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South Dakota Department of Agriculture offering financing for state's farmers and ranchers

The South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) reminds farmers and ranchers that it has financing programs available to assist producers during these difficult economic times.

In response to stricter banking regulations brought on by the national financial downturn, some South Dakota producers have experienced difficulty obtaining loans. Some operators have been asked to make larger down payments and provide additional documentation to their lenders.

The SDDA has programs available that partner borrowers with local lenders to provide lower interest rates.


Christmas snow storm of 2009 in summary

The recent snow storm began earlier, but struck with full power all of South Dakota and most of the nation on Wednesday, December 23, and lasted into Sunday, December 27.

The state's Emergency Operations Center officially opened at noon on Wednesday and officially closed at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday. Governor Mike Rounds and officials from the South Dakota Department of Public Safety and South Dakota Department of Transportation held many media briefings on the status of the winter storm.


December 30th

Cathy Lou (Hanrahan) Erdmann

Cathy Lou (Hanrahan) Erdmann, age 58, of Philip, died Tuesday morning, December 29, 2009, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip.

Memorial services will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 9, 2010, at the Hardingrove Evangelical Free Church in Milesville, with Pastor Gary Wahl officiating.

Cathy Lou Hanrahan was born September 17, 1951, in Philip, SD, the daughter of Earl "Bud" and Phyllis (Elshere) Hanrahan.

She grew up in the Milesville-Philip area where she attended West Fork Country School and Philip High School, a member of the class of 1969.


Wilma M. Brink

Wilma Margaret Brink, 92, died Thursday, December 24, 2009, at Avera St. Benedict Hospital in Parkston.

Funeral services were held Monday, December 28, at Grace Reformed Church in Corsica with burial following in the Harrison City Cemetery in Harrison.

Wilma Margaret Brink was born May 21, 1917, to Hubert and Lena (Verrips) Kleyne near Boyden, IA. She grew up and attended country school there. She enjoyed helping her father with the horses and farm work and learned to be a good cook and seamstress.


December 17th

Scotties drop season's first basketball game to Wall 40-59

The Philip Scotties boys' basketball team opened their 2009-2010 season with a game versus the Eagles in Wall on Friday, December 11. The game ended with a 40-59 loss for Philip.

Philip 11 9 8 12 = 40

Wall 16 18 9 16 = 59

Philip top scorers: Rob Williamson - 16, Brandon O'Dea and Jordan Hauk - 7 each, Jeff O'Connell - 4. Wall Scoring: Darick Eisenbraun - 27; Chavis Shull - 4; Calder Johnston - 17; Zeb Lytle - 7; Collin Huether - 4; Tyler Trask - 2; Tyrel Eisenbraun - 2.

Rebounds: Philip - 37. Wall - 43.


Lady Scotties defeat Wall in opener

The first basketball game of the 2009-2010 season for the Philip High School Lady Scotties was a 53-50 win over rival Wall Eagles.

Philip 13 5 24 11 = 53

Wall 8 13 11 18 = 50

The Thursday, December 10, match in Philip began with a basket-for-basket leap frog until the last two minutes of the first quarter. Philip then took a 11-6 lead.


Philip Scotties take Gordon/Rushville Tourney

Troy Guptill, senior, wrestled in the 171 pound division and earned third place.

The Philip Scottie wrestling team traveled to Gordon, NE, to compete in the Gordon/Rushville Tournament on Saturday, December 12.

The tournament had 14 high schools represented. The South Dakota schools were Philip, Pine Ridge, Oglala, Red Cloud, Bennett County and Little Wound. The Nebraska schools were Chadron, Gordon/Rushville, Sidney, Ainsworth, Mitchell, Valentine, Perkins County and Mullen.

As a team, Philip finished with 182 points to earn first place. Mitchell finished with 123.5 points for second place.


Dr. George J. Mangulis

Dr. George J. Mangulis, age 87 of Philip, SD, died December 11, 2009, at the Rapid City Regional Hospital.

Visitation will be held from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 16, at the Rush Funeral Home in Philip, and one hour preceding the services at the school on Thursday.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 17, at the Philip High School, with Pastor Martin Rubenis officiating.

Music will be provided by Marilyn Millage, pianist, and Maureen Palecek, vocalist. Ushers are Milo Zeeb, Charles Ekstrum and Darral Brooks.


Golda Lewison

Golda Lewison, age 96 of Philip, SD, died December 9, 2009, at the Good Samaritan Center in Lennox, SD.

Visitation will be held from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 17, at the Rush Funeral Home in Philip, and one hour preceding the services at the church on Friday.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, December 18, at the First Lutheran Church in Philip, with Pastor Frezil Westerlund officiating.

Music will be provided by Marilyn Millage, pianist, and Elvera Moos, vocalist. Usher will be Loren Kiel.


Students look to teaching as future career

Aspiring teachers ... Several students are getting real-life experience in the field of teaching by working in classrooms for their Internship hour. Shown above are, back row, from left: Kareshia Enders, Krystal Davis and Emma Slovek. Front row, from left: Jesse Manke and Dallas Lamm. Photo – Colby Smith

(This is the fourth in a series featuring this year's Internship program students.)

This week features five students involved in School to Work in the same career field: Kareshia Enders, Krystal Davis, Emma Slovek, Jesse Manke and Dallas Lamm.

Enders, a Philip High School senior, assists in the first grade classroom with teacher Jayne Gottsleben. In this role, she helps Gottsleben correct papers, organize the students' work, make copies, put up bulletin boards and help the students with their art projects.