Stepping up, and stepping into his dad's boots

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Photo cutline: Santa’s helper arrived in Martin just in time for the Chili Feed on Friday night. His signature “HO, HO, HO!” might sound a little bit younger this year, but it still comes straight from his heart.

By Marj Frew

Filling Santa’s helper’s boots is not an easy task, but with the passing of his father, Tyler Nollett has stepped into that role rather naturally.

For the past 50 years,…

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BCHS FFA members attend District V event

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Photo cutline: FFA members Chloe Risse, Gabe Fanning, and Hunter Laverack show their awards won at the District V Leadership Development event held at Wall, November 15.

On November 15 the Bennett County FFA traveled to Wall for the District V Leadership Development Events. Students competed in unique individual and team events that strengthen their soft skills and encourage thorough…

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Seniors attend National FFA Convention

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Photo cutline: BCHS seniors Frank Huber, Gabe Fanning, and Timm Fanning attended the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Three Bennett County FFA seniors, Frank Huber, Gabe Fanning, and Timmothy Fanning, attended the National FFA Convention, held in Indianapolis, Ind., October 29 through November 2. 

With an Expo of more than 400 vendors from across the nation, dozens of…

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Two Bennett County FFA members awarded jackets

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Photo cutline: Megan Begeman and Maraya VanderMay proudly display their new FFA jackets which they received through the SD FFA Foundation.

Bath, SD: To its owner, the FFA jacket is a physical reminder of the personal accomplishments achieved through the organization - a symbol of commitment and dedication for all who wear the corduroy. 

This fall 332 South Dakota FFA members from 63…

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Tuesday Newsday in second grade

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By Mrs. Gail Winter

The students in Mrs. Winter’s second grade class at Martin Grade School have been learning about the newspaper. 

Every Tuesday, the students use the Booster in the classroom to discover many exciting and important aspects of the local paper. The students have been learning about the sections of the newspaper, as well as the components within each section, such as…

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Susan Williams honored with retirement open house

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By Tim Huether

After 27 years of public service, most all as the Bennett County Auditor, Susan Williams recently retired to the quiet life of living in the country.

Williams joined the county auditor’s office in February of 1992 as the deputy auditor under auditor Jan Harris. Harris resigned in June of 1992 and the executive director of county officials and the executive director of the South…

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year

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By Marj Frew

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, because it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. And even though it’s cold outside, people are up on the house top to transform our little town into a winter wonderland. Although the weather outside looks frightful and frosty, we’re all dreaming of a white Christmas.

If you follow your GPS and go over the river and through the woods,…

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Winter Wonderland concert performed by fourth through seventh music classes

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By Marj Frew

Elementary and High School music teachers Kolette Struble and Jill Bolzer presented the fourth through seventh grade “Winter Wonderland” concert on Tuesday, November 19.

A large fifth grade band kicked off the night with the traditional Jingle Bells, followed by the vocal music of the fourth graders. Fourth grade performed Jingle Bell Rock, A Holly Jolly Christmas, and Do You Hear…

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Commissioners hold light meeting

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By Taylor Risse

The Bennett County Board of Commissioners held a regular meeting on Wednesday, November 20, with three commissioners in attendance, Rolf Kraft, Judd Schomp and Chairman Wayne Bond.

Highway Superintendent Terry Smokov was at the meeting along with the entire road crew at the request of Commissioner Rod Kirk. Since Kirk was not at the meeting, Bond apologized to the crew for taking…

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Adoption touches the lives of many - The story of one family

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Photo cutline: Adoption has filled the Ray and LeeVi Big Crow family with additional love in the last three years. The family includes, from left, Tasha, Ray, with Allison, LeeVi, with Abbigail, and Livia. 

By Marj Frew

With November being a month of giving thanks for many things in our lives, it seems appropriate that November is also National Adoption Month. Many families in the…

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