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November 12th

PHS Student Council at region workshop

Philip High School Student Council ... The members that were able to make it to the regional workshop include: Back row, from left: Tawnie DeJong, Colby Smith, Kelsie Kroetch, Sayde Slovek, Colin Van Lint, Josie Guptill, Kianna Knutson and Tate DeJong. Middle row: Rachel Wheeler, Trey DeJong, Marissa Mann, Abby Carley, Kelsey Hostutler and Jordan Hauk. Front: Jeff O’Connell, Karch Foley, Troy Guptill, Kenzy Pinney, Tomilyn Trask and Holly Iwan. Not Pictured: Advisor Mrs. Pam DeJong.

The Philip High School student council attended the region workshop at the Sturgis Community Center on Wednesday, November 4, after its postponement from Thursday, October 29, due to poor weather.

Members in attendance were seniors: Marissa Mann, Kenzy Pinney, Troy Guptill, Colin Van Lint, Kelsey Hostutler, Colby Smith and Karch Foley; juniors: PHS Student Council President and Rushmore Region Vice President Tawnie DeJong, Region Parliamentarian Tomilyn Trask, Jeff O'Connell, Jordan Hauk and Abby Carley; sophomores: Josie Guptill, Sayde Slovek, Trey


John Buchholz

John Buchholz was born May 23, 1957, in Philip to Ramona and Kenneth Buchholz.

He passed away August 23, 2009.

He was raised on the family farm northeast of Philip. He attended eight years of country school and two and one-half years at Philip High School.

He worked at the elevator in Kadoka and from there moved to Denver where he met his wife, Raynae Rivar. To this union two children were born, Cory James and Alisha Nicole. While in Denver, he worked in an iron mine, NA Empire. Later he moved to Pennsylvania, then to Wisconsin, then back to Denver.


Joan Prichard

Joan Prichard, age 76 of Rapid City, formerly of Kadoka, SD, died Saturday, November 7, 2009, at the Golden Living Center Bella Vista in Rapid City.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, November 12, at the Presbyterian Church in Kadoka, and one hour preceding the services at the auditorium on Friday.

Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, November 13, at the Kadoka City Auditorium, with Pastor Jim Sorum and Pastor Gary McCubbin officiating.

Music will be provided by Joyce Wheeler and Lyndy Ireland.


Local blood drive November 17

Local residents have the opportunity to celebrate life by joining in the community blood drive from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 17, at the Philip High School Fine Arts Building.

Not only will people get that great feeling of giving after donating blood, but will also be able to check their total cholesterol level. United Blood Services offers free cholesterol testing to blood donors. UBS does a total cholesterol test that allows donors to eat before the test, no fasting is required.


Physicians assistant Terry Henrie reaches five years at Philip Health Service, Inc.

On September 18, 2009, physician assistant Terry Henrie reached an important milestone: five years of employment at Philip Health Services, Inc.

"We are pleased that Terry has demonstrated such commitment to our facility and to our community," said Kent Olson, administrator of Philip Health Services. "He has become an integral member of our medical staff."

Five years ago, Henrie joined a health provider team that included Dr. George Mangulis, Dr. Coen Klopper, Dr. David Holman, and certified nurse practitioner Robin Peterson-Lund.


Chamber's website tops list of goals

The Philip Chamber of Commerce is closer to initiating a new website.

Marie Slovek, the designer and updating coordinator for the Haakon School District website, addressed the chamber during its Monday, November 9, meeting.


November 5th

Curtis L. Bentley

Curtis L. Bentley, age 90 of Midland, South Dakota, died November 2, 2009, at the Philip Nursing Home.

Curtis Leroy Bentley was born February 22, 1919 on the family homestead north of Midland, the son of Thomas O. and Ida Marie (Sandal) Bentley. He was baptized and confirmed at the Deep Creek Lutheran Church.

He grew up and received his education at the Butte School in the Moenville area. After his schooling, he worked at the Spurling ranch as a ranchhand for several years.

At the age of 21, Curtis was one of the first Haakon County citizens to be drafted into WWII.


Dorothy "Dottie" Rice

Dorothy "Dottie" Rice, age 87 of Philip, SD, died Sunday, November 1, 2009, at the Hospice of the Hills in Rapid City.

Funeral services were held Wednesday. November 4, at the First Lutheran Church in Philip, with Pastor Frezil Westerlund officiating.

Music was provided by Marilyn Millage, pianist, and Elvera Moos, vocalist. Ushers were Fred Foland and Craig Anderson. Pallbearers were Mark Foland, Robert Anderson, Dale and Ed Morrison, Bill Gottsleben and Steve Lindgren.

Interment was at the Masonic Cemetery in Philip.

Dorothy M.


Cross country awards night

Scottie cross country team, post-season ... Standing, from left: manager Sam Stangle, Zane Pekron, William Coyle, Kelvin Ferguson, Tyler Dekker and Jennifer Stangle. Sitting: Emily Schofield, Holly Iwan and Allison Pekron. Not pictured: Kaeley Fenhaus.

by Ralph Kroetch

After one of the most successful cros country seasons in Philip High School history, the Scootte team gathered to honor their own with a pizza and pop supper. Many of these athletes give up pop as part of a healthy diet during the season.

Certificates for their ninth place team finish at state went to Kelvin Ferguson, Tyler Dekker, Zane Pekron and William Coyle.


Philip Lady Scotties fall to #1 seeded Wall Eagles 2-3 in final regular season volleyball match

Power and placement ... This smash by Philip’s Marissa Mann went straight down between the Wall Eagle opponent and the net. The Lady Scotties lost, by 2-3, their last regular season match. Photo by Deb Smith

The Philip Lady Scotties traveled to Wall to face the Eagles on Thursday, October 29.

In their last regular season match, the Scotties were defeated by the Eagles 2-3, with set scores of 25-16, 23-25, 25-21, 20-25 and 13-15.

The evening was also a joint venture of the Philip High School and Wall High School student councils and volleyball teams in "Pack the Place Pink" volley for a cure. Audience members were encouraged to wear the color pink and to bring donations for breast cancer research.