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The grout slowly continues into one of the 16 containment holes. This will create an underground wall on the west side of the foundation of the grain bin. Within this wall, more grout will be pumped into 16 more holes closer to the bin. The grout, no longer able to spread outward, will spread upward to begin lifting the sinking grain bin.
Earlier this summer, Midwest Cooperative in Philip had completed the construction of two new massive grain bins. Through routine examination, it has been discovered the west side of the western bin is settling more than projected. According to Jay Baxter, western group manager, Philip location,...
Geothermal equipment as seen from the high school’s north parking lot.
The scraping work has been in progress to clean out the pipes of the school district’s geothermal well. Casehole Solutions, a C&J Energy Services Company, is doing the work. According to Superintendent Keven Morehart, the  well’s valve was originally stuck in the closed position, then stuck...
Because of their placings at regions, these Philip Scotties are qualified to compete in the state cross country meet Oct. 24. From left: Bailey Bierle – 11th, Grace Pekron – alternate, Ellie Coyle – 1st, Garrett Snook – 3rd, Josie Rush – 15th, Anna Belle McIlravy – 10th, and Dilyn Terkildsen – 2nd.
The eight-week cross country season goes by fast, the athletes go faster, and the races get more exciting. The Philip Scotties ran the Region 5B championships on Philip’s Lake Waggoner Golf Course, Wednesday, Oct. 14. Forthy-eight young men from 16 schools competed for 20 of the spots available on...
Back row from left, new co-owner Jason Petersen, former co-owner Russell Hansen, Scotchman Industries President Jerry Kroetch and Scotchman vice president of operations Gerry Rislov. Front, new co-owner Marlis Petersen, former co-owner Dorothy Hansen and Scotchman vice president of finance Karen Kroetch. Not pictured: Scotchman Industries’ Bruce Kroetch.
The Rock ‘N Roll Lanes bowling alley will no longer stand vacant. The 25-year-old business will re-open, with league play, food and a liquor license, Monday, Nov. 2. Previous owners, Russell “Digger” and Dorothy Hansen, have sold the establishment to Scotchman Industries, Inc. Scotchmans has turned...
The new logo had to be flat, without various layers of colors, in order to be usable for banners and other promotional venues.
The Badlands/Bad River Regional Economic Development has a new logo. This new logo was developed by Taylor Trask, managing partner for Strategic Blend, Denver, Colo.  Trask, originally a Badlands/Bad River native, is excited about the potential this group has to promote the region, showcase the...
Brittany Kjerstad-McKnight
“It was the most difficult test I’ve ever taken,” said Brittany Kjerstad-McKnight of her South Dakota lawyer’s bar exam. Her husband, Ryan McKnight, said, “It was extremely challenging, we studied all summer long.” Brittany added, “Twelve weeks straight, basically. The married couple are the two...
During a past Quad County ReLay For Life event in Philip, luminaries, representing survivors, those who have fallen and care givers, lined the path walked by individuals and teams.
The annual Quad County Relay For Life event, Sept. 12, in Philip, has been under preparation since the conclusion of last year’s event. Though more teams are still being put together by captains, 10 are already working on fundraising before the big night. Other groups, organizations, businesses and...
Once known as Ingram Hardware, the business on E. Pine Street in Philip is now Philip Hardware, owned and operated by Colt and Erin Fitzgerald. “Something I always wanted to do. I thought it would be neat to have a hardware store,” said Colt. For now, business will go on around all the resetting of...
An area producer has opted to windrow and bale his wheat this year. Crop yields are fluctuating across western South Dakota this year, more so than normal. 
Vietnam POW, U.S. Navy fighter pilot Captain Charles “Charlie” Plumb comes face to face with the director of the infamous “Hanoi Hilton” prison system, Tran Trong Duyet at his Haiphong, Vietnam, residence. The meeting was arranged as part of an upcoming episode of “Old Guys and Their Airplanes” featuring the return of Plumb to meet former foes. The photo in the foreground shows Duyet addressing a group of POWs on their release some- time in 1973. “It took a long time to come back, but I am glad I did,” said
It is an era many people wish to forget, not only the veterans who fought on foreign soil, but those left at home and those who protested so vocally about the Vietnam War. In earlier wars the soldiers knew they had the support from the home front, while not making things easier, it did provide some...

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