Archive - 2011

November 4th

Sadie Conlee Williams

Sadie Conlee Williams, age 97 of Rapid City, formerly of Kadoka, South Dakota, died Tuesday, November 1, 2011, at Fountain Springs Health Care in Rapid City of congestive heart failure.

Sadie Elsie Williams was born to John and Mary (Kutilek) Washecheck on June 19, 1914 northwest of Kadoka, on the family homestead in Old Stanley County. She was the youngest of 10 children. She received her education at the Lone Star country school. She then helped her parents on the farm until she moved into Kadoka and worked at the Pearl Hotel.

Janice I. Parker

Janis Parker, age 51, of Rapid City, died Thursday, October 27, 2011, at her home, surrounded by family and a special friend.

Janis Irene Gebes was born September 12, 1960, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip, the daughter of Jerome and Celestine (Brech) Gebes. She grew up in the Milesville area and attended school at the Hart Country School north of their home place. She graduated from Philip High School in 1978. She married Thomas James Konst on June 21, 1977. They started a family and raised four children, Nicholas, Monica, Jeremy, and Mandi.

N.âBeverley Tucker, Jr.

N. Beverley "Bev" Tucker, Jr., age 71, North Kingston, R.I., formerly of Philip, S.D., died peacefully of cancer in Rhode Island on Thursday, October 27, 2011.

Bev was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on April 14, 1940, the son of N. Beverley Tucker and Eleanor Marshall Tucker. He attended Lotspeich School, Walnut Hills High School, Princeton University and Harvard Business School. He was in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1962 to 1965.

Academics highlight Philip cross country awards

Thursday, October 27, the Scotties cross country team gathered to honor their own. Each team member cast a vote for teammates who best met the criteria of five awards, as well as recognized the 2011 team and each of four senior's career achievements.

The girls' rookie of the year award went to Ellie Coyle. For the boys, Nelson Holman and Keegan Burnett tied for this award.

The award for most improved can be from the beginning of this year to the end, and can be from last year to this year.

Harmon current physician's assistant student

by Del Bartels

Philip Health Services, Inc. is hosting another physician assistant student. Derek Harmon started his first rotation, in Philip, October 17 and will continue through November 23.

Though under the main tutelage of Dr. Coen Klopper, "I kind of bounce around. They all seem to take care of me," said Harmon. "People know I want to learn and they are taking advantage of that. I have never been treated so respectfully in my life."

"I think he's a good kid," said Klopper.

District 15 Mason meeting held in Wall

by Del Bartels

The South Dakota Masonic District 15 meeting was held in Wall, Thursday, October 27. The district includes Philip Lodge #153, Wall Lodge #210, Kadoka Lodge #155 and Martin Lodge #219.

The meeting was open, thus wives of attending Masons and other guests were welcome. Wall Lodge Grand Master Grant Shearer lead the pledge of allegience, and the opening prayer was said. Then Shearer introduced District Grand Master Doug Thorson, Philip.

Bad River Sportsman's Club shooting range upgraded, still open to the public

by Del Bartels

An area three miles west of Philip on the north side of Highway 14 has been used for decades by local target shooters. That shooting range, recently upgraded by the Bad River Sportman's Club, is open for use by all safety-minded shooters.

The newly named Thompson Shooting Range now has a backstop at 100 yards, made of thick railroad bridge beams. Two concrete shooting tables have been erected on top of a large concrete slab. The improvements come courtesy of the Bad River Sportsman's Club.

October 20th

Scotties in Douglas tourney

The Philip Lady Scotties traveled to Box Elder, Thursday, October 15, to compete in the Douglas volleyball tournament.

Warming up with a win in their first match against the Douglas Patriots, the Scotties then blew by the Bennett County Lady Warriors. Philip's third match pitted them against the Saint Thomas More Cavaliers, where the repetitive scores went against Philip for a 1-2 loss. The Lady Scotties now hold a season record of 16-10.

Philip vs. Douglas

27-25, 25-18

Serving: Philip - 4 aces.

Scotties surprise Eagles, but lose 39-7

The Philip Scotties football team hosted long-time rivals the Wall Eagles, Friday, October 14.

The first quarter belonged to the underdogs, the Scotties. Despite Wall's defensive efforts, Philip had quickly worked its way down to the five-yard line. The ball was then handed to Cody Reder, who rushed it in for the game's first touchdown. Philip' Chaney Burns kicked the ball through the uprights for the extra point. With 8:05 still on the clock, the score was Scotties - 7, Eagles - 0.

Philip Lady Scotties - tight loss to Lyman

The Philip Lady Scotties hosted the Lyman Raiders, Thursday, October 12.

The match ended 2-3. The Scotties gained the lead by winning the first game 25-16. The match then took a reversal back to an even one to one, when the Raiders won the second game 22-25. Regaining their momentum, the Philip team won the third game 25-14, only to lose the fourth 16-25. The final game went into overtime scoring, but Lyman was the first team to get to a score of minimum of 15 with at least a two point difference ahead of their opponent's score.

Serving: Philip - 78 of 87.