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Labored Day

Since the New York branch of the Central Labor Union held a holiday-type demonstration and picnic on September 5, 1892, and since Congress declared in 1894 that the first Monday in September would be a national holiday, America has celebrated Labor Day.

No, the holiday was not thought up by gynecologists, pediatricians and exhausted new mothers. Can you imagine a group of maternity ward hospital beds and cribs going down the road in a parade? Let’s not PUSH! that thought.

I am confused in that so many businesses are open on Labor Day.


“Mr Attitude” to present a free speech at South Dakota State Fair

How to Tap into Your Creative Potential, featuring Bob “Mr. Attitude” Prentice of Professional Development Systems and The Prairie Beacon, will be held at the South Dakota State Fair on Wednesday, September 7, at 4:00 p.m. in the Women’s Building.

This hour-long session promises to be a practical and applicable session that is fun, lively, and motivational for all participants.


FCC and SDPUC officials visit Philip Livestock Auction in state tour

From the 1960s when four-party telephone lines still existed in rural South Dakota, from less than 10 years ago when very few ranchers thought of buying cattle at a salesbarn except in person, now there is broadband Internet.

On August 25, federal and state commissioners visited the Philip Livestock Auction “to see what a rural livestock auction that is wired into Internet business was like,” said George Strandell.


Burglary and auto theft at Philip auto business

A pickup stolen from a local body shop was taken for a joy ride in the early morning hours of Thursday, August 24. Les’ Body Shop in Philip was burglarized between 12:30 and 1:45 a.m., according to law enforcement officials.

It was reported that someone was driving recklessly and squealing their tires. Black tire marks can still be seen in different areas of Philip.

Philip police officer David Butler was driving by Les’ Body Shop and noticed an open overhead door. He contacted Mike Noteboom, the shop owner, about the possibility of having accidentally left the door open.


Colleen Su Krueger

Colleen Su (Dale) Krueger, age 39, of Palm Springs, CA, died August 6, 2005 as a result of a motorcycle accident in Los Angeles, CA.

Graveside services will be held 10:00 a.m. Thursday, September 8, at the Masonic Cemetery in Philip, with Pastor Brad Kattelmann officiating.

Rush Funeral Home of Philip is in charge of arrangements. Colleen Su Dale was born in Seoul, South Korea, on February 17, 1966. She came to the United States and joined the Denny Dale family October 25, 1969. She became a U.S. citizen two years later.


Kimberli Reeves

Kimberli "Kim" K. (Young) Reeves, 44, Highmore, SD, made her appearance into the world on June 2, 1961, in Rapid City, SD, to Gerald and Janice (Keller) Young.

After a six-year battle with cancer, Kim went home to be with the Lord on August 16, 2005.

Funeral services were Monday, August 22, at the Parkview Gym in Ft. Pierre with Pastor Paul Bly and Chaplain Dodie Noordermeer officiating.

Burial was in the Scotty Philips Cemetery.