Will Risse named to All State Football Team

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Bennett County High School Senior Will Risse was named to the South Dakota Coaches Association Class 11B All State Honorable Mention Football Team.

“Will Risse is a physical football player who always wanted to make a big play or hit a ball carrier hard,” said Bennett County coach Tucker Risse. “Throughout the season, Will became a more disciplined player. He played defensive end, tackle, and nose…

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Rangler, Dan Ceplecha Charged with First Degree Murder

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Rangler Ceplecha and his father, Daniel Ceplecha, appeared in Circuit Court Tuesday, Nov. 15, at the Bennett County Courthouse, both facing murder charges.

Daniel (Dan) Ceplecha, 56, appeared before Judge Leo Disburg and was informed he was charged with First Degree Murder with an alternative count of Second Degree Murder. The maximum penalty for First Degree Murder is death or life in prison.…

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Bennett County overpowers Lead-Deadwood 35-16 in football playoff opener

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Warriors play Groton in Round 2

The game will be streamed at live at GDILIVE.COM, game time 6 p.m. MT

By Tim Huether

Bennett County used an outstanding defensive performance and big runs by Tee Allen and Daniel Winsand to knock off Lead-Deadwood 35-16 in the first round of the high school football playoffs Tuesday in Martin.

The Warriors moved the ball well all night on the ground, scoring first…

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Arrests made in Homicide in Martin

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In the early morning hours of November 12, 2016; the Martin Police Department received reports of a homicide that had occurred at a residence in the City of Martin.  The Martin Police Department responded to the residence and secured that location pending the issuance of a search warrant. During the investigation, investigators determined that the body had been removed from the residence and…

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Bennett Co. hammers St. Francis 50-0

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Host Lead-Deadwood in playoffs Tues., 6:30 p.m.

By Tim Huether

The Bennett County High School football team bounced back from a road loss to Red Cloud with a resounding 50-0 win over a much improved St. Francis squad Thursday night in Martin, earning a tie for the top seed in Region 4B going into the playoffs next Tuesday. Red Cloud will get the number one seed as they won the head to head…

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Bennett County Election Results 2016

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By Tim Huether

The results are in and here are the newly elected officials for the Bennett County are, including the legislative district races.

For Bennett County Commissioners, incumbent Wayne Bond and former commissioner Rolf Kraft were voted in. Both are Republicans.

Wayne Bond 687

Rolf Kraft 594

Elton Three Stars Jr. 445

Incumbent Jolene Donovan  defeated Mary Goss for the Bennett County…

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Bennett Co. School enrollment up slightly from last year

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By Tim Huether

According to Superintendent Stacy Halverson, the Bennett County School District enrollment is up by 10 students from last year following the annual count day with a total of 480 students enrolled in the district.

Halverson updated the board on buildings and grounds, the new shop building, business office windows and the tv channel for the school.

She said the tv channel was working…

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