Mrs. Ready honored by eight grade class

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Photo by Marj Frew

Following the Junior High Awards Ceremony held Wednesday, May 15, Mrs. Belinda Ready was surprised with the gift of a star quilt, decorated cake, and flowering plant as a thank you from the eighth grade class of Bennett County Junior High. Belinda is retiring from her position of Junior High Principal, to become the Federal Programs Director for Bennett County Schools.

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Bennett County Shooting Sports participants make their mark

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Bennett County sent 25 participants to the State Shooting Sports competition held April 26, 27, and 28.

Coach Gary Rayhill was very impressed with their results, “I really enjoy helping the kids. I’m thankful to have a place where we can work with so many kids.” Other coaches include Scott and Sandy Huber, Terry Laverack, and Troy Byrne.

Rayhill praised the additional help of Dave Bakley, who he…

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Quote approved to begin road repair on road south of Vetal

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By Taylor Risse

On Friday, May 10, a special meeting of the Bennett County Commissioners was held to approve a quote from Inlaw Construction for repair of the road south of Vetal. The road was washed out during winter storm Ulmer in March.

The quote was for $24,395 and included: Clearing of concrete debris, trees, and obstructions from culvert. Attempt to level culvert back to existing grade.…

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City Council, Mayor Rayhill, proclaim Poppy Day

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In Flanders Fields

by John McCrae

In Flanders fields the poppies blow

Between the crosses, row on row, 

That mark our place; and in the sky

The larks, still bravely singing, fly

Scarce heard amid the guns below...

Mayor Gary Rayhill read the traditional poem with great emotion at the City Council meeting on Wednesday, May 8. With the reading, the proclamation of Poppy Day, May 24, was signed…

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Scholarships presented at BCHS Awards Night

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The following scholarships were presented at Awards Night, May 7, at the Activity Center.

PEO, $400 each, Jessica Begeman and Josie May.

PEO Star Scholarship, $2,500, to Jessica Begeman.

Martin Grade School, $250 each, Jessica Begeman and Carson Knecht.

Golden West, $1,000, Cameron Good.

Security First Bank , $1,000, Carson Knecht.

Living Word Community Church Scholarship, $200, Isaiah Johnson.

Next…

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Bennett County High School holds Awards Night, May 7

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Awards Night for Bennett County High School was held Tuesday, May 7, at the Activity Center.

Honors included:

DAR Good Citizenship Award

9th, Grace Jager; 10th, Thea Dubray; 11th, Gabe Fanning; 12th, Jessica Begeman.

National Career Readiness Certificate

Bronze: DeAndre Cottier, Makaila Farris, Carissa Louden, Kurtis Mooney.

Silver: Carson Knecht, Vernon Plenty Bull.

Gold: Tee Allen, Erica Bakley,…

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Shar Johnson closes her career at Bennett County School District

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By Marj Frew

The school year of 1997-1998 saw a beginning, and an end. Shar Johnson was beginning her teaching career as the fourth through eighth grade teacher at Tuthill School, as the school itself was coming to a close. Shar recalled many memories as we visited recently about her upcoming retirement after 21 years in the Bennett County School System.

“At Tuthill, I was known as the Snake…

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Bert Ready hangs up his final BCHS hat

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By Marj Oleske

Football, cross country, track, basketball, and baseball. Bert Ready has worn many hats as a teacher, coach, and athletic director. At the end of this year, he will be hanging up all his hats as he retires from the Bennett County School System.

This past school year, Ready has served exclusively as the Activity Director for Bennett County School. During the past four to five years,…

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Crossroads Inn to host upcoming Chamber of Commerce meeting

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By Mandy Scherer

Nearly a year ago Alan and Lucy Gross purchased Crossroads Inn from Dale and Bonnie McDonnell. Alan and Lucy are from California, and have over 19 years experience in the hospitality business.

Changes have recently been made, as Dakotah Red Management Company will now manage the local motel.

Liberty and Jessica Briley, of Rapid City, are the new local managers.

The Crossroads Inn…

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Roads still major discussion at BC Commissioner meeting

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By Taylor Risse

A regular meeting of the Bennett County Commissioners was held on Wednesday, May 1.

The April 17 minutes and the April 17 Board of Equalization minutes were approved as presented.

Highway superintendent Terry Smokov gave his road update stating, “The weather is not in our favor. When roads get dry enough to work on, it either rains or snows.”

The highway crew has spent a lot of…

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