New club offers a new shot for high schoolers
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by Tea Weekly Staff
1w ago
High school students are taking their shot with a new archery club. Seniors Aiden Parson and Jessica Skoog rekindled their interest in archery by joining the archery club. Parson experienced it as a Girl Scout and Skoog shot some archery in her backyard as a little girl. “When I was a kid, I thought it was interesting because of the Hunger Games. I thought that was really cool and that’s how I got into archery in the first place,” Parson said. “Me and Jessica saw the club and thought it would be fun to try.” “I enjoyed it a lot when I was a kid because I didn’t have a place to do it. I wanted ..read more
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Tea earns ‘Best Tasting Water’ in the State
Tea Weekly
by Tea Weekly Staff
1w ago
The City of Tea was recently awarded the annual “Best Tasting Water in South Dakota” Award at the South Dakota Association of Rural Water Systems’ Annual Technical Conference in Pierre on Wednesday, January 11. “It’s quite the honor for the City and its residents,” said Troy Larson, Executive Director of Lewis & Clark Regional Water System. There were 19 entries from various cities and rural water systems across the state. “It is quite an honor to be awarded the best tasting drinking water in South Dakota. Taste is not the only parameter, clarity and odor are also factored in. This honor s ..read more
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Titans enjoying five game winning streak
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by Tea Weekly Staff
2w ago
After defeating Vermillion 52-22 on Jan. 2, Madison 65-40 on Jan. 6, Crofton, NE 62-27 on Jan. 7, and Canton 75-45 the Tea Area High School boys basketball team have improved their record to 5-2. “We are in the midst of a five-game winning streak and I’m seeing improvement in all aspects of our team each time out,” said Titan head coach Drew Weber. Against Vermillion on Jan. 2, Weber was impressed by the team’s passion. “We showed up with the energy necessary and put together one of the best defensive performances in my time here,” said Weber. “We really were able to get the tempo in our favo ..read more
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City approves cannabis license renewals
Tea Weekly
by Tea Weekly Staff
2w ago
The Tea City Council met Jan. 9 after having to move the meeting from Jan. 2 due the snowstorm. Councilors Aaron Otten and Joe Weis were absent. They council added an agenda item for executive session for personnel. The council approved the cannabis license renewals for The Tea Tree and Pure Bliss Cannabis. Pure Bliss Cannabis’ location changed from 2015 Merchant St. to 1910 E. Gateway Blvd, Suite 4. Representatives from Pure Bliss expects them to be operational at that address by mid-summer. They held the first reading of ordinance 299, the adoption of the 2021 building codes and amending th ..read more
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Tea Area Community Food Distribution scheduled for January 19
Tea Weekly
by Tea Weekly Staff
3w ago
The Tea Area Community Food Distribution will be from 5:00 to 6:00 pm on Thursday, Jan. 19 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 335 W. First St, Tea SD. This is a drive-through event and volunteers will put the food in your trunk for you. To register, you can call the church office at 605- 498-2343 or fill out the confidential form at https://forms.gle/zhS5yb5v8f6tWbw76. Please register by Wednesday, Jan 18. If you would like to support this program, you can mail any donations or drop them off at the church. If you have questions, you can contact Trinity Lutheran Church at 605-498-2343 ..read more
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Commissioners approve roadway agreement
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by Tea Weekly Staff
3w ago
By Jennifer Harms The Lincoln County Commission met Tuesday, December 27 in the Canton Board room. All members were present for the meeting. Sheriff Steve Swenson joined the meeting to discuss the new rate increase of rates for the 2023 fiscal year that will be paid to Minnehaha County. The new rate will be $106.15 per inmate per day with a minimum of 45 beds. Motion passed. 4-H advisor, Wendy Sweeter joined the meeting to give an update on the 2022 Lincoln County 4-H program. 264 active members were enrolled in the program this year with 47 volunteers. “We are in the process of re-enrolling r ..read more
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CrossFit 605 opens in Tea
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by Tea Weekly Staff
3w ago
Above: CrossFit 605 owners Tom and Karly Rychlik. They opened Jan. 2. By Wendy Sweeter Residents have a new place to workout in Tea as of Jan. 2. Tom Rychlik and his wife, Karly, opened CrossFit 605 at 27065 Katie Road, Unit B this week. They have dreamed of opening a gym for 13 years and after doing CrossFit in Colorado the last four years, they became level 1 coaches after the encouragement of their gym owner. They enjoyed that so much they achieved level 2. In 2023, they are going for their level 3. Their goal is to get to the maximum level of level 4. The Rychliks met while working out an ..read more
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Famous events that have taken place January 1
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by Tea Weekly Staff
1M ago
January 1 is all about new beginnings. Upon waking up on the first day of a new year, it’s not uncommon for people to turn over a new leaf or look ahead to the months to come. But the first day of the new year also merits a look back, as many historical events have taken place on January 1. • 45 BC: Of the many memorable events to take place on January 1, perhaps none had a more lasting effect than January 1 in 45 BC. That’s the day when the Roman Empire officially adopted the Julian calendar, which established January 1 as the first day of the new year. • 404: Gladiatorial fights are banned ..read more
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Titan girls get 61-55 win over SF Jefferson
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by Tea Weekly Staff
1M ago
By Anne Homan Haidyn West pushes down the court last Tuesday in the Titans’ match-up against Sioux Falls Jefferson. On Tuesday, Dec. 20 the Tea Area High School girls’ basketball team hosted Class AA Sioux Falls Jefferson. Jefferson entered the contest with a 3-0 record but the Titans handed the AA school their first loss of the season, as Tea Area earned the 61-55 victory. “Overall it was a great team win for us. Sioux Falls Jefferson is really good team and an elite defensive team,” said head coach Adam Schorzmann. “They put a lot pressure on the ball do a good job of switching screens and ..read more
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Tea Chamber holds Winter Coat and Glove Drive
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by Tea Weekly Staff
1M ago
Tea Chamber for Development is holding a Winter Coat and Glove Drive that has been extended until Dec. 31 due to the extreme weather. You are asked to drop any gently used or new coats and gloves at any of the following drop-off locations: Tea City Hall, 600 E. 1st Street; Revive Boutique, 615. E. Brian Street, Suite B; and Zooks, 815 Gateway Lane. All donations are asked to be dropped off on or before Dec. 31. All donations need to be washed prior to dropping off and all donations need to be free of holes. All coats and gloves will be donated to Trinity Lutheran Church ..read more
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