Nomination certificates filed, no election April 13

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There will be no city or school board election in Martin this April as certificates of nomination were filed to fill the appropriate vacancies.

Petitions were available at the City Office, as well as the School District Office for circulation on January 29, 2021. All of the offices being vacated were due to expiration of terms. The deadline to submit a petition was Friday, February 26.

Martin City…

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Return of Chase the Ace

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By Nick Kaltenbach

Chase the Ace, hosted by CHART, will resume this Thursday, March 11. CHART stands for Cancer Healing Awareness Resource Team. CHART was started to help find treatment and alleviate travel costs from our isolated area. CHART helps cover meals, lodging, and transportation.

The last Chase the Ace was held in March of 2020. The pot remains at $9250. Tickets may be purchased for $1…

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Warrior Pride shines through in Mason Heath

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By Tim Huether

I have participated in or coached and followed youth wrestling since I was in grade school, and over the years I’ve witnessed some pretty amazing displays of sportsmanship, but Saturday had to be the best I’ve ever seen at the hands of Bennett County’s Mason Heath.

Mason was wrestling in the semifinals of the 170 pound weight class at the Region 4B Wrestling Tournament in Ft. Pierre…

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Commissioners sign first 2nd Amendment Sanctuary County resolution in South Dakota

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By Taylor Risse

At the February 17, Bennett County Commissioner meeting a milestone was reached when the Commissioners signed the first resolution in South Dakota making Bennett County a 2nd Amendment Sanctuary State.

The resolution states that the Bennett County Board of County Commissioners strongly supports the Second Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America and Article 6,…

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Code enforcement vs. building code inspections explained at Martin City Council Meeting

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By Deb Hendrickson

Code Enforcement Specialist Joel Johnson from Burke, S.D., attended the regular Martin City Council meeting on Wednesday, February 10. City Attorney Sara Frankenstein stated via a telephone conference call that Johnson is looking to do just property maintenance code work and not new build work. 

Johnson reviewed the building code ordinances that the council had been working…

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Miranda O'Bryan, Hometown girl on the rise

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By Tim Huether

Growing up in a small town on the prairie of South Dakota doesn’t mean you can’t go on to be whatever and whomever you want to be.

For Martin native and Bennett County High School graduate Miranda O’Bryan, that means becoming a top notch multimedia journalist for a pair of sister television stations in Rapid City, KOTA Territory News (ABC) and KEVN Black Hills Fox.

“I am a…

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Blu Donovan appointed to open Commissioner seat

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By Taylor Risse

The Bennett County Board of Commissioners began their February 3 meeting by entering executive session for personnel purposes with Auditor Angie Hicks and State’s Attorney Sarah Harris.

Upon resuming normal session, it was unanimously decided to appoint Cole “Blu” Donovan to the open seat.

Donovan was present at the meeting and after being sworn in, took his place at the head…

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Sunrise Community Garden awarded Youth Garden Grant

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By Prairey Walkling–SDSU Extension

Tauna Ireland can’t wait to get back in the garden. As SDSU Extension Summer Program Leader in 2020, Ireland focused mainly on production and grew nearly 450 lbs. of food that was distributed free to Martin residents. A wide variety of produce and herbs were grown, along with piles of tomatoes, peppers, and cucumbers. In 2021, Ireland will continue to oversee the…

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Bennett County Library, Martin's diamond in the rough

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By Deb Hendrickson

"A book is a dream you hold in your hands." – Neil Gaiman

Martin has its very own diamond in the rough. It is known as the Bennett County Library.

“We (patrons of the library) love the library. It is a wonderful place for fellowship, good books, knowledge and computer access,” Janice Whittle said.

The library is home to 27,000 volumes of books covering a wide range of topics,…

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