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Timber Lake City Council wrestles with budget issues

By Bob Johnson

Meeting on August 27, the Timber Lake City Council carried on indepth discussions on a budget for 2019. Council members examined a draft budget of expenses and income prepared by Finance Officer Karla Nordyke. By the end of the evening they had made some changes and agreed on a preliminary budget. Nordyke was directed to make copies with updated figures in preparation for the first reading to be held at the September 5 regular meeting. The second reading and final adoption was set for September 17.

One of the first questions raised for discussion was the matter of setting a reasonable reserve. Nordyke distributed a chart showing the dollar amounts for six, three, and one month reserves for the general, broadband, water and sewer funds. Council members decided to set a goal of building a six month reserve to be accumulated over the next year.

 

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Homecoming king, queen crowned

Timber Lake’s 2018 Homecoming King and Queen are Kuper Heck and Lorenda Long. Pictured L-R are members of the Homecoming court and helpers: Owen Schweitzer, Theodore Taylor III, Tucker Kraft, Jackson Harrison, Ty Ducheneaux, Trey Bollinger, Kuper Heck, Lorenda Long, Georgi Mendoza, LaShae Nash, Ashton Nehl, Lexi White, Marcella Handeland and Jalee Booth.

 

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Expenditures must equal revenue

The final draft of the 2019 Timber Lake City budget will look quite different from the first draft that Finance Officer Karla Nordkye prepared and distributed at the August 6 council meeting. To make the expenditure budget balance the revenue (which it must), the council wrestled with ways to cut costs in several areas during the August 27 special budget meeting. The budget will have its first reading on Sept. 5 and the final reading and adoption on Sept. 17.

General Fund

In the first draft, the general fund (which includes streets, buildings, garbage collection, law enforcement, etc.) showed $728,041 in expenses and $478,451 in income – a difference of $249,590. The income included $77,958 cash from the end of 2018 to be applied to the 2019 budget.

 

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Homecoming is this week

Timber Lake High School is celebrating Homecoming this week. Wednesday was 1900- 1950s fashions dress-up day. Thursday is 1960-1990s fashions day and musical chairs/ scavenger hunt is set for 2:45 in the old gym.

Friday begins with face painting in the elementary school at 9:23, and high school float decorating from 10 to 12. A parade and downtown pep rally is set for 12:35. The Homecoming football game versus Harding County will be at 7 p.m. at Doug Kraft Field.

 

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TL runners fare well at Roe Granger

Northern State University hosted the annual Roe Granger cross country meet Friday evening in Aberdeen. Timber Lake was one of the high school teams participating. The Panther varsity team will run at Sioux Falls on Saturday. The JV runners will be at Ipswich.

 

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Panthers top C-EB, Bison at home

Timber Lake defeated Cheyenne- Eagle Butte 3-1 in volleyball action at home last Tuesday. The Panthers won the varsity match 25-19, 21-25, 25-10, 25-15. The JV match was won by CEB 2-1 and the C match won by TL 2-0.

Macey Bollinger had 7 aces for TL. Gracie Sandquist had 39 assists. Lorenda Long had 15 kills at the net and Bollinger added 11 kills. LaShae Nash had 4 blocks. Ashton Nehl had 7 digs and Olivia Linderman 5.

 

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Fall: Changing leaves and lives

By Angie Jones

The weather is a changin’ and fall is in the air. Just like that, summer begins to bid us adieu in favor of chilly nights and changing leaves. It’s been a wonderful last few months — rich and full in all of the ways that make summertime so sweet. It can be hard not to lament the loss of daylight and warmth. Then again, there’s something nice about cozy sweaters and crisp, clear air, too.

Each season has its reason, metaphorically speaking. In the spring, we give birth to new plans, new ideas, new life. In the summer, we’re busy grabbing that life by the horns and living it with gusto. Come fall, we celebrate the abundance of the harvest season, reveling in the fruits of our labor, before make preparations for the long hibernation of winter.

 

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On Culture and Connection

By Mark Peacock

My family and I spent this past weekend in Minnesota, attending the Renaissance Festival in Shakopee, largely to expose my children once again to their culture. Back home, we all grew up in a culture that is not ours; our personal heritage is not well reflected in rodeo culture, in the culture of the local pow wows, or in threshing fairs, although we like and appreciate parts of all such events.

 

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Jerie Cavanaugh

Age 22

Funeral arrangements for Jerie Cavanaugh, 22, of Eagle Butte are pending with the Oster Funeral Home of Mobridge. Jerie passed away surrounded by family on August 29, 2018 at the University of Minnesota Medical Center in Minneapolis, MN.

 

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James Swan

Age 64

James Swan, 64, of Eagle Butte passed away Monday, September 3, 2018 at his home in Eagle Butte.

Funeral services are currently pending with Luce Funeral Chapel of Eagle Butte.

 

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