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School hires principal, teacher

Terry Stulken, former principal in the Colman-Egan School District, has been hired as elementary principal at Timber Lake School. Supt. Jarod Larson informed the school board at a special meeting on Monday that Stulken is coming out of his brief retirement to accept the position vacated by Ryan Orrock, who is moving to Bowdle.
 
Wed
18
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Moreau-Grand members will vote on new districts

The Moreau-Grand Electric board of directors is proposing a realignment of the five director districts.

By Kathy Nelson.
 
Moreau-Grand Electric Co-op members will vote on proposed new district boundaries at their annual meeting in October. Moreau-Grand Manager Melissa Maher explained that the purpose of redrawing the districts is to equalize the number of Moreau-Grand members within the five districts.
 
Wed
18
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OctaFlex renovating eight NWAS mobile classrooms

Richard Gross (RIGHT) and his brother Jon prepare to replace a door on the NWAS Health Science van.

OctaFlex Environmental Systems in Timber Lake is finishing and renovating eight mobile classrooms for Northwest Area Schools. The company has a $499,466 contract to do the work. The educational co-op received a $800,000 grant to purchase four new vans and repair and remodel four others.
 
Wed
18
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Obamas warmly welcomed to Standing Rock Reservation

President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama with Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chairman David Archambault (LEFT) and his wife Nicole (RIGHT) at Cannonball, ND on June 13.

By Mike Nowatzki Forum News Service.
 
Speaking at Cannonball, ND on June 13, President Barack Obama pledged to invest in American Indian youth during the first visit by a sitting president to a reservation in 15 years, telling a powwow crowd of about 1,800 people that by working together they can “break old cycles” and “give our children a better future.”
 
Wed
18
Jun
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Artists named for museum project

Artists have been chosen for the Timber Lake & Area Museum art project. “We had a mix of local and regional artists who submitted applications for the project,” said Kathy Nelson, president of the Timber Lake & Area Historical Society. “We have some very talented people who will be creating art for the historical time line.”
 
Wed
11
Jun
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Dino dig reunion

Greg Garon (LEFT) and Bob Meyer look at old photos of past dinosaur digs at the Dino Dig Reunion at the Timber Lake School on June 7. Garon has led Timber Lake second graders in the Dino Dig program since 1989. Bob Meyer and his wife Karen have hosted the kids and teachers on their ranch for many years.

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Wed
11
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New playground

A bright new, safe playground was completed last week in the housing area on the south edge of Timber Lake. The Cheyenne River Housing Authority is building 22 playgrounds on the Cheyenne River Reservation as part of their Project Play program.

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Wed
11
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Individual Indian landowners file federal class action suit

Individual Indian landowners, whose earlier lawsuit seeking compensation for land taken when the Missouri River was dammed was dismissed, are going back to court. Their complaint, Casimir LeBeau et al vs. United States of America, was filed April 14, 2014 in US District Court in Sioux Falls. The civil class action suit alleges that the government breached its trust responsibility by failing to provide adequate compensation to individual land owners when their land was taken for the Missouri River dams more than 70 years ago.

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Wed
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Senior Citizens may quit meals program

The Timber Lake Senior Citizens organization is considering terminating the local elderly nutrition program. With only 6 to 8 participants per day, the cost of maintaining their building is becoming prohibitive. The group met last week and decided to have a community meeting on Monday, June 30 to seek input from the public. The meeting will be held at the Senior Center at 7:30 p.m.

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Wed
04
Jun
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Democrat voters choose Rod Enright, Dean Schrempp

Rod Enright defeated Laura Ward by two votes in Tuesday’s Democratic primary election for the District 2 seat on the Dewey County Commission. Enright tallied 67 votes to Ward’s 65. Enright led in Trail City, Timber Lake and Glencross. Ward had more votes in White Horse and Promise precincts.
 

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