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​Philip Mayor Mike Vetter, back left, and project engineer Jeff McCormick, standing, fielded questions from involved property owners during the project’s preliminary design meeting. The city is trying to acquire funding for the project from other agencies to supplement city funding. Among discussion topics, the main one seemed to be whether to narrow the streets to a norm of 41-feet or pay extra to keep the current 51-foot widths.
A public meeting on the city’s Southwest Philip Improvement Project was held Nov. 16, with approximately 30 people attending.   “We want to make a fair project for every taxpayer in the city – all of whom are helping to fund this project – and the property owners,” said Philip Mayor Mike Vetter....
Alvin and Ruby Pearson with two cakes commemorating Alvin’s 45 years at Scotchman Industries, Inc.
Alvin Pearson is the first employee to reach the 45-year mark of being a Scotchman Industries employee. Pearson joined the Scotchman Industries, Inc., team Nov. 13, 1972.   In honor of this distinction, the ironworker manufacturing company sent Pearson and his wife, Ruby, to Las Vegas for five days...
​The Wheeler-Brooks American Legion Post #173 and its auxiliary each met Nov. 8. Before their separate meetings, they joined for a potluck meal to celebrate the national birthday of the auxiliary. Philip area auxiliary members in attendance were, back row from left, Ardis Ladely, Barb Kroetch, Margaret Rush, Theresa Clements, Rae Crowser and Julie Seager. Front: Kay Ainslie, Gayle Rush, Audrey Neiffer, Joann Pearson and Ruby Huston.
Philip’s Wheeler-Brooks American Legion Post #173 met Nov. 8, to prepare for activities connected to Veterans Day, Nov. 11.   A number of legionnaires volunteered to direct a flag etiquette assembly at the elementary school in the afternoon of Nov. 9.   For later that same evening, an honor guard...
The 2017 Philip Scotties’ cross country team. Back row from left: Bailey Bierle, Reese Henrie, Kobie Davis and Rehgan Larson. Middle row: Keldon Fitzgerald, Grace Pekron, Anna Belle McIlravy and Wakely Burns. Front: Layton Terkildsen, Dilyn Terkildsen, Quinn Terkildsen and Ethan Ferguson. Not pictured: manager Jasmine Ferguson.
The 2017 cross country season was many things.   First it was 10 weeks in which 13 young people learned much about themselves and their teammates. As they went through all that, it made them the team that completed a successful season.   Much of the training is considered very challenging, even...
The Craig and Heidi Burns family won the best group costumes.
The annual five kilometer Trick or Trot Halloween walk/run was Sunday, Oct. 29.   The starting line and the finish line were at the Haakon County Young Women’s Kiddie Park. Participants were encouraged to wear costumes, and prizes were awarded in several different brackets for the best costumes.  ...
Local Modern Woodmen volunteer leader Don Haynes presented a Hometown Hero certificate and a $100 award grant to the Bad River Senior Citizen’s Center in Philip. Shown from left are Marion Matt, Bill and Penny Stahl, Haynes and Phil Pearson.
Members of the local Modern Woodmen of America have chosen the Bad River Senior Citizen’s Center, Philip, as a Hometown Hero.   The center was honored through Modern Woodmen’s Hometown Hero program for having a place that offers usage to the community, a place to have coffee in the mornings, and a...
Kerry Burns, Jenny Terkildsen and Trisha Larson pose at the Dillanos Roasters trade show booth. The company helped the three co-owners of ginneys coffee shop get started in the coffee business, including creating the Bad River Coffee Company logo and supplying the coffee.
The three owners of ginnys coffee shop attended business and preparation training sessions at a national coffee fest in Portland, Ore., Oct. 13-15.   “The people who roast our coffee that we sell at ginnys here in Philip were there,” said Jenny Terkildsen. “It was a lot of training over three days...
​Some of the women – faculty and students – of Philip High School created a human pink ribbon (cancer awareness) in recognition of Dig Pink Week.
The Philip High School branch of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) sponsored the annual Dig Pink Week events, Oct. 8-13.   The week’s-worth of events started off with a free, five kilometer Pink Color Run. No medals were given, partipants and spectators came to have fun and...
Richard Smith has seen a lot of changes. He went from doing chores with a team and wagon and pitching and shoveling by hand. His first tractor was a 1944 M International. He said he never had a plan other than hoping he could make enough to feed and educate his nine kids. He admits to mistakes, but has never regretted staying in South Dakota.
Very few people know that he was named Charles Richard Smith, because he has always gone by Rich or Richard. The rare occasion he is called Dick you can bet it is by a salesman.    He says he was born Oct. 22, 1917, at home on his fathers homestead at Grindstone, South Dakota. His parents were John...
Kelly Miller, Black Hills Community Economic Development president, presented the organization’s Small Business Startup of the Year award to Colton and Erin Fitzgerald, owners/operators of Philip Hardware.
Philip Hardware, owned and operated by Colton and Erin Fitzgerald since 2015, has been named the region's Small Business Startup of the Year by Black Hills Community Economic Development (BHCED). The award was presented in Rapid City, Sept. 21, at BHCED's 2017 Small Business Roundup. More than 100...

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