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Archive - 2011

December 29th

WBA Chamber of Commerce shopping spree winners

Winners of the $250 Shopping Spree sponsored by the Wall Badlands Area Chamber of Commerce shopped on Monday, December 19. Shopping carts were flying down aisles and food items were filling the carts as 60 seconds ticked down on the clock. Marsa Walker was the first to fill her cart with $211.03 of groceries while Stacy Schulz threw $217.42 in to her cart. Judy Papousek and Larry Eisenbraun donated their shopping spree to the County Cupboard Food Pantry. Pictured from left to right ... Judy Papousek, Marsa Walker, Stacy Schulz and Larry Eisenbraun.


PHSI installs permanent DEXA scanner

The radiology department of Philip Health Services Inc. has had a Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) scanner installed.
This is a specialized device for detecting bone density, and the onset of osteopenia and osteoporosis. PHSI used to offer this service through a mobile unit, but the mobile unit service out of Rapid City was discontinued and disbanded in early 2011. PHSI has now purchased the same equipment that was used before, and that machinery has been installed for regular use in Philip.


December 8th

Parade of trees

The Haakon County Courthouse in Philip is once again hosting a Christmas Parade of Trees. The public is invited to view the trees and decorations on all four floors of the courthouse, during regular business hours. Picture here is the Milesville School students, back row, from left: Carson Hamill, John Piroutek, Carlee Fitzgerald, Misti Berry, Sarah Parsons and Anna Piroutek. Second row: Colby Fitch, Autumn Parsons, Mark Stangle and Riggin Anders. Front: Dylan Packard, Keenan Parsons, Kamri Parsons and Wade Piroutek. Not pictured: Wyatt Piroutek.


December 2nd

Glo’n Go parade of lights ...

The annual Go 'N Glo Parade, sponsored by the Philip Volunteer Fire Department, was held in downtown Philip, Saturday, November 26, the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Parade line-up began at 5:45 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, and the parade began at 6:30 p.m. The entries were announced this year by Mike Seagar and Lee Ann Knutson. West Central Electric turned off the Philip street lights before the parade. The moving line of lights from the different floats could be seen for blocks. The fire truck seen above has been restored, complete with equipment, by Curt Arthur and Greg Arthur.


November 16th

Blast from the Past

85 Years Ago

November 17, 1927

Miss Opal Root, who conducted classes and gave private instruction in voice and piano here last winter, has returned from Chicago where she studied under the direction of Professor Witherspoon and is again prepared to accept students. Miss Root has had three and one-half years of study at Yankton College in voice and piano and further fitted herself for this work by taking a course under Professor Witherspoon.

Local News ... Dr. Ramsey was called to the Solan Brooks home Tuesday to see Mr.


Grindstone News

I was sorry to hear that Bill Janklow has an incurable brain cancer. He had an announcement on TV for the public to let them know and to ask for complete privacy during this time for his family and himself. I don't know how other felt about Bill, I for one think that he was a good governor and that he did a lot for South Dakota. I learned a lot from him. I sat on his advisory and task force boards and he was always thinking of ways to better our state. He was a great force in transportation and especially for buses for the elderly and handicapped.


Moenville News

Greetings from breezy, cooler northeast Haakon County. The weather here has been so wonderful, but it sounds like we may see our first snow of the season this weekend. I am just thankful the snow has held off this long - hopefully it will mean that our winter will be shorter this year.

Last weekend was opening weekend of the West River deer season, so there was a lot of activity in the community. Saturday, I spent most of the day working on projects in the house, just in case some stray bullets came flying through the yard.


Betwixt Places News

Just when you know the answers, they change the questions! At least that seems to apply to these darned log in names and passwords. I much prefer the use of the old ways of doing business but have resigned to using a few accounts online. Well, Sunday when it would benefit me to log in and do some business, things went from bad to worse. I managed to get the log in numbers right the first time, when I entered the password it must not have been the one they made me change it to (an every six month event) then here came a new question - what was the color of your FIRST car?


Hit & Miss ... Philip Social News

Pioneer Review Correspondent Vivian Hansen

Elderly Meals

Thursday Nov. 17: Chipolte Lime Tilapia, Baby Bakers, Cauliflower Au Gratin, Roll, Banana.

Friday, Nov. 18: Beef Tips Dijon, Mashed Potatoes, Cheesy Beans, Roll, Cran-apple Delight.

Monday, Nov. 21: Chicken Cordon Bleu, Wild Rice, Prince Edward Veggies, Roll, Fruit Parfait. Tuesday, Nov. 22: Steak and Grilled Onions, Roasted Potatoes, Peas and Carrots, Roll, Fruit, Pudding.

Wednesday, Nov.


Milesville News

The Milesville Rangers 4-H Club met Saturday, October 29, 2011, at the Milesville Hall with four members present. Since this was the first meeting of the 4-H year, we set club goals and elected officers: president, Rachel Parsons, vice president, Ben Stangle, secretary, Mark Stangle, treasurer, Grace Pekron, and reporter, Sarah Parsons. Our next meeting will be November 10.

The Milesville Rangers 4-H Club met Thursday, November 10, 2011, at 7:00 p.m. at the Milesville Hall.