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February 4th, 2005

FFA goes to Denver Stock Show

The Denver Stock Show ... was just one of the many activities that members of the Philip FFA experienced on their four-day field trip. Those attending were (from left) Tiekola Fortune, Dustin Michael, Fred Foland, Rhett Roseth, Britt Miller, Chad Hanrahan and Branden Moos. Not pictured are Tyler Gartner and instructor Doug Hauk. Courtesy photo

The Philip High School Senior Agriculture class earned four days of packed experiences on a field trip to Denver.

The eight Philip seniors, who had sold at least 60 boxes of fruit during their four years in Future Farmers of America, joined other FFA members from Kadoka and New Underwood. The whirlwind trip began at 6:30 a.m. on Sunday, January 16th.


South Dakota Quarter will tell a story … which one shall it be?

Governor Mike Rounds recently unveiled five designs for the South Dakota Quarter, which will be released in 2006 by the United States Mint.

"The State Quarter is a wonderful opportunity to market South Dakota's unique features and attractions to the world", Rounds said. "By holding a statewide vote, all of our citizens have a voice in selecting their favorite image to represent our state."

The state quarter will be chosen from five designs illustrated by U.S. Mint Artists.


Crew Agency, Ltd. the first in South Dakota to be featured in national trade magazine

Crew Agency, Ltd. ... is featured in this quarter’s Rural Community Insurance Service magazine and on the magazine’s website. The staff were excited to be the first in South Dakota to be featured in the magazine. Pictured back row, left to right, are Grady Crew, Tom Husband, and Rusty Olney; front row are Bernice Crew and Mary Poss. Courtesy photo

The Crew Agency, Ltd. is featured in this quarter’s Rural Community Insurance Service magazine and on the magazine’s website.

The Crew Agency staff were excited to be the first in South Dakota to be featured in the magazine. RCIS is the largest multi-peril crop insurance company, doing business in all 50 states. The spotlight is on the web at http://www.rcis.com/spotlight.ht ml.

Following is the article from the website.

The Crew Agency's office is in the Badlands Trading Post at the entrance to the Badlands National Park in southwestern South Dakota.


Scotties defeat Newell Irrigators

Nathan O'Dea slips through the Irrigators' defense to put up two.

The Philip Scotties defeated the Newell Irrigators by a score of 66-61 in Philip on Tuesday evening, February 1st.

Individual scores for the Scotties: Austin Bowen, 5; Andy Schulz, 4; Dana Kerns, 24; Casey Elshere, 5; Nathan O'Dea, 26; and Justin Livermont, 2.

See next week's paper for complete stats.


Scotties defeat Newell Irrigators

Dana Kerns makes this jump shot without getting fouled.

The Philip Scotties defeated the Newell Irrigators by a score of 66-61 in Philip on Tuesday evening, February 1st.

Individual scores for the Scotties: Austin Bowen, 5; Andy Schulz, 4; Dana Kerns, 24; Casey Elshere, 5; Nathan O'Dea, 26; and Justin Livermont, 2.

See next week's paper for complete stats.


Philip Scotties vs. Lemmon Cowboys

The Philip Scottie boys’ basketball team defeated the Lemmon Cowboys on Friday, January 28.


February 3rd

Dr. George Mangulis honored for 50 years of service to Philip

A grand celebration is scheduled to honor Dr. George J. Mangulis and his continuing service to the Philip community. Dr. Mangulis will have served as a doctor in Philip for 50 years as of March 5th. This is not a retirement party; he plans on staying active for quite a long time.

The celebration will be from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Fine Arts Building at the Philip High School on Saturday, March 5.

“We are honoring Dr. G. J. Mangulis, but he honors all physicians, especially those who stay in a small community.” said David Dick, CEO of Philip Health Services.


January 27th

Not perfect, but …

Ready, set, go. The S.D. state bird is the mosquito. The S.D. state tree is the telephone pole. The S.D. state animal is whatever is in the crockpot. The S.D. state flower died. We don’t live at the edge of the world, but you can see it from the water tower. We have people who have studied for, but flunked, blood tests. Our hunting accident victims might survive better, if someone doesn’t field dress them. We always wave at passing motorists, because we might not see anyone else for hours.


January 25th

Are you among the "contented"?

I don't personally know the "contented" resident of Brookings County who says she is opposed to every 200-cow dairy in the region. She writes letters to prospective dairy buyers telling them the land here is occupied by "comfortable" and "contented" people, whose hallmark is we have "enough" and we don't want you or your economic benefits here.

I have read one of her letters. She is an eloquent and persuasive writer who uses every tool available except logic to win her arguments.


Legislative Updates

by Representative Cooper Garnos

It’s starting to pick up in the second week of the 40-day legislative session. Many bills have been introduced and heard, and many others promise to be hot issues in the next few weeks.

House Concurrent Resolution 1001 passed out of the House of Representatives and is up for consideration in the Senate. This bill requests that the Department of Agriculture re-impose the ban on the importation of Canadian cattle.