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07
Mar
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No election for Isabel Town Board

Isabel will not have an election April 9 but will have at least one new board member and two pending vacancies.

 

 

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Thu
07
Mar
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Timber Lake fiber project may get state GOED funds

A meeting in Pierre on Tuesday focused on the possibility of some state funds being allocated for the CRST Telephone Authority’s fiber optic project to bring high speed internet to Timber Lake.

District 28 Sen. Ryan Maher (R-Isabel) said at the legislative forum in Timber Lake on March 1 that the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) was anticipating $5 million from Gov. Noem’s proposed budget for broadband expansion and that the Timber Lake project was “at the top of the list” because the infrastructure (SDN installed) is in place. He mentioned $200,000, to be leveraged against federal funds.

 

 

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Thu
07
Mar
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Be prepared when calling for emergency help

When you have an emergency, every second counts. Responders stand ready to help - if they have the right information.

When we call for fire, ambulance or law enforcement, we should stay on the line long enough to give the information needed, which includes:

• the nature of the emergency

• whether there are any injuries

 

 

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Thu
28
Feb
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Mobridge Care Center closing has been difficult for residents, staff

Nadine Alexander, former employee at the Mobridge care center, and Stuart Murdock, former resident, who is originally from Timber Lake.

“There are no words to describe how hard it was to watch this all unravel. It was heartbreaking.”

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Thu
28
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Couple arrested with 147 pounds of marijuana

An Indiana couple arrested near Eagle Butte on Feb. 21 with nearly 150 pounds of marijuana had their initial court appearance and bond hearing in Fourth Circuit Court in Timber Lake on Monday. The 147 one-pound packages of marijuana confiscated have an estimated street value of $200,000 to $300,000.

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Thu
28
Feb
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Krafts plan to open soon

RIGHT: Grady and Bobbi Jo Kraft at the new R Rockin’ Bar & Grill.

Grady and Bobbi Jo Kraft say they will open for business at 9th and Main in Timber Lake at 6 a.m. on Saturday, March 2. They finalized the purchase of the former Big Dad’s Grub & Pub from Jamey Murray on Feb. 22. The business will be called R Rockin’ Bar & Grill.

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Thu
21
Feb
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Social networking helping area people travel safe

By Robert Slocum

“BIA 8 is horrible, my road to my house is blocked again.” “On The Tree road was full of snow, made a pass from 63 to Whitehorse then back to 63.” “Anybody know if the road from White Horse to Red Top has been plowed?” “Plows will be on all main BIA routes today. Then on to secondary routes and communities. Residences will follow into tomorrow and Wednesday.”

- Posts from the Facebook group CRST Road Conditions

“Nights still bitterly cold. Please be prepared and dress accordingly.” “The Dewey County plows will be out today (Sunday) and will be clearing the main routes first. Weather permitting, the plows will continue to clear roads on Monday. Please be patient!”

 

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Thu
21
Feb
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Council okays liquor license, Krafts plan to open soon

The Timber Lake City Council, in a special session on February 14, approved Bobbi Jo Kraft’s application for liquor licenses and an operating agreement, opening the way for her and her husband Grady to open their business, R Rockin’ Bar & Grill.

Bobbi Jo will be manager of the municipal operating agreement for on-sale (retail) and off-sale (package) licenses held by the city at the present Big Dad’s Grub and Pub location on the west side of Main Street.

 

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Thu
21
Feb
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School board approves bleachers, hires teacher

At the Timber Lake School Board meeting on Feb. 13, the board approved the purchase of bleachers for Doug Kraft Field, authorized an opt out of the tax freeze, and hired a new science teacher.

Acting on the recommendation of Supt. Dan Martin, the board okayed the purchase of a 10 row x 90 foot leg-truss grandstand with four foot elevated front walkway, ramp and stairs to be built on the west side of the new football/track field. The cost from Seating and Athletic Facility Enterprises, LLC is not to exceed $144,000 delivered and installed.

Thu
14
Feb
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Fire destroys Timber Lake Main Street landmark

The former Kesling building, built in 1958, was coated with ice as Timber Lake Fire Chief Shad Bollinger prepared to leave the scene the morning after fire gutted the 25 x 80 foot structure. He and Asst. Chief Austin Stover tended the fire overnight and others relieved them on Friday. The Wash Day Laundry next door also sustained some damage. Photo by Kathy Nelson

The two-story Kesling/Gross building on Timber Lake’s Main Street was destroyed by fire on Thursday evening, February 7. Two occupants escaped without injury.

Owner Richard Gross said Tuesday that an investigator from his insurance company had visited the site on Monday but did not report any findings.

Gross owned the building, which had an apartment upstairs and three furnished rental suites on the ground floor.

Volunteer firemen from Timber Lake and Isabel, hampered by subzero temperatures and a shortage of water, fought the fire well into the night. Only two of the city’s four wells were operational at the time.

Jami Kesling, who lived in the upstairs apartment, reported the fire about 7 p.m. She was fixing supper when she smelled smoke and thought at first it was the biscuits she had in the oven. Her boyfriend, Brad Meehan, ran downstairs and discovered

 

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