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August 3rd

Kirley Junior Shooters take ninth at Nationals

Right on target ... The Kirley Junior Shooters took ninth place at the National BB-gun match in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Front row, from left: Nick Neuhauser, John Willoughby, Haley Hand, Avery Johnson, Shantel Norman, Wyatt Johnson, Coach Kevin Neuhauser, Austin Briggs, and Coach Byron Hand. Back row: Coaches Darren Fischer and Jeff Willoughby.

Members of the Kirley Junior Shooters traveled over 11,000 miles to compete in the International B-B Gun Competition Match. They left Haakon County on June 28 for Bowling Green, Kentucky, and returned on July 4, bringing with them the ninth overall place ... a place earned out of 253 shooters, representing 39 teams, representing 19 states.

Five team members and two alternates of the Kirley Junior Shooters earned the honor to go to Nationals: John Willoughby, Nick Neuhauser, Austin Briggs, Haley Hand, Chantel Norman, Avery Johnson and Wyatt Johnson.


Kaylee Nelson takes 13th in girls' cutting at National High School Finals Rodeo

Standings after first go-round

Breakaway roping: 8th place - Katy Pfleger, Rapid City, 2.917.

Bareback bronc: 1st place - Paul Palczewski, Ludlow, 78; 10th place - Jet Price, Buffalo, 73; 28th place - Troy Bechen, Whitewood, 67.

Pole bending: 10th place - Dusti Varland, Faith, 20.445; 69th place - Alicia Kokesh, Belle Fourche, 22.01; 104th place - Roberta Triggs, Rapid City, 25.084; 110th place - Halley Treeby, Hecla, 25.663.

Tie-down roping: 46th place - Branden Baade, Artesian, 12.87; 91st place - Dane Kissack, Spearfish, 19.367; 99th place - Ty Thompson, Wanb


Hammer or handshake ...

Big or small issues, I learn how to treat aspects of my life through the direct and indirect influences of my children.

The politicians and powers-that-be should visit with my daughter. She was given a hand-me-down skirt. It was fairly new, white, stylish, fit well, and she liked it. I saw it on her for the first time. I closed my wide-open jaw so hard that I almost lost my tongue. That mini-skirt showed off my daughter's legs almost up to her armpits. Actually, back in college, I used to date girls who wore clothes like that. But, my daughter?!


Already time for school to start?

Registration for this year's academic classes at Philip High School for grades 7-12 will be from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday, August 15-16, at the high school principal's office.

The three Fall sports will hold their first practices on Monday, August 14.

All athletes must have their physical forms on file in the high school office before their first practice. Forms are available at the high school office or online at www.philip.k12.sd.us.

A football parent/player meeting will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 13, in the high school gym.


Survey required for library grant

Haakon County is applying for a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) through the Governor's Office of Economic Development and Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

The CDBG will partially fund a new county library with an annex attached to the existing courthouse which will contain handicap accessible restrooms compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

In order to be eligible for the grant, the Haakon County Friends of the Library will be conducting random telephone surveys in the evening hours during the week of August 7-11.


Haakon/Jackson County Fair and Philip Festival Days - Thurs.-Sun. August 3-6

Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August 3-6, offer a very full schedule of fun activities for residents and guests in the Philip area. Planning and preparations for the Haakon/Jackson County Fair and Philip Festival Days are now complete. The agenda is overflowing.

"The two events are being coordinated to make it easier for people to attend all the various activities," said Mark Ford, who is chairing the Festival Days preparations. Adele Gelvin is organizing the many 4-H livestock activities for the fair. Barb Williamson is chairing the parade.


Knutson and Arthur help build orphanage in Sri Lanka

Constructing a cabana ... Curt Arthur (center) takes a quick breather in the almost 100º temperature and almost 100 percent humidity of western Sri Lanka. On the other side of the walled-in orphanage complex are 19 million Sri Lankans.

An island civilization with over 35,300 casualties and over 12,000 orphans from the 2004 Tsunami, 75 percent of its fishing industry destroyed, and a violent group of civil-war separatists disrupting government activities; this is Sri Lanka.

Why would anyone travel half way across the world to help build an orphanage there?


Knutson and Arthur help build orphanage in Sri Lanka

Sponsored child ... Four-year-old Harshanna got to actually see his American sponsor, Rod Knutson. Mission of Mercy has partnered with Asiana Educational Development to raise and educate orphans and to help educate sponsored children of Sri Lanka, as well as other counties.

An island civilization with over 35,300 casualties and over 12,000 orphans from the 2004 Tsunami, 75 percent of its fishing industry destroyed, and a violent group of civil-war separatists disrupting government activities; this is Sri Lanka.

Why would anyone travel half way across the world to help build an orphanage there?


July 27th

Philip's Jerry Rhodes Assistant Football Coach of the Year

Jerry Rhodes is the Assistant Football Coach of the Year for 2005 for District 9A.

"It is well deserved by Jerry Rhodes. He was very instrumental in the success that we had last football season," said Head Coach Keven Morehart, who nominated Rhodes last November.

Rhodes has been involved with football for approximately 34 years. His first position was as assistant football coach at the Presho High School in 1968. During his career, he has volunteered as offensive line, defensive line, or assistant coach for over 20 years.


Philip "A" Baseball Team

The young athletes finished their season at the Badlands League Tournament in Kadoka on July 22. Back row: Austin O'Dea, Kyle Schulz, Jordan Hauk, Brandon O'Dea, Gunner Hook, Karch Foley, and Coach Michael Westerberg. Front row: Coach Travis DeJong, Tate DeJong, Gavin Brucklacher, Cheney Burns, Trey DeJong, Sam Stangle and Ryan VanTassel. Not pictured: Cassidy Schnabel. Team awards for the 2006 season; Cassidy Schnabel - most improved player, Tate DeJong - hustle/inspiration, and Brandon O'Dea MVP/team leader.