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Fr. Brian going to NAC in Rome

Rev. Brian Christensen, who has been pastor at the Catholic parishes in Timber Lake, Isabel and Trail City for the past three years, will be leaving for a new assignment next summer. He will become Vice Rector of Seminary Life and Director of Formation Advising at the Pontifical North American College in Rome.
 
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Romance began on the internet

Maureen and Bobby Hanzlik met on e-Harmony.com and are now at home on a ranch near Mud Butte.

By Karen Holzer.
 
Key strokes on a computer, a shared love for a cup of coffee with cream, and a little help from an online dating site turned into romance, marriage, and a new life together for Maureen and Bobby Hanzlik. It’s the fall of 2009. In Sioux Falls, in the southeast corner of the state, Maureen (Mulloy) Anderson was working as a dental assistant. Although she hadn’t previously used a computer a lot, she purchased one that fall. Maureen says, “ I didn’t use it much, mostly I emailed family members.”
 

 

Wed
12
Feb
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Students celebrate 100 days of school

Joseph Alley (LEFT) brought 100 marshmallows and Maria Scherer brought 100 morning glory seeds for the 100th day of school.

Theresa Keller’s class at the Timber Lake Elementary had a big day on the 100th day of school. One activity was to estimate how many Skittles were in a bag. Then, they counted them by sorting into groups of 10. After counting for awhile, some realized they were way off in their first estimate and wanted to “re-guess”! The total number of Skittles in the bag was 369. Another of their activities was to color “gumballs” to glue on a huge gumball machine. This was done in groups of five. They also brought 100 of something from home to share. Some things brought were marshmallows, dried corn, pennies, legos and flower seeds. They also jumped up and down for 100 seconds!
 
Wed
12
Feb
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School board renews tax opt out, offers contracts

The Timber Lake School Board voted Monday to opt out of the state-mandated property tax freeze to levy an additional $45,000 for taxes payable in 2015. This is a renewal of the opt out passed five years ago and, according to Supt. Jarod Larson, is necessary to continue the operation of the school. Keeping the local general fund taxes at a certain level helps qualify the district for continued federal impact aid, which is about $1.5 million per year, Larson said. A notice about the opt out appears elsewhere in this issue.
 

 

Wed
12
Feb
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Judge says Aberle cannot serve on school board, Leibel can

Steve Aberle cannot serve on the Timber Lake School Board while he is States Attorney, but Deputy County Auditor Cherie Leibel may continue to serve, a Fourth Circuit Judge ruled. Judge Michael Day, in a six-page decision released on February 8, concluded that incompatibility exists between the two elected offices Aberle would like to hold.
 

 

Wed
05
Feb
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Teacher salaries in area schools

It’s that time of year when teachers and school boards sit down to negotiate salaries for the next school year. Here are examples of salaries for the 2013-2014 school year from area schools. The four columns are for a beginning teacher with a Bachelor’s degree; then with a BA and 10 or 15 additional credit hours and 10 years of experience; then with a master’s degree and 10 years; and finally, the top teacher pay in the district.
 
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Administration salaries in area schools

These are the current year salaries for administrators in area public schools. Information was provided by the school business managers, at the Topic’s request. All salaries, wages and benefits of all school employees are a matter of public record and are published once a year, with employees’ names.
 
Wed
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Lindskov honored

South Dakota Teacher of the Year LuAnn Lindskov of Isabel, who teaches at Timber Lake School, was honored January 29 at the State Capitol. She is pictured here with Sen. Ryan Maher (R-Isabel).
 
Wed
05
Feb
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Judge hears school board arguments

Fourth Circuit Judge Michael Day heard oral arguments in the Timber Lake School Board eligibility case on Monday but did not pronounce a decision. The parties will submit additional documents and the judge said he will try to render a decision before the filing deadline for the next school board election.
 
Wed
05
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City council gives support to park improvements

Meeting Monday night, the Timber Lake City Council authorized Richard, Marie and Barb Gross to write a grant application for improvements to the city park. The council was forced to discuss ways to reduce the city’s liability at the park after the insurer made recommendations in 2012. Richard Gross presented petitions signed by local residents who want something done to save the park, not close it, as had been considered.
 

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