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City receives drinking water award

The South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has announced that the City of Timber Lake public water system and the system’s operation specialists have been awarded a Drinking Water Certificate of Achievement Award. The system’s operation specialist is Glen Hahne; Norman Hieb is assistant. “Safe, high quality drinking water supports a higher quality of life,” said DENR Secretary Steve Pirner.
 
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West River artists paint for Sea of Grass exhibit

Among the 24 artists whose work is featured in the Sea of Grass exhibit which opens at the Timber Lake & Area Museum on Saturday are several with West River roots, including these four: Judy Frank Deems was born and raised north of Isabel, and developed a passion for drawing as soon as she was old enough to hold a pencil. From her home in Cortez, CO, she paints western landscapes, Native American culture and other subjects.
 
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All-school play

Two scenes from the all-school play, “Little Shop of Horrors,” were presented at Fine Arts Night at Timber Lake High School on March 31.
 
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Another successful benefit

The Isabel community conducted another successful benefit on Sunday, raising over $39,000 for Johan and MC Weldon, who were injured in an accident in December, 2014. “We raised a little over $39,000 and fed around 250 people,” said Marie Boldt, one of the benefit organizers.

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Kyra Holzer wins top prize at High Plains Regional Science Fair

Kyra Holzer, a senior at Timber Lake High School, won the top award at the High Plains Regional Science & Engineering Fair at the S.D. School of Mines in Rapid City on March 20. She also won two special awards— the Intel Excellence in Computer Science Award and the Mu Alpha Theta Award for best use of mathematics. As the overall individual winner, Holzer was awarded an allexpense paid trip for herself and her teacher, LuAnn Lindskov, to the International Science & Engineering Fair in Pittsburgh, PA May 10-15, where her project will be judged. The title of her project, which was judged in the Behavioral and Social Sciences category, is “Academic Performance in Primary Grades: An Indicator for Performance in Secondary Grades.”

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Five people file for three seats on school board

Five candidates are running for three seats on the Timber Lake School Board. Mitch Schoelerman and Pat Aberle have filed for the one year term, and Chad Mettler, A. J. Lindskov and Marie Gross have filed petitions for the two three-year terms. Aberle, Mettler and Lindskov are incumbents. The other board members are Willard Nash and Heidi Ducheneaux.

 
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School board petitions filed

Pat Aberle has turned in his petition for a one-year term on the Timber Lake School Board. Marie Gross turned in a petition for a three-year position. Incumbents Chad Mettler and A.J. Lindskov have also taken out petitions for threeyear terms.
 
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Student athletes earn Little Moreau Conference recognitionseniors

The Little Moreau Conference has released its list of 2014-15 All-Conference selections for both boys and girls basketball.
 
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Controversy erupts over commencement speaker

By Kathy Nelson
The Timber Lake High School senior class is getting a real-life lesson in the democratic process after they were told that Jerimiah Garon, their choice for commencement speaker, could not speak at graduation on May 10.  Garon, 36, is a 1997 graduate of TLHS and has lived most of his life in Timber Lake. He is employed as a mechanic and is a single father, sharing custody of his two-year-old daughter.
 
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Blood drive

Thirty units of blood were collected at the Timber Lake community blood drive on March 19. Coordinator Jerimiah Garon reported there were 27 donors; 20 gave single units and five gave double. Donors pictured are (ABOVE) Jarod Larson and Jackie Bigger and (RIGHT) Rich Coleman. The Timber Lake Ambulance Service and United Blood Services of Bismarck, ND conducted the drive.
 

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