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Members of National Mutual Benefit #85 presented a $5,000 check to the Philip Health Services, Inc., Auxiliary. The Dec. 21 presentation was for funds raised during the recent Holiday Tour of Homes. NMB Branch #85 donated over $1,000 toward the benefit, plus the NMB home office matched $2,500. The...
Beau Ravellette, VP/GM of Ravellette Publications, Inc.
Don Ravellette, president and publisher of the Ravellette Publications, Inc. newspaper group and commercial printing operation based out of Philip, S.D., has named Beau Ravellette as its vice president and general manager.   The Ravellette family has been in ownership of the weekly newspaper group...
FCCLA members, back row from left, Bobbi Antonsen, Kendal Hook and Autumn Parsons. Front: Sadie Camp, Cheyenne Pinney and Madyson Morehart.
For the 20th year, the Philip Family, Career and Community Leaders of America chapter is sponsoring the community Maggie Grace Angel Tree. The tree is located on the first floor of the Haakon County Courthouse. Maggie Grace was born Feb. 20, 2002. She died suddenly, Dec. 10, 2002, from...
Philip's new A&W Restaurant
    “The best thing is how busy we stay,” said Terri Pelle, general manager of the newly opened A&W restaurant and Corner Pantry convenience store complex.    The complex on the northwest corner of Larimer Avenue and Pine Street in Philip was open and fully operational Oct. 31. “Couldn’t even...
    A special Haakon School District Board of Education, Wednesday, Nov. 2, was held to approve two major steps in the process of building a new school building in Philip.    The board formally agreed to hire Scull Construction Service, Rapid City, in the capacity of construction manager.    The...
Even in the world of competitive barbecue, this is a masterpiece. Bob Stanfiel, left, organized the six various volunteer chefs to prepare two donated hogs and 560 pounds of beef brisket.
    The idea of a community barbecue to help raise funds for the Cottonwood Fire Ranchers Relief was conceived by Bob Stanfiel, a competition barbecue chef from Hill City. The idea grew almost as fast as did the destructive fire.    A free-will offering fundraiser, Saturday, Nov. 5, was held at the...
41,360 acres – over 64 square miles – were burned in the Cottonwood Fire, Sunday, Oct. 16.
   Governor Dennis Daugaard has signed an emergency disaster declaration for Jackson County, in response to damage caused by the Oct. 16, Cottonwood wildfire.    The state will cover 90 percent of nonfederal fire apparatus fuel costs, all aircraft expenses and South Dakota Wildland Fire’s...
Long stacks of round hay bales across the countryside smolder in the aftermath of the Cottonwood Fire.
    Horizon to horizon is scorched earth. Stench hangs in the air for miles. Long mounds of smoking ash used to be stored-up hay. Outbuildings  are charred stubs of walls clawing up from black fields. Hanging from barbed wire between metal posts are wooden posts, their bottom thirds burned away....
Jeremy Schultes is the new chief executive officer of Philip Health Services, Inc. He and his wife, Holly, come to Philip from Spearfish.
   The new Philip Health Services, Inc., chief executive officer was introduced during the PHSI 35-year celebration, Sept. 23.    Don Burns, PHSI board president, publically welcomed Jeremy Schultes, who comes from a similar position in Spearfish. Burns stated, “We spent over three months looking...
Grain bins to the west, houses to the east, and football field lights to the south were not damaged, yet the Fitzgerald house took the brunt of the wind storm late Monday afternoon. The house and garage roof were gone. A camper was tossed onto its side. Within minutes well over 30 people were helping patch up the roof and move furniture inside the house.
    Around 5:00 p.m., Monday, Oct. 3, Jake Fitzgerald and his youngest daughter, Camden, were at home. He was aware of the storm brewing. He put the vehicles in the garage, and never thought much more of it.    Then it hit.    “About a quarter after, there was a roar and the house started vibrating...

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