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Keith and Lucille Emerson spent 70 years together.
Good times were ahead, though. As soon as the ship docked in San Diego the crew was given a 30-day leave. Keith had sent a V-mail (Victory-mail) from Pearl Harbor to his folks that he was coming home. He was able to hop on two different planes to get to Rapid City. From there he hitchhiked to...
PJHS Band
The annual Philip Junior High Christmas concert was presented Nov. 28, in the Philip High School fine arts building. Under the direction of Barb Bowen, the sixth through eighth grade band opened, and later closed, the Holidays on Parade evening. Their first set included “Christmas Feast,” “The Name...
Keith Emerson … a man of the land
Ninety-five years of living has provided Philip resident Keith Emerson with a passel of friends, family and wonderful memories.   Many know Keith through Haakon County Abstract, a business he owned for nearly 20 years. Through that business, Keith learned a lot about the land in the county as well...
“There is no deer that could possibly compare to what I experienced on that cat hunt,” exclaimed Branden West, seasoned hunter and guide.
The newly arrived dog started baying.   “I thought up to that point nobody would believe me,” said Branden West about seeing a mountain lion.   Hours had gone by, straining his eyes and not knowing if the cat was even still in the area. Actually, the cat hadn’t moved more than a few dozen yards....
Mike West, Philip, is the 2017 inductee into the South Dakota Volleyball Coaches Associations Hall of Fame.
Mike West, Philip, has been honored by the South Dakota Volleyball Coaches Association, which inducted West into the SDVBCA Hall of Fame.   West was publically recognized during the 2017 South Dakota State Volleyball Tournament, Nov. 18, in Rapid City. This recognition was aired that evening on...
​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.  ...

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