Vivianne A. Price

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Vivianne “Viv” Price, Sioux Falls, S.D. died October 22, 2020. She was 97.

Vivianne A. Price was born February 24, 1923, in Ansley, Neb. to Alex Olson and Peggy (Nelson) Olson. After graduation from Bennett County High School in Martin, Viv moved to Pierre, where she worked in state government as a secretary. 

In 1946, she married Fred Price. The Prices moved to Chadron in 1953 and to Rapid…

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Quick response from MVFD saves potential major devastation

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Mid-day Wednesday, October 7, landowner Peggy Fralick noticed a grass fire burning in the ditch adjacent to their property which is located approximately three miles northeast of Martin on Old Highway 18. Because the Fralick property is located on tribal land, her 911 calls get dispatched to Pine Ridge. When she dialed 911 from her land line, no one answered. Once again, she dialed 911 and still…

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Bennett County Commissioners address full agenda

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By Deb Hendrickson

The Bennett County Commissioners addressed a full agenda at their regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday, October 7. All five commissioners attended the meeting.

Tom Wilsey, Brosz Engineering, was present to answer any questions the board had concerning the 5-year plan for the county. Wilsey stated he had worked closely with Auditor Angie Hicks and Highway Superintendent…

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Story of a survivor, one woman's plight against cancer

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By Deb Hendrickson

Awaiting a medical diagnosis of any kind is grueling. It can be especially grueling when you aren’t experiencing pain, don’t feel ill, don’t have any symptoms or have any family history pertaining to the diagnosis. It was solely on a whim that Martin resident, Tracie Hahn, decided it was time to get some medical tests done that she had been neglecting to do for some time.

While…

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Wildcats power past Warriors 40-0 to spoil B.C. Homecoming

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By Tim Huether

The Bennett County Warriors football team’s Homecoming week ended with a 40-0 loss to class 11A Custer last Friday as the Wildcats powered their way to a big win. Custer came in with a 1-3 record, however, they lost to three very big football programs in West Central, Lennox and Scottsbluff in that schedule.

The Wildcats big running back, 6’1”, 220 lb. Daniel Sedlacek put that power…

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Bennett County Booster II celebrates 109th anniversary in conjunction with National Newspaper Week, October 4-10

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By Deb Hendrickson

Paper and ink formed a partnership way before the 17th Century. However, the first printed periodical, replacing handwritten newssheets, began in the 17th Century in Europe. The first newspaper printed in the United States was printed in Boston, Mass., in the late 17th Century.

The Bennett County Booster II, Martin’s local, hometown newspaper, will be celebrating its 109th…

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Warriors defense dominates in 20-6 win over Hot Springs

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By Tim Huether

Bennett County’s defense has been tough all year, and they showcased their talents last Friday night in Hot Springs with a 20-6 road win, allowing only a passing touchdown with just 5.1 seconds to go in the first half. 

That would be the only bright spot for the Hot Springs team as Bennett County kept them out of the end zone the second half with big play after big play.…

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Mystery Transport

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Photo by Deb Hendrickson 

It definitely takes a fleet of trucks, personnel, pilot car escort vehicles and the right equipment to haul a 600,000 lb. load across country. Early Wednesday morning, September 16, a few Martin city residents got to see to a phenomenal sight as Perkins Specialized Transportation Contracting hauled this unidentified object along Highway 18 heading west. PST is a…

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School board approves opening concession stands back up

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By Tim Huether

The Bennett County School Board approved opening back up the concession stands for school activities at their regular board meeting Monday night. 

Superintendent Stacy Halverson said they have cleaning supplies and plexi glass guards for both the Legion and the stadium and said they will need to get signage up if they are to open the concessions back up.

Board member Josh…

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