Congress, Legislature act to provide relief for impact of COVID pandemic

State Senator Ryan Maher of Isabel participates in the legislative session from his insurance office in Timber Lake on Monday. Lawmakers across the state connected remotely to take action on bills vetoed by the Governor and to pass legislation aimed at reducing the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

Thursday, April 2, 2020
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Last week, Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which seeks to provide relief to the nation in a variety of ways. And, on Monday, the State Legislature passed some legislation to lessen the impact on South Dakotans. Dist. 28 Sen. Ryan Maher (R-Isabel... + continue reading
Beef producers reeling during COVID epidemic

South Dakota ranchers are seeing current and future prices fall rapidly for cattle they are feeding now. With calving season here, that means even more input cost for ranchers. Photo by Brenda Jones

Thursday, March 26, 2020
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The COVID-19 pandemic has turned a bad situation for South Dakota beef producers into a crisis in which low market prices and corresponding revenue losses may force some ranchers into bankruptcy. Beef producers are seeing what in January was an $80 profit on each animal sold fall to a $75 loss... + continue reading
Ag across the world: Booth returns from South Asia
Thursday, March 26, 2020
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Jace Booth of Timber Lake recently returned home from a two-week trip to Vietnam and Cambodia. He says the impression the journey left on him will remain with him permanently. Traveling with the South Dakota Ag and Rural Leadership (SDARL) program, Booth was able to experience firsthand the... + continue reading
Platte-Geddes outlasts Timber Lake

The Timber Lake bench and crowd rise to their feet after a Panther 3-pointer in the SoDak 16 round last Tuesday. Photo by Robert Slocum

Thursday, March 19, 2020
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Timber Lake’s quest for a third straight berth in the State Class B Boys Basketball Tournament ended last Tuesday, March 10, with a 54-47 loss to Platte-Geddes in the SoDak 16 regional championship game in Ft. Pierre. The Panthers entered the matchup as the No. 13 seed and a heavy underdog... + continue reading
Area schools closed; state, tribe declare emergency

Timber Lake high school student Trenton Hansen receives and grab-and-go lunch from Carol Ducheneaux and Diane Goldade on Monday. Photo by Robert Slocum

Thursday, March 19, 2020
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(Editor’s Note: With information rapidly changing on an hourly and daily basis, the Timber Lake Topic encourages readers to follow our Facebook page as well as the websites and Facebook pages of individual schools, businesses and governmental agencies for up-to-date details regarding closures... + continue reading

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Nearly three years after crude oil began flowing through the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), a federal judge has ordered the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to conduct a full environmental review. The decision by Judge James Boasberg of the U.S.... + continue reading
03/26/2020
With the country, the state and the Cheyenne River and Standing Rock reservations officially under a state of emergency due to the worldwide coronavirus pandemic, people are advised to heed warnings and abide by recommendations from public health officials... + continue reading

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Dakota Daughters to perform March 19
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The Dakota Daughters will portray three fictional characters in “Wounded Knee - Three Women, Three Stories, Three Cultures” at Timber Lake on Thursday, March 19. Two performances are scheduled - one at the school theater at 2 p.m. and one at the Museum at 6 p.m. Geraldine Goes In Center... + continue reading
Panthers advance to SoDak 16 with strong win over Ranchers

Timber Lake players, coaches and fans react to a big play during their Region 8B victory over Harding County on Friday.

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Timber Lake continued its quest for a third consecutive State Boys Basketball Tournament berth last week as the Panthers cruised past McIntosh and Harding County in the Region 8B tourney to advance to the SoDak 16. Timber Lake, 16-6 overall and the No. 13 seed in the SoDak 16, was facing off... + continue reading
Faith outduels Lemmon

Faith Longhorns head coach Travis Grueb congratulates his players after their region win on Friday. Photo by Robert Slocum

, Faith outduels Lemmon

Timber Lake’s Matt Jewett (2) passes inbounds as Hunter Schrempp (13) tries to get open and Beau DuBray (14) sets a screen during region basketball action Friday. Harding County’s Royale Martian (1) and Robert Hansen (20) defend. Photo by Robert Slocum

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Faith used a fourth quarter surge to slip past Lemmon 52-47 in the Region 8B boys basketball finals Friday, advancing the Longhorns to the SoDak 16. Faith, seeded No. 11 in the SoDak 16, was squaring off against sixth-seeded Region 6B representative Marty, 19-3, in Chamberlain as this issue of... + continue reading

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Because of coronavirus caution, schools in South Dakota are closed until May 4. That’s not preventing the South Dakota High School Activities Association from making plans for state tournaments... + continue reading
Platte-Geddes outlasts Timber Lake

The Timber Lake bench and crowd rise to their feet after a Panther 3-pointer in the SoDak 16 round last Tuesday. Photo by Robert Slocum

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State basketball tournaments on hold

Timber Lake senior Isaac Kraft glides to the hoop for two points. Photos by Robert Slocum & Jon Flatland

, State basketball tournaments on hold

Timber Lake senior Beau DuBray goes to the basket.

, State basketball tournaments on hold

Senior Matt Jewett splits two defenders on his way to the rim.

, State basketball tournaments on hold

ABOVE: Hunter Schrempp puts in a three point basket in the first half.

, State basketball tournaments on hold

RIGHT: Brandt Ducheneaux focuses on the rim with Platte-Geddes’ Kelby VanDerWerff providing substantial defense.

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Panthers advance to SoDak 16 with strong win over Ranchers

Timber Lake players, coaches and fans react to a big play during their Region 8B victory over Harding County on Friday.

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You’d think that we had never seen a problem like virus COVID-19 from a bat or pangolin in Wuhan, the likely source from which it was drawn. A big surprise both east and west, with no... + continue reading