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Thu
11
Apr
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Medicine Wheel Village now taking nursing home patients

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Medicine Wheel Village in Eagle Butte is nearly at capacity in its 28-suite assisted living wings, and is now opening the 50-bed nursing home. Pictured in the fireplace room are (SEATED L-R) residents Pauline Eagle Chasing, Louie Horn and Raymond Cadotte, and (STANDING L-R) Kim Clown, director of assisted living; June Lamb, director of nursing; and Nicole Eagle Chasing, restorative aide.

Kim Clown and Deb Arbogast, administrators at Medicine Wheel Village assisted living and nursing home at Eagle Butte, are happy to be accepting nursing care patients now.

The facility has been licensed for 28 assisted living beds and 50 nursing home beds since 2013. While the assisted living apartments have been at or near capacity, until recently a shortage of nurses made it impossible to provide nursing home care.

As of last week the first two residents were transitioned from assisted living to nursing care and more applications are being processed.

An opening ceremony is being planned.

Clown said the facility was designed as a place where residents could “age in place,” meaning they could enjoy the support they needed for assisted living and, if their health declined, they could receive nursing care by just moving down the hall with little disruption.

 

 

Thu
04
Apr
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Little Moreau

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Photo by Robert Slocum

The normally lazy dam at the Little Moreau Park recreation area south of Timber Lake was rushing and gushing last week as the Moreau River crested at near record levels and caused evacuations, rescue efforts, road and property damage and threatened livestock. The White Horse/Promise area saw some of the worst of it.

 

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Thu
04
Apr
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Gunderson, Schlosser seek seat on new town board

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Election isTuesday

Two candidates — Jess Schlosser and Tim Gunderson — are running for a one-year term on the new Timber Lake Town Board in the election to be held next Tuesday, April 9.

The five-member town board replaces the mayor and six-member council after city voters approved the change in the form of municipal government in a special election last fall.

The polls will be open at the Timber Lake Community Center from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The official election notice and sample ballot are on page 13 of this issue.

Unopposed for three of the four other seats are Tom Hermes, Josh Lemburg and Mike LaCompte.

Editor’s note: The two candidates for Timber Lake Town Board were given identical questions. Tim Gunderson responded in a telephone interview. Jess Schlosser submitted written answers via email.

 

 

Thu
28
Mar
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School board accepts resignations, hires new teachers

The Timber Lake School Board, meeting on March 20, regretfully accepted the resignations of Jordan and Katie Weisbeck effective at the end of the current year. Jordan has been a high school social studies teacher and coach, and Katie has been third grade teacher and coach.

The board also accepted resignations from Tanner Kraft as junior high football coach and Kelli Buckley as assistant cook.

The board approved the hiring of Sierra Stugelmeyer of Harding County as middle school Language Arts teacher and assistant high school track coach, Tylyn LeBeau as an elementary teacher, and high school teacher Ryan Gimbel as head football coach to replace Jordan Weisbeck.

 

 

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Thu
28
Mar
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School board, teachers agree on salaries

Meeting over a period of two hours on Monday, the Timber Lake School Board reached agreement with the teachers on salaries for the 2019-2020 school year contracts.

The base salary for a beginning teacher with a four-year degree will increase from $44,300 to $45,200, a raise of $900. Returning teachers will receive $325 for their additional year of experience, which brings their increase to $1225.

 

 

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Thu
28
Mar
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County, Tribe declare disaster

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The view from just north of the Highway 63 Cheyenne River bridge shows how far out of its banks the Cheyenne is running. From this perspective, the river appears at least four times as wide as normal. Photo by Robert Slocum

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Gov. Kristi Noem (LEFT) speaks with Dist. 28A Rep. Oren Lesmeister and Tater Ward of White Horse about flooding near White Horse and Promise on Monday. Noem visited the area and Eagle Butte after spending the previous day at Pine Ridge assessing flood conditions there.

Dewey County and the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe have declared an emergency and are requesting that Gov. Kristi Noem request a Presidential Declaration of Disaster, which would pave the way for assistance for local governments.

Spring runoff from the winter’s accumulation of heavy snow and the March snowstorms have created an emergency that has increased in intensity since the declarations were declared.

On Tuesday afternoon, the CRST Command Center, of which Dave Nelson is director, issued a statement asking everyone residing along the Moreau River from On the Tree to Promise to voluntarily evacuate the area.

 

 

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Thu
21
Mar
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Saying hello to Spring like ...

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Carrie Beer sent in this photo of the front-door view from the Beer Ranch west of Isabel.

 

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Thu
21
Mar
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Commissioners consider hiring planners, working with Tribe

In February, the Dewey County Commissioners heard a presentation by David Reiss from the Central South Dakota Enhancement District, which assists counties and cities with zoning ordinances, grant writing and other services.

At their March 12 meeting, Reiss had a few more specifics on costs of membership, and alternately, hiring the CSDED on a fee for service basis but the board did not make a decision on whether to proceed.

The City of Timber Lake and the Town of Isabel had expressed interest in the CSDED. No city representatives attended the March meeting although Auditor Kyrie Lemburg had invited them.

Reiss said any of the entities can hire CSDED for individual projects on a fee for service basis but those who are members have priority on the work schedule. Cities cannot be members unless their counties are.

 

 

Thu
21
Mar
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Panther boys take 8th place at State B Tournament

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FRONT (L-R): Brandt Ducheneaux, Isaac Kraft, Brayden PayPay, Jackson Harrison, Kuper Heck, Hank Kraft, Trevor Brangham, Beau DuBray, Matt Jewett, Callie Schaffer and Margaret Bad Warrior; BACK: Jayce Lawrence, Asst. Coach Bryce Schaffer, Daryen Ley, Trey Bollinger, Tucker Kraft, Hunter Schrempp, Taylor Goldade, Sawyer Holzer, Kedrick Martin, Nate Schaffer, Asst. Coach Shaun Maher, and Head Coach Cody Lawrence.

 

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Thu
14
Mar
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‘Here comes the sun’ moments in government

Little darling, it’s been a long cold lonely winter Little darling, it seems like years since it’s been here Here comes the sun (doo doo doo doo) Here comes the sun, and I say it’s all right

George Harrison’s song of spring is a fitting start to my Sunshine Week salute to everyday heroes bringing light to local government.

“Why do you want to know that?” is a question most reporters have heard when asking for public documents. It generally becomes a Freedom of Information teaching moment from the journalist to the reluctant keeper of records.

Many years ago, I was covering a county commission meeting when a department head stood to speak. Before addressing commissioners, he turned to a radio reporter next to me and gruffly ordered him to turn off his tape recorder.

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