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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.


Darlene Hatheway

Darlene Hatheway, age 79 of Murdo, S.D., died Saturday, April 30, 2011, at the Rapid City Regional Hospital.

Darlene R. Woodcock was born February 7, 1932, in Murdo, S.D., the daughter of Clarence and Alma (Dobin, Davis) Woodcock. She grew up and received her education in the Okaton area.

She married Harlen Ned Hatheway in 1949 and to this union five children were born. She and Ned lived in the Okaton-Murdo area all of their lives. They both enjoyed and worked in farming and trucking business.


Margaret Crawford

Margaret Crawford, 95, died peacefully April 4, 2011, at South Wind Hospice Home in Pratt, Kan.

She was born October 8, 1915, to Jacob and Edith Koenders DeYoung. Her father had emigrated from the Netherlands to the United States, at which time his name was inadvertently changed from DeJong to DeYoung. She was born on the original family homestead 20 miles north of Midland, S.D., near Ottumwa.

After moving to a new family farm near Midland in 1918, she attended rural schools and graduated from Eureka High School in Haakon County, S.D.