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October 5th

Philip cross country team at Lead meet

Wind and elevation added to the challenge of this 4,000 meter girls' varsity coarse, which travels around the base of a small mountain. Spectators can see only the first and last half miles of the course. The first quarter mile goes uphill, separating the leaders from the main pack early on. Emily Schofield and Brandy Bartels worked together to attack the hill and lead their Scotties. Jennifer Stangle and Katie Coyle worked hard to keep their teammates in sight as the pack of runners disappeared behind the mountain.

As they returned, Bartels again lead the Scotties team.


Emmer Hulce

Emmer Hulce, age 80, of Midland, died Wednesday, September 27, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip.

Funeral services were held 2:00 Saturday, September 30, at the Open Bible Church in Midland, with Pastor Randy Ellendorf officiating. Ushers were Ray Gartner and Greg Arthur. Pallbearers were Norman Payne, Doug Johnson, Charles Williams, Wes Jamison, Ronnie Gartner and Larry Neiderworder.

Interment was in the Midland Cemetery.

Emmer Edward Hulce was born December 27, 1925, in Presho, South Dakota, the second son of Albert and May (Darling) Hulce.


Livestock assistance grant guidelines

Guidelines have been announced for the South Dakota Livestock Assistance Grant Program, which provides funds to aid livestock producers suffering forage losses due to the 2006 drought.

The assistance is targeted to the foundation grazing herds, so only breeding animals are eligible. Feedlot and confinement animals are specifically excluded.

Livestock producers that routinely graze eligible beef cattle and sheep may qualify for this assistance.


Vegetation index hay insurance program

A new risk management tool for pasture, rangeland and forage is now available for the 2007 crop year. This program allows livestock producers to purchase insurance protection for losses of forage produced for grazing or harvesting for hay. Insurance can be purchased for pasture-rangeland, or hayland-forage, or both.

The program may be purchased from crop insurance agents up until the November 30th sales deadline.


Grand Jury rules Midland shooting self-defense

The Haakon County Grand Jury convened Wednesday, September 27, to investigate the August 12 shooting of Harold Lee Cleveland in Midland.


Call to duty …

Deputy Mark Foley, 39, will trade his badge for Staff Sgt. stripes and jungle bunny camouflage – but Haakon County will save the badge for his return.

Haakon County Deputy Sheriff Mark Foley will be trading his badge for jungle bunny desert camouflage outfits in Afghanistan because of the activation of the South Dakota National Guard. He is in a military police unit and will leave Philip on October 18th for traning in Fort Bliss, Texas.

Foley is a native of Philip, the son of Tom and Ann Foley, and a member of their well-known local family.

Mark is 39, single, currently holds the rank of Staff Sergeant and is no stranger to military service.