Archive - 2006

October 26th

Scotties Volleyball

Scottie volleyball at Dupree

On Saturday, September 30, the Philip Scotties traveled to Dupree to defeat the Lady Tigers volleyball team 3-0; 25-9, 25-12, 25-8.

Serving: Philip - 54-55 (15 aces). Leaders: Tylissa Fitch - 12 of 12 (5 aces); Kenzy Pinney - 11 of 11 (4 aces); Taylor Holman - 10 of 10; Lindsay Mann - 6 of 7 (3 aces).

Receiving: Philip - 19 of 22. Leaders: Sarah Foland - 5 of 5, Fitch - 4 of 4; Sierra Slovek - 4 of 4.

Setting: Philip - 57 of 63 (22 assists).

Initiatives and referendums make full November ballot

South Dakota voters will have to decide 11 ballot issues November 7 dealing with everything from taxes to gay marriage and whether abortion should be legal.

The last time that many issues filled the state's ballot was 1970 when voters dealt with residency requirements, retired judges, games of chance, four-year terms, the voting age, presidential election, income tax, constitutional revision and school lands.

Eleven issues also appeared on the state ballot in 1910 and 1914. But 11 isn't the record for most state ballot measures.

New Kadoka Area School District voted into existence

A majority of voters in each current taxable district needed to give their approval for the plan to proceed. The special election was on Tuesday, October 17.

In Midland, voters cast 131 votes in favor of the plan and 50 against it. There are 271 registered voters in the Haakon County portion of the Midland School District, and 28 registered voters in the Jackson County portion of Midland School District, thus totalling 299. This translates to a 60 percent voter turn-out.

Voters in the Kadoka School District approved the plan 251-58.

Alessia Barabani - an Italian studying in Philip

Alessia Barabani, upper left, then clockwise, Kianna, Katlin, Edna and Barry Knutson.

Alessia is here as part of a foreign exchange program due to her love of travel and interest in the English language. This 10-month program brought 190 Italian students who arrived in August and will be leaving in June. The group first stopped in New York - touring the Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, Ground Zero, and Fifth Avenue - before going to meet their host families.

Alessia is hosted by Barry and Edna Knutson and their two girls, Katlin and Kianna.

Back home, she has dad and mom, Danilo and Marv Barabani, and older brother, Andrea.

October 19th

Four Philip Scottie runners qualify for State Cross Country Meet in Huron

State Qualifiers from Philip High School: Back row: Kyle Iwan & Anthony Iwan; Front row: Zane Pekron & Brandy Bartels The Scotties are coached by Ralph Kroetch, Jr. Congratulations, also, to the entire team for a great season!!

The Philip Scotties will have four runners at State: Kyle Iwan, Anthony Iwan and Zane Pekron for the boys, and Brandy Bartels representing the girls.

State medals will be given to the top 25 individual places and to the top four teams in each class.

The course distance is 4,000 meters (2.49 miles) for girls and 5,000 meters (3.11 miles) for boys. Starting boxes are drawn by lot. Full teams have a box to themselves. Partial teams will share boxes. The course will be available to runners on Friday from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. CT.

Check-in will start at 9:00 a.m.

Cross country region 5B championship meet hosted by Philip Scottie team

The youth run began the day with Holly Iwan as Philip's lone entree. Iwan ran at the front of the 25-runner field through most of the race. With a time of 5:40, she finished second to Kadoka's Shalee Herber. The junior/senior high team looks forward to her officially joining them next year.

The boys' varsity consisted of seventh grader Kelvin Ferguson, eighth grader Zane Pekron, eighth grader Kyle Iwan and tenth grader Anthony Iwan. These Scotties pressed themselves, attempting to push their young team ahead of the Faith, which slipped past them in 2005 by just one point.


Philip Scottie Homecoming football smears New Underwood Tigers 50-0

Dogpile … When the Philip Scotties had a dogpile, the Tigers seemed to always be on the bottom.

Philip 22 28 - - = 50

New Underwood 0 0 - - = 0

Less than a minute after the game's first kick-off, Philip's Casey Cuny ran 50 yards for the first touchdown. The extra point attempt failed.

The kick by the Scotties' Alex Moos flew high and deep into the opponent's territory, but even the underdogs of New Underwood got through the Philip specialty team. New Underwood was finally stopped on their own 29 yard line.

Dorothy Mae Nixon

Our community lost a wonderful person, devoted mother, grandmother and friend on Monday morning, October 16, 2006. Dorothy Mae "Pete" Nixon passed away following a courageous battle with cancer. Dorothy was very proud of her community and was committed to serving her family, friends, and neighbors.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 19, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Philip, with a vigil service at 7:00 p.m. at the church.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m.

Oliver "Allen" Towne

Oliver "Allen" Towne, age 80, of Hemingford, NE, formerly of Pierre, SD, died Thursday, October 12, 2006, at the Box Butte Hospital in Alliance, NE.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 17, at the Deep Creek Lutheran Church, rural Midland, with Pastor Ruth Ann Loughry and Pastor Ann Schlossnagle officiating.

Ushers were Kevin Neuhauser, Dan Saenz and Larry Dean. Music was provided by Carmen Alleman, organist, Pastor Ruth Ann and Pastor Ann, vocalists. Reader was Sandra Johnson. Register book attendant was Gene Hudson.

Jerald E. "Jerry" Kjerstad

Jerald Elnoris "Jerry" Kjerstad, age 64, of Piedmont, died Sunday, October 15, 2006, at the University of Colorado Hospital in Denver, CO.

Visitation will be held 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Thurday, October 19, at the Wall Community Center, and one hour preceding the services at the Center on Friday.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, October 20, at the Wall Community Center, with Pastor Brad Kattelmann officiating.

Music will be provided by Rita, Dean and Gene Patterson, Linda Eisenbraun, vocalists, Sydney Kjerstad, pianist, and Jenni Kjerstad, dancer.