4-H Fashion Revue...a stitching good time!

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The 2020 4-H Fashion Revue was held on Thursday, July 30, at Crossroads Inn in Martin with Linda Larson as the judge. Numbers were down a bit this year with there only being three participants (as pictured above); Josie Tish, Aris Fanning, and Alison Novotny.

Josie Tish showed two constructed outfits this year. Her first was a summer dress with light pink polka dots and floral print. Her second…

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Back to school in Bennett Co. What you should know

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By Tim Huether

Bennett County School District students and staff will be returning to school soon, Aug. 10 for staff, and Aug. 17 for students.

School will begin for students with a “soft” opening, meaning students will attend school two days a week from August 17 through August 30. Starting August 31, the intent is to return to a normal 4 days a week school calendar.

Parents and guardians need to…

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BC Schools will start August 17 with soft opening

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By Tim Huether

School for students attending the Bennett County School District will begin Aug. 17, with a two week soft opening planned. 

At a special board meeting Monday night in Martin, the board approved the soft opening as well as a Return to School Plan that outlines just about every possible necessary action, centered around COVID-19 guidelines and recommendations.

Supt. Stacy…

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Martin man arrested for Farmingdale shooting

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Pennington County, S.D.

A Martin man has been arrested for shooting another man late Wednesday, July 15, near Farmingdale. Joseph Francis Marshall, 28, from Martin, S.D. was arrested on two counts of Aggravated Assault, DUI-second offense, Possession of a Firearm with a previous felony drug conviction and two out-of-county warrants (Resisting Officer and Simple Assault, both out of Bennett…

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Commissioners contemplate forming weed board

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By Deb Hendrickson

The Bennett County Board of Commissioners met in regular session on Wednesday, July 15 at the Courthouse.

Several complaints as well as concerns from the community have been received pertaining to the increased encroachment of noxious weeds throughout the county. Knowing these are viable concerns, and since the county currently doesn’t have a weed board, discussion was held…

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Man on a mission, Pete Plenty Wounds, Sr.

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By Deb Hendrickson

June 3, 2020, Pete Plenty Wounds, Sr., proudly celebrated his 90th birthday. “I don’t feel old, you know. I feel like, maybe, 40 or 45 years old,” exclaimed Pete. And, to look at him, you would never guess that he was 90. 

I had the fortunate opportunity to meet Pete Plenty Wounds, Sr. at his home in Batesland, S.D., where he lives with his daughter and two sons. He was…

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Small percentage of voters cast votes in Bennett County

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With only 639 votes cast out of 1,813 registered voters in Bennett County, a mere 35.24%, below are the unofficial results of the Primary Election.

Countywide, Joe Biden, 121 votes defeated Bernie Sanders, 55 votes. On the statewide level, Biden took precedence receiving 33,223 votes over Sanders’ 10,063.

An extremely close race in Bennett County resulted in Mike Rounds receiving 206 votes…

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Brent Ireland steps back from long wrestling journey

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By Tim Huether

Wrestling coach Brent Ireland recently resigned as the head wrestling coach for Bennett County High School after a long, successful mat career.

His wrestling journey began when he was a youngster, competing in AAU wrestling. He would go on to have an outstanding high school career, racking up 145 wins, making the state finals three times and finishing fourth once. He expressed…

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Carol Risse retiring after 35 years of teaching

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By Deb Hendrickson

Carol Risse’s 35-year teaching career will come to a bitter-sweet end as of the first of June. Carol spent the last 20 years teaching third and fourth grades at Bennett County School District. Prior to that, she spent 15 years at Oglala Lakota County where she taught primary and middle school children.

“When I was around 16 or 17, and a bit confused about which career path I…

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Love in the time of Corona

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By Deb Hendrickson

Connections! It’s all about connections for Tonja Gilmore and Thelma Shangreaux.

Both of these ladies are gainfully employed at the Bennett County Hospital and Nursing Home. Tonja is the Occupational Therapist there and Thelma works as a Medical Aide. They have a mutual concern for the well-being of people. Not only the well-being of the people they work with but just people in…

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