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Blast/Past, August 30, 2012

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Blast from the Past … From the archives of the Pioneer Review
84 Years Ago August 30, 1928 Miss Dorothy Jordan and James Stanford, both of Midland, were married by Rev. H. Severin Bly on August 25th. Mr. and Mrs. E.S. Willoughby of Midland were the attending witnesses. *** Philip schools open for work next Monday. All who wish to attend high school are urged to be present opening day. Local News … Leonard Thorson, the small son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Thorson, near Grindstone was bitten by a rattlesnake Tuesday afternoon. First aid was administered by Mrs. Thorson at once and the little fellow was brought to Philip where he was placed under the care of Dr. Ramsey at the Einan hospital. At the present time he is feeling fine, seemingly none the worse for the mishap. Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth McEathron are the proud parents of a son born to them August 24. A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Ivory Long, south of Philip, on August 2nd. Miss Esther Scotvold and a friend from Pierre spent several days here last week doing permanent waving. Donald, Leah and Dean Elshire Robert Eymer and the Misses Leona Freres and Fae Addis formed a sightseeing party in the Hills last Sunday. Nowlin News … Bobbie Harry and two brothers have been helping Warren Beach hay on the river this past week. Miss Spooner, an old time resident of Nowlin, is again in our midst visiting the Jarmans and old friends. Ray Noble’s garage on the highway will soon be completed and will be a real convenience for the community and the public at large. Elbon Locals … Len Radley and son, Louie, have been repairing the road east from the Stodden corner to the Koehler place the past week. It is reported that the contract for about ten miles of the new state highway running north from Philip is very likely to be let the 12th of September and the road might be opened as far north as the section line running east from the Stodden corner this year. Daniel Ricker will leave this week for Colome to take up his school work. He has spent his vacation assisting his uncle, Fred Kroetch, with his farm work. John O’Reiley reports that he threshed 31 bushels of wheat per acre on one of his pieces of ground. Grindstone News … Merle Rickard killed six rattlesnakes in different parts of the field while threshing one morning last week. He said he was pretty jumpy by noon. 75 Years Ago August 26, 1937 One of the true pioneers of Haakon County, Helmer Eleeson, aged 67, died suddenly of a heart ailment at his home northwest of Philip, last Friday, August 20. Helmer was one of the earliest merchants in Philip. He came to the then embryo town in 1907, after a year on his homestead, opened a lumber yard for the Atlas Lumber Company. He was continuously active in business here until he retired to the farm in 1931. The Atlas yards were taken over by A.C. Kingsbury in 1916, but Mr. Eleeson continued with the new owner. Milesville News … Many an old person is glad to dust off the old family Bible and carry it in to court to prove their age when applying for old age assistance. Mr. and Mrs. Mike Maccirolli spent several days in and around Milesville last week visiting friends. Mike lived on the family homestead east of here for years and he and his brother furnished music for many a Milesville dance in the then, new hall. Elbon Chaff … Jimmie Olsen of Cottonwood spent last week with his cousin, Tommie Baye. Bernice Reedy helped Mrs. Pearson during threshing. Talk about bull snakes getting chummy – Mrs. O’Brien found one in her dresser drawer one day last week. She called Mr. O’Brien and told him, he thought she was seeing things but soon put an end to the snake. Farrells found a rattler in their cellar and Johnsons found one by their door and so did Matt Smith. Billsburg News … Garland Kennedy of Philip ran the road patrol for John Haas a part of last week. John was taken to a doctor in Philip. It was thought he suffered a heat stroke. North Fork News … Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Herrman on the bouncing son who arrived to help them enjoy life. Grandpa Edward, Mrs. John Sandal and daughters, and Mr. and Mrs. Teeple drove down to make his acquaintance and visit Viola and Martha. Local Briefs … Misses Mary Murphy and Eva Lampert expect to leave this weekend for Caputa to begin their duties as teachers at the school. Mr. and Mrs. C. Saunders of Grindstone are the parents of a boy born August 20. Mr. and Mrs. Albert Wensel are the parents of girl born August 23. An enjoyable birthday party was held Tuesday afternoon, honoring JoAnn West, seven year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles West. Twelve little girls were guests. Ice cream and cake were served. The Philip library, on the fourth floor of the courthouse, will be closed during this week. It will open again August 30. The library is fostered by the Women’s Club. 50 Years Ago August 30, 1962 The Philip Independent School system is scheduled to hold registration on Tuesday, September 4th and to start classes on Wednesday, September 5th. Superintendent Edward Thompson reported that they are still short three or possibly four teachers and will use temporary instructors until permanent teachers can be signed to contract. Teachers this year and classes taught are Edith Clark and Hilma Stillwell, first grade, Maxine Bely and Marlyn Murphy, second grade, Alvina Goodman and Miss Carol Ottoson, third grade, Miss Monna Moriarty, fourth grade, Dorothy Ewoldt, junior high English, Kay Jensen, junior high science, Miss Hazel Norton, junior high math, Francis Murphy, Ag, Miss Norlene J. Ramhorst, home economics, Glenn Siverson, music, Mary Ann Siverson, English and librarian, Charles Sorsen, biology, physical education, and coach football and track and assist in basketball, Edward Ptak, social studies, Michael West commercial and coach basketball, Marsha West, commercial and girls physical education. Nickolas Debilzan is the principal at Philip this year. *** Cyril Mabry, Rapid City, has recently been name manager of Philip Livestock Auction Company and with his wife, plans to move to Philip as soon as housing can be found. He takes the place of Carson Flesner.

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