Commissioners tackle 4-H, liquor licenses, and more

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By Jonni Joyce

The Dec. 3 meeting of the Bennett County Board of Commissioners was called to order by Chairman Rolf Kraft. All board members were in attendance. Board members are Rolf Kraft, Jason Fanning, Wayne Bond, Dennis Gregg, and Newton Cummings.

Also present were Sheriff Luke Hamar, Sheriff-elect Paul Williams, Bennett County State’s Attorney Ken Orrock, County Auditor Susan Williams,…

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County and SDSU reach agreement Mary Kay Sell hired

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By Jonni Joyce

It was the last item on the agenda but the first item on the minds of the more than fifty people who filled the pews of the Bennett County Courthouse at the Dec 3 regular meeting of the County Board of Commissioners. 

Peter Nielson, South Dakota State University Extension 4-H Youth Program Director and Donna Bittiker, 4-H Field Operations Associate requested the latest…

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Martin Area Chamber Holiday Events

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By Tim Huether

The Christmas season is upon us and the Martin Area Chamber of Commerce starts off the local activities with the annual customer appreciation free Chili Supper this Friday, beginning at 5 p.m. at the Martin Grade School Activity Center, and wrapping up at 7 p.m.

The Chili Supper is the place to go for free food, a chance to win a door prize from one of the many Martin Chamber of…

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Community salutes our Veterans

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By Jonni Joyce

The Martin grade school activity center was filled with music and appreciation during the annual Veterans Day event.

“We are so proud to be able to host this event every year,” Wayne Semmler said. 

Veterans from the American Legion post #240 presented the colors followed by the procession of the veterans. The National Anthem was led by Taylor Amiotte with all attendees…

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Scenes of Winter

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Tell us when you took the photo, where it was taken, etc.…

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Anatomy of a prairie fire from beginning to end

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By Jonni Joyce

This series chronicles the men of Martin Fire Department and their response to a prairie fire.

A white pick-up truck parked on the rise and overlooked American Horse Creek at the end of BIA 21. The rancher could see cottonwoods down on the creek smoldering from the flames. The fire had come from the west burning hundreds of acres of pasture land.

“It was winter pasture. But no…

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Fourth Graders make ornaments for Capitol tree

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By Jonni Joyce

Governor Dennis Daugaard invited 4th graders from across the state to create Christmas ornaments for the grand Rotunda Christmas tree and other displays in the Capitol.

Martin Grade School 4th grade classes led by Carol Risse and Mike Anderson created swans to be displayed on the Capitol tree. According to Risse, Martin is known as the home of the Trumpeter swan.

The annual…

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BC students caught doing something good

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Bennett County High School and Junior High are continuing to recognize students who have been caught acting with exemplary behavior. The students above have been nominated by staff members who have caught them displaying behavior that is of great character. Some examples of the behavior are helping new students, helping peers with homework, or just using your time to help others. If they…

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Parade of Lights Cancelled!

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Due the the lack of entries for the Martin Area Chamber of Commerce Parade of Lights planned for Dec. 6, the event has been cancelled. The popular Craft Fair set for Saturday, Dec. 6 is still planned with a near full house of booths. The Craft Fair starts at 10 a.m. and wraps up at 5 p.m. Those wishing to have a booth need to contact Judy Kratovil at 685-6266.

Santa will be on hand at 3 p.m. to…

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Frigid Weather hits area

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What a cold November so far. Below is the reported temps from CeCee Bolzer.

 

CeCee Bolzer, Observer

High Low Prec.

Nov. 11 12 0 T. 

Nov. 12 11 -6 ––

Nov. 13 17 -13 ––

Nov. 14 26 2 ––

Nov. 15 15 -3 5.38”

Nov. 16 21 -13 T.

Nov. 17 13 1 T.

 

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