October 29th, 2014

Scales and tails visit Philip

Reptile expert Henry Michaloski shows off Houdini, his red-tailed boa constrictor, to the Haakon elementary students. Michaloski used humor, musical ditties and audience participation to teach reptile terminology. Constantly using rhymes, ditties and sing-along actions, animal expert Henry Michaloski and his reptile menagerie entertained and educated Haakon elementary students in a special assembly, Thursday, Oct. 23, in the Fine Arts Building. His “scales and tails” presentation seemed to be as much fun for him as for his audience.

Scottie boys are cross country state champs!

The Philip Scotties brought home the 2014 boys’ State “B” Cross Country Meet first place team award, the girls’ ninth place recognition and the combined team runner-up spot. Four athletes earned medals for finishing in the top 20, the first time Philip has accomplished such a feat.

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October 8th

Louise Simmons

Louise Simmons, 79, Spearfish died Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at the Rapid City Regional Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer.
Louise was born on July 14, 1935 in a car because it ran out of gas on the way to New Underwood to Leonard A. and Esther (Wilcoxsen) Jobgen. She grew up in Scenic, where she enjoyed the time spent with her cousins, Margaret and Donald.

October 1st

Paul R. Lurz__________________________________

Paul R. Lurz, age 93, of Wall, S.D., died Tuesday, September 23, 2014, at the Rapid City Regional Hospital.
Paul R. Lurz was born March 1, 1921, at Wall, the son of Karl and Ida (Welke) Lurz.
He grew up in the Wall area and attended Wall High School. As a young man, he served in the U.S. Army during WWII, stationed mostly in the South Pacific. After his honorable discharge, he returned to Wall.

Homecoming Activities

Philip High School held their Homecoming activities last week. Homecoming king and queen were Brody Jones and Ashton Reedy. Tuesday evening included music by the high school band, chorus and all-state chorus. The cross country, volleyball and football teams were introduced and praised, and Reedy’s first duty was to bless their equipment. The traditional burning of the Philip “P” was held at the evening’s close.

September 20th

Lois Shearn turns centurion

by Price Shearn
My mom, Lois Shearn, who currently resides at the Philip Nursing Home, is celebrating her 100th birthday on Sept. 22, and what a 100 years it has been for her.

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Scotties ride herd on Buffaloes

Even with teammate Jace Giannonatti trying to ride herd, Philip’s Jacob Kammerer was overrun by Buffaloes.

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Fertilizer facility complete

Tours wound their way through the truck loading bay, up to the window-
lined operations office, much further up to the top to the buildinglength
conveyer belt (shown), and back down to the huge storage bays.

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September 18th

September is Honey Month in South Dakota

Governor Dennis Daugaard proclaimed September as Honey Month in South Dakota, saying, “South Dakota ranks in the top five honey producing states. The state has 225 beekeepers who maintain 324,000 colonies. Last year, over 14 million pounds of honey were produced in South Dakota with a value of over 30 million.
While actively foraging for pollen and nectar, honey bees contribute significantly to the pollination of our food supply and play a vital role in maintaining productive farms, forests and grasslands”.

August 5th

James E. Carr, Jr._______________

James E. Carr, Jr., 74, went home July 6, 2014, in Pueblo, Colo.
He was born February 8, 1940, in Rapid City, S.D. He lived in Philip until graduating from high school.
James was an avid NASCAR fan and avid reader. James would read a variety of novels. He was always happy, had a great smile and a contagious laugh.
Jim is survived by his wife, Deanna; stepchildren, Bryon Mobley, Tammy Bobo, Scott Kemph and Brad Kemph; his sister, Connie Lee; one niece; and two nephews.
He was preceded in death were his parents, Jim and Iola Carr; and a brother-in-law, William Lee.