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Nov
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New owner Ryan Farlee has plans for Advance Wireless

By Kathy Nelson

Ryan Farlee wears two hats in his “wireless world” — one as manager of Timber Lake Broadband (TLB), which is owned by the City of Timber Lake, and one as the new owner of Advance Wireless, a company which he recently bought from Butch Webb.

Since Oct. 1 when he took over Advance Wireless, Farlee said, he has been on the city time clock from 8 to 5 Monday through Friday (and on-call 24-7), and devotes the rest of his time to his own new business.

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Wed
25
Oct
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Grounded Coffee & Gifts now open on Main Street

Kasey Maher reports that the first few days at her new shop, Grounded Coffee and Gifts, surpassed her expectations. “People were very supportive,” she said. “I’m really excited to be a part of Timber Lake’s Main Street.”

The new business is located in the Gross building at Main and 9th Street in space formerly occupied by Aberle & Aberle. She offers a wide variety of coffee and other drinks as well as gifts. The mocha and the latte have been the most popular items on the menu. Both are made with espresso shots and steamed milk. The mocha has chocolate in it, and the latte has flavor shots of the customer’s choice.

 

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Wed
25
Oct
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Happy hunters

Some people who come for pheasant hunting just keep coming back. This family group from Missouri has been hunting here for several years. They say they like coming here because the people are so great. L-R are Brock Harvey, New Melle, MO; Beau Harvey, Jefferson City, MO;

Lance Harvey, Holts Summit, MO and their dad, Dennis Harvey, Centertown, MO. They became acquainted with Carol Ward when she ran a store in Missouri, which got them introduced to Buck and Lori Ward, who have become hosts for their annual South Dakota hunting trip. They found plenty of pheasants this year

 

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Wed
18
Oct
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

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