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New event added for Days of 1910 Rodeo

Miniature bareback riding will be a new feature at the Days of 1910 Rodeo next summer.

At the Timber Lake Rodeo Association’s annual meeting on December 13, Jack Ward offered to sponsor the stock contractor for the miniature ponies for the event if the TLRA would supply judges and prizes.

It was agreed to add the event for kids 14 and under to the Sunday night rodeo, July 29. Jayme Murray will sponsor a buckle for first place, and the rodeo association will provide $250 for cash prizes.

 

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Songstress

Vocalist Evy Johnson of Firesteel performed a concert at the Timber Lake School Theater on December 30, her first time back on the stage where she performed many times during high school. A 2013 graduate of TLHS, Evy completed a bachelor’s degree in Music Education at SDSU and now attends the University of South Carolina pursuing a Master of Music in Opera Theater with an emphasis in performance. Her program included Christmas music, show tunes, and operatic selections.

Donations were received for the Children’s Miracle Network and the Miss South Dakota Scholarship Program. Evy is the current Miss Missouri Valley and a runner-up in the 2017 Miss South Dakota Pageant.

 

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Commissioners wrap up year

At their year-end meeting on December 28, the Dewey County Commissioners approved a budget supplement of $100,000 for the 2017 Highway and Bridge Fund, the money to come from cash on hand.

The board also made transfers totaling $30,180 from the commissioners’ contingency fund to meet final 2017 expenses for five budget categories.

Dewey County Sheriff Les Mayer reported on options for a new patrol vehicle to be purchased in 2018. The commissioners authorized the purchase of a Ford pickup to replace the 2013 Ford Explorer, which has 104,000 miles on it. The new vehicle will cost approximately $37,000, and, if ordered soon, will be delivered in the spring. It will be financed through Western Dakota Bank, which had the best interest rate of 3.99%, Mayer said.

 

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Timber Lake School Board discusses taxation, track

When Dist. 28 Sen. Ryan Maher (R-Isabel) and Dist. 28A Rep. Oren Lesmeister (D-Parade) met with the Timber Lake School Board last week, Lesmeister said he thought the legislature could fix the issue of taxation of school-owned rental housing.

The issue arose after a ruling that the Highmore-Harrold School District should be taxed on residential property it rents out. Both the Timber Lake and Eagle Butte school districts own housing which is rented to teachers, which has been exempt from property tax.

The Timber Lake School Board is appealing the change to taxable status to the Dewey County Board of Equalization.

 

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The Christmas story

Lillianna Eikmeier, daughter of Grady and Monica Eikmeier of Trail City, and Kolby Holzer, son of Steve and Cindy Holzer of Trail City, took part in their church Christmas programs on Sunday.

 

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On the way to Wounded Knee

The Future Generations Riders arrived in Timber Lake on Friday afternoon after the first day of their annual ride to Wounded Knee. Every year on December 15, regardless of the weather, people gather at Sitting Bull’s Camp near Bullhead on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation to begin a nearly-300-mile horseback ride to the site of the 1890 Wounded Knee massacre, on the Pine Ridge Reservation.

The Future Generations Ride (Oomaka Tokatakiya) is a continuation of the Big Foot Memorial Ride that ran from 1986 to 1990.

 

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Timber Lake Community Giveaway

The Timber Lake and Area Development Board held their Community Giveaway on Saturday during the Timber Lake Museum’s open house.

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Timber Lake City Council prepares for 2018 pojects

Todd Goldsmith of Mobridge and Jerry Krieg of KLJ Engineering in Dickinson, ND spoke to the Timber Lake City Council at their Dec. 4 meeting about the possibility of working with the city.

Goldsmith, who has done engineering work for previous city projects, has recently joined KLJ.

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Isabel board meets

The Isabel town board discussed water maintenance and service at their regular Dec. 6 meeting.

Maintenance Superintendent Larry Simpson reported that 90 of the new water meters have been installed and more have been ordered to complete the project.

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Santa is coming!

Santa Claus will stop in Timber Lake on Sunday, Dec. 17 at 3 p.m. at the Timber Lake Community Center.

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