Postponed! Back to School Street Dance, bbq moved to next week

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The Martin Area Chamber of Commece free Back to School street dance and free hot dog feed for Aug. 14, has been postponed until Thursday, Aug. 21 because of the weather. Next week, there will be food served beginning at 5 p.m. with fun and games and a free dance following on Main Street in Martin. If the weather is bad next week, it will be moved to the Little Gym at the Junior High. There…

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Explosion of Energy, Enthusiasm Artistry and Imagination

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By Jill Potter

“Logic will get you from A to Z. Imagination will get you everywhere else... Creativity is contagious. Pass it on.” Albert Einstein

The famous Nobel prize winning physicist, Albert Einstein, never underestimated the power and necessity of  imagination. During the past few days, local artists tapped into this great power. 

The artists participated in a workshop led…

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CT Scanner begins operation at Bennett County Hospital

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By Jill Potter

For the past month, the Bennett County Hospital has been operating the newest addition to its healthcare team, the 16 slice Computerized Tomography (CT) Scanner. The scanner began operation June 17, and in the past month, 36 scans have been performed. 

CT scanners generate cross-sectional images of the body’s soft tissues (such as the brain, liver, abdominal organs) and bones.…

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Horizon Health Care opens new dental clinic Grand Opening, Ribbon Cutting Ceremony held

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Participating in the ribbon cutting for Horizon Health Care’s new Dental Clinic were, front row, from left, Tori Winters, RDH; Vicky DeKay, DA; Dr. Aditi Saxena, DDS; Dick Bair, Board Member; Donna Smokov, Receptionist; and John Mengenhausen, Horizon Health Care CEO. Back row, Margaret Smith, RDH; Janell Yohner, DA; Jeff Mengenhausen, Horizon Health Care COO; Jamie Halverson, Jans Corporation…

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Bennett County Fair and Rodeo schedule 2014

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All events held at the Bennett County Fairgrounds Building and Fairgrounds Arena, unless specified.

 

Wednesday, August 6

9:30 a.m. - 4-H Shooting Sports - Pistol and CMP, Byrne’s Sandpit.

3:00 p.m. - Entry for 4-H Dog Show.

3:30 p.m. - 4-H Dog Show and Parlor Tricks.

6:00 p.m. - Ranch Rodeo.

Thursday, August 7

8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. - 4-H Concession Stand.

8:30-11:30 a.m.-4-H/Open Class…

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Ranch Rodeo brings a new level of entertainment to Fair

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By Marj Oleske

A new event is rolling into Martin during the 2014 Bennett County Fair. Known as the Bennett County Ranch Rodeo, the usual professional cowboys will be replaced by local cowhands showing off their everyday working skills.

A highly entertaining night is planned for Wednesday, August 6. The Calcutta will be at 5:30 p.m. The actual rodeo will begin at 6 p.m. Seating might be a problem,…

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School board starts new year, Olson sworn in as new member

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By Tim Huether

The Bennett County School District Board closed out last year and kicked off the new school year Monday evening, adding former teacher Mike Olson as a new member. Olson begins a three year term on the board.

The board had a public hearing of the proposed budget for the 2014-15 school year, followed by the normal business to wrap up last year’s business.

After adjourning and…

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National Health Care Center Week 2014

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MARTIN, SD – Horizon Health Care, Inc. is marking National Health Center Week 2014 (NHCW) with a patient-appreciation Open House on Wednesday, August 13th, during regular business hours, at the Bennett County Community Health Center (CHC) and Bennett County Dental Clinic, which will include treats and refreshments, as well as a Grand Prize drawing to win a $100 Visa card and…

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Pastor Samuel and Karis Pappenfuss welcomed to Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church

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By Marj Oleske

Pastor Samuel Pappenfuss and his wife, Karis, have begun their first service as an ordained minister at Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church in Martin.

Having recently finished his studies at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary at Mequon, Wisc., Pastor Pappenfuss is looking forward to learning about the community of Martin and the surrounding area. His pastorship also includes Rock of Ages…

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City Council, July 8 and 9, 2014

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By Marj Oleske

The Martin City Council met in Special Session on Tuesday, July 8, to discuss the development of Hodson Acres, with respect to water and sewer services. 

Community members present were Irv Moffitt, Bob Claussen, Bill Kuxhaus, Dale McDonnell, Judy Claussen, Don Moore, Kim Clausen, Sara Harris and Lindsey Harris. City Attorney Sara Frankenstein, and Finance Officer Jean Kirk were…

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