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Spring is finally here ... pasque it on

South Dakota’s state flower, the pasque (prairie crocus), is in bloom where they can be found in our area. Pictured above, an ant searches for nectar in a dew-covered flower located in northern Ziebach County.

 

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02
May
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Warren LeBeau declares candidacy for CRST Chairman

Warren LeBeau is announcing his candidacy for Chairman of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe. The rural Gettysburg resident said he wants to declare his candidacy ahead of the filing period so he can “get a running start” on his campaign.

Warren, 64, a son of Sebastian and Joan LeBeau, says he will run an oldfashioned campaign that will include a lot of door-to-door visits.

 

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02
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
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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
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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
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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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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
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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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