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Norma R. Fox

Norma R. Fox was born July 22, 1920, in Philip, SD. She passed away in Stockton CA, on Thursday, March 2, 2006.

Mrs. Fox was a homemaker and a long-time Stockton resident. She was the beloved wife of the late Charles Fox.

Norma was a devoted mother to Karen Fox and Charles M. Fox, Jr., both of Stockton; loving aunt of JoAnn Hart, Janet Humphrey, Sheri Pipal, Jean Lockett and Bill Lockett.

A graveside service was held at Cherokee Memorial Park in Lodi, CA, on March 7, 2006.

Memorial contributions in her memory may be made to the American Heart Association.


Juanita A. Bowen

Juanita Amelia Bowen, age 81, of Philip, died Tuesday, March 7, 2006, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip.

Funeral services were held Saturday, March 11, at the United Church in Philip, with Pastor Mark Ford officiating.

Interment was Monday, March 13, at the Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis.

Music for the service was provided by Marilyn Millage, pianist, and Barb Bowen, vocalist. Ushers were Shane Noack and Cory Boyd.


Betty "Jean" Schoniger

Betty "Jean" Schoniger, age 74, has fought her gallant fight with cancer and now, March 9, 2006, has triumphantly, earned her rest with God. She faced terminal illness with the verse and gaiety that she brought to all challenges in life.

Funeral services were held 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 14, at the American Legion Hall in Philip, with Pastor Ann Schlossnagle and Pastor Tim Solberg officiating.

Private family interment was in the Masonic Cemetery.

Music was provided by Marilyn Millage, pianist, and Maureen Palecek, vocalist, with congregational hymns.


Middle Age …

One of the hardest decisions I have to make at this point in my life is when to start middle age. When I do decide, old age will always be fifteen years older than I am, because I fear the adage that the four stages of man are infancy, childhood, adolescence and obsolescence.

I discovered a shocking thing just this morning. I am going bald. I do not feel comfort in knowing that God created only a few perfect heads and the rest he covered up with hair.


Philip Ambulance Service to use $100,000 revolving loan to move to own building

The Philip Economic Development Committee used its Revolving Loan Funds capability for the first time in granting an application for a $100,000 loan to the Philip Ambulance Service for purchase and remodeling of the Kennedy Implement building.

Director Don Weller represented the Philip Ambulance Service at the Thursday, March 16, meeting of the Economic Development Committee. As the first and main order of business, the committee approved the application.


Midland School Board votes to work on reorganization plan with Kadoka

The Midland School Board met in a special session at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 15. Before a standing-room-only audience, the board unanimously decided to contract with the Kadoka School District for the teaching of the Midland High School students for the 2006-2007 school year.

The board also unanimously voted to develop a plan for reorganization with the Kadoka School District.