City shows support for golf course, fire department

By Tim Huether

A good sized audience was on hand for the regular April meeting of the Martin City Council last Wednesday, mainly to hear discussion on the golf course and a package liquor license issue.

Several people were present to represent the Bennett County Golf Association to address their concerns over the financial situation at Markota Acres Golf Course.

Golf Association President Matthew Risse addressed the council requesting financial assistance to keep things going.

“We have a lot of equipment and a really nice golf course, but it’s as far as we can go with what we have,” said Risse. “Our equipment is dated and it’s costing more to keep it running than what it would be to trade it for used or refurbished. We have not fertilized the fairways in over eight years. We have members donating their time and money and we have tapped them out. It’s been going on for at least five years, pouring our hearts and souls into the golf course, and we’re as far as we can go with what we have right now.” ...

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