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Archive - 2007

July 24th

Gladys D. Bear Heels

Gladys Dorothy Bear Heels, age 83, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, July 15, 2007, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip, SD.

Gladys was born August 25, 1923, at West Bend near Ft. Thompson, SD, the daughter of Grace Bear and Van Meter Kennedy. As a child, she moved with her family to Norris, SD, where she spent her childhood and being raised by Sam Chasing Horse, Sr.

She was united in marriage to Stacey Bear Heels on April 15, 1947.


Audrey "Joyce" Quiver-Romero ~ Cikala Waste Win

Audrey "Joyce" Quiver-Romero, Cikala Waste Win, was born February 9, 1940, in Pine Ridge, SD. Joyce left this world to be with her family that preceded her in death on July 15, 2007. Joyce passed away at her residence, the Seven Arrow Ranch on Quiver Hill.

Meeting and guiding her home was her mother Lavina Richards-Quiver, her father Bert Quiver, her sisters Fern Fast Wolf and Twila Quiver. Also, brothers Bertie, Willard and Delane Quiver.

Joyce was a hard working woman who raised eight children of her own, and several of her family members.


Janet Rosalie "Tootie" Stout

Janet Rosalie "Tootie" Stout, age 68, of Kadoka, died Wednesday, July 11, 2007, at the Rapid City Regional Hospital.

Memorial services were held Monday, July 16, at the Presbyterian Church in Kadoka, with Dave Ohrtman officiating.

Music was provided by Boyd Porch, John Kaiser and Carl Bauman. Ushers/hostess were Cliff and Priscilla Parke, Robert and Frances Getz, Leonard and Ruby Sanftner, Ray and Janice Pike. Honorary pallbearers were Brad Jorgensen, Cam, Cory and Chris Uhlir, Matt McKinney, Merle and Norman Kezar.

Interment was in the Belvidere Cemetery.


Olaf "Ole" Nelson

Olaf "Ole" Nelson, age 75, of Midland, died Tuesday evening, July 10, 2007, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital.

Services were held Saturday, July 14, at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Midland, with Pastor Paul Bly officiating.

Music was provided by Joyce Wheeler, Lyndy Ireland and James Nelson.


Martha Pearson

Martha Pearson, age 85, of Philip, died Tuesday, July 10, 2007, at the Rapid City Regional Hospital.

Services were held Saturday, July 14, at the United Church in Philip, with Pastor Mark Ford officiating.

Music was provided by Marilyn Millage, pianist, and Maureen Palecek, vocalist. Ushers were Julie Kemnitz and Debbie Hansen.


Behind the byline ...

Press Manager Sam One Skunk shows Philip visitor Galen Kropf the Pioneer Review press room.

It takes much more than chasing stories and colorful prose to make a newspaper.

As reporters, we mostly ignored the proposition that newspaper need to make money.


Behind the byline ...

Galen Kropf, an Oregon farmer who spent several days in the Philip area, was very impressed with the press mechanism – watches it in motion. Photo by Bill Kunkle

It takes much more than chasing stories and colorful prose to make a newspaper.

As reporters, we mostly ignored the proposition that newspaper need to make money.


Terry Henrie and family to be in Texas for year-long emergency medicine residency

Professional improvement is a family affair ... Jennifer and young Reese Henrie will be with Terry in San Antonio, TX, during Terry’s year-long Physician’s Assistant residency in emergency medicine.

Physician's Assistant Terry Henrie has been accepted to continue his professional training in an emergency medicine program at the Health Science Center of the University of Texas in San Antonio.

The family - Terry, Jennifer and three-year-old Reese - will be leaving Philip at the end of August 2007, then will return early in September 2008.

Terry will still be classified as a Physician's Assistant, though will have extensive specialized experience. "For about a year, I've been thinking about ways to enhance my skills and become better trained," said Henrie.


July 12th

Living Memorial

In years to come, Philip's west entrance, adding historical interest, will be highlighted by a tribute to those who gave their lives in defense of our country.

The living memorial was the dream of retired main street shopkeeper, Hans E. Hanson, who said, "I just wanted to give something back to my town."

It will take many hands to nurture the trees, but the work of Greg Weber, who waters the plantings and helped in other ways, should be an inspiration. Greg is a former bank president who's not afraid to get his hands dirty.


Lincoln Smith wrestles at Disney Duels Tournament in Florida

Bronze medal winner of the Disney Wrestling Duels Tournament, Lincoln Smith, Philip, returned home with a record of seven wins and two losses.

Smith was the 189 pounder for the South Dakota Class "B" team at the Disney Wrestling Duels Tournament.

Members of the two South Dakota teams met at Beresford, on Thursday, June 21, for two days of training with the four South Dakota coaches. The South Dakota "A" team was coached by Brian Moser of Rapid City Stevens and Jeremy Tostenson of Milbank.