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Lady Scotties defeat Kadoka Kougars 3-1 in volleyball action

The Philip High School Scotties volleyball team traveled to Kadoka, Thursday, September 1, for their first match of the 2011 season. They defeated the Kadoka Area Kougars 3-1.

The Lady Scotties varsity team won their match with scores of 25-13, 25-15, 17-25 and 25-23. According to coach Kim Bouman, the team is a young one, with 14 freshmen players out of a total of 24.


Scotties fall to Jones Co., 20-0

Blockers and runners ... Jade Berry (#43) got in early season blocking practice as teammate Cody Reder got in some rushing experience during the opening game against Jones County, September 2.

The Philip High School Scotties football team competed in its first game of the 2011 season, Friday, September 2. Before a home crowd, their first test ended as a defeat by the Jones County Coyotes 0-20.

The Coyotes kicked off the game with a short wobbler that put the Scotties mid-field. Philip began a charge that entailed three first-downs, but were stopped at their one-foot line with loss of possession. Jones County's return charge was stymied, and ended with a punt. Philip came back to the two-foot mark, but first-game fouls pushed them back.


Scotties at Faith's cross country meet

Solid start ... The beginning of the girls’ junior varsity run.

The Philip Scotties were back in action at the Ryan Day Memorial Cross Country Meet at Durkee Lade, south of Faith, Friday, September 2.

Though the season is young, ending week 2 of the season, these smaller local meets give us a good sense of how the Scotties stack up with our conference and regional competition.

With lake side temps in the 60s and a light southerly breeze, the day's conditions helped bring out quality performances from many of the day's competitors.

The first races of the day were elementary one-mile runs for boys and girls, grades one through six.


Fatal ATV crash south of Philip

According to the South Dakoka Highway Patrol report, a 2009 Honda all terrain vehicle, driven by Irvel N. Morford, age 71, Philip, was traveling northbound on South Dakota Highway 73 just south of Philip, at 4:00 p.m., Friday, September 2, 2011.

Two deer entered the roadway and one of the deer struck Morford, who was thrown from the ATV. Morford was not wearing a helmet. He was transported to the Philip hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.


Clayton W. Nelson

Clayton W. Nelson, Pierre, passed away peacefully on August 6, 2011, after a long, courageous battle with leukemia, at the age of 86.

He was born December 26, 1924, on his grandfather's ranch near Midland, S.D., in a partial log house. Clayton was the son of Oliver and Edrie (Faubel) Nelson.

He attended Pleasant View #63 until he completed the eighth grade, and then went on to Midland High School where he graduated in 1943.

Clayton was drafted into the U.S. Navy on October 23, 1943, in Philip.


Noel F. Judd

Noel F. Judd, age 72 of Wall, S.D., died Friday, September 2, 2011, at his home in Wall.

Noel F. Judd was born on October 21, 1938, at Murdo, the son of Edward J. and Dorothy (Herbaugh) Judd.

He graduated from Murdo High School in 1957. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1959-1965. After his honorable discharge, he went to St. Louis and worked for Boeing and then moved to North Carolina and worked there for many years before returning to South Dakota. He then moved to Arizona and worked for Alcoa until an injury forced him to retire.


Irvel N. "Irv" Morford

Irvel Neil "Irv" Morford, age 71 of Philip, S.D., died Friday, September 2, 2011, as a result of an accident near Philip.

Irvel Neil Morford was born on January 28, 1940, in Highmore to Newton and Dorothy (Reisner) Morford. He grew up on the family farm north of Highmore and attended rural school in Washington Township, having the same male teacher all eight years of grade school. He attended Highmore High School, graduating in 1958. In 1959, he moved to Pierre and worked for Al's Construction, driving truck and delivering ready-mix concrete.


Ted Kunz

Ted Kunz, age 76 of Sioux Falls, formerly of Philip, died Friday, September 2, 2011, at the Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls.

Ted K. Kunz was born May 31, 1935, on the family farm near Strasburg, N.D., the son of Andrew and Lizzie (Klingman) Kunz. He grew up on the family farm and received his education at Pollock, graduating from Pollock High School in 1952. After graduation, he attended Northern State College in Aberdeen for two years and received his teaching certificate. He returned to Pollock and taught elementary school for one year. In 1955, Ted entered the U.S.


Brian J. Fedderson

Brian J. Feddersen, age 23 of Murdo, S.D., died Tuesday, August 30, 2011, at his home in Murdo.

Brian James Feddersen was born January 14, 1988, in Pierre.

Brian, son of Milton and Judy (Krueger) Feddersen, spent most of his life in Murdo where he attended Jones County School. Growing up, Brian enjoyed spending time with his family outdoors fishing because it gave him time to explore.

As Brian began to start high school he fell in love with the sport of football as you could tell by the heart he displayed on the field.


Closing Milesville Post Office? USPS/town meeting September 14

To discuss the plans to possibly close the Milesville Post Office, an meeting has been scheduled by United States Postal Service (USPS) officials. The open meeting is set for 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 14, at the Milesville Hall.

USPS representatives will be present to discuss with community members the need for the Milesville Post Office. All persons who are concerned about the services provided by the Milesville Post Office are encouraged to attend.