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October 18th, 2007

Lester S. Kjos

Lester S. Kjos, 96, Spearfish died peacefully Wednesday, October 10, 2007, at Serenity Corner Assisted Living, surrounded by family.

Visitation was on Monday, October 15, at Fidler-Isburg Funeral Chapel. Graveside services followed at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis, SD, with Chaplain Charley Conger officiating. Full military honors were provided by the Sturgis Honor Guard.

Lester Seldon Kjos was born January 16, 1911, in Brookings County, SD, to Stein and Elise "Lizzy" Kjos.


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Philip Scotties fall to White River Tigers 8-32

Too fast and too big of a hole ... Starting from his own end zone, this Tiger got by the closest Scotties to run 97 yards for the final touchdown of the game.

The football game at Philip on Friday, September 28, was the last regular season home game. It was Parents' Night. It was the Homecoming game. It was also a loss for the Scotties.

The White River Tigers hit the scoreboard first, but were matched by Philip during the first quarter. The rest of the game was theirs, though, with a final score of 8-32.

Philip racked up 28 first downs and five fumble recoveries, but just could not benefit from them to get on the scoreboard.


Lady Scotties 1-2-3 over Dupree Tigers

Team effort ... Philip’s Sierra Hook (12) follows through with a kill after her teammates set it up. The Lady Scotties hosted and defeated the Dupree Tigers on September 29.

The Lady Scotties hosted the Dupree Tiger volleyball team on Saturday, September 29. With no lost games, Philip varsity won 3-0; 25-16, 25-13, 25-15. Philip currently has a season record of 18-2.

Serving: Philip 61 of 74 (25 aces). Leaders: Lindsay Mann - 19 of 22 (8 aces), Stacy Weller - 14 of 15 (5 aces), Marissa Mann - 8 of 10 (4 aces), Sierra Hook - 7 of 10 (5 aces).

Receiving: Philip - 30 of 36. Leaders: L. Mann - 10 of 10, M. Mann - 7 of 8, Tylissa Fitch - 5 of 5.

Setting: Philip - 65 of 65 (21 assists).


Philip City Council; budget, computers to drainage

The Philip City Council meeting on Monday, October 1, quickly covered update reports from many departments and projects.

Bids were opened for the next five year lease of the 216 acres of farm ground near the municipal airport. The highest of the five bidders was Robert Berry at $5,000 per year beginning in 2008.

The second reading of the budget ordinance was officially recorded.


June Rose Good

June Rose Allard was born June 17, 1924, in Washabaugh County, the oldest of six children born to Carl and Della (Weisenberger) Allard. Rose attended the Pleasant Hill grade school, then high school in Wanblee and Interior. She graduated from Interior in 1944.

June Rose took her basics in Aberdeen, and joined a government program as a nurse cadet traveling by train to Milesville, Montana, where she took her training as a registered nurse from Catholic nuns.


Charles H. Rowcliffe

Charles H. Rowcliffe, age 85, of Philip, died Saturday, September 29, 2007, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, October 3, at the United Church in Philip, with Pastor Mark Ford officiating.

Music for the service was provided by Marilyn Millage, organist, and Glenn Parsons, vocalist. Ushers were Chip Walker and Scott Baye.


John N. "Jack" O'Reilly

John Nobert "Jack" O'Reilly, 85 years young, went to be with the Lord on September 25, 2007, in Miles City, MT.

He was born September 27, 1921, the third of John and Edna (Herman) O'Reilly's six children, in Philip, SD.

He relayed many stories to his family about life growing up on the farm and working for Dan Copps's grocery store after graduating from high school in Philip. After listening in disbelief to the radio reports about the attack on Pearl Harbor, he decided to enlist in the United States Navy and was sworn in July 4, 1942.


September 20th

Bertha A. Ainsworth

Bertha A. Ainsworth, age 61, of Wall, died Wednesday, September 12, 2007, at the Rapid City Regional Hospital.

Services were held Monday, September 17, at the Evangelical Free Bible Church in Wall, with Pastor Ron Burtz officiating.

Music was provided by Carol Hahn, organist, and Pastor Ron Burtz, vocalist. Usher was Jim Barber. Pallbearers were Frank and Jerry Smyle, Richard Thomas, Wade Geigle, George Ginsbach and Steve Blowers.

Interment followed at the Boneita Springs Cemetery, nine miles south of Enning.


Maribelle J. Peterson

Maribelle J. Peterson, age 84, of Philip, died Thursday morning, September 13, 2007, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip.

Services were held Tuesday, September 18, at the United Church in Philip, with Pastor Mark Ford officiating.

Music was provided by Marilyn Millage, pianist. Usher was George Ainslie. Pallbearers were Irwin Ferguson, Mike Seager, Ray Formanek, Bob Johnson, Buster Peterson and Jared Hook.

Interment was in the Kadoka Cemetery.

Maribelle Josephine William-son was born April 25, 1923, in Onida, SD, the daughter of John B.