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Archive - 2011

July 7th

Robert D. "Bob" Kellogg

Robert D. "Bob" Kellogg, age 83 of Standish, Mich., formerly of Philip, S.D., died October 4, 2010, at Brian's House in Bay City, Mich.

Robert D. "Bob" Kellogg was born on January 14, 1927, at Hilland, S.D., the son of Martin and Talitha Belle (Mason) Kellogg. After graduating high school he served two years in the U.S. Army, in Korea. Upon returning to South Dakota, he ranched with his father. He married Nellie Foley on May 22, 1956, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Philip. They moved to Rapid City where he began his 35-year career as a carpenter.


Vivian Jeanette Minard

Vivian Jeanette Minard, a resident of Philip for over 60 years, died of natural causes on Thursday, June 30, 2011, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip.

Born in Oldham, S.D., on June 4, 1908, she always hoped she would live into this millennium, and she exceeded her hopes by several years, having celebrated her 103rd birthday just a few weeks ago.

As a child, she spent several years living on homesteaded land near Miles City, Mont., but her parents decided to move back to South Dakota, one reason being that Vivian would have access to better schooling.


Helen M. Parkin

Hazel Muril Parkin, age 98 of Yreka, Calif., formerly of Wall, S.D., died May 29, 2011, in Yreka, Calif.

Hazel Williams was born May 30, 1912, at Belvidere, S.D., the daughter of Frank and Hazel Williams. The family moved to Wall when she was very young. She attended grade and high school in and near Wall, and married Howard A. Renner in 1930. Howard died in 1946.

She then married Vinton T. Parkin and joined him in Stockton, Calif. They lived in Stockton, San Jose and Ukiah, Calif., before retiring in the Roseburg, Ore., area.


Petersen pleads not guilty

by Ronda Dennis, Kadoka Press

Thomas Petersen appeared for his arraignment on Thursday, June 30 at the Jackson County Courthouse, pleading not guilty on all six charges.

Petersen was charged with two counts of attempted first degree murder, two counts of aggravated assault on two law enforcement officers, one count of aggravated eluding and one count of reckless driving.

Petersen has been held in the Winner jail since he was arrested on Sunday, June 4, following a high speed chase that destroyed two sheriff vehicles and injured the Jackson County and Haakon County sheri


Rhodes one of top eight track coaches in nation

Nationally in top eight ... Jerry Rhodes, coach at Philip High School for 40 years, has been listed as one of the top eight coaches in the sport of boys’ track and field. He was honored at the National High School Athletic Coaches Association awards banquet during the 46th annual meeting/seminar in Grand Rapids, Mich., June 22. “Credit goes to the Philip athletes, we are recognized on the national level. You can’t beat that; its quite the honor,” said Rhodes.

The National High School Athletic Coaches Association has named the 2011 NHSACA Coach of the Year winners.

Jerry Rhodes, coach at Philip High School for 40 years, has been listed in the top eight track coaches in the sport of boys' track and field. He was honored at the NHSACA national awards banquet held at the 46th annual meeting/seminar in Grand Rapids, Mich., Wednesday, June 22, at the end of the week-long convention.


June 30th

Sharon "Sherry" Metz

Sharon "Sherry" Metz, age 66 of Philip, S.D., died Saturday evening, June 25, 2011, at her home in Philip.

Sharon Lee Andersen was born July 23, 1944, in Chicago, Ill., the oldest of six children born to Carl H. and Marjorie (Ritchey) Andersen. She was raised in Highland, Ind., and graduated from Highland High School in 1962.

She met her husband, Peter Metz, at Madura's Dance Land in Whiting, Ind. They married in 1963 and were married for 48½ happy years. They started out their married lives together in East Chicago, Ind.


Philip area blood drive set for July 12

Out of every 100 people needing blood, more than 50 percent will use type O.

That is the reason the local blood drive is trying to sign up more O-positive and O-negative donors for its upcoming drive. The next Philip area United Blood Services blood drive is scheduled from 10:00 a.m.


Quilts of all kinds needed for Scotty Philip Memorial Quilt Show

As part of the Historic Bad River Trail Scotty Philip Memorial Ride send-off activities July 15-17, a quilt show will be held at the Philip High School gymnasium.

The Philip hours will be from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Sunday. Quilts will also be displayed in the Ft. Pierre/Pierre area July 22-24. Transportation to and from there will be provided.


School board member Bill Slovek done

by Del Bartels

The Haakon School District 27-1 Board of Education meeting Monday, June 20, was the last official meeting of board president Bill Slovek's term.

"It's been fun and a real learning experience. I made more friends," said Slovek. In honor of Slovek's seven years on the school board, he was presented a keepsake pen set by Superintendent Keven Morehart.

The meeting times and dates for the board for the next year do not initially include a monthly meeting at either of the rural schools.


June 23rd

Petersen makes preliminary hearing at Kadoka

Back to jail ... Thomas Petersen was escorted from the Jackson County Courthouse by Kadoka Chief of Police Woody Davis following Petersen’s preliminary hearing last Thursday morning. Terry Deuter assisted in transport of Petersen to the Winner jail.

Thomas Petersen, 39, appeared in Jackson County court for a preliminary hearing Thursday, June 16, at 10:00 a.m. with Judge John Brown presiding.

Petersen has been held in jail following an incident in Jackson County on Sunday, June 4.

After his wife, Judy Petersen, of Greene, Iowa, was found dead, Thomas was named the suspect in the murder, and their two-year-old son, Jacob Duncan Petersen, was missing.

An Amber Alert was issued, which listed Petersen as armed and dangerous. He was later found in Jackson County.