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August 22nd

James W. “Jim” Gottsleben

James W. “Jim” Gottsleben, age 83 of Philip, S.D., died Wednesday, August 15, 2012, at the Philip Nursing Home.
James William Gottsleben was born April 14, 1929, to William and Helen (Gehan) Gottsleben in Pierre. Jim grew up ranching and lived most of his life on the Gottsleben Ranch, which was homesteaded by his grandparents in 1907.


Eleanor Harkin

Eleanor Harkin, age 93, of Interior, died Wednesday, August 15, 2012, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip.
Eleanor Louise Vifquain was born May 9, 1919, in Springview, Neb., the daughter of Elmer V. and Nellie (Kenaston) Vifquain. She grew up on a farm near Springview, and graduated from Keya Paha High School in Springview, in 1937. As a young lady she worked in Alliance, Neb., as a waitress and also worked at St. Agnes Academy.


August 21st

Blast from the Past

84 Years Ago
August 23, 1928
During the past week a fine new piece of equipment, a Light Therapy machine has been installed by Dr. Ramsey in his office. The machine is used for the removal of warts and moles and similar growths and for the treatment of rheumatism, lumbago, and injuries, by the means of heat rays. The new device already has several remarkable cures to its credit since installation.
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Blast from the Past

84 Years Ago
August 2, 1928


August 15th

Delane R. Nixon

Delane Robert Nixon was born September 25, 1948, in Philip, S.D., to Robert and Maxine (Fortune) Nixon. In 1949, the family moved to a ranch near Ridge, Mont. He attended grade school in the area at different country schools taught by his mother.


August 8th

Irene Fortune

Irene Fortune, age 94, of Philip, South Dakota , died August 7, 2012, at the Philip Nursing Home.

Irene Clements was born April 20, 1918, in Haakon County, South Dakota, the daughter of Ernest and Elfreida (Meyers) Clements. She grew up and attended rural schools in the area. During her high school years, she lived with Mrs. Senechal in Philip. She learned many things from her, including cooking and cleaning.


Maxine “Mick” O’Reilly

Maxine “Mick” O’Reilly, age 84 of Murdo, died Monday, August 6, 2012, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip.
Maxine May “Mick” Thorson was born February 11, 1928, at Philip, S.D., the daughter of Joe and Cora (Hovey) Thorson. She grew up on her parents’ farm in the Grindstone area. She graduated from Philip High School in 1945. She received her teaching certificate from Black Hills State in Spearfish and taught rural school in Haakon County for two years.


August 2nd

Bison and Reva area Emergency Medical Technicians

The two vehicle, five victim car accident at the junction of Highway 20 and 75 (Matthew’s Corner) on July 25th certainly looked real to the passing traffic as two wreckers, two ambulances and one highway patrol car all had lights flashing. Many stopped to offer their help. It seemed pretty real to the EMTs gathered for class that evening as Jody Moody, EMT and highway patrol on duty was at class and received the call for help from the sheriffs office. He instructed all staff and both ambulances to come to the scene.


Cap Man!

Cap Man. This vehicle has been covered in bottle caps. The owners of the pickup said they have collected bottle caps and friends have also contributed to the cause. They are glued on with silicone. (Bet they don’t like bottle openers.)


Sixty celebrations for 60th anniversary

by Del Bartels
Bob and Audrey Singer will be married 60 years this coming December 12. That may be notable, but how they are celebrating may be even more so. Between now and then, they will hold 60 miniature celebrations.
Their first was a triple date with two other couples at the Gem Theatre, Sunday, July 29. The very first movie that Audrey saw was “Gone With the Wind” in the Gem Theatre.