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Scottie cross country team at Faith's run

With near perfect weather conditions and a familar setting in Faith's golf course near Durkee Lake, and a small but talented field of competitors, the Philip Scottie cross country team began its second 2010 competition.

Faith began with the grade school mile. Philip third grader Josie Rush tried her hand at distance running for the first time, and ran a very respectable 6:53 to place fourth among the girls and 10th among all the 22 grade school runners.

Faith ended its day with a 200 meter fun run.


Philip Scotties defeat Jones Co. 50-6

The Philip High School varsity football team traveled to Murdo Friday, September 3, for its first football game of the 2010 season. The Scotties returned with a 50-6 win over the Jones County Coyotes.

Philip 8 14 14 14 = 50

Jones Co. 0 0 6 0 = 6

Philip balanced out the four quarters, beginning with a 29-yard rush by Tucker McDaniel for the game's first touchdown. Travis Nelson carried in the two-point conversion.


Volleyball opener, Philip defeats Kadoka

The 2010-2011 season opener volleyball match for the Philip Lady Scotties was a win over the Kadoka Lady Kougars.

The Thursday, September 2, home varsity match was won by Philip 3-1. The game scores were 25-22, 25-16, 20-25 and 25-14.

Serving: Philip - 82 of 93 (22 aces). Leaders: Jordyn Dekker - 11 of 11 (4 aces), Molly Coyle - 14 of 14 (3 aces), Sayde Slovek - 20 of 21 (4 aces). Kadoka leaders: Tess Byrd - 21 of 22 (5 aces), Emmy Antonsen - 15 of 15 (2 aces), Nicole VanderMay - 15 of 15 (1 ace).

Receiving: Philip - 64 of 74.


Martha Olson Hill

Martha Olson Hill, age 87 of Byromville, Georgia, passed away Friday, July 2, 2010, at Wellstar Kennestone Hospital in Marietta.

She was born Martha Lucille Olson on September 12, 1922, and raised on a cattle farm near Grindstone, a small prairie village in South Dakota. She was the youngest of five children and she was the final survivor.

Martha graduated from Philip High School in 1940. She attended the Black Hills State College in Spearfish and taught in a rural school for one year.


Richard "Dick" Vosberg

Richard "Dick" Vosberg, age 74, of Midland, S.D., died Sunday, September 5, 2010, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip.

Richard "Dick" Vosberg was born April 30, 1936, the only child of Harry and Asenith "Pat" Vosberg, in the upstairs apartment at Jack's Cafe in Bridgewater, S.D. He graduated from Bridgewater High School in 1954 as an outstanding athlete. He attended Dakota Wesleyan University for one year and graduated from Augustana College in 1958.


Fire District opt out election details

The election held to determine if a taxation opt out would be accepted for the Philip Fire District resulted in a no vote.

The voter turn out Tuesday, August 31, was 332 out of a possible 745 voters. That is a 45 percent ratio. The yes side of the ballot to increasing taxes received 123 votes. The no side received 200 votes.


Local Lutheran churches leave synod

"We called for an ethical and moral renewal," said Pastor Frezil Westerlund, the pastor of four local Lutheran churches.

Congregations of First Lutheran Church in Philip, Trinity Lutheran Church in Midland, Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Long Valley, and Deep Creek Lutheran Church of Midland/Hayes have voted to leave the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA).

"When the ELCA bishop visited us before our final vote, I think that he was a bit surprised to find out we didn't want to talk about homosexuals," said Westerlund.


Haakon County Commissioners hit with bills for support of poor and mentally ill

A drastic increase in the number of bills for the support of the poor and mentally ill have caused the Haakon County Board of Commissioners to delve deeply into their contingency budget.

The Haakon County Commission was hit with several more bills for the support of the poor and the mentally ill at their Tuesday, September 3, meeting at the courthouse in Philip.

The commission has been receiving bills almost monthly for the two categories. By August they had already spent the budgeted $5,000 for the support of the poor and had to transfer another $2,500 in to the fund.