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Patty J. Henderson

Patty Henderson, 66, Valentine, NE, died as a result of a brain aneurysm on Saturday, October 4, 2008, following a brief stay at Rapid City Regional Hospital.

Patty was born September 30, 1942, to Jerome and Rena Nemec in Midland. She attended Pheba Country School for eight years, followed by four years at Midland High School, where she enjoyed cheerleading and school dances.

She was united in marriage to Jerry Henderson on October 29, 1961, in Midland. They were blessed with a son, Jay, and a daughter, Dori.


Lyle Stevens

Lyle Stevens, age 91 of Kadoka, SD, died October 6, 2008, at the Kadoka Nursing Home.

Services will be held Monday, Oct. 13th at the Presbyterian Church in Kadoka with Rev. Gary McCubbin officiating. Interment will be in the Kadoka Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Sunday, Oct. 12th from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Rush Funeral Home in Kadoka.

Lyle Bernard Stevens was born April 6, 1917, on his folks' homestead near Clearfield, SD, the son of William Arthur and Ruby (Fletcher) Stevens.

When he was four years old, the family moved to a ranch east of Wanblee.


Carlyn Williams

Carlyn Williams, age 63 of Philip, SD, died October 3, 2008, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip

Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 7, at the Community Evangelical Free Church in Philip, with Pastor Gary Wahl officiating.

Music was provided by Jean Weller, pianist, with congregational hymns. Usher was Rocky Williams.


Amiottes create handcrafted pine caskets

"When I die, I want to be buried in a pine box," is a quote that's been heard for many years. These people were not likely granted that request. That was until Alan Amiotte of Interior said he wanted to be buried in a pine box.

Long before he was diagnosed with cancer, his family knew what he wanted. Asta, his wife, recalled the day her son asked if his dad would care if he made his casket. "I told him he'd love it," Asta said. "His dad would have been very proud.


Golden West annual meeting draws crowd

Over 500 Cooperative members turned out in Wall, SD, to attend Golden West's 56th Annual Meeting on September 27, 2008. Highlighting this year's event were the financial performance of the Cooperative, changes to the Cooperative's Bylaws that included the expansion of the Cooperative and the election of directors.

Golden West Board President Rod Renner began the business meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance and by recognizing the veterans in the audience. After approval of several agenda items, President Renner introduced retiring General Manager/CEO George Strandell.


County Commissioners make contractor decision for courthouse plumbing

At their October 7, 2008, meeting Haakon County Commissioners opted to hire a local contractor to replumb the Haakon County Courthouse.

For the past few years the board of commissioners has been looking for answers to the plumbing issues at the courthouse. Dustin Lurz of Lurz Plumbing in Philip, had met with the board several times in the past few years in regards to those issues. He had outlined a plan of running new water and sewer lines along existing walls and enclosing them so they would not be visible.


City Council - raises, identity theft, political signs

The Philip City Council meeting on Monday, October 6, began with an executive meeting.

Action taken was for the 2009 budget to include a raise for the city's Finance Officer Monna Van Lint and Deputy Finance Officer Brittany Smith.