Eden Fanning named to USA National Classic Bench Press Team

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By Tim Huether

Eden Fanning was getting ready to play in a girls high school basketball game for the Bennett County Lady Warriors against Wall on January 11, when her mom, Tara, received a call informing them Eden had been chosen to represent the United States on the USA Powerlifting National Classic Bench Press Team.

Eden and her family were excited about the news and shared it with Eden’s…

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School Board votes to let bids on new building project

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By Tim Huether 

The key topic for the Jan. 20 regular meeting of the Bennett County School District Board was the new building project at the high school. 

Superintendent Stacy Halverson informed the board they had met with the architect and CMAR on the new building project, and after discussions with them, said they believe now is a good time to let the bids for the project. She said it…

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Theft results in Damen Long Soldier being charged on multiple counts

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By Marj Frew

A theft which occurred at approximately 11:30 a.m., Monday, January 13, at LaCroix’s True Value Hardware in Martin, ended with the suspect being located and arrested at a residence in the 900 Block of 2nd Avenue in Martin.

Eighteen year old Damen Long Soldier, of the Rapid City area, has been charged with Unauthorized Possession of a Controlled Substance, Unauthorized Ingestion of…

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Chamber elects officers, hears Dakota Resources presentation

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By Marj Frew

Officers for the upcoming 2020 Martin Area Chamber of Commerce year were elected at their monthly meeting held January 16. Those elected include President Stacey Robinson, Vice President Andrew Riggen, Treasurer Shelly Otte, and Secretary Jean Kirk. Approximately twenty members were in attendance.

The highlight of the meeting held at the Activity Center was information presented by…

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Wayne Fuchs shares the world through the lens

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By Marj Frew

Wayne Fuchs can usually be found working at the family business, Fuchs Locker, at his “nine-to-five” day job. That job is usually more like “seven-to-six,” but he also somehow finds time to devote to his other life-long passion, photography.

“I’m not sure when I started, but since I was a teenager I always had a camera around, as I always wanted to share what I was seeing through my…

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EMPOWER! Community Coaching presentation to be given at Chamber meeting

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By Marj Frew

A special guest will make a presentation at the Martin Area Chamber meeting and luncheon on Thursday, January 16, 12:00 noon, at the Martin Grade School Activity Center meeting room.

The meeting will be hosted by Bennett County Hospital and will feature lunch by Summer Bustin.

Paula Jensen, with Dakota Resources, will present information on EMPOWER! Community Coaching program. Dakota…

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Holding facility agreement signed by Commissioners

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By Taylor Risse

After a long, drawn out process, the Bennett County Board of Commissioners signed the joint-powers agreement between the City of Martin and Bennett County at the January 8, regular meeting.

The agreement allows the city and county police forces to equally use the holding facility located in the Bennett County courthouse.

There was a lot of discussion held before the agreement was…

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City seeking qualified candidates for Ward 1 council member

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By Marj Frew

The first city council meeting of 2020, held Wednesday, January 8, was held without a councilman from Ward 1. The council is seeking interested people who would be qualified to be appointed to the position left vacant with the passing of Chuck Gotheridge. The seat may also be left open until the upcoming election held on April 14. Councilman Walter York was absent, with all other…

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Many participate in social dance

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There was a great turnout for the Pajola Otonwahne Omniciye Social Dance that was held Saturday, January 4, at the Martin Activity Center. Families and youth came and enjoyed a meal, socializing and special dances. A delicious meal of buffalo soup, frybread, wojapi with a turkey meal with the trimmings was served.

This is the second of a series of social dances and feed with a third planned in…

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Shots fired within City limits, Incident under investigation

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Martin Police Department Chief of Police Brandon Petersen reported that on Saturday, December 28, 2019, at approximately 5:33 p.m., Martin Police Officers were dispatched to a shots fired call at the intersection of 3rd Avenue and School Street in Martin.

Martin Police Officers responded and began investigating. The scene turned up bullet hole(s) and other items of interest. Martin Police Chief…

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