Archive - 2004

September 23rd

Cross country meets held

Maggie Coyle

Cross Country at Kadoka

by Del Bartels

The Philip Scotties cross country team was one of the 18 teams represented at the Kadoka meet on Sept. 11. Though with no individual or team placings, the team showed its fortitude.

Placing 6th out of 38, Holly Iwan ran well in the girls elementary division. Kyle Iwan, in his introductory race of this season, took 10th out of 30 elementary boy runners.

The junior varsity girls’ squad is improving.

Veterans' bonus

Kevin Graber, County Veterans Service Officer for Haakon and Jackson counties, announces that application forms for the Veterans Bonus are now available at his office.

The new bonus program provides for payment of up to $500 to certain veterans who have qualifying active duty service.

Korea first hand

Corporal Frederick Neved of Milesville was killed in action in North Korea on April 15, 1951.

Durward (Dud) Wheeler saw many things in the Korean War. He pauses and says, “Yeah, a lot of them, but didn’t think about it at the time. Now, if you tell too many of those kind of stories, people might think you’re bragging.”

Olaf (Ole) Nelson also pauses and finally says, “I don’t remember some, and some I’ll never forget.”

Nelson was in a headquarters company, but ended up on the front line. He was in several different locations, the last was where the 25th Korean Division was wiped out. Similar to other places, every tree on the hill was blown off.

Haakon School Board aligns budget

The Haakon School Board is already aligning its budget and accounting practices toward any possible “scarcity” bill which may be re-introduced in the state legislature.

School districts which have few students in a very large area may be given additional support if a bill similar to last year’s session is introduced and passes in the next session.

Main Street Philip 1921 …

Merchants lost no time in rebuilding after the destructive fire on October 6, 1920, as you can see by this picture of the east side of main street in 1921. The fire started in the Schimke Furniture store and was discovered by Henry Hoffman about 3:00 a.m. There was plenty of water to fight it, but it had too big a start when discovered. There were no personal injuries, but the financial loss was heavy, estimated at a total of $225,000. It was about one-third covered by insurance.

Scotties first home game falls to Ranchers

The Harding County Ranchers and the Philip Scotties started a fast game last Friday evening in Philip.

With all the touchdowns in the first half, at first the game seemed like a run-away. The Scotties bounded back in the second half to hold the Ranchers from any more points.

With 8:38 still left in the first quarter, the score was already 7-6. Picking up a fumble and taking it into the end zone, the Ranchers started pulling away. Despite some good tackles and pass covering, the Scotties kept getting pushed back.

September 3rd

SDRA Standings as of August 23rd

Rookie Cowgirl

1. Calley Worth, Gettysburg, $2,567.50; 2. Lori Amick, Wess. Springs, $2,458.61; 3. Jacque Murray, Isabel, $2,086.73; 4. Brittany Brown, Harrold, $1,930.92; 5. Josi Price, Buffalo, $1,354.88; 6. Cinnamon Johnston, Red Owl, $1,339.26; 7. Sammy Rhinehart, Highmore, $1,020.21; 8. Lindsey Loiseau, Flandreau, $974.48; 9. Joey Painter, Buffalo, $755.48; 10. Michelle Lane, Burbank, $519.88

Rookie Cowboy

1. Dane Maher, Eagle Butte, $3,065.58; 2. OJ Heidler, Opal, $3,008.58; 3. Jesse Wilson, Wasta, $2,492.25; 4. Ben Smith, New Underwood, $2,027.38; 5.

Cross country starts strong

Seven o’clock am and the Philip Scottie Cross-Country team are on their way to the Faith golf coarse. This is the first time in many years that the Scotties have raced in Faith. We needed to see this coarse as the 2004-5 Regional meet will be held here. this coarse, like many others, has been placed around a lake or dreek creating the rolling hills that we have beome acustomed to training around Philip.

Our athletes have worked extremely hard, running hills and some very long endurance runs, in preparation for

Darrell D. Johnson

Darrell Dean Johnson, 69, Rapid City, died Tuesday, August 31, 2004, at the Fort Meade VA Medical Center.

Visitation will be Thursday, Sept. 1, from 8:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Friday one hour prior to the services at Kinkade Funeral Chapel.

Services will be Friday, September 3, at 10:00 a.m. at Kinkade Funeral Chapel with Chaplain Moe Greiner officiating. Burial will follow at Black Hills National Cemetery with military honors provided by the Sturgis Veteran's Honor Guard.