Marty McCollam creates Prairie Dawn Realty

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By Marj Frew

Following the retirement of Gary Nelson in his real estate agency, Marty McCollam found herself no longer licensed as a real estate agent.

McCollam was an associate agent under Nelson, and was required to work under someone with a responsible broker license.

McCollam, who completed her responsible broker licensing, is now working in her remodeled office at 308 Main Street, in Martin,…

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Gregg Greenhouse has seen many changes over the past ten years

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By Marj Frew

Nestled around the corner of their shelter belt at their driveway, Tammy and Jan Gregg have grown their greenhouse business over the past ten years.

When they first started the business, they had a simple pop-up tent canopy with plastic wrapped around it for a make-shift greenhouse. 

Up until their third year, they made many trips back and forth to their house with plants to…

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Attempted burglary suspect jailed

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By Marj Frew

Assistant City Police Chief Tom Chester reported that a suspect has been arrested and jailed in Friday morning’s attempted burglary at Security First Bank in Martin.

The glass of the outside bank door was broken, but the suspect did not make entry into the building.

The incident was called in at approximately 5 a.m., when Officer Thomas McMillan was responding to a different call that…

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Gropper Saddlery, custom made the old fashioned way

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By Marj Frew

“One guy, one machine. I do things the old fashioned way. I’ve got the old machines, but they work well. 1941, 1920, 1920’s and 30’s, most of them are leather belt driven.” That seems to be perfect for a man who is also driven by working with leather. 

Randy Gropper’s wood building front of Gropper’s Saddlery has also weathered naturally the past couple of years, and speaks to an…

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Memorial Day 2019 Ceremonies held at American Legion Post 240 Home

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By Marj Frew

The weather played a major factor in this year’s Memorial Day Ceremony, with extended rain forecasts bringing the Avenue of Flags to the American Legion Club, rather than having the event at the Martin Community Cemetery.

The 34th year of the R.W. Hodson Memorial Avenue of Flags ceremony, held Monday, May 27, listed the names of local veterans who have served our country, and have…

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Swift water rescue by Martin Fire Department

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Article submitted by Martin Fire Dept., Doug O’Bryan, May 22

The Martin Volunteer Fire Department responded to a call from a concerned wife that her husband needed to get to the hospital due to an injury sustained. The wife had tried to get out of their ranch. The rural roads were blocked by water across the road in both directions.

Martin Fire Chief Chris O’Bryan discussed the situation with the…

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Bennett County countryside adversely affected by more rain

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Photo by Marj Frew

This mud hole in the road to the Martin Community Cemetery is just one of many that has been impacted by the large amount of rain received by Bennett County in the last few days and weeks. Many places that were temporarily fixed earlier have once again washed out.

By Marj Frew

Bennett County Emergency Manager Jeff Siscoe returned to his office Friday, May…

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P.E.O. Scholarship winner, Jessica Begeman, honored at Tea

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Photo by Marj Frew

(P.E.O. STAR Scholarship winner, Jessica Begeman is surrounded by local Chapter CV members, from left, Anne Lyon, Sally Zacher, Joan Clifford, Mary Ziegler, (Jessica,) Jenny Begeman, Kim Claussen, Rhonda Soderlin, Nancy Cook, and Ann Harris.)

The prestigious P.E.O. STAR Scholarship, for the 2019-2020 academic year, was presented to Jessica Begeman, a senior at Bennett County…

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Grandpa Lloyd visits Martin Grade School second graders

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Photo by Marj Frew

(Grandpa Lloyd and Grandma Carolyn Schneider are surrounded by their daughter, Mrs. Gail Winter, and her second grade students at Martin Grade School. The students became honorary grandkids throughout the school year by sending letters and cards as Lloyd recovered from a tractor accident.)

By Marj Frew

“Hi kids!” As Mrs. Winter’s second grade class returned to their room last…

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