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Firesteel old timers

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Ralph Pederson (LEFT) and Walt Johnson met up at the annual Pederson Broken Heart Ranch bull sale held at the ranch on March 5. The Pedersons reported 94 bulls averaged $4,731; 84 commercial heifers averaged $1,758; five bred heifers averaged $4,200 and five open heifers averaged $3,500. The top bull sold to Northern Lites Red Angus at Opheim, MT for $12,500. The top bred and open heifers sold for $6,000 each to Steve Walters of Huron.
 
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Day of the American Cowboy

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Prime sponsors of HB 1184, Sen. Billie Sutton (LEFT) and Rep. Betty Olson (RIGHT) witnessed Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s signing of their bill to make the fourth Saturday in July a state holiday—the Day of the American Cowboy. Also present for the signing were BACK (L-R): Rep. Jim Schaefer, Sen. Corey Brown, Rep. Troy Heinert, Sen. Jim Bradford, Rep. Dean Schrempp, Rep. Dennis Feickert, Rep. Gary Cammack, and Rep. Scott Craig.
 
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Ohio couple finds new lifestyle in Glad Valley

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Elaine and Ron Silverman are making a new life for themselves in Glad Valley, a little spot in the road that is becoming home for the Ohio couple.

By Kathy Nelson.
 
Ron and Elaine Silverman were looking for a lifestyle change. They found it in Glad Valley, where they and one neighbor are the only residents of the town , their dog Bo is the chief of police and their orange tom cat, Klause, is the mayor. Transplanted from Mt. Vernon, OH (a town of about 40,000 near Columbus) they lived in Lemmon for three years before discovering Glad Valley, located on Highway 20 ten miles west of Isabel.
 
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Local winners going to NWAS Spelling Bee

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SITTING (L-R): Beau DuBray (6th), Allison Gross (6th), Matthew Daugaard (6th), Sarah Barnica (7th), Shaeley Dupris (7th), Lexy White (7th); STANDING: Bergen Marshall (6th), Johnathan Boysen (8th), Elsie DuBray (8th), Sierra Daugaard (8th), Anthony Alley (8th), and Miles Livermont (7th).

The Timber Lake School held the local spelling contest on Wednesday, March 12. The winners will compete at the Northwest Area Schools Spelling Bee in Dupree on Wednesday, April 16.
 
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City council accepts bid for garbage collection

The Timber Lake City Council accepted a bid of $3600 per month from Heartland Waste Management of Mobridge for garbage collection. This is an increase of $402.50 per month. Owner Kent Mauck was present at the council meeting on March 10, where his was the only bid submitted. The contract is for five years. At the same meeting, Timber Lake Broadband Manager Ryan Farlee reported that power had been connected to the new tower near Eagle Butte and he would proceed with a week of testing before offering the service to customers.
 
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Ward, Voegele take out petitions

Laura Ward of White Horse and Leon Voegele of Trail City are the latest to take out petitions for the District 2 seat on the Dewey County Commission. Ward, a Democrat, and Voegele, a Republican, join Kelli Mowrer of Promise, a Democrat, in the race for the seat being vacated by LeRoy DuBray of rural Mobridge, who is not running.
 
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School to purchase two Governor’s Houses for teacher rentals

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The Timber Lake School Board voted Monday night to purchase two Governor’s Houses from the S.D. Housing Authority to rent to school employees. The 24’ x 42’ house is all-electric.

The Timber Lake School Board, with some help from the Timber Lake City Council and Timber Lake & Area Development, expects to have two Governor’s Houses ready to rent to teachers by July 1. The houses will cost $35,500 each; other associated costs, such as moving, utilities, floor coverings and appliances, will bring the total project budget to about $120,000, according to Supt. Jarod Larson.

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Lawrence honored as Officer of the Year

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Chief David Lawrence (CENTER) was recently recognized as Indian Country Officer of the Year by Darren Cruzan, Director of the Bureau of Indian Affairs Office of Justice Services, and Joseph LaPorte, Chairman of the IACP Indian Country Law Enforcement Section, during a banquet at the Las Vegas Paiute Tribe Resort Indian Country Law Enforcement Mid-year meeting.

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that David Lawrence has been named the 2013 Indian Country Officer of the Year by the International Association of Chiefs of Police. Lawrence is Chief of Police with the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. The Indian Country Officer of the Year Award provides international recognition of police officers that demonstrate exceptional valor in service to the people of Indian Country.

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TLHS Senior trip

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The senior class took their skip trip to Rapid City. They are standing on the ice after the Rapid City Rush hockey game. FRONT (L-R): McKenzie Hulm, Courtney Dahlgren, Hayley Leibel, Jennifer Aberle, Keanna Tiger, Natalie Alley, Daryl Paige Smith, Katie Anderson; BACK: Teacher Jordan Weisbeck, Clay Lindskov, Kadem Huber, Justin Lindskov, Kailee Webb, Skya Ducheneaux, Paige Kerstiens, Victoria Daugaard, Danielle Quinn, Tanner Linderman, Natalie Bierman, Ben Beyer, Brittany Quinn, Teacher Donna Aberle, Al’x Marshall, Kayleene Holzer.

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Time-line for the teacher housing project

March 10: Timber Lake School Board of Education approve purchase of two governor’s houses and other necessary expenses associated with the project (result in supplementing current budget approximately $120,000 in Capital Outlay).
March 10: Superintendent Larson/Wade Bollinger (Timber Lake Area Development President) attend Timber Lake City Council Meeting to finalize water line improvement.
Mid-March: Survey Lots 10 and 11 on Block 46
End of March/early April: Water line improvement
Early/mid April: Dig in sewer
Early/mid April: Dig in water
Mid/end April: Footings/frost wall
End April: Electrical
Early June: Houses moved in
June: Flooring/Appliances/AC/etc.
July 1: Houses available

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