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November 4th, 2004

Kunkle Feature: Tribute to women

Babe Fennell, 106, has been interviewed by TV and I doubt that there is any problem for giving her notice in the Review. She is a great South Dakota treasure, an example of the area's healthy environment.

In a country where quickie marriages and easy divorce are common, there remains a sturdy group of women residing on the prairie of Western South Dakota who live life as it should be lived.

Faith, pioneer spirit, strength, natural ability, work ethic, and loyalty all contribute to faithful marriages and long lives. While these qualities are found all over the country, South Dakota, it seems, has been a special example of all that is good about America.


Gabriel named SDSU Distinguished Alumnus

South Dakota State University will honor Larry Gabriel, who will receive a SDSU Distinguished Alumnus Service to South Dakota Award during the 43rd annual Distinguished Alumni Award Dinner and Program November 5. Gabriel is among three women and five men honorees.

Gabriel has served as Secretary of Agriculture for the State of South Dakota since 2000. His public service efforts include county commissioner, legislator, cabinet secretary and community volunteer.

Born and raised in western South Dakota, Gabriel was named Doane's Outstanding Ag Economics student at SDSU in 1969.


No veteran …

I have not been in the military.

My father trained other soldiers, but he did not see front-line action. Dad did have an older brother who was buried with honors before I was born. My grandfather came to America when he was six because his father was getting the family out of Germany before war began. The years keep going way back, yet still seem to be connected to war in one way or another.

Thirty years after the fact, I discovered that another uncle had seen action as a paratrooper. He still will not speak of those times. My mother’s brother was a military chaplain.


States Attorney meets with commissioners to work out plan for court fee recovery

Haakon County State’s Attorney Ralph Kemnitz urged the Haakon County Board of Commissioners to formulate a plan that would insure the pay back of court appointed attorney fees.

Kemnitz met with the commissioners at their monthly meeting November 2 to discuss the problem.

The board had previously discussed the loss of dollars due to the lack of repayment. Auditor Shirley Dennis mailed letters to individuals that owed the county money for court appointed attorney fees. She noted some people had reimbursed the county.


City Council discusses building sidewalks and raising fees

The investigation and grant applying stage has begun for installing a sidewalk on the west side of Highway 73 from Elm Street north.

This and other items were covered during the scheduled November 1 meeting of the Philip City Council.

Harlan Quenzer of Schmucker, Paul, Nohr and Associates engineering firm will return with exact figures. Preliminary estimates put a five-foot-wide sidewalk at $15-20 per running foot. This does not include a retaining wall in two different places.


Defibrillator donated by ambulance crew

Understanding the read-outs … Steve Millage orients himself to the new ambulance quipment as Esther Oldenberg waits her turn and discusses the machinery.

The Haakon County Ambulance Service has two new state-of-the-art defibrillators. A more basic unit was donated from the ambulance department to the Haakon County Sheriff’s Office to equip their second vehicle.

Each of the new defibrillators costs $20,000; one purchased from the Ambulance Service’s expenditures and one received by way of a grant. Jim Sobesta, Emergency Medical Services territory manager, delivered the two units and presented an in-service training to the ambulance personnel.


Eddie & Maxine Baye are newlyweds at 90

Sweethearts while in high school, Eddie and Maxine Baye are now husband and wife. Over 70 years passed before they became Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Baye, Sr. on August 21, 2004. Eddie's son was best man and Maxine's grandson walked her down the aisle.

High school sweethearts at Philip High School finally marry ... over seventy years later.

Edmund Baye and Maxine Keyser were married on August 21, 2004. The wedding was attended by their children ... and grandchildren.

While in high school, Edmund drove a cream route and used to pick up Maxine to ride with him. She was three years behind him in high school. After he graduated in 1931, they parted. Many years later, they met again, this time at the sale barn in Philip.


October 21st

M.E. Ladies' Aid in Philip, Circa 1910

The ladies’ aid in Philip consisted of, front row, left to right, Unknown, Mrs. Wilburn, Mrs. Ella Block, Mrs. J.C. Severin, Mrs. U.G. Benson, Mrs. David Coyner, Mrs. Chas. Gillen, Unknown, Mrs. Long, Mrs. Holbrook, Unknown; Second row: Mrs. Waldorf, Mrs. Keyster, Mrs. C.A. McPeek, Myrtle Inse, Mrs. Gust; Third row: Mrs. Alvin Waggoner, Unknown, Mrs. Urton, Mrs. E.F. Walden, Mrs. Maud Fislar, Unknown; Fourth row: Unknown, Unknown, Mrs. Kumm, Mrs. Fred Cooley, Mrs. Diamond Long, Elsie Isenburg, Mrs. Ince, Mable Ince, Mrs. Lake, Mrs. Rogers.

Scotties' Volleyball

The Philip Scotties volleyball team won at Lyman on October 14. The scores were 25-18, 25-17 and 25-7. The team’s record is currently 22-5.

Head coach for the Scotties is Kim Foley and the assistant coach is RaeAnn Snyder.


Cross country qualifies for state meet

The long trips to cross country meets are often spent sleeping or studying. On the last trip, no one slept and the only studies were recent race results. The Scotties worked on race strategies which would prove to be very successful. All seven varsity entries qualified for the 2004 State Cross Country Meet and all three junior varsity runners placed within the top six in their respective divisions.

The first races were the elementary runs which gave a glimpse of the future of cross country at Philip High School. Holly Iwan, fourth grader, raced in the girls’ run.