Archive - 2007

February 9th

No comeback for Lady Scotties

Fast break to the net ... Philip’s Taylor Holman zips around her Faith defender.

Re-gaining ground to be within only three points of the game-leading Faith Longhorns, the Philip Lady Scotties could not keep up their fourth quarter attack. Giving up two more points before the last buzzer sounded, the Scotties lost the home game on Tuesday, January 30, 46-51.

Philip 11 14 9 12 = 46

Faith 16 14 13 8 = 51

Philip scorers: Tylissa Fitch - 14, M.

Esther L. Letellier

Esther L. Letellier, age 92, of Norris, died Friday morning, February 2, 2007, at the Bennett County Nursing Home in Martin.

Visitation will be held 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 7, at the Rush Funeral Chapel in Kadoka, and one hour preceding the services at the church on Thursday.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. CST, Thursday, February 8, at the Norris Bible Church in Norris, with Rev.

Love? Oh, right ...

Hearing or saying "I love you" is like the calm before the howling storm. These simple words have been the mystery that has befuddled men and women for centuries. And, that mystery has rarely been completely figured out. Rarely, but on occasion it has.

Young people (like we all once were) either hesitate to say these words, or repeat them offhandedly at almost every conceivable occasion. Men quake at the thought of uttering them to "that special woman". Young girls dream of saying them to "that hot guy" but never actually do.

DM&E expects to clear another hurdle; Senator says railway project tough to block

Rapid City Journal

SIOUX FALLS - Kevin Schieffer, president of Dakota, Minnesota and Eastern Railroad, said the Surface Transportation Board's decision to require another environmental impact statement is a hurdle the railroad expects to clear this year.

But a transportation economist, Frank Wilner, said a full-blown EIS could stretch into 2009. "While the (board) said you can go ahead and construct the line, you can't run any coal trains until we complete an EIS.

Philip City Council - three seats open, HCYW Kiddie Park lights, new badges, airport project

Philip City Council members made quick work of the Monday, February 5, agenda.

The council approved the final inspection and acceptance of the airport wildlife fence construction. The costs for the last year's improvements to the airport were divided: the federal government paid 95 percent, the State of South Dakota paid two percent, and the City of Philip is responsible for the last three percent.

Haakon County Young Women requested the city's recommendation concerning lighting at the HCYW Kiddie Park.

County denied library grant; commissioners work on overtime, memorials, road policy and zoning

The South Dakota Office of Economic Development refused the application for a CDBG grant because regulations state that a project connected to a government agency cannot be funded. The rules can be interpreted to allow for re-application if the project were not connected to the courthouse; i.e. if the library was free standing.

"I can't believe it took them this long to tell us we couldn't do it," stated Commissioner Melvin Smith. The commission is unanimously resolved to continue supporting a new library, though it is split on where the location should be.

Tanya's Drive In now open for business

A place to eat geared toward the family ... Tanya Fillingim, with the support of her two children, Samantha and Jesse, and her husband, Schon, opened Tanya’s Drive In on Saturday, January 27. Starting out quiet and small, she is working at big plans for the future, such as maybe a drive-in window. No alcohol nor tobacco, just good food and lots of smiles.

"It's a family drive in, a family restaurant where we cater to the family atmosphere," said owner and manager Tanya Fillingim, as she points at the high chairs in the corner and pats the shoulders of her own two children.

What used to be BJ's Corner has changed hands and reopened. The building has gotten new carpeting and linoleum, and has seen some cleaning and small repair work, but everything else is basically the same, according to Fillingim.

The interior of the building might look familiar, as does the owner.

February 1st

Wall topples to Philip Lady Scotties 62-42

The Lady Scotties went into the game against the Wall Eagles with "no bets made." But, the game was dominated by the Scotties, who easily won it 62-42.

The first score, a three pointer, was sunk by Wall. Three minutes into the game the score was tied 5-5.

Scottie wrestlers gain season experience at Wagner Duals

Mark Trask

The Philip wrestling team traveled to Wagner to compete in the State "B" Dual Championships.

Philip Scottie boys simply out-play Bennett County Warriors 69-53

Four objects cannot exist in the same space at the same time ... Scottie Nathan O’Dea created just enough room to make his shot, despite the best efforts of three of the Bennett County Warriors.

The Philip Scotties did more than hold their own during the basketball game against the Bennett County Warriors on Tuesday, January 23.

After scoring the first point, the Scottie varsity team fell behind until the last second of the first quarter 16-15. Immediately trailing again, they tied 26-26 with 2:30 left before the end of the second quarter, but went into halftime behind 30-32. The third quarter was back and forth, but Philip was ahead going into the fourth quarter 46-43.