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Scottie boys take second place at State Track

School record ... Josie Guptill, top, placed seventh at state and set the Philip High School record in the 300 meter hurdles with a time of 49.09 seconds.

The Philip Scotties brought home a list of bragging rights from the state track and field meet: second place over all for the boy's team, two first place event medals, two second place event medals and two new Philip High School event records.

The South Dakota High School Activities Associations' boys' and girls' State High School Track and Field Meet was held May 29-30, 2009. The Class "B" preliminaries were held on Friday, May 29, at the Rapid City O'Harra Stadium. Final events were Saturday, May 30.


Scottie boys take second place at State Track

Philip Scotties boys’ team – state runner up ... From left: coach Ralph Kroetch, coach Tom Parquet, Colin Van Lint, Tate Guptill, Karch Foley, Beau Ferguson, Jeff O’Connell, Rob Williamson, Casey Cvach, Anthony Iwan, Brandon O’Dea, William Coyle, Zane Pekron, Head Coach Jerry Rhodes and Michelle Van Tassel. Not pictured is Coach Brynn Coyle. Photos by Deb Smith

The Philip Scotties brought home a list of bragging rights from the state track and field meet: second place over all for the boy's team, two first place event medals, two second place event medals and two new Philip High School event records.

The South Dakota High School Activities Associations' boys' and girls' State High School Track and Field Meet was held May 29-30, 2009. The Class "B" preliminaries were held on Friday, May 29, at the Rapid City O'Harra Stadium. Final events were Saturday, May 30.


Mary Lou Berry

Mary Lou (Hill) Berry, age 72 of Gordon, NE, formerly of Scenic, SD, died May 26, 2009, at the Rapid City Regional Hospital, after a short, but courageous battle with cancer.

Services were Tuesday, June 2, at the Mother Butler Center of Rapid City.

Interment was at the Scenic Cemetery.

Mary Lou Hill was born in New Underwood, SD, on August 12, 1936, to Cliff and Fern Hill. She received her education at Scenic Grade School and Rapid City High School. When Mary Lou was 10 years old, she was enrolled in the Lois Martin School of Dance where she was a star pupil.


Eunice Johnson

Eunice Johnson, age 86, of Wall, SD, died June 1, 2009, at the Rapid City Regional Hospital.

Eunice M. Sebade was born March 30, 1923, in Wall, SD, the daughter of Henry and Anna (Mooney) Sebade. She grew up in Wall, starting the first grade in the new Wall School, the same building her children and grandchildren received their education, graduating from Wall High School in 1941.

After graduation she moved to Tacoma, WA, with her brothers, Norman and Delbert and their spouses, where she worked at the Wolworth's Store.


Opal Stinson

Opal Stinson, age 82, of Farmington, NM, died Sunday, May 10, 2009, at Life Care Center of Farmington.

She was born Opal Maxine Anderson on August 20, 1926, in Philip, SD, where she grew up and attended high school.

After a few years in California, Opal returned to Philip, where she met and married Marion "Cap" Stinson in July of 1947.


Isabele F. Jonkers

Isabele F. Jonkers, age 83 of Kadoka died Friday evening, May 29, 2009, at the Kadoka Nursing Home.

Graveside services were held Wednesday, June 3, at the Murdo Cemetery with Pastor Ray Greenseth officiating.

Isabele F. Jonkers was born on March 17, 1926, the daughter of Henry and Kathrine (Burma) Jonkers in Kadoka, SD. She grew up in the Belvidere area and graduated from Kadoka High School.

As a young lady, she moved to Chicago, IL, where she worked as a telephone operator for Bell Telephone Company for many years.


Delbert F. Coller

Services for Delbert F. Coller were held Monday, June 1, 2009, at the Kadoka City Auditorium with the Reverend Gus Craven officiating.

Music was provided by Tommy Terkildsen, Verna Mae Sharp and Tayta West.

Ushers were Sauntee Coller, Jeremy Coller, Michael Rizzo and Josh Ferguson. Pallbearers were Jim Rock, Reed Richardson, Vernie Richardson, Larry Miller, Bill Bouman and Owen Ferguson.

Interment with military honors was at the Kadoka Cemetery.

Delbert Fay Coller was born on March 2, 1928, to Fay and Keathel (Bovey) Coller in Mitchell, SD.


Philip City Council concerned with construction and summer

The Philip City Council meeting on Monday, June 1, addressed construction concerns, or with lack of construction concerns.

In old business, Public Work Director Matt Reckling reported that replacement of the 1,000 gallon water meters is going well. Some larger ones remain to be done and no valves have been fully tested yet.

Concerning the retro-reflectivity sign replacement, the supposed grant has turned out to be for only $300 toward sign decals only.


After retirement, Kangas working with wood

Just a hobby ... John Kangas and his wife, Shirley, have a house full of wooden furniture, toys and other items. His children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren are also receiving gifts of his woodworking handiwork.

"You've got to have something to do. Guys who don't do anything after they retire don't seem to stay with us too long," said John Kangas, Philip.

Kangas, retired first after 17 years of farming, then after 15 of Extension work, now seemingly does even more than he did before retiring. His main hobby is woodworking. "I'd starve to death if I was trying to do this for a living. I couldn't make things fast enough. I love doing woodwork, using the different tools, and I still have all of my fingers," said Kangas.

Working with wood is kind of a family trait.


The Galleria nail care new Philip business

“All about pampering” ... Illustrating the luxurious pedicure “throne,” is Tricia Burns, owner and operator of a new nail care business in the area. The Galleria Nail Care is at the south door of 103 North Larimer Street. Nail treatments range from 15 minutes to “the works” of two and a half hours.

The Galleria nail care salon at the south entrance of 103 North Larimer Street, opened Monday, June 1, as a new business in Philip.

"The nail care business is all about pampering and taking care of clients," said Tricia Burns, the owner and operator. "My job isn't just to make them look pretty, but to make them feel good. It's very therapeutic.

"We use our hands and feet every single day, and take them for granted. Here, we pay attention to them. And, here, there is no stress.