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Scotties track & field at Mt. West Invite

The Phillip Scotties track and field team traveled to Lead to competed in the 2011 Mountain West Invitational held at the Mountain Top Athletic Facility, Saturday, May 7.

The Philip boys' team took sixth place, with a total score of 50, out of 16 teams. The Philip girls' team earned ninth place, with a final score of 32, out of 16 participating teams.

Philip track coach Tom Parquet said, "We competed well for the day.


People's Market Track Meet in Kadoka

The Philip Scotties track and field team participated in the People's Market Track Meet, Tuesday, April 26, in Kadoka.

The girls' team racked up six first-place honors, one second place, and one third place spot.


Scotties shine at Howard Wood Dakota Relays

The 87th annual Howard Wood Dakota Relays was held in Sioux Falls, May 6 and 7, 2011.

More than 3,000 middle school, high school and college athletes competed. Philip High School was represented by Kaeley Fenhaus, Molly Coyle, Holly Iwan, Josie Guptill and Jeff O'Connell.

In the 4x200 relay, Fenhaus, Coyle, Iwan and Guptill ran a time of 1:52.08 seconds to earn first place.

In the 4x400 relay the girls ran in the order of Fenhaus, Coyle, Iwan and Guptill.


Philip at Kadoka Community Track Meet

The Philip Scotties competed in the Kadoka Community Track Meet, April 3.

"Another great day for a track meet," said Philip head coach Tom Parquet. "Many personal bests and more state qualifiers. Girls 1600 relay, Holly Iwan 3200 meter run and Kaeley Fenhaus in 200 meter dash."

"Times are starting to drop, which is what we need to happen with only two weeks before region track.


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