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COVID by the numbers

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Here are the numbers of COVID-19 cases reported on the Cheyenne River Reservation as of Tuesday, September 22. The first number is the number of cases; the second number is the number of active cases remaining in that community:

SHERIFFS’ REPORTS

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Dewey County Sheriff Dan Assman September 13 Motorist assist, gone on arrival/ east of the border patrol by Timber Lake Trespassing/remove from property, gone on arrival, Timber Lake Vandalism/destruction of property, handled by officer/deputy, Timber Lake Welfare check, handled by officer/ deputy, gravel road east of Timber Lake September 14 Traffic stop, handled by officer/ deputy September 15 Ambulance, patient treated, transported by EMS, Timber Lake Traffic stop, warning issued, Main St. and 10th St., Timber Lake September 16 Suspicious vehicle, handled by officer/deputy, Little Moreau Picnic Area Extra patrol request, handled by officer/deputy, Timber Lake September 17 Traffic stop, handled by officer/ deputy, Hwy 20/MM 157 Reckless driver, gone on arrival/ unable to locate, Hwy 63 north bound Traffic stop, arrest, Hwy 20/MM 155 Traffic/reckless driver complaint, gone on arrival/unable to locate, Isabel September 18 Suspicious person, gone on arrival/ unable to locate, church on Main St., south end, Timber Lake Protest activity, civil disobedience, arrest, blocking Hwy 212 at Eagle Butte September 19 Traffic stop, handled by officer/ deputy, Hwy 20/MM 155 TOTAL RECORDS: 17 Corson County Sheriff Keith Gall September 14 at 9:40 a.m.: Received a report of a theft of a cab heater taken from a 700 Versatile tractor located north of Timber Lake in Corson County.

PROPERTY TRANSFERS

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Dewey County Register of Deeds The following property transfers were filed with the Dewey County Register of Deeds during August, 2020: August 5, 2020: Barton Harris, Stapleton, NE, to Bridget Russell, Isabel: Lots: 1, 2, & 3 Block: 28 Isabel City. Warranty Deed.

NO FAIR HELD THIS YEAR

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The following seven Dewey County 4-H members submitted projects for judging and were awarded ribbons. There was no live fair this year.

Four Bands offers assistance in applying for stimulus funds

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The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) estimates that approximately nine million people have not yet received their stimulus payments, officially known as Economic Impact Payments. Implemented as part of the CARES Act to help offset the financial effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the IRS began delivering $1,200 payments to individuals ($2,400 for married couples, plus $500 for each dependent child) in mid-April.

TL City board adopts budget

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The Timber Lake City Board, meeting on Monday, September 21, adopted the budget for 2021 and agreed to look into the purchase of a 2008 road grader which board chair Tom Hermes had located in Wyoming. The price is $80,000, most of which could be paid for from reserves and savings.

CRST says schools should close at Level 4

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The Timber Lake and Dupree school boards voted last Wednesday to continue in-school learning, despite an order from the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe directing all schools on the reservation to conduct classes virtually. The order went into effect a week ago when tribal officials moved to Level 4 in the CRST COVID-19 Response Plan due to community spread and the number of active coronavirus cases.

School board okays budget

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The Timber Lake School Board approved its budget for the 2020-21 school year last Wednesday, Sept. 16, with a slight increase over last year's budget attributed to staff pay raises and insurance rate hikes.

Fire departments receive $500 donations from Moreau-Grand, Basin Electric

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Basin Electric Power Cooperative and Moreau-Grand Electric Cooperative believe in and appreciate the hard work performed by volunteer fire departments. Each fall Moreau-Grand Electric Cooperative donates $2,500 to the 10 local volunteer fire departments in its service area and Basin Electric Power Cooperative provides matching funds.