Justin Risse named Horizon Health Care Employee of the Year

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HOWARD, S.D. – Horizon Health Care, Inc. (Horizon) is pleased to award the 3rd Annual Employee of the Year award to Justin Risse of Martin, S.D. This award is designed to recognize staff that embodies the spirit of care Horizon strives to provide its patients and communities, as well as those who exhibit professional qualities supporting Horizon’s mission, vision, and values.

Justin has been…

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From American Horse Creek: Seymour Young Dog made a career in electronics

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Photo by Mary  C. Hunt 

After a career spanning more than 40 years in electronics, Seymour Young Dog returned home in 2005 to his family’s place eight more north of Batesland on American Horse Creek. These days you can find him bowling on Wednesdays with the Senior League.

 

By Mary C. Hunt

Along American Horse Creek about eight miles north of Batesland, Seymour Young Dog, one of…

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Irene “PeeWee” Fast Wolf honored by American Horse School

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By Mary C. Hunt

For almost fifty years, Irene Fast Wolf has been a constant at American Horse School. And now thanks to the dedication of the school’s library in her name, she’ll always be remembered as “someone who read stories” to children and adults who have come into the library over the years.

Called PeeWee by everyone who knows her, the nickname has always been with her. Given to her by her…

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USDA to reopen FSA offices for limited services during government shutdown: Bennett/Oglala Lakota Service Center among those opening

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Washington, D.C., January 16, 2019 – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced that many Farm Service Agency (FSA) offices will reopen temporarily in the coming days to perform certain limited services for farmers and ranchers. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has recalled about 2,500 FSA employees to open offices on Thursday, January 17 and Friday, January 18, in…

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Gabe Fanning, BCHS junior, selected to be US Senate Page

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By Mary C. Hunt

Gabe Fanning, a son of Jason and Andrea Fanning, has been selected as a United States Senate Page for the Spring 2019 term. He was nominated by Senator John Thune. Fanning will be one of only 30 high school juniors who will serve during this session of the 116th Congress.

Fanning will serve as a page not only for Thune but for all of the Republican senators. His days will be long…

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Active scam going on in Bennett County

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By Mary C. Hunt

At least three woman in Bennett County are victims of fraud at the hands of thieves who claim to be representing Publishers Clearing House and informing them that they are big winners. The problem is this is a scam and instead of winning a big cash prize, local people are falling victim to identity theft, credit theft and bank fraud. 

The imposters persuaded their victims to…

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Ottes sell Martin Livestock Auction and Cafe

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By Tim Huether

Brad and Shelly Otte, owners of Martin Livestock Auction and Cafe, have announced the sale of the property to Brian and Dawn Jaeger and Ross and Amy Ringling of Platte, ending 68 years of family ownership. The new owners will take over in early February and will keep the same services offered now, including the cafe.

The first sale barn in Martin was called Martin Livestock…

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Legislators file challenge to contested District 27 legislators residency

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PIERRE, SD (January 5, 2019) – Two Republican incumbent legislators officially filed challenges to District 27’s Representative-elect Peri Pourier (D-Rushville, NE), and Senator-Elect Red Dawn Foster’s (D-Denver, CO) Constitutional residency qualifications to be seated in the South Dakota Legislature. South Dakota’s Constitution Article III Section 3 qualification requirements for Legislative…

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Kratovils sell True Value Ending 32 years of family ownership in the store

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By Tim Huether

On January 1, Matt and Judy Kratovil handed over the keys of the Martin True Value Hardware store to Tate and Amanda LaCroix, ending a 32-year run of the store residing in the hands of someone in Judy’s family.

The sale to the LaCroix ended 19 years of ownership by Matt and Judy and prior to that, Judy’s family had owned the store since 1976 when it was a Coast to Coast store.

Glenn…

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