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April 5th, 2007

David Schlotte

David Schlotte, 66, of Webster died on Wednesday, March 28, 2007, at Sanford Sioux Valley Hospital in Sioux Falls.

Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Saturday, March 31, 2007 at Christ The King Catholic Church in Webster. Burial will be in the Webster Cemetery.

David Paul Schlotte was born on Saturday, February 15, 1941, to Carl and Gertrude (Nelson) Schlotte at Peabody Memorial Hospital in Webster. The family lived on a farm in Rusk Township, Day County, south of Webster. He was baptized and confirmed at American Lutheran Church in Webster.


County commissioners clarify issues with sheriff's department

The Haakon County Board of Commissioners discussed three issues with Sheriff Larry Hanes, Deputy Tom Jeans and States Attorney Ralph Kemnitz at their April 3, 2007 meeting.

The issues emerged at the March 2007 commissioners meeting and included roaming charges on his cell phone in the amount of $236, the increase in mileage and gas used by the department and the status of the 911 signs.

Hanes noted the roaming charges were incurred when he traveled to Texas to help his son move.


City grants Centennial Special Events license

One of the first items addressed at the Philip City Council meeting on Monday, April 2, was approval of the Centennial Committee's application for a Special Events License.

Ray Smith, representing the committee during this meeting, accepted Mayor John Hart's compliment, "The Chamber really did a nice job.


Moses Building Center closes its Kadoka lumber yard

"It just wasn't self-supporting anymore," said Mike Moses, owner of the Moses Building Center in Philip, of the lumber yard in Kadoka.

Three years ago, as of the first of March, Moses had purchased the Kadoka Lumber and Supply business from Jim Kujawa.


SD Attorney General Larry Long speaks in Philip

Information against con artists ... Mike West helps distribute free packets as South Dakota Attorney General Larry Long describes the most common types of scams and consumer fraud that are currently being worked on state citizens.

Larry Long admitted to his audience that he felt comfortable in the Philip area, since he grew up in nearby Martin and often visited Philip as a youngster, especially remembering playing baseball against Philip teams. He knows many local people, such as Mike West who introduced him to the crowd. The Philip AARP hosted Long's visit during the monthly Senior Center public luncheon on March 21st.

Long said that the Attorney General's office and its 150 employees use two-thirds of their time and budget for law enforcement.


Philip young wrestlers compete at the AAU state tournament

The Philip area was represented well by its AAU wrestlers who competed in the state tournament on March 24 to 25 at the Rapid City Civic Center.

Out of the growing number of area AAU members, seven local athletes had earned the right to go on to the state meet. Coaches Keven Morehart, Joe Carley and Randy Johnson saw five of these wrestlers earn places in the top eight spots in their respective age and weight divisions in South Dakota.

"It was an enjoyable season," said Morehart. "The kids worked hard.


Scottie athletes compete at Winner's Pistulka Track and Field Invitational

Josie Guptill in a relay.

The Winner Track Meet (AKA Bill Pistulka Invitational) on Friday, March 30, was a cold day with many Philip athletes not able to compete because of other school functions.

The boys' team took 5th place overall, while the girls' team took 8th place.

"Overall the kids did quite well at Winner considering how cold it was," said Head Coach Jerry Rhodes.


Scottie athletes compete at Winner's Pistulka Track and Field Invitational

Kayla O'Connell ... 300 yard hurdles.

The Winner Track Meet (AKA Bill Pistulka Invitational) on Friday, March 30, was a cold day with many Philip athletes not able to compete because of other school functions.

The boys' team took 5th place overall, while the girls' team took 8th place.

"Overall the kids did quite well at Winner considering how cold it was," said Head Coach Jerry Rhodes.


Philip Scotties' first track meet of season

Nathan O'Dea at the long jump.

The Philip Scotties competed at their first track meet of the 2007 season at the Bennett County Invitational meet in Mission on Saturday, March 24.

"Overall the meet went quite well," said Head Coach Jerry Rhodes. "We needed to get on a track and get some times and distances to see where we are and what we have to work on. I was pleased with the athletes and how they performed."

The boys' team has 26 members from grades seven through 12. The girls' team has 25 athletes out this season.

"I'm pleased with the numbers that we have," said Rhodes.


Philip Scotties' first track meet of season

Jake Mathews at the triple jump.

The Philip Scotties competed at their first track meet of the 2007 season at the Bennett County Invitational meet in Mission on Saturday, March 24.

"Overall the meet went quite well," said Head Coach Jerry Rhodes. "We needed to get on a track and get some times and distances to see where we are and what we have to work on. I was pleased with the athletes and how they performed."

The boys' team has 26 members from grades seven through 12. The girls' team has 25 athletes out this season.

"I'm pleased with the numbers that we have," said Rhodes.