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.


60 Years Ago

Bennett Co.…

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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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Friends & Fancies

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Robert Jennings Moreland (February 21, 1923 – August 28, 2014)

Robert Jennings Moreland was born to John Jennings (Jack) and Grace Fairhead Moreland, at the home of his grandparents, G.O. and Julia Boden Fairhead, in Merriman, Neb., on February 21, 1923. At that time, the family lived on a farm about 10 miles east of Martin, South Dakota. In 1931, the family leased a ranch at the head of LaCreek,…

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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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Warriors open football season with 15-6 win

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Parents night this Friday

By Tim Huether

Bennett County kicked off a new football season with a hard fought 15-6 win over Todd County in Mission Aug. 29.

Bennett County Senior Sam Ireland put the Warriors in good field position to start the game, taking the opening kickoff out to the 43 yard line. 

The Warriors marched down to the 23 of the Falcons, but were stopped on a fourth down…

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