baghdad (the U.S. troops have renamed the sprawling city Camp Liberty). Gartner has been told to mentally prepare to stay for 18 months. Her job will be to drive a 4-door Humvee.


November 22nd

Dale D. Dale

Dale David Dale, age 61, of Spearfish, formerly of Philip, died Thursday, November 11, 2004, at the Belle Fourche Health Care Center.

Memorial services will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday, November 19, at Sacred Heart Church in Philip, with Father Ron Garry as celebrant.

Interment will be 2:00 p.m. CST Saturday, November 20, at the IOOF Cemetery in Gregory, where he will lay at rest with his parents.

Dale David Dale was born on February 17, 1943, at Gregory, SD to Claude K. and Juanita (Strain) Dale, the fourth of their five children.


Cathy Knight

Cathy C. Knight, age 42, of Philip, South Dakota, died Tuesday, November 16, 2004, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip after a long battle with cancer.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, November 19, with a vigil service at 7:00 p.m., all at the Philip High School Armory.

Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, November 20, at the Philip High School Armory, with Father Ron Garry as celebrant.

Interment will be in the Masonic Cemetery, Philip.

Cathy C.


November 11th

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.