Philip, SD

State award earned by Wall School Board for efforts to enhance knowledge

Wall School Board members were honored by the Associated School Boards of South Dakota for their collective efforts to enhance their knowledge of school board work throughout the 2021-22 school year. The Wall School Board earned a Gold level award in ASBSD’s statewide board recognition program: ALL, which stands for...
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The Zany History of Wall Drug, the Ultimate Roadside Attraction

Part restaurant, part arcade, part mall, and part theme park, Wall Drug is a lot of things, but subtle isn’t one of them. For hundreds of miles in every direction surrounding this sleepy town-turned-roadside spectacle in western South Dakota, quirky billboards tout the splendors of Wall Drug, a drug store that’s bloomed into a full-blown tourist attraction for free ice water, dirt-cowboy boots, frosted doughnuts and animatronic dinosaurs.
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Bulldogs hold off Midland, pull out another one-goal win

FREMONT, Neb. – The Concordia University Men’s Soccer team has plenty of experience now in these nip and tuck GPAC battles. In a fourth-straight conference game decided by a single goal, the Bulldogs prevailed at Midland, 3-2, on Wednesday (Sept. 28) evening. Twice Concordia pushed its advantage to two goals (2-0 and 3-1) before the host Warriors tightened things back up. Both teams went scoreless over the final 14 minutes as the Bulldogs saw out the road win.

FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: Wall runs past Lyman in battle of the unbeatens

WALL, S.D. – Week six of the high school football season kicked off Friday with some big match-ups on the schedule. Perhaps the most important game of the night took place in Wall, where the second ranked Eagles hosted the No. 4 Lyman Raiders. Both teams entered the game...

Wall Industrial Park named as Certified Site

Things are really starting to take shape on the land designated at the Industrial Park on the West Side of Wall. The Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) announced on Thursday, Sept. 15, that Wall Industrial Park in Wall has been named a Certified Site in the category of Light Industrial.

Chargers 3-1 in Philip

On Saturday, September ten, the Charger volleyball team traveled to Philip for a tournament. The Chargers came out winning three games and losing one. Sully Buttes vs. Kadoka (25-23) (29-27) The Chargers beat the Kadoka Kougars in two matches. Lead servers: Stevie Wittler had a total of 12 serves with...
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Lady Diggers volleyball swept by Philip

PHILIP — Lead-Deadwood’s varsity volleyball team went on the road Thursday night and dropped a three-games-to-zero decision to Philip. Scores were 25-20, 25-18, and 25-19. “We had an adjusted lineup, and the girls adjusted really well,” Lady Golddiggers’ head coach Brooke Kappen said. “They gave it their all and never gave up.”
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Hastings College volleyball upsets No. 1 Midland in five-set thriller

HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - Hastings College volleyball hosted NAIA No. 1 Midland for GPAC action Wednesday at Lynn Farrell Arena. The Broncos won the first and fourth set to force a decisive fifth against the top-rated NAIA team in the nation. They didn’t let up, either. The Broncos won the fifth set 15-12 to earn a 3-2 victory over the top-ranked Warriors.

Haakon Co. Commissioners field complaints from county residents

At the Haakon County Commissioners meeting on Tuesday, September 6th, Connie Schlim spoke on behalf of neighbors of the feedlot east of the sale barn concerning the flies and the odor. Joining her were other residents from that area and several City of Philip residents. Schlim showed the commissioners pictures of her home and the surrounding area. She also explained that she had been advised not to water anything with water from their wells due to the high levels of nitrates in the water. Several other people in attendance confirmed and added to Schlim’s statements concerning the smell in the area and in the town of Philip. The group was informed that the county has no zoning laws. This prevents the commissioners from legally doing anything about the situation. Commissioner Lincoln Smith stated that he would have a conversation with the feedlot operator and States Attorney Marty Jackley advised the group to contact the DENR.

Three local veterans experience “Honor Flight” to Washington, D.C.

Three local veterans and their guardians made their way to Sioux Falls, Friday afternoon, August 26th. The next day they had an early morning flight to Washington, D.C. for their Midwest Honor Flight experience. Bill Winegar of Rapid City, Ron Gartner of Interior, and Pete Dunker of Wall were the honored veterans.

Rhoden hits campaign trail in Western South Dakota

WALL, S.D. — Lieutenant Governor Larry Rhoden was on the campaign trail in Western South Dakota on Wednesday, traveling from Midland to Philip to Wall and then onto Murdo. When asked why, Rhoden said yes, it is an election year, but that he and Governor Kristi Noem like getting the chance to quote “get out in the real world.”

Wall Hall of Fame announced at Football Game

Pam Wyant graduated from Wall High School in 1975. She was active in many school activities, but track was her sport. 7th -12th grades she ran sprints and relays on the varsity team winning many races. She was on the 1973 team that placed 3rd at state, the 1974 Class B team and 1975 Class A team that won state both years. She was a strong starter for the 400, 800, 1600, or Sprint Medley relays. Ranked #1 in the 100yd Dash for 2 years, Pam placed 2nd her junior year and won the event her senior year.

VB: No. 2 Warriors Win Top Five Battle; Pick Up Two Wins at Labor Day Classic

NORTH SIOUX CITY, S.D. – Midland University picked up a pair of wins on the first day of the Labor Day Classic in North Sioux City, South Dakota on Friday. The No. 2-ranked Warriors overcame a handful of deficits in their first match with No. 4-ranked Park University. The two teams gave the fans in attendance their money’s worth with a high-level five-set match won by Midland. The second match saw the Warriors exhibit a business-like approach, dispatching Evangel University in straight sets.

Wall Meat Processing among recipients of USDA’s Meat and Poultry Inspection Readiness Grants

WALL, SD – The Wall Meat Processing plant has been awarded funding to purchase equipment to improve humane handling and enhance food safety measures and efficiencies. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) announced on Wednesday, an additional $21.9 million of funding is being awarded to 111 grant projects through the Meat and Poultry Inspection Readiness Grant Program (MPIRG), bringing total funding to $54.6 million.

Upgrades to Cottonwood Field Station will allow for more research and hands-on education

PHILIP, SD – The SDSU Cottonwood Field Station is in the heart of our state’s rangeland. Established in 1907 by the agricultural experiment station at South Dakota State University, with research focused on crops and soils, it is one of SDSU’s oldest research stations. The facility which now focuses on beef cattle production on the range, includes 2,640 acres between Wall and Phillip and 1100 acres of summer grazing pasture at Fort Meade near Rapid City.

2022 Ryder Cup Results

The annual Ryder Cup was held Saturday, August 27, at the Lake Waggoner Golf Course in Philip. The annual event consists of 12 players from Philip, Murdo, and Presho, playing in 3 different 9-hole formatted match play events. Each event has a maximum of 24 pts a team can score. The first event is a best-ball format that places two teammates from each town against each other. Both teammates play their own ball to the hole and the team then takes the lowest score of the teammates for their score.