Richard Kenneth London, 22, of Broomfield, CO drowned Saturday, July 26 as the result of a boating accident in eastern Dewey County where the Moreau River empties into Lake Oahe. London and a fishing companion, Curtis Johnson, 41, also of Broomfield, were trolling south of the Bender Ranch (northwest of Blackfoot) when their fishing line became entangled in the propeller on their 11 foot boat, a Coleman Cricket.
Pictures, furniture, quilts, gift certificates and lots more were on the auction block Sunday afternoon at the Holy Cross Church fund raiser. L-R are Jim Hulm, Ann Crance, Jean Tehle, auctioneer John Hoven and Mike Huber. The dinner and auction raised over $16,000 for the new parish hall.
Twelve South Dakota counties, including Dewey, Corson and Ziebach, and the Standing Rock Reservation, will receive federal financial help to recover from a series of June storms that produced damaging tornadoes and flooding. The public assistance is made available through a Presidential Disaster Declaration signed July 28 by President Obama.
There will be no election this year for seats on the Moreau-Grand Electric Board of Directors. Pat Aberle was the only candidate to file for the District 3 (Timber Lake-Trail City) seat held by Alan Johnson, who is not seeking reelection. In District 5 (Dupree-Redelm-Lantry), Kerry McLellan filed for the seat held by Rod Schad, who declined to run again.
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.