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Elizabeth Sudmeier’s secret life revealed

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Elizabeth Sudmeier received the Intelligence Medal of Merit in 1962 for her clandestine work for the Central Intelligence Agency.

By Kathy Nelson.
 
When Elizabeth Sudmeier died in April, 1989, her role as an undercover agent for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) remained a secret. It was not until recently that information about her work as a clandestine agent was declassified. Today, 25 years after her death, some of the details remain classified.
 
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Community remembers those who gave

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Tom Herman’s granddaughter Chloe at his grave.

At the Memorial Day program in Timber Lake on Monday, Kasey Bickel, a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, encouraged her audience to live their lives like soldiers — to face challenges with courage. Bickel, who has attended Memorial Day services almost every year of her life, said she had often thought about what she would say if she had the opportunity.
 
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Arts Council awards $5000 for museum art project

The South Dakota Arts Council has awarded a $5000 grant to the Timber Lake & Area Historical Society for the museum art project. The funds will increase the budget for artists to $25,000, as CRST Tribal Ventures had earlier granted $20,000 for that purpose. The Historical Society will purchase original art depicting historical themes to create a timeline of local history. The originals will be scanned and printed on canvas for hanging in the main gallery.
 
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Schweitzer, Long graduate from MTI

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Bruce Schweitzer and Troy Long graduated from Mitchell Technical Institute on May 9 at the Mitchell Corn Palace. Bruce earned an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Utilities Technologies. He is the son of Faron and Marilyn Schweitzer of Glencross.
 
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Voters will choose Ward or Enright for District 2

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Democrats in Dewey County Commission District 2 will vote June 3 to choose a nominee for the commissioner seat held by LeRoy DuBray, who is not running for reelection. The candidates are Rod Enright of Timber Lake and Laura Ward of White Horse. Since there is no Republican or Independent running for the position, the winner of the Democratic Primary will be unopposed in the general election in November. District 2 includes the voting precincts of Timber Lake, White Horse, Promise, Glencross and Trail City.

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Laura Ward wants to offer modern insight

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Laura (Alley) Ward is employed as compliance manager for Oti Kaga, Inc. at Eagle Butte. Her past occupations include: Assistant Finance Officer and Utility Billing Clerk for City of Eagle Butte, Economic Benefits Specialist for State of South Dakota, Office Manager for CRST Prairie Management Program, and coowner/operator of Dakota Landmark Restaurant & Bar in Timber Lake.

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Top roper

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Courtney Dahlgren of Timber Lake roped her calf in 3.20 seconds to win the breakaway roping at the Timber Lake High School Rodeo on Saturday.

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Graduation 2014

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TLHS graduate Daryl Smith with her grandparents (L-R) Vivian Smith of White Horse and Cissy and Robert Condon of Wakpala.
 
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Dakota Service Center begins operations

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Carol Laib, CEO, and Tommie Mettler, Retention Manager, have started training employees for the new call center in Timber Lake.

Dakota Service Center, a new loan processing company, has hired 20 people and begun training employees in Timber Lake. The office is located in the Aberle & Aberle building on Main Street, where extensive remodeling has been underway in recent weeks. DSC will officially launch loan servicing in early June. Carol Laib of Isabel is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Dakota Service Center. As such, she is responsible for day to day operations, hiring of personnel, and overall management of the operations. Her main office is in Isabel.
 
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Allerdings retiring

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Dean Allerdings (RIGHT) participated in his last school awards day last week, here presenting an award to student Shaun Maher, a sophomore at Timber Lake High School. Allerdings will be retiring from teaching. He came to Northwest Area Schools in 1978 as one of the first teachers in the new vocational co-op.
 

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