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May 19th, 2006

Zola M. Riggins

Zola M. Riggins, age 76, of Philip, formerly of Wanblee, died Tuesday, May 9, 2006, at the Rapid City Regional Hospital.

Services were held Monday, May 15, at the Kadoka City Auditorium, with Pastor Gary McCubbin and Pastor Mark Ford officiating.

Music was provided by Grace DeVries, pianist, Mallory Schaefer, pianist, Julie Neugebauer, vocalist/pianist, and Walt Schaefer, vocalist. Ushers were Sterling and Bradley Riggins, Steve Martinez and Boyd Thorson.


May 12th

Lady Scotties overwhelm competition at Lemmon Track and Field Meet

The Lady Scotties took first place at the Lemmon Track Meet on Saturday, May 6.


New vehicle dealership opens in Philip

David Burnett is the owner and operator of Philip’s newest business – All Star Auto. Located at 520 E. Highway 14, the business is sharing office and lot space with B&B Sales.

Burnett didn’t jump into running his own used-vehicle business, though he knew that he didn’t wish to work for someone else the rest of his life. “I can be my own boss,” Burnett said of his new venture. “If you can’t take a chance, what is there? I knew I didn’t want to try this when I was 60-years-old.”

Burnett is experienced in the trade, and especially in doing business in a small town like Philip.


Philip ladies run away with first place at Three Rivers

The Philip Lady Scotties’ varsity track and field team earned first place at the Three Rivers High School and Junior High Meet. Philip came away from the Tuesday, May 2, meet in Kadoka with 131.5 points. Bennett County trailed in second place with 108.5 team points. Nine schools were represented.

The Scottie varsity boys took sixth place in their division.


Ceremony …

The high school band plays “Pomp and Circumstance.” Robed seniors march to rows of chairs as family and friends wave, clap and aim cameras. Everything now is for the show of the ceremony.

One senior is still feeling the effects of the fair-well drinks with friends last night. That senior obviously got home safely, mostly because he had someone else drive him home. Another senior is without a girl friend now. She had insisted on something he has chosen not to do until he gets married. That was a very tough decision.

The seniors listen to the valedictorian and salutatorian.


Donald C. "Buzz" Wega, Jr.

Donald C. Buzz Wega, Jr., age 56, passed peacefully on April 29, 2006 in Ritsel, WA.

Buzz is survived by his mother, Augusta C. Wega; four sisters, Margie Wega, Carolyn Horne and her husband, Stephen, Madonna Gilner and her husband, Michael, and Brenda Wittman and her husband, Paul; three brothers, Louis Wega, Mark Wega and his wife, Karen, and Jody Wega; seven nephews, Jesse, Chris and Ryan Horne, Michael Jr.


Ferne Anna Emry

Ferne Anna Emry, age 85, of Yorba Linda, California, formerly of Kadoka, died Saturday, April 29, 2006, at the Sunrise Assisted Living Center in Yorba Linda.

Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, May 13, at the Kadoka Presbyterian Church with Pastor Gary McCubbin officiating.


Kenneth M. Eide

Kenneth M. Eide, age 93, of Philip, died Sunday, May 7, 2006, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 10, at the Rush Funeral Home in Philip, and one hour preceding the services at the American Legion Hall on Thursday.

Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, May 11, at the hall with Pastors Mark Ford and Al Brucklacher officiating.

Music will be provided by Marilyn Millage, pianist, and Vernon Burns, Glenn Parsons and Elvera Moos, vocalists.


Candidates for office of Haakon County Sheriff

There are two Republican candidates running for the office of Haakon County Sheriff – Raymond Clements, Jr., and incumbent Larry Hanes. The primary election will be June 6.

Raymond Clements, Jr.

Family: Wife – Barb. Two sons – Jared and his two children Blake and J’Nai, and Tristan and his wife, Jackie, and their two children, Kelsi Rae and Charles James. My mother, brothers and sisters still live and work in the Philip area.

Area in which you live: Currently living in Ft.


Candidates for office of Haakon County Auditor

Three candidates are running for the office of Haakon County Auditor – Patricia G. Freeman, Gretchen Phillips, and incumbent Shirley Dennis.

All three candidates are running on the Republican ticket, thus only voters registered as Republicans may vote for them in the primary election, which will be June 6.

The last day that people may register in order to be able to vote in this election is Monday, May 22. As of the morning of May 9th, there were 1,536 registered voters in Haakon County.