School board in project mode, accepts several resignations Betty Olson stepping down after 36 years

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April 23, 2014

By Tim Huether

The Bennett County School Board accepted several year ending resignations, including that of longtime high school secretary Betty Olson, who submitted her resignation after 36 years of service to the District.

Olson’s husband, Mike, resigned last year after many years of teaching at Bennett County High School.

Also resigning at the end of the school year is band and…

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BCHS Construction classes complete playhouse

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By Marj Oleske

For Sale: No bedroom, no bathroom unfurnished house. New shingles, new paint. New everything! Perfect starter home!

Every little girl loves to play house. Soon, a lucky little girl, or boy, will be able to play house in a brand new playhouse!

The Bennett County High School Construction Trade Education classes have completed a fully functional 8’ by 8’ playhouse, which is for sale by…

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City Council, April 9, 2014

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April 16, 2014

By Marj Oleske

Martin’s City Council met in regular session on Wednesday, April 9, with Council President Stephanie Noel presiding in the absence of Mayor Dave Bakley.

Martin Police Chief Tom Jeans addressed the council to report on the department’s activities. Jeans has filed for an extension for the Cops Grant of approximately $30,000. He is hopeful it will be approved within a…

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Health Fair at Bennett County Hospital

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4-9-14

The Bennett County Hospital will be sponsoring its annual Health Fair on Thursday, April 17. Blood draws will begin at 7:15 a.m. Please come fasting. It is all right, and even recommended, to drink water regularly, including a glass before coming in to get drawn. The draws will take place in the lobby of the Bennett County Community Clinic.

In addition to tests offered the previous year,…

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Home for Easter

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April 16, 2014

By Marj Oleske

Some may call it a transfiguration. Some may call it a miracle. Bill Hines, Pastor of the Living Word Community Church, calls the remodel project of their church quite appropriate.

The former Lynn’s Grocery Store building on Main Street of Martin, has undergone a vigorous remodeling project to become the home of the Living Word Community Church.

During their…

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Tornado warning systems to be tested April 23

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A statewide tornado drill will be conducted for South Dakota by the National Weather Service between 9:00 and 9:30 a.m. MDT on Wednesday, April 23. Because the exercise is used to ensure communications and warning systems are functioning properly before storm season, people will see and hear the actual alerts used for tornadoes.

Outdoor warning sirens will be sounded in many towns. The sirens may…

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Petitions turned in for County offices

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4-2-14

Five candidates filed for three positions for Bennett County Commissioners, but there will be no Primary Election because there are three positions and three candidates are Republican,  one  Democrat and one Independent.

Filing on the Republican ticket are incumbents Rolf Kraft and Dennis Gregg, and Jeff Slattery. Rocky Risse filed as an Independent. Filing as a Democrat is…

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Crossroads Inn celebrates 25 years

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April 16, 2014

By Marj Oleske

Although it seems as though the Crossroads Inn has been at the main intersection in Martin forever, the current building is celebrating its 25th anniversary this April.

The steel frame building was constructed in 1989, by owners Dale and Bonnie McDonnell. The General Store in Martin was in charge of the construction crew.

Within the steel frame, the two-story building…

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Best of Show at Chadron Festival of Quilts

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4-9-14

By Marj Oleske

“I’m not a sewer. I prefer to call myself a wildlife artist.” Monty Fralick of Martin has spent the cold winter days of the past two years perfecting the craft of quilting, with most of his quilts having a wildlife theme.

Three of his quilts earned ribbons at the Chadron Festival of Quilts held in the Assumption Arena over the weekend of April 4 through 7. His piece titled…

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Nominations sought for Bennett County High School Athletics Wall of Honor

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4-2-14

Nominations are being sought for the Bennett County High School Athletics Wall of Honor for 2014.

Those nominated may be players, coaches or supporters of Bennett County athletics. 

Some of the criteria include: 

- Graduate of Bennett County High School (except for coach or community supporter)

- Significant achievement in sports at Bennett County and/or at the college level

-…

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