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Westerberg part of award winning collegian model of United Nations

A group of South Dakota State University students brought home nine awards from the Arrowhead Model United Nations Conference at Minnesota State University, Mankato.

The SDSU students were awarded distinguished delegate awards, along with one for the Security Council and the other, the Distinguished Delegation award.

Brittany Westerberg helped represent Croatia as the social, cultural and humanitarian representative.


Local scholarships to Philip High School 2009 graduates

Over $60,000 worth of local scholarships were awarded to the Philip High School graduating class of 2009 during the graduation ceremonies on Sunday, May 17.

Bud Coyle Family Scholarship - $250 for two semesters to Tate Guptill

Christopher C.


School geothermal well, outlay, budget

The Haakon School District 27-1 Board of Education has approved a tentative agreement adding Philip Health Services, Inc. to the geothermal well system.

Charles Ekstrum, a member of the PHSI board of directors, represented their intents during the school board meeting on Monday, May 18. "It's a very iffy project at this point. But we are getting permission from everyone involved before we do any further research," said Ekstrum.


Nursing students at Philip Health Services

Student nurses from DWU ... Keena Byrd, left, Kadoka and Dylan Moro, Oregon will be learning nursing practicum from the Philip Health Sevices, Inc. staff until June 5.

Having completed their associate degrees studies at Dakota Wesleyan University, Keena Byrd, Kadoka, and Dylan Moro, Joseph, OR, are already into a one month student nursing practicum at Philip Health Services, Inc.

Byrd, a Kadoka High School graduate, will be continuing her education for a bachelor of science degree in medical surgery to eventually work in a Progressive Care Unit.


West journeys to Florida and Washington, D.C.

Cameras, microphones, stages and smiles ... Jaycie West had fun, but stayed busy representing the Children’s Miracle Network during a CMN sponsored trip to Orlando, FL, and Washington, D.C. The trip was March 18 to 25.

The President of the United States Barack Obama pointed at her in the crowd of Children's Miracle Network visitors and Jaycie West offered, "Come to South Dakota to play basketball, go hunting and ride horses." President Obama replied, "That's a busy day."

West was one of 70 children, with their families, on a CMN goodwill promotional trip to Orlando, FL, and Washington, D.C, during the last half of March. Months before, West had been a patient at the Rapid City Regional Hospital because of a horse accident. All surgery and rehabilitation was done at RCRH.


West journeys to Florida and Washington, D.C.

The president wants you ... Jaycie West was not shy when inviting President Obama to South Dakota. She and the other CMN children then played on the South Dakota made playground on the White House grounds.

The President of the United States Barack Obama pointed at her in the crowd of Children's Miracle Network visitors and Jaycie West offered, "Come to South Dakota to play basketball, go hunting and ride horses." President Obama replied, "That's a busy day."

West was one of 70 children, with their families, on a CMN goodwill promotional trip to Orlando, FL, and Washington, D.C, during the last half of March. Months before, West had been a patient at the Rapid City Regional Hospital because of a horse accident. All surgery and rehabilitation was done at RCRH.


Save our Farm Youth safety day in Philip

SOFY ... Duke Westerberg, in back, from the Farm Service Agency in Philip, showed students the dangers of how how fast a lawnmower blade spins and how quick something bad can happen if safety measures are not taken.

Over 100 local students, with their classroom teachers, participated in the Philip area Save Our Farm Youth (SOFY) camp on Tuesday, May 12, at the Fine Arts building and outdoors locations.

Each student received a specially decorated t-shirt and were given fudgesickles and juice during a mid-session break.

The event was coordinated by Adele Harty, South Dakota Cooperative Extension educator - livestock, for Haakon and Jackson counties.