Sentinel bill narrowly sent to Senate floor amid several questions

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By Elizabeth “Sam” Grosz

Community News Service

The controversial “Sentinel” bill which would allow local school boards to put armed guards inside schools passed out of the Senate State Affairs Committee last week.

About 60 people were on hand at the meeting, despite snow—and limited travel--in much of the state. Time constraints, however, limited the number of people testifying, as well as the…

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World Day of Prayer

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Everyone is invited to join in the local celebration of World Day of Prayer this Friday., March 1. An ecumenical event, the WDP service will be held at 5 p.m. at Lindsey Memorial Presbyterian Church in Martin this year.   

Women from the St. Katharine’s Episcopal, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Roman Catholic, and Tuthill Community Presbyterian churches will be assisting the women of…

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Council discusses sharing cost of transportation fees

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By Marj Oleske

The City of Martin has applied for a Housing in Kind Grant through the Bush Foundation, as requested by Kim Clausen of Wild Horse Butte Community Development. The grant must be applied for by a tax exempt organization, and fits in with the Home Address services currently being pursued by Clausen. The Council was approached by Clausen at its regular meeting held Wednesday, February…

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Dustin Hicks youngest competitor to win Sheep Dog title

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By Marj Oleske

The stars were in perfect alignment for Dustin Hicks and his dog, Kat, at the Sheepdog Trials during the Black Hills Stock Show.

Kat is almost 11 years old, and is entering her retirement years. Dustin is a senior at Bennett County High School, and will be leaving home for college in the fall of 2013. Their partnership will soon be ending.

However, their strong bond of teamwork and…

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Liz May legislative update

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Another busy week at Pierre. On Tuesday, HB 1119 and HB 1133 were brought to the education committee. HB 1119 was brought before the education committee by prime sponsor Rep. Kathy Tyler, District 4. This bill would have established a school-to-work grant program in the Department of Education. 

The purpose of the grant program was to support partnerships among school districts, local…

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Week 3 news from District 27 Senator Jim Bradford

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Greetings from your District 27 Senator Jim Bradford. We have just completed a very busy third week of the Session. I’ve served in the SD Legislature for a total of 12 years (8 years in the House and I recently was re-elected to my third term in the Senate). I’m doing my best to cover those issues which I believe will be of interest to our voters in Bennett, Haakon, Jackson, Pennington, and…

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Legislative Update Dist. 27 Elizabeth “Liz” May

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In my column last week I reported that there would be a bill coming to allow school boards to authorize sentinel programs. This bill in no way was encouraging school boards to arm teachers with guns, but to allow school boards the opportunity to work with local law enforcement to train qualified individuals to protect our schools. 

The prime sponsor of the bill, Rep. Scott Craig, District 30,…

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Seeing what blindness is about

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Rod Anderson’s human physiology students experienced a day of blindess on January 16. Participants were securely blindfolded and equipped with a white cane to experience the challenges of being blind.

Students spent the day maneuvering through their daily routine in an activity which has become an annual tradition.

The blind students also found their way to area businesses with the help of human…

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Illness factors in attendance rates down District wide for local schools

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By Tim Huether

Bennett County High School, Bennett County Junior High and Martin Grade School all are feeling a bit ill about their attendance lately as administrators reported to the school board Monday night a drop in attendance rates.

The high school was at 86 percent, according to principal Chip Sundberg and Belinda Ready reported the Junior High at 93.71 percent. Principal Stacy Halverson…

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