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July 21st

County commissioners meet to discuss budget

Waterline easement and budget were discussed at the Friday, July 15, Haakon County Commission meeting.

Jake Fitzgerald, West River/ Lyman-Jones Rural Water manager, updated the commission on the easement situtation on the city of Philip's southwest border. He said the survey had been completed and discussed those results with the board.

Haakon County State's Attorney Gay Tollefson also discussed the issue in regards to the right-of-way and fence issues.

The board reviewed budget sheets compiled by Haakon County Auditor Patricia Freeman.


Special city council meeting just hours before much-planned Scotty Philip Days

A special meeting of the Philip City Council was held Thursday, July 14, to give final approval to amendments to the special event application by the Philip Chamber of Commerce for Scotty Philip Days.

The public hearing resulted in the chamber receiving a temporary malt beverage license and extended hours for the already-approved beer garden area.

The council also approved several building permits. These were for C.


New school board begins new year

Oath of office ... From left: Scott Brech, Doug Thorson, Vonda Hamill and Anita Peterson are starting new terms on the board of education. Brech was voted in as the new board president.

The Haakon School District 27-1 Board of Education meeting Monday, July 18, began with the swearing in of members beginning new terms.

Returning board members Scott Brech, Vonda Hamill and Anita Peterson were joined by new member Doug Thorson in giving their oaths of office. The new board president is Brech.

The proposed budget for the 2011-2012 school year has an anticipated total revenue of $1,936,736. This is $52,668 less than last year. The anticipated general fund is anticipated to be $2,103,649. This is $141,121 less than last year.


July 14th

City council looks at beer gardens, railroad, bills, road projects and swimming pool

One of the first items addressed at the Philip City Council meeting Tuesday, July 5, was to schedule a special public hearing Thursday, July 14, at 4:00 p.m. in the Haakon County Courthouse community room on the chamber's application for a special malt beverage license.

The Philip Chamber of Commerce's special events application for Scotty Philip Days has been amended. The chamber wishes to enlarge the beer garden to also be under the tent, and to increase the beer garden hours.


County's opt-out of $250,000 effective January 2012

by Nancy Haigh

Since no petition was taken out to bring to vote the Haakon County Commission's $250,000 opt-out resolution, it will go into effect January 2012.

All funds from the increase in taxes will go directly into the road and bridge fund. The news came just as the commission began 2012 budget discussions Friday, June 15, at 1:00 p.m.

The commission's July 5, 2011, meeting was quiet as they took care of routine matters.

Kenny Neville brought before the commission the matter of road graveling for a landowner north of Midland.


Philip to Fort Pierre wagon train agenda

The communities of Philip, Midland and Fort Pierre, and all points in between, invite everyone to join in on the Verendrye Museum Association sponsored, 100th anniversary Historic Bad River Trail Scotty Philip Memorial Ride, or to visit the evening programs as the wagon train follows the old Bad River Trail.

Programs will feature authors, historians, local historians and period music.


July 13th

Bringing back rodeo heritage, Interior Frontier Days Rodeo

Grand entrance ... Ronnie Gartner, carrying the United States flag, was flown in to the rodeo arena. He then mounted a horse brought in by other mounted flag bearers. The armed services were honored before the 2011 Interior Frontier Days Rodeo.

Some of my most treasured childhood memories of the Fourth of July are of attending the rodeo in Interior.

This rodeo, which began in the 1920s, grew to be the second largest rodeo in the world. By the time I was born, the rodeo wasn't as grand as it was at its peak, however, it was still one of the most respected, well-run rodeos of the 60s and early 70s.

I wasn't aware of any of that. All I knew was it was a big day for my family.


German club returns from Europe

Neuschwanstein Castle ... This palace, King Ludwig’s first castle, was the inspiration for Walt Disney’s Fantasyland Castle. From left: Brad Pfeifle, Carl Poss, Allison Stahl and Gavin Snook.

The Philip High School students who participated in this year's annual trip to Europe were Gavin Snook, Allison Stahl, Carl Poss and Brad Pfeifle.

They and their chaperones visited places such as the Rhine River, the Swiss Alps, the Berlin Wall, a salt mine and Dachau Concentration Camp. They also toured Neuschwanstein Castle, the palace that inspired Walt Disney to create his own Fantasyland Castle. They also visited King Ludwig's second castle, Linderhof.


German club returns from Europe

The Philip High School students who participated in this year's annual trip to Europe were Gavin Snook, Allison Stahl, Carl Poss and Brad Pfeifle.

They and their chaperones visited places such as the Rhine River, the Swiss Alps, the Berlin Wall, a salt mine and Dachau Concentration Camp. They also toured Neuschwanstein Castle, the palace that inspired Walt Disney to create his own Fantasyland Castle. They also visited King Ludwig's second castle, Linderhof.


July 7th

Robert D. "Bob" Kellogg

Robert D. "Bob" Kellogg, age 83 of Standish, Mich., formerly of Philip, S.D., died October 4, 2010, at Brian's House in Bay City, Mich.

Robert D. "Bob" Kellogg was born on January 14, 1927, at Hilland, S.D., the son of Martin and Talitha Belle (Mason) Kellogg. After graduating high school he served two years in the U.S. Army, in Korea. Upon returning to South Dakota, he ranched with his father. He married Nellie Foley on May 22, 1956, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Philip. They moved to Rapid City where he began his 35-year career as a carpenter.