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Frank J. Kocer

Frank J. Kocer, 83, of Hot Springs, died June 20, 2004, at the VA Medical Center in Ft. Meade.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., on Monday, August 2, 2004 at the Black Hills National Cemetery in Sturgis, SD.

Frank was born on March 30, 1921, in Gordon, NE, to Frank Sr. and Bina (Madson) Kocer.

Frank attended the Hot Springs grade and high school and also graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Wildlife Management at MSU in 1949.

He left Hot Springs early in 1941, and was deployed out to Camp Claiborne, LA, with the National Guard.


Mavis I. Neiderworder

Mavis Isabel Neiderworder, died Sunday, July 25, 2004, at Bella Vista Nursing Home in Rapid City, SD.

Mavis was born April 21, 1921, to Paul and Miriam Griesel.

She married Morris Neiderworder on Oct. 19, 1942. For most of their married life they lived on a ranch northeast of Philip, SD, where they raised seven children.

In 1971, they moved to Hermosa, and several years later they moved just outside of Rapid City.

Mavis was a faithful member and servant of Faith Lutheran Church in Rapid City. She was a member of Altar Guild and Martha Circle for many years.


Brucklacher receives national recognition

Brigitte Brucklacher, Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) advisor at Philip High School, was recently recognized as a 2004 Adviser Mentor for having achieved the level of Master Adviser. She has devoted two years to new adviser assistance, assuming adult leadership roles in FCCLA, conducting adviser workshops, attending training sessions and using national and state FCCLA resources.

Nationwide, there are over 7,300 advisers for FCCLA.


Regional Teener tournament to be held in Philip

Has he still got it? … Philip Teener alumnus J.R. Snyder, representing the “Old Dogs” last Thursday evening in a baseball game played against the Philip Teener “Red Dogs”, is set to release a pitch in an attempt to show the younger “dogs” he’s still got what it takes! Photo by Kelly Penticoff

The Region 4B VFW Baseball Tournament will be held in Philip on Tuesday, Wednesday, August 3 and 4, and Saturday, August 7, if necessary.

Volunteers are sought to help with taking tickets, concessions, scoreboard, announcing, etc. If you are available and would like to help out at any time during the tournament, please contact Jeff Penticoff at 859-2538 (leave message).

SCHEDULE:

August 3

12:00 Noon Philip vs. Lyman

2:00 p.m. Colome vs.


Regional Teener tournament to be held in Philip

Yeah, big guy, I’m gonna steal … Michael “Buddy” Herber (#27) of the Philip Teeners looks as though he’s going to give Trace O’Connell an earful on how to steal second. The Teeners worked on their baseball skills against the alumni team last Thursday evening in Philip. The game ended in a tie … and Buddy did successfully steal second! Photo by Kelly Penticoff

The Region 4B VFW Baseball Tournament will be held in Philip on Tuesday, Wednesday, August 3 and 4, and Saturday, August 7, if necessary.

Volunteers are sought to help with taking tickets, concessions, scoreboard, announcing, etc. If you are available and would like to help out at any time during the tournament, please contact Jeff Penticoff at 859-2538 (leave message).

SCHEDULE:

August 3

12:00 Noon Philip vs. Lyman

2:00 p.m. Colome vs.


Honors Choir qualifiers

Brittany Westerberg, left, and Heather Finn were notified recently that they had both qualified for the South Dakota Honors Choir. Westerberg, a senior at Philip High School, and Finn, a junior, will arrive on the campus of the University of Sioux Falls on Sunday, August 1, to begin a week of rehearsals under the direction of guest conductor Dr. Jerry Blackstone. The S.D. Honors Choir concert will be held Friday, August 6, at 7:30 p.m. (CT) on the USF campus. The girls had to audition for the distinction of being a part of this elite choir.


Williams family celebrates 100 years at Triangle Ranch

Founders of the family … H.H. and Grace Williams, whose decendents gathered last weekend on the land they homesteaded one hundred years ago.

Descendents of Harris Howard and Grace Williams gathered at the Triangle Ranch homestead over the weekend to celebrate the one hundredth anniversary of the ranch.

The occasion also marked the sixtieth wedding anniversary of Jess and Velma Williams and the thirty-fifth anniversary for Kenny and Lyndy Ireland.

Jess Williams is one of the three surviving members of the third generation of the Williams family and Lyndy (Williams) Ireland is a member of the fourth generation.

The Williams family came to this area from Dexter, Iowa. H.H.


Williams family celebrates 100 years at Triangle Ranch

Log house … built by the H.H. and Grace Williams family one hundred years ago on the Triangle Ranch on the Bad River. Courtesy photo

Descendents of Harris Howard and Grace Williams gathered at the Triangle Ranch homestead over the weekend to celebrate the one hundredth anniversary of the ranch.

The occasion also marked the sixtieth wedding anniversary of Jess and Velma Williams and the thirty-fifth anniversary for Kenny and Lyndy Ireland.

Jess Williams is one of the three surviving members of the third generation of the Williams family and Lyndy (Williams) Ireland is a member of the fourth generation.

The Williams family came to this area from Dexter, Iowa. H.H.


Two LifeFlights transoprt accident victims from area Monday

Two separate traffic accidents Monday required LifeFlight services from Rapid City Regional Hospital.

According to Haakon County Sheriff Larry Hanes, the call came in about 8:50 a.m. for a rollover accident four miles east of Philip.

A Chrysler LeBaron hatchback had rolled over and both of the two occupants were injured. Hanes said the Jaws of Life were used to get the doors off the vehicle.

One victim was Life-Flighted from the scene and the second was transported to Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital.


Festival Days to be held in conjunction with county fair

Philip Festival Days, scheduled for August 6-7-8, is being held this year in conjunction with the annual Haakon/Jackson County Fair.

Activities planned at the county fair include 4-H and open class exhibits, stick horse rodeo, tractor pedal pull, Kiss the Cow Contest, an ice cream social and talent show, to name a few.

The parade theme this year is “Land of the Free, Home of the Brave.” There is still time to get your entry in. Contact Barb Williamson, chairperson, at 859-2588.

In addition to the parade, which starts at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, Aug.