Pioneer Review

The second grade class in Philip looked for a different twist on the Thanksgiving holiday. They presented over 30 handwritten thank you notes to local businesses. Second grade teacher, Ella Smith said, “with Thanksgiving coming up they kind of brain stormed the idea together as a class.  “The 20...
Since 2005, the local American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 173, annually presents new paperback student dictionaries to the third grade Haakon School District students. This is usually done during National Education Week. On Nov. 13, auxiliary representatives Kay Ainslie and Audrey Neiffer explained to...
Approximately 200 people attended the TransCanada Keystone Pipeline meeting held at the American Legion Hall in Philip, SD, on Tuesday. The majority of the interest came from land owners, but also on hand were local business owners, water and electric company representatives, local law enforcement...
Del Bartels
    The West Central Electric Cooperative board of directors and other employees hosted the cooperative’s 69th annual business meeting Wednesday, Oct. 3, in the Philip school’s Fine Arts Building.    Approximately 250 guests visited during a social hour. After Deacon Lloyd Frien gave the invocation...
Deb Smith
    The bright day of Sept. 21, also being Homecoming Friday, was a good day to hold the official ribbon cutting ceremony of the Haakon School District’s new school in Philip.    Superintendent Jeff Rieckman addressed the large audience gathered in front of the main entrance. “In April of 2017, the...
Del Bartels
Penny Wars is a fundraiser that has been going on at the Haakon School District for several years. This year it is during Homecoming week – Sept. 17 through Sept. 21. This is a community service project put on by Morgan Cantrell and Samantha Fillingim. The previous years the money has been donated...
    During the Philip Volunteer Fire Department’s monthly meeting, Sept. 5, guest Jay Baxter presented a $4,250 donation to go toward the department’s new pumper truck.    “Cenex Harvest States gave half and the CHS Foundation gave the rest,” said Baxter, Philip site manager for CHS Midwest...
Del Bartels
What used to be the Bad River Rural Water System has been going through a legal winding down.    The BRRW had money in escrow. That money is being donated to the Philip community in the form of two sets of general-use, free-use, transportable bleachers. These are the newest model of the all-...
Del Bartels
The Haakon School District’s Homecoming Week is Monday through Saturday, Sept. 17-22.    This year’s theme throughout the week and for the Homecoming parade is “Video Games,” in which costumes, songs, quotes and off-takes may be used.    The public is encouraged to enter parade floats in the...
People in Philip downtown businesses were ordered by Philip Volunteer Fire Department personnel to evacuate.    This precautionary warning came at approximately 9:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 24. The full 100,000 bushel grain bin, second bin from the far west, at Cenex Harvest States – Midwest Cooperative...

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