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October 6th

Philip Lady Scotties win over Lemmon Cowgirls 3-1

The Philip Lady Scotties traveled to Lemmon, Thursday, September 29, to challenge the Cowgirls.

After trading one game each of fairly easy wins, Philip then claimed the next two games, taking both with overtime scores. The final score was 3-1, with games of 25-15, 11-25, 27-25 and 26-24.

Serving: Philip - 75 of 87 (12 aces). Leaders: Sam Johnson - 11 of 12 (3 aces), Sayde Slovek - 14 of 14 (2 aces), Jordyn Dekker - 10 of 12 (2 aces).

Receiving: Philip - 61 of 79.


Philip volleyball team loses to Dupree

The Philip Lady Scotties hosted the Dupree Lady Tigers, Saturday, October 1.

Philip lost the varsity match 1-3. Though the first game went to the Tigers 19-25, the Scotties came back to take the second game 25-17. The third game put Philip in a defensive position when Dupree took it 19-25 and had a 2-1 lead in the match. The fourth game looked like a possible tie-maker for the Scotties, but overtime play proved it to be a 26-28 win for the Tigers. Philip currently holds an 11-8 season record.

Serving: Philip - 79 of 90 (12 aces).


Scotties outscored by Buffaloes

The Philip Scotties versus the Stanley County Buffaloes football game Friday, September 30, started fast.

Before the first five minutes ticked off of the clock, Stanley County scored on a 34-yard rush. A successful two-point conversion put the scoreboard at 0-8. Philip retaliated by giving the ball to Cody Reder who went in for a 23-yard touchdown. Philip's Cassidy Schnabel carried in the conversion and the score was tied. The Buffaloes then broke through the Scotties line to go 83 yards for another touchdown.


Letters to the Editor:

Dear Editor,

I would like to respond to Bill Kunkle's guest editorial in which he praised Obama's vague religious beliefs.

I am glad to know which political candidates are Christian, pro-life and born in the United States of America. If a politician is evasive about answering questions on moral issues, I feel he is trying to hide his core values. and hopes to fool most of us until he gets elected.

As the saying goes, you can fool most of the people some of the time. And if it happens on election day, you achieve great rewards.


More 'er Les

The Philip City Council voted Monday evening to supply the Philip Matched Bronc Ride with $1,500 of support for the 2012 Philip Invitational Matched Bronc Ride. The event started with $2,500 each year to help promote the event, then was cut back to $2,000, then to $1,500 for 2012 with talk of cutting back to zero.

The history behind this event started with a few people kicking the dirt, trying to come up with some ideas on how we can utilize the arena here in Philip.


Philip city council finalizes 2012 budget

The Philip City Council meeting Monday, October 3, began with the council first approving the payment of pending bills, which totaled $187,458.41. This included salaries and benefits of $31,674.24.

In old business, no future compliance responsibility is required with the Land and Water Conservation funds that were used for the Lake Waggoner bathhouse project.

The council then established the city's amount to be appropriated for the advertising of the 2012 Matched Bronc Ride. That amount is $1,500.


Fatal helicopter crash south of Philip

Limited evidence ... Timothy LeBaron led the team investigating a fatal helicopter crash, October 1, south of Philip. His report involves “man, machine, environment,” he said. He added, “The wreckage pattern was consistant with an in-flight break-up.” Note that the wreckage no longer contains seats, much of the helicopter body or anything else that could have been destroyed in the crash and fire. The tail fins are in the far background.

by Del Bartels

At approximately 1:00 p.m., Saturday, October 1, a Robinson R-66 helicopter crashed south of Philip.

The pilot, 64-year-old James Hladkey, Gillette, Wyo., was the only person on board during the fatal crash. Hladky was the president of Cyclone Drilling Inc. He was flying from Gillette to visit a friend in Winner.

The helicopter was flying from west to east when it crashed on land owned by Gene and Sheryl Michael. The thick, black smoke mushrooming upward could be seen from Philip.


October 3rd

Wayne T. Riggins

Wayne T. Riggins, age 90 of Wanblee, South Dakota, died Wednesday, September 28, 2011, at his home near Wanblee.

Wayne was born January 29, 1921, in Kinsley, Iowa, the son of Floyd "Pop" and Marie (Dugan) Riggins. In 1932, at the age of 11, the family moved to the Garner place on Bear Creek in Washabaugh County, South Dakota. Wayne attended Garner School through the eighth grade. In May 2005, he was honored at Kadoka High School's commencement ceremony as a veteran and was presented with an honorary high school diploma.


William G. "Bill" O'Connor

William G. "Bill" O'Connor, age 69 of Philip, South Dakota, died Wednesday, September 28, 2011, at his home east of Philip.

William G. O'Connor, better known as Bill to his family and friends, was born November 19, 1941, in Pierre, South Dakota, the son of James Francis and Catherine Anna (Murphy) O'Connor. He grew up on a ranch northeast of Philip, graduating from Philip High School.

Bill was united in marriage to Sandra Odom in 1971. They farmed and ranched east of Philip all their married life.


Donna E. Hansen

Donna E. Hansen, age 71, of Philip, South Dakota, died Thursday, September 29, 2011, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip, after a courageous battle with cancer, surrounded by her family.

Donna E. Waldron was born November 22, 1939, in Presho, South Dakota, the daughter of Jess and Mabel (Harmon) Waldron. She grew up in Presho before the family moved to the White Thunder Ranch on the Cheyenne River in 1949. Donna attended rural school in that area before attending Philip High School, graduating in 1957.