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September 28th

Lois (Stoner) Beck

Lois (Stoner) Beck, 56 of Winner formerly of Philip and Pierre

DIED: Saturday, September 12 at St. Mary's Hospital

SERVICES: 11:00 am Wednesday, September 16 at Faith Lutheran Church in Pierre

BURIAL: 1:30pm MST Masonic Cemetery, Philip, SD

MEMORIAL SERVICE: 2:00pm Thursday, September 17 at Christ Lutheran Church in Winner, SD

Isburg Funeral Chapel of Pierre has been placed in care of the arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to www.isburgfuneralchapels.com

Lois Marie Stoner was born to Leo and Mary Anne Stoner on August 8, 1953 at St.


Arlys Neville

Arlys Neville, age 76 of Philip, South Dakota, formerly of Milesville, died September 22, 2009, at the Rapid City Regional Hospital.



Arlys Lee Hansen was born May 22, 1933, the daughter of Wallace "Bud" and Helga (Ellefson) Hansen. She was raised by Bud and Marie Hansen on the Hansen ranch.

Arlys was united in marriage to Robert S. Neville on October 15, 1950, at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Philip, and to this union five children were born. Arlys and Bob worked for various ranchers around the Philip area.


September 24th

Lady Scotties sweep Lyman Triangular

The Lady Scotties first faced the Lyman Raiders at the Lyman Triangular Volleyball Meet on Thursday, September 10. Sweeping the match 3-0, Philip went on to also sweep the Stanley County Lady Buffs 3-0.

Philip versus Lyman

25-21, 25-18, 25-17

Serving: Philip - 62 of 73 (9 aces). Leaders: Marissa Mann - 13 of 15 (3 aces), Kenzy Pinney - 11 of 12 (2 aces), Molly Coyle - 13 of 13 (1 ace).

Receiving: Philip - 38 of 47. Leaders: Mann - 14 of 16, Sayde Slovek - 10 of 15, Colby Smith - 5 of 6.

Setting: Philip - 86 of 89 (24 assists).


First, first and first places for Philip Scottie cross country runners at White River meet

All in White River Prestige Run top twenty T-shirts ... The Philip Scottie cross country team earned a boys’ team first place and a girls’ team first place at the meet on Monday, September 14. Holly Iwan came in first in the girls’ varsity race. Shown, back row, from left: Tyler Dekker, Zane Pekron, William Coyle, Kelvin Ferguson, student manager Sam Stangle and coach Ralph Kroetch. Front: Allison Pekron, Holly Iwan, Emily Schofield and Jennifer Stangle.

Good, hard work posed no problem for the Scottie cross country team as the White River Prestige Run on Monday, September 14, became their third race in a five day period.

Though all three race days were filled with accomplishments, this day might be the best the Scotties have had in over a decade. Not only did the boys' varsity team win the Prestige Run for the second year running, but the girls' varsity added to the day's excitement by winning a hotly contested team title as well.


Locals on mission for Swaziland children

Poverty poor ... but still a land of celebration for life, song and dance. People live in sod and tin huts not too far from elephants, warthogs and giraffes. Some larger cities have shopping similar to Rapid City, but outlying areas have rows of tin and open barter shops. The poor are poverty poor. LeeAnn Knutson, left, and Marlene Urban display costumes and homemade sale items.

by Del Bartels

LeeAnn Knutson, Marlene Urban and Curt Arthur worked in a school in Swaziland, southern Africa, as part of a mission trip from August 16 through 26.

Urban said, "Traveling to Swaziland to meet my sponsored child, play with all the children and work at the projects was a tremendous privilege. The need is so great." Children are sponsored by individuals, families and groups through the Mission of Mercy organization.

"We worked in a school, a care point, where kids as young as five carried younger siblings on their backs most of the day," said Knutson.


Locals on mission for Swaziland children

Sponsored children in Swaziland ... From left: Curt Arthur, Marlene Urban and LeeAnn Knutson pose with some of the children at a Mission of Mercy school. Backpacks of school supplies were distributed. Other children come for meals and learning, and are not turned away.

by Del Bartels

LeeAnn Knutson, Marlene Urban and Curt Arthur worked in a school in Swaziland, southern Africa, as part of a mission trip from August 16 through 26.

Urban said, "Traveling to Swaziland to meet my sponsored child, play with all the children and work at the projects was a tremendous privilege. The need is so great." Children are sponsored by individuals, families and groups through the Mission of Mercy organization.

"We worked in a school, a care point, where kids as young as five carried younger siblings on their backs most of the day," said Knutson.


Conservation Officer Jon Beck transferred to Haakon and northern Jackson counties

As of September 4, Jon Beck is the new Game, Fish and Parks conservation officer for Haakon County and the northern part of Jackson County.

Since June 30, the position has been empty. Kit Bramblee had resigned to take a post with the federal fish and wildlife division. Beck and Bramblee were at the academy together and know each other fairly well.

"I grew up in this profession," said Beck, whose father, Tom, has been the conservation officer for Bennett County, southern Jackson and eastern Shannon counties for 28 years.


Murray's Corner Cafe opening Sept. 26

Murrays Corner ... From left: owners Edwin and Beth Murray will be working with manager Becky Eagle to serve their old and new customers at the cafe on top of the hill.

by Del Bartels

What used to be Murrays Coffee, Confections and More has moved its business location to southeast corner of the intersection of Highways 73 and 14.

The business hours for the new Murrays Corner will be 5:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Sundays. Willard "Edwin" and Beth Murray will now be offering full breakfast, lunch and dinner menus. Their manager for the new business will be Becky Eagle.

The previous business at 103 N.


City council votes in special budget meeting to replace city swimming pool

The start of the special budget meeting of the Philip City council at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 15, took less than a minute to approve minor business before addressing the swimming pool emergency situation.

Approved building permits applications included Golden West Telecom for a concrete retaining wall, Emily Kroetch for excavating and repairing a sewer line, and Casey Seager to excavate and repair a water line.

Mayor John Hart then immediately addressed the audience, which overflowed into the hallway outside the courthouse's Community Room.


Philip High School Scottie Homecoming Week schedule

The 2009 Scottie Homecoming Parade is "Song Titles." The public is encouraged to enter floats in the parade and attend the pep band concert and rally on Friday before the parade. If an individual, group or organization would like to have an entry in the homecoming parade, contact Pamela DeJong at 859-2003.

Monday, September 28

4:00 p.m. junior high and junior varsity football at Wall (note location change)

4:30 p.m. junior high volleyball with Rapid City Christian

Tuesday, September 29

3:00 p.m. cross country at Lead

5:00 to 6:30 p.m.