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June 30th

William "Bill" Nelson Grimm

William Nelson "Bill" Grimm, age 68, of White River, died Tuesday, June 20, 2006, at the Rosebud Hospital in Rosebud, SD.

Services were held Tuesday, June 27, at the Community Events Center in White River with Pastor John Erickson presiding.

Music was provided by Lynda Bloom, “Amazing Grace” and “What A Friend We Have in Jesus”. Register book attendant was Naomi Grimm. Ushers were Nick Frank and Randy Borer. Pallbearers were Jim Fernen, Bill Piercy, Doug Holmes, Walt Lurz, Gene Popkes and Darrell Scott.


Gladys M. Gardner

Gladys M. Gardner, age 78, of Ridgecrest, CA, formerly of Wall, SD, died Wednesday, June 21, 2006, at her home in Ridgecrest.

Services will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 29, at the United Methodist Church in Wall, with Pastor Brad Kattelmann officiating.

Music will be provided by Carol Hahn, organist, and Lucille Holsether, vocalist, singing “His Eye is on the Sparrow”, “Rock of Ages”, and “In the Garden”. Ushers are Bill Leonard and Bernard Foster.


Haakon County not eligible for emergency CRP haying/grazing

Haakon County has been disapproved for Emergency CRP haying and grazing. The county could only show a 36 percent below normal loss of precipitation.


Philip Health Services, Inc. new CEO chosen

Kent Olson has been selected as the new CEO/Administrator of Philip Health Services, Inc. (PHSI) in Philip. He will assume his new duties at PHSI on July 17.

“We welcome Kent to Philip Health Services,” said Charles Ekstrum, Chairman of the PHSI board. “With Kent’s skills and knowledge, we’re confident he will contribute greatly to the Philip community.”

Rapid City Regional weighed “quite a few applications, finally presenting the top two for further interviewing by the PHSI directors and department managers,” said Kim Kanable of Philip Health Services.


The best things don’t change

A cowboy’s day starts early.

Ralph “Shorty” and Maxine Jones reflect the character and temperament, as well as the common sense of Western South Dakota ranchers.

Their place is a long-time family “home place” about 10 miles south of Midland, and their 20,000 acres stretch into Jackson County. They need to keep track of about 850 head of Black cattle – the white-faced Herefords seem to have faced away in most of the cowboy country now.

Walking into their living room is to experience a glow of South Dakota history.


The best things don’t change

Ralph "Shorty" and Maxine Jones

Ralph “Shorty” and Maxine Jones reflect the character and temperament, as well as the common sense of Western South Dakota ranchers.

Their place is a long-time family “home place” about 10 miles south of Midland, and their 20,000 acres stretch into Jackson County. They need to keep track of about 850 head of Black cattle – the white-faced Herefords seem to have faced away in most of the cowboy country now.

Walking into their living room is to experience a glow of South Dakota history.


Residents voice opinions at public hearing concerning proposed library

A packed courthouse community room Monday, June 26, 2006, was the scene of a public hearing in regards to the Community Development Block Grant that Haakon County is applying for to help fund the proposed new library.

The public hearing was just one of many HUD requirements that have to be met to qualify for the CDBG. Other requirements include an income survey and an environment assessment.


Bergeson new chair of S.D. Coalition for Children youth advisory council

Bailey Bergeson of Philip has been elected chair of South Dakota Voices for Children’s Youth Advisory Council.


Freedom attitude

When a news program shows anti-Americans burning the United States flag, my blood boils. But, when I witness a worn flag being retired – respectfully done by burning – my right hand automatically reaches up to cover my heart. Independence Day is really an attitude.

We have all heard that America is not perfect, but it is the best possible place to live.


SD High School Finals Rodeo results

Cowboys and cowgirls from the Philip area who participated in the South Dakota High School Finals Rodeo in Belle Fourche were Ryan Kammerer, Stephanie O’Connell, Katie Nelson, Toyeala Fortune and Kaylee Nelson.

Kaylee Nelson, a junior at Philip High School and daughter of Tim and Denise Nelson, qualified for nationals in the breakaway roping and cattle cutting events. Nelson finished second point-wise in breakaway roping with 35 total points from the two Regional and one State Finals rodeo.