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October 12th

Floy M. Fugate

Floy May Fugate, age 92, of Rapid City, died Sunday morning, October 8, 2006, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip, after a 40-year battle with cancer.

Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 11, at the Presbyterian Church in Kadoka, with Pastor Gary McCubbin officiating.

Music was provided by Jean Weller, organist, with congregational hymns. Ushers were Cliff Parke and Eric Wilmarth.


A library is food for thought

Librarian Alison Kattelmann … “More than just a library – a community center.”

Special to The Pioneer Review

Two roads open up in my "working" vacations and I take the one less traveled by - which has always made all the difference. I am, you see, a traditionalist when it comes to vacations. I bring a few books I've been meaning to read for years, but, as it turns out, never get time to read them.

I wander into libraries and used book stores … the ones less traveled are more helpful and friendly; but for me, and Philip, the journey remains unfinished.

As a writer, I am against censorship; I want to get people reading - especially the young.


More S.D. Air National Guard deployed

Sixty airmen from various units throughout the 114th Fighter Wing departed Joe Foss Field on Saturday, October 7, for an undisclosed operating location in Southwest Asia.

They were deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom as part of the United States Air Force's Air Expeditionary Force (AEF) rotation plan. These deploying members will join the 74 airmen who deployed on September 11, 2006.


County Library receives four new computers through grant dollars

Librarian Alison Kattelmann poses with one of four new computers arrived September 18th and are already being used extensively. The Library Services and Technology Act provided $3,280 to purchase the four new computers, which have been named Helga, Inga, Mary and Edith. The Haakon County Public Library received the money through a grant proposal written by librarian Alison Kattelmann (pictured) when she recognized the need for more public access to computers. The four old computers are in storage until a future library facility offers more user space.

Librarian Alison Kattlemann applied for a Library Service and Technology Act grant through the South Dakota State Library. She was notified in mid-summer that the library had received a $3,280 grant.

With those grant dollars she was able to purchase four Dell, Dimension 1100, flat screen computers. The computers arrived in mid-September.

All four computers have been installed and are up and running. Kattleman noted since the computers were put in about three weeks ago, the number of computer patrons has risen by 50 percent.


Candidate forums on S.D. Public Broadcasting television and radio

AARP, South Dakota Public Broadcasting and the South Dakota Newspaper Association will join to host a series of candidate forums to air on SDPB Television and SDPB Radio.

The forum schedule is:

•October 12 at 8:00 p.m. CT - Attorney General

•October 17 at 8:00 p.m. CT - U.S. House

•October 19 at 8:00 p.m.


Commissioners discuss generators

As evidenced at their meeting on Thursday, October 5, the Board of Haakon County Commissioners continue to work with the county's emergency manager to prepare the county for a major emergency.

Last summer the board approved the sheriff's office as the designated emergency dispatch location. In the event that electricity is affected, a generator would be needed to run that area and the shelter, located in the courthouse basement.

Lola Roseth, the county's emergency manager, met with the commissioners to discuss what size of generator would be needed to power those two areas.


October 5th

South Dakota Rodeo Association Finals to include local area cowboys and cowgirls

It is Championship Rodeo time in South Dakota once again as the 51st Annual South Dakota Rodeo Association Finals will be held in the Beef Complex building on the South Dakota State Fairgrounds in Huron. The dates are October 13, 14 and 15. The Friday and Saturday, October 13-14, performances begin at 6:30 p.m., with the Sunday, October 15, performances at 2:00 p.m.

Friday night is family night at the SDRA Finals. Saturday night is Patriotism night - SDRA style, Saturday is also jam-packed with jackpot ropings and barrel racings.


Scotties earn gridiron win over White River 46-0

Zane Fees makes a solid run.

In the first quarter, Scottie Zane Fees went from scoring a one-yard touchdown to later scoring on from 49-yards out. The first extra-point attempt failed, while Fees carried in the second.

To finish off the second half, the ball carrier for the 29-yard touchdown run was, again, Fees.

The third quarter scoring was done mostly by Scottie Casey Cuny. He first ran 66 yards to score, then later ran 47 yards for another touchdown.


School to Work program could create a professional writer

Bailey Bergeson

The objective of the School to Work program is "to give students an occupational experience in an area that they have a career interest," said program director Brigitte Brucklacher. "They will find out if this is something they have an interest and an aptitude in and to pursue it or not."

This year there are 14 juniors and seniors in the program; ranging in training environments from newswriting to veterinary science to mechanics.

Students fill out a resume and go through the interview process, just as any applicant would when applying for a job.


Scottie volleyball defeats Lemmon Cowgirls 3-0

Scottie volleyball player Kenzy Pinney

The Lady Scotties hosted the Lemmon Cowgirls to a one-two-three defeat on Thursday, September 28. The final scores were 25-17, 25-21, 25-19. The Philip volleyball team now stands at 11 wins and nine losses for the season.

Serving: Philip - 64 of 65 (8 aces). Leaders: Taylor Holman - 17 of 17 (5 aces); Sarah Foland - 16 of 16 (3 aces); Tylissa Fitch - 12 of 12 (2 aces).

Receiving: Philip 25 of 34. Leaders: Fitch - 8 of 10; Foland - 8 of 10; Lyndsay Mann - 7 of 10.

Setting: Philip - 87 of 95.