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02
Jul
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County requests disaster declaration

In a special teleconference meeting on June 26 the Dewey County Commission passed a resolution seeking a disaster declaration from the Governor. Highway Supt. Tom Hermes estimated the cost to repair roads and culverts damaged by recent flooding at more than $100,000, just for the gravel.
 
Wed
02
Jul
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Elderly nutrition program seeking new location

By Kathy Nelson.
 
The Timber Lake Senior Citizens aren’t quite ready to pull the plug on the senior meals program. The group came up with some ideas Monday evening at a meeting with Marcia Murray and George Larson of Western South Dakota Senior Services, which operates the elderly nutrition program in 13 communities. Lois Bartlett, president of the Timber Lake Senior Citizens, chaired the meeting. Ray Lenk of the Dupree Senior Citizens and Willard Nash of the Isabel Senior Citizens took part in the discussion, along with half a dozen local seniors.
 
Wed
25
Jun
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Teacher housing

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On Monday, the Timber Lake School Board toured the new Governor’s House, one of two which are being rented to teachers. The homes were purchased by the Timber lake School District and are managed by the Timber Lake & Area Development Corporation.
 
Wed
25
Jun
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Dewey County expresses interest in new attorney

The Dewey County Commission has taken the first step toward recruiting an attorney to practice law in the county. The commissioners discussed the Recruitment Assistance Pilot Program with Wayne Venhuizen of the Unified Judicial System (UJS) at their June 5 meeting.
 
Wed
25
Jun
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School hires principal, teacher

Terry Stulken, former principal in the Colman-Egan School District, has been hired as elementary principal at Timber Lake School. Supt. Jarod Larson informed the school board at a special meeting on Monday that Stulken is coming out of his brief retirement to accept the position vacated by Ryan Orrock, who is moving to Bowdle.
 
Wed
18
Jun
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Moreau-Grand members will vote on new districts

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The Moreau-Grand Electric board of directors is proposing a realignment of the five director districts.

By Kathy Nelson.
 
Moreau-Grand Electric Co-op members will vote on proposed new district boundaries at their annual meeting in October. Moreau-Grand Manager Melissa Maher explained that the purpose of redrawing the districts is to equalize the number of Moreau-Grand members within the five districts.
 
Wed
18
Jun
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OctaFlex renovating eight NWAS mobile classrooms

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Richard Gross (RIGHT) and his brother Jon prepare to replace a door on the NWAS Health Science van.

OctaFlex Environmental Systems in Timber Lake is finishing and renovating eight mobile classrooms for Northwest Area Schools. The company has a $499,466 contract to do the work. The educational co-op received a $800,000 grant to purchase four new vans and repair and remodel four others.
 
Wed
18
Jun
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Obamas warmly welcomed to Standing Rock Reservation

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President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama with Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chairman David Archambault (LEFT) and his wife Nicole (RIGHT) at Cannonball, ND on June 13.

By Mike Nowatzki Forum News Service.
 
Speaking at Cannonball, ND on June 13, President Barack Obama pledged to invest in American Indian youth during the first visit by a sitting president to a reservation in 15 years, telling a powwow crowd of about 1,800 people that by working together they can “break old cycles” and “give our children a better future.”
 
Wed
18
Jun
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Artists named for museum project

Artists have been chosen for the Timber Lake & Area Museum art project. “We had a mix of local and regional artists who submitted applications for the project,” said Kathy Nelson, president of the Timber Lake & Area Historical Society. “We have some very talented people who will be creating art for the historical time line.”
 
Wed
11
Jun
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Dino dig reunion

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Greg Garon (LEFT) and Bob Meyer look at old photos of past dinosaur digs at the Dino Dig Reunion at the Timber Lake School on June 7. Garon has led Timber Lake second graders in the Dino Dig program since 1989. Bob Meyer and his wife Karen have hosted the kids and teachers on their ranch for many years.

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