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School board gives go-ahead for alternative calendar

The School Board for the Haakon School District #27-1 spent last Monday inspecting the country schools, interviewing for a school superintendent for next school year, and conducting a scheduled school board meeting.

The annual country school inspection tour was predictably informative. The buildings and properties were noted. The teachers did have the opportunity to show off the students and the teaching programs.

The interviewing for a new superintendent will be an ongoing process until the right candidate is found. The position will then be offered to that candidate.


Assessment shows Philip's strengths

At the town hall meeting last Thursday night, four officials who donated their time and expertise presented the information gathered in 16 listening sessions. Far left, Lynn Jensen adds a compliment as Ted Haeder, Darlys Baum and Shawn Pritchett agree.

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“Philip is a proud community, and rightly so.”

Ted Haeder of the Community Assessment team said this to start the list – a long list – of strengths already visible concerning the community of Philip.

Haeder is a planner/project manager with the South Dakota Department of Tourism and State Development of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development. He was joined by Lynn Jensen, State Director of the U.S.


Evelyn Livermont

Evelyn Livermont, age 80, of Pierre, SD, formerly of Rapid City and Wanblee, passed away on Saturday, October 16, 2004, at Mary House Nursing Home in Pierre, surrounded by her family.

Private family services were held Tuesday, October 19, at St. Mark's Cemetery in Rockyford, SD. Rush Funeral Chapel of Philip was in charge of arrangements.

Evelyn Steele was born June 12, 1924, at her family's home near Rockyford, SD, the daughter of Asa and Winnie (Shangreaux) Steel. She grew up and attended schools in Wakpala and Pine Ridge, SD.

In 1943, Evelyn married A.