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11
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Looking Back

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These “sweethearts” from a 1963 Topic file photo are Arlene and Mark O’Leary’s children. FRONT (L-R): Mark and Margaret Mary; MIDDLE: Tim and Carmen; BACK: David, Dennis and Ramona. 
 
Wed
04
Feb
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USPS continues to reduce rural Post Office hours

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By Karen Holzer
Only a short time ago, a drive up Main Street in any small town would find you beneath a US flag billowing in the wind, marking the location of the community’s post office. Winds of change have swept over the countryside, however, and
with it, the changing role of the main street post office. As the United States became settled and towns were established,
post offices were a vital component of the official status of the community. Paperwork was sent to Washington, DC for approval to name the town and designate a postmaster. Local landmarks and the longitude and latitude of its location defined the town and placed it on maps. The town would then have mail delivered by the United States Post Office to
residents.
 
Wed
04
Feb
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Tribal Ventures begins last year of 10-year plan

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CRST Tribal Ventures came into existence nine years ago with $9.5 million from the Northwest Area Foundation and a list of ideas for reducing poverty. Now, with only a year to wrap up, the people involved are looking back and ahead — finishing projects, evaluating results and planning for the future.
 
Wed
04
Feb
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City considers changes for TL Broadband

Timber Lake Broadband Manager Ryan Farlee did not resign as hinted by an item on the posted agenda for the Timber Lake City Council meeting Monday night but decided to stay on. Farlee told the council that, after the way things were at the last meeting (where broadband assistant Terry Grove was released), he had applied for and been offered another job but
had not accepted it yet. 
 
Wed
28
Jan
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Headed to State

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All three judges at the regional one-act play contest in Mobridge on January 21 gave the Timber Lake High School drama department’s one act play, “Homefront,” superior ratings and sent it on to state competition. Shaun Maher and Ethan Schaffer received Outstanding Actor awards.
 
Wed
28
Jan
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Dewey, Ziebach among last to adopt 911 addressing

By Karen Holzer
 
It is happening. A resident has lived at and received mail at RR 2, Box 98, and suddenly, without moving, he finds himself at 12812 303rd Ave. Rural mail customers in Dewey County may have received mail at a Rural Route or Highway Contract Route address for decades. Now they will be required to use physical locations designated by 911 addressing. Recently, residents in Dewey County have received notification of their physical addresses which will be used for emergency dispatch by fire departments, ambulances, and law enforcement. The US Postal Service, along with UPS, FedEx and other delivery services, will be using those addresses to deliver mail and packages.
 
Wed
28
Jan
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Jim Mraz takes back Top Gun position

By Joe Scherer
 
Jim Mraz scored 27 points to take back Top Gun honors for the second half of pool season. The Nine Inch Nails are still on their game and are still in first. The Nails would like to stretch their lead but the Slingers did gain a little on them last week. Here is how it went. Fourth place Strokers were at home at The Coop with visiting team, first place Nine Inch Nails. It was a good match as every round came down to the last game and total points was still up for grabs with the last game of the night. The Nails came out on top with a 4-1 win to keep first and the Strokers stayed fourth, For the Nails, Steve Iron Road scored 22, Lance Brown Otter 17, Larry “Waterman” Simpson 10, and Shawn Running Hawk, 3.
 
Wed
21
Jan
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City Council gives 3% raises

The Timber Lake City Council, meeting on January 7, approved pay increases for city employees and officials. 
Permanent employees will get a 3% raise for 2015. That will bring Broadband Manager Ryan Farlee’s annual salary to $42,869.42 and Finance Officer Karla Nordyke’s annual salary to $40, 062.88.

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Wed
21
Jan
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Paleontologist gives credit to amateurs for discoveries

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Thanks to a couple of amateur bone collectors and the research of a paleontologist at the South Dakota School of Mines &  Technology, the mystery surrounding a dinosaur that for a century had only a body and no head has finally been solved. 

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Wed
21
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One of the specimens that Clint Boyd’s paper

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One of the specimens that Clint Boyd’s paper describes was discovered by the late Bill Alley and his grandson Clay Lindskov, now a student at the School of Mines.

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