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June 16th

Berta Aasby

Berta Aasby, age 92 of Philip, S.D., died Tuesday, June 14, 2011, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip.

Berta A. Tucker was born August 28, 1918, in Summerville, Ga., the daughter of Thomas C. and Berta (Foster) Tucker. Throughout her childhood, Berta's family lived in Georgia, Florida, and Tennessee.

After graduating high school in Georgia, she went to college in Atlanta, to become a registered nurse.

Arlyss Reutter

Arlyss Reutter, age 85 of Kadoka, died Saturday, June 11, 2011, at the home of her daughter, Roxanne, in Fayetteville, N.C.

Arlyss Leone Gustafson was born January 18, 1926, in Bigfork, Minn., to Charles and Esther (Erickson) Gustafson.

Arlyss was baptized March 28, 1926, and was confirmed October 4, 1940, at Spruce Park Lutheran Brethren Church located in Bigfork.

She attended school for 11 years in Bigfork, after which she transferred to Lutheran Brethren Academy in Fergus Falls, Minn., for her senior year.

Agnes Schmidt

Agnes Schmidt, age 89 of Draper, S.D., died Friday, June 10, 2011, at the Kadoka Nursing Home.

Agnes Sorensen was born May 10, 1922, in Murdo, S.D., the daughter of Arthur and Frances (Farris) Sorensen. She attended elementary and high school in Murdo.

Agnes married Bennie Schmidt on February 17, 1940, in Sundance, Wyo. They worked together and enjoyed life on their farm east of Draper. She moved to Evergreen Manor in Pierre in 2003 and Kadoka Nursing Home in June 2010.

June 8th

Ryan & Cole Hamil

Ryan Andrew Hamil, three years, was born March 19, 2008, and Cole Brendan Hamil, 15 months, was born January 29, 2010, to Hank and Catherine (Hill) Hamil of Piedmont, Okla. The Hamil's precious sons went to be with Jesus on Tuesday, May 24, 2011, as a result of the tornado that destroyed their home.

Ryan will always be remembered for his fun loving spirit and love of animals. Anyone who saw him felt that his eyes and smile lit up the room. He was such a joy to have for a son and he was developing into a well mannered young boy.

Leona S. Kury

Leona Susan Kury, age 93, of Custer, SD, passed away June 3, 2011, at the Custer Regional Senior Care in Custer.

Leona was born May 11, 1918, in Kimball, SD, to John and Louise (Schoenfelder) Brech. She was raised in Cottonwood, SD, and attended rural school in Jackson County near Cottonwood through eighth grade.

On May 29, 1946, she married Fred Kury in Rapid City, SD.

Summer programs for Philip area youth

Three different youth program are working together to offer a summer full of activities for area young people.

Youth may attend any and all of the activities throughout the summer.

For four Mondays of the summer, the Extension Service is holding a SumMEr sensory program, that emphasizes the individual ME aspect of hands-on learning. The first session was June 6. The other sessions will be June 27, July 10 and July 25. Youth from kindergarten through third grade meet from 10:00 a.m. to noon, while fourth through sixth graders meet from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Notes From the Editor

An article comment was submitted by Nansie Cleaveland concerning the article " 'Little House on the Prairie' baby Carrie a Haakon County homesteader" in the May 19 issue of the Pioneer Review.

Cleaveland wrote, "Carrie's claim was a preemption, not a homestead. She had to live there only six months before paying $1.25 per acre to purchase the land. Carrie, and a group of her single and married friends from De Smet, all filed on claims near each other, so that they had a network of support. The Morrisons were friends from De Smet.

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor,

I just returned home from the new Philip swimming pool with three very excited and happy little boys.

The pool is fantastic! The new zero-entry is so nice for small children and the water was the perfect temperature.

We never got a chance to try out the new diving board, but it appeared to be quite popular with the older kids. I really appreciated that the lifeguards rotated their positions to create less break time and more time for the public to swim.

Iowa man to appear in Pennington County for initial court appearance

Attorney General Marty Jackley and Jackson County States Attorney Daniel Van Gorp said Tuesday, June 7, that Thomas Petersen, 39, Greene, Iowa, has been charged with two counts of attempted murder, class 2 felonies witha maximum penalty of 25 years in the state penitentiary, two counts of aggravated assault, class 3 felonies with a maximum penalty of 15 years in the state penitentiary, one count of felony aggravated eluding a law enforcement officer, a class 6 felony with a maximum penalty of two years in the state penitentiary, and one count of reckless driving, a misdemeanor.

Traffic to be slowed at children's intersection

by Del Bartels

The Philip City Council's meeting Monday, June 6, was chaired by councilman Greg Arthur.

The grand total of bills to be paid as of June 6 is $78,020.25.

The otherwise 20 miles per hour speed for vehicle traffic in Philip will be slowed to 10 mph on West Elm Street and N. Dakota Avenue. A stop sign will be posted for traffic exiting the mobile home court at that intersection. This is to protect children playing near there and walking through that area.

Jennifer Henrie addressed the council, "Personally, I've seen near misses.