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Archive - 2011

September 2nd

Website will offer live coverage of Philip Scottie football

Sdsportsbuzz.com personalities ... Kadoka’s Royal Addison, left, and Philip’s Nick Heeb will be previewers and commentators of west river nine-man football during the 2011 season for their sports website.

Philip High School's 2011 Scottie football team was under media scrutiny Tuesday, August 23.

During practice that day, the athletes of the nine-man Class "B" Scotties football team were video recorded, and head coach Keven Morehart was interviewed by two personalities of a fledgling sports website.


Philip cross country season starts strong

First cross country meet of the season ... These Scotties were just part of the Philip boys’ junior varsity team that ran in the Douglas Early Bird meet Friday, August 26. From left: Damian Bartels, Kelvin Ferguson, Keegan Burnett and Garrett Snook.

by Coach Ralph Kroetch

After two long weeks of two-a-day practices, the Philip Scotties cross country team began their 2011 season.


Philip cross country season starts strong

Early Bird run ... These Scottie girls were of the five who competed in the junior varsity run at Douglas, September 26. Ellie Coyle is followed by Kianna Knutson, and Peyton Kuckenbecher can be seen far left.

by Coach Ralph Kroetch

After two long weeks of two-a-day practices, the Philip Scotties cross country team began their 2011 season.


Quad County Relay For Life - 2011

Hand in hand ... Walking or riding, cancer survivor or care giver, close neighbor or from a different town, but no strangers, as people gathered together for the 2011 Quad County Relay For Life held this year in Midland, Saturday, August 27.

Saturday, August 27, the Midland City Park was this year's site for the Quad County Relay For Life, an annual cancer awareness program and fundraiser to help pay for research to find a cure and prevention for cancer.

Teams of volunteers were joined by scores of individuals at noon to begin setting up team camps. Registration of cancer survivors began at 2:00 p.m.

Opening ceremonies began at 4:30 p.m.


Scottie Homecoming Week, September 5-10

Royalty ... The king candidates are, back row, from left: Trey DeJong, Colter Cvach and Jade Konst. The queen candidates are, front, from left: Kianna Knutson, Josie Guptill and Sayde Slovek.

The Haakon School District's 2011-2012 Scottie Homecoming will be September 5-10, beginning with coronation at 6:30 p.m., Labor Day, Monday, September 5.

The candidates for Homecoming queen are Josie Guptill, Kianna Knutson and Sayde Slovek. The king candidates are Colter Cvach, Trey DeJong and Jade Konst.


August 25th

Sixth annual Badlands Matched Bronc Riding event

Ryan Kruse ... an Interior cowboy was one of the contenders in the Badlands Match Bronc Ride Friday night. Kruse drew back for a spot in the second go, but was unable to complete the ride. Photo by Greg Spear

The sixth annual Badlands Matched Bronc Ride was held in Kadoka, Friday, August 19.

There were 20 cowboys competing in the first round of action. Nine made their eight-second rides to move on to the second round. Ryan Kruse, Interior, drew back for a spot in the second round. Five bronc riders made the whistle and advanced to the short go.


Mark Foley part of S.D. National Guard flood relief

Getting to their assigned watch of levee stretches ... The South Dakota Army National Guard patrolled the levees on foot. Philip’s Mark Foley said, “‘Breach’ is not a word you want to use over the radio.” Courtesy photos

This summer's flooding of the Missouri River has caused damage to property and displaced residents, mostly in the Pierre, Fort Pierre and Dakota Dunes areas. The South Dakota National Guard was called out to assist with the coordination of building levees, with the security of property and with maintaining the levees.

Philip's Mark Foley was one of the guardsmen called to be on duty during the ordeal.


August 22nd

Assemblies and free "Chye" concert for area students and rest of public

Students from Philip and Kadoka high schools are invited to join their peers at the Wall High School for a free presentation and a free concert, Wednesday, September 14.

The Todd Becker Foundation, created following the death of 18-year-old high school student, Todd Becker, in the spring of 2005, will share their "Where is your life headed?" presentation.

The day's events will include an assembly for grades 9-12 starting at 1:15. Then, at 7:00 p.m., another assembly that includes a live concert is open to students and the rest of the public.


Last school board meeting before classes

The Haakon School District 27-1 Board of Education's meeting Monday, August 15, was the last meeting before classes are to begin August 24.

Four open enrollment requests were approved. According to Superintendent Keven Morehart, these students are "coming this way" from out of the Haakon School District. Because of contacts and inquiries to school administration and board members, it is anticipated that a total of approximately a dozen students will apply for open enrollment before classes begin.


Early a.m. break-in at Zeeb Pharmacy

During the early morning hours of Monday, August 15, the front door of Zeeb Pharmacy on Center Avenue, Philip, was shattered.

A passerby noticed the damage and phoned 911. The Winner dispatch contacted the Philip City Police at approximately 5:15 a.m., and Philip Police Officer David Butler was first on the scene. He contacted the South Dakota Department of Criminal Investigation, cordoned off the scene with a "Police Line: Do Not Cross" tape, and began collecting evidence at the scene.

At approximately 9:00 a.m. DCI detective Pat West arrived.