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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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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CHART Cancer fundraiser a chance to help heal

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By Tim Huether

A community fundraiser will take place this Saturday in Martin, and like many other events of the kind, this is yet another way to help those in need in the community.

Unlike many other fundraisers, this one helps those dealing with the dirty c word...cancer, and that word is a bad word that touches a family member or friend of practically every person in our community.

CHART, which…

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Election filings show races in most offices

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By Tim Huether

With the March 29 election petition deadline past, several offices will see competition for local offices. Only County States Attorney race will have a Primary Election, on June 7, with all others advancing to the General Election on Nov. 8.

The following have filed for office, but petitions mailed in with a March 29 postmark by 4 p.m. may still arrive and be eligible:

Bennett…

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Lessert receives second at the State Art Contest

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Congratulations to Shawna Lessert who received a second place medal in the Black and White Drawing category at State. This is her second year receiving the runner-up medal in the same category for Class A schools. Shawna’s entry is a shaded charcoal self-portrait called, “It’s Time to Think.”

SDHSAA held the second annual State High School Art Contest in Sioux Falls at the Denny Sanford Premier…

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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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Bennett Co. High School Student Council recognized as Outstanding

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The South Dakota High School Activities Association (SDHSAA) announced that 30 South Dakota high school student councils have been recognized as being “Outstanding Student Councils” for the 2015-16 school year. Bennett County High School student council in Martin was one of the 30 schools recognized, with Mandi Smokov as advisor.

This is the twenty-sixth year that this statewide program has been…

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City Water Line Breaks

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By Tim Huether

Martin City crews were not catching a break this past weekend, with a dumping of heavy snow and a water line break that kept people out of water from 10 p.m. Friday, to Saturday afternoon.

The water line, an 8 inch pipe, broke on the north side of  Hwy 18, right at Pride Grain. It took crews until 11 a.m. Saturday to restore water to the City and housing.

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