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First COVID death confirmed

A 62-year-old Dupree man has become the first coronavirus-related fatality on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation.

During his daily radio report on Tuesday, CRST Chairman Harold Frazier confirmed the individual died Monday evening, July 27, after being hospitalized and put on a ventilator. The individual is a member of a large family currently under quarantine with multiple cases of the COVID-19.

“We’ve had other members of the tribe who have passed away from the coronavirus but this is the first time we’ve had a resident of the reservation pass away because of COVID-19,” said Frazier.

 

 

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Makin’ Hay in the USA ...

Makin’ Hay in the USA ...

The Gill Ranch has been wrapping some of their bales in this patriotic red, white and blue net wrap. A field of bales can be seen along Highway 20 east of Timber Lake.

 

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School board okays Return to Learning Plan, students to return to class Aug. 19

The Timber Lake school board has approved its state-required Return to Learning Plan and the district will begin the 2020-21 school year on August 19 as originally scheduled with students and teachers in the classrooms. The plan sets forth guidelines and policies the school district will implement during the on-going COVID-19 pandemic.

During a special meeting Monday, the board reviewed the proposed plan before voting 4-1 to adopt it. Board member Rae O’Leary, a Registered Nurse and public health advocate, was the lone dissenting vote on the measure, expressing concerns the face mask policies and some other aspects of the plan do not align with Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines or the recommendations of the South Dakota State Medical Association.

 

 

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Tribal AG explains face mask mandate for area businesses

The consequences of non-compliance with the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe’s mandate that protective face masks be worn in all businesses on the reservation to prevent the spread of COVID-19 were clearly spelled out last Thursday, July 16, by CRST Attorney General Tracey Zephier when she joined Chairman Harold Frazier on his daily radio broadcast.

The order, issued by tribal officials the weekend of July 10 after an outbreak of more than 30 cases of the coronavirus were confirmed on the reservation, makes it mandatory that all customers and employees of businesses on the reservation wear face covering designed to reduce transmission of the virus. It also encourages compliance with the Tribal Health Dept. in notifying them of suspected infections within businesses and lays out penalties and fees for failure to adhere to the measure.

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Corn looks good

Corn looks good

Photo by Kathy Nelson

The corn and sunflower crops in the area are looking pretty promising. According to Mike Huber of Agtegra, they are coming into the critical stage for pollination and seed fill. “The potential for high yielding row crops is good if we can catch some timely rains,” Huber said. “Warm wet weather would be ideal, not hot dry weather.” Most of the discussion at the crop tours at the Biegler and Bieber farms last week was focused on spring wheat. “The wheat from Timber Lake west has been hurt most by dry hot weather especially on the sandy ground,” Huber said. “As we moved east the wheat crop gets better because of timely rains that have fallen.”

 

 

 

 

 

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Board to review plans for opening at July 27 meeting

Board to review plans for opening at July 27 meeting

The Timber Lake School Board reorganized for the 2020-2021 year at their July 15 meeting. Members are FRONT (L-R) Jake Kraft (vicepresident) and Marie Gross (president); BACK: Rae O'Leary (legislative liaison), new board member Tyrone Kraft, and Bryce Lindskov (Northwest Area Schools representative). Photo by Jon Flatland

The Timber Lake School Board welcomed a new member and dealt with a slew of consent agenda items during its annual meeting last Wednesday, July 15. The meeting followed a budget hearing abbreviated by the fact the school district still does not know what it will receive in state aid and other funding so no action was taken on the budget.

Newly-elected board member Tyrone Kraft was sworn in for a threeyear term, succeeding Joe Locken, who did not seek re-election. Sitting president Marie Gross was re-elected to that post with Jake Kraft re-elected vice-president of the board. Members also voted to continue holding meetings on the second Wednesday following the second Monday at 7 p.m.

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City re-advertising maintenance position

The Timber Lake City Board decided at its July 8 meeting to continue the search for a maintenance manager. The board met briefly in executive session to look at applications from Jerimiah Garon, Ryan Farlee, and Kermit Miner, then decided to continue advertising the position locally and statewide until the August meeting.

The board also met with Ryan Farlee in executive session about “legal matters.” City attorney Cheryl Bogue attended via telephone. No action was taken.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Face masks ordered as COVID-19 cases rise

After more than two months with only a handful of COVID-19 cases confirmed on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation, the number rose to 33 on July 10 and 40 on July 14, causing tribal officials to order that face masks be worn in public at all times and residents refrain from any non-essential travel or contact with others.

A second round of mass COVID testing was conducted beginning July 9 in Eagle Butte and continued at Cherry Creek, LaPlant and Dupree.

COVID-19 testing will be available in Timber Lake on Thursday, July 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Community Center parking lot. The testing is free-of-charge to all residents of the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation, regardless of race or tribal membership status.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sales up in first half of year

Sales up in first half of year

Data from the S.D. Dept. of Revenue show that, according to sales tax reports filed by businesses, taxable sales in Dewey, Ziebach and Corson counties were up in the first six months of 2020, compared to sales in the same months in 2019. These are sales subject to the state/reservation tax of 4.5% but the city sales taxes (additional 1% or 2%) are not included here. Non-taxable sales (to governments, schools and hospitals) are not included. The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe receives 81% of the 4.5% sales and use tax collected in Dewey and Ziebach counties and the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe receives 75% of the tax collected on the South Dakota side of Standing Rock (Corson County). 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Cemetery tour

Cemetery tour

Bob Herman and Larry Hieb check the map of grave sites at the Timber Lake Cemetery Tour on Sunday. About 40 people turned out for the event, which was hosted by the Timber Lake & Area Historical Society and the Timber Lake Cemetery Association. Next Sunday, July 19, another cemetery tour will be held at Isabel, where eight interesting/historical sites will be marked for the self-guided tour. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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