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July 14th, 2011

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

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.


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.


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.


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.


Vivian Jeanette Minard

Vivian Jeanette Minard, a resident of Philip for over 60 years, died of natural causes on Thursday, June 30, 2011, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip.

Born in Oldham, S.D., on June 4, 1908, she always hoped she would live into this millennium, and she exceeded her hopes by several years, having celebrated her 103rd birthday just a few weeks ago.

As a child, she spent several years living on homesteaded land near Miles City, Mont., but her parents decided to move back to South Dakota, one reason being that Vivian would have access to better schooling.


Helen M. Parkin

Hazel Muril Parkin, age 98 of Yreka, Calif., formerly of Wall, S.D., died May 29, 2011, in Yreka, Calif.

Hazel Williams was born May 30, 1912, at Belvidere, S.D., the daughter of Frank and Hazel Williams. The family moved to Wall when she was very young. She attended grade and high school in and near Wall, and married Howard A. Renner in 1930. Howard died in 1946.

She then married Vinton T. Parkin and joined him in Stockton, Calif. They lived in Stockton, San Jose and Ukiah, Calif., before retiring in the Roseburg, Ore., area.


Petersen pleads not guilty

by Ronda Dennis, Kadoka Press

Thomas Petersen appeared for his arraignment on Thursday, June 30 at the Jackson County Courthouse, pleading not guilty on all six charges.

Petersen was charged with two counts of attempted first degree murder, two counts of aggravated assault on two law enforcement officers, one count of aggravated eluding and one count of reckless driving.

Petersen has been held in the Winner jail since he was arrested on Sunday, June 4, following a high speed chase that destroyed two sheriff vehicles and injured the Jackson County and Haakon County sheri