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New playground

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A bright new, safe playground was completed last week in the housing area on the south edge of Timber Lake. The Cheyenne River Housing Authority is building 22 playgrounds on the Cheyenne River Reservation as part of their Project Play program.

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Individual Indian landowners file federal class action suit

Individual Indian landowners, whose earlier lawsuit seeking compensation for land taken when the Missouri River was dammed was dismissed, are going back to court. Their complaint, Casimir LeBeau et al vs. United States of America, was filed April 14, 2014 in US District Court in Sioux Falls. The civil class action suit alleges that the government breached its trust responsibility by failing to provide adequate compensation to individual land owners when their land was taken for the Missouri River dams more than 70 years ago.

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Senior Citizens may quit meals program

The Timber Lake Senior Citizens organization is considering terminating the local elderly nutrition program. With only 6 to 8 participants per day, the cost of maintaining their building is becoming prohibitive. The group met last week and decided to have a community meeting on Monday, June 30 to seek input from the public. The meeting will be held at the Senior Center at 7:30 p.m.

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Democrat voters choose Rod Enright, Dean Schrempp

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Rod Enright defeated Laura Ward by two votes in Tuesday’s Democratic primary election for the District 2 seat on the Dewey County Commission. Enright tallied 67 votes to Ward’s 65. Enright led in Trail City, Timber Lake and Glencross. Ward had more votes in White Horse and Promise precincts.
 
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Remodeling

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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

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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

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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

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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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