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August 4th, 2004

Suspicious package results in traffic block

A bomb scare closed Highway 14 east of Philip for about an hour Saturday afternoon.

“We had a suspicious package,” Haakon County Sheriff Larry Hanes said. A rancher haying near the highway found the package and called law enforcement.

Traffic was blocked for approximately one hour as the Sheriff’s Department and South Dakota Highway Patrol investigated.


Seeking cancer survivors

The Quad County Relay For Life Survivor Committee is seeking cancer survivors to be special guests at the 2nd annual Relay For Life event on September 11 & 12, 2004, at the Wall Football Field.

All survivors are invited to walk in the first lap of the event. They will be recognized and will receive a keepsake of the evening.


Festival Days & Haakon/Jackson County Fair this weekend in Philip

Philip is gearing up for an action-packed weekend, August 6-7-8, with the Philip Festival Days activities and the Haakon/ Jackson County Fair, which includes Achievement Days and Open Class exhibits.

Along with the usual events, some highlighted events are the Kiss the Cow Contest, two street dances downtown, animal shows, an ice cream social, mud bog, as well as a golf tournament and a demolition derby.

Open Class Exhibits for the county fair will be accepted at 10:00 a.m. on Friday. See all of the wonderful exhibits, from flowers and horticulture to clothing and needlework.


Postmistress meets with council

The Philip Postmistress warned the Philip City Council of problems that could occur should the hospital place a mailbox on the street. Jodi Kammerer appeared at the Monday evening meeting to discuss with the council the proposed hospital mailbox along Pine Street.

At the July meeting Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital Administrator Dave Dick met with the council in regards to placing a mailbox along the street to receive mail that has been sent back due to the wrong address.


Local museum moved

Interesting Displays at Museum … This interesting display at the Friends of West River Museum (N. Center Ave. in Philip) can be viewed during Festival Days, August 6-7-8, from 1 to 5 p.m. each day. Photo by Kelly Penticoff

The Friends of the West River Museum have reorganized the former in an effort to save the museum pieces and keep the museum open.

The museum will be open during Festival Days, August 6-7-8, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. each day.

Volunteers were busy this week moving items to the building just south of the former museum (on North Center Ave.) in an effort to keep the museum open and public interest alive.

The board met on July 13th to discuss problems with the Hillside Hotel location.


Local museum moved

Volunteers Joy Klima (left) and Phyllis Hajek take a break from the hot and dusty business of moving the museum pieces to pose in front of this tapestry of advertising found in the old museum. The canvas is painted with business advertising from Philip of yesteryear. It was believed to have been hanging in the former opera house, which now houses the Gem Theatre. Photo by Kelly Penticoff

The Friends of the West River Museum have reorganized the former in an effort to save the museum pieces and keep the museum open.

The museum will be open during Festival Days, August 6-7-8, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. each day.

Volunteers were busy this week moving items to the building just south of the former museum (on North Center Ave.) in an effort to keep the museum open and public interest alive.

The board met on July 13th to discuss problems with the Hillside Hotel location.


July 29th

Mavis I. Neiderworder

Mavis Isabel Neiderworder, died Sunday, July 25, 2004, at Bella Vista Nursing Home in Rapid City, SD.

Mavis was born April 21, 1921, to Paul and Miriam Griesel.

She married Morris Neiderworder on Oct. 19, 1942. For most of their married life they lived on a ranch northeast of Philip, SD, where they raised seven children.

In 1971, they moved to Hermosa, and several years later they moved just outside of Rapid City.

Mavis was a faithful member and servant of Faith Lutheran Church in Rapid City. She was a member of Altar Guild and Martha Circle for many years.


Frank J. Kocer

Frank J. Kocer, 83, of Hot Springs, died June 20, 2004, at the VA Medical Center in Ft. Meade.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., on Monday, August 2, 2004 at the Black Hills National Cemetery in Sturgis, SD.

Frank was born on March 30, 1921, in Gordon, NE, to Frank Sr. and Bina (Madson) Kocer.

Frank attended the Hot Springs grade and high school and also graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Wildlife Management at MSU in 1949.

He left Hot Springs early in 1941, and was deployed out to Camp Claiborne, LA, with the National Guard.


Brucklacher receives national recognition

Brigitte Brucklacher, Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) advisor at Philip High School, was recently recognized as a 2004 Adviser Mentor for having achieved the level of Master Adviser. She has devoted two years to new adviser assistance, assuming adult leadership roles in FCCLA, conducting adviser workshops, attending training sessions and using national and state FCCLA resources.

Nationwide, there are over 7,300 advisers for FCCLA.


Regional Teener tournament to be held in Philip

Yeah, big guy, I’m gonna steal … Michael “Buddy” Herber (#27) of the Philip Teeners looks as though he’s going to give Trace O’Connell an earful on how to steal second. The Teeners worked on their baseball skills against the alumni team last Thursday evening in Philip. The game ended in a tie … and Buddy did successfully steal second! Photo by Kelly Penticoff

The Region 4B VFW Baseball Tournament will be held in Philip on Tuesday, Wednesday, August 3 and 4, and Saturday, August 7, if necessary.

Volunteers are sought to help with taking tickets, concessions, scoreboard, announcing, etc. If you are available and would like to help out at any time during the tournament, please contact Jeff Penticoff at 859-2538 (leave message).

SCHEDULE:

August 3

12:00 Noon Philip vs. Lyman

2:00 p.m. Colome vs.