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Remodeling

Carol Stoudt, Martin Biegler, Dave Stoudt were at work this past week on the office remodeling at the Timber Lake & Area Museum. Here they fit an old window from the Holy Spirit Chapel (Old Stone Church) into a new wall that will create an office space in the south of the front gallery.
 
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4-H Project Day

ABOVE: Barb Berndt gives instructions to Stormi Hulm as Harlee Hulm observes.

Dewey County 4-Hers worked on projects to exhibit at the Dewey County Fair at Project Day on May 30. Parents and volunteers helped the kids. 
 
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Retirees

Marijo Bornong (LEFT) and Audrey Jackson were honored on their retirement from the Timber Lake School. A farewell reception was held Saturday evening at the Jackson Ranch at Firesteel.
 
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Street repair

Jensen Rock and Sand of Mobridge did some repair work and laid a new surface on the street north of the Timber Lake School. The school district contributed part of the cost to the City of Timber Lake because the street was damaged during the school construction.
 
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City council considering purchase of cable TV system

The Timber Lake City Council met with representatives of West River Cable TV Monday night to discuss the sale of the local cable system. Reed Metzger and Lyle Reiff of WRCTV of Bison said the Timber Lake system is no longer profitable for their company, a subsidiary of the electric and telephone cooperative at Bison, to operate. Metzger said they had decided to offer it for sale first to the City of Timber Lake.
 
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Elder contracts Legionnaire’s Disease at Colorado swimming pool

Allan Elder of Aurora, CO and formerly of Timber Lake, is one of two people who contracted Legionnaire’s Disease after using the swimming pool and hot tub at Bally’s gym in Aurora. Elder spent six days in the hospital after being diagnosed with the sometimes fatal bacterial disease in April. He told the Topic on Tuesday that he is feeling stronger every day but it will be about five more months before he will be fully recovered. He said he worked out three or four times a week at Bally’s, which has been closed by health department authorities.
 
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Elizabeth Sudmeier’s secret life revealed

Elizabeth Sudmeier received the Intelligence Medal of Merit in 1962 for her clandestine work for the Central Intelligence Agency.

By Kathy Nelson.
 
When Elizabeth Sudmeier died in April, 1989, her role as an undercover agent for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) remained a secret. It was not until recently that information about her work as a clandestine agent was declassified. Today, 25 years after her death, some of the details remain classified.
 
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Community remembers those who gave

Tom Herman’s granddaughter Chloe at his grave.

At the Memorial Day program in Timber Lake on Monday, Kasey Bickel, a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, encouraged her audience to live their lives like soldiers — to face challenges with courage. Bickel, who has attended Memorial Day services almost every year of her life, said she had often thought about what she would say if she had the opportunity.
 
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Arts Council awards $5000 for museum art project

The South Dakota Arts Council has awarded a $5000 grant to the Timber Lake & Area Historical Society for the museum art project. The funds will increase the budget for artists to $25,000, as CRST Tribal Ventures had earlier granted $20,000 for that purpose. The Historical Society will purchase original art depicting historical themes to create a timeline of local history. The originals will be scanned and printed on canvas for hanging in the main gallery.
 
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Schweitzer, Long graduate from MTI

Bruce Schweitzer and Troy Long graduated from Mitchell Technical Institute on May 9 at the Mitchell Corn Palace. Bruce earned an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Utilities Technologies. He is the son of Faron and Marilyn Schweitzer of Glencross.
 

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