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July 8th

Anna Sieler

Anna Sieler, age 95 of Winner, formerly of Wall, S.D., died Wednesday, July 7, 2010, at Winner Regional Long Term Care.

Emilie Rose Anna Kraft Sieler was born August 8, 1914, the daughter of Rev. Albert and Emilie (Hirsch) Kraft, at Yale, S.D. Anna was baptized August 30, 1914, and confirmed March 27, 1928, into the Missouri Synod Lutheran Faith by her father and remained a faithful member until her death.

Her mother, Emilie, died when Anna was eight years old, leaving a void her 14-year-old sister, Frieda, filled.


Philip K. Patton

Philip Patton, age 76, of Orange City, Ia., passed away on Tuesday, July 6, 2010, at the Sanford University of South Dakota Medical Center in Sioux Falls.

Funeral services were held Saturday, July 10, at the American Reformed Church in Orange City with the Rev. Keith Krebs officiating.

Interment was at the West Lawn Cemetery in Orange City.

Philip Kenneth was born on February 28, 1934, in Ottumwa, S.D., the son of Patrick Henry and Mabel (Grotto) Patton.


Dakota Diary

Jeanne Radway

Jeanne (Ferry) Radway has been a dedicated member of the Milesville and Philip community for over 50 years. Jeanne and her husband Rex, who passed away four years ago, raised six children; Sandy, Florida; Tom, Philip; Todd, Philip; Mark, Philip; Stacy, Black Hawk; and Nancy who passed away due to cancer. Jeanne also has nine grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren.

Jeanne grew up on a farm seven miles north of Oldham, in Kingsbury County. She was one of five children, with one brother and three sisters.


Farmers Union youth day camp July 23 at Missile Inn to harness "power of cooperation"

Young people will be able to harness "The Power of Cooperation" during the 2010 Haakon/Jackson County Farmers Union Camp scheduled for Friday, July 23, at the Gittings Missile Inn, north of Philip. The camp is open to all children ages six to 13.

The annual day camp will feature hands-on cooperative activities and games educating youth about the cooperative spirit and benefits of working together, along with ways to get involved in their communities and serve others through the "Leading by Serving" themed curriculum.


Floyd Sawvell

Floyd Sawvell, age 97 of Rapid City, formerly of Wall, S.D., died Sunday, July 4, 2010, at the Clarkson Healthcare Facility in Rapid City.

Floyd Edward Sawvell was born in McGregor, Iowa, on July 26, 1912, the son of Loda and Katie (Alt) Sawvell. Floyd moved with his parents and two sisters Pearl and Sylvia by immigrant car to the family homestead north of Wall. He attended Sunnyside grade school and helped his father on the farm and drilled water wells.

On September 10, 1934, he married Mildred J. Hildebrandt in Rapid City.


Joyce Jarman

Joyce Jarman, age 74 of Midland, S.D., died Saturday, July 3, 2010, at the Rapid City Regional Hospital from injuries sustained in a car accident.

Joyce Loraine Petoske was born May 6, 1936, in Stanley County, S.D., the daughter of Peter and Addie (Thomas) Petoske. She grew up northeast of Midland, attending grade school at Rolling Green through the eighth grade. She then went to Midland High School, graduating in 1954. After graduation, she remained in Midland where she worked at various cafes and for Zane Ziemann at the variety store.


Letters to the Editor

To whom it may concern,

I am writing this on behalf of my wife, Sonia Nemec.

Sonia works hard to have a nice looking lawn! It gives her a lot of pleasure! To have someone deliberately try to destroy that lawn, with what appears to be a burn down chemical, is hard to understand. I can say without a doubt, it saddened and hurt her. She did not deserve this!

We have no idea why anyone would do this. She did make a call on some animals grazing on her lawn, in case they were being looked for.


Fatal accident near Midland

At approximatesly 1:00 p.m. Saturday, July 3, 2010, there was a two vehicle crash nine miles west of Midland.

Joyce Jarman, age 74, Midland, was fatally injured.

A 2005 Buick LeSabre, driven by Jarman, entered US Highway 14 near mile marker 159 from a private driveway. It was struck in the passenger side by an eastbound 2000 Chrysler Voyager van, driven by Ryan Hennen, age 36, St. Paul, MN. Hennen attempted to avoid the collision but was unable to do so.


Morning fire destroys Stephenson home

Around 7:30 a.m. Saturday, July 3, people in and around Philip were doing their own things. Some were still sleeping, others were still in bed watching TV, some were watching the kids while their spouse got ready for work, some were just getting into town to get some stuff done for the day's farm work.

Gary Stephenson and his brother, Boyd, who was visiting Gary for the July 4th holiday, were getting ready to go to coffee.