Archive - 2008

September 4th

Volleyball season opener, Philip Scotties fall in fifth game to White River Tigers

The first game of the season for the Lady Scotties volleyball team was in White River on Saturday, August 30.

Requiring all five games to determine the best of five, the Tigers narrowly defeated the Scotties. With four close games and one game somewhat easily taken by Philip, the total points for the evening were 107 for Philip and 104 for White River. The final scores were 22-25, 21-25, 25-16, 25-22 and 14-16.

The winner of each game is the first to reach 25 points with at least a two point lead over their opponents.

Murdo-Philip Ryder Cup golf players ...

The third annual Philip-Murdo Ryder Cup Golf Tournament was held Sunday, August 24, at the Murdo Golf Course. The annual event is a 27-hole competition, combining a match play, scramble and alternate shot. This event is meant to build camaraderie and gives a chance for the host team to show the visitors their improvements on the golf course. Each nine holes pairs different players together to get to know one another. This year was a tight match between the two teams, but Philip retains the cup with a 36-24 victory.

Blood drive in Philip on September 16

The next blood drive in Philip will be from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 16, at the Bad River Senior Citizens Center.

The Knights of Columbus, under the coordination of Rick Palecek, are sponsoring the event. To schedule a donation appointment, contact Miranda Huber or call United Blood Services in Rapid City at 1-800-834-8525.

Out of every 100 people needing blood, more that 50 percent will use Type-O. "That's the reason we are trying to sign up more O-positive and O-negative donors for our upcoming drive," said Palecek.

Tanner Handcock new agent for Crew Agency

by Del Bartels

Tanner Handcock is the newest insurance agent at Crew Agency.

Handcock has passed his South Dakota testing requirements for crop insurance and started working full time for the agency on August 1. He is a 1999 graduate of Kadoka High School and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Black Hills State University.

"I've actually always wanted to get into the insurance business," said Handcock.

County Commissioners approve purchase of two road graders for fiscal year 2009

Two new road graders from Butler Machinery Co., Rapid City, will be purchased in 2009 by the Haakon County Commissioners, as decided at their September 2, 2008, meeting.

Butler Machinery was the sole bidder for the graders. Alex Kulesza, sales representative, outlined the bid for the Haakon County Commissioners. The price, as bid per advertised specifications was $216,530 per grader. The specifications included a ripper and a scarifier, a five-year/5,000 hour warranty and a buyback option.

Capital For A Day, a Philip success

Traffic, but no sidewalks, on School Hill ... Ralph Kemnitz (left) and Julie Kemnitz chat with Gov. Rounds about concerns in Philip. Rounds fielded many items with many Philip area people during the afternoon and evening of August 28.

"Put me through my paces with a question and answer session," said South Dakota Governor Mike Rounds. And that is what the citizens of the Philip area did.

The Q&A session ended the governor's speech, which ended the community banquet, which ended Philip being the South Dakota Capital For A Day on Thursday, August 28. The day officially began at 2:30, with cabinet members and top state department employees touring the town of Philip.

But, the day's activities had begun before that.

August 21st

Agenda for Philip as Capital For A Day

On Thursday, August 28, Philip will be South Dakota's Capital For A Day. Activities include tours and meetings around town, and an Expo, where citizens can talk with Gov. Mike Rounds and state officials one-on-one.

Citizens can also take advantage of many state services at the Expo. The day concludes with a community dinner featuring a keynote address and a question and answer session with the governor. The community is encouraged to participate in all the day's activities.


2:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Results of Rodeo Bible Camp in Kadoka

In the calf roping event, shown is header Austin O’Dea and healer Gunner Hook.

The annual Rodeo Bible Camp was held at Kadoka August 4-7 with 94 campers.

Participants had two days of rodeo instruction and two days of rodeo competition, along with daily devotions and games.

Results of Rodeo Bible Camp in Kadoka

Bradi Porch of Philip in the barrel racing event.

The annual Rodeo Bible Camp was held at Kadoka August 4-7 with 94 campers.

Participants had two days of rodeo instruction and two days of rodeo competition, along with daily devotions and games.

District 27 Rep. Mark DeVries steps down from ballot, Kenny Fox steps up

At a Jackson County Republican Party meeting held on August 11, District 27 Representative Mark DeVries announced his withdrawal from the ballot in the upcoming election in November.

DeVries will serve the remainder of his term, which will expire on December 31, 2008.

"I would like to thank my constitutes in District 27 for the opportunity to serve them the last two years in Pierre," DeVries said.