Archive - 2011

February 18th

Philip Area takes 2nd place at district wrestling tournament, 10 on to region

Travis Nelson, 1st place, 22-11

The 2011 District 7B Wrestling Tournament was held in Hot Springs, Saturday, February 12.

The Philip Area Scotties, as a team earned second place with 161.5 points.

The other team placings were: 1st - Hot Springs - 186.0, 3rd - Custer - 132.0, 4th - Bennett County - 122.5, 5th - Red Cloud - 60.0, 6th - Hill City - 46.50, 7th - St. Thomas More - 40.0.

Individually, the top four placed wrestlers in each weight division at district progress on to the region tournament.

Scotties take out Newell Irrigators 73-63

The Philip boys' basketball team traveled to Newell to challenge the Irrigators, Monday, February 14.

The team returned with a resounding 73-63 victory.

The first quarter was a morale booster for the Scotties, with them not only taking the lead, but pretty much owning it with a 13-point advantage. The second quarter saw a pick up of offensive success by the Irrigators, but Philip still increased its lead by another point.

The beginning of the second half was Philip's turn to have a bad quarter. The Scotties' once comfortable lead was cut back by seven points by Newell.

One shot and two seconds stop Scotties

The Scotties fought their way back and fourth through countless tied scores up to the last five seconds of play against the visiting Dupree Tigers, Saturday, February 12.

The first three and one half minutes looked dismal for Philip, with a 0-10 score. With just over two minutes left in the first quarter, the score was 4-17. Philip surprized the Tigers with repeated and mostly unanswered baskets to end the quarter 13-19. Though the Scotties got the first basket in the second quarter, any hopeful gain just wasn't there.

Scotties inched out by Lyman 42-45

Austin O'Dea, #15

The boys' basketball game Friday, February 11, in Philip against the Lyman Raiders, saw offensive surges by the Scotties as they threatened to come from behind to defeat the Raiders.

Those surges were not strong enough, though, with the Scotties falling just three points short. The final score was 42-45.

Their opponents more than doubled the Scotties' score in the first quarter. Then, in the rest of the first half, Philip held the Raiders to just four points while making 10 more of their own. The half ended 18-21.

By only one basket, the third quarter went to Lyman.

Chamber of commerce detailing Scotty Philip wagon train plans and looking for volunteers

Business of the Philip Chamber of Commerce was quickly completed during the Monday, February 14, meeting before a lengthy, committee progress report was made by the Scotty Philip Memorial Wagon Train committee.

Invitations to join the chamber will be sent out to area businesses and individuals. Chamber president Ron Larson said, "It's a different chamber of commerce than some people remember from 20 years ago. We are doing something, trying to draw people to the area."

Ranchers, farmers and other family businesses are encouraged to look into membership.

School board election filing deadline

The Haakon School District 27-1 Board of Education held its regular meeting Monday, February 14.

Nominating petitions for four board of education seats must be filed no later than 5:00 p.m., Friday, February 25. So far, one petition has been filed, by Doug Thorson.

The board consists of seven members. Bill Slovek and Vonda Hamill are both finishing up one-year appointments. Two years will remain on what normally would have been three-year seats.

Milesville Community Theater's villain versus heroine western melodrama

Wallet full of MONEY ... Villainous Jim Stangle picks the pocket of a scorpion-bit miner, as businesswoman Lori Quinn, heroine Dusti Berry and lusciously evil Jodi Parsons get blackmailed into sharing in the take. The Milesville melodrama will call for boos, cat calls, groans, cheers and laughter from the audience.

This year the audience will be encouraged, within reason, to get involved in the Milesville Community Theater's stage performance.

The audience will want to boo and hiss at the villain, played by Jim Stangle. His Snidely Whiplash type of dastardly character includes the traditional black cape, black hat and handlebar moustache. He will scheme, cheat, lie and deceive to get what he wants, and then he can get really despicable.

The full-length comedy "Here Come the Cows ... or Never Say Moo in Mesa" calls for overacting, corny jokes and stock characters.

Roger Hauk

Roger Hauk, age 58 of Wall, S.D., died Wednesday, February 9, 2011, in Wall.

Roger M. Hauk was born September 27, 1952, in Wall, S.D., the son of Philip "Max" and Donna (Hemness) Hauk. He grew up in Wall and graduated from Wall High School in 1971. As a young man, he enlisted in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He served two years in Germany.

Roger returned to Wall where he was united in marriage to Patricia A. Stacey on June 24, 1973. They both returned to Germany where they spent one more year. On September 6, 1974, he reenlisted in the Army. They moved to Ft.

Richard "R.W." Sichterman

Richard "R.W." Sichterman, 95, Rapid City, passed away February 9, 2011, at Rapid City Regional Hospital.

R.W. was born January 29, 1916, in Philip, S.D., to Garrit and Jane (White) Sichterman. He grew up in the Philip area and attended school until his graduation in 1934. Joining the Civilian Conservation Corps that same year, he worked on Sheridan Lake and Major Lake. He moved to Rapid City, working at several jobs.

R.W. owned Gateway Second Hand Store, managed Warne Chemical and was service manager at Rapid Motors.

Rev. James W. "Jim" Vos

Rev. James William "Jim" Vos, age 89 of White River, S.D., died Saturday, February 12, 2011, at the White River Health Care Center in White River.

James William, the first son of James W. and Lois (Waltz) Vos, was born January 3, 1922. He grew up on a farm in the Dutch community of Pella, Iowa, with his two younger brothers, roaming the outdoors and attending school. The family left the farm in 1936 and moved to Oskaloosa, where Jim graduated from high school in 1939. He then worked and attended college in Oskaloosa, before volunteering for military service in 1942.