Family Dollar’s parent company will re-banner and close some stores

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By Mary C. Hunt

Dollar Tree, the parent company of Family Dollar, announced a program to re-banner approximately 200 Family Dollar stores to the Dollar Tree banner in 2019 and to potentially close as many as 390 Family Dollar stores.

Dollar Tree has not released a list of Family Dollar stores to be re-branded or possibly closed, but there is also no reason to expect that the Martin store might…

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Katelyn Vocu earns runner-up

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Congratulations are in order for Bennett County High School freshman Katelyn Vocu. Katelyn has earned runner-up in the SD Youth Art Month flag design competition for 2019. Youth Art Month was established in 1961 to celebrate visual arts education for grades K-12. March is Youth Art Month nationwide and each year students throughout the US submit design entries for a flag for every state. This…

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Counterfeit money found in Martin

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By Mary C. Hunt

A local business turned in a counterfeit $100 bill on Friday to Security First Bank.

The counterfeit bill had the words, “FOR MOTION PICTURE PURPOSES,” printed on it. Security First notified authorities.

Kim Harris of Security First Bank said, “These counterfeits can be any denomination and do not always say for motion pictures.” She said, “If it looks or feels strange, have it…

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Community Meal Postponed

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By Mary C. Hunt

The free community meal planned for Monday, February 25, at the New American Legion was postponed due to the cold wind chills expected for the evening.

Martin Wellness Coalition and Kids in the Kitchen will choose a new date and announce it.

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Justin Risse named Horizon Health Care Employee of the Year

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HOWARD, S.D. – Horizon Health Care, Inc. (Horizon) is pleased to award the 3rd Annual Employee of the Year award to Justin Risse of Martin, S.D. This award is designed to recognize staff that embodies the spirit of care Horizon strives to provide its patients and communities, as well as those who exhibit professional qualities supporting Horizon’s mission, vision, and values.

Justin has been…

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From American Horse Creek: Seymour Young Dog made a career in electronics

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Photo by Mary  C. Hunt 

After a career spanning more than 40 years in electronics, Seymour Young Dog returned home in 2005 to his family’s place eight more north of Batesland on American Horse Creek. These days you can find him bowling on Wednesdays with the Senior League.

 

By Mary C. Hunt

Along American Horse Creek about eight miles north of Batesland, Seymour Young Dog, one of…

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Irene “PeeWee” Fast Wolf honored by American Horse School

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By Mary C. Hunt

For almost fifty years, Irene Fast Wolf has been a constant at American Horse School. And now thanks to the dedication of the school’s library in her name, she’ll always be remembered as “someone who read stories” to children and adults who have come into the library over the years.

Called PeeWee by everyone who knows her, the nickname has always been with her. Given to her by her…

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USDA to reopen FSA offices for limited services during government shutdown: Bennett/Oglala Lakota Service Center among those opening

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Washington, D.C., January 16, 2019 – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced that many Farm Service Agency (FSA) offices will reopen temporarily in the coming days to perform certain limited services for farmers and ranchers. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has recalled about 2,500 FSA employees to open offices on Thursday, January 17 and Friday, January 18, in…

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Gabe Fanning, BCHS junior, selected to be US Senate Page

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By Mary C. Hunt

Gabe Fanning, a son of Jason and Andrea Fanning, has been selected as a United States Senate Page for the Spring 2019 term. He was nominated by Senator John Thune. Fanning will be one of only 30 high school juniors who will serve during this session of the 116th Congress.

Fanning will serve as a page not only for Thune but for all of the Republican senators. His days will be long…

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Active scam going on in Bennett County

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By Mary C. Hunt

At least three woman in Bennett County are victims of fraud at the hands of thieves who claim to be representing Publishers Clearing House and informing them that they are big winners. The problem is this is a scam and instead of winning a big cash prize, local people are falling victim to identity theft, credit theft and bank fraud. 

The imposters persuaded their victims to…

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