Thomas Victor Shangreau Obit

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Thomas Victor Shangreau was born August 10, 1952, in Alliance, Neb., to Hazel Margaret Randall and William Fred Shangreaux. Thomas, 67, made his journey to the Spirit World on October 14, 2019, at his home in Rapid City, SD.

Thomas attended St. Paul’s Indian School and graduated from Santa Fe School of Art in 1970 in Santa Fe, NM. He attended Black Hills College and completed Iron Worker’s…

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Tuthill Fire Dept. chartered 70 years ago

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By Marj Frew

In honor of October being Fire Prevention Month, we are acknowledging our local fire departments. A short 70 years ago this spring, the Tuthill Volunteer Fire Department was chartered. In 1949 Jack Knecht donated a building to the department which was torn down, with the lumber being used to build the present building, according to the Bennett County history book.*

In an article from…

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Vetal Fire Department continues to grow

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By Marj Frew

In honor of October being Fire Prevention Month, we are acknowledging our local fire departments. The Vetal Fire Department was developed in the summer of 1960, according to the Bennett County history book.*

It began with acquiring a 100-gallon Jeep fire truck, if the community could build a shelter for it. Wendell Johnson and Jerry Donovan contacted people in the Vetal and Harrington…

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Jessica Jager’s Centennial Quilt featured at Heritage Center event

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By Marj Frew

“It is a Centennial Quilt, but life gets away from a person. I started it back in 2009, for the centennial, but I didn’t get it done in time.” Ten years later Jessica Jager has completed her centennial quilt this spring. The quilt and its story was featured at the year-end event at the Martin Community Heritage Center on Sunday, October 13.

Jessica told the story behind each part of…

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Nuisance properties continue to be addressed by city council

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By Marj Frew

The Martin City Council meeting held Wednesday, October 9,  was conducted in an efficient manner to beat the winter weather coming in.

Council members present were Walter York, Shirley McCue, Tootie Moffitt and Angie Rascher. Members absent were Chuck Gotheridge and Gregg Claussen.

Local citizens in attendance included Bill Kuxhaus, Joyce Wilson, Kevin Rascher, Gloria Claussen,…

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“Bad” drug use causes life-long tragedy, warning to the public

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By Marj Frew

Bennett County Sheriff Paul Williams would like to warn all residents of the Bennett County area of the distinct and real dangers of the drug methamphetamine, or meth.

Meth of itself, has no good qualities, but as bad as it is, some of it is worse. Williams reported that an elderly person informed him Friday afternoon, October 11, of a tragic situation that her grandson was in. He was…

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Pajola Otonwanhe Omniciye social dance planned for October 19

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A Pajola Otonwanhe Omniciye social dance will be held on Saturday, October 19,  at the Martin Grade School Activity Center with a supper at 5:00 p.m., and social dances afterwards.

Social dances are where people gather to eat, have fun and dance to special kind of dances. People can participate in special social dances such as the round dance, rabbit dance, potato dance, men’s fancy shawl and…

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Safe Hunt Course certifies young hunters

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By Marj Frew

Learning skills which will last their lifetimes, over 25 local youth attended the Hunt Safe Course, taught by Conservation Officer Tom Beck, and instructor Gary Rayhill. The students met in the Community Room of the Activity Center, for a combination of book work and hands-on training and skills demonstrations.

After completing the course and passing the tests, the young hunters…

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$2.7 in surplus sparks heated debate

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By Taylor Risse

The October 3 meeting of the Bennett County Commissioners became quite heated when the matter of $2.7 million in a county surplus account was brought up.

Major discussion was held concerning the county having more than 40 percent of their annual budget in a surplus account. Auditor Williams contended that the money was in the account in case the last opt out didn’t pass. The county…

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Martin Fire Department called to two incidents

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The Martin Volunteer Fire Department responded to two incidents on Thursday, October 3. At 21:14, paged for a structure fire at 504 Main Street in Martin. First reported was a small fire in garage area extinguished by the first arriving unit. The structure was fire damaged previously and not occupied.  Investigation in progress.  Martin Police Department and Bennett County Ambulance also…

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