Shopping local makes for a healthy community

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By Tim Huether

At least once a year I like to push the shop local message and the holiday season is obviously the best time to remind everyone of the benefits of shopping local because of the increased sales in November and December.

I think we all realize not every single service or item is available in our area, but when you start looking around, you can buy just about anything in Bennett…

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Fallen Vietnam veteran gone but not forgotten

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By Jennifer Archibald

For many Americans, the wounds of Vietnam will never heal. That is true for Barbara Zlomke of Batesland who lost her brother Edwin Harry Case on Nov. 1, 1968, in Kontum, South Vietnam.

Army Specialist Fourth Class Case, at the age of 21, died as a result of a minefield explosion. He and his company were clearing a friendly minefield when one of the mines that had already been…

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Students attend All State Choir

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By Jennifer Archibald

Four Bennett County students had the honor of joining over 1,000 of the states best high school vocal and instrumental musicians.

Senior Daniel Winsand, freshman Nicole Porch, junior Carson Knecht and senior Tasha Hiland were selected to represent the school at the All State Chorus and Orchestra Oct. 26-28 at the Denny Sanford Premier Center in Sioux Falls.

The annual event…

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Carla Allard as tough as they come

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By Rich Winter

I was so very saddened to hear the news that 1987 Bennett County graduate Carla Allard Watson passed away after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Allard was very public about her cancer, shared it on social media, and kept us all in the loop. 

Well, as the news came in, sister Cindy Allard’s Facebook page just blew up with well-wishes from people sharing stories,…

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School looking into moving Sixth Graders to Jr. High Bldg. next year

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By Tim Huether

With the class sizes at the grade school increasing, the Bennett County School Board discussed the possibility of moving the sixth graders to the Junior High building next year.

Superintendent Stacy Halverson said that with grades K, 1 and 2 having 45-50 students, they will be looking at class size reduction next year and would likely need to move the sixth grade to the Jr. High.…

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Canton man found dead in apparent murder suicide

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By Jennifer Archibald

Officials in southeastern Montana are investigating a murder-suicide involving twin brothers Travis and Eric Carlson.

The body of Travis Carlson from Canton, SD was found Thursday evening southeast of Ekalaka on Tie Creek Road in rural Carter County Montana. He died of a gunshot wound at about 5:15 p.m., according to reporting from Newell Broadcasting.

Travis owned a fencing…

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New shop opens for classes

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By Jennifer Archibald 

After a two year wait anxious shop students at Bennett County Schools were excited to have wood shop class in their new $578,650 shop.

The 3,000 square foot steel building was completed for classes to begin on October 9th.

“It’s pretty much state of the art,” said Jason Buckles shop teacher. “It’s pretty rare for a school our size to have which is a tribute to the…

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McDonnell achieves fifty years in business

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By Angie McDonnell

This September marks a very special achievement for community member and businessman, Dale McDonnell, as he officially reaches fifty years of being in business.

McDonnell’s business career began in September of 1967, following his graduation, earlier that spring, from Southern State College with a degree in electronics. He opened the doors to his first business at the age of…

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DJ Toczek’s goal, to be back teaching

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By Chastity Julson

New Underwood Post

While the New Underwood Tigers’ football team begins a successful season on the field, the head coach who has invested in the team for the last two years continues to battle for a different kind of success from a room in Craig Hospital in Englewood, Colo.

Delmar “D.J.” Toczek has been hospitalized since July 8, when he was involved in a motor vehicle collision…

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