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Archive - 2011

November 16th

Hit & Miss ... Philip Social News

Pioneer Review Correspondent Vivian Hansen

Elderly Meals

Thursday Nov. 17: Chipolte Lime Tilapia, Baby Bakers, Cauliflower Au Gratin, Roll, Banana.

Friday, Nov. 18: Beef Tips Dijon, Mashed Potatoes, Cheesy Beans, Roll, Cran-apple Delight.

Monday, Nov. 21: Chicken Cordon Bleu, Wild Rice, Prince Edward Veggies, Roll, Fruit Parfait. Tuesday, Nov. 22: Steak and Grilled Onions, Roasted Potatoes, Peas and Carrots, Roll, Fruit, Pudding.

Wednesday, Nov.


Milesville News

The Milesville Rangers 4-H Club met Saturday, October 29, 2011, at the Milesville Hall with four members present. Since this was the first meeting of the 4-H year, we set club goals and elected officers: president, Rachel Parsons, vice president, Ben Stangle, secretary, Mark Stangle, treasurer, Grace Pekron, and reporter, Sarah Parsons. Our next meeting will be November 10.

The Milesville Rangers 4-H Club met Thursday, November 10, 2011, at 7:00 p.m. at the Milesville Hall.


Midland News



It's Monday and it's cloudy at the moment and the wind is blowing but...we don't have that white stuff yet! Sounds like we may get some moisture later in the week! We could use some moisture before the ground freezes but just between you and me I prefer rain to snow at this point. And haven't we had some beautiful nights with that full moon making a most picturesque photo. I do enjoy those evenings when the sky is full of stars and there is a full moon. God does paint an awesome picture of natural beauty!


Pioneer Review 11/17/11


November 11th

County to use collection agency to obtain monies

At their November 1 meeting the Haakon County Board of Commissioners approved a request by the county auditor to use a collection agency to obtain outstanding monies owed to the county.

Auditor Patsy Freeman submitted a request to use the Credit Collections Bureau to collect decades of outstanding fines, court costs and attorney fees that have not been collected by Haakon County. She told the board that the agency would take 35 percent of all collections with no other charges to the county for their services. "We've tried to keep up with it and we can't," said Freeman.


Philip Livestock Auction increases capacity

Expansion project complete ... Three new feedlot areas now exist alongside the Philip Livestock Auction sales barn area. The gravel roads, concrete berms, electricity and water are all put in and being used. The sale barn will continue to use its temporary holding capacity of 8,000 head, while the feedlots will increase that capacity by approximately 2,000 head, possibly year round.

The Philip Livestock Auction has expanded its livestock holding capability to approximately 2,000 head in its feedlot area, while allowing its barn area capability to still hold 8,000 head.

The construction aspect of the expansion project began around the middle of August, 2010. A gravel road running north and south was put in just north of the original cattle pens. That road was completed the middle of October. Three feed bunks were then put in, one to the west of the road and two east of the road.


Knutson sings at Midwest Regional Finals

“It’s been a fun ride.” ... Kianna Knutson, shown far right among some other contestants, did not win the Midwest Regional Finals talent contest in Wisconsin. She did have a great time. “The audience really got a good taste of how a country showdown is supposed to be,” said Knutson.

After earning her way through local and district talent contests, Kianna Knutson, Philip, represented South and North Dakota when she competed in the Midwest Regional Finals at the Menominee Casino in Keshena, Wis., Saturday, November 5.

Knutson competed against seven other acts to determine who would proceed on to the national competition in Nashville. Each regional act had seven minutes on stage. Of the eight acts, two were duets, one duet being brothers, while the rest were individual performers. Three musicians were 17 years old.


Saint William Catholic church, Midland, turns 100

by Barbara Jones

Catholic services were held Sunday morning, November 5, 1906, in Lewis Hall at Midland with Father Murphy from Fort Pierre. According to the Western Star, Midland's early newspaper, "This was the first Catholic service ever conducted here." Father Murphy, who had come from Lead to do missions work, had all of Stanley County under his charge. He stated that he hoped in the not too distant future to build a small church in Midland. Father Murphy held Mass at Lewis Hall, December 16.

Father Anthony O'Hara, here in 1907, served Midland during early homestead days.


June Roby

June Roby, age 57, of Boise, Idaho, died Sunday, November 6, 2011, at her home in Boise.

June Loua Williams was born February 23, 1954, in Kadoka, S.D., the daughter of Virgil and Donna (Crowser) Williams. She grew up in Philip where she received her elementary education. She then attended Philip High School for three years, before she moved to Faith where she graduated from Faith High School in 1972.

She was united in marriage to Craig Hickenbotham at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Philip, and to this union were born two children, Jennifer and Cody.