Archive - 2011

February 3rd

Schofield student teaching in hometown

Working toward graduation ... April Schofield is a PHS graduate, a Western Dakota Vo-Tech graduate, a wife and mother, a full-time employee, an online college student and now a student teacher. Under first grade instructor Jayne Gottsleben’s supervision, Schofield will complete her student teaching and qualify for a South Dakota teaching certificate for grades kindergarten through sixth.

As of January 3, April (Clements) Schofield has been the student teacher in Jayne Gottleben's first grade class in Philip Elementary.

Schofield's own elementary was done at Haakon School District's Elbon and Enterprise country schools, which are now closed. In 1998 she graduated from Philip High School. "Growing up, teaching is what I always wanted to do, then after graduating from high school I didn't know what I wanted to do," admitted Schofield.

Within 13 months, she completed an office technology program at Western Dakota Vo-Tech.

Scotty Philip Memorial Wagon Train celebration on track for July 16

Members of Philip's Scotty Philip Memorial Celebration committee met with the organizers of the wagon train part of the event on the Fort Pierre end, Thursday, January 27.

A broad range of topics were discussed and some decisions were finalized. In attendance from Philip were Doug West, Chip Kemnitz, Ron Larson, Mary Burnett and Glenn Parsons.

"It was a very productive meeting," said Parsons. "Everyone is pulling for the same goals and will have a great working relationship.

Philip's Lasting Legacy ready for update

Since 1989, originally created for the South Dakota centennial, the memorial at the north end of Center Avenue in Philip displays the names of individuals and families who have contributed and are contributing to this area's legacy.

The Lasting Legacy was created through the initiative of the Philip Chamber of Commerce. According to the initial policy statement, the structure is a "memorial to the pioneers, past, present and future, who have contributed, are contributing and are likely to contribute to the quality of life in this area.

January 27th

Scotties top New Underwood 50-39

On their home turf, the New Underwood Tigers took a beating from the Philip Scotties, Thursday, January 20.

Philip 7 14 12 17 = 50

N.Under. 9 10 6 14 = 39

The Scotties gave up the first quarter by a basket, though come halftime they held a six-point advantage. Doubling their opponent's third quarter score, the Philip team commanded a safe lead. The fourth quarter was the highest scoring one of the game by both teams, but still went to the Scotties.

Philip Scotties lose by one basket to Bennett County Warriors, 56-58

Taking one for the team ... Scottie Jordan Hauk takes one for the team on this rebound late in the fourth quarter of the Philip/Bennett County game Saturday, January 22. The other Scottie is Gunner Hook. Photo by Nancy Haigh

The Philip Scottie boys' basketball team hosted the Bennett County Warriors, Saturday, January 22.

The class "B" Scotties kept the first quarter balanced with their class "A" opponents. Then Philip played a roller coaster game, diving down to just a four point second quarter and rocketing back up to a 24-point final quarter.

With about two minutes remaining in play, the Scotties had closed their once substantial deficit to a 52-55 score. With less than half a minute before the buzzer, they put a tie of 55-55 on the scoreboard.

Scottie boys roughed up by White River Tigers, 52-79

The Scottie boys' basketball team were the guests of the White River Tigers, Tuesday, January 18.

Philip could not keep up with their opponents' offense, which sailed ahead with a game total of 15, three-point buckets. Both teams showed an increasing effort through the first three quarters, though the Tigers overshadowed the Scotties.

The Tigers, though holding a comfortable lead, racked up 21 fouls and had one player foul out. Not until the final quarter did Philip make any head way, but nowhere near enough.

Lady Scotties fall to Bennett Co. 31-43

Bringing it back ... Scottie Josie Guptill reached high to get the rebound away from the Lady Warrior. Philip played Bennet County, Saturday, January 22. Photo by Nancy Haigh

The Class B Lady Scotties hosted the Class A Bennett County Lady Warriors, Saturday, January 22.

Philip 2 7 10 22 = 31

Bennett Co. 11 13 17 2 = 43

Philip scorers: Josie Guptill - 11, Kady Pinney and Katie Hostutler - 6 each, Molly Coyle - 4, Tomilyn Trask - 2, Krista Wells and Bailey Radway - 1 each.

Bennett County top scorers: Harriet Standing Soldier - 13, Laura Hodson and Tania Risse - 7 each, Abbie Alexander - 6, Kaitlyn Rayhill - 4, Brooke Bair - 3.

Philip field goal percentage - 28 (13 of 28). Philip three-point percentage - 0 (0 of 3).

Kenneth "Ken" Upton

Kenneth "Ken" Upton, age 59, Fairbury, Neb., passed away July 9, 2010, in Fairbury.

Graveside services were held July 14, 2010, with Pastor Steve Frazier officiating.

Eulogy was given by Steve Siemsen. Music was provided by Lisa Wolfe, soloist.

Madonna J. Lesselyoung

Madonna J. Lesselyoung, age 72, of Philip, died Monday evening, January 24, 2011, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip.

Madonna Dustman was born December 15, 1938, at New Underwood, S.D., the daughter of Harley and Agnes (Dresch) Dustman. She grew up in Wasta, Artesian and rural Faith, graduating from Faith High School in 1956.

She enlisted in the United States Air Force on January 21, 1957 in Omaha, Neb. She served in the Air Force until her honorable discharge on January 20, 1960.

Madonna was united in marriage to Theodore T.

Keenie Word to open for Susie McEntire for free concert in Kadoka February 6

Susie McEntire will perform in Kadoka, Sunday, February 6, 2:00 p.m. at the Kadoka City Auditorium. The afternoon of entertainment will be free, however a free-will offering will be taken. The event is sponsored by O'Bryan Arena in Belvidere.

Keenie Word, who has family roots to this area, will open for McEntire.

Susie McEntire

With many awards and nominations from TNN, GMA, and CCMA, McIEntire has been named artist of the year several times in the field of positive country music.