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June 14th, 2007

Results of the South Dakota High School Regional Rodeo in Wall

Wall hosted a South Dakota High School Regional Rodeo June 1 through 3.

Results for regional go round winners and all average winners are listed below.

Boys All-Around:

Paul Tierney, Hot Springs, 71 points

Boys All-Around Runner-Up:

Troy Crowser, Whitewood, 67

Girls All-Around:

Misty McPherson, Sturgis, 70.5

Girls All-Around Runner Up:

Katy Pfleger, Rapid City Central.


Father's Day

Just because one is lumped into a category does not mean they truly fit into that category. Just because a human male happens to have created offspring, that does not make him what is celebrated on Fathers's Day. The epitome of an honored father may not even have children. An uncle, adopted parent, big brother, mentor, friend's father or even a neighbor may deserve a Father's Day card.

Despite this modern day and age, fatherhood responsibilities still are held dear by some individuals. Even in the social and legal atmosphere of South Dakota, the number of single fathers is growing.


Centennial preparation fills Philip Chamber of Commerce meeting

Most of the discussion at the meeting focused on the upcoming Centennial Celebration. The first topic was the Minuteman Missile site tours, to be held Friday from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Jeanne Berry of the National Park Service spoke about the tours. "We are geared up and ready, looking forward to a good turnout," she said. People who want to go on the tour can go to the launch control center located on the north side of I-90 off exit 127. The actual missile dilo is located off of I-90, exit 116.


Book signing by area authors Mills, Anderson and Cheney

Rick Mills, Hermosa, is an avid historian of the Black Hills and northern plains railroad history. He has written five books and co-written another five on the railroads. He has been involved with South Dakota Public Television and the History Channel and Discovery Channel in regards to railroad history in this area. He will be featuring 125 Years of Black Hills Railroad History.

Mel Anderson, Wasta, has written three books in the last few years.


Dedication of Philip Veterans Living Memorial to be June 15

A white fence and gate surround the grassy field where 32 young medora juniper trees stand in even rows. Twenty-six of those trees are fronted by ground level concrete bases. Each base displays a 10"x16" mahogany colored granite plaque.

Each plaque holds the name, rank and service of a local military service member who has fallen while serving the United States.

Twenty-six have fallen.


Advanced students at Cottonwood Range and Livestock Research Station working to prevent PEM in cattle

Researchers ... From left: Heather Richter, Kathleen “Katy” Bridges and Laura Parr. Not pictured: Colt Knight.

Four college students from different parts of the country are working this year out at the Cottonwood Range and Livestock Research Station, studying the sulfate toxicosis problem in cattle.

Two of these students are working at the station as part of their thesis. Heather Richter, from Morristown, Minn., is working on her master's degree at South Dakota State University, having already graduated there with a bachelor's degree in both animal and range science. She would like to work either for the Bureau of Land Management or the U.S.


Dads are pretty special, too

Daddy’s home! Taylor Ross, age 2, greets his father, Slade Ross, S.D. State Trooper of Philip. He has a gentle side, but serves and protects the residents of the area. Slade’s other son, Spencer (right) shares a quiet moment with his busy dad. Father’s Day is every day for him!

Father's Day never gets the attention that Mother's Day does. But it's the fathers who made mothers mothers; or is it because mothers made fathers fathers? Anyway, it's a good thing to honor each of our parents, and on June 17th it's Dad's Day! But as a father, I'll have to admit that it's mothers who carry the heavy load and are the primary caregivers. But then again, the fathers pay the bills.

Kids can feel pretty secure in the ars of their dad.


Dads are pretty special, too

Father's Day never gets the attention that Mother's Day does. But it's the fathers who made mothers mothers; or is it because mothers made fathers fathers? Anyway, it's a good thing to honor each of our parents, and on June 17th it's Dad's Day! But as a father, I'll have to admit that it's mothers who carry the heavy load and are the primary caregivers. But then again, the fathers pay the bills.

Kids can feel pretty secure in the ars of their dad.


June 7th

Local contestants in High School Practice Rodeos

The Pierre and Ft. Pierre High School Practice Rodeo was held on Saturday, May 26, and Sunday, May 27.

Breakaway Roping

1st performance

1. Hilary Vangerpen - 5.66

2, Cally Thomas - 6.42

3. Kelsey Hostutler - 7.31

4. Samantha Nelson - 7.59

Goat Tying

1st performance

1. Carissa Doolittle - 10.44

Breakaway Roping

2nd performance

1. Amanda Klein - 3.07

2. Hilary Vangerpen - 3.10

3. Shelby Peters - 5.62

4. Samantha Nelson - 5.78

Barrel Racing

2nd performance

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Haakon Community Library's summer reading programs are real mysteries

The Haakon County Public Library will host a Summer Reading Program from July 10 through August 3 that is geared for several different age-ranges of children and for families.

This year's theme is Mystery. There are incentive prizes for reading and participating in the Summer Reading Program. Librarian Alison Kattelmann won't say what the prizes are, because they are a mystery.

The sessions for preschool and elementary children are entitled "Get a Clue at your Library". Preschool Storytime will be on Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.