Marie Huether named S.D. School Nurse of the Year

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Bennett County School District School Nurse Marie Huether was thrown a surprise assembly May 3, at the Martin Grade School Activity Center, where it was announced she was named the South Dakota School Nurse of the Year, known as the Excellence In Nursing Award. The award is presented by the South Dakota School Nurse Association.

Marie admitted she definitely was surprised, being told there was a…

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Allen Man Claims $150,012 Powerball Prize

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 (Pierre, SD) – Melvin Lee Young has been playing Powerball since the game began in South Dakota. He buys multiple plays, some using his own numbers, some by Quick Pick. And he usually spends the extra dollar to get the Power Play option. His routine finally paid off: Young today claimed a $150,012 Powerball prize from the May 6, 2017 drawing.

The Allen man matched four of five white ball…

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Bennett County High School broken into

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By Tim Huether

Early Sunday morning, May 7, the Bennett County High School building was broken into and the perpetrators entered the building and caused approx. $20,000 in damaged.

According to superintendent Stacy Halverson, it appears they entered by breaking a door on the east end of the building, then  broke several internal windows, vending machines and other items.

“We cleaned things up…

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Locals Graduate USD

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Locals graduate USD

The University of South Dakota’s 130th Spring Commencement Exercises were held Saturday, May 6, in the DakotaDome in Vermillion.

 There were approximately 1,300 candidates for graduation, most of whom were in attendance. 

Royce Engstrom, former president of the University of Montana and longtime USD faculty member, delivered the commencement address.

Bennett County…

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Project Dakota Flyer Nets 15 Defendants

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United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that 15 individuals have been indicted for the illegal trafficking of eagles and other migratory birds. The Indictments are a result of a two-year undercover operation, dubbed Project Dakota Flyer.

Indicted Individuals Include:

Troy Fairbanks, 54, Rapid City, SD, charged with Conspiracy to Commit Wildlife Trafficking, and violations of the Bald…

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Curry shot, killed after pursuit from Bennett Co.

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The FBI says it’s investigating a shooting on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in which a man died during an exchange of gunfire with authorities on Saturday.

The agency said in a statement Wednesday that preliminary reports indicate Jeffrey Lynn Curry Jr., of Allen, S.D., died during the exchange. An FBI spokesman says he doesn’t have any further information beyond what’s in the statement, which…

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Fire destroys structure north of Martin

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An early morning fire destroyed a structure five miles north of Martin, on the east side of Hisle Road. The blaze could be seen for miles and likely started around 5:15 a.m. on Tuesday, April 18.

The building belongs to Tony Richards.

Martin Volunteer Firefighters were quickly on the scene with five trucks but the structure went extremely fast and the building was a total loss. The fire was…

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Birth to 5 year old developmental Screening, Bennett County Schools

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The Bennett County School District will be doing Birth to 5 Year old Developmental Screenings from 8:00 to 2:00, April 27, 2017, at Martin Grade School. This is a free service to families living in Bennett County. 

Areas to be screened include: motor, communication, concepts, vision and hearing. Screening of young children will let parents know whether their child is developing within normal…

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