A financial audit of the City of Timber Lake for the year 2013 showed no findings or recommendations, according to a report by the auditors, ELO, Certified Public Accountants of Mitchell. The report was distributed to council members at their December 8 meeting.
First grader Jesse Ridl (LEFT) sings with the enthusiasm that music teachers and parents love to see. TOP: Other performers at the Timber Lake Elementary Christmas Concert last week included third graders FRONT (L-R): Kendyl Locken, Dawson Kraft, Ty Nehl; BACK: Averie Marshall and Madilyn Bieber
Adding to the troubling news of South Dakota’s teacher shortage is a new study revealing the number of retiring teachers in the state exceeds the number of teacher education majors enrolled in South Dakota’s higher education institutions ready
The Timber Lake School Board voted Monday night to approve a plan to purchase a three-bedroom Governor’s House. Supt. Jarod Larson reiterated his opinion that it should not be the district’s responsibility to provide housing but it will be a useful tool in recruiting an elementary principal
After attending a meeting in Selby on November 20, Dewey County Sheriff Les Mayer is not sure a regional jail there would solve this county’s problems. In an interview with the Topic on Monday, he said it would make his job a whole lot easier if he could take most of his prisoners to a new Walworth County facility in Selby but he doesn’t know if it will cost any less than what the county is spending now.
A survey of Timber Lake teachers shows that compensation, work conditions, support and work environment are all very important to them. Timber Lake School Supt. Jarod Larson conducted the survey of teachers to provide information to the school board for their ongoing discussion of recruiting and retaining teachers.
Two changes are aimed at helping Dewey County recoup some of the cost of maintaining its county jail. At the November 6 meeting of the Dewey County Commission, the board learned that the county had received $8000 from the State of South Dakota to cover part of the costs of housing prisoners