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November 3rd, 2005

JC-M Rebels continue in playoffs

The Jones County/Midland football players defeated the Lower Brule Sioux by one touchdown 26-20. The Tuesday, October 25, win allows the Rebels to continue their playoff bid toward state championship.

The game began quickly in the Rebels’ favor. Within the first four minutes of play, JC/M had reached the one yard line. Henry Ireland completed the charge, and Kevin Ball passed to Andrew Bork for the conversion. The Rebels took the lead 8-0. With three and a half minutes left in the first quarter, the Rebels were in trouble.


Philip Scotties make semi-finals by beating South Central, 44-22

Going, going, gone ... The Philip Scotties are going into the semi-finals because rushers and pass receivers could get down the field against the South Central Cougars. The defense held back the Cougars and stopped them after the score was tied. Here, a fast Scottie got by several defensive players, though several others were trying to head him off.

The Monday night, October 31, football game hosted by the Philip Scotties versus the South Central Cougars was tied half way through the fourth quarter. The Scotties then lunged ahead to end the game 44-22.

With a little over three minutes into the game, the Cougars fumbled and the Scotties recovered. Philip earned a first down in two plays, then was the first to get on the scoreboard, when Casey Cuny ran in a 55 yard run at the 7:20 mark. Cuny then ran in the conversion points.

The Cougars came back with a ground-eating charge full of first downs.


Irish Malone Lytle

Irish Malone Lytle 91, of Yuma, AZ, formerly of Philip died at her home in Yuma after a short illness on October 27, 2005. Irish and her husband, Glen, were former operators of the Midway Café in Philip.

Irish is survived by her husband of 51 years, Glen Lytle; sons and their wives, Jerry and Kay Lyn Sterner, Tucson, AZ, Stephen (Kip) and C.J.


Spc. Daniel Bartels

U.S. Army Specialist E-4 Daniel Bartels, age 22, with the 4th Squadron, 14th Calvary Regiment, 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team of Fort Wainwright, Fairbanks Alaska died Tuesday, October 18, 2005, in Mosul, Iraq.

His funeral will be at 2:00 p.m. (CT) Thursday, Oct. 27, at Riverview United Methodist Church with Rev. Iva Laudermith and Rev. Mark Sargent officiating.

Burial will be at the Riverside Cemetery at Huron with military rites.

Visitation will be from 1:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday at the Kuhler Funeral Home.


Maybe a good day …

My dog and I step out of the house into darkness. Gray on the horizon tells of the fast-coming sunrise as we go on an early morning walk. The small town that I gratefully call home is a close-knit farming and ranching community. Sounds, smells, sights, and the general feel of things attest to this in the early morning.

Semi-trucks and some cars can be heard way over on the highway. The rumble of tractors or other farm equipment is a faint whisper, maybe from miles away. What is that faint aroma on the distant breeze? I take a deep breath. Yeah, somebody must have driven over a skunk.


Marsha Sumpter … A go-getter from the get-go

Bil-Mar Expressions ... Marsha Sumpter writes a weekly newspaper column, flies a plane, and operates a home business that creates specialty t-shirts, mugs, banners and other items.

From a country-girl raising hogs and writing news for a local newspaper, airplane pilot Marsha Sumpter of Kadoka has her plate full, and, it doesn’t look like retirement is coming anytime soon.

She was a legal secretary and also worked for a psychiatrist in Rapid City before moving back to the family farm 25 miles north of Philip (Fairchild Enterprises) where she was born and raised. Sumpter, a 20-year pork producer, served on the executive board and was vice president for a term.


County commissioners follow up on issues from past months

It was a quiet meeting, Tuesday November 1, as the Haakon County Commissioners followed up with action on issues from previous months.

The commissioners decided to not have county employees fill out time cards. Commissioner Rita O’Connell reported that the person she spoken to in regards to time cards stated that they were a good policy to have, but he did not say if they were required or not. Auditor Shirley Dennis informed the board that she found out elected officials do not have to submit time cards.


Rural health care

Dr. Mangulis says he still thinks a lot.

by Bill Kunkle

Special to The Pioneer Review

Those who look at western South Dakota as beer-drinking, pickup driving, country music-listening liberals have a lot to learn. Oh, good folks here do that and they add color to the region, but it’s much more than that today.

When a September evening cools this land of valleys and hills, what’s most beautiful are the shadows’ cool fingers stretched across flutes of parched brown.


Rural health care

Dr. Mangulis … Hands that delivered 1000 babies and helped save scores of lives.

by Bill Kunkle

Special to The Pioneer Review

Those who look at western South Dakota as beer-drinking, pickup driving, country music-listening liberals have a lot to learn. Oh, good folks here do that and they add color to the region, but it’s much more than that today.

When a September evening cools this land of valleys and hills, what’s most beautiful are the shadows’ cool fingers stretched across flutes of parched brown.


October 27th

What really matters

Shakespeare stated that all the world is a stage, and all the men and women merely players. One man in his time plays many parts. The older age shifts along with spectacles on nose; his youthful clothes too wide for his shrunken frame; and his manly voice turning again toward childish treble. The last scene of all is second childishness and mere oblivion; without teeth, without eyes, without everything.

I say “No” to this. Yes, I feel old, so very old, and I know that I will leave this world with what I brought into it – nothing, not even teeth.

But wait.