Names released in fatal crash west of Martin

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MARTIN, S.D. — A Batesland, S.D., man has been identified as the person who died Saturday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash west of Martin.Preliminary information indicates that a 2009 Smart Fortwo was westbound on U.S. Highway 18 when it crossed the center line and collided with an eastbound 2018 Freightliner semi truck. … to continue reading, you may purchase a newspaper at the Bennett…

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School begins Aug. 17, New building moving along well

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By Tim Huether

Students will begin classes Aug. 17 and staff starts Aug. 9 for the Bennett County School District’s new school year.At the regular school board meeting on July 15, the board kicked off the new school year by re-electing Mike Olson as the board chairman. Kasi Harris was voted in the board’s vice-chairman. … to continue reading, you may purchase a newspaper at the Bennett County…

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Martin City Council raises police officer wages

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By Cody Rose

On July 14, the Martin city council raised the starting wage for police officers to $16.25 per hour for uncertified individuals, $17.25 per hour for certified, and $18.25 per hour after a probationary period. Before, the salary was $12 per hour for uncertified and $14 per hour for certified. ...

... According to the council, this pay increase will hopefully result in more hires, which…

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"Komposting for Kids" teaches good habits

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“Komposting for Kids” was held Thursday, July 15, at the Bennett County Fair Building. This class was brought to the community as part of a Conservation Collaboration Grant that is funded through the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. Badland RC&D was instrumental in securing this grant in 2017. The focus of the grant was to improve soil health and assist communities and groups to…

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Commissioners vote to not enact Burn Ban, Meeting heats up over highway business

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By Taylor Risse

At the July 7 meeting of the Bennett County Commissioners it was decided to not pass a burn ban but to encourage Bennett County residents to burn with caution and use common sense.

Emergency Management Director Jeff Siscoe informed the board that he had reached out to local fire chiefs and Tuthill’s chief urges people to use common sense. Martin Chief Chris O’Bryan feels the Fire…

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Bennett County Native has had life-long love affair with poetry and writing

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By Eric Harrold, Staff Writer

Edgemont resident Shery Bauer says she has written poetry since she was eight or nine years old. She found any number of things associated with the ranch she grew up on in Bennett County in the town of Martin to be inspirational – farm animals, people, sunsets, and landscapes to name a few. … to continue reading, you may purchase a newspaper at the Bennett County…

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Jager and Laverack compete at 2021 4-H National Shooting Sports

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By Kathy Rayhill

The 2021 4-H National Shooting Sports Championships were held in Grand Island, Neb., June 21-25 at the Heartland Events Center and the Heartland Public Shooting Park. Over 600 athletes from 32 states competed Tuesday-Thursday. Two Bennett County youth, Hunter Laverack and Grace Jager qualified this past April at the South Dakota state 4-H shooting competition to compete in the…

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Loiseau Construction provides proposal for Old Highway repair

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By Taylor Risse

A regular meeting of the Bennett County Commissioners was held on Wednesday, June 16, with all five commissioners present. ...

... Tom Mertz with Loiseau Construction met with the board to discuss a possible solution for the old highway 18. Mertz informed the board his company specializes in base stabilization on roads. ... to continue reading, you may purchase a newspaper at…

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