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Archive - 2011

September 22nd

Philip squeezed out by New Underwood

The Philip Scottie football team traveled to New Underwood, Friday, September 16, to challenge the Tigers.

The first quarter saw two explosive touchdown plays. New Underwood got on the scoreboard first with a 61-yard rush. The extra point attempt failed, and the score stood at 0-6. Philip retaliated by sending Cody Reder on an 80-yard rush to the endzone. Trying a kick for the first time this season, the Scotties gained the extra point courtesy of Chaney Burns. The first quarter whistle blew on a 7-6 advantage for Philip.

The second quarter belonged to the Scotties.


Lady Scotties one-one in Wall Triangular

The Lady Scotties volleyball team traveled to Wall, Saturday,

September 17 to compete in the Wall Triangular.

The Philip varsity defeated the White River Lady Tigers 3-0.

Philip vs. White River

25-12, 25-14, 25-19

Serving: Philip - 69 of 75 (11 aces). Leaders: Josie Guptill - 11 of 12 (3 aces), Sam Johnson - 8 of 9 (3 aces), Audra Antonsen -17 of 19 (2 aces).

Receiving: Philip - 31 of 37. Leaders: Sayde Slovek - 9 of 9, Guptill - 8 of 8, Krista Wells - 6 of 8.

Setting: Philip - 85 of 95 (23 assists).


Scotties show improvement at White River's cross country Prestige Run

Kiana Knutson

The Philip Scotties were one of 10 schools competing in the White River invitational cross country meet, the Prestige Run.

With temperatures in the the high 80s, a strong northwest wind was welcomed by the runners.

The junior varsity race was run with boys and girls together.


Scotties show improvement at White River's cross country Prestige Run

Holly Iwan

The Philip Scotties were one of 10 schools competing in the White River invitational cross country meet, the Prestige Run.

With temperatures in the the high 80s, a strong northwest wind was welcomed by the runners.

The junior varsity race was run with boys and girls together.


Haakon County liquor license and budget approved

The Haakon County Commission met in special session Tuesday, September 13, to continue discussions involving a liquor license and the 2012 budget.

Bart Ramsey, Philip, applied for the county liquor license for his and his wife, Marcy's, hunting preserve and bed and breakfast business. Recently the state legislature implemented a hunting liquor license that counties can issue for hunting outfitter businesses. The license would be good for September 1 to March 31 of each year. Ramsey chose to apply for a year-round county license instead.


Volunteer Fire Department's 2011 response calls

"One of these days we're going to have a whopper," said Philip Volunteer Fire Department Fire Chief Matt Reckling.

So far this year the fire calls have been for what have turned out to be relatively minor incidences.

May 7 - 10:00 p.m., a grass fire in the highway ditch approximately two miles east of Philip, three trucks sent, about one-quarter acre burned.

May 9 - 8:30 p.m., controlled burn not called in beforehand, four miles north of Philip, windy day, two trucks sent.

May 16 - 1:00 p.m., controlled burn that got out of control, same place as above, three tr


Board of education finalizes budget

The Haakon District 27-1 Board of Education has approved the 2011-2012 budget.

Revenues coming in for the general fund should total $1,936,337, while the general fund expenditures are predicted to be $2,101,482. The difference will come out of the district's reserve funds, which currently are at $700,000.

The capital outlay revenue should be $396,889, with projected expenditures of $474,697. Special education revenue should be $329,629, with expenditures of $337,508. Incoming funds for pensions should be $75,401, with expenditures of $71,077.


September 20th

Alice Marie Carr

Alice Marie Carr, age 92 of Philip, S.D., died Tuesday, September 20, 2011, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip.

Alice Marie Knutson was born May 6, 1919, on a ranch in the Grindstone area, northwest of Philip, the daughter of Anton L. and Olga M. (Tungland) Knutson. She grew up in the Grindstone community where she received her elementary education at the Alfalfa Valley Rural School prior to graduating from Pierre High School.

As a young lady she worked in Philip in the abstract office and in an attorney's office for a couple years.


Lily Kruse

Lily Kruse, age 97, of Philip, S.D., formerly of Interior, died Wednesday, September 14, 2011, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip.

Lily Pearl Hanson was born July 13, 1914, the sixth of seven children born to Olaf Krum and Petrina (Olson) Hanson, on her parents' homestead on Ash Creek near Dowling. She grew up in the Dowling area attending the Hanson Rural School before attending Philip High School, graduating in 1931. She then obtained her teacher's certificate and taught two years of rural school at Pedro and Seven Springs.


September 15th

Lady Scotties take 4th in Philip Tourney

The Philip Lady Scotties held their annual Philip Volleyball Tournament, Saturday, September 10.

First, the eight teams competed in two pools of four teams each. Philip came out of three preliminary matches with a win over Jones County, a win over Lead/Deadwood and a loss to Harding County. Then in the championship bracket, the Lady Scotties lost to Belle Fourche and to Colome to come away with fourth place in the tournament.

Belle Fourche took first place, Harding County - second, Colome - third.