November 9th, 2006

Jennifer Nelson - Midland teenager continually fighting cystic fibrosis

Since Jennifer's birth, her family has primarily used a hospital in Omaha, Nebraska, to help with her condition. The family makes regular trips several times a year for what they term as a "tune-up" for Jennifer and, on average, are there for a week to ten days for these treatments. Last year, Jennifer spent a great deal of time in Omaha due to several severe lung infections. In fact, she spent most of last summer in the Omaha hospital or traveling back and forth for treatments.

Jennifer is the daughter of Wes and Nikki Nelson of Midland.

Eugene C. Reynick

In loving memory of Eugene Charles Reynick who passed away unexpectedly on November 2nd.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Elma Reynick, of Philip, SD.

Gene was born August 22, 1933, on the family ranch 18 miles northwest of Philip. He attended Philip High School, and was an athletic standout in several sports. His school track record for the 440 set in 1951 stood for several decades.

He attended the University of South Dakota on an athletic scholarship graduating in 1958. His time at USD was interrupted by two years of service in the U.S.

Edward C. Wilkinson

Edward Carr Wilkinson, passed away on October 30th, 2006, surrounded by his family.

Edward was born August 29, 1929 in Milesville, SD. He lived a full life with his cherished family and friends.

Those family left to honor his memory are his wife, Sarah "Sally" J. Wilkinson, his children, Paula Wilkinson Smith and her husband, Steven, of Rapid City, Craig and his wife, Alix, of Boulder City, NV, Cathy Swaney of Rapid City, Laura Edwards and her husband, Derek, of Scotrun, PA, Shaun and his wife, Amy, of Seattle, WA.

October 26th

Philip Scotties bring down Wall Eagles

Philip took advantage of five Wall turnovers to shut out the Eagles, 52-0, in the last game of the regular season play on Thursday, October 19.

Philip 6 24 22 - = 52

Wall 0 0 0 - = 0

The win boosted Philip, the third-ranked team in Class 9A, to 7-1 overall and 6-0 in Western Conference play. Wall was pushed back to 4-4 overall and 3-3 in conference games. Philip will move on to a play-off game against Campbell County.

At 6:29 in the first quarter, the Scotties took an early 6-0 lead on a Zane Fees 4-yard run.

Scotties at State Cross Country Meet

Philip's three qualifying varsity boy runners for the State Cross Country Meet in Huron on Saturday, October 21, came in 62nd, 63rd and 101st. Philip's qualifying varsity girl came in 72nd out of a field of 119 runners.


Saturday, October 21, 3:00 a.m. - it's time to get our team loaded up and head east to Huron to the State Cross Country Meet.

Scotties Volleyball

Scottie volleyball at Dupree

On Saturday, September 30, the Philip Scotties traveled to Dupree to defeat the Lady Tigers volleyball team 3-0; 25-9, 25-12, 25-8.

Serving: Philip - 54-55 (15 aces). Leaders: Tylissa Fitch - 12 of 12 (5 aces); Kenzy Pinney - 11 of 11 (4 aces); Taylor Holman - 10 of 10; Lindsay Mann - 6 of 7 (3 aces).

Receiving: Philip - 19 of 22. Leaders: Sarah Foland - 5 of 5, Fitch - 4 of 4; Sierra Slovek - 4 of 4.

Setting: Philip - 57 of 63 (22 assists).

New Kadoka Area School District voted into existence

A majority of voters in each current taxable district needed to give their approval for the plan to proceed. The special election was on Tuesday, October 17.

In Midland, voters cast 131 votes in favor of the plan and 50 against it. There are 271 registered voters in the Haakon County portion of the Midland School District, and 28 registered voters in the Jackson County portion of Midland School District, thus totalling 299. This translates to a 60 percent voter turn-out.

Voters in the Kadoka School District approved the plan 251-58.

Initiatives and referendums make full November ballot

South Dakota voters will have to decide 11 ballot issues November 7 dealing with everything from taxes to gay marriage and whether abortion should be legal.

The last time that many issues filled the state's ballot was 1970 when voters dealt with residency requirements, retired judges, games of chance, four-year terms, the voting age, presidential election, income tax, constitutional revision and school lands.

Eleven issues also appeared on the state ballot in 1910 and 1914. But 11 isn't the record for most state ballot measures.

Alessia Barabani - an Italian studying in Philip

Alessia Barabani, upper left, then clockwise, Kianna, Katlin, Edna and Barry Knutson.

Alessia is here as part of a foreign exchange program due to her love of travel and interest in the English language. This 10-month program brought 190 Italian students who arrived in August and will be leaving in June. The group first stopped in New York - touring the Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, Ground Zero, and Fifth Avenue - before going to meet their host families.

Alessia is hosted by Barry and Edna Knutson and their two girls, Katlin and Kianna.

Back home, she has dad and mom, Danilo and Marv Barabani, and older brother, Andrea.

October 19th

Four Philip Scottie runners qualify for State Cross Country Meet in Huron

State Qualifiers from Philip High School: Back row: Kyle Iwan & Anthony Iwan; Front row: Zane Pekron & Brandy Bartels The Scotties are coached by Ralph Kroetch, Jr. Congratulations, also, to the entire team for a great season!!

The Philip Scotties will have four runners at State: Kyle Iwan, Anthony Iwan and Zane Pekron for the boys, and Brandy Bartels representing the girls.

State medals will be given to the top 25 individual places and to the top four teams in each class.

The course distance is 4,000 meters (2.49 miles) for girls and 5,000 meters (3.11 miles) for boys. Starting boxes are drawn by lot. Full teams have a box to themselves. Partial teams will share boxes. The course will be available to runners on Friday from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. CT.

Check-in will start at 9:00 a.m.