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March 19th

Erma Gabriel

Erma Gabriel, age 92 of Creighton, SD, peacefully went to heaven, Sunday, March 15, 2009, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip, with her daughter and dear friends by her side.

Visitation will be held 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 18, at the Rush Funeral Home in Philip, and two hours preceding the services on Thursday.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Thursday, March 19, at the Community Center in Wall, with Rev.


George Turpen

George Leroy Turpen, 83, Minot, ND, formerly of Black Hawk, SD, died Thursday, March 5, 2009 in a Minot nursing home.

George was born August 17, 1925, in Belle Fourche, SD. He was one of five children born to Emil and Florence (Schipke) Turpen. They enjoyed growing up in Nisland. He attended high school in Rapid City and graduated in 1943.

Following graduation he entered the U.S. Navy and served in the Pacific. Towards the end of World War II, he married Delores Briggs in Rapid City on November 15, 1945.


Kelly Sowder

Mass of Christian Burial for Kelly Sowder will be held at 9:00 a.m., Friday, March 6, 2009, at St. Matthew's Catholic Church with Father Cliff Jacobson officiating.

Rite of Committal followed in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery.

Kelly Sowder, age 30, of Gillette, WY, died on Monday, March 2, 2009, at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper, WY, due to injuries received in an automobile accident.

Kelly Marie Sowder was born to Orrin and Cheryl (Limbo) Carstensen in Philip, SD, on February 24, 1979. At the age of two, her family moved to Gillette, WY.


Marjorie Kodet

Marjorie Kodet, age 92 of Belvidere, SD, died March 8, 2009, at the Philip Nursing Home.

Marjorie J. Kodet (nee: Barton, Lueck) was born January 3, 1917, in Schoharie, NY. She grew up in Aberdeen, SD, and graduated from Aberdeen Central High School in 1934. She attended Northern Normal College in Aberdeen and received her bachelor's degree in 1938 with majors in English and business as well as two minors. After graduation, she accepted a teaching position in Belvidere, SD, at Belvidere High School.


Marlene J. Brown

Marlene J. Brown, age 70 of Rapid City, formerly of Wall, died March 3, 2009, at her home in Rapid City, surrounded by her family and friends.

Marlene J. VanVleck was born July 13, 1938, in Wall, SD, the daughter of Gilbert "Skinny" and Pearl B. (Harden) VanVleck. She grew up and received her education in Wall, graduating from Wall High School in 1956.

Marlene was united in marriage to Jack Brown on September 23, 1957 in Wall. To this union were born five children, Valerie, Melanie, Stacy, Lori and Jason.


February 26th

Ladies earn 2nd at West River Tourney

Tight rebound ... Philip’s Emily Schofield (#5), Carissa Doolittle (#41) and Kelsey Hostutler (#31) vie for a rebound against four Newell Irrigators during the championship match of the West River Girls’ Baskteball Tournament on February 14.

The Philip Lady Scotties took second place at the West River Girls' Basketball Tournament that was held in Hot Springs and in Rapid City February 12, 13 and 14.

Seven other teams competed; Newell, Faith, Wall, Hot Springs, Moorcroft, Upton and Edgemont. The Scotties first went up against the Hot Springs Bison. The first half ended with Philip having doubled the Bison's score, 35-15, and the game ended with Philip winning 65-39. In this first game, Kenzy Pinney and Marissa Mann led their Philip team by each racking up 19 points.

Philip vs.


Philip Area takes Region 4B Wrestling Tourney, 13 athletes on to state meet

Back row, from left: assistant coach Luke Weber, Tanner Radway, Troy Guptill, Travis Nelson, Tucker McDaniel, Jade Nelson, Clint Stout, coach Matt Donnelly, Ross Julson and assistant coach Jerald Julson. Middle row: Chandlier Sudbeck, Blake Lobdell, Karch Foley and Clint Nelson. Front: student manager Abby Carley, Bohdi Lylte, Mick Trask, Andrew Brech, Tate Guptill, Jess Williams, Dallas Lamm, student manager Colby Smith and Lane Blasius.

The Region 4B Wrestling Tournament in Fort Pierre on Saturday, February 21 featured the top four placers in each weight class from District 7B and from District 8B.

Earning 211 points, the Philip Area team won the Region 4B Tournament by 97 points above the second place team of Mobridge/Pollock (M/P) with 114 points. Gettysburg (G) took 3rd place with 111 points, Lemmon/McIntosh (L/M) - 102.5, Stanley County (SC) - 96, Harding County (HC) - 78.5, Newell (N) - 71.5, Bennett County (BC) - 66, Custer (C) - 24, St.


Philip Lady Scotties escape White River Tigers 44-43

In a last quarter, come-from-behind, edge-of-your-seat battle, the Philip Lady Scotties defeated the White River Tigers, 44-43.

The basketball game on Thursday, February 19, was the last one in regular season before the district tournament for the Scotties.

The home advantage was in favor of the Lady Tigers. The hard-fought first quarter was the lowest scoring one, and ended with Philip behind, but by only one point.


Marjorie (Campbell) Paulsen

Marjorie Carol Paulsen, age 66, passed away at her daughter's home in Hesperia, California, Wednesday, February 4, 2009. Marjorie was diagnosed having pancreas-liver cancer in September 2008.

Marjorie was born November 10, 1942 in Wall, South Dakota to Mathilda [Harnisch] and LeRoy Campbell.

She attended rural Cedar Butte School first through eighth grades, graduating from Wall High School in 1960.

Marjorie married Richard VanVleck and to this union three children were born, Tami, Timothy and Troy.


South Dakota Saves financial classes, free for youth and adults

The Haakon County Extension Office will hold three free classes on Thursday, March 5, in the Philip Elementary school so younger and older people can learn to "save up, stock up, stretch your money."

The first class will begin at 6:00 p.m. Though geared more for first through fourth grade students, the class may be attended by everyone. Jessica Eikmeier, 4-H and youth development educator, will work with youth on the importance of savings and making good consumer choices.