BCHS Principal Nick Redden named Region 6 Principal of the Year

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By Marj Frew

The South Dakota Association of Secondary School Principals has named Bennett County High School’s Nick Redden as Region 6 High School Principal of the Year.

Redden and his wife, Kari, came to Martin at the beginning of the school year of 2015-16, having been in Belle Fourche prior to that time.

Redden paused thoughtfully before answering how he came to be chosen by his peers. “I have…

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Resident Sweetheart Dance

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On Wednesday, February 12, the Bennett County Nursing Home hosted a Resident Sweetheart Dance. According to Tonya Gilmore, Occupational Therapist, the dance went very well and was well attended by residents. Community members Dan Hines, “Dan, Dan the Jitter Bug Man,” Irene Saunders, Brad Pisha, and Gwen Ward attended the dance also. Gilmore added that, “We had some community members who were…

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Interior produces top horse, cowboy

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By Kaycee Monnens

Tri-State Livestock News

The Black Hills Stock Show features a host of events representative of stockmen, horsemen, professional rodeo athletes, and everything in between. Perhaps the perfect blend of action-packed rodeo and real ranch work was the 2020 Black Hills Stock Show Official Ranch Rodeo.

Rollie Wilson of Bowman, North Dakota, originally from Interior, South Dakota, was…

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Board recognized for School Board Recognition Week

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By Tim Huether

Bennett County School District superintendent Stacy Halverson thanked and recognized the school board at the February 17 regular meeting. South Dakota School Board Recognition Week is February 17-21.

“This is a great opportunity to recognize the school board tonight,” said Halverson. “We want to thank you for serving and all the assistance you give us.”

Halverson reported to the…

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Gloria Claussen assigned as Ward 1 Council Member

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By Marj Frew

Gloria Claussen was assigned with unanimous approval to the Martin City Council as the representative of Ward 1, early in the regular February 12 meeting. Claussen was the only resident to apply to fill the vacancy of Chuck Gotheridge’s term, and will be on the April 12 ballot. 

All other council members were present, along with Mayor Gary Rayhill, Finance Officer Jean Kirk,…

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Anne Lyon makes Pilgrimage to Holy Land, Part 2

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Continued from last week

By Marj Frew

Day Five

Day five was like another Christmas, which was still in full swing, due to the Greek Orthodox Christian calendar.

The group celebrated a Christmas Mass at St. Catherine’s Church in Bethlehem. Members of the group took turns reading Scripture for Mass, and today Anne had the honor. “I got to lector, which was awesome.” The church was right next to the…

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George and Elsie Farley, married 69 years

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By Marj Frew

One of the headlines from the August 27, 1950, Martin Messenger read “Double Wedding Unites Tuthill Young People”

Miss Elsie Jackson and George Farley, and Elsie’s brother, Harold (Sonny) and Donna Farmer, were the two couples wed in the ceremony which was reported as follows:

“At a two o’clock ceremony in the Presbyterian Church, Sunday, August 20, 1950, in Valentine, Nebr., marriage…

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Petraks to celebrate 25 years this fall

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By Marj Frew

A sweet engagement photo in the July 5, 1995, edition of the Bennett County Booster shows Tyler Petrak and Tiffany Jacquot, in what Tiffany now calls “their biker days!” The article reads, “Mr. and Mrs. Joe Jacquot of Martin announce the engagement of their daughter, Tiffany Jo Jacquot, to Tyler William Petrak, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Petrak, of Chamberlain.”

Tiffany graduated from…

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Newlyweds, Justin and Sadia Risse

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By Marj Frew

Photo by Special Moments Photography

Father’s Day, June 17, 2018. That special day was also graduation day for Sadia Malik, of Martin, as she would be receiving her Bachelors Degree in teaching at the ceremony from Oglala Lakota College in Kyle.

During her rush to get ready for the occasion, and making sure everything was just right, Justin Risse, her partner, realized something was…

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Community Conversation and Sweetheart Social Dance planned for Saturday, Feb. 22

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An inaugural community conversation will take place at the Martin Grade School Activity Center on Saturday, February 22, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m., with lunch served at 12:00. The theme of the event is “Our children today, grandchildren tomorrow: Elevating thoughtful and positive conversation on restoring healing and resiliency.”

The main focus will be communication and new ways to…

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