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Wed
17
Dec

City has clean financial audit for 2013

A financial audit of the City of Timber Lake for the year 2013 showed no findings or recommendations, according to a report by the auditors, ELO, Certified Public Accountants of Mitchell. The report was distributed to council members at their December 8 meeting.

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Wed
17
Dec

Christmas music

First grader Jesse Ridl (LEFT) sings with the enthusiasm that music teachers and parents love to see. TOP: Other performers at the Timber Lake Elementary Christmas Concert last week included third graders FRONT (L-R): Kendyl Locken, Dawson Kraft, Ty Nehl; BACK: Averie Marshall and Madilyn Bieber

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Wed
17
Dec

Readin’ tree

The Dewey County Library’s Christmas tree made of books and trimmed with lights is almost as tall as fifth grader Jamie Larvie

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Wed
10
Dec

Teacher pipeline shows decline in candidates

Adding to the troubling news of South Dakota’s teacher shortage is a new study revealing the number of retiring teachers in the state exceeds the number of teacher education majors enrolled in South Dakota’s higher education institutions ready
to replace retirees. 
 
Wed
10
Dec

School district will buy another Governor’s House

The Timber Lake School Board voted Monday night to approve a plan to purchase a three-bedroom Governor’s House. Supt. Jarod Larson reiterated his opinion that it should not be the district’s responsibility to provide housing but it will be a useful tool in recruiting an elementary principal
 
Wed
03
Dec

Dewey County will listen to regional jail proposal

After attending a meeting in Selby on November 20, Dewey County Sheriff Les Mayer is not sure a regional jail there would solve this county’s problems. In an interview with the Topic on Monday, he said it would make his job a whole lot easier if he could take most of his prisoners to a new Walworth County facility in Selby but he doesn’t know if it will cost any less than what the county is spending now.
 
Wed
03
Dec

Christmas lights

Christmas lights are beginning to show up everywhere. This star is at JoAnn and Pam Schweitzer’s house
 
Wed
26
Nov

Kids tell ‘How to cook a Thanksgiving turkey’

Dad shoots the turkey. Mom puts it in the
oven for 2 minutes. We eat it. We eat mashed
potatoes with it.
Kamee Mareska
 
You cook it in the stove. Cook it for 11
hours. Be careful for the oven so I don’t burn
myself. The turkey goes on a plate. You eat it
in the mouth with cookies, mac and cheese and
apple juice.
Camden Ley
 
Cook them in the fry pan for 13 minutes.
Sprinkle dust on it and sprinkles. You eat it
peaches, eggs, applesauce, carrots and lemonade.
Carsen Sandquist
 
Cook it in the oven for 2 hours. Put butter
on the turkey. Cut it up and eat it with bread,
carrots and milk.
Cherise Blacksmith
 
Wed
26
Nov

Teachers love their work environment, but pay is important

By Kathy Nelson
 
A survey of Timber Lake teachers shows that compensation, work conditions, support and work environment are all very important to them. Timber Lake School Supt. Jarod Larson conducted the survey of teachers to provide information to the school board for their ongoing discussion of recruiting and retaining teachers.
 
Wed
19
Nov

County to increase prisoner fee

Two changes are aimed at helping Dewey County recoup some of the cost of maintaining its county jail. At the November 6 meeting of the Dewey County Commission, the board learned that the county had received $8000 from the State of South Dakota to cover part of the costs of housing prisoners 
 

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