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Archive - 2010

May 6th

J. Ronald "Ronnie" Ireland

J. Ronald "Ronnie" Ireland, age 59 of Kadoka, SD, died suddenly on Saturday morning, April 24, 2010, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip.

James Ronald Ireland was born November 9, 1950, at the old Kadoka Hospital, the son of F.H. "Shorty" and Betty N. (Mansfield) Ireland. He grew up on a ranch southwest of Belvidere, attending grade school at the Buffalo School and grades 7-12 at Kadoka, graduating from Kadoka High School in 1969. 4-H was a big part of his growing up years. After graduation, he attended one year of college at Black Hills State.


Landon Matthew Moschell

Landon Matthew Moschell, age 7 months, 14 days, of Wall, SD, died Thursday, April 29, 2010, at the Rapid City Regional Hospital.

Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Tuesday, May 4, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Wall, with Father Leo Hausmann as celebrant.

Music was provided by Rita Patterson, organist, Willie Hustead, vocalist, and Elizabeth Sykora, violinist. Reader was Terri Harris. Altar servers were Aaron Moschell, Christopher Hagen and Evan Hagen. Ushers were Michael Erz and Nick Feller.


Ramon L. "Ray" Jondro

Ramon L. "Ray" Jondro, age 79 of Rapid City, SD, died January 19, 2010, at the Hospice of the Hills in Rapid City.

Ramon Lester "Ray" Jondro was born October 20, 1930, to Archie and Pearl (Amundson) Jondro in Duluth, MN.

Ray's youth and early adult life were spent in Duluth. He graduated from Morgan Park High School in 1948, then attended two years of junior college. He worked with his father in the family business at Jondro Motors off and on for several years.

He entered the Navy reserves in 1947, then joined the Army in 1951 serving in the Korean War.


City prepares for summer activities

One of the first items of business during the Philip City Council meeting Monday, May 3, was to approve the chamber of commerce's special events license application and amendment for Festival Days weekend, June 18-20.


Students learn of life under Hitler's rule

Austria under Nazi government ... Betty Berry, left, coordinated the presentation by Kitty Werthmann, Pierre, before the Philip High School students. Werthmann grew up in Austria when it was under the control of the German Nazi government.

After living in Austria for seven years under the rule of Adolf Hitler and three years of post-war Soviet control, 84-year-old Kitty Werthmann has been through the events most people only hear about.

Werthmann spoke to students at Philip High School Thursday, April 29.

In 1938, Austria was in a deep depression with 30 percent unemployment and 25 percent inflation and interest rates.


Haakon County Commissioners approve plat map for new development north of town

By Nancy Haigh

The location for six new home sites was approved by the Haakon County Board of Commissioners at their regular meeting Tuesday, May 4, 2010.

Tom Foley and Barney Pfeifer approached the commission with a plat for a housing development located approximately three miles north of Philip along Highway 73. The plat is set for six lots of six plus acres each. Currently a low maintenance county road borders the property.


April 22nd

Dr. Dwylan "Rocky" Gardner

Dr. Dwylan "Rocky" Gardner, age 84 of Ridgecrest, California , died April 18, 2010, in Ridgecrest, California.

Dwylan "Rocky" Gardner was born September 3, 1925, in Burke, South Dakota, the son of Samuel Gardner and Anna Haman. He graduated from Gayville High School in South Dakota in 1943.


Tony Ray Howie

Tony Ray Howie, 32, Rapid City, died Monday, April 12, 2010, at the Rapid City Regional Hospital following an accident.

Funeral services were held Monday, April 19, 2010, at the Central Meade County Community Center with Pastor Harold Delbridge officiating. Burial followed at the White Owl Cemetery.

Tony was born March 24, 1978, at Rapid City to Mike and Linda (Keffeler) Howie. He grew up on the family ranch and attended school at Enning. He graduated from Wall High School where he participated in FFA and rodeo.


Tim & Morgan Klima

On April 15, 2010, Tim Klima, a loving husband, father, son and brother, along with his youngest son, Morgan Klima, a wonderful loving son, brother and grandson, passed away suddenly from injuries they sustained in a car accident.

Tim married the love of his life, Ginger Schuler, on June 9, 1984. Together they had two sons, Logan and Morgan. Tim and his family enjoyed the outdoors. Tim loved to camp, fish, hunt, snowmobile, snowshoe and he always had a great story to tell of his adventures.


Thilda "Till" Mulcahy

Thilda "Till" Mulcahy, age 95 of Midland, South Dakota, died Monday, April 19, 2010, at the Philip Nursing Home.

Thilda Gudrun "Till" Fosheim was born March 2, 1915, at the family homestead near Deep Creek, the seventh of 11 children born to Thor and Gjertina (Gabrieldst) Fosheim.

She grew up on the homestead and received her education at Stoney Butte School. After leaving school she worked at many jobs. These included cooking at a Midland motel and also cooking for private families in Deadwood.