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​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...
Bobbi Antonsen, left, and Morgan Cantrell headed up this year’s Penny Wars to help with some of Hunter Peterson’s medical expenses.
Penny Wars is a fundraiser competition that has been held in the Haakon School District for the last several years. This year it was spearheaded by Bobbi Antonsen and Morgan Cantrell as a student council community service project, during Homecoming Week.   Each year the raised funds go to a...
Heather Olney is the owner/operator of The Nail Bar salon in Philip.
by Del Bartels “It’s not very big, but big enough,” stated Heather Olney about the space and decor of her new salon, The Nail Bar, at 609 W. Pine Street in Philip.   The Nail Bar is a full-service nail salon. Having opened Sept. 5, the establishment promotes itself as “an affordable touch of luxury...
The shelves and freezers of the Country Cupboard food pantry are almost empty. To donate funds, call 279-1045. To donate food stuffs, drop-offs can be made during the pantry’s open hours, at the Philip or Wall grocery stores, or at any local church.
The Country Cupboard food pantry, which will resume its winter hours starting Sept. 6, is in dire need of food items to restock its shelves and freezers.   “We thank everyone for their donations. Without them, the Country Cupboard food pantry would not work,” said board member Mike West.   Pantry...
Meet the 2017 Philip High School Homecoming royalty. Back row, from left, are king candidates Dawson Reedy, Lane Kroetch and Trew DeJong. Front: queen candidates Bobbi Antonsen, Mikayla Addison and Kendal Hook.
The Philip Scotties’ Homecoming begins Tuesday, Sept. 5, and activities are planned for the week.   This year’s theme throughout the week and for the Homecoming parade is “TV Shows,” in which costumes, songs, quotes and off-takes may be used.   Tuesday, Scotties are encouraged attire for students,...
The eastern portion of the playground is cordoned off for parking.
What to do with the maintenance shed was the main focus of the Haakon School District Board of Education meeting, Monday evening, Aug. 14.    The original plan was to leave the building at its present location. The board was informed by the general contractor that leaving it there creates problems...
Schofield Fire
The calls came into the Philip Volunteer Fire Department early Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 2.   A grassfire had been started by a lightning strike from storm clouds that brought a constant 35 miles per hour wind, but brought no rain. Philip firemen responded, taking several trucks and their two-man...
Ralph Kroetch -- Coach of the Year
The South Dakota Cross Country and Track and Field Coaches Association announced the recipients of its coaches of the year awards during the organization’s July 2017 meeting.   Karol Patterson is the head coach at Wall High School. Wall is a Class B school in Area 4. Patterson won the title of 2017...

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