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September 28th

Annual audit and setting of the 2007 county budget

The Haakon County Commissioners held a special meeting on Thursday, September 21.

They were apprised of the state's audit report on the Haakon County bookkeeping for 2005. The commissioners also set the proposed 2007 county budget.

Dave Schlosser of the State Auditing Department found two violations in the 2005 accounts.

The first written notice was, "The unreserved, undesignated fund balance of the General Fund exceeded the maximum allowed by South Dakota Codified Laws by approximately $172,000 as of December 31, 2005 resulting in unnecessary taxation.


September 21st

Cross Country update

Scottie Brandy Bartels placed20th at Winner invitational.

After weeks of training with everything from six-plus-mile runs to 14 quarter-mile sprint repeats, the Scotties competed at the Winner Invitational.

The junior varsity - 8th grader Jennifer Stangle, 7th grader Kalvin Ferguson and 8th grader Zane Pekron - ran first. Pekron pushed himself to lead the 43 runners, battling with several strong opponents, to finish in 15:46 and placing 4th among the boys. Ferguson had pushed his way steadily through the field to finish in 19:59, giving him 22nd among the boys. Stangle had also moved up to finish 10th among the girls with a time of 20:09.


Cross Country update

Scottie Kyle Iwan placed 13th at Winner invitational.

After weeks of training with everything from six-plus-mile runs to 14 quarter-mile sprint repeats, the Scotties competed at the Winner Invitational.

The junior varsity - 8th grader Jennifer Stangle, 7th grader Kalvin Ferguson and 8th grader Zane Pekron - ran first. Pekron pushed himself to lead the 43 runners, battling with several strong opponents, to finish in 15:46 and placing 4th among the boys. Ferguson had pushed his way steadily through the field to finish in 19:59, giving him 22nd among the boys. Stangle had also moved up to finish 10th among the girls with a time of 20:09.


Philip Scotties defeat Lemmon/McIntosh 26-8

Scottie vs. Cowboy one-on-one ... Philip’s #24 Zane Fees caught a Scottie pass and ran it 26 yards, despite the best efforts from Lemmon/McIntosh to stop him.

The Scotties traveled to Lemmon on Friday, September 15, and defeated the Lemmon/McIntosh Cowboys 26-8.

Scotties 8 6 6 6 = 26

Cowboys 0 2 0 6 = 8

The long bus trip, the cold temperature, Philip's two previous easy wins ... something distracted the concentration of the Scotties during the first half. At least Coach Keven Morehart thought that his players' heads weren't where they should have been - in the game.

This first quarter started slowly - not until eight minutes into play did the Philip team score its first touchdown.


Haakon School District 27-1 growing

During the Haakon School District 27-1 School Board meeting on Monday, September 18, it was announced that the district is growing in numbers of students.

At the end of school last year, there were 277 students in the district.


DM&E passenger cars stop in Philip

The PIONEER days of Philip, to REVIEW history, included the westward movement of the railroad. Perhaps someday passenger cars will once again become a part of South Dakota.

The Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern (DM&E) Railroad has been offering excursion rides and picnics aboard business cars to employees and invited guests as a part of its 20-year anniversary celebration.

In May of 1999, the City of Philip signed a Community Partnership Agreement with the DM&E. The railroad has an engine named "The City of Philip" - engine #3803, a GP-38 1969 model commissioned in July of 1993.


September 14th

Lady Scotties take fouth place in Philip High School Volleyball Tournament

Slam coming ... Philip’s Tylissa Fitch goes airborne to deliver a spike to the St. Thomas More team.

The Scotties hosted the 17th annual Philip High School Volleyball Tournament on Saturday, September 9.

After a full day of matches, Philip finished in fourth place. Of the ten teams competing, the Bennett County Lady Warriors took first place, while Hot Springs and St. Thomas More took second and third, respectively.

A pool of five teams played against each other in a round-robin competition in one gymnasium, while a pool of the other five teams used the same format in the other gym.


Philip Scotties stymie the Lyman Raiders 74-24

Double-teaming works ... This Lyman Raider had more than he could handle with only one Scottie after him, but two at once was what easily won the game for Philip.

The Philip Scotties hosted the Lyman Raiders and defeated them by a final score of 74-24 on Friday, September 8.

The game ended with about a minute and a half remaining on the "continuous clock" initiated this year as part of the mercy rule.

"We seem to be coming together as a team now," said Head Football Coach Keven Morehart. "We are still experimenting with players to determine the best position for each.


Glen W. Lytle

A memorial service was held September 5, 2006 in Omaha, NE, Glen W. Lytle, age 88 years, formerly of Yuma, AZ, presently of Elkhorn, NE, who passed away recently.

He was a World War II veteran, fighting at the Battle of the Bulge. In 1960, he moved to Philip, SD, where Glen and Irish owned and operated the Midway Café until 1965 when they moved to California.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Irish M. Lytle; a brother, Boyd, and a sister, Betty Tonsing.


George Jerry Williams

George Jerry Williams passed away August 30, 2006. He was born June 17, 1922.

George grew up on a cattle ranch in rural South Dakota, outside of Rapid City. His father was a rancher in Haakon County for over 60 years. He was born to Katherine and George Williams, the middle child and only son. He had two sisters, Julia and Rose.

After an all night bus ride through a snowstorm, he vowed that he would never live anyplace where it snowed and his family thinks he also developed a lifelong aversion to manual labor.