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Archive - 2011

March 10th

Haakon County radio system to be reprogrammed

A federal mandate which requires all communication radios to be programmed to narrowband frequencies will cost Haakon County less than expected for reprogramming, but will require the spending of additional monies to replace existing unprogammable radios.

Lola Roseth, Haakon County emergency manager, and Curt Rees, Pierre, of Western Communications, updated the Haakon County Commission on the mandate. Rees said the mandate originated due to high populated areas running out of frequency channels.

Currently radios run on 25 kilohertz. The narrowband would drop that to 12.5 kHz.


Charles "Chuck" Ramsey

Charles "Chuck" William Ramsey, 83, Spearfish, passed away Tuesday, March 1, 2011, at his home in Spearfish surrounded by his loving family.

Chuck was born October 21, 1927, to Claude and Hilda (Sether) Ramsey at Philip. He attended Jones country school and graduated from Philip High School in 1945. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. After being honorably discharged, he returned to Philip to ranch until 1971 when he moved the family to Wall.


Grace Ann DeVries

Grace Ann DeVries went to be with her Lord, Saturday evening, March 5, 2011, surrounded by family and friends.

Grace's commitment to her family, to her Sunday school class, and to her music students was an inspiration to all who knew her.

Grace Ann Dolezal was born on September 9, 1960, in Kadoka, S.D., the daughter of Larry and Joy (Ramey) Dolezal of Belvidere. After graduation from Kadoka High School she was united in marriage to Tom DeVries on August 26, 1978. They made their home in the Belvidere and Midland communities.


Ruby Sammons

A golden heart stopped beating on March 3, 2011, at the Hans P. Peterson Hospital in Philip. Ruby Sammons, who was born August 24, 1917, the daughter of Ellis and Olga (Petersen) Albery, died leaving behind a family that dearly loved her.

Ruby received her education in Reliance and Hermosa, graduating from Reliance, S.D. Ruby and Floyd Sammons were married in Custer on March 24, 1935. They celebrated 72 years of marriage before Floyd passed away in 2007.


March 4th

Lady Scotties end season in district game vs. Wall

The Philip High School Lady Scotties ended their 2010-2011 basketball season in a District 14B play-off game in Wall against the Wall Eagles.

The Tuesday, February 22, game ended 27-52 against the Scotties.

The first quarter saw a slow start for the Scotties. The scores of the two teams during the second quarter were more even, but Wall still increased its lead.


Philip Scotties fall to Kadoka Kougars

The Philip Scottie boys' basketball team hosted the Kadoka Kougars, Friday, February 25.

Before a home audience packed because of Parents' Night, the Scotties spent the first minute of the game setting up an offensive play that put them first on the scoreboard with a field goal. The Kougars countered with their own, but then began falling behind. As the buzzer for the first quarter sounded, Kadoka sank a three pointer to put the score at 11-8.

Within just seconds of the start of the second quarter, the Kougars whooshed another three pointer to tie the game at 11-11.


Scottie boys win first District 14B game

The Philip Scotties boys' basketball team played its first 2011 District 14B game in New Underwood against the Rapid City Christian Comets, Monday, February 28.


Philip Area team at State B wrestling

Lane Blasius, 130 lb. class, 4th at state. Photo by Deb Smith

After the Philip Area Scotties team tied for second place at the 2011 Region 4B Wrestling Tournament, it had nine athletes qualified for the Class "B" State Wrestling Tournament held at the Barnett Center on the Northern State University campus in Aberdeen, Friday and Saturday, February 25 and 26.

The top four wrestlers from the regional tournament's 14 weight classes advanced to the state tournament.

Philip Area individuals came back with two fourth places, one by Lane Blasius in the 130 pound weight division and one by Clint Nelson in the 215 pound weight division.


Philip Area team at State B wrestling

Clint Nelson, 215 lb. class, 4th at state. Photo by Deb Smith

After the Philip Area Scotties team tied for second place at the 2011 Region 4B Wrestling Tournament, it had nine athletes qualified for the Class "B" State Wrestling Tournament held at the Barnett Center on the Northern State University campus in Aberdeen, Friday and Saturday, February 25 and 26.

The top four wrestlers from the regional tournament's 14 weight classes advanced to the state tournament.

Philip Area individuals came back with two fourth places, one by Lane Blasius in the 130 pound weight division and one by Clint Nelson in the 215 pound weight division.


Elementary Science Fair

With just a month remaining until this year's science extravaganza, it is time to begin wrapping up projects and polishing presentations.

A distinguished panel of judges has been selected and Carmen One Skunk has begun the registration process.

As in the past, the area's eager young scientists will be setting up their displays between 3:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. Thursday, March 24, in the Philip elementary gymnasium. At 4:00 p.m., all others will be asked to leave so that the judges will be able to meet with the even numbered students to discuss their findings.