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January 6th

Philip City Council completes year-end business

Year-end business for the Philip City Council was addressed at the scheduled special meeting on Wednesday, December 29, 2004.

The well water users agreement has been drafted and sent to the various users. A meeting to finalize that issue has been set for Friday, January 14.

The Philip Airport PAPI lights are up and running. The specific line item ran higher than expected, but the overall budget for the airport absorbed the cost. The airport five-year engineering proposals have been received and engineering interviews with the airport committee are scheduled at 2:00 p.m.

Letters to the Editor:

Flags for overseas military

We frequently hear about the negative actions of the people in power. I would like to share a kind action of a man I know little about.

I am an employee of the State of South Dakota. This is important only for the details to make sense. Recently, while I was at work, my supervisor phoned me and asked for the names of my son and daughter-in-law who are both in the military and serving overseas. The names had been requested by Governor Rounds.

Mirror, mirror

I hate mirrors because they force me to see myself. I would much prefer to let my mind ‘see’ me as I truly am: handsome. I don’t wear glasses in that life. There, I actually have hair on top of my head. I always sincerely smile and never appear to be in a foul mood. If this stuff is getting too deep, I do rent out shovels and rubber boots.

On the rare occasion when my children wake up because of nightmares, they now come to my wife’s side of our bed. Once, I was their first choice for support and comforting.

Paul W. Konst

Mass of Chrsitian burial for Paul W. Konst, Huron, SD, was celebrated Tuesday, Dec. 21, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Huron with Father Donald Imming as celebrant.

Paul died Wednesday evening, Dec. 15, 2004, at Sioux Valley Hospital at Sioux Falls at the age of 80.

Music for the service was provided by Fran Hendricks, organist, and Rich Janes, soloist. Casket bearers were Kevin and Brian Taber, Jon and Danielle Konst, Teresa Pengilly and Scott Klitzke.

Interment was in St.

Edith M. "Babe" Fennell

Edith M. "Babe" Fennell, age 106, of Philip, died Tuesday, January 04, 2005, at the Philip Nursing Home.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, January 9, with a rosary service at 7:30 p.m., all at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Philip.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:00 a.m. Monday, January 10, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Philip, with Father Ron Garry as celebrant.

Interment will be in the Masonic Cemetery, Philip, South Dakota.

A memorial is established.


10:00 a.m.

Trent Allen Matt

Trent Allen Matt, 21, Rapid City, formerly of Philip, who was presently a student at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, died January 4, 2005, in a weather-related automobile accident near Lusk, Wyoming.

Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Friday January 7 at the Philip High School Auditorium, with a rosary service beginning at 7:00 p.m., also at the Philip High School Auditorium.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, January 8, at the Philip High School Auditorium.

Interment will be 2:00 p.m.