Physician Assistants Play Vital Role in Rural South Dakota Health Care - Brady Hicks lands PA position in Martin

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... PA student Brady Hicks is a model for someone wanting to return to their rural roots after completing schooling and certification. In Hicks’ case his hometown and target destination is Martin. “I grew up 30 minutes from Martin on my family’s ranch,” said Hicks. … to continue reading, you may purchase a newspaper at the Bennett County Booster II in Martin, S.D., participating retailers or…

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Martin Community Heritage Center celebrating 20 years

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By Tim Huether

The Martin Heritage Center is celebrating 20 years of existence, but behind the walls of the facility are many items going back 100 years plus, giving the community a chance to go back in time this Sunday in Martin. … to continue reading, you may purchase a newspaper at the Bennett County Booster II in Martin, S.D., participating retailers or online here.

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City of Martin in need of lifeguards for summer

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By Cody Rose

Since the city pool wasn’t open last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Martin City Council is eager to get it up and running again. Having the pool open in the summer for our little town to make use of will be quite beneficial. “Our community needs it,” stated Councilwoman Tootie Moffit. It will create jobs, give individuals a chance to learn how to swim and give our citizens an…

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City council discusses medicinal marijuana ordinance at special meeting

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By Cody Rose

A special city council meeting took place last Friday, May 28. The first order of business on the agenda was the ordinance regarding an issuance of local medicinal cannabis establishment permits. On July 1, medical cannabis usage in South Dakota will be legal. … to continue reading, you may purchase a newspaper at the Bennett County Booster II in Martin, S.D., participating…

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Stefonna Salomon named 4th Runner-Up at Miss South Dakota Teen USA pageant

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The Miss South Dakota USA and Miss South Dakota Teen USA Pageants took place April 25 at the Watertown Events Center Heritage Theater in Watertown. A capacity crowd filled the theater on Sunday evening for the pageant finals, where the panel of judges selected … to continue reading, you may purchase a newspaper at the Bennett County Booster II in Martin, S.D., participating retailers or…

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Roads a loudly stated concern at commissioner meeting

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By Taylor Risse

A large gathering of county residents found their way to the regular meeting of the County Commissioners on Wednesday, May 19. Everyone attended with the same thought in mind...roads!

Bob Ceplecha was first to address the board, asking if the commissioners would consider selecting some roads for private workers to pull shoulders and haul gravel on. … to continue reading, you…

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Large parent group addresses school board at regular meeting

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By Tim Huether

One of the largest audiences in years attended the Bennett County School District regular board meeting Monday night, expressing concerns over issues they argue have risen over the years at the school. … to continue reading, you may purchase a newspaper at the Bennett County Booster II in Martin, S.D., participating retailers or online here.

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OST Hwy Safety/BC Extension Simulation Presentation

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By Cody Rose

On Monday, May 10, at the Bennett County Fairgrounds the Oglala Sioux Tribe Highway Safety Department and BC Extension hosted a hands-on presentation to show our local young adults the consequences of impaired driving. … to continue reading, you may purchase a newspaper at the Bennett County Booster II in Martin, S.D., participating retailers or online here.

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Local JAG students place superbly in state competition

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By Cody Rose

Jobs for America’s Gratuates (JAG) is a non-profit organization that focuses on aiding students  who face challenges everyday. Kim Claussen, local JAG Specialist for Bennett County School District, sees the potential in our youth and assures they succeed in school as well as lead them into rewarding career paths. … to continue reading, you may purchase a newspaper at the…

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