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September 20th

Alice Marie Carr

Alice Marie Carr, age 92 of Philip, S.D., died Tuesday, September 20, 2011, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip.

Alice Marie Knutson was born May 6, 1919, on a ranch in the Grindstone area, northwest of Philip, the daughter of Anton L. and Olga M. (Tungland) Knutson. She grew up in the Grindstone community where she received her elementary education at the Alfalfa Valley Rural School prior to graduating from Pierre High School.

As a young lady she worked in Philip in the abstract office and in an attorney's office for a couple years.


Lily Kruse

Lily Kruse, age 97, of Philip, S.D., formerly of Interior, died Wednesday, September 14, 2011, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip.

Lily Pearl Hanson was born July 13, 1914, the sixth of seven children born to Olaf Krum and Petrina (Olson) Hanson, on her parents' homestead on Ash Creek near Dowling. She grew up in the Dowling area attending the Hanson Rural School before attending Philip High School, graduating in 1931. She then obtained her teacher's certificate and taught two years of rural school at Pedro and Seven Springs.


September 15th

Lady Scotties take 4th in Philip Tourney

The Philip Lady Scotties held their annual Philip Volleyball Tournament, Saturday, September 10.

First, the eight teams competed in two pools of four teams each. Philip came out of three preliminary matches with a win over Jones County, a win over Lead/Deadwood and a loss to Harding County. Then in the championship bracket, the Lady Scotties lost to Belle Fourche and to Colome to come away with fourth place in the tournament.

Belle Fourche took first place, Harding County - second, Colome - third.


Lady Scotties host Lyman and Stanley County

The Philip Lady Scotties hosted the Lyman Raiders and the Stanley County Lady Buffaloes, Thursday, September 8.

Philip fell to Lyman 3-0, with game scores of 22-25, 21-25 and 26-28.

Serving: Philip - 55 of 69 (12 aces). Leaders: Sayde Slovek - 14 of 15 (1 ace), Sam Johnson - 4 of 6 (3 aces), Josie Guptill - 8 of 8 (1 ace.

Receiving: Philip - 67 of 74. Leaders: Krista Wells - 25 of 27, Slovek - 19 of 22, Guptill - 12 of 13.

Setting: Philip - 96 of 104 (18 assists).


Volleyball season 3-0 with win over Jones Co.

The Lady Scotties won their second match of the season, in front of a hometown audience, with a 3-0 sweep over the Jones County Lady Coyotes, Tuesday, September 6.

The varsity game scores were 25-14, 25-16 an 25-23.

Serving: Philip - 64 of 76 (13 aces). Leaders: Josie Guptill - 20 of 20 (8 aces), Sayde Slovek - 12 of 14 (1 ace), Katlin Knutson - 8 of 11 (1 ace). Jones County - 47 of 60 (5 aces)

Receiving: Philip - 33 of 39. Leaders: Krista Wells - 12 of 13, Slovek - 13 of 15, Guptill - 6 of 9.

Setting: Philip - 85 of 87 (15 assists).


Scotties race in Pierre cross country meet

Philip boys' cross country team. photo courtesy of Tim Huether, Bennett County Booster

Change can be difficult, as the Scotties found out at a relocated Pierre Invitational Cross Country Meet, Thursday, September 8.

Due to flooding, this race was held on a park adjacent to the Heritage Museum in Pierre. A smaller area meant running three loops around a low-lying marsh, combined with heat, but you must race the competition not the course - a task that many took very well.

Junior varsity girls ran 4,000 meters. Eighth grader Ellie Coyle's strategy was to go out with the lead group and let them dictate the early pace.


Philip Scotties fall to White River Tigers

Blocked extra point kick attempt ... Several Scotties were storming in, but Cassidy Schnabel (#27) was the Philip player who blocked this kick.

The Philip Scotties hosted the White River Tigers, Friday, September 9, for Philip's Homecoming game as well as for Philip's parents' recognition night.

The Scotties received the first kickoff. Their possession lasted up to 10:18 on the clock and up to the 50-yard line on the field, when a fumble was recovered by White River. Within minutes, in retribution, Philip forced a White River fumble, but on the Scotties' own 11-yard line.


Golden West 59th annual meeting highlights to include meal, prizes, voting and entertainment

Golden West Telecommunications Cooperative members will be able to vote in three board member contests at the cooperative's 59th annual meeting Saturday, September 24, in Wall.

All members who attend will receive a free noon meal, a chance to win a $500 grand prize and a registration gift. In addition, the Shrine of Democracy Chorus of Rapid City will entertain attendees with their barbershop harmony.

This year, three of Golden West's 15 board seats are up for election.


City council - budget and redistricting

The Philip City Council meeting Tuesday, September 6, began by approving payment of pending bills which totaled $154,471.46. This included salaries and benefits of $36,611.01. It also included a pay requisition of $53,308 for the geo-thermal project, which is being done by Philip Health Services, Inc.


Snook state finalist for math instructors

Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching ... Philip’s Deb Snook has won one of the three berths and is in the running for top math instructor in the state of South Dakota. Secondary Principal Jeff Rieckman nominated her. “The award process is a very long an rigorous one,” said Snook. The PAEMST is the highest recognition that a kindergarten through 12th grade mathematics or science teacher may receive.

Deb Snook, mathematics and physics instructor at Philip High School, is one of three state finalists for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST).

The three state finalists will give presentations at the South Dakota State Conference for Science and Mathematics Teachers, February 2-4, 2012, in Huron. They will be guests of honor at the conference's banquet and will receive certificates and plaques.