New books at the Library

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Bennett County Library New Books – September 29, 2014

The library has added these books to their shelves:

New books on CD added to the Audio Section this week include: “The Cuckoo’s Calling” by Robert Galbraith, “Looking for JJ” by Anne Cassidy, “Top Secret-Twenty One” by Janet Evanovich, “Takedown Twenty” by Janet Evanovich, “Three Little Words” by Susan Mallory, and “The Book Thief” by Markus…

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Days Gone By 10-1-14

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70 Years Ago

Martin Messenger, Sept. 28, 1944:

Lavone Jacobs, who has been working in a defense plant at Detroit, Michigan, came home to spend a short vacation with her mother, Mrs. Blanche Jacobs.

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60 Years Ago

Martin Messenger, Sept. 30, 1954:

Raymond Kocer and Patty Bullard, who are attending the Assumption Academy at Chadron, were home over the weekend and on Monday Mrs. Grace Bullard and…

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BCHS Athletics Wall of Honor inducts five

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The Bennett County High School Athletics Wall of Honor held their fourth annual banquet Saturday, Sept. 20, with five new members joining the prestigious wall.

Entering the Wall of Honor this year were coach Bob Hopkins, community supporter Kim Claussen, athletes: Rod Johnson, Maggie O’Neill Thompson and Wayne Sterkel. 

Kevan Fralick was also named to the Wall of Honor, but because he was…

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Days Gone By 9-17-14

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By Shirley Hahn

 

70 Years Ago

Martin Messenger, Sept. 14, 1944:

Mrs. Robert Audiss reports that her son MM31c Lloyd Audiss was having a few days furlough between trips on sea duty and stopped at Mitchell, SD on his way home. He was visiting at the home of a friend, when one of the members of the family came down with diphtheria and Lloyd was quarantined in also.

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60 Years Ago

Bennett Co.…

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Early season blizzard not linked to climate change

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BROOKINGS, S.D. – When it comes to extreme weather events, last year’s Oct. 3-5 blizzard that dumped anywhere from 20 to 55 inches of snow on western South Dakota was devastating. 

Livestock still had their summer coats and were rain-soaked in pastures when the snowfall began.  An estimated 45,000 head of livestock perished and utility line repairs, tree removal and other cleanup cost…

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Cozads commended in resolution by County and City

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By Tim Huether

Fred and Luella Cozad were commended for their service to Bennett County by Bennett County Commissioners and the City of Martin in a resolution passed by both entities. The resolution was read and approved at the Sept. 3, County Commissioner meeting.

The resolution points out the Cozad’s many years of service, stating they provided generous, efficient, courteous and dedicated…

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Fred Cozad S.D. Hall of Famer

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Fred Cozad of Martin, was inducted into the South Dakota Hall of Fame Sept. 13 in Chamberlain. Fred, an attorney at law, was nominated by another attorney and former Martin resident, Patrick Goetzinger.

The following information was compiled by Goetzinger and helped the Hall of Fame committee in making their selection of Fred.

Fred Cozad returned home to Bennett County in 1949 with a sharp wit, a…

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Homecoming events for September 15-19

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Homecoming events for Bennett County High School are almost here. 

Starting Monday, September 15, it will be American Day. There will be a pancake supper at 6:00 p.m. at the old legion. 

Tuesday will be Tourist Day, with Powder Puff Football at 6:00 p.m. at the football field. Ruff Tuff Volleyball will follow, at the Activity Center.

Wednesday will be Class Unity Day.

Thursday will be…

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