Archive - 2006

September 8th

Lady Scotties beat Kadoka Kougars in volleyball 3-1

Taylor Holman put the ball up for a teammate's spike.

The Scotties hosted the Kadoka Kougars on Thursday, August 31. The Philip volleyball team defeated Kadoka three games to one - 25-19, 25-12, 25-27, 25-19. Philip is now two wins and zero losses.

"We're a good team," said Head Coach RaeAnn Snyder. "We will do well as long as we hussle and talk. My favorite quote is 'Your best offense is a good defense.' "

Serving: Philip - 80 of 88 (7 aces). Leaders: Tylissa Fitch - 16 of 18 (1 ace); Taylor Holman - 18 of 18 (1 ace); Marissa Mann - 15 of 17 (3 aces).

Mary Lee Nedved

Mary Lee Nedved, age 52, of Rapid City, formerly of Milesville, died Sunday, September 3, 2006, at her residence in Rapid City.

Funeral services were held Thursday, September 7, at the Evangelical Free Church in Philip, with Pastor Gary Wahl officiating.

Interment was in the Masonic Cemetery, Philip.

Mary Lee Nedved was born December 29, 1953, in Kadoka, SD, the daughter of John J. and Mae M. (Picker) Nedved. She grew up on the family farm northeast of Milesville, SD. At the age of 14, her mother died and her father and she continued to live on the farm.

Olive "Ollie" Collins

Olive "Ollie" Collins (The Tax Lady) 91 of Guadalupita, NM, formerly of Faith, SD, passed away Wednesday, August 23, 2006, at her home.

Service were held Tuesday, August 29, at the Faith Community Center in Faith with Rev. Wayne Olson officiating.

Interment was at the Collins Family Ranch Cemetery near Faith.

Ollie Collins was born March 15, 1915, at Pierre to Byron and Elsie (Staben) Sabey. She attended Pierre Elementary and High School and graduated with honors, despite the fact that she was declared blind for six months her senior year.

Richard L. Durnill

Richard Lee Durnill, 70, Box Elder, died Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2006, at his residence.

Richard was born July 29, 1936 to Harold and Merle (Ellerton) in Wessington Springs, SD. He attended school in Wessington Springs.

Richard spent his youth on Thunder Butte Creek with his Uncle Claude Foster and they moved to California where he attended numerous schools. He owned and operated a welding business in the Lancaster, CA, area.

In 1996, Richard returned to Rapid City to care for his mother and has been here since.

Frances A. Brech

Frances A. Brech, age 90, of New Underwood, formerly of Philip, died Monday, August 28, 2006, at the Good Samaritan Center in New Underwood.

Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Friday, September 1, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Ron Garry as celebrant.

Music was provided by JoAnne Stilwell, organist, and the Haakon County Crooners, singing "On Eagles Wings", and congregational hymn, "Here I Am, Lord."

Ushers were Dustin and Darrick Brooks and Ashley Klosterman.

Vicky Lee Dale

Vicky Lee Dale, age 51, of Philip, died Wednesday, August 23, 2006, at Rapid City Regional Hospital.

Memorial Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, August 28, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Philip, with Father Bryan Sorensen as celebrant.

Music was provided by Marianne Frein, organist, and Maureen Palecek, vocalist; songs: "On Eagles Wings", "Shepherd Me O' God", "Holy Is His Name", "Peace Is Flowing Like A River" and "We Will Rise Again".

Ushers were Todd Radway and J.J. Walker.

Inurnment was in the Masonic Cemetery, Philip.

Verda G. Odom

Verda G. Odom, age 85, of Philip, died Monday, August 28, 2006, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip.

Services were held Wednesday, August 30, at the American Legion Hall in Philip, with Minister Allen Tolliver officiating.

Music was provided by the Haakon County Crooners, singing "Amazing Grace" and "Old Rugged Cross".

Ushers were Kieth Smith and Dugan Stewart. Pallbearers were Bruce Boyd, Brooks Slama, Matthew Cross, Mel Smith, Tommy Odom and Jack Hansen.

Interment was in the Masonic Cemetery, Philip.


The idea of dreams and dreaming influences almost all aspects of life - humor, beauty, insight and nightmares. Shakespeare, who dreamed up a whole bunch of things, once said, "We are such stuff as dreams are made of."

We've all heard of the poor guy whose reoccurring dream had him trying to open a door that had a sign on it. He relates to a friend that, no matter how hard he pushes and shoves, he cannot open the door. When asked what is written on the sign, he replies, "Pull."

A man dreams that he is visiting Heaven.

Big and Rich to honor vets at September dedication

The country vocal duo Big and Rich will add their voices to the September dedication of South Dakota's Vietnam War Memorial in Pierre. The ceremony will take place at 2:00 p.m on September 16.

Big and Rich co-wrote their current hit "8th of November" as a tribute to their friend Niles Harris, a Deadwood resident and Vietnam War veteran.

"They have a very special story to tell," Governor Mike Rounds said.

Badlands District Fire School planned

The annual Badlands District Fire School will this year be held in Kadoka on Sunday, September 24. The training is highly recommended for all area fire fighters, and firefighters from other districts are welcome.

Registration will be from 7:00 to 8:00 a.m. There is a department and individual cost, but often the fire departments pay for their volunteers to attend. Morning classes will be from 8:00 to 11:00. Lunch and the annual business meeting will be from 11:00 to 12:30.