Excitement in air, New school year, New Facility, New Staff

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By Tim Huether

There seems to be a lot of excitement and enthusiasm for the new school year with the new year now underway, a new gymnasium, band room and cafeteria, and some fresh new staffers at the Bennett County School District.

At the regular board meeting Monday night, all three principals remarked that the staff is excited and ready to go. … to continue reading, you may purchase a…

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Hospital CEO strives to improve the healthcare of the community

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By Tim Huether

There has been a bit of the shuffling of the management at the Bennett County Hospital, Nursing Home and Rural Health Clinic over the past several months, but current CEO, Michael Christensen has steadied the ship and is moving full steam ahead on improving the facilities and the overall healthcare of the community.

Christensen started at the end of March, bringing an impressing…

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2021 Bennett County Fair Schedule

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Wednesday, August 11

• 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Static Exhibit Check In/Interview Judging, Fair Building

• 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Open Class Check In and Judging, Fair Building

• 8:30 a.m. Booth Setup, Fair Building

• 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 4-H Crop & Horticulture Judging, Fair Building

• 1:00 p.m. Rocket Preparation, Fair Building; 2:00 p.m. Rocket Launch, Arena

• 2:00 p.m. Fair…

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Five compete at Bennett County 4-H Fashion Revue

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By Cody Rose

The 2021 Bennett County 4-H Fashion Revue was indeed quite the fashion show this year. The guests and judges saw a large variety of outfits from demin jackets to mermaid tails!

Mary Kay Sell hosted the Fashion Revue this year at the Crossroads Inn meeting room on Thursday, July 29 at 9:30 a.m. Plenty of friends and family were in attendance to watch the show.

There were four…

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First Annual Cruz Night a success

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Photo By Mandy Scherer

Doug and Nicki Johnson, members of the Oglala Drifters Riding Club, helped coordinate the first Annual Cruz Night in Martin. Doug says, “I was raised in Martin. I grew up cruzing, Friday and Saturday nights people came to town, kids hung out. I want to see some life brought back to Martin. I want to give young kids inspiration to get out and work on cars instead of getting…

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Big changes happening at 2021 Bennett County Fair and Rodeo

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By Cody Rose

The 2020 Bennett County Fair and Rodeo was very limited last year in what was allowed to happen. As everyone knows, the health and safety of our community was the top priority during the pandemic.

Last year, there were no booths, no concessions, no interview judging, and most despairingly, no cakes! Well, this year, things are looking a lot more “normal.” However, there will be some…

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Mikaela O’Bryan rejoins the Martin community as the new Middle School Principal

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Commissioners declare Bennett County a drought disaster

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By Taylor Risse

At the Bennett County Commissioner meeting July 21, the board declared Bennett County in a drought disaster. A resolution will be approved at the next meeting.

As usual, roads were a major talking point. All commissioners were present, but unlike recent meetings, the public attendance was low.

Disgruntlements were aired between the commissioners concerning the work being done on…

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DANR recognizes City of Martin for drinking water compliance

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PIERRE - The South Dakota Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources (DANR) announced today that the City of Martin public water system and the system’s operation specialists have been awarded a Secretary’s Award for Drinking Water Excellence.

“Consistency leads to success and consistent success is a true measure of excellence,” said DANR Secretary Hunter Roberts. “With more than 10 years of…

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Names released in fatal crash west of Martin

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MARTIN, S.D. — A Batesland, S.D., man has been identified as the person who died Saturday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash west of Martin.Preliminary information indicates that a 2009 Smart Fortwo was westbound on U.S. Highway 18 when it crossed the center line and collided with an eastbound 2018 Freightliner semi truck. … to continue reading, you may purchase a newspaper at the Bennett…

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