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Wesley W. Stverak

Wesley W. Stverak, age 65, of Quinn, SD, died Tuesday afternoon, August 10, 2004, at his residence.

Funeral services were held Friday, August 13, at the United Methodist Church in Wall, with Pastor Jim Cissell and Rev. Charlie Hunt officiating.

Music was provided by Dorothy Shearer, organist, with congregational hymns. Ushers were Jerry Johannesen, Bill Leonard, and Delbert Sebade. Pallbearers were Klare Schroder, David Jedlicka, Grant Shearer, Dan Hedlund, Rodney Lanz, Lavern Lanz, Jim Williams, and Dennis Eliason.

Interment was in the Mt. Hope Cemetery, Quinn.


Linda Kay Williams

Linda Kay Williams, age 36, of Interior, SD, died Saturday, August 14, 2004, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip.

Funeral services were held 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 18 at the Interior School Gym, with Pastor Paul Bly and Pastor Lisa Isensee officiating.

Music was provided by Randi Oyan, pianist, and Veronica Stoneall, vocalist, Travis Hanson and Brad Johnson, vocalists. Ushers were Aaron Kaye and Jerry Stout, Marv Williams, Mike Antonsen, and Marty Williams.


Elsie M. Haddock

Elsie M. Haddock, age 96, of Rapid City, formerly of Midland, died Tuesday, August 24, 2004 at her residence in Rapid City.

Visitation will be held 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Friday, August 27, at the Rush Funeral Home in Philip, and one hour preceding the services at the church on Saturday.

Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m. Saturday, August 28, at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Midland, with Pastor Paul Bly officiating.

Music will be provided by Kim Bierle, organist, and the Open Bible Study Group, vocalists. Ushers will be Richard Doud and Theron Koehler.


Bad River Open held at LWGC

The Bad River Open Golf Tournament attracted only thirty-eight golfers this last weekend. Of these, only nine were local players. The Great Plains Native American Golf Association (GPNAGA) hosted the three day event on the Lake Waggoner Golf Course.


Estate planning seminar to be held in Philip

The District Five Farmers Union will sponsor Estate Planning Services' popular seminar "Five Pillars of Estate Planning" at the Philip Senior Center on Saturday, September 4, at noon. Randy McKee of Black Hawk and his wife Carol present workshops to civic organizations and private groups all over the region. The workshop is free.


Fire, any volunteers?

Jaws of Life … Shortly after the open house demonstration, the Jaws of Life were used to cut an injured woman from this car. It collided into the back of a loaded gravel truck. Assistant Fire Chief Roger Williams is amazed that the call was for a rescue of a live person, rather than recovery of a body.

The Philip Fire Department has 42 members led by Marty Hansen and Roger Williams. When an emergency call comes in to the Philip Police Station, ten phones around Philip ring. A 911 call goes through Rapid City first, but is just as fast. Usually Marty or Roger are the ones to sound the whistle and initiate pagers. An estimated dozen or more volunteers quickly arrive, ready for anything. If the situation requires more volunteers, the whistle keeps blowing and almost everyone is soon present and accounted for.

Eight trucks stand ready.


School board: insurance, heat, and homecoming

The scheduled Haakon County School Board meeting drew a dozen citizens, most of them interested in the geo-thermal agreement section of the agenda.

Six businesses and the fire hall use the school’s surplus heating energy. Barium chloride is used to take radon out of the hot water before it is used to heat the school buildings. Barium chloride has increased in price. Testing the water for radon is an on-going requirement and expense. The underground water flow has slightly decreased, thus lowering the energy potential.