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Cecil Gartner

Cecil Gartner, age 87 of Philip, South Dakota , died December 16, 2008, at the Rapid City Regional Hospital.

Cecil R. Gartner was born November 27, 1921, in Platte, South Dakota, the son of Wallace and Ila Collene (King) Gartner. He grew up in Platte until 1930, when the family moved to Philip. Cecil received his education in rural schools in the area. After his schooling, he moved to Washington State where he worked on a wheat farm, prior to moving back to Philip where he worked for Mac McIlravy on his sheep ranch.

Cecil entered the United States Army on September 24, 1942.


Alice Mae Fosheim

Alice Mae Fosheim, age 72, of Irving, TX, died Monday, December 8, 2008, at the Vibra Long Term Acute Care Hospital in Dallas, Texas after a five-month battle with lung cancer.

Alice Mae Fosheim was born February 20, 1936, in Murdo, SD, one of eight children born to Roy and Mary (Marshall) Stotts.

On September 18, 1956, Alice Mae was united in marriage to Richard Wayne Fosheim of the family ranch north of Midland, to this union three children were born, Rodney Ray, Douglas Wayne, and Jodie Lynn.

Alice Mae dedicated her life to her family.


Donald M. Poste

Donald Magnus Poste died on Dec. 9, 2008, at the age of 79, at his home, following a lengthy illness.

He was born on the family ranch on Ash Creek in Grindstone, SD, on February 9, 1929, to Magdalena and Brainard Poste. His older sister, Carol, braved a winter blizzard to summons the county midwife for his entrance into their lives.

Donald attended school in Philip, SD. After finishing school, he entered the United States Air Force and was assigned as a Chief Crewman on a C-97 Troop Transport.


George Fosheim

George Fosheim, age 71 of Murdo, SD, died December 10, 2008, at the Palliative Care Suites at St. Mary's Hospital in Pierre.

Memorial services were held 10:30 a.m. CST on Saturday, December 13, at the Messiah Lutheran Church in Murdo, with Pastor Ray Greenseth officiating.

Music was provided by Karen Royer, pianist. Ushers were Dean Faber and Dean Nelson. Pallbearers were Nathan, Kendell, Bryce and Jesse Fosheim, Tyler Hallock, Jed Novotny and Ricky Dant.

George Erwin Fosheim was born to Peter T. and Viola (Hand) Fosheim March 22, 1937.


Danny J. Nelson

Daniel J. Nelson, age 41, of Aurora, died Sunday, December 14, 2008, at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, MN, of injuries received in a welding accident.

Funeral services will be 3:00 p.m. Thursday, December 18, 2008, at the First English Lutheran Church in Aurora, with visitations preceding services at the church, beginning at 1:00 p.m.

A prayer service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, December 20, at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Creighton, SD.

Interment will follow in the Creighton Cemetery.


Philip FFA competes at District V Leadership CDEs

On November 17, 25 Philip FFA members competed at the District 5 Leadership Career Development Events.

Philip competed against Lemmon, Bison, Sturgis, Rapid City, Harding County, Wall, New Underwood, Faith and Newell.


Hook named Miss Volleyball by coaches

The South Dakota Volleyball Coaches Association released its Miss Volleyball selections in all three classes. The top players are Sierra Hook of Philip in Class B, Allison Vos of Harrisburg in Class A and Stephanie Paluch of Pierre in Class AA.

Philip won the 2008 State B title, and Harrisburg and Pierre finished second in their classes.

Hook, a six-foot middle hitter for the the state champion Philip Scotties, led her team in kill efficiency and kills per game. She averaged 12.4 kills per match and 4.3 per game.


Junior varsity wrestlers at Stanley Co.

The Philip High School junior varsity wrestlers traveled to Ft. Pierre to compete in the Stanley County Wrestling Tournament on Friday and Saturday, December 5 and 6.

The varsity results were reported in the last issue of the Pioneer Review.


Philip Scottie boys lose 56-58 battle in basketball season opener with Wall Eagles

Philip’s Rob Williamson goes head, shoulders and chest above the opposition in order to try this shot. Jordan Hauk helps by blocking out another Wall player. Photos by Del Bartels

The Philip Scotties boys' basketball team began their 2008-09 season with a home game against their rivals, the Wall Eagles.

The game was back and forth action. The score was often tied, though the end of the third quarter showed a 14 point spread. The Scotties sank the game's first basket, then dictated the pace for the first quarter, which ended with the low score of 9-6. A cautious, ball-controlling start continued, though loosened up a bit, through the second quarter.


Philip girls fall to Wall 48-54 first game

The Philip Lady Scotties opened their 2008-09 basketball season in Wall against the Eagles.

Philip 6 14 27 48

Wall 7 25 41 54

Philip was in control during the first quarter and beginning of the second quarter. But, as halftime drew nearer, the Scotties lost momentum.

When the girls came back on the court after halftime, the sway of the game had changed. The Scotties just could not turn the tide, as the Eagles created a widening lead. Finally, in the fourth quarter, Philip struggled for a come back, but it was too late.