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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...
Philip’s Lane Kroetch performs a solo tackle against this Lyman Raider ball carrier. Photo by Barb Hockenbary
    The Philip Scotties traveled to Presho, Friday, Sept. 30, to scrimmage with the Lyman Raiders.    What could be called a live-action practice session by the Scotties was cut short at halftime, when the game was called according to the mercy rule. The Scotties passed the 50-point lead mark, and...
    The South Dakota chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals has chosen Philip as South Dakota’s Outstanding Philanthropic Community for 2016.    The award will be officially presented during a National Philanthropy Day banquet Monday, Oct. 3, in Sioux Falls. Nominations came from...
The visitor center building was completed in late 2014, though the interior exhibits were just completed and installed this past spring. The park is open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The 7,000 square-foot center is on the north side of exit 131 of Interstate 90, and incorporates interpretive space as well as administrative offices. Visitation numbers are marketedly up.
    The National Park Service will dedicate a new visitor center and exhibits at Minuteman Missile National Historic Site during a public ceremony Sept. 24.    The staff and volunteers of Minuteman Missile National Historic Site invite the public to a grand opening ceremony for park’s visitor...
Marvis Hogen, Main Street Legend
by Phil Hogen    Marvis Hogen was born and raised on his Norwegian parents’ homestead north of Kadoka. Florence Brown was born on the Pine Ridge Reservation south of Kadoka. They attended school in Kadoka in the 1920s and 1930s where they faced hard times and learned the value of hard work and a...
Chris Ekstrum
    Chris Ekstrum was named the president and chief of operations of the First National Bank in Sioux Falls. Bill Baker will remain chairman and chief executive officer. Ekstrum is the first nonfamily member to lead the bank since 1909.    Baker was prompted to work on his succession plan when Dick...
Manning the polls, making sure the rules and regulations were followed and everyone was treated fairly and equally during the election process were, from left, Gayle Rush, Kay Ainslie and Margaret Rush.
    Registered voters with the Haakon School District voted for a $9 million general obligation bond referendum, during a special election, Tuesday, Aug. 23.    During its Nov. 9, 2015, meeting, the board of education first discussed what building architect representatives had suggested in the way...
Shown is the current exterior of the new Corner Pantry in Philip, looking from the south. Skylights are already installed in the roof. Construction of the A&W, at the west end of the convenience store, must be completed by Sept. 22. The C-store, along with connecting to its existing gasoline pumps, will be completed then, or a day or two after.
  The Corner Pantry convenience store in Philip is on schedule of its rebuilding from the ground up. “We’re coming along pretty good. Haven’t had any major setbacks,” said Drew Poljansek, job foreman for the M.G. Oil project. M.G. Oil Company is based in Rapid City. It is affiliated with Corner...

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