City Council votes to approve First Avenue overlay

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By Tim Huether

With the construction project on Highway 18 and the intersection at the traffic light, the Martin City council had instructed City Foreman Paul Noel to approach the contractor about the cost to have First Avenue overlayed while they are here. … to continue reading, you may purchase a newspaper at the Bennett County Booster II in Martin, S.D., participating reailers or online at…

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Dave Jones turns over the reins on a really good ride

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By Tim Huether

On May 18, things will greatly change for life-long Bennett County resident Dave Jones. That is the day he officially turns over the ownership of his Martin business, Ace Hardware/The General Store to RF Buche.

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The General Store, Ace in Martin has been sold to RF Buche

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“The General Store” (Ace Hardware and Lumber store) in Martin, S.D. has been sold to RF Buche and will take over on May 18, 2021.  Buche plans to keep the store running regular hours through the transition so customers are not affected.

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Freshman Impact Program, May 5, 2021

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By Tim Huether

Freshman Impact, Caught in the Moment, a program through Community Organized Resources for Educating our youth (C.O.R.E.) is rolling into Martin May 5 and is seeking help from the community.

Freshman Impact: Caught in the Moment is a powerful one-day prevention program for young teenage students. The students see up close and learn through hands-on activities the possible…

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Board approves Resolution opposing 30x30 Land Preservation Goal

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By Taylor Risse

At the April 21, 2021, meeting the commissioners set another precedent by approving a resolution in opposition of the Federal 30 x 30 land grab.

The board approved Resolution No. 4-2021, Resolution Opposing the Federal Government’s 30” x 30” Land Preservation Goal. ...

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Lacreek Electric hosts 73rd annual meeting

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By Tim Huether

Lacreek Electric Association, Inc. held their 73rd annual meeting last Thursday at the Bennett County High School auditorium in Martin, with a small audience, just enough for a quorum. 

Four board members were re-elected, running unopposed, including: Brent Ireland from East Bennett County; Marion Schultz from East ...

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Prescription Drug Take Back Day is Saturday April 24

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PIERRE – South Dakotans are encouraged to dispose of unwanted prescription drugs as part of the next DEA National Prescription Take Back Day on Saturday, April 24. Prescription Take Back Day is part of the Department of Social Services’ ongoing campaign to keep opioids like prescription pain killers from falling into the wrong hands. This is a safe, easy, and responsible way we can all help…

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City shows support for golf course, fire department

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By Tim Huether

A good sized audience was on hand for the regular April meeting of the Martin City Council last Wednesday, mainly to hear discussion on the golf course and a package liquor license issue.

Several people were present to represent the Bennett County Golf Association to address their concerns over the financial situation at Markota Acres Golf Course.

Golf Association President Matthew…

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Bennett County School District looking to fill several positions

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By Tim Huether

With teaching and coaching resignations accepted Monday night at the regular Bennett County School Board meeting, the district will be looking to fill several slots in a tight employee market, according to Superintendent Stacy Halverson.

Halverson said they are in need of a High School science teacher, a Martin Grade School and Middle School special education teacher, a 6-12…

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