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Clara Hemmingson-Long

Clara Hemmingson-Long, age 93 of Philip, S.D., died Saturday, November 27, 2010, at the Philip Nursing Home.

Clara Hemmingson-Long was born Clara Helen Viola Kurth on January 16, 1917, in Philip. Her early days were spent on the Kurth homestead southeast of Philip, where she attended a country school and graduated from the eighth grade. Clara then attended Philip High School and graduated in May of 1935. While attending high school she and her sister also had to ensure the hired hands and thrashing crew were fed each day. So began her long career of cooking.

Jacob A. "Jake" Hall

Jacob A. "Jake" Hall, age 77 of Wasta, S.D., died Sunday, November 28, 2010, at his home in Wasta.

Jacob Hall was born June 18, 1933, by midwife, in the hills of Carter County, Ky., the son of Benjamin and Nora (Davis) Hall. The midwife, who was paid for her help with the delivery with two chickens, didn't get to the courthouse of the rural southern Carter County until August 1, 1933, and thus Jake's birth certificate officially listed his birthday as such.

Norman E. Bierwagen

Norman E. Bierwagen, 87, of Pierre, S.D., passed away, Tuesday, November 23, 2010, at Good Samaritan Center Nursing Care Facility in Sioux Falls.

Services were held Tuesday, November 30, at Faith Lutheran Church in Pierre, followed by interment at the Masonic Cemetery in Philip.

Norman was born on May 11, 1923, in Delmont, S.D., to Walter and Louise (Gerlack) Bierwagen. He was baptized, confirmed and attended church school through the fourth grade at Zion Lutheran Church in Delmont. He completed his education in the Delmont public school system.

FCCLA angel tree to benefit needy children

The Philip FCCLA chapter is again sponsoring the community Maggie Grace Angel Tree project. The angel tree, decorated with a large variety of angel ornaments, has been set up at the Haakon County Courthouse.

To donate to the project, leave an unwrapped toy, book or new article of clothing under the tree in the courthouse on or before Wednesday, December 15. Gifts are for children ages infant to teenage.

The Philip FCCLA Chapter, in conjunction with the local churches and the Haakon Community Health office, will distribute the donations to children in need in the Philip area.