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Alltel cell phone service down August 26, AT&T reroutes and continues integration

People in western South Dakota awoke Thursday morning, August 26, with some not even realizing that their cell phones were not working.

The Alltel telephone capability was off-line. People who use mostly land lines or e-mail had no difficulties. People who use texting as their main form of electronic communications had little problem. People who prefer the quieter life were not bothered at all.

Starting at approximately 3:00 a.m., Alltel cell phone use was affected by a technical situation.


Sheriffs of Haakon County date back to 1914

Since its beginning in 1915, Haakon County has been watched over by a number of dedicated sheriffs. Prior to the November 1914 election that divided Stanley County, the sheriff traveled from Pierre when needed.

Fred Root was elected the first sheriff of Haakon County in 1914 and was sheriff until 1917. Root was voted county sheriff again in 1922, and served until 1923. He was originally from Keystone, but moved to the area in the early 1900s. Root started out ranching near Powell. He was the director and manager of the State Farmers Union Oil Company in Philip for several years.


Henrie back from South Dakota National Guard medical mission to Haiti

by Del Bartels

In some ways it was as I expected, but," said Terry Henrie, "Haiti is possibly the poorest country in the world. Seeing true poverty is like cold water in the face.


Henrie back from South Dakota National Guard medical mission to Haiti

Haitian patient ... This girl, estimated to be seven-years-old, was one of the over 5,000 patients seen by the 30 medical personal of the Vermillion-based South Dakota Army National Guard’s 730th Area Support Medical Company. “The girl’s name is the same as my wife’s name, Jennifer,” said Philip Physicians Assistant Terry Henrie.

by Del Bartels

In some ways it was as I expected, but," said Terry Henrie, "Haiti is possibly the poorest country in the world. Seeing true poverty is like cold water in the face.


Cross country team's first meet, at EAFB

Varsity ... Philip’s Zane Pekron, center, out-ran many of his “AA”, “A” and “B” competitors to clock a time of 20:03 and earn the 15th place medal. Teammate William Coyle earned 30th place in this 5,000 meter race with a time of 20:42. For the varsity girls, Holly Iwan earned the 32nd spot out of 68 runners.

Without a doubt the hottest day of 2010, and the Philip Scottie cross country team traveled to Ellsworth Air Force Base to compete in the Douglas High School Invitational for the first time in seven years.

The race is called the Earlybird with that nearly every team west of the Missouri River gathered to test their off-season training for the first time.


Ernest C. Clarin

Ernest C. Clarin, age 94, of Apple Valley, Minn., passed away on August 25, 2010.

He grew up in the Philip and Quinn area.

Ernest is preceded in death by his wife, Jean; son, Stanley; and 12 brother and sisters.

He is survived by his two daughters, Sandy (Bob) Nelson and Annette Raymond; seven grandchildren, Kent (Stephanie), John (Charles), Todd (Sherry), Melissa, Keith (Lori), Kellie (Tim) and Richard (Heidi); 11 great-grandchildren; a brother, Hilbert (Ardy); nieces, nephews and friends.


Doris Burns

Doris Burns, 80, of Vivian, S.D., died Wednesday, August 25, 2010, at the Golden Living Center Prairie Hills in Rapid City.

Services were held Monday, August 30, at the Vivian Lutheran Church.

Burial was in the Masonic Cemetery in Philip.

Doris was born on April 16, 1930, in Philip to Artie May and Soren Sorensen. She lived in Philip and graduated from Philip High School in 1948. She received her teaching certificate from Black Hills Teachers College and taught in the Philip area.


Helen Schone

Helen Schone, age 86 of Wall, S.D., died Thursday, August 26, 2010, at the Rapid City Regional Hospital.

Helen Marjorie Johnson was born July 15, 1924, in Sturgis, S.D., the fourth of five children born to Maurice and Tillie (Karrels) Johnson. The family farmed a section of land near Vale at Nine Mile. She attended a one room school near their farm for the first few years of school, then they boarded in town and attended St. Martin's Academy in Sturgis.


Deane Joyce

Deane Joyce, age 90 of Wall, S.D., died Wednesday, August 25, 2010, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip.

Albert Deane Joyce was born in the Rapid City hospital on May 2, 1920, the son of Alfred and Clara Jessie (Bailey) Joyce. He grew up in New Underwood with nine other siblings.

Deane graduated from New Underwood High School in 1938. He served in the United States Army during World War II from 1940 to 1945. He traveled to England, France and Germany as a master sergeant.


Edward J. "Eddie" Kodet, Sr.

Edward J. "Eddie" Kodet, Sr., age 95 of Belvidere, S.D., died August 29, 2010, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip.

Edward J. Kodet, Sr. was born in Belvidere to Joseph Frank Kodet and Mary Francis Kodet on October 16, 1914. He was born in the farmhouse on the homestead of Joseph Kodet and as a child he became known as Eddie. Eddie and his two older sisters, Helen Larsen (born 1910) and Marie Dartt (born 1912), grew up happily together on the farm just outside of Belvidere. Eddie spent time in the same farmhouse until his death.