Thanks to a couple of amateur bone collectors and the research of a paleontologist at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, the mystery surrounding a dinosaur that for a century had only a body and no head has finally been solved.
The Timber Lake School Board, meeting on Monday, conducted an evaluation of Supt. Jarod Larson, approved a teacher contract, and hired track coaches. The board met in closed session for an hour prior to the regular meeting to evaluate Larson and then met with him in a second executive session to discuss the evaluation. Larson is on a two-year contract. The board approved a contract with Emily Goddard to teach in the second grade. She and Rita Longare team-teaching, conducting some classes with the 26 students together and some in smaller groups. Goddard has an elementary education degree from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and has done mission work overseas for the past three years, Supt. Larson told the board.
A Timber Lake team, Grady Kraft (LEFT) and Daryl Schuchhardt (CENTER) finished in fourth place in the Mobridge Ice Fishing Tournament on Saturday. The pair caught six walleye totaling 16.37 pounds. The winning team had 20.17 pounds. There were 522 two-man teams in the contest with 1090 walleye caught, weighing 2178 pounds.
Founded on Dec. 1, 1941 — six days before Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor — the Civil Air Patrol played an integral role in protecting the homefront from Axis threats during World War II. After the war, the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) was established as an auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, dedicated to emergency air response services, providing aerospace education, and nurturing the nation’s fledgling pilots through cadet programs.
Meeting on Tuesday, December 30, the Dewey County Commission moved $30,000 from the contingency fund to other funds to cover final expenditures for 2014. The biggest overrun was in the building fund, due to new flooring installed in the north side of the courthouse.