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Shown at the Associated School Boards of South Dakota conference are, from left, Eric Stroeder, ASBSD past president, Anita Peterson, new ASBSD president, and Dennis Daugaard, South Dakota governor.
  Anita Petersen, a member of the Haakon School District Board of Education, has begun her one-year term as the president of the Associated School Boards of South Dakota. Peterson takes charge of the 18-member board of directors, which she has sat on since 2008, representing the association’s...
by Nancy Haigh    Fact finding questions to empassioned speeches were heard at an informational meeting regarding  taxes and a new school facility in Philip, Monday evening.    A little over 100 people attended the meeting which the Haakon School District Board of Education held to present tax...
A truck is directed around a railroad car. The truck just emptied its load of winter wheat, and the train is being loaded. A quick figuring is: 37 train cars equal 120 semi-trucks, which equal about 120,000 bushels of wheat.
    “It’s been better than expected on winter wheat deals,” said Jerry Cope, grain marketer for Dakota Mill and Grain.    Cope was in Philip during part of the local harvest, though he is based out of Rapid City for his large “from Belle Fourche to Miller” responsibilities. “We thought the winter...
Family and friends discuss the day’s harvest plans at the Mike and Linda Gebes homestead, July 13.
  Whether an accident or a tragic loss, one thing can be counted upon in western South Dakota, that of friends, neighbors and family stepping up to help during a difficult time. Mike Gebes, Milesville, was helping a neighbor whose wheat stubble field had caught on fire from a lightning strike,...
Last week was Greece Week at the Haakon County Public Library’s Story Hour. Kids learned about  great Greek mythology, played a rousing game of Greek Statue Tag, and created their very own Greek art! Come on down to the library and be awed by our masterpieces!
Father Kevin Achbach
  Father Kevin Achbach has been transferred from his position as priest at three local parishes to the parishes of Winner and Colome. After his final Mass Tuesday morning, he drove away with his hunting dog Cody beside him and with his fishing boat trailered behind. Wednesday he began full duties...
A high probability that this is going to hurt!
  The 10th annual Philip Invitational Matched Bronc Ride, Friday, June 17, at the Philip Roping Arena, started out with 30 top Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association cowboys versus 40 top PRCA bucking broncs from Korkow Rodeo, Calgary Stampede and Summit Rodeo livestock companies. When the dust...
Dr. Kerry Blackham
  Dr. Kerry Blackham is the newest addition to the medical providers at Philip Health Services, Inc. Blackham is actually returning to Philip. During an university medical rotation in 1998-1999, he learned hands-on under the supervision of Philip’s Dr. Coen Klopper. That period was only one part of...
The Philip community, through the leadership of the Wheeler-Brooks American Legion Post #173, observed Memorial Day, Monday, May 30. After graves of military deceased were decorated, community membes gathered for the Roll Call of the Dead. As Post Commander Lester Pearson read off the names of veterans buried at the Philip and at other cemeteries, a poppy was set on the grave of the Unknown Soldier. The wind whipped the flags presented by the local honor guard as Taps was played and a 21-gun salute was pres
  Carol Edwards was the main guest speaker at the Wheeler-Brooks American Legion Post #173 Memorial Day service program, Monday, May 30. Edwards held the 2014-15 term as the South Dakota American Legion Auxiliary department president. Next year she will hold the office of American Legion Auxiliary...
The Philip Scotties 2016 women’s track & field team.
    The Philip boys’ and girls’ teams both came home with second place honors from the Region 7B Track and Field Meet, Thursday, May 19, at the Rapid City Christian field.    Out of 11 schools represented, the Philip boys earned 101 points. Rapid City Christian finished the day with 160. The Philip...


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