New school building plans presented to board, public at special meeting

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By Tim Huether

The new Bennett County School building addition moved one step further along as the school board heard from architect Tim Cheever of Upper Deck Architects, Inc., Monday, Jan. 6, in a public meeting. Cheever presented the updated building plans explaining what has been updated and where they are at in the process, leading up to the next phase, letting the bids.

“The purpose of the…

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Susan Sigman to retire December 31

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By Marj Frew

Almost 21 years ago, in January of 1999, Susan Sigman began working at the Farm Service Agency in Martin. This year, on December 31, she will be officially retired. “I don’t have any plans,” she says. “I’m just going to take the time off and enjoy family, doing what I want to do, when I want to do it!”

Susan’s family includes two daughters and one son. Her daughter, Tina Sigman and…

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Search and Rescue: A true gift to the community

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By Tim Huether

In last week’s Bennett County Booster, we told the story of a local youth becoming lost, then successfully found. Playing a vital role in the search and rescue efforts were many local individuals who are part of the Martin Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue.

Chris O’Bryan is the Martin Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Chief and was on hand for the rescue efforts, helping to…

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Lost and Found with a happy ending

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Search and Rescue efforts make one family’s Thanksgiving extra special

By Tim Huether

It can be a parent’s worse nightmare...their child is missing in the middle of rugged terrain, miles from the nearest town. After a frantic early search for 13-year-old Dante` Rascher came up empty, the family called in search and rescue efforts, and the response from near and far amazed his parents and left…

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Holding facility issue tabled until next meeting...again

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By Taylor Risse

The ongoing issue of the Martin City Police Department using Bennett County’s holding facility was again on the agenda of the Bennett County Commissioner’s December 18, meeting. There was quite a bit of public in attendance to hear the commissioners decide to table the issue until the January 8, meeting.

Kevin Rascher was at the meeting representing the City of Martin’s law board.…

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Annette Beulah Conquering Bear Obit

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Annette Beulah Conquering Bear was born December 19, 1967, in Pine Ridge, S.D., to Burgess Ray Conquering Bear and Helen Jean (Scabby Face) Conquering Bear. Annette, 51, of Denver, Colo., made her journey to the Spirit World on December 17, 2019 in Denver.

Annette is survived by her children, Daryle Conquering Bear, Amanda Conquering Bear (Joshua Jackson), Emilio Lone Elk, Claudio Conquering…

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SDPB Now Live on YouTube TV

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Beginning Today, YouTube TV Subscribers Have Accessto Educational & Inspiring Content from SDPB 

VERMILLION, SD; December 18, 2019  --  South Dakota Public Broadcasting (SDPB) announced today that it is now streaming live on YouTube TV.  Dedicated live channels for SDPB and PBS KIDS, as well as on-demand programming, are now available to YouTube TV subscribers, expanding…

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Martin Addiction Recovery Center undergoes its own transformation

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By Marj Frew

Martin Addiction Recovery Center, or MARC, is a 501 C-3 non-profit, helping to restore balance to individuals and families by challenging the chemical and addictive behaviors they are experiencing, so they may lead happy, hopeful lives, becoming part of a healthy community while raising healthy families. MARC has gone through its own transformation over the past few months, as it has…

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City passes Joint Powers Agreement for use of courthouse jail

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By Marj Frew

The Martin City Council meeting held December 11 began with a moment of silence in respect and memory of councilman Chuck Gotheridge, who passed away December 7.

All other members were present, along with Mayor Gary Rayhill, Finance Officer Jean Kirk, City Attorney Sarah Frankenstein, Police Chief Brandon Petersen, and City Foreman Paul Noel.

Also attending the meeting were Kelvin…

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School board sets January 6 for special new building presentation meeting

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By Tim Huether

The Bennett County School District Board met for the final time in the calendar year Monday with a light agenda as they head toward the holiday break.

A date of Jan. 6, at 5 p.m., was set for a special meeting to hear a presentation on the new building project. A target date of Jan. 20, the regular meeting date, is set to possibly release it for bids. 

Superintendent Stacy…

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