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Kelsey Ducheneaux chosen to speak at SDSU commencement

Kelsey Ducheneaux has been chosen as the student speaker at South Dakota State University’s 2015 Commencement Ceremony. Kelsey is the daughter of Vicki and Tyler Mareska of Timber Lake, and Zachary Ducheneaux and Jenn Zeller of Armstrong County. The Timber Lake High School graduate will be awarded a bachelor of science degree in range management. She plans to attend graduate school. Kelsey was first nominated for the opportunity by a faculty member atSDSU. After several selection rounds, including a first draft submission and an interview, the selection committee notified Kelsey on April 10 that she would be giving this year’s commencement address  
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Equalization board to meet again Monday

Questions about valuation of property in Eagle Butte will bring the Dewey County Commission/Board of Equalization back to the meeting room next Monday. The board met on April 22 to consider appeals of actions by the Eagle Butte local equalization board, specifically their decision to increase some property valuations by 20%.The board will meet on Monday, May 4 at 10 a.m. at the Dewey County Courthouse  

 

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Farmers trying to be optimistic about dry start to season

The half inch of rain that fell in the area last weekend was welcome but wasn’t enough to put to rest the fears that accompany any dry spell. State Climatologist Dennis Todey says nearly 66% of the state is covered by moderate drought conditions.

 

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Timber Lake, Isabel firefighters complete certification training

Thirteen firemen from Timber Lake and Isabel are nearing the end of three months of certification training. On Saturday, they had an all-day class at Isabel, where Jay Boldt of Isabel and Chad Baumgarten of Lemmon were instructors. According to Timber Lake Fire Chief Grady Kraft, former Timber Lake Fire Chief Daryl Schuchhardt set up the classes, which have been

held every Wednesday since the end of January.

 

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‘Little Shop’ another hit

The TLHS drama department performed another hit with the musical, “Little Shop of Horrors,” last weekend. LEFT: Seymour (played by Ethan Schaffer) shares a bittersweet moment with Audrey (Kodi Traversie). TOP: Sydney Maher, Morgan Ducheneaux and Sydnee Mettler as Crystal, Ronnette and Chiffon.

 

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Litter Patrol

This group of young volunteers did some early spring cleaning, picking up litter in the downtown area after school last Thursday. FRONT (L-R): Eddie Keller, Cole Ducheneaux, Natalie Gross, Carlie Lawrence, Shay Kraft, Kenna Webb, Natalie Biegler, and Sara Keller.
 
 
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Sea of Grass artists

Sixteen of the 22 living artists whose work is featured in the new Sea of Grass exhibit at the Timber Lake & Area Museum were present for the grand opening on Saturday. Pictured are FRONT (L-R): Mick Harrison of Belle Fourche, Bonnie Brahms of Humboldt, Jan Seurer of Hoven, Judy Frank Deems of Cortez, CO, Charity Newman of Shadehill; MIDDLE: James Pollock of Pierre, Dennis Linn of Rapid City, Linda Roesch of Roscoe, Brenda No Hawk Kohlman of Aberdeen, Molly Krautkremer of Nisswa, MN; BACK: Del Iron Cloud of Rapid City, Jay Jones of Trail City, Steve Randall of Sioux Falls, Dale Stradinger of  Rapid City, and Peter Kilian of Aberdeen.
 
 
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School board approves staff changes for next year

Staff changes for the next school year were approved by the Timber Lake School Board on Monday. Danae Dorsey Paxton, formerly of Isabel, was hired as elementary principal to replace Terry Stulken, who has a one-year contract. Kristen Lawrence, a graduate of TLHS and Black Hills State University, was hired to teach fifth grade, the position being vacated by
Heidi Boldt, who is retiring. She will also coach junior high volleyball.
 
 
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FSA: Sorghum Referendum, April interest rates

The Dewey and Ziebach County FSA offices would like to keep you informed of the following items important to USDA programs. If you have any questions contact the Dewey County office at 865-3522 ext. 2, or Ziebach County at 365-5179 ext. 2.
 
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Street bid from Jensen Rock and Sand tentatively accepted

Jensen Rock & Sand of Mobridge submitted a bid of $293,077.90 for the Timber Lake city street improvement project, about $40,000 more than the engineer’s estimate. It was the only bid for the project, which will improve about 10 blocks of E Street and 8th Street. Todd Goldsmith of Mobridge, project engineers, suggested changing from 10 inches of gravel surfacing to 8 inches, which he estimated would reduce the cost by about $40,000 in material and excavating costs.
 

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