Archive - Jun 19, 2008

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Ft. Pierre to Deadwood Wagon Trail itinerary is set

Lonis Wendt, program coordinator, announcer and scout, has revised and updated the program list of speakers, music and information for the trail ride.

Evening meals will begin between 5:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. Evening programs will begin at 8:00 p.m. Interest will determine the length of the evening programs, with the musical programs continuing until 10:00 p.m.

Campsites for July 3, 4 and 5 will be north of Philip.

July 29, Day 0 - Gather at the fairgrounds in Ft. Pierre, with overnight camping available. Appreciation picnic and celebration followed by program.

All welcome to Philip's Community Spirit Celebration

A "celebration of community spirit" event is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. on Monday, July 14, at the Philip Volunteer Fire Hall and the Fire Hall Park.

As a graduation ceremony of Philip in the Horizons project, there will be a free ice-cream social. Everyone is invited. The Philip Chamber of Commerce will hold its July meeting at the same time and place.

"Citizens are invited to promote all the wonderful things their organization is involved in," said Britni Ross, a local member of the Horizons project.

School Board approves contracts / policies

The updated elementary and secondary handbooks for the 2008-2009 school year were approved. The main changes were the wordage concerning graduation and a tighter policy concerning cell-phone use by students.

A brief discussion was held on whether "Haakon" or "Philip" should now be the name for the school district. Part of Haakon County is now in the Kadoka Area School District and some students attending this school district come from Jackson County. The Haakon School District is not a county district.

Philip cowgirls and cowboys place well at Sturgis Regional High School Rodeo

Philip High School's Rodeo Club took second as a team, following Sturgis, at the Sturgis High School Regional Rodeo last weekend, June 13, 14 and 15.

Clint Nelson earned the Boys Rookie Award while Marla Kelly brought home the Hard Luck Cowgirl recognition.