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Wed
09
Apr
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County commission/equalization board meets

The Dewey County Equalization Board met during the county commission meeting on Tuesday. Charlie Shupick of Eagle Butte talked to the board about the need for a reappraisal of properties in Eagle Butte. He said the City of Eagle Butte wants the appraisals to be fair and equitable and is willing to work with the county to get it done.
 
Wed
02
Apr
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Before the storm

This little Charolais calf (one of Patrick Maher’s) was moved closer to shelter on Sunday, in anticipation of the incoming blizzard, so he was enjoying a few final hours of warm spring weather before the wind and snow hit. Because of the blizzard warning, most ranchers had time to get their cows and calves to shelter.
 
Wed
02
Apr
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No water, no school

A broken water main on C Street in Timber Lake was discovered on Monday during the snowstorm and repaired Tuesday. AT ABOVE Jess Schlosser of Schlosser Ditching and Plumbing is at the controls.
 
Wed
02
Apr
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I Hate Winter Day

Timber Lake students celebrated “I Hate Winter Day” with activities led by the TLHS Student Council. Here Student Council President Shaun Maher conducts a musical quiz where contestants were asked to complete the lyrics of a popular song. Seated are some of the contestants (L-R) Nicholas Bad Warrior, Curtis Traversie and Ethan Schaffer.
 
Wed
02
Apr
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Spicing the sale

The “Old Spice Girls” raised $2300 at a March 29 garage sale for William and Justine Kougl, who lost their home to a fire. L-R are Jayne Pfeifle, Faye Kraft, Kris Lawien, Cindy Biegler, and Adele Enright. Many people stopped by to have coffee and drop off a donation.
 
Wed
02
Apr
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Timber Lake places second in Middle School Acalympics

The Timber Lake Middle School Acalympics team. L-R Ty Ducheneaux, Bergen Marshall, Allison Gross, Sierra Daugaard, Sarah Barnica. NOT PICTURED: Elsie DuBray.

Six students from Timber Lake Middle School went to the Acalympics on March 26 in White River. The team got a total of 210 points, getting second place to Lyman with 220 points. The six students that went to the event were Bergen Marshall, Allison Gross, Sarah Barnica, Ty Ducheneaux, Sierra Daugaard, and Elsie DuBray.
 
Wed
02
Apr
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T. Van Norman will challenge Schrempp for 28A House seat

Tom Van Norman of Eagle Butte has filed to run for the District 28A seat in the S.D. House of Representatives. Van Norman held the post from 2001 to 2008. The incumbent, Dean Schrempp of Lantry, has also filed. The filing sets up a Democratic contest between Van Norman, an attorney in private practice, and Schrempp, a rancher, in the June 3 primary.
 
Wed
02
Apr
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Heidi Ducheneaux in, Pat Aberle out

The tussle over a seat on the Timber Lake School Board took another turn when Pat Aberle was determined to be ineligible to serve on the board. As the Topic reported last week, Aberle and Heidi Ducheneaux both filed petitions on the final day, March 25. But the next day, Supt. Jarod Larson reported that Aberle’s petition was rejected.
 
Thu
27
Mar
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Artists asked to interpret local history

The Timber Lake and Area Museum is looking for artists. The art project was envisioned years ago by the late Jim Nelson, who suggested a series of original paintings to be hung in front of the duct work in the main gallery. Together, the art pieces would tell the history of the area, especially Dewey and Corson counties, and the Cheyenne River and Standing Rock reservations.
 
Thu
27
Mar
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Mural artist

Brody Hall, a freshman at Timber Lake High School, is one of the art students painting murals on school walls. This is the school’s mission statement being done on the wall in the elementary school office. Several other murals are being painted in the hallways, classrooms and middle school commons under the direction of art teacher Heather Kraft.
 

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