None of Escaped Prisoners Found in Martin

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By Mandy Scherer

Martin, S.D. – According to Bennett County Sheriff Paul Williams as of Thursday, March 26 all but two of the nine women who escaped from the South Dakota Women’s Prison on Monday have been apprehended.

Of the seven women that are back in custody, one was taken into custody in Rapid City, three were captured by Crow Creek Tribal Law Enforcement and the other three were captured by…

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March is Music in Our Schools Month

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By Marj Frew

March is Music in Our Schools Month (MIOSM,) and although school is not in session at this time, the importance of music in our lives remains the same. The Bennett County system has two talented music teachers who spend their days living the motto of MIOSM, “Music Changes Lives.”

Kolette Struble teaches preschool through fifth grade general music classes, and Jill Bolzer teaches fifth…

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Gage Jager to be featured in Rising Star of the West Contest

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Bennett County High School senior Gage Jager will be featured as part of KEVN Black Hills FOX’s Rising Star of the West scholarship contest Friday, March 27, on The SIX and on Black Hills FOX News at 9:00 p.m.  Jager qualified for the contest by submitting a short video of himself to KEVN Black Hills FOX.

Jager is one of the semi-finalists who will be seen through April 12.  His one…

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Martin Airport wins state award

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The award for the Best Maintained Small General Aviation Airport in South Dakota for 2019 was presented to Martin Municipal Airport.  The award ceremony was held on March 12 during the South Dakota Airports Conference.  The conference was held in Rapid City and was attended by about 100 people. This is the first time that Martin Airport has won the award.  

The award was presented…

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School Bd says Yes to new $13.1 million building project

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By Tim Huether

After reviewing the bids and making budgeting adjustments to the overall bids, the Bennett County School board all voted in favor of a new building project that will cost approximately $13,120, 913.

At a special board meeting March 23, the board reviewed  the low bids for the initial proposal, and that cost would have been approximately $14,658,785. The board fine tuned the…

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Commissioners remove load limits from county roads

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By Taylor Risse

At the March 18 Bennett County Commissioner meeting, the board decided to remove the load limits from the county roads upon great persistence from county residents.

On March 13, the Bennett County Highway Department and Board of Commissioners issued a county-wide load limit on all roads in Bennett County. The limit was set at six ton per axle and was not to exceed 80,000 pounds…

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Bennett County COVID-19 Procedures

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The Bennett County Board of County Commissioners has adopted recommendations of the Bennett County Emergency Manager during this time of pandemic due to COVID-19. Those recommendations are as follows:

1. If any Bennett County employee has left the state within the past 7 days and traveled to any state that is experiencing a COVID-19 outbreak, that employee must quarantine themselves for a period…

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Cancellations/Postponements

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Updated as information becomes available.

Legion/ Auxiliary Convention 

At this time the District 2 American Legion & Auxiliary Convention scheduled for March 28th has been postponed.  A new date is pending but not available at this time.

 

School Announcement

South Dakota Governor Noem announced Tuesday, March 17, that South Dakota schools will stay closed through March 27 as a…

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Coronavirus’ ill effect Nation, State declare State of Emergency, Local, State Schools Shut Down

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By Booster Staff

By now, most people may be sick and tired of hearing about the Coronavirus or COVID-19 as it is know officially. We’re only hoping we just get tired of hearing about it, and not sick, but for now, it is big news, likely the biggest news story most of us have seen in our lifetime. Not to discount the devastation of 911, because that was a crushing blow to America, but this virus…

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8-12 Band and Choir Concert held March 12 – Music Changes Lives

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By Marj Frew

The Bennett County eighth through twelfth grade band choir held their Spring Concert on Thursday, March 12. The theme was based on the March is Music in Our Schools Month motto, Music Changes Lives.

Gage Jager opened the evening performance with the trumpet solo, “The Technician,” which he recently performed at District Music Contest. 

The band entertained the audience with…

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