By Robert Slocum Dewey County Farm Service Agency and National Resources Conservation Service offices will be open again in Timber Lake soon. Renovation of the ground floor of the Kesling building at 10th and Main is nearly complete, according to the building’s owner. Timber Lake-based OctaFlex was awarded the contract for a new 10-year lease, and owner Richard Gross says the FSA/NRCS offices will make a temporary home in the Kesling building until a new, yet to be built structure is completed. To read more, please log in or subscribe to the digital edition.
The big white whale on Main Street of Isabel has been known as the “old hall” for a long time, presumably since the “new hall” was built just across the street. But in the early months of 1928, when the weather was too cold and the ground still too frozen for building, the idea of a community gathering place wasn’t so worn-in. It was the hottest news in town the night of Monday, February 6 when about 80 residents gathered to discuss the possibility of a hall.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has announced that Horizon Health Care, Inc. has been named as one of two health centers in South Dakota to receive funding to expand oral health care services. Horizon will receive $525,000 in funding to establish a new dental clinic in Faith. In collaboration with community partners, Horizon will expand oral health services in their existing primary care clinic located in Faith. This expansion will bring oral health services to a community and surrounding service area that has not had dental services locally for well over a decade.
The Dewey County Commission, meeting on June 9, voted to approve an application for a utility easement for a project on Bringman Street in Eagle Butte (The 2015 Utility Improvement and Street Rehabilitation Project). The board made the approval contingent upon verification that the Eagle Butte City Council had approved the submission of the application. .
The Timber Lake School Board, meeting on June 13, filled one teacher vacancy, had a lengthy discussion about pay for bus drivers, and got a first look at the proposed 2016-2017 budget. Jake Kraft and Rae O’Leary, winners of the June 7 school board election, attended the meeting. They will be seated at the annual reorganization meeting in July, replacing Willard Nash and Mitch Schoelerman.
The kids who took part in Art Camp at the Timber Lake Museum will show their projects on Friday afternoon from 12 to 1:30. Classes are being held for different age groups each day. TOP: Arianna Bieber gets instruction from Artist-in-Residence Jacob Bosmoe.
The Town of Isabel will sell at auction on June 29 buildings and lots, along with equipment and other items deemed surplus. Along Main Street, the “old hall” building and eight city lots will sell. Currently, the town’s propane tank sits on two of these lots but conditions of the sale dictate the tank will be moved. The old hall building has a full sized wood gym floor. It was built in 1928.