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Archive - 2011

November 11th

Richard A. Burnett

Richard A. Burnett, age 78 of Philip, S.D., died Friday, November 4, 2011, at the Rapid City Regional Hospital.

Richard Burnett was born September 7, 1933, on the family farm near Huron,. Richard was the 11th of 13 children born to Roy and Alma (Katz) Burnett. He grew up and attended school in Beadle County and graduated from Huron High School in 1953. After graduation he enlisted and served in the United States Navy until 1957. He was a veteran of the Korean War.

Richard was united in marriage to Carol Potter on February 12, 1955, in San Diego, Calif.


Dale Leroy Hansen

Dale Leroy Hansen, age 79 of Frazier Park, Calif., died Sunday, October 30, 2011, in Frazier Park, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Dale Leroy Hansen was born April 12, 1932, in Philip, the son of Ralph and Alvina Hansen. Dale grew up on his parents' ranch west of Philip, attending Watson Country School and graduating from Philip High School in 1951. Dale's classmates and friends from the 1950s will remember him as an outstanding runner, specializing in the mile run for the Philip Scotties track team.


Sadie Conlee Williams

Sadie Conlee Williams, age 97 of Rapid City, formerly of Kadoka, S.D., died Tuesday, November 1, 2011, at Fountain Springs Health Care in Rapid City of congestive heart failure.

Sadie Elsie Williams was born to John and Mary (Kutilek) Washecheck on June 19, 1914, northwest of Kadoka, on the family homestead in Old Stanley County. She was the youngest of 10 children. She received her education at the Lone Star country school. She then helped her parents on the farm until she moved into Kadoka and worked at the Pearl Hotel.


November 4th

Helen F. Wegner

Helen F. Wegner, 85, of Hanna, Wyo., passed away on October 26, 2011.

Helen Fay Neville was born August 3, 1926, on her parents' homestead near Milesville, S.D. She was the daughter of Dewitt and Harriet (Stiles) Neville and grew up on the family farm with one sister and three brothers.


Sadie Conlee Williams

Sadie Conlee Williams, age 97 of Rapid City, formerly of Kadoka, South Dakota, died Tuesday, November 1, 2011, at Fountain Springs Health Care in Rapid City of congestive heart failure.

Sadie Elsie Williams was born to John and Mary (Kutilek) Washecheck on June 19, 1914 northwest of Kadoka, on the family homestead in Old Stanley County. She was the youngest of 10 children. She received her education at the Lone Star country school. She then helped her parents on the farm until she moved into Kadoka and worked at the Pearl Hotel.


Janice I. Parker

Janis Parker, age 51, of Rapid City, died Thursday, October 27, 2011, at her home, surrounded by family and a special friend.

Janis Irene Gebes was born September 12, 1960, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip, the daughter of Jerome and Celestine (Brech) Gebes. She grew up in the Milesville area and attended school at the Hart Country School north of their home place. She graduated from Philip High School in 1978. She married Thomas James Konst on June 21, 1977. They started a family and raised four children, Nicholas, Monica, Jeremy, and Mandi.


N.âBeverley Tucker, Jr.

N. Beverley "Bev" Tucker, Jr., age 71, North Kingston, R.I., formerly of Philip, S.D., died peacefully of cancer in Rhode Island on Thursday, October 27, 2011.

Bev was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on April 14, 1940, the son of N. Beverley Tucker and Eleanor Marshall Tucker. He attended Lotspeich School, Walnut Hills High School, Princeton University and Harvard Business School. He was in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1962 to 1965.


Academics highlight Philip cross country awards

Thursday, October 27, the Scotties cross country team gathered to honor their own. Each team member cast a vote for teammates who best met the criteria of five awards, as well as recognized the 2011 team and each of four senior's career achievements.

The girls' rookie of the year award went to Ellie Coyle. For the boys, Nelson Holman and Keegan Burnett tied for this award.

The award for most improved can be from the beginning of this year to the end, and can be from last year to this year.


Harmon current physician's assistant student

by Del Bartels

Philip Health Services, Inc. is hosting another physician assistant student. Derek Harmon started his first rotation, in Philip, October 17 and will continue through November 23.

Though under the main tutelage of Dr. Coen Klopper, "I kind of bounce around. They all seem to take care of me," said Harmon. "People know I want to learn and they are taking advantage of that. I have never been treated so respectfully in my life."

"I think he's a good kid," said Klopper.


District 15 Mason meeting held in Wall

by Del Bartels

The South Dakota Masonic District 15 meeting was held in Wall, Thursday, October 27. The district includes Philip Lodge #153, Wall Lodge #210, Kadoka Lodge #155 and Martin Lodge #219.

The meeting was open, thus wives of attending Masons and other guests were welcome. Wall Lodge Grand Master Grant Shearer lead the pledge of allegience, and the opening prayer was said. Then Shearer introduced District Grand Master Doug Thorson, Philip.