Gabe Fanning in Rome, Faith, Politics and beyond

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By Tim Huether

Gabe Fanning grew up on a ranch northeast of Martin, spending summers in a tractor or on a horse, but now he is flying a little further from home, to Rome, Italy. … to continue reading, you may purchase a newspaper at the Bennett County Booster II in Martin, S.D., participating retailers or online at https://bennettcountyboostersd.com/subscriptions.

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Drought impacts Bennett County and much of the nation

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By Tim Huether

It’s been a dry hot summer across the nation, state and Bennett County, but looking across the county, it could have been worse. The bad news is, if we don’t get much needed moisture in the form of rain or snow this winter, next year could be much worse.

For the entire state of South Dakota, it was the driest June since records were kept going back 127 years and it is the seventh…

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Bennett Co. land owners could see significant changes in property taxes

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By Cody Rose

Landowners in Bennett County could be seeing either a significant increase or decrease in their land taxes within the next couple years.

The Bennett County Board of Commissioners met in regular session last Wednesday, August 18.

County Assessor Jeff Siscoe discussed the status of the new Soil Tables project. He informed the board that the Geographic Information System (GIS) project…

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City Council discusses golf course, park and pool at regular meeting

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By Cody Rose

The first order of business at the August 11 city council meeting was bathrooms at the park. Councilwoman Gloria Claussen brought to the council an incident that happened at the last softball tournament. Since there are no bathrooms open during softball tournaments, guests have been using the legion field dugouts and the church bushes to do their business. … to continue reading,…

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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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