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May
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Family Dollar Store

Timber Lake City Maintenance Manager Brad Kocmich is reviewing plans submitted by developers of the proposed Family Dollar Store. A public hearing on the application to vacate the alley in Block 5 is set for 7 p.m. Monday, May 7 at the regular meeting of the Timber Lake City Council. The developers have also indicated they intend to apply for a building permit and water and sewer permits.

 

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Wed
25
Apr
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Eureka woman faces charges after drug arrest near Firesteel

A Eureka woman was arrested and more than two pounds of marijuana, $1500 in currency and a vehicle were seized near Firesteel on April 19.

Dewey County Sheriff Les Mayer said law enforcement officers were following up on a tip when the blue 1999 Dodge Ram pickup they were looking for was spotted a mile east of Firesteel about 1 p.m. headed east.

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Wed
25
Apr
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CRST Tribal Council to meet in Timber Lake next week

The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Council is set to hold its regular monthly session in Timber Lake next week.

Council will open with a prayer on Tuesday, May 1 at 9:30 a.m. at the Timber Lake Community Center and continue through Thursday and possibly into Friday.

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Wed
25
Apr
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Holy Cross history mystery

These two larger-than-life images painted on opposite sides of a sheet of paneling, were discovered in a corner of the basement of the former Holy Cross School. If anyone knows the origin of the pieces, they are asked to contact Fr. Bryan at Holy Cross or the Topic. 

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Wed
25
Apr
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Citywide spring clean-up begins

Timber Lake’s spring clean-up campaign gets underway on Monday.

Free dumping will be permitted at the restricted use site (RUS) from Monday, April 30 to Saturday, May 5. Designated areas for allowable materials will be marked.

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Wed
25
Apr
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Property taxes based on valuation of property

Property owners who have not paid the first half of this year’s property taxes have until April 30 to do so without penalty. The second half becomes delinquent if not paid by October 30.

The tax rates are based on the type of property — agricultural, owner-occupied residential (where the property owner lives) and non-ag commercial (all other property).

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Wed
18
Apr
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School board will appoint replacement for Ducheneaux

By Kathy Nelson

The hiring of Heidi Ducheneaux as elementary secretary and her resignation from the Timber Lake School Board creates a vacancy to be filled by appointment.

At the board’s regular meeting on April 11, Ducheneaux was hired to replace Shirley Schweitzer. Since board members are not allowed to serve if they receive more than $5000 per year in compensation from the school district, Ducheneaux submitted her resignation, effective in May.

 

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Wed
18
Apr
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Parents, students speak at school board input session

By Kathy Nelson

About a dozen students and parents, mostly Native American, brought concerns, requests and suggestions to the Timber Lake School Board at the community input meeting on federal programs held April 11. The session ran about 40 minutes, prior to the regular board meeting.

The community input meeting is a requirement of the federal programs that provide funding for the school.

Business manager Amanda Hermes handed out a list of federal programs (impact aid, JOM, Title IA, Title VI, REAP, RLIS) and what the funds are used for: instructional salaries, tutoring, student activity passes, and others.

 

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Wed
18
Apr
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Is fiber internet access in Timber Lake’s future?

By Kathy Nelson

At a meeting in Timber Lake on April 12, Mona Thompson, general manager of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Telephone Authority, and Mark Shlanta, CEO of SDN, gave a preview of how internet via fiber optic cable might expand in Timber Lake.

“We’re here to start a discussion with the community of Timber Lake and this exchange area,” Thompson said. “This is the first meeting. There may be more.”

The first half of the meeting was devoted to Thompson’s power point presentation on CRSTTA and its Fiber to the Home (FTTH) project, the benefits of fiber for delivering internet service, and how the service might be brought to Timber Lake.

 

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Wed
11
Apr
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Timber Lake City Council will hold hearing on vacating alley for proposed Family Dollar Store

The Timber Lake City Council, meeting on Monday night, accepted a petition from Dale LaCompte to vacate the alley in Block 5, the property east of the city park which LaCompte has said he intends to sell to developers for a Family Dollar Store. LaCompte was not at the meeting.

Finance Officer Karla Nordyke explained the process to vacate the alley, the same procedure followed two years ago to close the alley in Block 27 for the new Holy Cross Church parish hall, which is:

• The city must publish a notice in the legal newspaper for two weeks announcing a public hearing, which was set for May 7.

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