This group of young volunteers did some early spring cleaning, picking up litter in the downtown area after school last Thursday. FRONT (L-R): Eddie Keller, Cole Ducheneaux, Natalie Gross, Carlie Lawrence, Shay Kraft, Kenna Webb, Natalie Biegler, and Sara Keller.
Sixteen of the 22 living artists whose work is featured in the new Sea of Grass exhibit at the Timber Lake & Area Museum were present for the grand opening on Saturday. Pictured are FRONT (L-R): Mick Harrison of Belle Fourche, Bonnie Brahms of Humboldt, Jan Seurer of Hoven, Judy Frank Deems of Cortez, CO, Charity Newman of Shadehill; MIDDLE: James Pollock of Pierre, Dennis Linn of Rapid City, Linda Roesch of Roscoe, Brenda No Hawk Kohlman of Aberdeen, Molly Krautkremer of Nisswa, MN; BACK: Del Iron Cloud of Rapid City, Jay Jones of Trail City, Steve Randall of Sioux Falls, Dale Stradinger of Rapid City, and Peter Kilian of Aberdeen.
Staff changes for the next school year were approved by the Timber Lake School Board on Monday. Danae Dorsey Paxton, formerly of Isabel, was hired as elementary principal to replace Terry Stulken, who has a one-year contract. Kristen Lawrence, a graduate of TLHS and Black Hills State University, was hired to teach fifth grade, the position being vacated by
Heidi Boldt, who is retiring. She will also coach junior high volleyball.
The Dewey and Ziebach County FSA offices would like to keep you informed of the following items important to USDA programs. If you have any questions contact the Dewey County office at 865-3522 ext. 2, or Ziebach County at 365-5179 ext. 2.
Jensen Rock & Sand of Mobridge submitted a bid of $293,077.90 for the Timber Lake city street improvement project, about $40,000 more than the engineer’s estimate. It was the only bid for the project, which will improve about 10 blocks of E Street and 8th Street. Todd Goldsmith of Mobridge, project engineers, suggested changing from 10 inches of gravel surfacing to 8 inches, which he estimated would reduce the cost by about $40,000 in material and excavating costs.
The South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has announced that the City of Timber Lake public water system and the system’s operation specialists have been awarded a Drinking Water Certificate of Achievement Award. The system’s operation specialist is Glen Hahne; Norman Hieb is assistant. “Safe, high quality drinking water supports a higher quality of life,” said DENR Secretary Steve Pirner.
Among the 24 artists whose work is featured in the Sea of Grass exhibit which opens at the Timber Lake & Area Museum on Saturday are several with West River roots, including these four: Judy Frank Deems was born and raised north of Isabel, and developed a passion for drawing as soon as she was old enough to hold a pencil. From her home in Cortez, CO, she paints western landscapes, Native American culture and other subjects.
The Isabel community conducted another successful benefit on Sunday, raising over $39,000 for Johan and MC Weldon, who were injured in an accident in December, 2014. “We raised a little over $39,000 and fed around 250 people,” said Marie Boldt, one of the benefit organizers.
Kyra Holzer, a senior at Timber Lake High School, won the top award at the High Plains Regional Science & Engineering Fair at the S.D. School of Mines in Rapid City on March 20. She also won two special awards— the Intel Excellence in Computer Science Award and the Mu Alpha Theta Award for best use of mathematics. As the overall individual winner, Holzer was awarded an allexpense paid trip for herself and her teacher, LuAnn Lindskov, to the International Science & Engineering Fair in Pittsburgh, PA May 10-15, where her project will be judged. The title of her project, which was judged in the Behavioral and Social Sciences category, is “Academic Performance in Primary Grades: An Indicator for Performance in Secondary Grades.”