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Scottie boys flatten Moguls, 68-39

Scotties up, Moguls down ... Philip’s Jordan Hauk made a hard pass to Brandon O’Dea, who took the shot during the Philip/Edgemont game January 2

The Philip Scotties basketball team hosted the Edgemont Moguls on Friday, January 2.

Philip captured the lead in the first quarter and expanded it throughout the game. They won with a final score of 68-39. The Scotties were forcing a slower paced game. Almost half of their field goal attempts were good, with a great effort being used to get the ball almost under the basket for most of the shots.


Lady Scotties outplay Edgemont 53-46

Mine! ... Philip’s Carissa Doolittle gets the rebound from teammate Mariah Evans’ shot. The Lady Scotties’ varsity team defeated the Edgemont Moguls 53-46 on January 2. The girls' junior varsity also won, 27-17.

Philip hosted the Edgemont Moguls girls' basketball team on Friday, January 2. The win of 53-46 went to the Lady Scotties after they held on to the lead for the entire second half. Four Philip girls finished with double digit scores and the team almost doubled their opponents in rebounding.

Philip 7 27 42 53

Edgemont 10 22 32 46

The first two minutes of the games remained scoreless. Sinking the first basket, Edgemont took the lead and held it the rest of the first quarter.


Scottie wrestlers take on Cobblers in Philip

Prep for the pin ... Philip’s Bodhi Lytle uses his Cobbler opponent’s arm against him. Lytle won the 160 pound match with a pin at 5:06 on January 2.

The Philip Scottie wrestling team hosted a dual meet with Rapid City Central on January 2.

Philip, a "B" size school, held its own against "A"-sized Central. The day's final score was Philip - 16, Central - 41.

103 lbs. - Lane Blasius decision over Blake Stone, 5-1.

112 lbs. - Dace Kelly decision over Evan Wyler, 8-5.

119 lbs. - Travis Nelson decisioned by Aaron Hamo, 4-5.

125 lbs. - Jesse Williams decisioned by C.J. Clark, 4-11.

130 lbs. - Tanner Radway pinned by Fellen Lowe, 3:34.

135 lbs.


Local blood drive January 13

The Philip area United Blood Services blood drive is scheduled from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 13, 2009, at the Bad River Senior Citizen's Center.

Out of every 100 people needing blood, more than 50 percent will use type O. "That is the reason we are trying to sign up more O-positive and O-negative donors for our upcoming drive," said Tami Ravellette, coordinator for the event.

Thirty-seven percent of the population has O-positive blood, making it the most common type.


Citizen of the Month for January 2009

Philip Pearson

Philip Pearson was nominated for his involvement and dedication to numerous fraternal organizations in Philip. Pearson is the son of the late Pere and Martha Pearson. He was raised 18 miles northwest of Philip, along

with his two younger brothers. He attended grade school at Elbon School and graduated from Philip High School. During his high school years, Philip joined the National Guard and served for 20 years. In 1974, he married Cheryl Long. They have four children, Karolina, Jeremiah, Per and Leroy. They also have four grandchildren.


Obama, the NRA and gun hysteria

by Bill Kunkle

Post-election sales of weapons and ammunition have increased all over this great land with gun-righters stockpiling against what they believe is the coming communist/socialist surge of legislation enacted by President-elect Barack Obama. The National Rifle Association (NRA), which pumped $15 million into defeating Obama's bid for the White House, provided the oomph for this over-the-top baseless sense of fear.

Times have changed.


Obama, the NRA and gun hysteria

by Bill Kunkle

Post-election sales of weapons and ammunition have increased all over this great land with gun-righters stockpiling against what they believe is the coming communist/socialist surge of legislation enacted by President-elect Barack Obama. The National Rifle Association (NRA), which pumped $15 million into defeating Obama's bid for the White House, provided the oomph for this over-the-top baseless sense of fear.

Times have changed.


Philip city council debates Lake Waggoner expenses, possible "foreclosure" option

The Philip City Council used its Monday, January 5, meeting to get through annual paperwork before discussing possible solutions to the Lake Waggoner problem.

All rates and fees for the City of Philip will be the same as in 2008. All penalties, fines and fees will also be the same. The council again adopted an anti-discrimination resolution. The official depository for the city is again the First National Bank in Philip. The official newspaper for the city is the Pioneer Review. Paid holidays for city employees will be the same as last year.


Philip City Council ends the year 2008 and looks into the year 2009

The Philip City Council put a wrap on 2008 and started looking into 2009 at their year-end meeting, Tuesday, December 30.

The council finished out 2008 by approving all submitted outstanding bills and previous meeting minutes. Philip Public Works Director Tom Lesselyoung said all the no parking signs have been installed. The council approved the second reading of Ordinance #2008-14 that amends building permit expirations.

Joe Gittings, First National Agency, addressed the council in regards to the city's insurance.


County Commissioners cover budget over-runs

Several county offices had budget over-runs and the Haakon County Board of Commissioners held a special meeting on Wednesday, December 31, to approve severalcontingency transfers, that totalled $63,294.83, to cover the shortages.

The accounts and their over-run amounts are mentally ill, $395.97; jail, $13,530.98; sheriff, $5,650.38; election, $4,657.46; auditor, $7,719.07; director of equalization, $2,969.38; and courthouse building, $28,371.59 for a total of $63,294.83. The contingency fund had $75,000 in which to use for this purpose.