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September 14th

Robert B. "Bob" Reckling

Robert B. "Bob" Reckling, age 56, of Philip, died Friday afternoon, September 8, 2006, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip.

Memorial services were held Wednesday, September 13, at the American Legion Hall in Philip with Pastor Ann Schlossnagle officiating.

Ushers were Brant Sundall, Larry Kochersberger, Pat Seager, Dick Jankord and Marty Hansen.

At Bob's request the body was cremated.

Robert B.


Diabetes not slowing eight-year-old Jacob Bly

Life is full of soccer, swimming, friends and the fun of growing up for eight-year-old Jacob Bly - a normal youngster who just happens to have Type I diabetes.

Jacob is the son of Paul and Rose Bly of Pierre, formerly of Philip. Paul was the pastor of First Lutheran in Philip for over seven years and now ministers at the Lutheran Memorial church in Pierre.

Jacob's onset of this disease was a major change for him and the family. "We are all just dealing with it. We are glad it is something we can now somehow manage," said Jacob's father, Paul. "It's a day-to-day process.


First National Bank in Philip celebrates 100 years of business and community

First National Bank in Philip will mark its 100th year on September 22nd with an expansive celebration. The planned festivities include a community barbecue, a performance by a stand-up comedian, a dance, an open house, more entertainment, and the unveiling of a commemorative bronze statue.

In its 100-year history, the bank has been one of the most successful in the West River area. With its state charter created on October 30, 1906, the bank started in Midland and was originally named the Bank of Midland.


First National Bank in Philip celebrates 100 years of business and community

Centennial origins ... Chartered in 1906, the first years of the bank were in Midland. This building still stands. Similar in appearance, the landmark corner bastion near the current Philip location is actually a remnant of the 1919 building that was in Philip.

First National Bank in Philip will mark its 100th year on September 22nd with an expansive celebration. The planned festivities include a community barbecue, a performance by a stand-up comedian, a dance, an open house, more entertainment, and the unveiling of a commemorative bronze statue.

In its 100-year history, the bank has been one of the most successful in the West River area. With its state charter created on October 30, 1906, the bank started in Midland and was originally named the Bank of Midland.


September 8th

2006 annual Ryder Cup Golf Tournament

2006 Ryder Cup golfers ... Front row, from left: Ray Smith, Don Ravellette, Brad Haynes, D.J. Rush, Mark Ammann and Talon Peters. Middle row: Dean Schulz, Jody Gittings, Ron Coyle, Mike Larson, Butch Beach and Jeff Rieckman. Back row: Jan Bielmaier, Jim Sandstrom, Troy Schulz, Chad Walker, Corky Thorson, Ben Groupe, Tony Schulz and Luke Weber. Courtesy photo

Luke Weber's hole-in-one elevated the Philip golf team to a third consecutive win over Wall.

It was a wet and rainy Sunday, when Philip and Wall squared off for the third annual Ryder Cup Championship on Sunday, August 27. This year the play was changed to include three different formats - a match play, an alternate shot, and a scramble. The point system was two points for a match play win, four points for an alternate shot and scramble win.  There were a total of 60 points possible. Philip defeated Wall with a final score of 41-19.


Philip decimates Jones County 53-0

The Philip Scotties simply overwhelmed the Coyote offense during their first season game on Friday, September 1, in Philip.

The Scotties won their first home game of the season on Friday, September 1, with a score of 53-0. A minute and three seconds remained on the clock.

The new mercy rule was implemented in Philip's first game of the season game by the Scotties against the Jones County Coyotes. A new ruling is the continuous running of the clock in the second half.

According to the South Dakota High School Athletic Association, the mercy rule is "when a team secures a 35 point lead in the second half, the clock will continue to run except for time-outs (team or official) and after a score.


Lady Scotties beat Kadoka Kougars in volleyball 3-1

Taylor Holman put the ball up for a teammate's spike.

The Scotties hosted the Kadoka Kougars on Thursday, August 31. The Philip volleyball team defeated Kadoka three games to one - 25-19, 25-12, 25-27, 25-19. Philip is now two wins and zero losses.

"We're a good team," said Head Coach RaeAnn Snyder. "We will do well as long as we hussle and talk. My favorite quote is 'Your best offense is a good defense.' "

Serving: Philip - 80 of 88 (7 aces). Leaders: Tylissa Fitch - 16 of 18 (1 ace); Taylor Holman - 18 of 18 (1 ace); Marissa Mann - 15 of 17 (3 aces).


Mary Lee Nedved

Mary Lee Nedved, age 52, of Rapid City, formerly of Milesville, died Sunday, September 3, 2006, at her residence in Rapid City.

Funeral services were held Thursday, September 7, at the Evangelical Free Church in Philip, with Pastor Gary Wahl officiating.

Interment was in the Masonic Cemetery, Philip.

Mary Lee Nedved was born December 29, 1953, in Kadoka, SD, the daughter of John J. and Mae M. (Picker) Nedved. She grew up on the family farm northeast of Milesville, SD. At the age of 14, her mother died and her father and she continued to live on the farm.


Olive "Ollie" Collins

Olive "Ollie" Collins (The Tax Lady) 91 of Guadalupita, NM, formerly of Faith, SD, passed away Wednesday, August 23, 2006, at her home.

Service were held Tuesday, August 29, at the Faith Community Center in Faith with Rev. Wayne Olson officiating.

Interment was at the Collins Family Ranch Cemetery near Faith.

Ollie Collins was born March 15, 1915, at Pierre to Byron and Elsie (Staben) Sabey. She attended Pierre Elementary and High School and graduated with honors, despite the fact that she was declared blind for six months her senior year.


Richard L. Durnill

Richard Lee Durnill, 70, Box Elder, died Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2006, at his residence.

Richard was born July 29, 1936 to Harold and Merle (Ellerton) in Wessington Springs, SD. He attended school in Wessington Springs.

Richard spent his youth on Thunder Butte Creek with his Uncle Claude Foster and they moved to California where he attended numerous schools. He owned and operated a welding business in the Lancaster, CA, area.

In 1996, Richard returned to Rapid City to care for his mother and has been here since.