BC Progressive Ranchers to meet

  • Category: News

The November meeting of the Bennett County Progressive Ranchers will be held on Wednesday, November 20, at 6:30 p.m. at the Vetal Fire Hall. The featured speaker will be Anna Kopp, Private Lands Habitat Biologist for the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks. 

Anna works with western region landowners to develop and fund projects that enhance wildlife habitat and benefit landowner’s needs. She…

Read more: BC Progressive Ranchers to meet

Veterans Day Program honors local veterans

  • Category: News

Armistice Day, also known in the United States as Veterans Day, commemorates the ending of World War I in 1918. Bennett County, South Dakota, was established only a short time, approximately ten years or so, when this historical armistice was signed between the Allies of World War I and Germany, at Compiegne, France. Local residents have set aside November 11 as a day of showing appreciation for…

Read more: Veterans Day Program honors local veterans

Veterans Day Dinner

  • Category: News

Photos by Marj Frew

Approximately 140 veterans and their family members were served a special supper on November 11, sponsored by Unit 240 Auxiliary, and supplied by Kelvin and Marty McCollam.

Gabe Fanning stands at the table representing the service members who are Missing in Action and Prisoners of War, while each item was explained. Fanning also spoke to the crowd about the special memorial…

Read more: Veterans Day Dinner

Nebraska Cowboy is Bareback Riding Rookie of the Year Winner

  • Category: News

Photo by Anita Burcham

Merriman man finishes first year of pro rodeo in first place among the rookies

Merriman, Neb. – November 6, 2019 – A Nebraska cowboy has won the 2019 PRCA Resistol Rookie of the Year award in the bareback riding.

Garrett Shadbolt, Merriman, Neb., finished his rookie year in the Pro Rodeo Cowboys Association with more than $54,000 in his event, about $6,500 more than the…

Read more: Nebraska Cowboy is Bareback Riding Rookie of the Year Winner

Gage and Grace Jager perform at Augustana Band Festival

  • Category: News

By Jill Bolzer

Grace and Gage Jager were chosen to participate in the Festival Blue Band during the Augustana Band Festival on November 8 and 9, 2019. To be selected for this festival, the students and their director, Jill Bolzer, had to fill out nomination forms stating their expertise and experiences with music. 

Over 370 students were nominated and around 275 were chosen. Grace and Gage…

Read more: Gage and Grace Jager perform at Augustana Band Festival

Kris Kratovil HONORs her military son with quilt

  • Category: News

By Tim Huether

One of Kris Kratovil’s talents is quilting and another is being a mom, more specific, the mom of a young military soldier, Lane Kratovil. Kris combined those talents to create a unique work of art, a quilt she calls HONOR.

Lane enlisted in the National Guard Labor Day weekend of 2017 and she wanted to do something special, make him a quilt that would have meaning to him.

Kris is a…

Read more: Kris Kratovil HONORs her military son with quilt

P.A. James Awuah serves up home health care

  • Category: News

By Tim Huether 

The latest Physician’s Assistant to join the staff at Bennett County Hospital, Nursing Home and Rural Health Clinic, James Awuah, P.A., is playing a vital role in expanding the scope of the Home Health services in the county.

James first came to Martin in May of 2018, working at the Bennett County Hospital, Nursing Home and Clinic, through a University of South Dakota (USD)…

Read more: P.A. James Awuah serves up home health care

Dakota Resources Honors Yohner as one of 2019 Dakota Rising Fellows

  • Category: News

Renner, S.D. - Twenty-one rural South Dakota entrepreneurs recently graduated from the Dakota Rising Fellowship program and were honored at the Empower Sessions Gala on October 19 in Spearfish. 

Jay Yohner, of Martin, was one of the Fellows honored. The Fellows engaged in a comprehensive two to three-year program designed by Dakota Resources to provide rural entrepreneurs with the tools,…

Read more: Dakota Resources Honors Yohner as one of 2019 Dakota Rising Fellows

Martin Wellness Coalition spreads good works through grant funding

  • Category: News

By Marj Frew

The Martin Wellness Coalition has been busy bringing good things to the community of Martin. The group has been awarded a variety of grants, including one for the development of the Community Meals.

Once a month, on the last Monday, the coalition helps sponsor a community meal, with the goal of sharing not only a meal, but for sharing time for visiting, as well.

The grant for the…

Read more: Martin Wellness Coalition spreads good works through grant funding

County Highway auction items net $82,000 and counting

  • Category: News

By Tim Huether

The surplus equipment items the Bennett County Highway department put on Purple Wave Auction has netted the County approximately $82,000, with more items, including a grader at $29,000, still to sell soon, according to Highway Superintendent Terry Smokov.

Smokov updated the Bennett County Commissioners at the regular meeting, Monday, Nov. 4, on the sale of several items and updated…

Read more: County Highway auction items net $82,000 and counting

502 Second Avenue, Martin, SD 57551 • 605-685-6866 • booster@gwtc.net