Linn and Doreen McCoy reminisce on 66 years of marriage

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Linn and Doreen McCoy reminisce on 66 years of marriage

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By Marj Frew

“She’s just a kid, I’m six years older,” claims Linn McCoy of his wife, Doreen. “I’m 91, and she will be 85 in December.”

The couple has been married 66 years, with their anniversary being March 21, 1953. Linn and Miss Doreen Blare were married at the Edgemont…

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Jon Pierson right at home as new Jr. High Principal and Athletic Director

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By Tim Huether

New Junior High School Principal and Athletic Director Jon Pierson feels right at home as he walks the halls of the Bennett County Junior High School. 

“The Bennett County School system has been a second family for us,” said Jon. “Everyone works together and helps out when they are needed.”

He graduated from Douglas High School in Box Elder, and said he was an Air Force brat.…

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Bennett County School District welcomes new staff for 2019-2020

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New staff at Martin Grade School includes Kolette Struble, Elementary Music, Amanda Geyer, Student Success Coordinator, Jaclyn Schlaak, Kindergarten, and Alyssa Rous, Technology and Intervention.

New to the Bennett County school system for 2019-2020 is Patricia Miller, Middle School Special Education, and Michael Barnaud, Secondary English, and Assistant Football Coach.

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City Council hears complaints of nuisance properties/vehicles

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By Marj Frew 

Following the general monthly business at the Martin City Council meeting held Wednesday, August 14, several citizens voiced their concerns over the appearance of many nuisance properties and vehicles, and their affect on the general appearance of Martin. Council member Angie Hicks was absent.

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Members of the public in attendance at the meeting were Sarah Harris,…

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School Back In Session, School Board Meeting, August 19

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By Tim Huether

The Bennett County School District Board met for the first time since school officially kicked off, August 19, with students attending classes on Monday. All administrators raved about how well the Back To School Open House last Thursday went and was attended.

“I think it was one of our best Open Houses ever,” said superintendent Stacy Halverson. 

“Back to School Night was…

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4-H Fair Exhibit Placings

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Results for ribbon placings for the 4-H entries at the Bennett County Fair held August 7-11 are as follows.

Ayden Amiotte: Aerospace & Rocketry, Purple; Beef Quiz Bowl, Purple; Beef Showmanship, Blue; Breeding Calf Bull, Blue; Breeding Meat Goat, Purple; Home Environment, Purple, Purple, Blue; Rabbit, Purple (Best Opposite); Rabbit Showmanship, Purple; Shooting Sports, Blue; Visual Arts,…

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JayCee Boomer crowned 2019 Little Miss Oglala Nation

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By Marj Frew

She’s the queen, her horse, Repo, is the king, but her Grandpa Scott is still the boss, according to JayCee Boomer.

On Saturday, August 3, JayCee was crowned Little Miss Oglala Nation at the 34th Annual Oglala Lakota Nation Wacipi Rodeo Fair  at the Pow Wow Grounds in Pine Ridge.

JayCee is the daughter of Summer Boomer, of Interior. She will be entering the fourth grade at Martin…

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Mansfield and McDonnell share experience of Citizen Washington Focus

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By Marj Frew

Local 4-H youth, Katie McDonnell and Mayson Mansfield, represented Bennett County at Citizen Washington Focus, a week-long citizenship program for 4-H youth, from June 14 to 21, in Washington, D.C.

“It was interesting to see how much alike people are, and also how different some things are,” observed McDonnell. The Pair joined other representatives from South Dakota for a bus trip to…

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Martin home damaged Saturday night

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According to the Martin Volunteer Fire Department, the crew was called to a structure fire at 504 Main, in Martin, at approximately 9:00 p.m, on Saturday, August 10.

The fire department’s Twitter feed showed the first officers on the scene reported an attached garage being fully involved and the fire spreading to the house. Units B-2, B-3, R-1, E-2, L-1, Bennett County Ambulance, Martin Police…

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