Tornado warning systems to be tested April 23

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A statewide tornado drill will be conducted for South Dakota by the National Weather Service between 9:00 and 9:30 a.m. MDT on Wednesday, April 23. Because the exercise is used to ensure communications and warning systems are functioning properly before storm season, people will see and hear the actual alerts used for tornadoes.

Outdoor warning sirens will be sounded in many towns. The sirens may…

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Best of Show at Chadron Festival of Quilts

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4-9-14

By Marj Oleske

“I’m not a sewer. I prefer to call myself a wildlife artist.” Monty Fralick of Martin has spent the cold winter days of the past two years perfecting the craft of quilting, with most of his quilts having a wildlife theme.

Three of his quilts earned ribbons at the Chadron Festival of Quilts held in the Assumption Arena over the weekend of April 4 through 7. His piece titled…

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Nominations sought for Bennett County High School Athletics Wall of Honor

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4-2-14

Nominations are being sought for the Bennett County High School Athletics Wall of Honor for 2014.

Those nominated may be players, coaches or supporters of Bennett County athletics. 

Some of the criteria include: 

- Graduate of Bennett County High School (except for coach or community supporter)

- Significant achievement in sports at Bennett County and/or at the college level

-…

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City Council hears one tax grievance

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By Marj Oleske

During the special meeting of Martin’s City Council on Monday, March 17, the Council heard grievances from the public as the Board of Equalization.

Addressing the tax assessment concerns of Dorothy Petrik, of 111 School Street, Director of Equalization Jeff Siscoe presented a handout to the council that explained the steps to the original assessment. Comparable sales are taken into…

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Health Fair at Bennett County Hospital

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4-9-14

The Bennett County Hospital will be sponsoring its annual Health Fair on Thursday, April 17. Blood draws will begin at 7:15 a.m. Please come fasting. It is all right, and even recommended, to drink water regularly, including a glass before coming in to get drawn. The draws will take place in the lobby of the Bennett County Community Clinic.

In addition to tests offered the previous year,…

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Storm roars in to end March

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Storm rocks through South Dakota, including Bennett County, forcing school closures  at Bennett County and several other area schools on the last day of March, sending the month out like a rather big lion. 

Early morning freezing rain made for extremely slick conditions with reports of some people falling on the ice and becoming injured.

The following reports are from the National…

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Tour of Tables to grace the Legion Dining Room

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By Marj Oleske

Once again, on Saturday, April 5, the Legion Dining Room will be transformed into a Grand Dining Hall for the Second Annual Tour of Tables. The gala is sponsored by the Martin Area Chamber of Commerce. This year’s theme is “Days Gone By.”

One delightful portion of the event is the afternoon tour, which is open to the pubic at no cost from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. You may “Tour the Tables,”…

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Petitions turned in for County offices

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4-2-14

Five candidates filed for three positions for Bennett County Commissioners, but there will be no Primary Election because there are three positions and three candidates are Republican,  one  Democrat and one Independent.

Filing on the Republican ticket are incumbents Rolf Kraft and Dennis Gregg, and Jeff Slattery. Rocky Risse filed as an Independent. Filing as a Democrat is…

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SAL Baseball/Softball signup begins

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“PLAY BALL!” It’s time to dust off that glove, gather up your friends and head out to the ball park to enjoy the sunshine.

Martin SAL Baseball and Softball signups are now being taken for kids ages four and up. A parent meeting will be held in conjunction with the Family Fun Night on Thursday, April 3, at the Martin Grade School Activity Center. Parents can visit in the meeting room at their own…

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State A Dart Doubles Champions

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Willard Clifford, left, and Richard Cottier, representing American Legion Post 240, won the State A Dart Doubles Championships. The state tournament was held in Rapid City in late February. They are shown holding the trophies they earned. The men are part of the dart league at the Legion Club.

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