Witt to retire after 23 years in Bennett Co. School Dist.

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By Tim Huether

At the regular school board meeting Jan. 15, the Bennett County School Board moved to accept the retirement of Cheryl Witt after 23 years of teaching in the Bennett County School District, effective end of the 2017-2018 school year. 

The board also moved to accept the resignation of Arielle Tiensvold, music director, effective at the end of the current school year; moved to…

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Search and rescue find missing father and son

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By Jennifer Archibald

According to the Martin Volunteer Fire Department Twitter feed, volunteers were asked to join the search and rescue efforts of two missing people at 5:15 a.m. on Jan. 2.

The Bennett County Sheriff’s Office, Martin Volunteer Fire Department, Bennett County Emergency Management, Martin Police Department, Oglala Sioux Tribe Emergency Management, Bennett County Ambulance and…

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Ceplecha Murder Trial to be moved out of County

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By Tim Huether

The murder trial of Daniel and Rangler Ceplecha will not happen in Bennett County, following a Dec. 11, filing for a Motion for Change of Venue by Daniel Ceplecha. The Motion was granted by Judge Rank and will be moved to an undetermined location.

The trial date was set for Feb. of 2018, but with the need to find a new location, that could change.

Since Daniel and Rangler Ceplecha…

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Commissioners argue Resolution wording with Howe

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By Taylor Risse

You didn’t need to use the heater at the December 6, meeting of the Bennett County Commissioners, the meeting heated up enough for everyone.

Bennett County resident, Craig Howe, again brought to the board’s attention his disgruntlement with Resolution 5-2016 that was passed July 20, 2016.

Howe presented to the board a 13 part series that broke down the resolution and explained why…

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Celebrating the legacy of the E.R. Hicks family

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By Jennifer Archibald

Perhaps one of the most distinctive characteristics of the Korean War generation is their silence. Veterans of both World War II and the Vietnam War came back to talk about what they did and to form and join veterans organizations, but Korean War veterans came home and tried to pick up their old lives and forget their wartime experiences.

Ellis Rae, better know as, E.R. and…

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Shopping local makes for a healthy community

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By Tim Huether

At least once a year I like to push the shop local message and the holiday season is obviously the best time to remind everyone of the benefits of shopping local because of the increased sales in November and December.

I think we all realize not every single service or item is available in our area, but when you start looking around, you can buy just about anything in Bennett…

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Fallen Vietnam veteran gone but not forgotten

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By Jennifer Archibald

For many Americans, the wounds of Vietnam will never heal. That is true for Barbara Zlomke of Batesland who lost her brother Edwin Harry Case on Nov. 1, 1968, in Kontum, South Vietnam.

Army Specialist Fourth Class Case, at the age of 21, died as a result of a minefield explosion. He and his company were clearing a friendly minefield when one of the mines that had already been…

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Students attend All State Choir

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By Jennifer Archibald

Four Bennett County students had the honor of joining over 1,000 of the states best high school vocal and instrumental musicians.

Senior Daniel Winsand, freshman Nicole Porch, junior Carson Knecht and senior Tasha Hiland were selected to represent the school at the All State Chorus and Orchestra Oct. 26-28 at the Denny Sanford Premier Center in Sioux Falls.

The annual event…

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Carla Allard as tough as they come

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By Rich Winter

I was so very saddened to hear the news that 1987 Bennett County graduate Carla Allard Watson passed away after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Allard was very public about her cancer, shared it on social media, and kept us all in the loop. 

Well, as the news came in, sister Cindy Allard’s Facebook page just blew up with well-wishes from people sharing stories,…

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School looking into moving Sixth Graders to Jr. High Bldg. next year

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By Tim Huether

With the class sizes at the grade school increasing, the Bennett County School Board discussed the possibility of moving the sixth graders to the Junior High building next year.

Superintendent Stacy Halverson said that with grades K, 1 and 2 having 45-50 students, they will be looking at class size reduction next year and would likely need to move the sixth grade to the Jr. High.…

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