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Thu
21
May

Full house

For the first time in several years, the Timber Lake City Council has all positions filled. The mayor and six council members were all present for a special meeting on Monday, May 18. Members are FRONT (L-R): Jess Schlosser (Ward 1), Mayor Clyde Pfeifle, Mike LaCompte (Ward 3); BACK: Josh Lemburg (Ward 2); Daryl Schuchhardt (Ward 1); Tom Hermes (Ward

3) and Lilian Turcotte (Ward 2). 

 

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Thu
21
May

City council approves back overtime pay for employees

After a two-hour executive session at a special meeting Monday night, the Timber Lake City Council voted to authorize $8000 in back overtime pay to two employees, Karla Nordyke and Ryan Farlee. Mayor Clyde Pfeifle said the adjusted 

overtime pay for Nordyke, who is City Finance Officer, and Farlee, Timber Lake Broadband CEO, covers past years.

 

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Thu
21
May

TLHS Class of 201

Nineteen seniors received diplomas at Timber Lake High School’s commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 17. The graduation was postponed one week due to a snowstorm on May 10. Class members are FRONT (L-R): Kenidee Keller, Ann’D Hager, Shayna Maher, Kaytlin Lawrence, Jordan Bickel, Dylan Ducheneaux, Toni Mayer, Laura O’Leary; MIDDLE: Mary Aberle, Amanda Pateneaude, Kyra Holzer, Austin Pateneaude; BACK: Kurt Salzer, Tanner Kraft, Jett Peterson, Will Wiedmer, Colton Hunter, Harley Crosby, and Charles Gabe.

 

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Wed
13
May

Fire department works to improve insurance rating

Timber Lake Fire Chief Grady Kraft asked for support from the Timber Lake City Council last week as the fire department works toward improving the insurance rating in the communities of Timber Lake, White Horse and Little Eagle. Kraftsaid that they are working toward a level 4 or 6 rating from the Insurance Services Office (ISO). It is presently 8, with 10 being the worst. The rating directly affects the premiums people pay for homeowner’s insurance. At Kraft’s request, the council adopted two resolutions — one accepting the fire department’s roster of volunteers, and another adopting the National Incident Management System (NIMS). 

 

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Wed
13
May

County officials consider how to manage jail costs

The future use of the county jail was on the agenda again when the Dewey County Commission met on May 5. At several previous meetings, the commissioners, Sheriff Les Mayer and States Attorney Steve Aberle have discussed the pros and cons of keepingprisoners at the jail versus sending them to do their time elsewhere, such as the Walworth County Jail in Selby. This time much of the discussion centered on the cost.

 

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Thu
07
May

Annie’s Project to be held in Eagle Butte

Annie's Project, a special seminar designed for women in agriculture, will be held in Eagle Butte beginning June 15. If you're a woman involved in the agriculture industry, then Annie's Project may be the program for you.

 

 

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Thu
07
May

Music students bring home 7 superiors from Bandmasters Contest at McIntosh

Timber Lake students in grades 5-8 performed at the South Dakota Bandmasters Elementary Music Contest in McIntosh on Saturday, April 18. “There were 24 performances from the Timber Lake group and they all did a nice job for the judges and audience members,” said Julie Barnica, Timber Lake music director.

 

 

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Thu
07
May

Heidi Boldt wrapping up 35 year teaching career

By Karen Holzer

In 1978, a graduate of Augustana College in Sioux Falls began the search for her first teaching job. Her search led her across the state to the West River town of Dupree. Upon arriving in the Dupree area, Heidi (Funk) Boldt remembers, “It

was an extreme dry year when I came to teach.

 

 

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Thu
07
May

Hoping for rain

Timber Lake Postmaster Val Reiss had high hopes for rain when she planted flowers at the Post Office last weekend. The

area is in serious need of precipitation but there is rain in the local forecast this week. Timber Lake has received 1.93 inches

of precipitation so far this year. The normal for this time of year is 4.43 inches.

 

 

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Wed
29
Apr

Coal mining

 A lot of people don’t know much about coal mining or that there was coal mining at Firesteel for more than 50 years but the Timber Lake fourth graders can now tell all about it. Teachers Mary Lawrence and Alision Nilson brought their classes to the Timber Lake &  Area Museum on April 20 for a presentation by local historian Jack ickel (LEFT). The teachers used an education kit, “Mining in South Dakota,” from the S.D. State Historical Society. Students enjoyed hearing the stories from Jack about the miner’s antics and seeing photos from the mine 
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