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November 30th, 2006

Gertrude W. Woodard

Gertrude W. Woodard, age 89, of Long Valley, SD, died Sunday evening, November 26, 2006, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip.

Visitation will be held from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 30, at the Rush Funeral Chapel in Kadoka, and one hour preceding the services at the church on Friday.

Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, December 1, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Long Valley, with Pastor Ann Schlossnagle officiating.

Interment will be in the Long Valley Community Cemetery.

Gertrude W.


Everett Hunt

Everett Edward Hunt of Murdo passed away on November 20, 2006, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip at the age of 93 years, 9 months. He was surrounded by family.

Services were held Saturday, Nov. 25, 2006, at the the United Methodist Church in Murdo with Pastor Bob Duemig officiating

Burial was in the Murdo City Cemetery.

Everett was born on February 4, 1913, to Warren and Elizabeth (Hans) Hunt on a farm near Verdel, NE, the third of eight children.


Isaac J. Fortune

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Margaret Ilove Sanftner

Memorial Mass for Margaret Ilove Sanftner was celebrated Saturday, November 25, at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church in Kadoka, with Father Bryan Sorensen as celebrant. She passed away November 20, 2006.

Music for the service was provided by JoAnne Stilwell, pianist, with congregational hymns. Ushers were Jim and Danny Addison, Keith and Brett Bonenberger.

Interment was in the Belvidere Cemetery.

Margaret Ilove Jensen was born November 8, 1927, at her parents' home 12 miles south of Belvidere, the daughter of Jens F. and Goldie Irene (Walker) Jensen.


Julie P. Weiss

Julie P. Weiss, 89, of Mondovi, WI, died Saturday, November 18, 2006, at the American Lutheran Home in Mondovi, with her family by her side.

Mass of Christian burial was celebrated on Wednesday, November 22, 2006, at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Mondovi, with Fr. Jeffrey Burrill officiating.

Burial was in the Sacred Heart Cemetery.

She was born February 11, 1917, in the town of Cranmoor, Wood County, WI, to William and Anna (Gotz) Peaslee.


Marie K. Illian

Marie K. Illian, age 94, of Midland, died Thursday, November 23, 2006, at the Kadoka Care Center.

Funeral services were held Monday, November 27, at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Midland, with Pastor Ann Schlossnagle officiating.

Music was provided by Kim Bierle, pianist, with congregational hymns. Ushers were Ivan Schilling and Kory Bierle. Pallbearers were Marie's grandchildren, Timothy, Joel, Mark, Jonathan and Josh Illian, Donald J.


November 22nd

Teenagers bag their deer

Second season out ... Sixteen-year-old Brandy Bartels of Philip bagged this modest Muley buck about 10 miles east of town. With its five-by-five horns, Brandy can still tell a good hunting story, yet has reasonable room for improvement as she continues hunting in the years to come.

Teenagers bag their deer

Stacy Weller went hunting with her dad and got her own 5x6 buck last Friday in northern Haakon County. This was the first season for Stacy, a 16-year-old junior at Philip High School.

P.C. Envy …

My generation lived through the revolutionary up-and-coming calculators. The first ones were over $400 and were the size of a shoe box. Now a person can get a pocket-sized calculator at a convenience store for $3.99. An average modern calculator has more capability and speed than the "computer" on the first manned NASA space rocket. The first generation of true computers were bigger than many rooms, had reel-to-reel information storage, and required a team of employees to keep them running. Now an average personal computer can hold vital information on millions of people.


Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor:

I have decided to respond to the article written by Nancy Haigh in The Pioneer Review's Nov. 16, 2006, issue concerning the Haakon Co. Commissioners' meeting of Nov. 9th.

With all due respect to Nancy, I realize that it has to be a very hard job writing for a small town newspaper and covering local board meetings. And, try as you may to be fair to everyone, usually someone feels the story slants more to one side than the other.