Pat Aberle has turned in his petition for a one-year term on the Timber Lake School Board. Marie Gross turned in a petition for a three-year position. Incumbents Chad Mettler and A.J. Lindskov have also taken out petitions for threeyear terms.
The Timber Lake High School senior class is getting a real-life lesson in the democratic process after they were told that Jerimiah Garon, their choice for commencement speaker, could not speak at graduation on May 10. Garon, 36, is a 1997 graduate of TLHS and has lived most of his life in Timber Lake. He is employed as a mechanic and is a single father, sharing custody of his two-year-old daughter.
Thirty units of blood were collected at the Timber Lake community blood drive on March 19. Coordinator Jerimiah Garon reported there were 27 donors; 20 gave single units and five gave double. Donors pictured are (ABOVE) Jarod Larson and Jackie Bigger and (RIGHT) Rich Coleman. The Timber Lake Ambulance Service and United Blood Services of Bismarck, ND conducted the drive.
In the regular March meeting , the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Tribal Council voted to pass a “Smoke-Free Air Act” for the reservation. Every seat in the room was filled with supporters of Smoke-Free indoor public places, including 18 students from three different schools, representing Teens Against Tobacco Use (T.A.T.U.) and more than a dozen Canli Coalition members.
Four people have taken out petitions for three positions on the Timber Lake School Board. Chad Mettler, A.J. Lindskov and Marie Gross are circulating petitions for the two three-year terms. Mettler and Lindskov are incumbents.
Lilian Linnea-Turcotte is the newest member of the Timber Lake City Council. Being the only candidate to file a petition for Seat 1 in Ward 2, she will begin her three-year term in May. But she accepted a temporary appointment by the council and was seated on March 2.
The Timber Lake City Council will open bids for a street improvement project on April 6. Five blocks of E Street, two segments of Eighth Street, and the intersections at Tenth and E, Eighth and E, and Eighth and C are included.
The board accepted a one-month price quote of $2.22 per gallon for diesel fuel from the low bidder, Locken Oil at Isabel. Slater Oil of Mobridge bid $2.249. For a 12 month contract, Locken quoted $2.59 per gallon and Slater quoted $2.49