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June 11th, 2014

Leslie Handcock__________________________________

Leslie Handcock, age 88, of Rapid City, S.D., formerly of Long Valley, died June 8, 2014, at the Rapid City Regional Hospital.
Leslie Howard Handcock was born on April 17, 1926, in a farmhouse near Vermillion, the son of Maurice and Mae (Severson) Handcock.
He moved with his parents and brother, Donald, to Long Valley in March of 1927. By the time he was 10 years old he had started his lifelong career of farming and ranching. He continued to drive a tractor for over 70 years. Leslie enjoyed hunting, fishing, trapping, playing baseball and square dancing.


Clark Morrison___________________________________

Clark Morrison, age 85, of Philip, S.D., died Friday, June 7, 2014, at his home in Philip
Clark E. Morrison was born July 9, 1928, in Philip, the son of Guy and Ethel (DeLand) Morrison. He grew up on a farm 22 miles northwest of Philip and attended Elbon Rural School in that area. He later attended Philip High School, graduating in 1946. As a young man he farmed and ranched with his parents.


Norman H. Sebade_________________________________________________

Norman Henry Sebade, 95, of Tacoma, Wa., passed away Sunday, May 25, 2014.
Norman was born in Wall, S.D. In 1938, he married his high school sweetheart, Doris Crown. They were devoted to each other and their family.
Norman was a decorated Navy veteran of WWII. For most of his career he was superintendent for a large local construction company that built thousands of homes and apartments throughout the region. He also enjoyed passing on his vast knowledge by teaching carpentry for many years at Tacoma Vocation School.


June 4th

Dr. Williams R. Stone, Jr.__________________________

Williams R. “Bill” Stone, Jr., age 70, died on May 28, 2014, at the hospital hospice in Lincoln, Neb., with his wife Louise by his side. He died of lung failure.
Bill was born at Philip, S.D., on October 9, 1943. He was the first of five children born to Bill and Sylvia (Davis) Stone. He attended grade school in Rapid City and graduated from high school in Wall in 1961.


Anthony Venjohn_________________________________

Tony Venjohn, 37, of Piedmont, S.D., passed away May 25, 2014, in Piedmont due to a four-wheeler accident.
Tony was born April 7, 1977, in Miller, S.D., to Duke and Peg Venjohn. He attended St. Liborius Catholic School in Polo, S.D., and graduated high school from Miller. Tony attended Lake Area Technical Institute in Watertown, S.D., for a carpentry and civil engineering degree. He then moved to the Black Hills and took a job with the Department of Transportation in Rapid City.


Kenneth Vollmer__________________________________

Kenneth Robert “Kenny” Vollmer was born January 17, 1943, in Murdo, S.D., the son of Robert and Velma (Leek) Vollmer. He grew up in the Stamford area and attended Big White School in Mellette County. He later attended Jones County High School in Murdo, graduating in 1962.


May 28th

Jerry Evers_____________________________

Jerry L. Evers, 66, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, died Saturday, May 24, 2014 at Mercy Medical Center following a long illness. Services will be held Friday, May 30 at Teahen Funeral Home in Cedar Rapids by Rev. Dr. Kay Slocum. Graveside services will be held on Saturday at Stanton Cemetery in Stanton, Nebraska. Friends may visit with the family on Thursday from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the funeral home and also after 9 a.m. Friday before the service.


Marvin Williams______________________

Marvin Williams, 92, of White River, S.D., passed away on Monday, May 19, 2014 at the Winner Regional Long Term Care Facility in Winner, S.D. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at the United Methodist Church in White River. Burial followed in the White River Cemetery. Visitation was held on Tuesday, May 27, 2014, at the Mason Funeral Home in Winner.
Marvin Terrance Williams was born in a sod house near Kepa-Paha, South Dakota to Orilla and Ernest Williams. He grew up around the Winner area with his 11 brothers and sisters.


Murdo in May brings cars, visitors

Murdo in May held a car show Friday, May 23. There were many different kinds of cars that lined Main Street. There were also vendor booths. Subscribe to online edition for more photos!


Memorial Day services in Philip

Roll call of the dead was given. One poppy for each name called was placed on the grave. Flags drifted a bit in the light breeze. Soldiers, civilians, men, women, children – all stood in reverence to the long list of names slowly called. Memorial Day services began at the Philip Masonic Cemetery, and concluded at the American Legion Hall. The Color Guard, invocation, 21-gun salute, speakers Roger Porch and Lester Pearson, and the patriotic music were all simply extensions of the sobering “Taps” played by the graveside.