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February 4th

Philip wrestles at Parkston

The Philip Scotties traveled to the Parkston wrestling tournament on Saturday, January 15.

Part of the wrestling team traveled to the Newell junior varsity meet there.

Parkston

Jordan Smith, 103, 3rd place:

•pinned by Tyler Cowan, SC, 1:54

•dec. by Tyler Welch, PK, 6-8

•dec. Joseph Aesoph,PK, 11-2

•dec.Francis Ruml, HW, 12-0

Andrew Brech, 119:

•pinned by Andrew Aesoph, FK 4:45

•dec. by Casey Zoellner, DC, 10-0

Alex Brech, 145, 4th place:

•pinned Justin Wermers, PK, 5:14

•dec.


Barbara G. Ellis

Services for Barbara G. Ellis were held January 19, 2005, at the Allen Funeral Home in Mesa, AZ, with interment at the Queens of Heaven cemetery in Mesa.


Gloria J. Kelly

Gloria Joan Kelly, age 65, of Wall, died Tuesday morning, February 1, 2005, at her residence in Wall.

Closed-casket visitation will be held 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, February 4, with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. all at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Wall.

Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, February 5, at St.


Bug off …

My daughter was graciously given a pet salamander by her teacher last year. Why the teacher didn’t like me, I don’t know. The critter eats only bugs smaller than its head size and then only if the bugs are alive. Fascinating; but it loses its appeal after the hundredth bug is captured and put into the tank. Flying bugs have to be semi-stunned. Of course, my daughter refuses to touch any kind of bug. She sometimes hesitates to hug me.

Bugs have a bad reputation.


Commissioners give county employee handbook first update since 1993

Twelve years have passed since the county employee handbook was thoroughly reviewed. One area was revised in 1999, but overall it has been left as is.

For the past several months Haakon County Commissioners and county departments have worked to update the employee handbook.

Director of Equalization Rita Merrill was instrumental in the update. She has approached the commissioners a number of times with proposals from the county employees.

The main area of contention has been sick leave. Commissioner Mel Smith has been emphatic in his stand against some of the changes.


FFA goes to Denver Stock Show

The Denver Stock Show ... was just one of the many activities that members of the Philip FFA experienced on their four-day field trip. Those attending were (from left) Tiekola Fortune, Dustin Michael, Fred Foland, Rhett Roseth, Britt Miller, Chad Hanrahan and Branden Moos. Not pictured are Tyler Gartner and instructor Doug Hauk. Courtesy photo

The Philip High School Senior Agriculture class earned four days of packed experiences on a field trip to Denver.

The eight Philip seniors, who had sold at least 60 boxes of fruit during their four years in Future Farmers of America, joined other FFA members from Kadoka and New Underwood. The whirlwind trip began at 6:30 a.m. on Sunday, January 16th.


South Dakota Quarter will tell a story … which one shall it be?

Governor Mike Rounds recently unveiled five designs for the South Dakota Quarter, which will be released in 2006 by the United States Mint.

"The State Quarter is a wonderful opportunity to market South Dakota's unique features and attractions to the world", Rounds said. "By holding a statewide vote, all of our citizens have a voice in selecting their favorite image to represent our state."

The state quarter will be chosen from five designs illustrated by U.S. Mint Artists.


Crew Agency, Ltd. the first in South Dakota to be featured in national trade magazine

Crew Agency, Ltd. ... is featured in this quarter’s Rural Community Insurance Service magazine and on the magazine’s website. The staff were excited to be the first in South Dakota to be featured in the magazine. Pictured back row, left to right, are Grady Crew, Tom Husband, and Rusty Olney; front row are Bernice Crew and Mary Poss. Courtesy photo

The Crew Agency, Ltd. is featured in this quarter’s Rural Community Insurance Service magazine and on the magazine’s website.

The Crew Agency staff were excited to be the first in South Dakota to be featured in the magazine. RCIS is the largest multi-peril crop insurance company, doing business in all 50 states. The spotlight is on the web at http://www.rcis.com/spotlight.ht ml.

Following is the article from the website.

The Crew Agency's office is in the Badlands Trading Post at the entrance to the Badlands National Park in southwestern South Dakota.


Scotties defeat Newell Irrigators

Dana Kerns makes this jump shot without getting fouled.

The Philip Scotties defeated the Newell Irrigators by a score of 66-61 in Philip on Tuesday evening, February 1st.

Individual scores for the Scotties: Austin Bowen, 5; Andy Schulz, 4; Dana Kerns, 24; Casey Elshere, 5; Nathan O'Dea, 26; and Justin Livermont, 2.

See next week's paper for complete stats.


Scotties defeat Newell Irrigators

Nathan O'Dea slips through the Irrigators' defense to put up two.

The Philip Scotties defeated the Newell Irrigators by a score of 66-61 in Philip on Tuesday evening, February 1st.

Individual scores for the Scotties: Austin Bowen, 5; Andy Schulz, 4; Dana Kerns, 24; Casey Elshere, 5; Nathan O'Dea, 26; and Justin Livermont, 2.

See next week's paper for complete stats.