Lakota Credit Union to Open Dec. 1

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 By Shawn Marie Brummer

The Pine Ridge Indian Reservation’s first ever federally insured financial institution will be opening in December, and it will be a credit union, Lakota Federal Credit Union (LFCU).

A “for profit” bank was never really an option for the reservation. By contrast, a not-for-profit credit union with a philosophy of “people helping people” is a good fit for the more than…

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Take care of your yard for the Winter

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By Donna Adrian, Master Gardener

Winter damage to shrubs, trees and perennial can happen if they don’t get enough moisture to overwinter.  It has been warm for a few days plus the summer drought, moisture loss to shall root evergreens can be vital to survival.  A good deep watering will ensure that the majority of the roots have access to water.  Get your roses ready for winter by…

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Ford program raises $3,020 for BCHS

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Martin’s Bair  Ford hosted the third Drive 4 UR School event during Homecoming week at Bennett County High School and that raised $3,020 for the school to be split equally between 12 school programs.

The 12 programs that helped put on the event and receiving funds are: football, volleyball, boys golf, cheerleading, band, girls basketball, boys basketball, track, National Honor Society,…

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Election 2012 results

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In a high voter turnout nationwide, in the mid 70 percent in many areas, South Dakota had a 69.64 percent turnout and Bennett County had a 64.92 percent voter turnout in the Nov. 6 General Election. That is down slightly from the past two presidential elections.

In Bennett County 1229 voters took to the polls of the 1893 registered voters. 

Neighboring counties turnout percentages: Jackson…

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Arla Patterson named Martin Postmaster

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By Marj Oleske

Greeting patrons as Martin’s new Postmaster as of October 6th, is Arla (Gropper) Patterson. Patterson was previously the Postmaster at Wanblee since 2005, and Belvidere from 2002 to 2005.

Patterson lives in Kadoka with her husband, Scott, and their son Lane, who is a junior at Kadoka High School. The couple has three older sons, Nicholas, Preston and wife, Bailey, and Skyler and…

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Kocer named 2012 Bush Fellow

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(Saint Paul, MN) – The Foundation has selected 10 new Bush Fellows for 2012, joining 19 others named earlier this year. These newest Fellows will engage their communities to create change on a diverse range of issues related to the vitality of their communities. The Fellows are:

Sunny Sinh Chanthanouvong, Elk River, Minn.

Shirley Chouinard,  Cambridge, Minn.

Carl Cowell, Morton, Minn.

April…

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General Election Tuesday, November 6

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It’s that time once again to pick our next president of the United States, plus several other statewide and local office seekers.

On a local level, three are running for Bennett County Treasurer, including incumbent Jolene Donovan and challengers Marci Kratovil and Elizabeth Little Eagle.

State Representative for District 27 has three running for two positions. Kevin Killer, Elizabeth May and…

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Set your clocks back this weekend

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State Fire Marshal Paul Merriman plans to use part of the hour he’ll gain when Daylight Saving Time ends this weekend to check the smoke-alarm batteries at his home. He encourages everyone else to do the same thing.

Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday, Nov. 4. That’s when clocks are set back an hour. Merriman suggests state residents mark the change by not only moving their clocks back but also…

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Student Council at Bennett Co. High School

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By Marj Oleske

Student council representatives and class officers for Bennett County Junior and Senior High have been elected.

Taking posts are Shae Soderlin, Student Council President; Tania Risse, Student Council Vice President; Jacob Waln, Student Council Secretary; Sabrina Fanning, Student Council Treasurer.

Senior Class: Kalee Kratovil, Representative; Kyler Rayhill, Representative; Annie…

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Drought-Stricken Farmers and Ranchers

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 Farmers and ranchers who previously were forced to sell livestock due to drought, like the drought currently affecting much of the nation, have an extended period of time in which to replace the livestock and defer tax on any gains from the forced sales, the Internal Revenue Service announced recently.

Farmers and ranchers who, due to drought, sell more livestock than they normally would may…

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