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August 4th

Suspicious package results in traffic block

A bomb scare closed Highway 14 east of Philip for about an hour Saturday afternoon.

“We had a suspicious package,” Haakon County Sheriff Larry Hanes said. A rancher haying near the highway found the package and called law enforcement.

Traffic was blocked for approximately one hour as the Sheriff’s Department and South Dakota Highway Patrol investigated.


Seeking cancer survivors

The Quad County Relay For Life Survivor Committee is seeking cancer survivors to be special guests at the 2nd annual Relay For Life event on September 11 & 12, 2004, at the Wall Football Field.

All survivors are invited to walk in the first lap of the event. They will be recognized and will receive a keepsake of the evening.


Festival Days & Haakon/Jackson County Fair this weekend in Philip

Philip is gearing up for an action-packed weekend, August 6-7-8, with the Philip Festival Days activities and the Haakon/ Jackson County Fair, which includes Achievement Days and Open Class exhibits.

Along with the usual events, some highlighted events are the Kiss the Cow Contest, two street dances downtown, animal shows, an ice cream social, mud bog, as well as a golf tournament and a demolition derby.

Open Class Exhibits for the county fair will be accepted at 10:00 a.m. on Friday. See all of the wonderful exhibits, from flowers and horticulture to clothing and needlework.


Postmistress meets with council

The Philip Postmistress warned the Philip City Council of problems that could occur should the hospital place a mailbox on the street. Jodi Kammerer appeared at the Monday evening meeting to discuss with the council the proposed hospital mailbox along Pine Street.

At the July meeting Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital Administrator Dave Dick met with the council in regards to placing a mailbox along the street to receive mail that has been sent back due to the wrong address.


Local museum moved

Volunteers Joy Klima (left) and Phyllis Hajek take a break from the hot and dusty business of moving the museum pieces to pose in front of this tapestry of advertising found in the old museum. The canvas is painted with business advertising from Philip of yesteryear. It was believed to have been hanging in the former opera house, which now houses the Gem Theatre. Photo by Kelly Penticoff

The Friends of the West River Museum have reorganized the former in an effort to save the museum pieces and keep the museum open.

The museum will be open during Festival Days, August 6-7-8, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. each day.

Volunteers were busy this week moving items to the building just south of the former museum (on North Center Ave.) in an effort to keep the museum open and public interest alive.

The board met on July 13th to discuss problems with the Hillside Hotel location.


Local museum moved

Interesting Displays at Museum … This interesting display at the Friends of West River Museum (N. Center Ave. in Philip) can be viewed during Festival Days, August 6-7-8, from 1 to 5 p.m. each day. Photo by Kelly Penticoff

The Friends of the West River Museum have reorganized the former in an effort to save the museum pieces and keep the museum open.

The museum will be open during Festival Days, August 6-7-8, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. each day.

Volunteers were busy this week moving items to the building just south of the former museum (on North Center Ave.) in an effort to keep the museum open and public interest alive.

The board met on July 13th to discuss problems with the Hillside Hotel location.