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July 7th

Mud Bog extras …


Local competitors vying for top spots in SDRA standings

Some local cowboys and a cowgirl have ridden their way to several top places in South Dakota Rodeo Association competitions. Their names – Jeff Jones, Morris Jones, Jim O’Dea and Jody Marone – have steadily appeared in rodeo results and standings over the first weeks of the South Dakota Rodeo Association season.

As of June 29th, Jeff Jones of Midland was ranked number one in the Men’s All-Around, pulling together his earnings from team penning, calf roping and team roping. He has been participating in rodeo for over 20 years.

“I enjoy it. It is great to be around rodeo people.


Ravellette guest on radio forum

Small town newspapers were the subject of a recent South Dakota Public Radio Forum call-in show.

Guests on the show were Don Ravellette, publisher of seven weekly newspapers in Western South Dakota; Kathy Nelson, who along with her husband Jim publishes The Timber Lake Topic; and Jon Hunter, publisher of The Madison Daily Leader.

The publishers discussed topics ranging from technology to social news to the First Amendment.

Ravellette, whose newspaper group includes weekly publications in Philip, Wall, Kadoka, Faith, Bison, Murdo, and New Underwood, was asked if news sta


Philip Health Services program will help identify those at risk for heart disease

A new program at Philip Health Services will help target heart disease, a leading cause of death for South Dakotans.

Using a combination of blood pressure, blood glucose and cholesterol screenings, a software program, and a physician’s knowledge, this program will help identify those at high risk for heart disease, Bob Fugate, PT-ATC, of Philip Health Services said.


Donald I. Hamilton

Donald Ivan Hamilton, age 87, of Philip, formerly of Mitchell, died Tuesday, June 29, 2004, at the Philip Nursing Home.

Memorial services were held Friday, July 2, at the Philip Nursing Home, with Pastor Mark Ford officiating.

Graveside services were at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Springview, NE, with Pastor Howard Dixon officiating. Rush Funeral Home of Philip was in charge of arrangements.

Donald Ivan Hamilton was born April 13, 1917, at Springview, NE, one of five children born to Charles and Jessie (Jewett) Hamilton.


July 2nd

Three local boys compete in SDGA/Wells Fargo Junior Golf Tour

Fred Foland competed in the South Dakota Golf Association/Wells Fargo Junior Golf Tour at Elks Golf Course in Rapid City on June 24th. Foland claimed second place in the boys 16-18 division.


Hostutler continues winning ways at speedway

Continuing Philip’s winning streak this year at the Black Hills Speedway, Brian Hostutler won his first-ever feature win on Friday night in the Wissota Super Stock division.

This first-year racer’s win follows Dustin Arthur’s feature win last weekend. Philip’s Luke Clements, Andy Fitzgerald and Chris Walker have also taken feature wins this year.

Friday’s race

Street Stock

Feature

1. Alan “Chico” McNeil (33c); 2. Mark Brave (66); 3. Andy Fitzgerald (79); 4. Ken Straatmeyer (17); 5. Andy Anderson (7); 6. Willie Hasart (X); 7. Jamie Stanton (10); DNF.


July 1st

George Gunn, Jr.

George Gunn, Jr. age 81, of Wasta, died Tuesday morning, June 22, 2004, at the Rapid City Regional Hospital.

Funeral services were held Friday, June 25, at the United Methodist Church in Wall, with Pastor Jim Cissell officiating.

Music was provided by Dorothy Shearer, pianist, Dean, Gene, Gale and Dale Patterson, vocalists. Ushers were Larry and Jerry Gravatt, Casey and Todd Trask, Bill Tines, Larry Schell, Orrin Sundquist, and Greg Shearer.


Championship game close in Kris and Evelyn Paulsen tourney

Jordan Hauk ... pitches during the Kris and Evelyn Paulsen Tournament held this past weekend in Philip. The Philip A-Ball Team took third place. Photo by Diana Stewart.

The Philip A-Ball Team beat Presho by one run in the bottom of the seventh to claim 3rd place in the Kris and Evelyn Paulsen Tournament this past weekend in Philip.

The championship game between Kadoka and Murdo proved to be just as close, as Kadoka edged the Coyotes by one run – again at the bottom of the seventh.

“We had some really good games,” Philip’s assistant coach Marty Hansen said.

•Game 1: Kadoka over Philip

•Game 2: Murdo over Presho

•Game 3: Philip over Presho

•Game 4: Kadoka over Murdo


Championship game close in Kris and Evelyn Paulsen tourney

The Philip A-Ball Team beat Presho by one run in the bottom of the seventh to claim 3rd place in the Kris and Evelyn Paulsen Tournament this past weekend in Philip.

The championship game between Kadoka and Murdo proved to be just as close, as Kadoka edged the Coyotes by one run – again at the bottom of the seventh.

“We had some really good games,” Philip’s assistant coach Marty Hansen said.

•Game 1: Kadoka over Philip

•Game 2: Murdo over Presho

•Game 3: Philip over Presho

•Game 4: Kadoka over Murdo