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Wed
18
Oct

Archaeology Night Nov. 7 at Museum

The public will have an opportunity to learn about the ancient peoples of South Dakota at Archaeology Night at the Timber Lake Museum on Nov. 7.

State Archaeologist Mike Fosha will present a talk and take questions beginning at 6 p.m. People are welcome to bring objects of their own, such as arrowheads, scrapers, animal bones, pottery, for him to identify.

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Wed
18
Oct

Pheasant season for all opens Saturday

South Dakotans have had their chance to get a head start on pheasant hunting; now come the out-of-staters.

Resident-only hunting season was Oct. 14-16 and the regular season opens Oct. 21.

Drought conditions have seriously affected pheasant and other game bird numbers in the state, as pheasant numbers for South Dakota are down by almost half from last year.

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Wed
18
Oct

New city maintenance manager on duty

Brad Kocmich brings some useful experience to his job as Timber Lake’s new maintenance manager.

Most recently the Avon native worked for Hydro Klean, a Sioux Falls based company jet-cleaning municipal sewer lines in North Dakota and South Dakota. It happened that his first day on the job in Timber Lake was the day A-1 Sewer and Drain from Rapid City was in town to do clean Timber Lake’s sewer lines.

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Wed
18
Oct

Martin likes district’s performance data

The numbers on the Timber Lake School District’s Report Card may speak for themselves but Supt. Dan Martin was especially proud of the math and English scores for the “Gap Group.”

The annual Report Card from the S.D. Dept. of Education shows student achievement by grade level based on testing done in the spring of each year. Data is also presented for the “Gap Group” made up of students in six historically under-performing subgroups: economically disadvantaged, Native American, students with disabilities, African American, Hispanic and English learners (those for whom English is a new language).

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Wed
11
Oct

Isabel Town Board passes burn ordinance, amends budget

The Isabel Town Board approved the second and final reading of a burn ordinance and made a change to the 2018 budget at the October regular meeting held Monday.

The burn ordinance, which will be accompanied by a forthcoming permit (not yet approved by legal counsel), amends the existing ordinance, which reads.

 

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Wed
11
Oct

The Harvest Moon

The Harvest Moon rises over Isabel Lake last Thursday evening. Most years the Harvest Moon is in September but this year’s October full moon was closest to the fall equinox.

 

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Wed
11
Oct

Help for Belinda

Belinda Voegele Holzer of Mobridge suffered a brain aneurysm rupture on Friday, September 29. She was immediately flown to Sanford Hospital in Fargo, ND where she underwent a craniotomy to remove the blood and pressure in her brain. On Saturday at the Trail City Fall Festival, friends Joni Swift and Rashell Hulm (ABOVE RIGHT) sold raffle tickets to raise funds to help Belinda and her family with expenses. Barb Gross (LEFT) is one of those who purchased tickets. Family and friends report that the extent of Belinda’s brain injury has not been determined.

Wed
11
Oct

Bickels welcome Brazilian student to their family

By Mersedes Rough Surface

As small town folk, we may wonder what lies beyond the Great Plains. We may wonder what different cultures are like throughout the world. Not everyone has the advantage of booking a flight and leaving tomorrow to travel the world and see Big Ben in London,

England. However, there are other things people can try to satisfy the hunger for knowledge. For example: hosting a foreign exchange student. Foreign exchange bring international students to live with host families in the United States.

 

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Wed
04
Oct

Isabel Board approves budget

Meeting on Friday, September 29, the Isabel Town Board approved a budget for 2018. It includes $6200 to be paid to Dewey County to help pay part of the cost of law enforcement. Another $750, which was budgeted in prior years to pay for policing during the Isabel celebration, was also included.

The general fund expenditures total $200,550. The water fund is budgeted at $103,225, and $15,200 is budgeted for debt service for water main replacement. The budget can be found on page 17 of this issue.

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Wed
04
Oct

Grand opening

Lilian Turcotte reported a good turnout for the grand opening of her new shop, My Place Vintage & Etc., on Timber Lake’s Main Street. A steady stream of visitors stopped in Saturday and Sunday to see the mix of old and interesting, unique, and repurposed items.

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