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May 12th

Results of junior high track at Lyman

Seventh and eighth grade members of the Philip Scotties track and field team traveled to Lyman, Friday, May 6, to compete in the Bob King Boys Invitational Track Meet.

"We had a good day with at least eight personal bests," said Philip coach Tom Parquet. "Our last junior high meet will be this Friday, May 13, in Kadoka and the meet will start at 9:00 a.m. MT.


Chamber looking beyond busy summer

The Philip Chamber of Commerce meeting Monday, May 9, included more than just updates on preparations for Philip Festival Days in June and the Scotty Philip Days in July.

A suggestion has been made for later this summer for members of the chamber to visit with the Lemmon Chamber of Commerce. Lemmon is aggressively growing. Between 2005 and 2009, 16 new businesses were started.


Commission and residents discuss opt-out

The Haakon County Board of Commissioners took their three-year, $500,000 opt-out reasons to the public in three meetings at three locations around the county, Philip, May 5, Milesville, the afternoon of May 9, and Midland the evening of May 9.

Commission Chairman Gary Snook and Vice Chairman Ed Briggs took the attendees through a PowerPoint presentation on the chain of events that lead to the opt-out, how the board decided on the amount and length and how the opt-out would affect each county resident.


Hardingrove Road closed to thru traffic

Sliding down ... Given this area’s unstable soil, roads along ridgebacks are prone to sluffing. Hardingrove Road, which serves as a mail and school route, is sliding downward. Highway department crews have tried repairs at the first sluff.

Another sluff-off along Hardingrove Road, just to the east of Billie Parsons' has caused enough concerns for Kenny Neville, Haakon County highway superintendent, and the Haakon County Commission that they have declared the road closed and any people who travel it do so at their own risk.

The board signed a work order to start proceedings for the repairwork under the Federal Aid Secondary road designation. Neville said the process from the signing to actual work is about four years. To temporarily fix the area the county could hire the work done for upwards of $80,000.


Lila Brust

Lila Brust, 78, of Heron Lake, MN, died Tuesday, April 26, 2011, at Lakeview Assisted Living, Heron Lake, MN.

Surviving are five daughters, Reland (Otha) Pribble, Burkburnett, Texas; Kathleen Olson, Minnetonka, MN; Genie (Allen) Johnson, Sioux Falls, SD; Bardene (Edward) Peter, Heron Lake, MN; and Janet (Jeff) Hawkinson, Richfield, MN; one son, John (Christie) Sowards, Walker, MN; seven step-children, Lois (Roger) Sibell, Edina, MN; Jim (June) Brust, Russell, MN; Paulette (Roger) McHarg, Lismore, MN; Dianne (Doug) Hinsch, Wabasso, MN; John (Marge) Brust, Glencoe, MN; Jeff Brust, Rawlin


May 5th

Local 4-H and Extension offices feel impact of recent SDSU cuts

As of now there are still more questions than answers in regards to the impact that will be felt locally from the recent cuts made by South Dakota State University to the Extension Service and 4-H.

SDSU is still in the process of reorganizing the system and how everything will function.

Haakon and Jackson counties have shared Extension services for several decades, with a livestock educator at the Philip office and a 4-H and youth development educator based from Kadoka.

In the reorganization both those positions, along with most across the state have been cut.


May 4th

Scotties at Lemmon JH track meet

The junior high members of the Philip track and field team traveled to Lemmon, Friday, April 29, to compete in the Harold Severson Invitational Junior High Meet.

The Philip boys' team earned fifth place with a total score of 49 out of 17 events.

The other team results were: 1st - Faith, 140, 2nd - Grant County, 61, 3rd - Harding County, 59, 4th - Bison, 58, 6th - Timber Lake, 42, 7th - Union Center, 35.50, 8th - McIntosh, 34.50, 9th - Wakpala, 26, 10th - Bowman, 23, 11th - Lemmon, 22, 12th - Cheyenne Eagle Butte, 17, 13th - McLaughlin, 11, 14th - Little Eagle, 6.

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Kid-friendly games/ideas needed for Festival Days

The Haakon County Young Women are spearheading a game time for during this year's Philip Festival Days.

Between 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m., Saturday, June 18, the HCYW will lead other groups, organizations and individuals in operating a large array of booths in the parking lot of the First National Bank in Philip.

Doreen Vetter, the coordinator of this event, said that it will be similar to Scottie Fest, with tickets sold to the customers and game-players.


Council doesn't slow for new member

Oath of office ... Newly appointed councilman Jason Harry, left, and returning councilmen Tom Struble, center, and Greg Arthur began their terms on the Philip City Council.

by Del Bartels

The Philip City Council meeting Monday, May 2, began with the oath of office being taken by returning councilmen Tom Struble and Greg Arthur, and by newly appointed councilman Jason Harry.

Harry is taking the office for former councilman Monte Palecek, who said, "I really appreciate working with each and every one of you. It's been fun, most of the time. You get to see a lot of interesting stuff and make a lot of popular decisions."

After approving the payment of pending bills, totalling $80,310.11, the council also approved the new sewer rate schedule.


Leonard M. Miller

Leonard William Miller, age 58, of Farmersville, Texas, formerly of Philip, S.D., lost his battle with liver cancer on April 29, 2011, at the McKinney Medical Center in McKinney, Texas.

Leonard was born August 15, 1952, in Sioux Falls, S.D., the second of 10 children born to Henry and Louise (Mehlbrech) Miller. He grew up in Salem and Philip, S.D. Leonard attended Philip High School and later worked in the Philip area.

Leonard moved to Kansas City, Kansas and later to Salina, Kansas where he was involved in a factory accident that severely injured his arm.