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June 29th

On the Road Again …

Hi everyone, you're on the Road again with Jim Thompson for the week of June 26, 2006!

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Just a quick note at the outset, about the Internet. Surely someone somewhere has been worrying about how this country would operate if terrorists sabotaged our Internet. We had just a minor skirmish in that battle with technology over the past weekend which aced out my column and notes for three months of columns. Pssst! Gone … just like that … along with it, the addresses of the nearly four dozen recipients of this weekly missal. Talk about frustrating.


June 23rd

Philip tops 4-Corners at home; loses by 10 on the road

A lot of "umph" went into this hit, which looked good for Michael Penticoff of 4-Corners, but it went foul just before the left field post, robbing him of a homerun. Penticoff plays center field for the 4-Corners men's amateur team. They lost to Philip Thursday, but 10-runned them on Sunday.

The Philip Amateur baseball team came up big, holding off a late inning rally, against 4-Corners, June 16, in Philip.

Philip scored early in what looked to be a big and quick win. Seven runs scored on five hits and one error in the second inning. Getting hits that inning were Chad Ramsey, Brad Heltzel, Jeremy Kerns, Jody Sudbeck, and Joel Spry. Dusty Snyder reached base on an error, Trace O’Connell was hit by a pitch and Matt Reckling walked.

Both teams were hurt by walks in the game, with half of the runners that were walked on both teams coming in to score later in the inning.


Philip tops 4-Corners at home; loses by 10 on the road

Keep your eye on the ball … Philip's Matt Reckling watches for a pitch to come across the plate in Philip's game against 4-Corners on Thursday, June 16. Philip won 23-17.

The Philip Amateur baseball team came up big, holding off a late inning rally, against 4-Corners, June 16, in Philip.

Philip scored early in what looked to be a big and quick win. Seven runs scored on five hits and one error in the second inning. Getting hits that inning were Chad Ramsey, Brad Heltzel, Jeremy Kerns, Jody Sudbeck, and Joel Spry. Dusty Snyder reached base on an error, Trace O’Connell was hit by a pitch and Matt Reckling walked.

Both teams were hurt by walks in the game, with half of the runners that were walked on both teams coming in to score later in the inning.


Area rodeo champs saddle up for State Finals in Huron

Young cowboys and cowgirls from around the state will gather in Huron for four days, from June 23rd to the 26th, of fierce competition in the South Dakota High School Rodeo Association's 56th Annual State Rodeo Finals. And on July 6 at 8 p.m. CT/ 7 MT, the rest of South Dakota can see the championship rounds on SDPB Television.


State Fire School honors Philip VFD

The Philip Volunteer Fire Department has been awarded the Outstanding Fire Service Award for 2005.

At the Annual State Fire School held June 9-11, and in front of over 700 attending firemen, representatives of the Keep South Dakota Green Association and the Rapid City Journal presented a plaque and a check for $150 to the Philip Fire Department. The plaque was created out of wood from the South Dakota Christmas tree that was displayed in Washington in 1997.


City of Philip recommended for $11,500 LWCF grant

The city of Philip has been recommended for a grant of $11,500 from the Land and Water Conservation Fund. When approved by the National Park Service, these federal funds will be used to install playground equipment.


New employees and board member decided at school boad meeting

The June 20 Haakon School District 27-1 board meeting followed a farewell open house for business manager Marcia Jackson. It also followed an executive board session that had begun at 4:00 p.m.

As of July 1, Scott Brech will begin his one-year appointment as a member of the school board. Beginning on the same date, the new business manager will be Jackie Longbrake.

The high school English position will be filled by Laura O’Connor, who had been teaching in Hill City. The K-12 computer instructor will be Nancy Reimer. Barb Bowen will head all music: K-12 vocal and instrumental.


Carl L. Snook

Carl Levi Snook, age 61, of Midland, died Saturday, June 11, 2005, at Rapid City Regional Hospital.

Christian funeral services were held Tuesday, June 14, at St. William Catholic Church in Midland, with Father Ron Garry officiating.

Music was provided by Barb Petoske, pianist, and Barb Jones, vocalist. Lector was Eleanor Zuccaro. Ushers were Jeff Willoughby and Mickey Daly. Pallbearers were Ronnie Sammons, Gene Jones, Dick Nemec, Shorty Jones, Chuck Zuccaro and Jerry Engelhaupt.

Interment was in the Midland Cemetery.


Elsie V. Grimes

Elsie V. Grimes, age 81, of Kadoka, died Wednesday, June 8, 2005, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip.

Services were held Monday June 13, at the Presbyterian Church in Kadoka with Pastor Gary McCubbin officiating.

Music was provided by Jean Weller, organist, and Megan Kingsbury, pianist, with special music by Carl Bauman, John Kaiser and Boyd Porch. Ushers were Norman Amiotte, Kelly Fortune, Larry Beckwith and Orville Josserand.


C. Lilburn “Slim” Fugate

Clarence Lilburn “Slim” Fugate, 98, Rapid City, died Tuesday June 7, 2005, at West Hills Health Care.

Services were held Friday, June 10, at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Rapid City, with Rev. Bill Paepke officiating. Burial was at Mt. View Cemetery, Rapid City.

He was born Dec. 26, 1906, at Prentice, WI; to Hugh and Ibbie (Repass) Fugate. In 1910, he came with his parents to Nemo, SD, where he attended school until 1918 when he moved with his parents to Rapid City, where he lived until his death.