When Sharon Stanek Olson began researching her personal family history she became aware of the amount of history available through obituaries and cemetery records. Visiting family gravesites gave her new perspective of the available and missing information on the people buried in the cemeteries. These experiences inspired Olson to take on the task of researching and providing information on the people buried in the Timber Lake Cemetery, her hometown.
There’s nothing like a big celebration in a small town. Timber Lake is all set to host its annual Days of 1910 Celebration beginning Thursday, July 23. Besides rodeo, demolition derby, and the Dewey County Fair, there will be an art exhibit/show, class reunions, street sports, a softball tournament, live music and more. To view more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition
St. Basil’s Church at Mossman was destroyed by fire Sunday afternoon. Federal authorities are investigating the fire as suspected arson. LeAnn Thompson of White Horse took this photograph. She said the structure was gone within 15 minutes. The church, located on Highway 212 between Ridgeview and Parade, was on the National Register of Historic Places and had been restored and cared for by local families for many years.
The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Council met July 8 to discuss the fight against methamphetamines. The discussion focused on cutting off the source of the issue by giving stiff penalties for individuals who are convicted of “dealing, distributing, manufacturing or trafficking methamphetamines.” The decision cited drug use as a major contributor to the increase in violent crime. Tribal Chairman Harold C. Frazier stated, “This resolution will send a message to those who are thinking about bringing meth to Cheyenne River.”
Heidi Ducheneaux was elected chair of the Timber Lake School Board and two new members were seated at the board’s annual reorganizational meeting on Monday. Marie Gross and Mitch Schoelerman took the oath of office, replacing Chad Mettler and Pat Aberle. Ducheneaux was nominated by Schoelerman, and Gross was nominated by A.J. Lindskov. Ducheneaux was elected by a roll call vote. Gross was elected vice-chair.
The Timber Lake City Council hired Steve Green Monday night to replace Glen Hahne as maintenance manager. Hahne will be leaving the position July 31. Green began training on Tuesday. The council had interviewed Green and John ucheneaux at a special meeting last month. Ducheneaux was offered the position but declined. Green will be paid $14.00 per hour plus benefits.
The “Every Story Has a Hero”Summer Reading Program had great participation. Ninety-one youth participated in the program that was held on Tuesday mornings at the Timber Lake School library. They ranged in age from pre-school to eighth grade. Some of the heroes the students learned about were firemen, police officers, teachers, and pet and medical heroes.
The three 4-H members who took part in the Dewey County Special Foods Contest last week all received purple ribbons. Are Kenna Webb, Natalie Gross, and Natalie Biegler. They are now eligible to go to the state contest.
The Timber Lake City Council is once again advertising for someone to fill the maintenance manager position. John Ducheneaux, who was offered the position and accepted, later declined the offer, saying he had decided to stay with his present job. Glen Hahne, the current manager, intends to leave as of July 31, he told the council at the June 25 meeting where Ducheneaux was interviewed. To view more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition