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May 23rd, 2012

Robert J. “Bob” Schnyder, Jr.

Robert John “Bob” Schnyder, Jr., the husband for nearly 48 years of former Philip resident, Alice Janet Minard, has died in California. He was 87.
Born January 8, 1925, in New Orleans, La., Bob grew up loving all kinds of sporting contests and would hop on his bike and ride around his area of the city until he found a game to play in. He became a student of many sports; and his enthusiasm, dedication, and natural athletic ability led to his winning awards and championships as a player in high school and college, and later, as a coach.


Peggy Benne

Peggy Benne, age 84, of Rapid City, S.D., formerly of Wall, died Wednesday, May 16, 2012, at her home in Rapid City.
Peggy Johnson was born May 12, 1928, in New Underwood, the daughter of Sam and Lila (Packman) Johnson. She was raised in Wall and graduated from Wall High School in 1946. She then went on to Black Hills Teacher’s College and got her teaching certificate.


Morris E. Sandal

Morris Earl Sandal, age 82, of Rapid City was born January 22, 1930 in Pierre to Arthur and Mildred (Wilsbacher) Sandal. He grew up on the family farm in rural Hayes and attended Midland High School. He later lived in Sturgis where he raised a family. He was employed for 35 years with the State of South Dakota, with over twenty years as an inspector with the SD Public Utilities Commission. Upon his retirement in Rapid City, Morris became an avid golfer, playing with the Senior Men's League.


May 16th

Doris Sherburne

Services for Doris Sherburne, Gillette, Wyo., formerly of Kadoka, S.D., were held May 16, 2012, at the First Presbyterian Church in Gillette with Pastor Joel Wright officiating.
Interment followed at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis.
Mrs. Sherburne, age 92, passed away at the Pioneer Manor on Sunday, May 13, 2012.


Ora Kieffer

Ora Kieffer, age 95, of Midland, S.D., died Sunday, May 13, 2012, at the Philip Nursing Home.


Exotic animals visit Philip Elementary

Starting out with a somewhat local representative of exotic animals, Kevin Vogel set a live skunk on a table, which squirted the audience.
Yes, the table squirted the audience; through a trick pressurized tank of water hidden underneath. Vogel continued to keep the attention of the Philip elementary students through humor, living exhibits and a running lecture on the importance of these animals to the earth and to humans.


Kadoka School Board accepts eight resignations, considers new bus

The Kadoka Area School Board held their regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, May 9, with all members in attendance.
Minutes from the April 11 and 16 meetings, financial statement, bills and agenda were approved as presented.
Superintendent Jamie Hermann reported that the Indian Ed application had been completed and submitted. Plans for the requested funds will be used for a bus monitor, education aide, transportation costs for student to attend tutoring sessions on Fridays, a camera for the bus and possibly second servings at lunch.


May 9th

Richard LeRoy “Gator” Willuweit

Richard LeRoy "Gator" Willuweit, 64, of Sturgis, went to be with his Lord on Tuesday, May 1, 2012, at Fort Meade VA Medical Center after a lengthy illness.
Richard was born December 14, 1947, in Philip, SD, to Christian and Marjorie (Guethlein) Willuweit. The first couple of years, the family lived west of Philip before moving to Quinn, SD, and finally settled in Wall, SD, in 1956. He started his education at Wall Public School where he went through all twelve grades graduating in 1966 with a perfect attendance, an honor that earned him a plaque that he always pointed at with pride.


Graduating class of Drug Abuse Resistance Education program

The Wall Elementary fifth grade class received certificates, pins and red t-shirts on Wednesday, May 2, when they graduated from the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program. Deputy Rick McPherson instructor for the program, Deputy Darren Ginn and Game Warden Jamin Hartland shook hands and congratulated students as they came forward to receive their awards.