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The Fourth of July

The Fourth of July means fun, food and fireworks for many. Pictured, Paisley Slocum of Isabel twirls sparklers.

 

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Wed
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Students learn skills, make money at their summer jobs

By Mersedes Rough Surface

Many students this summer are filling in spare time with labor. Whether it be branding for a neighbor, cleaning, or baby sitting during the day, students are using the spare time to make money. Though some students could not care less about pay and just want something to occupy their time, others are taking advantage and using the job to save up for something special. Although we could carry on thinking about the peculiar things children could choose to buy, some are choosing to spend their money wisely and are looking toward what would benefit them for the future.

There are many different jobs a student could take on. For example, they could start a small mowing business, or work for someone else whether it be baby sitting or working a cash register.

Wed
28
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Rodeo Association finalizes plans for Days of 1910 Celebration

The Timber Lake Rodeo Association met June 21 to make final plans for the Days of 1910 Celebration, coming up July 27-30.

Ben Bieber reported the new sections of the Main Street tent will be delivered in the next couple weeks. The cost is $11,598.00 plus shipping.

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Wed
28
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All decked out

Many area residents took advantage of mild temperatures last week and through the weekend,working and playing outdoors. 

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Wed
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Locals can send anonymous text to report drugs

Sheriff: “We need your help”

Standing in front of a small gathering in the Timber Lake School theatre, Dewey County Sheriff Les Mayer on Thursday made an emotional, heartfelt appeal to all members of the local communities. His message: The drug problem here is worse than many understand it to be, it’s affecting younger people all the time, and law enforcement needs help from citizens.

Mayer was making a welcome and introduction for the open community meeting held to raise awareness for the new program, Project Stand Up, which allows people to anonymously text tips to law enforcement.

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Wed
21
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Storm clouds a welcome sight

Although ominous-seeming, these storm clouds brought a welcome gift of rain to the area on Saturday, June 17. In Timber Lake, .29 inch was measured for Saturday.

 

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Wed
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Hintz crowned HS rodeo queen

Hintz crowned HS rodeo queen

 

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Wed
21
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Stand Up program to be explained Thursday

Two local meetings will be held this week to discuss Project Stand Up —a statewide anonymous texting program that allows citizens to report drug crimes in their communities.

The meetings will be held on Thursday, June 22 at 5 p.m. in the Timber Lake School Theater and at 7 p.m. in the Cheyenne-Eagle Butte School Auditorium.

Project Stand Up is a coordinated effort amongst law enforcement officials and healthcare providers to combat illegal drug use.

 

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Wed
14
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Governor activates Drought Task Force

On June 8, Gov. Dennis Daugaard activated the state Drought Task Force to monitor drought conditions across South Dakota. The June 8 U.S. Drought Monitor indicates that moderate and severe drought conditions are found in central, north central and western South Dakota as well as in the extreme northeast part of the state. Abnormally dry conditions can be found in western, south central and eastern parts of South Dakota.

 

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Wed
14
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Haying season

Three tractors pulling balers turn cut hay into round bales near Firesteel. Hay is being cut in the area as it is needed even if it’s not abundant. Between dry weather and late frosts, it’s certainly not a bumper crop. Some hay will be grazed rather than cut and some wheat may be hayed, as the crop fields are struggling and hay is becoming scarce for some producers.

Recent rainfall may give hope for some forage feed that’s been planted, but more rain is needed as ranchers and farmers face tough decisions

 

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