Blast from the Past
84 Years Ago
August 2, 1928
Eighteen applicants for teacher’s certificates wrote examination at the office of the county superintendent. Following is a list of applicants: Margaret Buchholz, Ottumwa, Esther Kiel, Cottonwood, Mildred Leach, Ottumwa, Loma Perkins, Lantry, Mary Gillespie, Ottumwa, Loleta Ziegenbein, Kadoka, Sylvia E. Anderson, Philip, Harriet Olson, Grindstone, Pearl Holverson, Ottumwa, Merle Simpson, Ottumwa, Pansie Hawkey, Cottonwood, Caroline Holverson, Ottumwa, Goldie Hawkey, Cottonwood, Mae McCammon, Powell, Gladys Valsvig, Hilland, Edith Herring, Philip, and Grace Schilling, White Lake.
Friends of Edgar H. Williams, Lucerne, and Miss Tressie Manor, Milesville, were surprised to learn of their marriage which occurred several weeks ago in Kadoka. They will make their home at the Williams ranch near Lucerne.
July 28, Miss Magdamy Bronstren and John Weiss, both of Ottumwa were united in marriage.
Grindstone News … A weasel gained entrance to A.E. Keve’s chicken house this past week and killed eighty-two young chickens. So far Mr. Keve has been unable to trap the offender.
If you would like to see something beautiful, drive past Mrs. Mary Hauk’s garden. It is ablaze with dozens of tall spikes of hollyhocks. And while you’re driving past you might stop in and hear some music played on the large phonograph recently sent to her by her brother, James Dean, of California.
Local News … Clerk of Courts Benedict issued a marriage license on July 27th to Harold Daily, Philip, and Miss Marjory Adams, Cottonwood.
75 Years Ago
August 5, 1937
Remodeling of the Philip high school building has been completed by NYA (National Youth Administration) workers, under the direction of P.E. Byrnes.
Floors in the building have been revarnished, walls have been reclaimined and the basement has been cleaned. Six youths, supervised by Byrnes, have been doing the remodeling.
Milesville News … Leo Harty returned to Montana after spending a week or ten days with his parents and brother Victor.
Hartly News … Mr. and Mrs. E.A. Stephenson, Estelle, Andy and Doyle and Mrs. Morgan Williams visited at Teepells and Davis’ Sunday. They found Teepells both feeling fine. Mary Alice Neville is helping with the work.
Elbon Chaff … Marie Kawi is spending the last month of her vacation with her parents. She has taught near Aberdeen the last two years and will teach there again this year.
Betwixt Places … Pearl Kuckenbecker, in spite of the fact that this is her first year in canning, has put up 114 quarts of chockcherries besides different kinds of pickles. We’ll have to hustle up ladies.
Philip Pharmacy advertises Lifeboy shaving cream 27¢, Milk of Magnesia tooth paste 19¢, double dip sundaes 15¢, giant double dip sodas 15¢, super banana splits 20¢, take-a-long sundae 5¢.
Local Briefs … Peggy O’Neal, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold O’Neal, entertained eight boys and girls Thursday on the occasion of her eighth birthday.
The Red Ramblers orchestra, a combination of Indians and whites are making their first appearance in Philip at the auditorium on Saturday evening, August 7th. This orchestra are entertainers and promises to be an evening of real entertainment with modern swing dances as well as old timers as requested.
Grindstone News … Helen Wintrode and Mrs. Jake Smith have been hired to teach the schools in Grindstone district, but it is reported that Smiths plan to move away. The school at Grindstone will probably be closed for lack of pupils.
Kiels have hundreds of black widow spiders in the house, but they aren’t worried, because they are shut in a glass jar.
Mary Radley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Len Radley of Philip, and Ingvald Anderson of Van Metre, were married August 2.
50 Years Ago
August 2, 1962
Gary Keyser had a narrow escape last Saturday when he was hauling water to the Kenny Wood place, three miles north of Quinn where he is employed. He was making the turn off the highway when the load of water shifted to one side and upset the truck. Gary is in the Quinn hospital with a broken vertebra in his back. He is in a cast at this writing and is doing fine.
Births … Born to Mr. and Mrs. David R. Hart, Philip, a boy, July 29, 7 pounds and 10 1/2 ounces.
Wedding … The Little Brown Church of Hayes was the scene of Patricia Ann Brendt’s marriage to Calvin John Saucerman July 14.
Skyline News … Congratulation to Janice and Bart Parsons on the birth of a son.
Social Lines … Reverend Charles D’Arcy united Marilyn Becker and Phil Morgan, son of Mr. and Mrs. Homer Morgan, at the Presbyterian church Saturday evening, July 28.
Lynnis Ronning entertained several friends to the movie at the Drive-In Monday night in celebrating her birthday. The guests included Kay Wega, Lynn Roe, Tony Gretchmann, Ellen McKoen, June Williams, Penny Drury, and Holly Seager.
25 Years Ago
August 6, 1987
The Philip area was relieved of the 100˚ plus temperatures recently when the second day of August brought cooler days and moisture. Philip experienced extremely hot weather with eight consecutive days of over 100˚ being officially recorded at the Philip weather station located at Lake Waggoner.
Chief Warrant Officer (W4) Robert L. McDaniel, USN, retired from the Navy after over 30 years service on July 31, 1987, at a ceremony conducted by the Commanding Officer, Personnel Support Activity, Corpis Christi, Texas.
Milesville News … Tuesday, Jerry, Joy and Mike Neville took Rod to the Rapid City airport. He left for the remainder of his service duty with the Army in Germany.
Todd Blair left from the Rapid City airport Tuesday for the beginning of his army duty in Ft. Knox, Ky.
Sunday, Boyd, Earl and Dean Parsons and Jesse Hansen flew to Canada on a fishing trip. They returned Wednesday.
The community was shocked to hear of the car accident death of Clay Price Thursday morning.
N.W. Corner … Carisa Hanrahan celebrated her sixth birthday last Sunday with the help of her grandparents.
Other big news of the week was the arrival of Bo William Slovek at the Bill Slovek home, August 1. He joins a sister, Belinda, and a brother, Brock. He weighed six pounds and 14 ounces.