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February 17th, 2006

“Dakota Life” features World War II hero former Philip resident Richard Hedden

South Dakota Public Broadcasting's popular television magazine program "Dakota Life" is back with a new episode of great South Dakota stories this February. The Emmy-nominated program is known for finding the stories that make life in our state unique. It will feature several segments from around South Dakota.

One segment features Richard M. Hedden, a Normandy survivor who was awarded the French Cross of War, the equivalent of our Congressional Medal of Honor, in August 2005. Hedden was born in Mt. Vernon but grew up in Philip.


Downtown street improvement project bids high; accepted by City Council

A special meeting of the Philip City Council was held on Thursday, February 9, to review and possibly award bids for the 2006 Downtown Street Improvement Project.

Harlan Quenzer, accompanied by Sam Hohn, both with SPN and Assoc., presented the bids received for the street and utility improvements.

Hills Material Co. - $669,615

Simon Contracting - $711,888

Site Work Specialists - $715,602

Bituminous Paving - $787,842

Shovel Head Excav. - $876,565

All of the bids were above the engineer’s estimated cost of $500,943.


Dr. George Mangulis selected as S.D. Family Doctor of the Year

Dr. George J. Mangulis of Philip Health Services has been selected as the 2005 South Dakota Family Doctor of the Year.

The honor was officially bestowed upon him at a South Dakota Academy of Family Physicians’ gathering in Spearfish on February 4. Their President’s Reception was held in conjunction with their Winter Seminar, which provides continuing education for Family Medicine Physicians and other health care providers.

The American Academy of Family Physicians is one of the largest national medical organizations.


Game-long contest ends with Lady Scotties 45, JC-M 41

Three against one in hard play ... Philip Scottie Bailey Bergeson was hard pressed to claim this rebound from the Jones County/Midland Coyotes. The Lady Scotties won the February 7 match 45-41. Photo by Del Bartels

The tight lead by either team vacillated with rarely a three-point difference during the entire game. With less than two and half minutes remaining, JC/M had that lead. After several more instances of tied scores, the Scotties re-claimed the initiative. Only in the last seven seconds did the Philip Scotties jump their re-newed lead up to four points.

The Philip Scottie vs.


Scotties sink Irrigators, 63-46

It looks like a lay-up … but it wasn’t! Philip’s #25 Nick Heeb looks as though he’s making a lay-up when actually he passed the ball at the last second over the #33 Dana Kerns, who in turn made a jump shot. This play was seen several times during Monday night’s home game, defeating the Newell Irrigators. Photo by Kelly Penticoff

The home crowd cheered as the Philip boys’ basketball team displayed its season-honed talents against the Newell Irrigators on Monday, February 13.

The Scotties had the lead at the end of the first quarter, only to be on the other side of the score at half time. The end of the third quarter bragged a one point Scottie lead. Then, the Philip team members caught fire to burn up the scoreboard and end the game 63-46.

Philip 13 24 41 63

Newell 11 26 40 46

Philip scorers: Dana Kerns - 26, Nick Heeb - 23, Casey Elshere - 10, Allen Hauk - 4.


Scotties are district wrestling champions

All Philip wrestlers representing the 14 weight classes will advance to the Region IVB Tournament in Fort Pierre, which starts at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 18.

The Philip Scottie wrestling team took first place with an eye-opening 250 points at the District 7B wrestling tournament, which this year was held on Saturday, February 11, in Martin.

Individually, the Scottie wrestlers came home with eight first-places, three second-places, two third-places, and one fourth-place.

All Philip wrestlers representing the 14 weight classes will advance to the Region IVB Tournament in Fort Pierre, which starts at 10:00 a.m.


February 2nd

Philip Scottie boys victorious over Bennett County Warriors

The Scottie boys traveled to Martin to hand a defeat to the Bennett County Warriors on Tuesday, January 24.

Philip 10 24 44 66

Bennett County 11 17 28 41

Philip scorers: Casey Elshere and Nathan O'Dea - 16 each; Nick Heeb - 15; J.D. Livermont - 13, Daniel Penticoff, Casey Cuny and Michael Westerberg - 2 each. Totals 23 11-19 66.

Bennett County scorers: Clint Sasse - 14, Corbin Kratovil and Jake Sasse - 8 each, Neil Hicks - 5, Ben VanderMay and D.J. Toczek - 3 each. Totals 7 9-17 41.

Three-point goals: Heeb, O'Dea 2, Hicks, Kratovil, C. Sasse 2, J.


Lady Scotties have rough go against Bennett County

The Philip girls’ basketball team felt defeat in Martin on Tuesday, January 24. They could not keep up with the Lady Warriors.

Philip 4 13 26 38

Bennett Co. 22 34 47 62

Philip scorers: Bailey Bergesen - 10; Kaylee Nelson and Jodi Williams - 6 each; Sierra Hook - 4; Kenzy Pinney - 3; Sarah Foland - 3; Tylissa Fitch, Lindsay Mann and Heather Finn - 2 each. Field goal percentage - 25 (14 of 55), Bennett County - 32 (25 of 78).

Bennett Co.


Lady Scotties run into Wall 35-47

The Philip Lady Scotties traveled to Wall on Saturday, January 28, to challenge the Lady Eagles. The game was tied at half time, though the Eagles pulled away for the win, 35-47.

Philip 11 20 27 35

Wall 5 20 35 47

Philip scorers: Kenzy Pinney - 8; Jodi Williams - 6; Bailey Bergesen and Kaylee Nelson - 4 each; Lindsay Mann, Sierra Hook and Tylissa Fitch - 3 each, Sarah Albrecht and Beth Lawson - 2 each.


Philip Scottie wrestlers gain experience vs. four other teams at Wagner Duels

The Philip Scottie wrestlers continued working their way up to their peak performance in preparation for district and state tournaments. On Saturday, January 28, they competed as a team in the Wagner Duels. There were no individual awards; the tournament went by team scores. The Scotties wrestled four other teams - Dell Rapids, Parkston, Garrestson and Kimball/White Lake. Individual wrestlers did not always wrestle the same weight.