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March 4th

Lady Scotties end season in district game vs. Wall

The Philip High School Lady Scotties ended their 2010-2011 basketball season in a District 14B play-off game in Wall against the Wall Eagles.

The Tuesday, February 22, game ended 27-52 against the Scotties.

The first quarter saw a slow start for the Scotties. The scores of the two teams during the second quarter were more even, but Wall still increased its lead.


Philip Scotties fall to Kadoka Kougars

The Philip Scottie boys' basketball team hosted the Kadoka Kougars, Friday, February 25.

Before a home audience packed because of Parents' Night, the Scotties spent the first minute of the game setting up an offensive play that put them first on the scoreboard with a field goal. The Kougars countered with their own, but then began falling behind. As the buzzer for the first quarter sounded, Kadoka sank a three pointer to put the score at 11-8.

Within just seconds of the start of the second quarter, the Kougars whooshed another three pointer to tie the game at 11-11.


Scottie boys win first District 14B game

The Philip Scotties boys' basketball team played its first 2011 District 14B game in New Underwood against the Rapid City Christian Comets, Monday, February 28.


Philip Area team at State B wrestling

Lane Blasius, 130 lb. class, 4th at state. Photo by Deb Smith

After the Philip Area Scotties team tied for second place at the 2011 Region 4B Wrestling Tournament, it had nine athletes qualified for the Class "B" State Wrestling Tournament held at the Barnett Center on the Northern State University campus in Aberdeen, Friday and Saturday, February 25 and 26.

The top four wrestlers from the regional tournament's 14 weight classes advanced to the state tournament.

Philip Area individuals came back with two fourth places, one by Lane Blasius in the 130 pound weight division and one by Clint Nelson in the 215 pound weight division.


Philip Area team at State B wrestling

Clint Nelson, 215 lb. class, 4th at state. Photo by Deb Smith

After the Philip Area Scotties team tied for second place at the 2011 Region 4B Wrestling Tournament, it had nine athletes qualified for the Class "B" State Wrestling Tournament held at the Barnett Center on the Northern State University campus in Aberdeen, Friday and Saturday, February 25 and 26.

The top four wrestlers from the regional tournament's 14 weight classes advanced to the state tournament.

Philip Area individuals came back with two fourth places, one by Lane Blasius in the 130 pound weight division and one by Clint Nelson in the 215 pound weight division.


Elementary Science Fair

With just a month remaining until this year's science extravaganza, it is time to begin wrapping up projects and polishing presentations.

A distinguished panel of judges has been selected and Carmen One Skunk has begun the registration process.

As in the past, the area's eager young scientists will be setting up their displays between 3:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. Thursday, March 24, in the Philip elementary gymnasium. At 4:00 p.m., all others will be asked to leave so that the judges will be able to meet with the even numbered students to discuss their findings.


Candidate petitions fall short for city, school board to hold election April 12

Five nominating petitions for four Haakon School District Board of Education seats were filed by the deadline of 5:00 p.m., Friday, February 25. Those petitions were filed by challengers Doug Thorson and Tim Quinn, and by incumbents Vonda Hamill, Scott Brech and Anita Peterson.

Only two nominating petitions for Philip City Council positions for Wards I, II and III were filed by the same deadline. Councilmen Greg Arthur and Tom Struble have filed petitions for reelection, and are unopposed. Monte Palecek has stated that he will not be seeking reelection.


Judy M. "Judy" Foster

Judith M. "Judy" Foster.,age 78 of Slayton, Minn., formerly of Wall, died Monday evening, February 28, 2011, at Our House Hospice of Murray County in Slayton, Minn.

Judith Marie "Judy" Printz was born September 17, 1932, the daughter of Oscar and Thresa (Napier) Printz in Wasta, S.D. She attended country grade school near Elm Springs, and graduated from high school in New Underwood, S.D., in 1950.

Judy was united in marriage to Dennis Foster of Wal, on September 2, 1952. In the early years of marriage, she worked as a waitress and for the telephone company in Wall.


February 28th

Evelyn Williams

Evelyn Williams, age 86 of Wall, South Dakota, died Wednesday, February 23, 2011, at the Good Samaritan Center in New Underwood.



Evelyn Melba Knapp was born November 27, 1924, at her parents' home west of Wall, South Dakota, near Sage Creek Bridge, the daughter of Joseph "Joe" and Opal (Drey) Knapp. She spent the first year of her life on a ranch near Sage Creek. In 1925, she moved with her family to a farm and ranch four miles southwest of Wall. This ranch is now known as the H & K Ranch.

Evelyn attended school at the North Star Rural School and in Wall.


Julia M. "Julie" Dorothy

Julia M. "Julie" Dorothy, age 93 of Sioux Falls, formerly of Philip, SD, died Wednesday, February 23, 2011, at the Good Samaritan Sioux Falls Villages in Sioux Falls.



Julia M. "Julie" McGrath was born September 23, 1917 in Wecota, South Dakota, the daughter of Alvia McGrath and Olive (Smith) McGrath. As a young child she moved with her parents to western South Dakota to her mother's homestead near Powell, in October 1919. She attended country school near her home for eight years.