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March 29th, 2007

2007 Quad-County Relay For Life to be in Wall

Anyone who has stepped foot onto a track at a Relay For Life has felt the impact that a single event can have on a community. The Quad-County Relay For Life originated in Philip, July 2003. The annual relay event has also been hosted by the communities of Wall and Kadoka. Since its inception, the four counties (Haakon, Jackson, Jones and East Pennington) have united in the cause to eliminate cancer. Over $200,000 has been raised by these communities.

The overnight camp-out is filled with activities, entertainment, fun and food; making this an enjoyable evening for every age group.


Scotchman Industries continues to grow

The brains and spindle part of the newest Mazak Palletech Horizontal Machining Cell wait behind a member of the transportation crew as the machine’s second section is being unwrapped.

It's been more than a year, early October, 2005, when Scotchman Industries started using its first Mazak Palletech Horizontal Machining Cell.

On March 26, 2007, the ironworker manufacturing company in Philip received delivery of a second such machine.

The two computerized systems for manufacturing parts for hydrolic ironworkers will operate separately from each other.


Grossenburg Implement now the new name among Philip businesses

Grossenburg Implement of Philip, formerly Moodie Implement, made a smooth and quick transference of ownership without missing a day of business. Pictured are, from left: Joe Woitte (service manager as well as the new general manager in Philip), Gene Grossenburg (CEO of Grossenburg Implement), and Pat Grossenburg, his wife.

"We actually changed our name from Moodie Implement last Friday. We answered the phones 'Grossenburg Implement' on Saturday and some callers hung up, thinking they had the wrong number," said Joe Woitte, who remains the service manager and is also now the new general manager of Grossenburg Implement in Philip.

Some things will remain the same at the implement company. All 16 employees at the Philip store will remain with the new organization.


March 22nd

AAU wrestlers going to state

Pictured to the left: on the bottom pier, from left: Grady Carley, Tanner Radway and Clint Nelson. Second pier: Jacob Kammerer and Nicholas Donnelly. Top of the heap: Rance Johnson. Not pictured: Jace Nelson.

The regular season for AAU wrestling in South Dakota has come to an end.


Philip Centennial kicks off with a St. Patrick's Day theme

And they’re off! ... The timed wheelbarrow race was a four-person team effort with a pusher, rider and a container of green fluid with a people-switch half way through. The team called Bill’s Blogs won this event during the Centennial Kick-off. Here, Brandon West pushes a teammate. For more photos, see inside this issue.

Philip's Centennial Celebration got an early kick-off when combined with St. Patrick's Day. A sidewalk parade with entrants dressed in old-time apparel, as wel as St.


Charles Perault

Charles Perault, age 80, of rural Midland, died Thursday, March 15, 2007, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 20, at the Belvidere Community Church in Belvidere, with Pastor Gary McCubbin officiating.

Music was provided by Syd Iwan, pianist, and musicians Boyd Porch, Carl Bauman and John Kaiser. Ushers were Tom DeVries and Chuck Willard.


Verle A. Crown

Verle A. Crown, age 87, of Wall, died Saturday, March 17, 2007, at the Clarkson Mt. View Healthcare Facility in Rapid City.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 20, at the United Methodist Church, with Pastor Brad Kattelmann officiating.

Music was provided by Carol Hahn, pianist, Nicole Ramirez and Tom Ramirez, vocalists, and congregational hymns. Ushers were Jerry Johannesen, Bernard Foster and Bill Leonard. Pallbearers were Kem, Jem, Kent and Kevin Kjerstad, Byron Crown, Tim Fauske, B.J.


Roger D. Neiffer

Roger Dale Neiffer, age 72, of Kadoka, passed away Sunday, March 11, 2007, with his life partner, Pat, and his children at his side at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip, SD.

Services were held Wednesday, March 14, at the Kadoka City Auditorium, with Father Bryan Sorensen officiating.

Music was provided by Boyd Porch, Carl Bauman and John Kaiser. Ushers were Rick Wilmarth and Paul Briggs. Pallbearers were Bob and Bill Bauman, Dan Smiley, Jerry Sharp, John Madsen and Verne Richardson.


Emil Muller

Emil Muller, age 95, passed away at a Rapid City nursing home on Sunday, March 11, 2007.

Visitation will be held 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, March 16, at the Rush Funeral Chapel in Wall, and one hour preceding the services at the church on Saturday.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m.


Local economic development efforts receive support from Golden West

The funding was made available as part of Golden West's annual economic development program created to target funds toward projects and programs within its service areas that help enhance or generate local employment opportunities.