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September 29th

Achbach, Guptill, Piroutek pilgrimage to Spain for World Youth Day program

World sized crowd, world sized television screens ... The World Youth Day event in Spain included semi-truck-mounted gigantic televisions so the 1.7 million people could better see the Pope and stage. As shown here, they even saw themselves as a crowd, from a distant aerial view.

by Del Bartels

Father Kevin Achbach, high school senior Josie Guptill and college sophomore Danielle Piroutek attended the World Youth Day (WYD) program August 16-21 in Madrid, Spain.

"There is only one word to describe the pilgrimage to Spain, unbelievable," said Josie Guptill. "We all experience challenges in our everyday lives, but this pilgrimage allowed me to see more clearly the good that can come for those challenges."

World Youth Day, a Catholic event held in different countries usually every third year, focuses on youth.


Droz is new Haakon County Deputy Sheriff

Deputy Sheriff Droz ... He confirmed his interest in law enforcment by riding along with the Pierre police while he was in Stanley County High School. Droz has worked security, and has some experience as a deputy sheriff and as a jailer. He looks forward to the Haakon County position and to the law enforcement academy in Pierre.

As of Monday, September 26, Haakon County has a new deputy sheriff. Derek Droz left a position with the Walworth County jail system to work with Haakon County Sheriff Mel Smith.

Though Droz has some experience in law enforcement, he will be taking the basic officer certification course offered at the George S. Mickelson Criminal Justice Center in Pierre. The course is free to South Dakota counties and the officials taking the course.

Droz became interested in law enforcement when he was a student at Stanley County High School.


Masons' child identification program

Dental impression ... These ladies were among the 113 people who received identification kits from the local Masons. It is recommended that the packets be kept in the family’s freezer, in order to keep the swabbed DNA sample in good condition. Nationally, the fastest growing group in the Mason’s CHIP program is teenage girls.

The local Masons hosted a free South Dakota Child Identification Program (CHIP), Tuesday and Wednesday, September 20-21, at the elementary gymnasium.

Over a dozen Masons volunteered to man the computers and other stations as a total of 113 young people went through the line.

The identification process generates individual completed identification kits that are given to the parent or guardian to take home for safekeeping. Nothing was kept by anyone else except for the permission form.


Gloria J. "Jeanie" Kingsbury

Gloria J. "Jeanie" Kingsbury, age 63, of Pine Island, Minn., formerly of Kadoka, S.D., died Sunday, September 25, 2011, in Pine Island, Minn.

Gloria Jean Grimes was born on October 28, 1947, in Rapid City to Lewis E. and Elsie V. (Peterson) Grimes. She grew up in Weta, attended and graduated from high school in Kadoka in 1965. She then attended South Dakota State University in Brookings, SD.

On August 26, 1967, she married John R. Kingsbury in Kadoka. They lived in several communities during their first years of marriage.


Richard W. Johnston

Richard W. Johnston, age 82 of Wall, S.D., died Wednesday, September 21, 2011, at the Good Samaritan Center in New Underwood.

Richard W. Johnston was born in the New Underwood hospital on March 1, 1929, to William and Cecil (Richards) Johnston. They lived at Dalzell, S.D., at the time then later moved to Elm Springs on property adjacent to the Johnston homestead. He attended the Linn School for all of his grade school years. In 1947, he graduated from New Underwood High School. Once he finished high school he rented the Albert Arneson place at Elm Springs.


Eunice Koester

Eunice Koester, 62 of Pierre, died Tuesday, September 27 at her home in Pierre. Visitation will be 5-7 pm Wednesday, September 28 at Isburg Funeral Chapel. Services will be at 10:00 am Thursday, September 29 at Faith Lutheran Church with burial at Riverside Cemetery

Eunice was born September 21, 1949 to Simon and Rose Elrod. She grew up in Murdo graduating from Jones County High School.

Eunice was employed at Georgia Morse Middle School. She was very proud of her job. She enjoyed decorating the 6th grader's Christmas tree and making an ornament for each student.


September 22nd

Philip squeezed out by New Underwood

The Philip Scottie football team traveled to New Underwood, Friday, September 16, to challenge the Tigers.

The first quarter saw two explosive touchdown plays. New Underwood got on the scoreboard first with a 61-yard rush. The extra point attempt failed, and the score stood at 0-6. Philip retaliated by sending Cody Reder on an 80-yard rush to the endzone. Trying a kick for the first time this season, the Scotties gained the extra point courtesy of Chaney Burns. The first quarter whistle blew on a 7-6 advantage for Philip.

The second quarter belonged to the Scotties.


Lady Scotties one-one in Wall Triangular

The Lady Scotties volleyball team traveled to Wall, Saturday,

September 17 to compete in the Wall Triangular.

The Philip varsity defeated the White River Lady Tigers 3-0.

Philip vs. White River

25-12, 25-14, 25-19

Serving: Philip - 69 of 75 (11 aces). Leaders: Josie Guptill - 11 of 12 (3 aces), Sam Johnson - 8 of 9 (3 aces), Audra Antonsen -17 of 19 (2 aces).

Receiving: Philip - 31 of 37. Leaders: Sayde Slovek - 9 of 9, Guptill - 8 of 8, Krista Wells - 6 of 8.

Setting: Philip - 85 of 95 (23 assists).


Scotties show improvement at White River's cross country Prestige Run

Kiana Knutson

The Philip Scotties were one of 10 schools competing in the White River invitational cross country meet, the Prestige Run.

With temperatures in the the high 80s, a strong northwest wind was welcomed by the runners.

The junior varsity race was run with boys and girls together.


Scotties show improvement at White River's cross country Prestige Run

Holly Iwan

The Philip Scotties were one of 10 schools competing in the White River invitational cross country meet, the Prestige Run.

With temperatures in the the high 80s, a strong northwest wind was welcomed by the runners.

The junior varsity race was run with boys and girls together.