Security tight for Libby sentencing in Apple death

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By Jonni Joyce

Security was high at the Bennett County Courthouse for the sentencing hearing of Matthew Libby on Friday, March 13th. Members of the South Dakota State Highway Patrol used a hand held metal detector to search every person entering the courtroom. 

The hallways of the courthouse and the courtroom were secured by members of the Bennett County Sheriff’s Department and transport…

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Mellette County woman killed in dog attack

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A local Mellette County  woman on the Rosebud Indian Reservation has died following an attack from a pack of wild dogs.

A 9-1-1 call came into Mellette County Emergency Call Center at approximately 6:30 a.m. Saturday morning of a report of a human being attacked by dogs in Lower Swift Bear community.

Mellette County Emergency  Responders, with assistance from Sheriff Mike Blom and…

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Halverson named Bennett County School Superintendent

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Current Bennett County High School Principal Stacy Halverson has been named the new Bennett County School District Superintendent, replacing the retiring Wayne Semmler.

The school board interviewed five candidates last week and offered the job to Halverson on Friday, and she accepted the terms offered. 

Halverson has been a principal at Bennett County for six years, the first four at the…

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Grandparent Scam Resurfaces in S. Dak.

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PIERRE, S.D. – Attorney General Marty Jackley is telling South Dakota seniors to be leery of telephone calls from someone claiming to be their grandchild or other family member and requests money for a critical situation. The Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division is again seeing an increase number of complaints from seniors who have been receiving these types of calls from a purported…

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Warriors pick up emotional win for coach Joe Waln

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By Tim Huether

The Bennett County Boys Basketball team has been battling all season long to pick up their first win and last Friday in Martin, they delivered for Coach Joe Waln, defeating Jones County 64-56 on Parent’s Night and the last home game of the year.

The Warriors trailed just once, at 5-4, then never looked back as they would not give up the lead.

“This win means a lot to us,” said coach…

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Five Wrestlers place at State B Wrestling Tournament

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Five Wrestlers place at State B Wrestling Tournament

 

Pictured: Sam Ireland on his way to a pin in round 1 of the Class B State Wrestling Tournament

See photo galleries for photos from the State Tournament, Day 1 and Day 2

 

By Tim Huether
The Bennett County High School Wrestling team had a good day Friday, Feb. 27, with five of the seven wrestlers qualifying for the State B Wrestling Tournament, making it to day two, guaranteeing them at…

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Bennett County Wrestlers have outstanding day on the mats

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7 qualify for state meet

By Tim Huether

Bennett County took to the mats for the Region 4B Wrestling Tournament Saturday, Feb. 21, and the Warriors grapplers put on a great performance for the local fans, qualifying seven wrestlers for the State B Meet in Rapid City next weekend.

Bennett County may have surprised some by being in contention for the team title all day long, leading the tournament…

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