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November 16th

Blast from the Past

85 Years Ago

November 17, 1927

Miss Opal Root, who conducted classes and gave private instruction in voice and piano here last winter, has returned from Chicago where she studied under the direction of Professor Witherspoon and is again prepared to accept students. Miss Root has had three and one-half years of study at Yankton College in voice and piano and further fitted herself for this work by taking a course under Professor Witherspoon.

Local News ... Dr. Ramsey was called to the Solan Brooks home Tuesday to see Mr.


Grindstone News

I was sorry to hear that Bill Janklow has an incurable brain cancer. He had an announcement on TV for the public to let them know and to ask for complete privacy during this time for his family and himself. I don't know how other felt about Bill, I for one think that he was a good governor and that he did a lot for South Dakota. I learned a lot from him. I sat on his advisory and task force boards and he was always thinking of ways to better our state. He was a great force in transportation and especially for buses for the elderly and handicapped.


Moenville News

Greetings from breezy, cooler northeast Haakon County. The weather here has been so wonderful, but it sounds like we may see our first snow of the season this weekend. I am just thankful the snow has held off this long - hopefully it will mean that our winter will be shorter this year.

Last weekend was opening weekend of the West River deer season, so there was a lot of activity in the community. Saturday, I spent most of the day working on projects in the house, just in case some stray bullets came flying through the yard.


Betwixt Places News

Just when you know the answers, they change the questions! At least that seems to apply to these darned log in names and passwords. I much prefer the use of the old ways of doing business but have resigned to using a few accounts online. Well, Sunday when it would benefit me to log in and do some business, things went from bad to worse. I managed to get the log in numbers right the first time, when I entered the password it must not have been the one they made me change it to (an every six month event) then here came a new question - what was the color of your FIRST car?


Hit & Miss ... Philip Social News

Pioneer Review Correspondent Vivian Hansen

Elderly Meals

Thursday Nov. 17: Chipolte Lime Tilapia, Baby Bakers, Cauliflower Au Gratin, Roll, Banana.

Friday, Nov. 18: Beef Tips Dijon, Mashed Potatoes, Cheesy Beans, Roll, Cran-apple Delight.

Monday, Nov. 21: Chicken Cordon Bleu, Wild Rice, Prince Edward Veggies, Roll, Fruit Parfait. Tuesday, Nov. 22: Steak and Grilled Onions, Roasted Potatoes, Peas and Carrots, Roll, Fruit, Pudding.

Wednesday, Nov.


Milesville News

The Milesville Rangers 4-H Club met Saturday, October 29, 2011, at the Milesville Hall with four members present. Since this was the first meeting of the 4-H year, we set club goals and elected officers: president, Rachel Parsons, vice president, Ben Stangle, secretary, Mark Stangle, treasurer, Grace Pekron, and reporter, Sarah Parsons. Our next meeting will be November 10.

The Milesville Rangers 4-H Club met Thursday, November 10, 2011, at 7:00 p.m. at the Milesville Hall.


Midland News



It's Monday and it's cloudy at the moment and the wind is blowing but...we don't have that white stuff yet! Sounds like we may get some moisture later in the week! We could use some moisture before the ground freezes but just between you and me I prefer rain to snow at this point. And haven't we had some beautiful nights with that full moon making a most picturesque photo. I do enjoy those evenings when the sky is full of stars and there is a full moon. God does paint an awesome picture of natural beauty!


November 11th

County to use collection agency to obtain monies

At their November 1 meeting the Haakon County Board of Commissioners approved a request by the county auditor to use a collection agency to obtain outstanding monies owed to the county.

Auditor Patsy Freeman submitted a request to use the Credit Collections Bureau to collect decades of outstanding fines, court costs and attorney fees that have not been collected by Haakon County. She told the board that the agency would take 35 percent of all collections with no other charges to the county for their services. "We've tried to keep up with it and we can't," said Freeman.


Philip Livestock Auction increases capacity

Expansion project complete ... Three new feedlot areas now exist alongside the Philip Livestock Auction sales barn area. The gravel roads, concrete berms, electricity and water are all put in and being used. The sale barn will continue to use its temporary holding capacity of 8,000 head, while the feedlots will increase that capacity by approximately 2,000 head, possibly year round.

The Philip Livestock Auction has expanded its livestock holding capability to approximately 2,000 head in its feedlot area, while allowing its barn area capability to still hold 8,000 head.

The construction aspect of the expansion project began around the middle of August, 2010. A gravel road running north and south was put in just north of the original cattle pens. That road was completed the middle of October. Three feed bunks were then put in, one to the west of the road and two east of the road.


Knutson sings at Midwest Regional Finals

“It’s been a fun ride.” ... Kianna Knutson, shown far right among some other contestants, did not win the Midwest Regional Finals talent contest in Wisconsin. She did have a great time. “The audience really got a good taste of how a country showdown is supposed to be,” said Knutson.

After earning her way through local and district talent contests, Kianna Knutson, Philip, represented South and North Dakota when she competed in the Midwest Regional Finals at the Menominee Casino in Keshena, Wis., Saturday, November 5.

Knutson competed against seven other acts to determine who would proceed on to the national competition in Nashville. Each regional act had seven minutes on stage. Of the eight acts, two were duets, one duet being brothers, while the rest were individual performers. Three musicians were 17 years old.