Six Timber Lake High School students won Superior Individual Awards and the entire production of “Killer Halloween”received a Superior in Class B at the South Dakota One Act Play Festival held in Sioux Falls Feb. 4-6. Director Bobbi Maher said it was a new record for TLHS.
The brass ensemble of the South Dakota Army National Guard Band performed at Timber Lake School on February 4. playing a variety of popular and patriotic songs. The soldier-musicians travel the state performing as part of their annual two-week service.
In early March, 1966, an intense three-day storm brought more than 30 inches of snow to the area, killing thousands of head of livestock and testing survival skills and emergency services. That was 50 years ago, and almost everyone who lived in the area at the time remembers the Blizzard of ‘66.
What goes up must come down — the Days of 1910 tent, that is. That was the focus of much of the Timber Lake Rodeo Association meeting on Feb. 3. Board members, headed by TLRA President Archie Hulm, told the 35 or so people present that unless there were enough volunteers to take down the celebration tent on Sunday morning, it wouldn’t be put up at all.
“There are many mixed emotions that surround the recent news of being offered the Brandon Valley Superintendent position,” Timber Lake School Supt. Jarod Larson said on Monday. “I am excited to take on a new leadership challenge, but truly love the Timber Lake School District, communities and people.
After sitting out for two years, Ryan Maher is running again for the State Legislature. Maher, 38, of Isabel has filed for the District 28 Senate seat as a Republican. Maher held the seat for eight years, then became ineligible for reelection due to the term limitation law.
Extra funding for teacher pay dominated the discussion on January 28 when legislative party leaders met with the South Dakota Newspaper Association at Pierre. The half-cent sales tax increase proposed by Gov. Dennis Daugaard in his State of the State address was a topic leaders from both parties considered.
A division between the town of Isabel and the Dept. of Transportation over snow removal is no closer to being resolved following a conference between local and regional D.O.T. representatives and the Isabel town board Monday night during the board’s regular meeting for February. At Isabel’s January meeting, large piles of snow along Main Street/ Highway 65/20 were discussed and it was revealed that DOT personnel informed city council members the state would no longer clear excess piles of snow after clearing/blading the roadway.