April 6th, 2005

Rasma Lielmane violin concert in Philip

The world-renowned violinist Rasma Lielmane will be performing a concert in Philip. The concert will be open to the public and will be held at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Philip at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 14.

The sponsor for the event is the First National Bank of Philip. This will be the third concert performed in Philip by Lielmane. The piano accompanist will be Gints Berzins, a Latvian musician renowned in his own right. The two have a busy concert schedule; in Sturgis on the 13th, Philip the 14th, Minneapolis the 16th, Chicago the 17th ....

Philip Livestock Auction hosts two R-CALF USA fundraisers

The Philip Livestock Auction hosted a fundraiser for R-CALF USA on Tuesday, April 5, at which R-CALF USA Director Herman Schumacher spoke on behalf of the organization. They will host a second event is slated for 1 p.m. MDT on Tuesday, April 12.

Paul Slovek, and his son, Casey Slovek, both of Philip, donated a calf for the rollover auction on April 5. Glen Bennett of Philip will donate a calf for the benefit on April 12.

Everyone who donates at least $50 will receive a one-year membership to R-CALF USA.

On January 10, R-CALF USA filed a lawsuit in U.S.

March 16th

School board … improvements and upkeep projects are in the works

Building maintenance and improvements were the larger part of the scheduled Haakon School District #27-1 board meeting on Monday, March 15.

The board’s building committee recently toured the country schools. The unused Plum Creek school building is in terrible condition. If the building were needed again, renovating it would cost more than bringing in a mobile unit as a replacement. The old building was voted to be surplused and will be offered at auction.

The other country schools are in excellent shape.

Chamber of Commerce holds monthly meeting

The Philip Chamber of Commerce held its monthly meeting Monday, March 14, at The Steakhouse with approximately 25 members present.

Chamber President Glenn Parsons welcomed members then informed them that the Community Assessment teams will be assigned chairpersons, who will then be contacting Chamber members to set up future meetings. Assessment teams are Housing, Beautification, Library, Recreation/Community Center, Signage and Business Development.

Jambor is new Lake Waggoner Golf Course manager

As of the first of March, John Jambor is the new general manager of the Lake Waggoner Golf Club and Course of Philip. He has already moved to town and begun seasonal preparations at the course.

His formal introduction to the club members will be at the annual meeting at 1:00 p.m. Sunday, March 20, at The Steakhouse in Philip. Election of new officers, planning discussions for the clubhouse, and a membership drive will be the other main points of the meeting.

70 years of married life

Floyd and Ruby Sammons' wedding anniversary will be celebrated with an open house on March 26th in Midland. Hard times and good times, all wrapped around a great family, will be part of the get-together and the reminiscing.

March 24th, 1935 was a blissful day way back when; a day now to be especially honored by Floyd and Ruby Sammons of Midland on their 70th wedding anniversary. Marrying in Custer, living and working in many different places since, but now settled again in Midland, the Sammons have seen and experienced hard times and good times. They have done so together.

The two grew up in the Hermosa area and remember the “dirty 30s.” “You can’t realize how rough it can get, but our families made it through,” said Floyd. They agreed to get married and begin their own family.

David L. Moodie

David L. Moodie, 73, died Saturday, March 12, 2005 at Deaconess Hospital in Billings due to injuries sustained from an accidental fall the previous day.

David was born March 13, 1931 in Hewitt, Minnesota to Alexander and Agnes (Erickson) Moodie. He graduated from Herman High School and served in the Air Force from 1950 to 1954.

On September 10, 1954, he was united in marriage to Beverly Brunkow in Herman, Minnesota. They recently celebrated 50 years of marriage.

Dave’s father, Alex, founded Moodie Implement in 1932 in the Central Minnesota town of Hewitt.

Mike Durkin

Mike Durkin, 50, of Ft. Pierre, died Tuesday, March 8, 2005, at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD.

Services were held Friday, March 11, at St. John’s Catholic Church in Ft. Pierre with burial in Ft. George Cemetery.

Michael Lee Durkin was born on June 20, 1954, to Elmer and Rosella “Sally” (Bode) Durkin, in Pierre, SD.

He lived his whole life on the banks of the Missouri River, in an area often referred to as Fort George. He attended LaRoche Bottom country grade school and then graduated from high school at Marty Mission in 1972.

Bea Sumpter

Bea Sumpter, 89, life long resident of Rapid City, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, on Wednesday, March 9, 2005, at her granddaughter’s home in Piedmont.

Bea enjoyed playing piano when she was young with her musical family.

Helen Berry

Helen Berry, 91 of Pierre died Wednesday, March 9, 2005, at St. Mary’s TCU.

Memorial services were held Saturday, March 12, at the Madison Ave. Church of Christ.

Family committal was at Riverside Cemetery following the services.

Helen Berry, daughter of Bertha and Ernest Bottke was born on January 27, 1914, at her parents’ farm in Milesville, SD. She attended school in Milesville, Redfield and Rapid City.

She married Carl Berry on June 10, 1932.