FRONT: Frank White Bull of Kenel leads the grand entry at the Wolf Lodge Powwow in Timber Lake on Saturday. Carrying the flags are (LR) Standing Rock veterans A.J. Martinez of Little Eagle, Clifford One Feather Jr. of Little Eagle, and Fritz Eagle Shield Jr. of Bear Soldier.
Trooper Dan Hup presented Shirley Schweitzer (MIDDLE) and Dorothy Senger “Saved by the Belt” awards on July 15. The certificates say, “Congratulations! The South Dakota Highway Patrol has completed a thorough review of the traffic crash in which you were involved, and have found that your use of safety belts protected you from serious or fatal injury.
(L-R): Anna Kraft and Maria Scherer were the elementary winners of tablets. Toni Mayer was the high school winner of a tablet.
Seventy-two youth were Fizzing, Booming, and Reading in the 2014 Summer Reading Program, which was held on Wednesday mornings at the Timber Lake School library. The participating youth ranged in age from pre-school to seniors in high school. The students read over 315 books, enjoyed story time and craft time, and experienced science through making silly putty, play dough, and a volcano.
Timber Lake’s Days of 1910 Celebration, held almost every year since 1911, is Thursday through Sunday this week. The schedule is full of events to give celebration goers the chance to watch amateur rodeo, savor an Indian taco, enjoy local talent, play softball, and more.
Gov. Dennis Daugaard has requested a Presidential Disaster Declaration to help South Dakota recover from tornadoes and flooding produced by severe storms June 13-20. The request is for public assistance in 12 counties and the portion of the Standing Rock Indian Reservation that lies in Corson County. Preliminary damage assessments showed that the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding caused damage to public property estimated at more than $6.8 million.
Layla with Twenty-One 20 is the band for the Friday and Saturday night tent dances at the Days of 1910 Celebration.
Timber Lake’s Days of 1910 Celebration is just a week away. Johny Weber, who heads up the parade committee, reminds everyone that the parade has a new time slot this year: 3 p.m. on Saturday afternoon, July 26. The parade theme is South Dakota’s 100 Years of Statehood.
Aimee Quinn-Copas, daughter of Frank and Donna Quinn of Timber Lake, recently graduated from the University of South Dakota with a Doctorate degree in Education with a specialization in School District Administration. Copas serves as the Executive Director for the North Dakota Council of Educational Leaders, an umbrella organization that serves and represents all educational administrators in North Dakota including superintendents, principals, technology leaders, special education directors, business officials, athletic directors, and vocational directors among others.
Fraser Harrison, a travel writer from England, spent the summer of 2013 in Yankton. An essay on his impressions is featured in the current South Dakota History magazine, published by the State Historical Society. Harrison calls it a love letter to Yankton. But it was not love at first sight. The 2013 visit was not our English friend’s first time in Yankton. He visited several South Dakota towns in 2011 for his book Infinite West: Travels in South Dakota.