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Philip squeezed out by New Underwood

The Philip Scottie football team traveled to New Underwood, Friday, September 16, to challenge the Tigers.

The first quarter saw two explosive touchdown plays. New Underwood got on the scoreboard first with a 61-yard rush. The extra point attempt failed, and the score stood at 0-6. Philip retaliated by sending Cody Reder on an 80-yard rush to the endzone. Trying a kick for the first time this season, the Scotties gained the extra point courtesy of Chaney Burns. The first quarter whistle blew on a 7-6 advantage for Philip.

The second quarter belonged to the Scotties.


Lady Scotties one-one in Wall Triangular

The Lady Scotties volleyball team traveled to Wall, Saturday,

September 17 to compete in the Wall Triangular.

The Philip varsity defeated the White River Lady Tigers 3-0.

Philip vs. White River

25-12, 25-14, 25-19

Serving: Philip - 69 of 75 (11 aces). Leaders: Josie Guptill - 11 of 12 (3 aces), Sam Johnson - 8 of 9 (3 aces), Audra Antonsen -17 of 19 (2 aces).

Receiving: Philip - 31 of 37. Leaders: Sayde Slovek - 9 of 9, Guptill - 8 of 8, Krista Wells - 6 of 8.

Setting: Philip - 85 of 95 (23 assists).


Scotties show improvement at White River's cross country Prestige Run

Kiana Knutson

The Philip Scotties were one of 10 schools competing in the White River invitational cross country meet, the Prestige Run.

With temperatures in the the high 80s, a strong northwest wind was welcomed by the runners.

The junior varsity race was run with boys and girls together.


Scotties show improvement at White River's cross country Prestige Run

Holly Iwan

The Philip Scotties were one of 10 schools competing in the White River invitational cross country meet, the Prestige Run.

With temperatures in the the high 80s, a strong northwest wind was welcomed by the runners.

The junior varsity race was run with boys and girls together.


Haakon County liquor license and budget approved

The Haakon County Commission met in special session Tuesday, September 13, to continue discussions involving a liquor license and the 2012 budget.

Bart Ramsey, Philip, applied for the county liquor license for his and his wife, Marcy's, hunting preserve and bed and breakfast business. Recently the state legislature implemented a hunting liquor license that counties can issue for hunting outfitter businesses. The license would be good for September 1 to March 31 of each year. Ramsey chose to apply for a year-round county license instead.


Volunteer Fire Department's 2011 response calls

"One of these days we're going to have a whopper," said Philip Volunteer Fire Department Fire Chief Matt Reckling.

So far this year the fire calls have been for what have turned out to be relatively minor incidences.

May 7 - 10:00 p.m., a grass fire in the highway ditch approximately two miles east of Philip, three trucks sent, about one-quarter acre burned.

May 9 - 8:30 p.m., controlled burn not called in beforehand, four miles north of Philip, windy day, two trucks sent.

May 16 - 1:00 p.m., controlled burn that got out of control, same place as above, three tr


Board of education finalizes budget

The Haakon District 27-1 Board of Education has approved the 2011-2012 budget.

Revenues coming in for the general fund should total $1,936,337, while the general fund expenditures are predicted to be $2,101,482. The difference will come out of the district's reserve funds, which currently are at $700,000.

The capital outlay revenue should be $396,889, with projected expenditures of $474,697. Special education revenue should be $329,629, with expenditures of $337,508. Incoming funds for pensions should be $75,401, with expenditures of $71,077.