City Council agrees to rescind mailbox ordinance

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By Marj Oleske

In a followup move prompted by last month’s City Council discussion, Brian Kirk and Tim Huether, representing the members of the Martin Area Chamber of Commerce, presented further information to the Council concerning Ordinance 202, which prohibits installing mailboxes in the city. 

At the time of the Ordinance’s passing, the Council was unaware of the financial consequences of…

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B.C. School Board hears Homecoming Schedule

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By Tim Huether

The Bennett County School District Board of Education held their regular Sept. meeting Sept. 19.

Board Chairman Mike Olson said he would like each board member to make a classroom visit for an hour by the next meeting.

“It would be great for the board to be active and see what’s going on,” said Olson. “This is not an evaluation, but an observation. I’d like us to cover all three…

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Free post office box rental to end in Martin

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By Jonni Joyce 

Confusion continues over the decision of the U.S. Postal Service in Martin, S.D. to charge area businesses for post office boxes that, according to local resident Brian Kirk, have been free for over 100 years. 

This decision was prompted by the Martin City Council’s on Ordinance 202 which defines nuisances and specifically what private structures are prohibited in the…

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BC Warriors drop football season opener 30-14 to CEB

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By Tim Huether

Bennett County opened the 2016 football season on the road this year, dropping a 30-14 decision to Cheyenne-Eagle Butte last Friday.

The host Braves jumped to a 22-0 lead at the half and held off the Warriors for the win.

Warrior Senior Adam Hahn had a solid game with a team leading 10 tackles, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery on defense. Hahn also had a touchdown reception in…

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Commissioners hear complaints on Resolution #5-2016, asked to rescind

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By Tim Huether

The Bennett County Commissioners received an earful and then some from county resident Craig Howe at the Aug. 17, regular commission meeting. Howe took exception to county resolution #5-2016, pointing out what he felt were inaccuracies, false statements and racial statements within the resolution. 

“I’d like you to rescind this resolution,” said Howe. 

Howe also expressed…

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Rod Kirk appointed temporary County Commissioner

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By Tim Huether

Rod Kirk was appointed temporary Bennett County Commissioner by the commission board at the August 3, regular meeting. Kirk replacing Newton Cummings, who passed away recently, and will serve until the new commissioner is elected and sworn in January of 2017.

The commissioners passed a joint resolution, #6-2016, in memory of Newton Cummings, stating, Recognition of the Service of…

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