City receives Wellmark Foundation grant

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On Tuesday, August 11, the City of Martin received notification from Gina Rooney, Foundation Manager for The Wellmark Foundation that they have been approved for the $25,000 small MATCH grant request they had applied for. The grant money, requested for the purpose of revitalizing the Martin basketball court in the city park, was commended by Rooney. She stated in the letter, “We commend you for…

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Commissioners adopt protocol for new hires

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By Deb Hendrickson

Among the controversial issues discussed at the Bennett County Commissioner’s meeting on Wednesday, August 19, were items pertaining to new hire policy and procedures, road work and budget shortfalls. All five commissioners were present at the meeting.

Highway Superintendent, Justin Freise reported that the culvert on 227 Avenue was in the ground and covered up. They are mowing…

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First day back in school went well, sports schedules changing

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By Tim Huether

The first day of students back in school went well, according to all three principals and Superintendent Stacy Halverson, reporting at the Bennett County School District’s regular board meeting Monday in Martin.

“On our first day of school, I was in every building and I felt things were going quite well,” said Halverson. “I imagine there are some kinks already that they have seen…

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A safe haven for all, Tuthill Animal Refuge

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By Deb Hendrickson

If the 20 unwanted, abandoned current animal residents at Tuthill Animal Refuge in Tuthill, S.D. could talk, I am certain they would tell me, “There’s nowhere else we’d rather be!” And I am just as certain that founders Stephen and Karla Parkes feel much the same way. 

The seven-mile trek from Martin to the refuge is just a preview of what you will find once you get there.…

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Vivian Fish Whirlwind

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Vivian Fish Whirlwind, 82, passed away on April 5, 2020, at her home in Cody, Neb.

Vivian is survived by Delbert (Judy) Witherwax, Clarence (Gwynn) Thayer, Dawn, Michael, Shelby, and Jackson Fish, Travis (Katrina) Fish, Trenten (Shara) Ford, Joseph (Amy) Ford, nieces, nephews and great-grandchildren.

Vivian was preceded in death by Leonard and Myrtle Witherwax; sisters, Beverly Galloway, Vera…

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County roadwork spikes some heated discussions

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By Deb Hendrickson

Roadwork projects currently being done around the County dominated the discussions held at the Bennett County Commissioners meeting on Wednesday, August 5 in the courtroom at the Courthouse. All board members were present.

The minutes from the July 15 regular meeting and the July 30 special meeting were approved.

According to Highway Superintendent, Justin Friese, work on 293rd…

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Two Church fires believed to be arson

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By Mandy Scherer

Arson is believed to be the cause of two church fires that occurred in the early morning hours on Saturday, August 8, however, both fires are still under investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

According to Jon Siedschlaw, Oglala Sioux Tribe Emergency Management Deputy Director, the first call came in at 12:15 a.m. on Saturday. The church which…

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4-H Fashion Revue...a stitching good time!

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The 2020 4-H Fashion Revue was held on Thursday, July 30, at Crossroads Inn in Martin with Linda Larson as the judge. Numbers were down a bit this year with there only being three participants (as pictured above); Josie Tish, Aris Fanning, and Alison Novotny.

Josie Tish showed two constructed outfits this year. Her first was a summer dress with light pink polka dots and floral print. Her second…

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Back to school in Bennett Co. What you should know

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By Tim Huether

Bennett County School District students and staff will be returning to school soon, Aug. 10 for staff, and Aug. 17 for students.

School will begin for students with a “soft” opening, meaning students will attend school two days a week from August 17 through August 30. Starting August 31, the intent is to return to a normal 4 days a week school calendar.

Parents and guardians need to…

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