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August 5th

Cole Elshere holds off loaded field for win

Faith’s Cole Elshere rides Lunatic Fringe in the saddle bronc riding event at the Days of ’76 rodeo in Deadwood on Saturday. Photo by Aaron Rosenblatt/Journal staff

by Joe Kavanaugh/Journal correspondent (reprinted with permission from the Rapid City Journal)

One of a new generation of South Dakota saddle bronc riders made the biggest splash Saturday night as the 88th annual Days of '76 rodeo closed the chutes for the final time before a near-capacity crowd.

Despite a field featuring three former South Dakota world champion saddle bronc riders -Jeff Willert, Chad Ferley and five-time world champion and legendary cowboy Billy Etbauer - Cole Elshere, one of South Dakota's new breed of bronc busters, stood atop the pack when the dust finally


Summer youth activities winding down, to end with community water festival

The three groups that provided activities for area youth this summer will sponsor a community water festival starting at 5:30 p.m.


City council - constuction and budgeting

The Philip City Council meeting Monday, August 2, was almost totally focused on summer construction and project budgets.

Approved building permits included Greg Ferguson to install a meter and pit for a sprinkler system; Coddy Gartner for Terry Henrie for tree stump removals; Trisha Larson for Kindercottage for a fence; Jason Petersen to level and gravel a rear yard; Philip Health Services, Inc. to move a 13'x13' shed from the hospital to 500 West Pine Street; and Gary Stephenson to demolish houses at 405 Hone Street and 402 N. Wood Ave.


Internet discovery leads to Philip visit

Trip to America ... Helen Philip poses beneath the memorial highway sign that was erected outside of Philip last winter. Philip was in the area learning more about Scotty Philip, who she discovered is her third cousin.

A chance find on the Internet lead an Englishwoman on a discovery of not only American relatives but a town named after her third cousin.

Helen Philip, Faringdon, Oxfordshire, England, had known of relatives in America as her dad, Ian, had mentioned them and spoke of James (Scotty) Philip. He had also told her about Wayne C. Lee's book The Man who Saved the Buffalo.

She came across information on the Internet about Scotty Philip. The search pulled up the town of Philip, SD, and a Facebook site about the town. The site had only been up about a month so luck was in the air.


Internet discovery leads to Philip visit

Visiting the buffalo ... Helen Philip, Faringdon, Oxfordshire, England, left and Diane Fitch, toured the Ray Houck buffalo herd near Ft. Pierre, last Friday. Philip was visiting the area and learning more about her third cousin, Scotty Philip.

A chance find on the Internet lead an Englishwoman on a discovery of not only American relatives but a town named after her third cousin.

Helen Philip, Faringdon, Oxfordshire, England, had known of relatives in America as her dad, Ian, had mentioned them and spoke of James (Scotty) Philip. He had also told her about Wayne C. Lee's book The Man who Saved the Buffalo.

She came across information on the Internet about Scotty Philip. The search pulled up the town of Philip, SD, and a Facebook site about the town. The site had only been up about a month so luck was in the air.


Dakota Diary - Etta Erdmann

Etta Erdmann and Chuck Allen ... pose by their hanging flowerpot that Chuck constructed.

Etta Erdmann has lived in Haakon County nearly her entire life and is glad this is the place she calls home.

Etta has four children, Gene lives in Minneapolis, Minn., Paula and her husband, Johnny Stone, live in Lubbock, Tex., Mitzi Houska lives in Moscow, Idaho, and Rose Curtis lives in Gillette, Wyo. Etta has three grandsons, three granddaughters and one great-grandson.

Etta Griesel was born September 28, 1931, on her family's farm 28 miles north of Philip.


Jackie Wright

Jackie Wright passed away Saturday July 24, 2010, after a short and courageous battle of cancer.

Jacquelyn K. "Jackie" Wright was born September 23, 1944, to Jack and Ruth Wright in McPherson, Kan. As a child they moved a few places in Kansas and lived in Hyannis, Neb. before moving to Sidney, Neb. Jackie attended grade school and high school in Sidney, graduating in 1963. After high school, she moved back to McPherson, Kan., and attended college at McPherson College until May 1965.

Jackie worked at Sheets Adams Realty while in college.


Catherine A. "Cathie" Geigle

Catherine A. "Cathie" Geigle, age 59 of Wall, S.D., died Sunday morning, August 1, 2010, at the Hospice House in Rapid City.

Catherine Geigle was born August 29, 1950, in Wall, the daughter of Harold George and Mary Julita (Naescher) Geigle. She grew up in Wall until the age of 10, when her family moved to Sioux City, Iowa. After five years in Sioux City, the family moved back to Wall, and Cathie attended St. Martin's Academy in Rapid City, graduating in 1969.

After graduation, she attended Carl Johns School of Cosmetology in Rapid City.