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Horizon Health Care awarded $300,000 grant to expand its oral health services

In a recent announcement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Horizon Health Care has been awarded $300,000 to expand their oral health service capacity.

This funding is designated as a one-time investment to support physical and organizational infrastructure improvements. Horizon Health Care will use the funding to purchase dental and medical integration telemedicine software, upgrade existing and purchase new panoramic machines, and purchase new digital X-ray sensors, among other upgrades.

In 2018, Horizon Health Care served nearly 8,000 dental patients at eight dental clinics across South Dakota. “This grant was highly competitive, so we are fortunate for this opportunity to improve oral health outcomes and enhance our existing services for our health center patients,” said Michelle Scholtz, DDS, Horizon Health Care Chief Dental Officer.

 

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School board hears Report Card summary

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Large rolls of duct, through which fiberoptic cable will be threaded, stand at the Timber Lake rodeo grounds awaiting installation throughout town. Construction began Tuesday and is expected to be complete, and service activated, by year’s end.

The annual Report Card from the Dept. of Education, the Native American Education coordinatorteacher position, and problems with Pixellot were the main topics at the October 16 meeting of the Timber Lake School Board.

Elementary Principal Danae Paxton, MS/HS Principal Julie Marshall and Special Ed Director Michelle Martin reviewed some highlights from the 2018-2019 Report Card.

Overall (K-12) students scored 20 points above state average in math, and 14 points above state average in English and science.

In comparison with the previous year, 69% of Timber Lake students showed progress in English Language Arts and 72% showed progress in math. State averages were 58% in ELA and 51% in math. (There was no science test the previous year.)

 

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Installation of fiber for broadband underway

The construction phase of the Timber Lake Fiber Project began on Tuesday in the northwest corner of town. Ernst Trenching of Fargo, ND is the contractor.

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Telephone Authority General Manager Mona Thompson said that applications for service are still being collected but the final deadline is October 31. If people want to be included this year, they must submit a completed application for service by next Thursday. Customers who sign up after that will have to wait until next spring for installation, she said.

 

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Thu
17
Oct
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Commissioners declare road emergency

Commissioners declare road emergency

Dewey County has hired a contractor to replace this culvert on County Road 10 -near the Arlyn and Cheryl Lawrence place, about 7 1/2 miles south of the Highway 20 turnoff to Promise.

Commissioners declare road emergency

The Dewey County Commissioners declared an emergency on October 8 to speed up the process of replacing a culvert on County Road 10.

Timber Lake School Supt. Dan Martin had submitted a letter to Highway Supt. Lyle Richter pointing out the danger to students, parents and bus drivers traveling that route.

Richter had contacted Clark Engineering to assess the damage; they can help apply to the Corps of Engineers for a permit. Richter also presented price quotes for the culvert replacement: $94,000 from A-G-E Corporation Contractors and $187,366 from Jensen Rock and Sand.

 

 

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Native American Day

Native American Day
Native American Day

Timber Lake School observed Native American Day on October 14 with educational and entertaining activities. AT LEFT are (L-R) Faye Rousseau of White Horse, keynote speaker Kansas Middletent of Lower Brule, Jenny Lawrence of White Horse, and MS/HS Principal Julie Marshall. ABOVE: Don Metcalf talks with students at the museum (L-R) Jordan Jones, Joie LeBeau, Natalie Lawrence and Matt Bowlby.

 

 

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Dewey County asked to share cost of jail in Selby

Walworth County Commissioner Kevin Holgard of Glenham told the Dewey County Commissioners at their October 8 meeting that he would like to know by early November whether Dewey County wants to chip in to build a new jail in Selby or remodel the present one.

Dewey and other neighboring counties that house their prisoners there are being asked to contribute $50,000 per year for the next three years to build the $6 million facility or remodel the present jail.

“If we can’t get the commitment to do this, it doesn’t make sense for us to spend six million dollars,” Holgard said.

Walworth County voters overwhelmingly voted down an earlier $12 million proposal for a 70-bed facility, leaving the options of building a smaller jail, remodeling the present jail, or closing it.

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Oct
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Middletent to give keynote for Native American Day

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Kansas Middletent, Native American Day speaker

Kansas Middletent, a member of the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe, will be the keynote speaker for Native American Day at Timber Lake School on October 14.

Middletent comes from the Middletent Family and the Spotted Hawk Family. He has been personally affected by suicide on too many occasions, with family members and some of his closest friends committing suicide.

Kansas talks about growing up in a broken home with drugs, alcohol, and abuse. He now works with various organizations within his community to bring awareness and prevention and to promote the importance and value of education within the Native American community.

 

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Jury decides case in favor of Lindskovs

It took the jury less than two hours to find in favor of the defendants, Lindskov Ranch General Partnership of Isabel and Kempton Olney, in a personal injury suit in Fourth Circuit Court in Timber Lake last week.

The judge sent the case to the jury with their final instructions at about 10 a.m. Friday, October 4 and they returned their verdict at 11:45. The decision was unanimous, although only a 10-2 decision was required in the civil case.

Jerry and Wanda Hamersley filed the lawsuit in 2014, alleging that the injuries Jerry sustained when a hay bale fell on him on November 17, 2011 were due to the negligence of Kempton Olney, an employee of the Lindskov Ranch. The Lindskovs’ attorney argued that it was not their fault.

 

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City wrestling with broadband issues

The Timber Lake City Board is finding it difficult to gracefully exit from the broadband business. Council member Josh Lemburg, at Monday’s regular council meeting, called the situation a “quagmire.”

Almost a year ago, city residents voted overwhelmingly to sell Timber Lake Broadband but that has not been easy to do. It took many months to get clearance from the USDA to sell the business, and the first round of advertising yielded no bidders. The City is now advertising again, with bid opening set for November 4, but board members aren’t counting on an offer the second time. If there is no sale, they intend to shut down the service by December 31.

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03
Oct
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Report Card shows data on Native and low income students

The State Report Card released recently by the South Dakota Dept.of Education gives a glimpse of student performance in English, math and science.

Students take the statewide assessments in English language arts and math in grades 3-8 and 11. They take the statewide assessment in science in grades 5, 8, and 11.

The information below shows how each population of students performed. It is broken down by group to show whether or not a school is serving all of its students well. When there are gaps for certain groups of students, schools can use that information to understand how they can better serve those groups to ensure that all students are performing at grade level.

Statewide, one of the concerns is that Native American students and economically disadvantaged students consistently score lower than other students.

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