Police Chief Jeans explains curfew, Emergency Operations Center

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By Tim Huether

Martin City Police Chief Tom Jeans said the recent curfew placed on the City of Martin and the activation the EOC (Emergency Operations Center), were decisions made by several individuals and was made with the safety of the public as well as all local law enforcement personnel.

That was all a direct result of an on-going criminal investigation within the City of Martin involving…

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Full Moon Results in 12 Arrests in Martin

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On Tuesday, June 21, at 4 p.m., the Martin Police Department activated the EOC “Emergency Operations Center,” as a direct result of an on-going criminal investigation within the City of Martin. The incident Commander was Martin Police Chief Thomas Jeans. This incident was named, Operation Full Moon. 

The EOC provides Incident Command Structure and Management of the full incident. The EOC also…

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Wearing a poppy The tradition continues

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By Marj Oleske

Each May, a unique flower begins to bloom across the United States, no matter what the weather brings. The Buddy Poppy, which is the official memorial flower of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, has been sold in local communities since 1922. The bright red buds will be sold this week by members of the Legion Auxiliary.

Its deeper purpose is to “Honor the dead by helping the living.”

Traditions…

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Clean Up Day Postponed

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The Martin Area Chamber is changing the Clean Up Day from this Thursday April 28, to next Thursday, May 5. Bags and Gloves will be furnished by the City, you can stop in and pick them up. Also on May 5 from 11-12:30 there is a free hot dog feed in front of the City office for those picking up trash. This year each Business is being asked to pick up around their own…

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Election Results - Harris, Long top States Attorney candidates

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In the only Bennett County election race, Sarah Harris garmered 182 votes to 62 for Ken Orrock in the Republican race for Bennett County States Attorney. Orrock is the current States Attorney. Britt Long topped Shiloh MacNally, 92-69, on the Democratic ticket for Bennett County States Attorney. Harris and Long will square off in the General Election November 8.

For the President of the United…

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Out with the old, in with the new

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By Marj Oleske

The prior members of Martin’s City Council met in their last session on Wednesday, May 11. Immediately following, the new members of the council read their oath of office, and were greeted with “Welcome aboard!” from Mayor Gary Rayhill. However, all members actually remained the same. Council members are Gregg Claussen, Chuck Gotheridge, Shirley McCue, Tootie Moffitt, Stephanie…

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My Space Youth Center opening at Sunrise Housing

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MARTIN – On Friday, May 27, 2016, there will be an opening and blessing of a youth center at 1 p.m. with speakers and food to follow. 

The My Space Youth Center is located at 1429 Apple Lane at Sunrise Housing and is a tan modular home building. The youth center project was developed by Craig Dillon, LaCreek District’s Oglala Sioux Tribal Council representative and the Wild Horse Butte…

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Lacreek Electric has strong financial year end Trouble brewing on power supply

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By Tim Huether

Lacreek Electric Cooperative hosted their 68th Annual Meeting April 21 in Martin with a good crowd in attendance. The audience was told the coop had a good financial year end, but also that with environmental changes to how the coops electricity is produced, things don’t look good for the future.

Lacreek General Manager Wayne Sterkel said challenges are ahead as they continue to…

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Birth to 5 year old developmental screening

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The Bennett County School District will be doing Birth to 5 year Old Developmental screenings from 9:00 to 3:00 on April 27, at the Martin Grade School. This is a free service to families living in Bennett County. Areas to be screened include motor, communication, concepts, vision, and hearing. Screening of young children will let parents know whether their child is developing within or outside of…

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