Since July, 2015 Dewey County Sheriff Les Mayer has been housing most prisoners at the Walworth County Jail in Selby rather than in the county jail at Timber Lake. That decision was made by the county commissioners last June.
Communities served by Mni Waste’/Tri-County Water Association experienced interruption of water service over the weekend as a result of a water treatment issue. Service was out to Eagle Butte for a short time, but communities west from there, including Dupree, Isabel and Faith, were without water for various lengths of time.
The Timber Lake High School spring play, “Almost, Dakota,” directed by Bobbi Maher (CENTER) featured 11 scenes that took place on a Friday night in a small western town. Pictured with Maher are her son Shaun and daughter Sydney on the set of the play. What the audience didn’t know is that this was Maher’s last play.
Jacob Bosmoe of Aberdeen will be Artist in Residence for the art camp being sponsored June 13-17 by the Timber Lake & Area Museum and the South Dakota Arts Council. Classes range from sculpting bison and dinosaurs to drawing tractors and human figures to painting local landmarks from photography. The free classes are open to children and adults. An exhibit will be held on the final day.
A house scheduled to be demolished was damaged by fire Sunday evening. The older two-story house owned by Melissa O’Leary Oberg of Bismarck, ND was vacant. Timber Lake Fire Chief Grady Kraft said the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) is expected to investigate cause of the fire.
Several groups of Elite Energy Cloggers performed at the Spring Fling in Timber Lake on Saturday. L-R are Landen Bieber, Arianna Bieber and Treyden Beer. The cloggers are instructed by Mandy Austin Schweitzer, a champion clogger herself.
More than 200 graduating seniors from South Dakota’s public, private and Tribal/Bureau of Indian Education schools will be honored at the 2016 Academic Excellence Recognition Luncheon on April 25 at the Ramkota Rivercentre in Pierre. The top one percent of graduating seniors from each school’s Class of 2016 will be recognized.
Methamphetamine is a growing problem for local law enforcement, the taxpayers, and the people who use it. Corson County Sheriff Keith Gall said in an interview with the Topic last week that there has been more meth in the area the past couple of years. “We really don’t know why,” he said. “Some of the information we’re getting is that since some states have made marijuana legal, the price of meth is dropping.”
James McLaird, whose new book, Hugh Glass: Grizzly Survivor, will be released by the S.D. State Historical Society Press in May, will speak at the Timber Lake & Area Museum on Sunday, April 17. He will talk about his research and answer questions about mountain man Hugh Glass and “The Revenant,” the recent movie based loosely on the Glass story.