A series of reports, investigations and search warrants led to the arrest of eight individuals on drug charges in Mobridge on Monday, August 8. The Mobridge Police Department, Northern Plains Safe Trails Drug Enforcement Task Force and the Walworth County Sheriff ’s Department were involved with the operation.
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources would like the City of Timber Lake to clean up its act at the Restricted Use Site (RUS) which most locals refer to as “the dump” or “the landfill.” At the July Timber Lake City Council meeting, Finance Officer Karla Nordyke reported that a DENR inspector had given the site a “conditionally acceptable” rating.
No director election will be held at the Moreau-Grand Electric annual meeting on October 7 as only one petition was filed for each vacancy. Troy Wall of Dupree filed for the District 5 seat presently held by Bev Birkeland of Dupree, who chose not to run. Incumbents Royce Walker of McLaughlin (District 1), Lois Bartlett of Timber Lake (District 2) and Paul Lawrence of Eagle Butte (District 4) also filed without opposition.
The protest of the Dakota Access Pipeline near Cannonball, ND, has been ongoing for more than a week and the camp continues to grow as supporters have reached a reported number of 2,000 or more. Highway 1806 has been blocked off south of Mandan and N.D. Gov. Jack Dalrymple on Friday, Aug. 19 signed a declaration of emergency over the protests.
Principals at Timber Lake School showed projected enrollment numbers at the August 10 school board meeting. If the numbers don’t change, there will be 353 students; the largest class will be the 10th grade with 33 and the smallest will be the seniors with 12.
Both US Senator Mike Rounds (R-SD) and Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Chairman Harold Frazier voiced their satisfaction with the discussions they held during Rounds’ visit to Cheyenne River on Thursday, August 11. “During my visit, we toured the reservation and visited several communities,” Rounds said in a statement later. “The community of White Horse fed us a great lunch and we discussed the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Promise Bridge. Later, we visited the bridge and Chairman Frazier explained his concern and frustration with the lack of resolution from the Corps.
By Kathy Nelson The Timber Lake School Board handled a “back to school” agenda at its August 10 meeting. Supt. Dan Martin postponed his State of the Schools address until the September meeting. Projected enrollment for the new term is 184 for Pre-K to fifth grade and 169 for Grades 6-12. To read more, please log in or subscribe to the digital edition.
Timber Lake teachers are back to work this Wednesday and Thursday for in-service work days. Students will join them on Wednesday, August 17. McIntosh School will open with teacher in-service August 22-24 and the first full day of school will be August 25.