July 7th, 2004

Travis T. Schofield

Travis Todd Schofield, age 37, of Midland died Saturday morning, July 3, 2004 as a result of an auto accident northwest of Murdo.

Services were held Wednesday, July 7, in Midland. Interment was in the Midland Cemetery with Rush Funeral Home of Philip in charge of the arrangements.

Travis Todd Schofield was born on his grandparents’ original family homestead southwest of Midland on Brave Bull Creek, the son of Harry W. "Hank" and Eva Pauline (Fosheim) Schofield.

Shelly L. Longfox

Shelly Lynn (Fortune) Longfox, age 44, of Hays, MT, formerly of Miles City, MT, passed away on Sunday, July 4, 2004 at the Benefis East Hospital in Great Falls.

Shelly was born in Quinn, SD, on July 2, 1960, the daughter of Vern and Wildene (White) Fortune. In 1962, she moved with her family from South Dakota to the family ranch near Miles City where she loved raising her 4-H steers and working cattle. She attended Garland Country School and graduated from Custer County High School.

Lucile V. Harry

Lucile V. Harry, age 91, of Philip, died Thursday, July 1, 2004, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, July 6, at the First Lutheran Church in Philip, with Pastor Paul Bly officiating. Music was provided by Marlis Doud, organist, and Jan Hewitt, vocalist. Ushers were Dave Calhoon and Gene Deuchar. Pallbearers were Michael Schofield, Glenn O’Connell, Morris and Barry Jones, Jim Petoske, Wylie Schwalm, Craig Warren and Carl Snook.

Interment with Eastern Star Services was held at the Masonic Cemetery, Philip.

Mud Bog extras …

Local competitors vying for top spots in SDRA standings

Some local cowboys and a cowgirl have ridden their way to several top places in South Dakota Rodeo Association competitions. Their names – Jeff Jones, Morris Jones, Jim O’Dea and Jody Marone – have steadily appeared in rodeo results and standings over the first weeks of the South Dakota Rodeo Association season.

As of June 29th, Jeff Jones of Midland was ranked number one in the Men’s All-Around, pulling together his earnings from team penning, calf roping and team roping. He has been participating in rodeo for over 20 years.

“I enjoy it. It is great to be around rodeo people.

Ravellette guest on radio forum

Small town newspapers were the subject of a recent South Dakota Public Radio Forum call-in show.

Guests on the show were Don Ravellette, publisher of seven weekly newspapers in Western South Dakota; Kathy Nelson, who along with her husband Jim publishes The Timber Lake Topic; and Jon Hunter, publisher of The Madison Daily Leader.

The publishers discussed topics ranging from technology to social news to the First Amendment.

Ravellette, whose newspaper group includes weekly publications in Philip, Wall, Kadoka, Faith, Bison, Murdo, and New Underwood, was asked if news sta

Philip Health Services program will help identify those at risk for heart disease

A new program at Philip Health Services will help target heart disease, a leading cause of death for South Dakotans.

Using a combination of blood pressure, blood glucose and cholesterol screenings, a software program, and a physician’s knowledge, this program will help identify those at high risk for heart disease, Bob Fugate, PT-ATC, of Philip Health Services said.

Donald I. Hamilton

Donald Ivan Hamilton, age 87, of Philip, formerly of Mitchell, died Tuesday, June 29, 2004, at the Philip Nursing Home.

Memorial services were held Friday, July 2, at the Philip Nursing Home, with Pastor Mark Ford officiating.

Graveside services were at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Springview, NE, with Pastor Howard Dixon officiating. Rush Funeral Home of Philip was in charge of arrangements.

Donald Ivan Hamilton was born April 13, 1917, at Springview, NE, one of five children born to Charles and Jessie (Jewett) Hamilton.

July 2nd

Three local boys compete in SDGA/Wells Fargo Junior Golf Tour

Fred Foland competed in the South Dakota Golf Association/Wells Fargo Junior Golf Tour at Elks Golf Course in Rapid City on June 24th. Foland claimed second place in the boys 16-18 division.

Hostutler continues winning ways at speedway

Continuing Philip’s winning streak this year at the Black Hills Speedway, Brian Hostutler won his first-ever feature win on Friday night in the Wissota Super Stock division.

This first-year racer’s win follows Dustin Arthur’s feature win last weekend. Philip’s Luke Clements, Andy Fitzgerald and Chris Walker have also taken feature wins this year.

Friday’s race

Street Stock


1. Alan “Chico” McNeil (33c); 2. Mark Brave (66); 3. Andy Fitzgerald (79); 4. Ken Straatmeyer (17); 5. Andy Anderson (7); 6. Willie Hasart (X); 7. Jamie Stanton (10); DNF.