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July 30th

Plans for 100-year-old bank building in Midland to be razed in near future

The Bank of Midland as it currently stands. The awnings are gone. It once was a beautiful bank, but now is starting to fall apart.

The Midland bank is to be torn down after over 100 years of serving the local area.  

On December 3, 1906, the Bank of Midland, chartered by the state, opened for business. The bank operated out of a corner of J.C. Russell's merchandise store for the first few weeks until the completion of a wood framed structure was built by Martin Johnson. This was the first lot west of the current bank in Midland. C.L. Millett was the first president, J.C. Russell the first vice president and M.C.


July 23rd

National High School Finals Rodeo includes three Philip cowboys

Tucker McDaniel and Jade Nelson finished in third place in team roping. Placing in the top four earned them each a berth at the national rodeo.

The 2009 National High School Finals Rodeo are being held July 19 through July 25 in Farmington, NM.

Three local cowboys will be competing. Clint Nelson will be in the saddle bronc event, and Jade Nelson and Tucker McDaniel will be in team roping.

Along with required safety seminars, the rodeo queen competition and the National High School Finals Rodeo trade show will be going on throughout the week.


National High School Finals Rodeo includes three Philip cowboys

Clint Nelson earned third place in saddle broncs at the South Dakota High School Rodeo.

The 2009 National High School Finals Rodeo are being held July 19 through July 25 in Farmington, NM.

Three local cowboys will be competing. Clint Nelson will be in the saddle bronc event, and Jade Nelson and Tucker McDaniel will be in team roping.

Along with required safety seminars, the rodeo queen competition and the National High School Finals Rodeo trade show will be going on throughout the week.


Robert Raymond

Robert Raymond, 82 of Ft. Pierre died Monday, July 13, 2009, at St. Mary's Hospital in Pierre

Services were held Friday, July 17, at the First United Methodist Church with burial in Scotty Philip Cemetery, Ft. Pierre.

Robert Russell Raymond "Rainbow" was born on August 7, 1926, to Casmir and Agnes (Helgerson) Raymond in Geddes, SD.

Bob married Mildred (Millie) Tatum on December 16, 1948, in Lake Andes, SD. They lived in Lake Andes where Bob worked on the Ft. Randall Dam. In December of 1950, Bob joined the U.S. Army and was stationed at Ft. Riley.


Kathleen "Kay" Naescher

Kathleen "Kay" Naescher, age 81 of Wall, SD, died July 14, 2009, at the Hospice of the Hills in Rapid City.

Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Friday, July 17, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Wall, with Father Ron Garry as celebrant.

Music was provided by Marianne Frein. Lector was Lloyd Frein. Altar servers were Monica and Katy Bielmaier.

Ushers were Dave Curtis and Charles Deutscher. Pallbearers were Brian, Darin, Gregory, Chris, Gary and Justin Naescher, Steve and Katie Cozine and Shonna Riggs.


Wilma Lynch

Wilma Lynch, age 81 of Quinn, SD, died July 17, 2009, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip.

Funeral services were held Monday, July 20, at the First Lutheran Church in Wall with Reverend Curtis Garland officiating.

Music was provided by Rhonda Mettler, organist. Ushers were Dick Johnson and Darwin Haerer.


Prairie Homestead celebrates 100 years July 28

It all started in 1909 when Edgar and Alice Brown moved from Pierce, NE, to the Badlands and filed a claim for a homestead.

They lived on their claim for 18 months, and through the Homestead Act, paid 50 cents an acre and received a patent on the 160 acres. The Brown's built a sod house before the winter would set in, this is now known as the Prairie Homestead.

In 1910, Ed and Lucy Crew and their son Leslie, homesteaded next to Edgar and Alice Brown, as well as many others who homesteaded in the area.

Edgar Brown passed away at the sod house in April, 1920.


Haakon Board of Education begins year

Swearing in ... New Board of Education member R. Mark Radway, left, and re-elected board member Kelly Blair declare their oaths of office as business manager Britni Ross reads them.

The Monday, July 20, meeting for the Haakon School District 27-1 Board of Education began with the swearing in of newly-elected board members R. Mark Radway and Kelly Blair.

Bill Slovek was voted in again as the board president and Anita Peterson as the vice president. Slovek then initiated the "housekeeping that must be done at the beginning of each new year." First National Bank in Philip is the official depository for school district funds.


July 9th

Howard Eggers

Howard W. Eggers, age 94, of Brookings, died Wednesday, July 1, 2009, at the Brookings Hospital. 

  Howard Wallace Eggers was born July 31, 1914, at Hopkins, MO, to Andrew Jackson and Pearl Maude (Tillman) Eggers. At age 10 he moved with his parents to a farm south of Ogallala, NE, where he was raised with four brothers and two sisters. He attended country school through the eighth grade. On February 8, 1948, he married Pauline E. Turley at San Diego, CA.


Gladys Rose

Gladys C. Rose, 85, of Pierre, passed away, Monday, June 29, 2009, at St. Mary's Healthcare TCU in Pierre.

Gladys Irene Castille was born November 10, 1923, in Sunset, LA, to Armand Joseph II and Annie Celeste "Sally" (Boutte) Castille. As the eldest of eight children, she was lovingly known as "Teat" by her siblings. Growing up in Louisiana, Gladys developed a love of horseback riding, playing tennis on the family tennis court and sports in general. Her love of sports continued throughout her life.