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Lyle Melvin

HOWELL, Mich. - Lyle Melvin, 87, passed away November 20, 2007, at his home in Howell, MI.

He was born July 29, 1920, in Wall, SD, to Patrick and Cecilia Melvin. He grew up on the family farm north of Wall.

He enlisted in the Marines during WWII and after receiving a medical discharge, went to Long Beach, CA, to join his fiancée and work in the shipyards. He was married to Gwenda Sieh on November 28, 1942, in Long Beach, CA. They were planning a celebration of their 65th wedding anniversary at the time of his death.


Gloria E. Montgomery

Gloria E. Montgomery, age 78, of Kadoka, formerly of Quinn, SD, died Sunday November 25, 2007, at the Kadoka Nursing Home.

Gloria Monaco was born January 31, 1929, at Anaconda, MT, the daughter of Angelo and Maria (Farrace) Monaco. She grew up in Anaconda where she graduated form high school in 1946. She then graduated from college at Havre, MT. She taught elementary school for several years.

Gloria was united in marriage to Thomas Montgomery on June 10, 1950, in Coeur D'Alene, ID. They made their home in Butte and Helena, MT, in Chile, in New Mexico and in Globe, AZ.


Donald Bergeson

Don Bergeson, 79, of Pierre, died Friday, November 23, 2007, at Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls.

Services will be held Thursday, November 29, at Lutheran Memorial Church in Pierre at 10:00 a.m. CT, with burial in Riverside Cemetery.

Donald was born on January 7, 1928, southwest of Hayes to Arthur and Mary (Olesen) Bergeson. He grew up in Hayes where he attended grade school. He then went to T.F. Riggs High School in Pierre where he graduated in 1947.

He was united in marriage to Gretha Floyd on September 2, 1950, at Lutheran Memorial Church in Pierre.


Philip and Midland to have Missouri River water

It may have taken a little longer than anticipated but Missouri River water will soon be flowing through area water lines.

Late last week, West River/ Lyman-Jones Rural Water System employees were taking the final steps that will hook-up a pipeline that will supply Philip with water from the Missouri River. As of Wednesday, November 21, 2007, they were laying pipeline within feet of the tank.

By early 2008, the river water will begin flowing into the Philip reservoir north of town.