Archive - 2009

November 5th

Philip Scotties fall to Herreid/Selby Area Wolverines 12-22 in football playoff

Scottie offense ... Philip Junior Brandon O'Dea (#23) running the ball with seniors Casey Cvach (#13) and Colin Van Lint (#43) clearing the way. Photo by Deb Smith

With a 6-2 season record, the number three seeded Philip Scottie football team traveled to Herreid to challenge the number two seeded Herreid-Selby Area Wolverines.

Philip 12 0 0 0 = 11

Herreid 8 14 0 0 = 22

The Tuesday, October 27, Region 4 Class 9AA game started fast, with Wolverines' Tanner Sjomeling finishing a drive by carrying the ball in the last two yards for a touchdown. Teammate Jon Schlomer made good the two-point conversion for a 8-0 lead.

Downtown Philip to host Christmas tree displays

A display of Christmas trees and wreaths decorated by organizations, groups and indiviudals will be spread out around Philip's downtown this Christmas season.

The annual Parade of Trees at the Haakon County Courthouse had to be put on hold for this Christmas season due to ongoing plumbing renonvations. The loss of the Parade of Trees sparked a group of citizens to organize a downtown display, for this season only.

West River/Lyman-Jones Rural Water Systems annual meeting held in Philip

The annual meeting of the West River/Lyman-Jones Rural Water Systems was held in Philip on Wednesday, October 28, in the Fine Arts Building.

After a roast beef supper, a welcome was given by Philip Mayor John Hart. WR/L-J Manager Jake Fitzgerald introduced the WR/L-J board of directors, staff, consultants and special guests. Wall's Mayor Dave Hahn gladly reported that Wall has now been hooked up to the Mni Wiconi Rural Water Supply Project and its Missouri River water for several months.

The WR/L-J annual president's report was made by Paul Goldhammer, Wall.

Philip City Council - finances, construction

The Monday, November 2, meeting of the Philip City Council saw finances and construction as the main points of business.

A request from Brad Wilson with Insurance Benefits, Inc. regarding a change of agents for the city's airport liability insurance was denied. Mayor John Hart said, "Everything else being equal between the First National Agency and the Insurance Benefits, Inc. plans, I don't wish to take the money out of the local community."

Work on the School Drainage Project has been completed, but the payment for it is still in litigation.

October 29th

Three state C.C. medals, PHS record

Ninth in State “B” ... Philip’s Holly Iwan finished the 2009 season with a state cross country medal and a race time of 16:39. The meet was run at the Elks Golf Course in Rapid City on Saturday, October 24.

by Ralph Kroetch

The 34th annual Girls and 64th annual Boys State Cross Country Meet was held at the Elks Golf Course, Rapid City, on Saturday October 24. Qualifying to run at state were 355 girls and 357 boys.

Medals were presented to the first 25 individual places in each class and to the top four teams in each class. All boy's classes ran 5,000 meters (3.11 miles), while all girl's classes ran 4,000 meters (2.49 miles).

This year's Scottie cross country team compiled over 3,300 miles en route to this year's state championships.

Philip Scottie regular season ends with 50-0 win over Kadoka Kougars

On Thursday, October 22, the Philip Scotties traveled to Kadoka to challenge the Kougars in the last game of their regular high school football season. Philip ended the game in the third quarter with the 50-point rule when the score reached 50-0.

Philip 16 20 14 = 50

Kadoka 0 0 0 = 0

"Overall the performance of the Scotties was excellent," said Philip coach Keven Morehart.

Lady Scotties take all sets against New Underwood Tigers on Philip's Parents' Night

Lady Scottie hoopla ... After winning a point, the on-court team members celebrate with a cheer. In the match against the New Underwood Tigers, Philip won each set. The evening was also Parents’ Night, as well as “Dig it Pink” to bring awareness to breast cancer prevention and cure research.

Monday, October 26, brought Parents Night to the Philip High School armory, where the Lady Scotties took on the New Underwood Tigers. Philip won the varsity match 3-0, with set scores of 25-18, 25-14 and 25-15. Philip's season record is now 26-6.

With Philip's junior varsity and "C" squad also sweeping their opponents, the Scotties did not lose a single set during the evening.

In recognition of breast cancer awareness, the evening competition was called a "Dig It Pink" volleyball match.

Nurse from Philippines joins Philip Health Services for three-year job commitment

Christine Nadala arrived in Philip from Dipolog City, Mindanao Island, Philippines, on Friday, October 16, to begin a three-year commitment to work as a nurse at Philip Health Services, Inc. Her first day on the job was October 20.

Nadala is the third person to join PHSI under the H1-B visa program. Melanie Tezon-Berdin, a lab technician, has been in Philip since July, 2007. Dennis Donato, a nurse, has been living and working in Philip since January, 2009. Under a similar program, Dr. George Mangulis came from Latvia in 1947 to dedicate over 50 years to health care in the Philip area.

Advisor Doug "Legendary" Hauk leads team to FFA National Championship

Winning team and their leader ... Student-created signs of “Doug ‘Legendary’ Hauk” began appearing at Philip High School after the FFA teams returned from the National Convention. The marketing team of – back row, from left: Caleb Clements, Mick Trask and Carissa Doolittle – took first place in the nation. The floriculture team earned a 29th spot. Front: Loni Nelson, Grace Schnabel, Morgan Frein and Michelle Van Tassel. The Philip FFA advisor, far right, is Doug Hauk.

Nine FFA chapter members represented Philip at the 82nd National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, October 20-24.

The marketing plan team of Mick Trask, Carissa Doolittle and Caleb Clements took first place in their division area. They competed against 32 teams representing 31 states and Puerto Rico. After making it into the semi-finals of 16 remaining teams, Philip became one of the last four finalists: South Dakota, California, New Mexico and Kentucky.

The KinderCottage - new local child care

Open, and soon to expand ... Proprietor Kerry Burns and Jenny Terkildsen have started The KinderCottage day care center on Pine Street in Philip. Their current clientele of 10 youngsters will expand once playground equipment is installed in the fenced-in back yard. Shown, back row, from left: Rehgan Larson, Mallory Vetter and Dilyn Terkildsen holding Beckham Terkildsen. Second row: Layton Terkildsen, Trey Larson, Wakely Burns and Drew Terlkeldsen. Front, sitting: twins Baylor and Creston Burns.

KinderCottage child care, under the management of Kerry Burns with assistance from Jenny Terkildsen, unofficially opened Monday, August 17.

Ten children are currently enrolled: two first graders, three pre-schoolers, four toddlers and one infant. There is a waiting list, but Burns and Terkildsen are waiting to accept more children until after the backyard playground equipment is installed and a front yard picket fence is put in. Located at 301 W.