Canton man found dead in apparent murder suicide

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By Jennifer Archibald

Officials in southeastern Montana are investigating a murder-suicide involving twin brothers Travis and Eric Carlson.

The body of Travis Carlson from Canton, SD was found Thursday evening southeast of Ekalaka on Tie Creek Road in rural Carter County Montana. He died of a gunshot wound at about 5:15 p.m., according to reporting from Newell Broadcasting.

Travis owned a fencing…

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New shop opens for classes

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By Jennifer Archibald 

After a two year wait anxious shop students at Bennett County Schools were excited to have wood shop class in their new $578,650 shop.

The 3,000 square foot steel building was completed for classes to begin on October 9th.

“It’s pretty much state of the art,” said Jason Buckles shop teacher. “It’s pretty rare for a school our size to have which is a tribute to the…

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McDonnell achieves fifty years in business

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By Angie McDonnell

This September marks a very special achievement for community member and businessman, Dale McDonnell, as he officially reaches fifty years of being in business.

McDonnell’s business career began in September of 1967, following his graduation, earlier that spring, from Southern State College with a degree in electronics. He opened the doors to his first business at the age of…

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DJ Toczek’s goal, to be back teaching

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By Chastity Julson

New Underwood Post

While the New Underwood Tigers’ football team begins a successful season on the field, the head coach who has invested in the team for the last two years continues to battle for a different kind of success from a room in Craig Hospital in Englewood, Colo.

Delmar “D.J.” Toczek has been hospitalized since July 8, when he was involved in a motor vehicle collision…

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Vocational agriculture classes to be offered this 2017-2018 school year

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By Angie McDonnell

 “I think it’s pretty important in a community like this,” said Lexi (Slack) Smith, the new vocational agriculture instructor the Bennett County School District. Smith, originally from Viborg, SD, has big and exciting plans for kicking off a new start to the ag program. 

It all began when Smith brought the idea of implementing the program back into the Bennett County…

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Total (Solar) Eclipse of the Heart... of the Sandhills

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By Berklie Haag

During the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse, Nebraska will be the best seat in the house. On August 21, at 478 miles, Nebraska will host the longest Path of Totality- the moment that the sun is blocked 100 percent- in the United States, so it’s time to plan your eclipse viewing party. 

The total solar eclipse will last about two-and-a-half hours from beginning to end and will cycle…

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Harold Koenig named Friend of Fair

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By Sharon Koenig

Harold was a man of few words, big smile and a hearty handshake. Harold looked forward every year to fair week whether it was starting months in advance getting the wood in for the pit to cook the meat overnight, lining up his help. It was quite a process from sending out the letters requesting donations, going to the various businesses asking for donations of paper goods for the…

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Livermont inducted into Tri-State Cowboys Museum Hall of Fame

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Every year, on the final Saturday of the Sheridan County Fair and Rodeo, the Tri-State Cowboys Museum inducts a new member into their Cowboy Hall of Fame. This year’s honoree was Wayne Livermont of Martin, S.D. The following was read during a breakfast at the museum in Gordon, followed by a presentation with Wayne’s family in attendance.

Wayne Livermont was born the youngest son of Charles and…

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School Board kicks off new year with Olson as chair, Hodson vice-chair

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By Tim Huether

The Bennett County School Board put the wheels in motion for the 2017-18 school year by voting in again, Mike Olson, as the chairman of the district board. Olson was the chairman last year, and with Todd Alexander, was sworn in to a new three year term also. Kevin Hodson was voted in as vice-chairman of the board.

Superintendent Stacy Halverson updated the board on summer projects,…

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