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Archive - 2013

July 10th

Fourth of July Fireworks at Waggoner

The Philip Volunteer Fire Department presented its annual fireworks display at dusk, Wednesday, July 3, over Lake Waggoner. Patriotic music was played over 96.7 radio during the fireworks display. Fire Chief Matt Reckling said that the crowd seemed to be pretty good sized. The free will donations helped support the $5,000 cost for the fireworks and will help to make next year’s display even larger.


Kloppers are naturalized citizens

After moving from South Africa to Philip by way of Canada in 1991, Coenraad (Coen) and Trudie Klopper became United States naturalized citizens June 27, 2013.
They were part of a 150-person naturalization ceremony held at Mount Rushmore National Memorial by the United States District Court of South Dakota.


July 9th

Jean M. Burns________________________

Jean M. Burns, age 90 of Philip, S.D., died July 7, 2013, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip, surrounded by her family.
Jean Mae Burns, the first child of Frank and Joy Keve Hauk, was born May 18, 1923. Her childhood was spent with her siblings, George, Max and Mary Joy Hauk on a farm northwest of Grindstone.
She worked her way through high school by being a mother's helper to the Bartholmew family and roomed at the old Winchester Hotel.


Vito M. Portanova__________________________

Vito M. Portanova, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, great-great- grandfather and friend was called home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on June 24, 2013.
Vito was born June 3, 1920 in Boston, Mass., to Vito M. and Josephine Portanova. Much of his youth was spent in Boston until he joined the U.S. Navy in 1940. In 1944 while stationed in San Diego, California, he met the love of his life, Vera Eckert of Midland, S.D. They were married May 14, 1944, and shared 69 years of love together.