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Thu
09
Jan
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City ends year with $400,000

The Timber Lake City Board meeting on Monday night was mostly about numbers: year-end fund balances, bills, and pay raises.

Year-end balances

In spite of a $5094 deficit in the Timber Lake Broadband fund, the City ended 2019 with a $349,830 total cash balance plus $57,952 in savings accounts. The general fund ending balance was $192,100; the water fund $94,056; and the sewer fund $68,768.

The board approved $29,146.83 in claims and $15,905 in payroll expenses for January.

 

 

 

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Thu
09
Jan
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State Veteran Service Officer to speak in Isabel January 15

State Veteran Service Officer to speak in Isabel January 15

David Booze

State Veteran Service Officer to speak in Isabel January 15

Kevin Morello

State Veteran Service Officer to speak in Isabel January 15

Courtney VanZanten

South Dakota American Legion State Veteran Service Officer Courtney VanZanten and other state American Legion officials will be on hand at a veteran’s informational meeting Wednesday, Jan. 15, at 6 p.m. MT in the Isabel Senior Citizens Center. The meeting is open to veterans as well as their families and friends.

VanZanten will discuss the latest changes in veteran benefits, medical care and claims processing, as well as new membership eligibility rules under the LEGION Act. Joining VanZanten for a period of questions and answers and one-on-one discussions will be South Dakota American Legion State Vice Commander Kevin Morello, District 1 Commander David Booze, and Dewey County/ CRST Veteran Service Officer Robert Dunsmore.

Thu
09
Jan
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What’s up for this year?

2020 PREVIEW

A new year means new news.

Nationally, there will be a census taken this year, and voters will elect a President and a new Congress.

Statewide, ag land valuation, industrial hemp, medical marijuana, and funding for education will be front and center — some issues to be decided by the legislature, which opens its annual session January 14, and some by the voters in June and November.

 

 

 

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Thu
02
Jan
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Sparky’s changes hands, stays in family

Sparky’s changes hands, stays in family

Longtime Sparky’s Bar and Grill owner Ryan Maher has sold the Isabel business to his sister-in-law Jolene and his brother Wade Maher.

Nearly 16 years after he first went to work at Sparky’s Bar and Grill, longtime owner Ryan Maher is making an exit from the Isabel eatery. Maher, who started at Sparky’s in 2004 and purchased the business a year later, has sold to his brother and sister-in-law.

Wade and Jolene Maher live in Isabel with children Brelan and Brady. They took ownership of Sparky’s at the end of December.

 

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Thu
02
Jan
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Election year 2020: Voters will decide

Election year 2020: Voters will decide

Although the 2020 Presidential election will continue to dominate national headlines, the local and state election cycle is just beginning. South Dakota will have a primary election on June 2, and the general election will be November 3.

This year, all counties in South Dakota will elect states attorneys, treasurers, coroners and commissioners.

Here’s a summary of what will be happening in Dewey, Corson and Ziebach counties this year:

 

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Thu
19
Dec
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Gross elected to lead TLRA

Gross elected to lead TLRA

Officers of the Timber Lake Rodeo Association, who will be in charge of the Days of 1910 Rodeo and Celebration next July are (FRONT) L-R: Richard Gross, president; Robi Miller, secretary; Jace Booth, vicepresident; and Ben Bieber, treasurer.

Richard Gross was elected to replace Archie Hulm as president of the Timber Lake Rodeo Association at the group’s annual meeting on Wednesday, December 11.

Other officers elected were Jace Booth, vice-president; Robi Miller, secretary; and Ben Bieber, treasurer. Other directors are Archie Hulm, Troy Long, and Brent Schweitzer.

Days of 1910 Celebration

(July 23-26, 2020)

 

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Thu
19
Dec
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School responds to questions on Native American position

The hiring of a Native American Education Coordinator/Teacher, or lack thereof, was a matter of discussion at the Timber Lake School Board meeting last Wednesday when a district patron, Matt Vogel of Timber Lake, questioned the board’s efforts toward filling the newly-created position.

After several months of working with the Native American Education Committee (NAEC), the school board voted in September to create the new position in an effort to bring more Native American culture, cultural understanding and cultural activities to both Native and non-Native students. While that measure was initially celebrated as a step forward for the district, it has since been the target of criticism by NAEC members over the job title, job description, and requirements for the position being set forth by school officials.

 

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Thu
12
Dec
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Topic to give online edition to all subscribers

Topic to give online edition to all subscribers

The Timber Lake Topic is announcing a change to its subscription model. Beginning this week, all print subscribers will receive online access including the Topic’s e-edition.

The online edition is available at timberlaketopic.com each week, and once signed up, readers will receive an email notification when a new issue is available.

 

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Thu
12
Dec
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New front teeth please

New front teeth please

Brayden Meier may not know the words to the old song “All I Want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth” but it would seem to be a good idea to put that on his list this year. Brayden saw Santa Claus at Timber Lake on Saturday afternoon. (More photos on p. 10)

 

 

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Thu
12
Dec
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Nordyke takes on Isabel FO job

Karla Nordyke has been named finance officer for the Town of Isabel, succeeding Janet Kuivenhoven, who has resigned.

Nordyke, who also serves as finance officer for the City of Timber Lake, will assume the role in Isabel on a flexible schedule of 20-30 hours per week at $18.25 per hour plus dental insurance benefits. She plans to retain her position with Timber Lake.

 

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