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Track Results

Scottie boys take second in Newell Golf Invitational:

The Newell Invitational Golf Tournament was played on Friday, April 28.

In the girls’ division, Tara Ravellette scored 107 to take fifth place individually. Abby Fitzgerald scored 118 for tenth place.

In the boys’ team division, Philip earned second place with a combined score of 293. The Wall team took first place.


Tractor and field

“Being on the track team will get me in better shape,” argued my teen-age daughter. I replied, “The boys are already taking second looks at you, I don’t want your shape any better! Besides, why would anyone want to run in circles unless they are doing their taxes? In track you fight the wind all day and come home with a sunburn.”

I really did want my daughter to join track, but I know from being a parent that kids will only do what they think their parents don’t want them to do.


Craig Hanrahan throws hat into political ring

Craig Hanrahan, a rancher northwest of Philip, has announced that he will seek the state Senate seat in the newly formed District 27, which includes Haakon, Jackson, Bennett and Shannon counties.

A Republican and a lifelong resident of Haakon County, Hanrahan said he looks forward to traveling the district and hearing the concerns of his neighbors.

“I believe that good decisions create good opportunities,” he said.


Commissioners enjoy minor issues meeting

Matters of smaller concerns were reviewed by the Haakon County Commissioners during their Tuesday, May 2, meeting.

Up first was Roger Porch. He needed county official’s signatures on a plat for land he recently purchased from Gaye Odom. The commissioners applied their signatures and approved the plat. County Highway Superintendent Kenny Neville requested an approval of a waterline crossing through a gravel road for Gary Snook. The commissioners approved the request unanimously.


Jonathan Swisher - visiting medical student with area ties and local grandfather doctor

Acquiring clinical experience during a rural family medicine preceptorship at Philip Health Services, Jonathan Swisher is following a career choice that runs in the family.

“I’ve seen many patients here whom my grandfather used to see when in practice. People recognize the name and ask if I’m related,” said Swisher. His grandfather, Dr. Lowell P. Swisher, had a family practice in Kadoka from around 1960 to 2000, and is now retired in Rapid City.”

Jonathan is a third-year medical student at the University of South Dakota. He has been under the tutelage of Dr.


Alice J. (Brown) Bush

Funeral Mass for Alice J. (Brown) Bush, 92, of St. Louis, MO, was celebrated on Monday, March 27, at Our Lady of the Snows at the Apartment Community in Belleville, IL.

Interment was in chapel Hill Cemetery in Cedar Hill, MO.

She was born October 11, 1913 at Cottonwood, SD, the daughter of Fred and Ruth Brown. She graduated from Cottonwood High School and trained as a registered nurse at St.


Edward H. "Eddie" Arthur

Edward H. "Eddie" Arthur, age 78, of Philip, died Sunday, April 30, 2006, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 3, with a vigil service at 7:00 p.m., all at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Philip.

Mass of Christian burial will be at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, May 4, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Ron Garry as celebrant. Reader will be Rita O’Connell. Music will be provided by Judy Elshere, pianist, Barb Bowen and Cory Elshere, vocalists.