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Archive - 2009

May 8th

Richard E. Burrus

Richard Edward Burrus was born August 1, 1934, in Ft. Pierre, SD, to Verdie (Anderson) and Edward Burrus of Hayes. He passed away on February 15, 2009, at the age of 74 at the Bellingham, WA, hospital after a brave struggle with lung cancer.

He was raised on a ranch west of Hayes and attended the Hayes School until his parents moved to Bothell, WA, in 1945.


Shirley Willert

Shirley Willert, age 81 of Kadoka, SD, died May 3, 2009, at the Kadoka Nursing Home.

Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m. Friday, May 8, at the Kadoka City Auditorium, with Larry Dolezal officiating.

Music will be provided by Boyd Porch, John Kaiser and Carl Bauman. Ushers are Keith Bonenberger and Bob Eckert. Pallbearers are Ryan, Jamie, Nick and Jeff Willert, John and Eric Addison.

Interment will be held 2:30 p.m. Friday, at the Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis.


April 30th

Scotties take own Philip Invitational golf Tournament

With a team score of 135 for nine holes, the Philip Scottie boys won first place at the Philip Invitational Golf Tournament.

Nine schools were represented at the Friday, April 24, meet held at the Lake Waggoner Golf Course. Weather forced the planned 18-hole tournament to be cut in half.

For the boys, Lyman claimed second place with a score of 139, Lyman (blue team) 3rd - 147, Wall (blue team) 4th - 150, Newell 5th - 158 and Hill City 6th - 181. Individually, Philip's Caleb Clements claimed the top spot with a 38 round.


Scotties compete at Kadoka Community Track and Field meet

4x100 & 4x400 ... 1st place in 45.90 and 1st in 3:41.2 respectively. From left: Casey Cvach, Jeff O’Connell, Brandon O’Dea and Rob Williamson.

The Kadoka Community Track Meet on Tuesday, April 21, showed that the Philip track and field team is continuing to break personal best times and distances.

Zane Pekron and Kayla O'Connell were chosen as Philip athletes of the meet.

BOYS

Shot put

Karch Foley, 1st, 44' 5"

Discus

Foley, 1st, 138'9" (personal best and state qualification)

Long jump

Rob Williamson, 3rd, 18'31/4"

Brandon O'Dea, 4th, 18'3"

High jump

Casey Cvach, 4th, 5'6"

110 meter hurdles

Marcus Martinez, 2nd, 21.00

300 meter hur


Scotties compete at Kadoka Community Track and Field meet

1600 meter relay ... 1st place in 4:26.20. From left: Molly Coyle, Kayla O’Connell, Kady Pinney and Josie Guptill.

The Kadoka Community Track Meet on Tuesday, April 21, showed that the Philip track and field team is continuing to break personal best times and distances.

Zane Pekron and Kayla O'Connell were chosen as Philip athletes of the meet.

BOYS

Shot put

Karch Foley, 1st, 44' 5"

Discus

Foley, 1st, 138'9" (personal best and state qualification)

Long jump

Rob Williamson, 3rd, 18'31/4"

Brandon O'Dea, 4th, 18'3"

High jump

Casey Cvach, 4th, 5'6"

110 meter hurdles

Marcus Martinez, 2nd, 21.00

300 meter hur


United Blood Services Blood drive in Philip

There will be a Community Betterment Committee blood drive on Tuesday, May 5, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Bad River Senior Citizens Center in Philip. To schedule an appointment, phone Enid Schulz at 859-2145, the UBS in Rapid City at 1-800-834-8525 or go online to www.unitedbloodservices.org.

Out of every 100 people needing blood, more than 50 percent will use type O.


64 swine flu cases in U.S.

Emergency managers and other agencies held a conference call on Monday, April 27, with the South Dakota Department of Health regarding the recent cases of swine flu.

Updated on Tuesday morning, the number of swine flu cases in the United States had reached 64.

"The possibility of the swine flu coming into the area has raised some concerns among Haakon County citizens," said Lola Roseth, Haakon County emergency manager. "As of Monday afternoon, there have been two suspected cases in South Dakota where people had become ill after recent trips to Mexico.


Free HuntSafe courses

A HuntSafe course will be offered in Philip on May 9, 2009. The class will be held at the Philip Ambulance building.

The course will begin at 8:00 a.m. and continue until 5:00 p.m. MST. Lunch will be provided for all attendees. Preregistration is required and can be done by contacting the Philip Police Department at 859-2850 or Conservation Officer Kit Bramblee at 859-3006. Preregistration can also be done by stopping into the office of the Philip Police Department.


Philip City Council canvasses election

The Philip City Council first met as a election canvassing board during a special meeting on Tuesday afternoon, April 21.

The results of the 2009 city election, held on April 14, were made official. Greg Arthur won the two-year Ward III council seat 43 to 34, with a 45 percent voter turnout.


PUC input hearing for XL oil pipeline

TransCanada applicant representatives ... The proposed Keystone XL pipeline project received a public information hearing in Philip on Monday, April 27. The South Dakota Public Utilities Commission must deny, grant or grant with conditions the project application no later that March 12, 2010. Shown, from left: Brett Koenecke, PUC legal council for TransCanada, Robert Jones, TransCanada vice president, John Hayes, TransCanada construction project manager, and Jim White, TransCanada legal council. Behind are TransCanada subject matter experts.

The public hearing in the Philip High School gym on Monday, April 27, consisted of over a dozen TransCanada experts, almost that many South Dakota Public Utilities Commission personnel and around 300 audience members.

The PUC must render a decision by March 12, 2010, concerning an application to construct a 36-inch pipeline through nine counties in western South Dakota. The application can be approved, denied or approved with conditions.