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Assemblies and free "Chye" concert for area students and rest of public

Students from Philip and Kadoka high schools are invited to join their peers at the Wall High School for a free presentation and a free concert, Wednesday, September 14.

The Todd Becker Foundation, created following the death of 18-year-old high school student, Todd Becker, in the spring of 2005, will share their "Where is your life headed?" presentation.

The day's events will include an assembly for grades 9-12 starting at 1:15. Then, at 7:00 p.m., another assembly that includes a live concert is open to students and the rest of the public.


Last school board meeting before classes

The Haakon School District 27-1 Board of Education's meeting Monday, August 15, was the last meeting before classes are to begin August 24.

Four open enrollment requests were approved. According to Superintendent Keven Morehart, these students are "coming this way" from out of the Haakon School District. Because of contacts and inquiries to school administration and board members, it is anticipated that a total of approximately a dozen students will apply for open enrollment before classes begin.


Early a.m. break-in at Zeeb Pharmacy

During the early morning hours of Monday, August 15, the front door of Zeeb Pharmacy on Center Avenue, Philip, was shattered.

A passerby noticed the damage and phoned 911. The Winner dispatch contacted the Philip City Police at approximately 5:15 a.m., and Philip Police Officer David Butler was first on the scene. He contacted the South Dakota Department of Criminal Investigation, cordoned off the scene with a "Police Line: Do Not Cross" tape, and began collecting evidence at the scene.

At approximately 9:00 a.m. DCI detective Pat West arrived.


Boyd Parsons, Sr.

Boyd Parsons, Sr., age 81 of Rapid City, South Dakota, died Tuesday, August 16, 2011, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip.

Boyd Leroy Parsons was born March 4, 1930, in Milesville, South Dakota, the son of Bill and Helen (Elshere) Parsons. He was raised in Milesville and graduated from Philip High School in 1949. He was drafted into the United States Army in 1953 and had an honorable discharge in 1955.

Boyd married Joanne Hanrahan March 13th, 1953, and to this union were born three children, Boyd, Jr., Sheryl and Byron.


Catherine A. "Cathy" Morrison

Catherine A. "Cathy" Morrison, age 55 of Interior, South Dakota, died Thursday, August 18, 2011, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip.

Catherine Anne Scott was born on May 31, 1956 to Marion and Mary (McClure) Scott in Gillette, Wyoming. She grew up on a ranch 20 miles north of Gillette with three sisters, Marilyn, Debbie and Cindy. She completed all 13 years of school in the Campbell County area.

Cathy married Dave Morrison on March 17, 1978 in Gillette, and together they raised three kids, Tammy, Nate and Nick.


Gordon R. Pederson

Gordon R. Pederson, age 84 of Wall, South Dakota, died Saturday, August 20, 2011, at the VA Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Gordon Roy Pederson was born August 8, 1927, in Gayville, South Dakota, the son of Roy E. and Gladys (Masker) Pederson. He attended school in Rapid City, graduating from the Rapid City School System .

He was drafted into the Army for WWII serving from 1945 - 1947. He then attended Yankton College until 1950, when he was recalled in the Army as a Staff Sergeant in 1950 for the Korean Conflict.


Marjorie Pellerzi

Marjorie Pellerzi, 86, of Pierre, died Saturday, August 13, 2011, at Golden Living in Pierre.

Marjorie was born on March 9, 1925, to Harry and Maude (Waddell) Newby. She grew up on her parents' ranch located seven miles northwest of Four Corners. She went to high school in Pierre. On October 9, 1944, she married Francis John Pellerzi in Cumberland, Md. They moved to Pierre in 1945 where they made their home and raised three children.

Marjorie retired after 30 plus years of service from the S.D. Game Fish and Parks department.


Dwayne "Sonny" Newman

Dwayne "Sonny" Newman, age 73 of Philip, died Saturday, August 13, 2011, at his home west of Philip.

Dwayne Eugene Newman, better known as "Sonny" to his family and friends, was born September 12, 1937, on his parents' homestead eight miles west of Philip, the son of Harry and June Elizabeth (Carstensen) Newman.

He grew up on the homestead and attended grade school in Philip for two years before attending grade school in Quinn for one year, then returning back to Philip, where he graduated from Philip High School in 1956.


Leo Stangle

Leo Stangle, age 70, of Scenic, S.D., died Saturday, August 13, 2011, at the Rapid City Regional Hospital.

Leo Albert Stangle was born November 24, 1940, in New Underwood, the son of Frank and Delphine (Jobgen) Stangle. At the age of one, the family moved from Creston to Folsom where he started school. He later went to school at Scenic before he attended high school in New Underwood, graduating in 1959. After graduation, he attended Black Hills State College.


Blanche P. Parsons

Blanche P. Parsons, age 90, of Rapid City, S.D., formerly of Philip, died Sunday, August 14, 2011, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip.

Blanche Patricia King was born March 17, 1921, in Pierre, the daughter of William A. and Lena (Erickson) King, of Milesville. She grew up on a farm-ranch east of Milesville. Blanche attended rural school, of which five years of school was held in her father's living room. She attended Philip High School graduating in 1938.