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January 15th

Jerry Willuweit

Jerry Willuweit, age 66 of Quinn, South Dakota, died January 14, 2010, at the Hospice House in Rapid City.

Survivors include a daughter Jami Moon and her husband JT of Quinn; one son Will Willuweit of Quinn; two granddaughters; one brother Jim Willuweit of Creighton; one sister Connie Keil of Black Hawk; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held 5-7 p.m. on Sunday, January 17, with a vigil service and time of sharing at 7:00 p.m., all at the Wall High School.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m.

Kay Berkemeier

Kay Berkemeier, age 62 of Quinn, South Dakota, died January 2, 2010, at her home in Quinn.

Survivors include her sister Diana Sue "Suzi" Pesicka and her husband Richard of Colorado Springs, Colorado; two nephews Conor and Cade Pesicka of Colorado Springs; and an aunt Pat Hassettt of Cupertino, California.

Funeral services are pending.

Scottie wrestlers take second at Lyman

Dace Kelly, 119 lbs., fifth place

The Philip Area Scotties wrestling team earned second place at the MidDakota Monster Wrestling Tournament in Presho, Friday and Saturday, January 8 and 9.

Hot Springs won the tourney with 255.5 points, Philip earned 219.5 points, and Lyman County took third with 166 points.

Philip had three champions, 103 pounder Lane Blasius, 145 pounder Blake Lobdell and 171 pounder Troy Guptill. There were two second placers, Clint Nelson at 189 pounds. and Karch Foley at 215. Bodhi Lytle, in the 160 pound division, placed third. Ross Julson, in the 152 pound division, earned fourth place.

Philip Lady Scotties win by 3 over New Underwood

The Philip Lady Scotties traveled to New Underwood on Thursday, January 7, to challenge the Tigers. The Scotties returned victorious with a 42-39 win.

Philip 16 2 13 11 = 42

N. Under. 12 9 9 9 = 39

The game began with a quick basket by the New Underwood Lady Tigers over the number 10 Philip Lady Scotties. Philip's Marissa Mann answered back on the Scotties' next trip down the court. The Scotties lead by four points at the end of the first quarter, though earned only two points in the second quarter.

Philip ladies host win over Dupree, 79-45

The Philip Lady Scotties basketball team hosted the Dupree Tigers on Saturday, January 9. The 79-45 win went to Philip.

Philip 15 17 22 25 = 79

Dupree 9 7 14 15 = 45

Philip scorers: Marissa Mann - 27, Kenzy Pinney - 13, Kady Pinney - 11, Carissa Doolittle and Josie Guptill - 7 each, Emily Schofield and Molly Coyle - 6 each, Krista Wells - 2. Dupree leading scores: Kassidy Pesicka - 11, Juan'L Garret, Callie Henderson and Peyton Smith - 8 each, Bobbi Till - 7.

Field goal percentages: Philip - 32 (24 of 76), Dupree - 26 (12 of 46).

Philp Scotties beat Lower Brule Sioux 87-77

The Philip Scotties boys' basketball team traveled to White River on Saturday, January 9, to compete against the Lower Brule Sioux in the White River Classic Basketball Tournament.

Philip 13 20 22 32 = 87

L. Brule 11 11 22 25 = 77

"We were tired coming off the Jones County game, and it showed for a half," said Philip head coach Michael Baer. "We fought back to take a lead at half, then held it through the third quarter. We made a nice run to start the fourth by picking up our defense. Lower Brule got hot from the three point line and made it close at the end.

Philip Scottie boys down Jones County Coyotes by four points in overtime play

How it’s done ... Jeff O’Connell hustled the basketball down the court and made an easy two points for the Scotties. The Scotties took the game into overtime to win against Jones County by four last Friday. Photo by Nancy Haigh

The Philip Scotties hosted the Jones County Coyotes on Friday, January 8.

Philip 11 20 8 12 10 = 61

Jones Co. 13 7 18 13 6 = 57

Though Philip ended the first quarter behind by one basket, come half-time, the team had rallied for an 11 point advantage. The third quarter saw the Coyotes cut the Scottie lead to just one point. The fourth quarter ended in a 51-51 tie.

Vehicles on fire on semi-trailer on Hwy. 14

A semi-truck with a vehicle carrier trailer was headed west on Highway 14 early Monday morning, January 11.

The driver noticed fire from the trailer. Stopping approximately 12 miles east of Philip, he called 911 and tried to unload the five new vehicles off the trailer.

The Midland and Philip Volunteer Fire Departments received the call at approximately 6:45 a.m. and responded. Midland sent two units and Philip sent a total of four units, one parked just over the hill on the highway for Philip Fire Chief Marty Hansen to control traffic.

January 7th

Leonard Hicks

Leonard Hicks, age 82 of Norris, SD, died December 30, 2009, at the Rapid City Regional Hospital, surrounded by his family.

Funeral services were held Saturday, January 2, at the Norris Bible Church in Norris, with Rev. Don Letellier officiating.

Music was provided by Anna May Letellier, pianist, and Sandee Yordy, vocalist. Pallbearers were Lance Gibson, Matthew Gibson, Marc Paul, Clint Paul, Tyler Layh, Trevor Layh, Keegan Hicks and Carrington Alfson.

Marion I. Groven

Marion Groven, age 79 of Philip, South Dakota, died January 4, 2010, at the Golden Living Center in Rapid City.

Marion Ilene Chally was born in Adams, North Dakota on April 1, 1930, the daughter of Louis H. and Stella (Qually) Chally. She grew up on the farm in Adams and graduated from Adams High School in 1948. She then went on to Walsh County Ag School in Park River, ND.

Marion had two children, Gloria and Richard with Marvin J. Groven. The family moved to Philip in 1952 where she was a bookkeeper for 46 years at the Farmers Union Oil Co.