March 8th, 2007

Open container request to city council

During the Philip City Council's regular meeting on Monday, March 5, the Centennial committee requested a special ordinance during Philip's Centennial Celebration to allow open containers of alcoholic beverages.

The council had already accepted the chamber's request to put up banners and close off a portion of downtown Philip for the St. Patrick's Day kickoff of the Centennial Celebration.

Centennial Committee Chairman Joe Gittings made the request which was complimented by Mayor John Hart. Hart said that the research and suggestions were thorough and practical.

Edwin H. Hey

Edwin Henry Hey, 87, died Saturday, March 3, 2007, at Avera Prince of Peace Nursing Home in Sioux Falls, SD.

Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Wednesday, March 7, at Risen Savior Catholic Church in Brandon, with burial at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Cemetery in Garreston, SD.

Edwin Hey, the son of Edward and Elenora (Gebhart) Hey was born April 28, 1919, in Dell Rapids, SD. He grew up in the Dell Rapids area and attended St. Mary's School. Edwin worked on a farm near Humboldt, SD, for over a year, before moving to Sioux Falls and working for John Morrell, Inc.

Florence Kochersberger

Florence Kochersberger, age 83, of Philip, died Monday, March 5, 2007, at her residence in Philip.

Visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Friday, March 9, at the Rush Funeral Home in Philip, and one hour preceding the services at the church on Saturday.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, March 10, at the Evangelical Free Church in Philip, with Pastor Gary Wahl officiating.

Music will be provided by Marilyn Millage, pianist, and Maureen Palecek, vocalist. Ushers will be John Heidler and Rocky Williams.

Clara W. Solon

Clara W. Solon, 95, formerly of Kadoka, died Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2007, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip, SD.

A memorial Mass and inurnment of ashes will take place at a later date.

Memorial Mass of Christian Burial and interment will take place at a later date.

Arrangements are with the Rush Funeral Home of Philip.

Clara Wilhelmina Bocena Schulz was born October 5, 1911, in Interior to Heinrich C. and Anna Gulzow Schulz, in a house built by her father and grandfather.

Glorious Food ...

I love to eat. We all have heard about the seafood diet - if I see food, I eat it. I can wolf down three hamburgers in about five minutes, or I can take about two hours to really take it all in. As a teenager, I won a bet that I could eat a hot dog (bun, mustard, relish, everything) in one bite. I've actually counted my fingers after eating finger food.

Someday I will pay for my obsession. I will not only not be able to see my feet, but my belt buckle will also be out of view. I will have to pay double when getting on board an airplane.

Local Economic Development efforts receive support from Golden West

The Philip Chamber Economic Development Committee received a $5,000 economic development donation from Golden West Telecommunications.

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.

Commissioners review county growth figures

Haakon County Commissioners were given good news by Director of Equalization Rita Merrill at their Tuesday, March 6, 2007, meeting.

Merrill informed the board of commissioners that the county had seen $2,474,727.00 in growth during the last year. The City of Philip had $776,254.00 in new growth with Midland increasing $48,728. New growth is new construction within an area.

The down side, Merrill reported, is that the county continues to see sales above the 150 percent value mark. When sales are that much higher than the assessed value she cannot use the sale for tax purposes.

Hayes play "Aaron Slick from Punkin' Crick"

And sir, what would you like? ... Vince Bruce, playing the title character of Aaron Slick, is surrounded by people who are not who they seem – a land speculator who is a con man, a tomboy who cleans up real “perty”, a waitress who is a policewoman and a caberet favorite who also is a con artist. But, is the love of his life the real thing? Find out in the Hayes Play, “Aaron Slick from Punkin Crick”.

The 54th Annual Hayes Play is the hillbilly romantic comedy "Aaron Slick from Punkin Crick". Performances will be in the Hayes Community Hall on Friday and Saturday, March 9 and 10, at 7:30 p.m. CST, and Sunday, March 11, at 2:00 p.m. CST.

The plot is about country bumpkin Aaron Slick who has been unsuccessfully courting pretty young widow Rosy Berry for years. Rosy yearns for a fling in the big city. Con artist Merridew and his niece Gladys are staying at Rosy's farm and boarding house. Merridew thinks there is oil on the farm.

Donor Wall at Hans P. Peterson Hospital

To honor the Capital Campaign ... The plaque honoring those who have made major donations to the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital during its Capital Campaign is now in place. Pictured is Philip Health Services Administrator Kent Olson.

The plaque was delivered and assembled last week. It hangs on the interior west wall of the Philip Health Services complex. Made of a granite like material called corian, the display measures 42 inches high by 125 inches long. Extra space has been designed in the plaque to commemorate future donors.

"The memorial has been part of the plan all along, since the beginning of the Capital Campaign in 2000, to recognize the contributors," said Cindy Pfeifle, who recorded and balanced the pledges over the years.

March 1st

Lady Scotties shoot by Jones County in 13B second round

Win by one ... Above, Marissa Mann makes a free throw against the Tigers, while Kenzy Pinney guards for a fast break. The Lady Scotties won the District title and go on to Regionals.

The Lady Scotties began the District Basketball Tournament in Murdo with a win against the Jones County Coyotes 53-42.

Philip, now holding a 13-6 record, will go up against the White River Tigers for the District 13B Championship. Philip previously defeated White River 48-43 on December 21 in a Great Western Plains conference game.

White River (now 9-12), came from 17 points behind using a full court press to stop Kadoka (now 6-15) with a final score of 54-48.

Philip 11 13 13 16 = 53

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