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September 15th, 2005

City Council deals with wide variety of property issues

PVFD building clean-up work day ... Some members of the Philip Volunteer Fire Department spent Sunday, September 11, emptying and cleaning up the Jay’s Saddlery building at 120 S. Center Avenue. The building had been gifted to the department by owner Rae Crowser and it has to be fixed up or demolished. The PVFD plans to transfer ownership to Lazy E Bar Designs, owned by Donnie Ehlers who creates metal silhouette signs, so the structure can still be a part of downtown Philip and so another business can join the downtown economy.

by Del Bartels

Property was the largest area of concern for the Philip City Council during its September 6 meeting.

The required construction to contain any spillage at the city shop is pretty much done, though the spillway repair work at Lake Waggoner is racing the clock. Possible contractors dealing with limited concrete allotments, eventual winter weather that will limit work, and the construction deadline for the FEMA grant money are all factors stressing that the project be started and completed as soon as possible.

The condemned building at 120 S. Center Ave.


Changes …

While shaving one recent morning, I noticed that summer must be changing into winter because my son was actually wearing something in the way of pajamas. He asked me when I first started shaving. In too few seasons, my son will be shaving. I first shaved because my stubble was so sparse and light-colored that it made me look grey.

I think back to those younger years. Seemingly everyone couldn’t wait for change ... of any kind. We would go on carnival rides to change our equilibrium. My favorite was, I think, called something like the regurgitron.


August 31st

Labored Day

Since the New York branch of the Central Labor Union held a holiday-type demonstration and picnic on September 5, 1892, and since Congress declared in 1894 that the first Monday in September would be a national holiday, America has celebrated Labor Day.

No, the holiday was not thought up by gynecologists, pediatricians and exhausted new mothers. Can you imagine a group of maternity ward hospital beds and cribs going down the road in a parade? Let’s not PUSH! that thought.

I am confused in that so many businesses are open on Labor Day.


“Mr Attitude” to present a free speech at South Dakota State Fair

How to Tap into Your Creative Potential, featuring Bob “Mr. Attitude” Prentice of Professional Development Systems and The Prairie Beacon, will be held at the South Dakota State Fair on Wednesday, September 7, at 4:00 p.m. in the Women’s Building.

This hour-long session promises to be a practical and applicable session that is fun, lively, and motivational for all participants.


FCC and SDPUC officials visit Philip Livestock Auction in state tour

From the 1960s when four-party telephone lines still existed in rural South Dakota, from less than 10 years ago when very few ranchers thought of buying cattle at a salesbarn except in person, now there is broadband Internet.

On August 25, federal and state commissioners visited the Philip Livestock Auction “to see what a rural livestock auction that is wired into Internet business was like,” said George Strandell.


Burglary and auto theft at Philip auto business

A pickup stolen from a local body shop was taken for a joy ride in the early morning hours of Thursday, August 24. Les’ Body Shop in Philip was burglarized between 12:30 and 1:45 a.m., according to law enforcement officials.

It was reported that someone was driving recklessly and squealing their tires. Black tire marks can still be seen in different areas of Philip.

Philip police officer David Butler was driving by Les’ Body Shop and noticed an open overhead door. He contacted Mike Noteboom, the shop owner, about the possibility of having accidentally left the door open.


Colleen Su Krueger

Colleen Su (Dale) Krueger, age 39, of Palm Springs, CA, died August 6, 2005 as a result of a motorcycle accident in Los Angeles, CA.

Graveside services will be held 10:00 a.m. Thursday, September 8, at the Masonic Cemetery in Philip, with Pastor Brad Kattelmann officiating.

Rush Funeral Home of Philip is in charge of arrangements. Colleen Su Dale was born in Seoul, South Korea, on February 17, 1966. She came to the United States and joined the Denny Dale family October 25, 1969. She became a U.S. citizen two years later.


Kimberli Reeves

Kimberli "Kim" K. (Young) Reeves, 44, Highmore, SD, made her appearance into the world on June 2, 1961, in Rapid City, SD, to Gerald and Janice (Keller) Young.

After a six-year battle with cancer, Kim went home to be with the Lord on August 16, 2005.

Funeral services were Monday, August 22, at the Parkview Gym in Ft. Pierre with Pastor Paul Bly and Chaplain Dodie Noordermeer officiating.

Burial was in the Scotty Philips Cemetery.


August 11th

Florence M. Sanftner

Florence M. Sanftner, age 90, of Belvidere, died Tuesday, August 09, 2005 at the Rapid City Regional Hospital.

Florence M. Weis was born November 12, 1914, at Plattsmouth, Nebraska, the only child of Raymond and Florence (Wolf) Weis. She received her education in Tripp and Gregory counties, Iowa, Ohio, and California. In the course of her education, she attended eighteen different schools.


Merritt E. Patterson

Merritt E. Patterson, age 93, of Wall, died Tuesday, August 2, 2005, at the Clarkson Mt. View Health Care Facility in Rapid City.

Funeral services were held Saturday, August 6, at the United Methodist Church, with Rev. Brad Kattelmann officiating.

Music for the service was provided by Carol Hahn, prelude/ postlude pianist; Rita Patterson, pianist; Gene, Dean, Dale and Gale Patterson, vocalists; with congregational hymns.

Ushers were Lauren and Eric Kasuske and Bernard Foster.