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July 22nd, 2004

Alice V. Bowman

Alice Virginia Bowman of Velva, ND, formerly of Belle Fourche, SD, passed away on July 17, 2004, in a Minot, ND, hospital.

Services will be held Thursday, July 22, at 10:00 a.m. at the Christian Life Center in Belle Fourche with interment to follow.

Alice was born on January 14, 1935, in Batesland, SD. She was the fourth of six children born to Fay and Annette (Lathrop) Coleman.

The Coleman family moved to the Philip area when she was a young child. Alice graduated from Quinn High School in 1953.


Dolores M. Thomas

Dolores M. Thomas, age 72, of Kadoka, died Saturday morning, July 17, 2004, at the Rapid City Regional Hospital.

Services were held Wednesday, July 21, at the Presbyterian Church in Kadoka with Pastor Gary McCubbin officiating.

Music was provided by Jean Weller, pianist, and Susan Davidson, vocalist. Ushers were Bruce Madsen and Paul Briggs. Pallbearers were Mike, Greg, Andrew, Dan and Philip Thomas and Wib Osborn.

Interment was in the Kadoka Cemetery. Rush Funeral Chapel of Kadoka was in charge of the arrangements.

Dolores M.


Ethel Sowards

Services for Ethel Sowards, age 66, of Pierre, who died Wednesday, July 14, 2004, at St. Mary’s TCU in Pierre, were held Saturday, July 17, at Isburg Funeral Chapel in Pierre. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery.

Ethel Schilling was born December 29, 1937 to Richard “Dick” and Elizabeth “Betty” (Jones) Schilling in Haakon County.


Marlene E. (Curtis) Moland

Marlene E. Moland was carried to heaven in the arms of Jesus on July 11, 2004, after a short battle with cancer, at her home in Huson, MT, surrounded by her family.

She was born in Philip, SD, on November 10, 1928, to Harry and Melissa Fay (Waldron) Curtis. She grew up northeast of Milesville, SD, and completed high school in Eagle Butte, SD.

On June 7, 1947, she married Leif Moland at Pierre. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in June, 1997. The couple lived in Kansas while Leif served in the army.


Bicyclists pedal through on cross-country tour

Easy rider … Bill Gaither shows off his recumbent bicycle, one of two being used on the tour of the northern US. At 72, Gaither is the oldest rider in the group. This is his third bicycle tour, and he says this time he is keeping notes and plans to write a book about his experiences on the road.

If you’ve traveled Interstate 90 or Highway 14 this past week, you may have noticed a lot of bicyclists. Two tours have passed through the area, making stops in New Underwood, Wall and Philip.

Thirty-three riders with America by Bicycle passed through earlier in the week. The group stopped in New Underwood Tuesday before staying the night in Wall.


Three new members take seats on Haakon School Board

New members sworn in … Recently-elected school board members were sworn in at Monday night’s meeting. Left to right, Vonda Hamill, Craig Hanrahan and Bill Slovek were the new Haakon School Board members taking the oath of office.

New members Vonda Hamill, Craig Hanrahan and Bill Slovek took the oath of office at the July meeting of the Haakon School Board on Tuesday. The board chose Hanrahan as their president and Matt Reedy as vice president.

Hanrahan had come prepared, with several issues he wanted to address already on the agenda.

In the course of approving their annual designations, board member Kelly Blair noted when approving The Pioneer Review as the official newspaper that the newspaper had made an error when reporting on the opt out effort.


Four director terms to expire at Golden West annual meeting

This year’s Annual Meeting of Golden West Telecommunications Cooperative scheduled for Saturday, September 25th in Wall, SD will find the terms of four directors expiring on the Cooperative’s 13-member board of directors.

Terms expiring this year include the those of incumbent Directors Robert Hansen of Howes in District I, Duane Wood of Faith in District I, Richard Baye of Philip in District II, and Wayne Merrill of Hot Springs in District V.


Coach Greeno promotes book in Philip

Former Philip coach and teacher Rich Greeno, pictured here with his wife Rosemary (Griesel), participated in a book signing event in Philip last week promoting the book, “GREENO: A Winning Tradition of TEACHING and COACHING” by T.D. Griffith. The book features over 352 years of accumulated coaching experience by the six Greeno brothers.

July 21st

Cotton candy at the circus

RhiAnna Young, daughter of Lacie (Neville) Young, enjoys the sticky sweetness of cotton candy during the Carden Circus evening performance held in Philip on Saturday. RhiAnna was among many children – and adults – who enjoyed the three-ring performances of tigers, acrobats and clowns. See inside pages for more circus pictures.


Cotton candy at the circus

Trick Pony … Carden Circus’ clown gets audience volunteer Blake Martinez to ride his trick pony – then his head fell off! What a jokester this clown was!!

RhiAnna Young, daughter of Lacie (Neville) Young, enjoys the sticky sweetness of cotton candy during the Carden Circus evening performance held in Philip on Saturday. RhiAnna was among many children – and adults – who enjoyed the three-ring performances of tigers, acrobats and clowns. See inside pages for more circus pictures.