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30
Apr
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Plane crash claims 4 lives

The crash of a small plane near Highmore claimed the lives of four men late Sunday night. It was reported that D.J. Fischer, 30, of Gettysburg, an employee of AirKraft Spraying of Timber Lake, was the pilot of the plane that crashed into a wind turbine during foggy weather.
 
Wed
23
Apr
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Tiospaye Topa honors memory of Debbe Lawrence with scholarship

The late Debbe Lawrence was honored on Saturday, April 12 with the Debbe Lawrence Memorial Alumni Basketball Games held at the Tiospaye Topa School. She was remembered for her dedication to education and to the school. Mrs. Lawrence passed away on January 9, 2014 and in her honor family, alumni, students, staff, and friends gathered for some basketball entertainment.
 
Wed
23
Apr
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TL students capture 8 first places

ELEMENTARY TROPHY WINNERS FRONT (L-R): Treyton Boldt, Meredith Maciejewski, Averie Marshall; BACK: Tayla Ward, Sawyer Holzer and Chase Marshall.

Eight Timber Lake students took first place in the Northwest Area Schools Spelling Bee at Dupree on April 19. Here are the complete results:
1st Grade
Written: 1. Meredith Maciejewski, Timber Lake; 2. Zoey Dela Rosa, Dupree; 3. Treyton Boldt, Timber Lake; 4. TyAnne Mortensen, Faith; 5. Roper Eaton, Dupree. Oral: 1. Treyton Boldt; 2. Trevor Iron Shield, McLaughlin; 3. Zoey Dela Rosa; 4. Ethan Thyne, Lemmon; 5. Roper Eaton.
 
Wed
23
Apr
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Easter Egg Hunt winners

The annual Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by the Cross Trail Blazers 4-H Club was held Saturday morning, April 19. Prize winners were (L-R) Rance Gross, Mila Mowrer, Paige Marshall (grand prize winner), Xander Keller, Sarah Holzer, and Ryan Keller. NOT PICTURED: Cooper Goldade, Baylor Bickel, Jasmine Nash, Evan Schweitzer, Presley Goldade, Jayden Goldade, and Jaylee Booth.
 
Wed
23
Apr
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Early voting for June 3 primary underway

Absentee voting for the June 3 Primary Election opened on Friday, April 18. Voters can vote by mail or in person at their county auditor’s office. In Dewey County, there are three ballots. Republicans will cast votes for their party’s nomination for U.S. Senator and for Governor. Candidates seeking the Senate seat held by retiring Senator Tim Johnson are Stace Nelson, Mike Rounds, Dr. Annette Bosworth, Jason Ravnsborg, and Larry Rhoden. The two Republicans seeking the Governor’s seat are Lora Hubbel and Dennis Daugaard, the incumbent.
 
Wed
23
Apr
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Prom night events set

Saturday, April 26 is prom night at Timber Lake High School. The TLHS Junior Class and their advisors and parents have been planning all year, and fund raising longer than that. The public is welcome to attend the Grand March in the old gym at 8 p.m. The dance will follow until midnight.
 
Thu
17
Apr
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Senate candidates debate issues at newspaper event

Candidates for the Republican nomination for US Senate debated on Saturday in Pierre. L-R are former Gov. Mike Rounds, Fort Pierre; District 19 Rep. Stace Nelson, Fulton; Dr. Annette Bosworth, Sioux Falls; Attorney Jason Ravnsborg, Yankton; and District 29 Sen. Larry Rhoden, Union Center.

By Elizabeth “Sam” Grosz Community News Service.
 
Five Republicans hoping to emerge from the June 3 primary election as the candidate to beat in the U.S. Senate election this fall participated in a debate sponsored by South Dakota Newspaper Association April 12 in Pierre. The debate, the first among all five GOP candidates this spring, was held in conjunction with SDNA’s 132nd annual state convention.

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Thu
17
Apr
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Robbie’s song

Paige Kerstiens (Julia) listens as Tanner Linderman (Robbie) sings his ideas for a song in “The Wedding Singer,” the Timber Lake High School spring play.

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Thu
17
Apr
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Changes in teaching staff underway at Timber Lake School

Several changes in the teaching staff were approved by the Timber Lake School Board Monday night as resignations were accepted and contracts were offered for the 2014-2015 school year. Krista McCorkle, who teaches first grade, resigned to accept a position in Aberdeen. Sarah Johnson, high school English teacher, will be leaving to accept a position in the Lead-Deadwood School. Rachael Pederson from Eagan, MN was hired to replace Johnson.

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Wed
09
Apr
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At the reception

The cast of the Timber Lake High School spring play, “The Wedding Singer,” was doing a “not quite dress” rehearsal on Sunday evening. Shown at the wedding reception (ABOVE) are the bride and groom, Donatella and Shane, played by Kenidee Keller and Ben Beyer, and George (Kadem Huber), a member of the band. The play will be performed Thursday, Friday and Sunday evenings.
 

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