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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.


Odeen "Skee" Rasmussen

Odeen "Skee" Rasmussen, 85, died on Saturday, October 24, 2009, after a prolonged illness at Hans Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip, SD.

He was born at the family farm near Beresford, SD, to August and Martha (Engle) Rasmussen.

He attended Pioneer School, Beresford High School and South Dakota State University, where he received a bachelor of science degree in Agricultural Economics in 1951.

He married Jan Berry on November 4, 1951, in Pierre, SD.


Melvin Lambert

Melvin Lambert, age 82 of Centerville, SD, formerly of Wall, died Monday, October 26, 2009, at the Good Samaritan Center in Centerville.

Memorial services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, October 30, at the United Methodist Church in Wall, with Pastor Sheri Fadley officiating.

Music will be provided by Carol Hahn, pianist, and Lucille Holsether, vocalist. Ushers are Jerry Johannesen and Bill Leonard. Pallbearers are Adam, Luke, Tim and Todd Lambert, Clint and Lenny Lester.

Interment will be held at a later date at the Pleasant View Cemetery in Plainview, NE.


October 9th

Scotties race Lead's cross country meet

by Coach Ralph Kroetch

The Philip Scotties traveled west to face the best teams in the Black Hills area on an extremely challenging mile high Tomahawk Golf Course for the Lead Cross Country Invitational on Tuesday, September 29.

Holly Iwan again set the pace for the Lady Scotties as a field of 41 runners climbed the west side of Strawberry Hill. Kaeley Fenhaus, running second for Philip, though still learning race strategies of cross country, let the first uphill quarter mile intimidate her. She topped the hill in 30th place.


Philip runners challenge Highmore course

by Coach Ralph Kroetch

The Philip Scotties cross country team could have picked no better day than Saturday, October 3, to challenge many of East River's best runners.

With a light mist, cloudy skies and temperatures in the low 40s, many Scotties would again set personal coarse best times, while seeing just how they stack up against an extremely fast field, including the reigning boys' and girls' "B" division state champions.

In the girls' 4,000 meter varsity race, Holly Iwan lead her team out, testing her strength as this season nears its close.