Storm brought snow, bitter cold temps

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A strong winter storm system moved across the Rockies into the northern Plains December 15-16, 2016. Moisture was lifted over the cold air in place over northeast Wyoming and western South Dakota resulting in widespread snow amounts averaging 4 to 8 inches with locally higher amounts. Bitterly cold arctic air poured in behind the storm with temperatures staying below zero Saturday. Wind chills…

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Parade Lights Up the Martin City Night

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By Tim Huether

The streets of Martin were beautifully adorned by the presence of 25 parade of lights entries Saturday evening for the annual Martin Area Chamber of Commerce Parade of Lights.

The weather was a little cold at around 32 degrees at parade time, but still good considering the recent storm mid-week, as the large crowd was presented one of the best parades ever with a lineup of well…

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Rangler, Dan Ceplecha Charged with First Degree Murder

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Rangler Ceplecha and his father, Daniel Ceplecha, appeared in Circuit Court Tuesday, Nov. 15, at the Bennett County Courthouse, both facing murder charges.

Daniel (Dan) Ceplecha, 56, appeared before Judge Leo Disburg and was informed he was charged with First Degree Murder with an alternative count of Second Degree Murder. The maximum penalty for First Degree Murder is death or life in prison.…

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Arrests made in Homicide in Martin

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In the early morning hours of November 12, 2016; the Martin Police Department received reports of a homicide that had occurred at a residence in the City of Martin.  The Martin Police Department responded to the residence and secured that location pending the issuance of a search warrant. During the investigation, investigators determined that the body had been removed from the residence and…

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Bennett County Election Results 2016

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By Tim Huether

The results are in and here are the newly elected officials for the Bennett County are, including the legislative district races.

For Bennett County Commissioners, incumbent Wayne Bond and former commissioner Rolf Kraft were voted in. Both are Republicans.

Wayne Bond 687

Rolf Kraft 594

Elton Three Stars Jr. 445

Incumbent Jolene Donovan  defeated Mary Goss for the Bennett County…

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Bennett County overpowers Lead-Deadwood 35-16 in football playoff opener

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Warriors play Groton in Round 2

The game will be streamed at live at GDILIVE.COM, game time 6 p.m. MT

By Tim Huether

Bennett County used an outstanding defensive performance and big runs by Tee Allen and Daniel Winsand to knock off Lead-Deadwood 35-16 in the first round of the high school football playoffs Tuesday in Martin.

The Warriors moved the ball well all night on the ground, scoring first…

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Bennett Co. hammers St. Francis 50-0

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Host Lead-Deadwood in playoffs Tues., 6:30 p.m.

By Tim Huether

The Bennett County High School football team bounced back from a road loss to Red Cloud with a resounding 50-0 win over a much improved St. Francis squad Thursday night in Martin, earning a tie for the top seed in Region 4B going into the playoffs next Tuesday. Red Cloud will get the number one seed as they won the head to head…

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City looks to future in financial decisions

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By Marj Oleske

Jerry Heiser, of Butler Machinery, presented a proposal to the Martin City Council for replacing the current loader in use by the city. At the meeting held October 12, he stated, “We put together both a 16 and 72 month finance option on a new Caterpillar 926 M for your consideration. With the value of the current loader going down, and the cost of a new machine going up, there is no…

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Election nearing... make your vote count

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By Tim Huether

The General Election is just around the corner and it is time to get informed on what you may be voting on Nov. 8.

In the B section of the Booster, you will find well detailed information on all the amendments, initiated measures and referred laws. It is a lot of information to process, but it informs the voter on each ballot item. The sample ballot and more voter information will…

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