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The Haakon County Commission met for their first regular meeting of 2021 on Tuesday, January 5. After the meeting was called to order, previous meeting minutes were approved and the current agenda was approved, Auditor Carla Smith requested the Commission’s oaths of office to be signed.Kaycee Jones...
Nathaniel “Nate” Jordan said that when it came time to make a decision to move his family, the choice was paired down to either Oklahoma or South Dakota. “We were bouncing between both states. We ultimately chose South Dakota and fortunately we both gained employment here,” he said. The Jordan...
Chelsea Tobin
On Wednesday, December 23, 2020, Philip Health Services (PHS) issued the first two COVID-19 vaccinations to PHS healthcare providers. The vaccine that is being utilized by PHS is the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, that received emergency use authorization (EUA) from the United States Food and Drug...
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Members of the Haakon School Board used the 2019-20 school year to enhance their knowledge of school board work and earned recognition for their dedication.The Haakon School Board earned a Silver Level award for their participation in the Associated School Boards of South Dakota’s board recognition...
The Haakon School District 27-1 board members met for their regular monthly meeting on Monday, December 14. The meeting was held earlier than normal because of a scheduled junior high music program.The following personnel action was approved: Colt Fitzgerald, Head Girls Basketball; Reed Johnson,...
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The third annual Todd Antonsen Memorial Club Coyote Calling Contest took place on Saturday, December 5. This year set all time high records; 102 coyotes, 54 teams registered and 27 checked in. The awards were held at the 73- Saloon immediately following the contest.There was a Rifle Raffle drawing...
Chelsea Tobin
This year marked the 16th annual Philip Volunteer Fire Department’s Glo-N-Go parade and  was another huge success. The Glo-N-Go is considered one of the first community events to officially kick off the Christmas holiday season for the citizens of Philip and surrounding communities. The parade...
On Tuesday, November 17th, Philip hosted another successful blood drive. There were 49 donors scheduled for the Philip  Community Blood Drive. “We had 60 donors sign in and 43 were able to donate,” said Jennifer Ash, Vitalant Donor Recruitment Representative. “We collected a whopping 52 units in...
Every third Monday of the month, Philip Public Television hosts a Community Round Table that can be viewed on their Facebook page or on Golden West Channel 91) that brings community leaders together to discuss various topics.The November Community Round Table panel consisted of Roger Porch,...
As much of the country enters its ninth month since the COVID pandemic began, concern is growing for loved ones who reside in nursing homes and long-term care facilities. While visitor restrictions are meant to decrease exposure, questions regarding mental and emotional health are being asked...

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