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June 5th

Opal Stinson

Opal Stinson, age 82, of Farmington, NM, died Sunday, May 10, 2009, at Life Care Center of Farmington.

She was born Opal Maxine Anderson on August 20, 1926, in Philip, SD, where she grew up and attended high school.

After a few years in California, Opal returned to Philip, where she met and married Marion "Cap" Stinson in July of 1947.


Isabele F. Jonkers

Isabele F. Jonkers, age 83 of Kadoka died Friday evening, May 29, 2009, at the Kadoka Nursing Home.

Graveside services were held Wednesday, June 3, at the Murdo Cemetery with Pastor Ray Greenseth officiating.

Isabele F. Jonkers was born on March 17, 1926, the daughter of Henry and Kathrine (Burma) Jonkers in Kadoka, SD. She grew up in the Belvidere area and graduated from Kadoka High School.

As a young lady, she moved to Chicago, IL, where she worked as a telephone operator for Bell Telephone Company for many years.


Delbert F. Coller

Services for Delbert F. Coller were held Monday, June 1, 2009, at the Kadoka City Auditorium with the Reverend Gus Craven officiating.

Music was provided by Tommy Terkildsen, Verna Mae Sharp and Tayta West.

Ushers were Sauntee Coller, Jeremy Coller, Michael Rizzo and Josh Ferguson. Pallbearers were Jim Rock, Reed Richardson, Vernie Richardson, Larry Miller, Bill Bouman and Owen Ferguson.

Interment with military honors was at the Kadoka Cemetery.

Delbert Fay Coller was born on March 2, 1928, to Fay and Keathel (Bovey) Coller in Mitchell, SD.


Philip City Council concerned with construction and summer

The Philip City Council meeting on Monday, June 1, addressed construction concerns, or with lack of construction concerns.

In old business, Public Work Director Matt Reckling reported that replacement of the 1,000 gallon water meters is going well. Some larger ones remain to be done and no valves have been fully tested yet.

Concerning the retro-reflectivity sign replacement, the supposed grant has turned out to be for only $300 toward sign decals only.


After retirement, Kangas working with wood

Just a hobby ... John Kangas and his wife, Shirley, have a house full of wooden furniture, toys and other items. His children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren are also receiving gifts of his woodworking handiwork.

"You've got to have something to do. Guys who don't do anything after they retire don't seem to stay with us too long," said John Kangas, Philip.

Kangas, retired first after 17 years of farming, then after 15 of Extension work, now seemingly does even more than he did before retiring. His main hobby is woodworking. "I'd starve to death if I was trying to do this for a living. I couldn't make things fast enough. I love doing woodwork, using the different tools, and I still have all of my fingers," said Kangas.

Working with wood is kind of a family trait.


The Galleria nail care new Philip business

“All about pampering” ... Illustrating the luxurious pedicure “throne,” is Tricia Burns, owner and operator of a new nail care business in the area. The Galleria Nail Care is at the south door of 103 North Larimer Street. Nail treatments range from 15 minutes to “the works” of two and a half hours.

The Galleria nail care salon at the south entrance of 103 North Larimer Street, opened Monday, June 1, as a new business in Philip.

"The nail care business is all about pampering and taking care of clients," said Tricia Burns, the owner and operator. "My job isn't just to make them look pretty, but to make them feel good. It's very therapeutic.

"We use our hands and feet every single day, and take them for granted. Here, we pay attention to them. And, here, there is no stress.


Wickstrom interning at Ravellette Publications

Having started on Tuesday, May 26, Emily Wickstrom is the journalism intern at Ravellette Publications, Inc., until August 21.

"I'm a small town girl from Roslyn, S.D., interning in the small town of Philip," said Wickstrom. "I'm pretty impressed with Philip. I did some research and, though it's a little smaller than I expected, it's like Roslyn, only a bit bigger. Mom and I were driving around and didn't know anyone, but everybody waved as if they knew me. I like that.

"I wrote for the South Dakota State University Collegian, the college's weekly newspaper.