Pioneer Review

Edna, Katlin & Kianna Knutson are all graduates of SDSU this spring.
Three Knuston women attended South Dakota State University at the same time. Edna, shown at left, just graduated with a bachelor of science in nursing, and her older daughter, Kianna, shown at right, just graduated with a bachelor of science in entrepreneurial studies. The younger daughter, Katlin...
The Switzer family has moved to Midland. Pastor Walter is the new Open Bible Church pastor. Shown in back is Pastor Walter. In the middle, from left, are Caleb (12), Darcey and Seth (9). Front: Zoey (4) and Abigail (7).
   Pastor Walter Switzer’s first official Sunday sermon as the new pastor at Midland Open Bible Church was March 27, Easter Sunday.    Switzer is not new to the pastoring field, and his family is not new to western South Dakota.    His father was a member of the United States Air Force when Switzer...
John Kuchenbecker was honored as WWII Veteran of the Month by the Rapid City Council. From left, Brett Estes, council member, John Kuchenbecker, Darla Drew, council member, and Mayor Steve Allender.
    John Kuchenbecker, WWII veteran and longtime resident of the Philip area, was recognized, March 21, at Rapid City’s city council meeting, by Rapid City Mayor Steve Allender  as the Veteran of the Month for March.    Kuchenbecker was born Feb. 1, 1925, in Madison. He enlisted in the United...
Proposed plans for Philip school
  by Del Bartels A community informational meeting for the proposed Philip School building project was held, Tuesday, March 1. This meeting was for two-way informational exchange with the public. The first public meeting to determine action, if any, is Thursday, March 10, at 6:30 p.m. A large crowd...
Grady Crew
From humble beginnings, something that many West River South Dakota Ag people sprint from, comes a ranch boy that learned how to succeed from hard work, persistence, honesty and above all, believing in the golden rule! Grady Crew, a fourth generation rancher, was raised in the Cactus Flat/Interior...
The crew of Les’ Body Shop. Back row, from left: Johnston Bear Robe, Rick Coyle, David Butler, Casey Slovek, Dane Nelson, Kailech Kier and Dane Hellekson. Front: Trista Hart, Travis Noteboom, Tina Noteboom, Mike Noteboom, April Slovek, Rick Thorson and Chris Pierce.
As of Jan. 7, 2016, Les’ Body Shop reached its 40th year as a business. The enterprise actually started in 1950 under the ownership of Les Ankrum, doing business in Highmore. Then Ankrum moved the operation to Philip. It was first located where Barry Knutson’s sign painting shop is now, then Ankrum...
Representing the Shriners during a fact finding mission at the city council meeting for a possible Shriners circus coming to Philip were, from left, Joel Stephens, Kevin Neuhauser and Mitch Norman.
by Del Bartels The Philip City Council was approached during its Monday, Jan. 4 meeting about the possibility of the city hosting a Shrine Circus. Shriners Joel Stephens, Kevin Neuhauser and Mitch Norman said they were on a fact-finding mission. They are looking for support from the city for maybe...
Santa & Mrs. Claus at the Gem Theatre, Philip, SD.
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to all, from Ravellette Publications!!
Dylan Schofield
Local high school sophomore and saddle bronc rider, Dylan Schofield, got the chance to do what few other high schoolers have gotten to do, a trip to Las Vegas to ride broncs. The event was Thursday, Dec. 3, at the South Point Arena.  Schofield won second place in saddle bronc at the National High...
Dwight David Hurst
Dwight David Hurst, age 70, Murdo, S.D., died Dec. 9, 2015, at Avera St. Mary’s Hospital in Pierre. Dwight David Hurst was born June 24, 1945, to Orville “Rusty” and Verda (Howder) Hurst. He grew up in the Draper area, attending rural country school through fourth grade, Draper Grade School, and...

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