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Wed
17
Jan
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County officials take out petitions

The three Dewey County Commissioners whose terms expire this year have taken out petitions to run again.

Rod Enright of Timber Lake (District 2) has filed for a second four-year term.

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Wed
17
Jan
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Donation

Western Dakota Bank presented the first payment of a $16,000 gift to the Timber Lake School Board on January 10.

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Wed
17
Jan
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TC&G Water expects $3.3 million project to be done in March

By Kathy Nelson

Major improvements are underway in the TC&G Water system, which provides household and livestock water to 140 member-owners in the Trail City and Glencross area.

A recent $500,000 loan from the Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund is the latest boost for the project. According to TC&G board members Ted Schweitzer and Kelly Landis, the total cost of the project is about $3.39 million, most from state and federal loans and grants acquired over the past three years.

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Wed
10
Jan
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City moving toward selling TL Broadband

Meeting on Monday night, the Timber Lake City Council learned more about the process of selling the city-owned broadband business.

Patrick Hemen of Huron, field representative for the USDA’s Rural Utilities Service Telecommunications program, answered questions about federal regulations about selling equipment purchased with a USDA grant.

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Wed
10
Jan
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Isabel board approves raises

The Isabel Town Board discussed 2018 salaries and other business Monday night at the regular meeting for January.

The board approved a 3 percent increase for the Maintenance Supervisor and a raise from $15 to $17 per hour for the Finance Officer. It was also noted that the minimum wage has increased from $8.65 to $8.85 for part-time helper Morrison Egna. The board made no change to the stipend for trustees.

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Wed
10
Jan
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TC&G awarded $500,000 more

Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced that the state Board of Water and Natural Resources has approved an additional $500,000 Drinking Water State Revolving Fund loan to TC&G Water Association for drinking water system improvements.

TC&G Water Association serves 140 metered connections in the Trail City and Glencross area in Corson and Dewey counties.

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Wed
10
Jan
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City and county agree to support new law practice in Timber Lake

The Timber Lake City Council and the Dewey County Commission have pledged support for the Rural Attorney Recruitment Program (RARP) to bring an attorney to open a new law practice in Timber Lake.

At the city council meeting Monday night and the county commission meeting on Tuesday, the two boards passed unanimous motions to participate.

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Wed
03
Jan
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New event added for Days of 1910 Rodeo

Miniature bareback riding will be a new feature at the Days of 1910 Rodeo next summer.

At the Timber Lake Rodeo Association’s annual meeting on December 13, Jack Ward offered to sponsor the stock contractor for the miniature ponies for the event if the TLRA would supply judges and prizes.

It was agreed to add the event for kids 14 and under to the Sunday night rodeo, July 29. Jayme Murray will sponsor a buckle for first place, and the rodeo association will provide $250 for cash prizes.

 

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Wed
03
Jan
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Songstress

Vocalist Evy Johnson of Firesteel performed a concert at the Timber Lake School Theater on December 30, her first time back on the stage where she performed many times during high school. A 2013 graduate of TLHS, Evy completed a bachelor’s degree in Music Education at SDSU and now attends the University of South Carolina pursuing a Master of Music in Opera Theater with an emphasis in performance. Her program included Christmas music, show tunes, and operatic selections.

Donations were received for the Children’s Miracle Network and the Miss South Dakota Scholarship Program. Evy is the current Miss Missouri Valley and a runner-up in the 2017 Miss South Dakota Pageant.

 

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Wed
03
Jan
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Commissioners wrap up year

At their year-end meeting on December 28, the Dewey County Commissioners approved a budget supplement of $100,000 for the 2017 Highway and Bridge Fund, the money to come from cash on hand.

The board also made transfers totaling $30,180 from the commissioners’ contingency fund to meet final 2017 expenses for five budget categories.

Dewey County Sheriff Les Mayer reported on options for a new patrol vehicle to be purchased in 2018. The commissioners authorized the purchase of a Ford pickup to replace the 2013 Ford Explorer, which has 104,000 miles on it. The new vehicle will cost approximately $37,000, and, if ordered soon, will be delivered in the spring. It will be financed through Western Dakota Bank, which had the best interest rate of 3.99%, Mayer said.

 

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