Archive - 2011

April 14th

Music department seniors visit New York

The Philip High School senior music trip to New York City, this year from March 30 to April 3, was "amazing," "awesome," "great," and "what an experience" according to music instructor Barb Bowen relating the most heard expressions from the seniors.

After being in high school chorus or band, or both, for all four years of their Philip High School years, the senior students then had to earn their individual funds to afford the trip.

William E. Wilson

Our loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather passed away on March 20, 2011.

Bill was born October 5, 1919, in Ash Creek, S.D., to W.J. and Mary Wilson. He grew up on a dairy farm in South Dakota and served in the Civilian Conservation Corps from 1935-36. He worked as a ranch hand in Wyoming and was an extra in the movie "Bad Man of Wyoming" filmed in Jackson Hole in 1940.

Melvin Harnisch

Melvin Harnisch, age 90, of Wall, S.D., died Tuesday, April 5, 2011, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip.

Melvin William Harnisch was born March 26, 1921, on the family farm near Clayton, S.D., in Hutchinson County, the son of William John and Emma J. (Werning) Harnisch.

Melvin was baptized into the Christian faith on April 24, 1921, by Pastor F. Freeze at Clayton, and confirmed on May 27, 1934, by Pastor A.W. Kraft. He remained a member of the First Evangelical Lutheran Church his entire life, and served several positions for the church.

Frederick "Fred" Long

Frederick "Fred" Long, age 63 of Rapid City, formerly of Philip, S.D., died Friday, April 8, 2011, at the Bella Vista Golden Living Center in Rapid City.

Fred was born September 9, 1947, in Philip to Leroy and Esther (Clawson) Long. He was baptized and confirmed in the Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Philip and graduated from Philip High School in 1965 where he excelled in studies and music. He furthered his studies at the University of South Dakota in Vermillion, S.D., and graduated with a bachelor of science degree with a major in Accounting in 1969.

Commissioners told TransCanada delayed

R.L. (Bud) Andersen, spokes-man for TransCanada, met briefly with the Haakon County Board of Commissioners at their meeting Tuesday, April 5.

Andersen said the U.S. State Department will conduct another environmental review before they issue a presidential permit. Because the pipeline crosses the Canada/U.S. border a presidential permit is needed for the project to move forward.

Andersen said the department would publish their supplemental environmental impact statement in April and then take public comments for 45 days.

Scotchman Industries updating reps

Worldwide representation ... Along with general manager Jerry Kroetch and salesmen Scott Olivier and Bob Van Lint, those who attended the first week of international sales meetings included Tom Shepherd, Kirkland, Wash., Gary Parks, Folsom, Calif., Gerry Rhode, Denver, Colo., Pete Barnable, Commack, N.Y., Mike Tarrant, Athens, Texas, Don Tarrant, Rockwall, Texas, Doug Schellinger, Riverside, Calif., Gene Kramer, Huntington Station, N.Y., Mike Robbins, Williams Bay, Wisc., Ray Flynn, South Bend, Ind., Nick Parrotte, Albany, N.Y., Willie

Scotchman Industries of Philip will be bringing in all of its world-wide sales representatives over a two week period for training on new products.

The type of gathering has not been held by Scotchman for four or five years. Jerry Kroetch, Mike Albrecht, Bob Van Lint and Scott Olivier will be the main trainers during the two weeks.

Fifteen salesmen will be in Philip during the first week and 15 during the following week, totaling 30 factory representatives. The first group arrived Sunday, April 10, and will stay through Thursday, April 14.

Jensen first pharmacy student at Philip Health Services

Continuing studies ... Amanda Jensen will finish her final medical rotation at the Philip clinic. After graduating from South Dakota State University with a doctor of pharmacy degree, she must pass the national pharmacological test and the State Pharmacological Law Exam. She then will have to complete at least a year of residency. “It’s the first time we’ve had a pharmacy student here, so its a great experience for us, too,” said supervising physician Dr. Dave Holman.

Amanda Jensen has returned to her hometown area and to her own doctor in order to finish her eighth and final rotation as a pharmacy student.

A 2004 Midland High School graduate and daughter of Clint and Brenda Jensen, Midland, she is currently in her fourth year at South Dakota State University. Jensen began her learning rotation at Philip Health Services, Inc., March 28. Through April 29, she will be experiencing hands-on situations mainly under the supervision of PHSI's Dr. Dave Holman, but also under the guidance of Dr. Coen Klopper and Physicians Assistant Terry Henrie.

March 31st

Philip High School to perform comedy "The Legend of Robin Hood ... Sort of"

The Philip High School Drama Club spoofs the classic Robin Hood tale. The comical action includes a standing room only quarterstaff tournament (shown above), multiple sword fights, a dungeon break-out, a woman’s deception, a love story and rapid fire tongue-in-cheek dialogue.

If the classical story of Robin Hood seems too laborous and dull, try a knee-slapping comical spoof that twists it almost out of shape. The Philip High School Drama Club will present a hilarious miss-telling of the traditional adventure story, "The Legend of Robin Hood ... Sort of," Friday and Saturday, April 8 and 9, at 6:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Building.

A large cast supports the legendary bandit Robin Hood, played by Trey DeJong, because they have to ... he's a klutzy, not too bright, idealistic hero who doesn't know which way to win the hand of Maid Marian.

Kemnitz retires after 36 years with First National Bank

Julie Kemnitz was honored by her employers, First National Bank in Philip, with a retirement party, Friday, March 25. She began in 1975 as a part-time secretary, and worked her way up to the vice president of consumer loans.

"Because it's time. The government regulations are for the younger people to understand, and my grandchildren are growing up so fast," said Julie Kemnitz about why she is retiring after 35 years and 51 weeks of working for First National Bank in Philip.

Kemnitz, the vice president of consumer loans "for a long time now," started out in 1975 as a part-time secretary, working mainly in the loan department. "Everything was on the job training. I went to full time, in charge of the student loan portfolio, then they started giving me some of the consumer loans," said Kemnitz.

Alyssa J. Baye

Alyssa Josephine Baye, 22, of Iowa City, Iowa, passed on Friday, March 25, 2011, at UIHC.

A celebration of Alyssa's life in music and word was held Tuesday, March 29, 2011, at Lensing Funeral and Cremation Service, Iowa City. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established.

Alyssa was born July 1, 1988, in Rapid City, S.D.

Alyssa was a heart transplant recipient when she was 12 years old. She lived each day to the fullest, never taking life for granted. People were inspired and drawn to her like a magnet. Alyssa was an artist, singer and dancer.