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February 4th, 2012

Billie Hancock

Billie Hancock, age 90, of Philip, S.D., died Friday, January 27, 2012, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip.
Beulah B. “Billie” Rockwell was born January 31, 1921, in Grand Junction, Iowa, the daughter of Ernest and Anna (Jackson) Rockwell. She grew up in the Bayard area where she graduated from Bayard Consolidated School in 1938.
Following graduation she came to Martin to help her sister on a ranch. There she met Dale Hancock.


Juggling anti-bullying, character building

“What bullies don’t like is ... themselves. They want to see what kind of angry bird you really are. Just be a red bird. If you do nothing, they will usually leave you alone. If not, go see the big kids, the teachers,” said Ron Anglin.
Anglin gave such advice and involved the Philip elementary students, all while he clowned around and juggled. He handled everything from yo-yos, soap bubbles, plates, clubs, bean bags to balls. He is a motivational speaker who performed during a Philip elementary assembly in the Philip gymnasium, Wednesday, January 25.


January 12th

Quinn landmark burns to the ground

Fire trucks from Wall, Interior, Philip, New Underwood, Rapid Valley and North Haines fought a structural fire in Quinn early Friday morning, January 6. The Two Bit Saloon, owned by Kevin and Jan Wenzel, burned to the ground.


January 6th

Four to one ...

Philip’s Gunner Hook (#31) was double-double-teamed by the Kougars, but to no avail. The Scotties defeated Kadoka Area 63-34.


Wall City Council meets for year end meeting

Wall City Council met on Thursday, December 29, at noon at the Wall Community Center meeting room for their special year-end meeting. Council members present were: Bill Leonard, Pete Dunker, Rick Hustead and Jerry Morgan. Finance Officer Carolynn Anderson, Chamber Executive Director Lindsey Hildebrand and Public Works Director Jeff Clark. Absent were: Mike Anderson and Mayor Dave Hahn.
Council President Hustead called the meeting to order in absence of Mayor Hahn.
Council approved the agenda for the meeting.
Second reading of Ordinance 11-14: amend the banner ordinance was approved.


Haakon County Commission districts realigned

Some Haakon County residents will be heading to the polls in new locations as the Haakon County Commission outlined new districts last Tuesday, December 27.
Every 10 years, following the U. S. Census, states, counties and cities have to adjust their voting districts and precincts if the population has shifted. Each area must reflect as equal of a representation as possible, below a 10 percent deviation from the ideal for total population and for total voting age population. The ideal is each district being the same number of residents.


December 29th, 2011

WBA Chamber of Commerce shopping spree winners

Winners of the $250 Shopping Spree sponsored by the Wall Badlands Area Chamber of Commerce shopped on Monday, December 19. Shopping carts were flying down aisles and food items were filling the carts as 60 seconds ticked down on the clock. Marsa Walker was the first to fill her cart with $211.03 of groceries while Stacy Schulz threw $217.42 in to her cart. Judy Papousek and Larry Eisenbraun donated their shopping spree to the County Cupboard Food Pantry. Pictured from left to right ... Judy Papousek, Marsa Walker, Stacy Schulz and Larry Eisenbraun.


PHSI installs permanent DEXA scanner

The radiology department of Philip Health Services Inc. has had a Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) scanner installed.
This is a specialized device for detecting bone density, and the onset of osteopenia and osteoporosis. PHSI used to offer this service through a mobile unit, but the mobile unit service out of Rapid City was discontinued and disbanded in early 2011. PHSI has now purchased the same equipment that was used before, and that machinery has been installed for regular use in Philip.


December 8th

Parade of trees

The Haakon County Courthouse in Philip is once again hosting a Christmas Parade of Trees. The public is invited to view the trees and decorations on all four floors of the courthouse, during regular business hours. Picture here is the Milesville School students, back row, from left: Carson Hamill, John Piroutek, Carlee Fitzgerald, Misti Berry, Sarah Parsons and Anna Piroutek. Second row: Colby Fitch, Autumn Parsons, Mark Stangle and Riggin Anders. Front: Dylan Packard, Keenan Parsons, Kamri Parsons and Wade Piroutek. Not pictured: Wyatt Piroutek.


December 2nd

Glo’n Go parade of lights ...

The annual Go 'N Glo Parade, sponsored by the Philip Volunteer Fire Department, was held in downtown Philip, Saturday, November 26, the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Parade line-up began at 5:45 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, and the parade began at 6:30 p.m. The entries were announced this year by Mike Seagar and Lee Ann Knutson. West Central Electric turned off the Philip street lights before the parade. The moving line of lights from the different floats could be seen for blocks. The fire truck seen above has been restored, complete with equipment, by Curt Arthur and Greg Arthur.