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August 13th

Philip Chamber of Commerce prepares for annual chili feed and for website upgrade

After reviewing the last meeting's minutes and hearing the treasurer's report, the attending members of the Philip Chamber of Commerce received the final update on the Philip Festival Days.

"Tons of people came into town," said treasurer Matt Reedy, "Over $1,177 profit was made after everything was paid out. All in all, that is super. We understand that it doesn't matter if the chamber itself made any money, but we made about $1,300 just on the burger feed."

Chamber members voiced concerns over the congested traffic and parking for the bronc ride event.


Good start for Philip's new business Hometown Computer Services (HCS)

Ron Larson, with support from his wife, Trisha, has started Hometown Computer Services (HCS), which services the greater Philip, Kadoka and Murdo area.

"Basically, I struck up the business because there was a need in town. People were paying more than I thought they should for computer repair and service," said Ron Larson, owner and operator of Hometown Computer Services out of Philip.

Starting in April, Larson has been acquiring more and more work and satisfied customers. "I pretty much know up front what I can and can't handle when it comes to computer problems, and I'll admit that before I start any job," said Larson.


August 6th

Bonnie J. O'Day

Bonnie J. O'Day, 80 year old resident of Little Falls, MN, passed away Sunday, July 26, 2009, at her home.

A memorial service was held Wednesday, August 5, at the Shelley Funeral Chapel in Little Falls with Rev. Nicholas Landsberger officiating.

Burial was in the Pierre Cemetery in Pierre, SD.

Bonnie was born September 26, 1928, in Ft. Pierre, SD, to Henry and Bernice Koch. The family moved a lot when Bonnie was growing up and she attended nine different schools by the 10th grade.


City council opts not to have pool heater

It was a tough decision by the Philip City Council at their meeting Monday, August 3, but the cost of propane to heat the pool was the determining factor in their decision not to accept the gift of a pool heater from the Haakon County Young Women.

Carol Schofield stated a salesman from The Pool and Spa Center in Rapid City had looked at the Philip pool facility. She noted he said there was room for a heating system in the building.

HCYW said they would purchase the $4,000 heater and pay the $1,000 for installation, if the city would pay for the rest.


Haakon/Jackson County Fair provided a wealth of entertainment for all ages last week

Overall Grand Champion & Ranchers Choice Award … was awarded to Don and Lura Kirkpatrick of Hayes. Pictured (L-R) judge Charles Maude, Hermosa, Lura Kirkpatrick, judge Micheal Blume,Pierre and judge Chris Effling, Highmore. There were a total of 21 pens entered in the Pen of 3 competition and sponsored by Presho Livestock Auction.

The Haakon/Jackson County Fair was held at the fairgrounds in Philip, July 30 to August 1 with a full slate of activities for young and old.

Nearly 100 4-H members, and 25 non-4-H youth and adults from the two counties brought their hard work to the Legion Hall in Philip Thursday afternoon.

Friday afternoon the 4-H Junior Leaders hosted a barnyard olympics for all ages. Those 10 and under hunted for animals and made the correct animal sound when they spotted what they were seeking. They also had some fun with balloons.