Shirley Hahn retires after 44 years of service to the Bennett County Booster

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By Tim Huether

Over the past 44 years, the Bennett County Booster had three different owners and many different employees, but one thing remained the same, Shirley Hahn. Shirley retired from the Booster at the end of September after logging 44 years of working there.

“I was working at Harold’s Motel and reporters were in Martin covering the AIM takeover at Wounded Knee,” said Shirley. “They were…

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Huether to step away from newspaper business

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By Joyce Glynn

“I am not looking for a full or part-time job,” Tim Huether says with his signature humor, as he nears the end of a 34-year career in the newspaper publishing business.

“But,” he adds with a grin, “I am looking for a second job for my wife to help pay for my health insurance.”

This will mark Huether’s last week of owning a business, where the demands of daily and weekly deadlines…

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Laura Hodson sworn in as SD Attorney

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By Marj Oleske

Laura Hodson was sworn in as an attorney by Justice Janine Kern, with the South Dakota Supreme Court, on Friday, September 21, at the Pennington County Courthouse in Rapid City. Attending the ceremony were her parents, Kevin and Kaye Hodson, of Martin, and other family members; grandmother, Garnet Audiss; and aunts KayCee Hodson, Mary Christensen, and Liz Fredrickson. Not able to…

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Scherers to purchase Bennett County Booster II

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By Joyce Glynn

On October 1, 2018, the reins of the Bennett County Booster II will be turned over to Mandy Scherer, who, along with her husband Bob, have entered into a purchase agreement with current owners Tim and Marie Huether.

In addition to the Booster II, the purchase includes the Todd County Tribune in Mission, Mellette County News in White River, and the Fall River County Herald in…

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Judge Rules, motion denied, Ceplechas will be sentenced Sept. 26

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By Tim Huether

Judge Bobbi Rank has ruled that both Daniel and Rangler Ceplecha’s motion to withdraw their earlier pleas of guilty to first degree manslaughter is denied and sentencing for the two will be September 26, at 9 a.m. in Martin at the Bennett County Courthouse.

Rank ordered that the defendants have failed to meet their burden of production and persuasion on their Pro Se Motion to…

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Risse’s purchase KJ’s Pit Stop, rename it Bros

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By Tim Huether

Brothers Matthew and Keith Risse have purchased KJ’s Pit Stop in Martin from Kyle and Jill Turnwall, who purchased the store in 2002. The new name is Bros and they took over operation of the business Sept. 5.

Matthew and Keith said their focus will be on outstanding local service and they will be hands on at the store.

They will maintain mostly the same staff and have the same…

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Bennett County Sheriff Responds to Knife Incident

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By Tim Huether

During an interview on a local radio station, Bennett County Sheriff’s Candidate Thomas McMillan claimed that current Sheriff, Paul Williams, committed a criminal violation against a citizen of Bennett County, calling it embarrassing for someone wearing a badge. McMillan, a deputy with the Martin City Police Department, said he was the officer the victim reported the incident to in…

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Martin Chamber to host Candidates Forum Sept. 19

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By Tim Huether

The Martin Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting  a Candidates Forum, Sept. 19, at 7 p.m., at the Martin Grade School Activity Center. 

Candidates in the General Election on Nov. 6 for the offices of Bennett County Commissioner, Bennett County Sheriff and Bennett County Register of Deeds are invited to attend and take part.

Each candidate will have the opportunity to…

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