Archive - 2011

January 27th

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.

Golden West's 2011 scholarship program

Area high school seniors can now apply for the Golden West Telecommunications college scholarship.

This year, 44 $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to students from high schools in the Golden West service area.

PHSI's Kadoka Clinic welcomes Dave Webb as its new physicians assistant

Another medical provider has joined the staff of Philip Health Services, Inc.

Dave Webb, a certified physicians assistant, currently serves at the Kadoka Clinic every Monday and Tuesday. Webb began providing coverage at the clinic in December, working with Philip physicians David Holman and Coen Klopper.

"Dave is a great asset to the provider team at Philip Health Services," said Kent Olson, administrator of PHSI.

Berry new CHS sales agronomist

Growing economy ... Ryon Berry, sales agronomist, is filling a need for CHS Midwest Cooperatives in Philip that has been created by growing numbers of customers and growing services and sales.

Having started December 27, Ryon Berry is deep into classes, sales and visiting the farms and ranches of Cenex Harvest States Midwest Cooperative customers. Berry is Midwest's new sales agronomist.

"We've gone from spring 1999 working with 20,000 acres to 60,000 plus acres this year," said Jim Kanable, agronomy manager for Midwest. "Our chemical and fertilizer sales now need one person in the office and one in the field. Ryon has more interest and experience on the seed side. We're going to grow seed sales with him here."

That interest and experience began in high school.

SDARL alumni back from New Zealand

New Zealand ... Shown in a landscape between the ocean and the mountains, from left: Linda Smith, Lola Roseth, Bill and Pennie Slovek.

Four local residents have returned from an South Dakota Agriculture and Rural Leadershi alumni study of New Zealand. Those people are Lola Roseth, Linda Smith, and Bill and Pennie Slovek.

The 29 SDARL alumni left January 8. "We crossed the international date line, so the ninth disappeared and we got there on the 10th," said Smith. New Zealand is 20 hours ahead of western South Dakota's MT time zone.

January 7th

Even leaving early, Philip Area takes 5th in McCook Central Wrestling Tourney

The Philip Area wrestling team braved winter storm conditions to travel to Salem, S.D., and compete in the McCook Central Wrestling Tournament, Thursday, December 30.

With 131 points, the Philip Area team placed fifth overall, out of 15 teams represented at the tournament.

Laura Whittington medical trainee at PHSI

Hometown girl only a few more steps from being a doctor ... Laura Whittington is experiencing one of her medical rotations learning from the doctors and physicians assistants of Philip Health Services, Inc. After three years of residency work, she will complete three years of Air Force obligation. Then, maybe, she will go into pediatrics.

Philip Health Services, Inc. has had a history of hosting medical students during their hands-on rotations at various clinics before they graduate from their respective universities.

The most recent person shadowing and learning from the experienced doctors and physician assistants at PHSI is Laura Whittington, a 2003 Philip High School graduate and daughter of Monte and Maureen Palecek.

"I think that it is always nice when we can help with any future medical practitioner," said Dr. David Holman.