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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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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City looks to future in financial decisions

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By Marj Oleske

Jerry Heiser, of Butler Machinery, presented a proposal to the Martin City Council for replacing the current loader in use by the city. At the meeting held October 12, he stated, “We put together both a 16 and 72 month finance option on a new Caterpillar 926 M for your consideration. With the value of the current loader going down, and the cost of a new machine going up, there is no…

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Tribe asks for weight limit signs on Allen Road

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By Tim Huether

James Cross, representing the Oglala Sioux Tribe, met with the Bennett County commissioners Sept. 21, during their regular meeting to discuss the Allen Road, requesting they put up axle weight limit signs.

Cross said 1,500 loads of gravel have gone across the road this summer with about 400 more still planned for a project in Bennett County. He said he was concerned about damage to…

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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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Election nearing... make your vote count

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By Tim Huether

The General Election is just around the corner and it is time to get informed on what you may be voting on Nov. 8.

In the B section of the Booster, you will find well detailed information on all the amendments, initiated measures and referred laws. It is a lot of information to process, but it informs the voter on each ballot item. The sample ballot and more voter information will…

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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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