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September 20th

Lois Shearn turns centurion

by Price Shearn
My mom, Lois Shearn, who currently resides at the Philip Nursing Home, is celebrating her 100th birthday on Sept. 22, and what a 100 years it has been for her.

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Scotties ride herd on Buffaloes

Even with teammate Jace Giannonatti trying to ride herd, Philip’s Jacob Kammerer was overrun by Buffaloes.

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Fertilizer facility complete

Tours wound their way through the truck loading bay, up to the window-
lined operations office, much further up to the top to the buildinglength
conveyer belt (shown), and back down to the huge storage bays.

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September 18th

September is Honey Month in South Dakota

Governor Dennis Daugaard proclaimed September as Honey Month in South Dakota, saying, “South Dakota ranks in the top five honey producing states. The state has 225 beekeepers who maintain 324,000 colonies. Last year, over 14 million pounds of honey were produced in South Dakota with a value of over 30 million.
While actively foraging for pollen and nectar, honey bees contribute significantly to the pollination of our food supply and play a vital role in maintaining productive farms, forests and grasslands”.


August 5th

James E. Carr, Jr._______________

James E. Carr, Jr., 74, went home July 6, 2014, in Pueblo, Colo.
He was born February 8, 1940, in Rapid City, S.D. He lived in Philip until graduating from high school.
James was an avid NASCAR fan and avid reader. James would read a variety of novels. He was always happy, had a great smile and a contagious laugh.
Jim is survived by his wife, Deanna; stepchildren, Bryon Mobley, Tammy Bobo, Scott Kemph and Brad Kemph; his sister, Connie Lee; one niece; and two nephews.
He was preceded in death were his parents, Jim and Iola Carr; and a brother-in-law, William Lee.


Jerri LeRaye (Cordes) Howard_______

Jerri L. Howard, 31, passed away on Saturday, July 26, 2014.
Jerri was born August 10, 1982, in Pierre, S.D., the daughter of Cathy L. (Hanrahan) Erdmann.
Her elementary years were at Pierre and Haakon County schools. Jerri's young teen and high school years were in Rapid City at St. Thomas More, graduating in 2000. She also attended South Dakota State University in Brookings.
Jerri spent many years working in the banking/finance industry, where her contagious smile and knack for numbers made her a valuable employee.


Philip Eggers___________________

Philip Eggers, age 40, of Brookings, S.D., died on Monday, July 28, 2014.
Services were held Saturday, August 2, at the First United Methodist Church in Brookings.
Philip was born on March 31, 1974, in Albert Lea, Minn., to Bud and Peggy (Christie) Eggers. The family later moved to Philip where he grew up and attended school.
Philip graduated from Philip High School in 1992, and later graduated with a bachelor of science degree in construction management from South Dakota State University.


Arlene McKinley_________________

Arlene McKinley, age 94, of Midland, S.D., died Saturday, August 2, 2014, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip.
Arlene Lucille McKinley was born June 26, 1920, at Custer, the oldest child of Kerfred Beck and Flora (Mann) Beck. She grew up in Custer and graduated from Custer High School in 1939. She then went to Open Bible College in Des Moines, Iowa.


Edna E. Buckles_________________

Edna Elna Buckles, age 95 of Rapid City, S.D., died July 30, 2014, at the Clarkson Health Care Facility in Rapid City.
Edna Elna Hicks was born December 7, 1918, at Martin, the seventh of 10 children born to Arthur and Blanche (Frickey) Hicks. Growing up on her parents’ farm near Martin gave her a love of the land and the rural life.
Following her schooling, she worked as a waitress when she met a blue-eyed truck driver named Charles Ira Buckles. She married Charlie on November 12, 1941. To this union, two sons were born, Richard Charles and Keith Douglas.


July 30th

Maurice F. Young_______________________________

Maurice Frank Young, age 80, of Martin, S.D., died July 21, 2014, at the Bennett County Nursing Home in Martin.
Maurice Frank Young was born June 17, 1934, at home on the ranch in the Wanblee area. He grew up in Wanblee, and attended first grade in Kadoka. He then went with the Shriners to Minneapolis for a couple years where he received his education. After a polio outbreak, his parents brought him back to the ranch.