Sue Sell named 2019 Friend of 4-H

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Sue Sell was named the 2019 Friend of 4-H at the Recognition Banquet held last Friday evening. The Friend of 4-H Award is presented to a person in the community that has helped at 4-H activities and is nominated by 4-H Clubs and voted on by the Leaders.

The following was read as Sue was presented her plaque:

Sue has been a 4-H member, has helped at the 4-H Rodeo, 4-H Horseshow including practices,…

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4-H Recognition Night held November 15

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Awards were given out at the 4-H Recognition Night held November 15, at the Bennett County Activities Center. A pot luck supper was enjoyed before the awards presentation. Awards included:

Community Service Award: Kountry Kids 4-H Club.

Club Gold Seal: Lil’ Rascals and Kountry Kids 4-H Clubs.

100 percent Club Attendance: Alison Novotny, Louis Novotny, Amya Camp, Leaha Pauly, Lynnze Pauly, Reed…

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School kitchen staff gets 100 Percent

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School kitchen staff gets 100 Percent

Eight BC students place in spelling bee

By Tim Huether

At the November 18 Bennett County School Board regular meeting, the Board heard a presentation from teachers Abbie Saxton and Sadia Risse on their experience at the Association Middle Level Education (AMLE) Conference in Nashville, Tenn., November 7–9.

The AMLE’s goal is to offer proven, research-based…

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City continues work on airport improvement project

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By Marj Frew

A nice showing of residents attended the November 13 meeting of the City Council. Along with the regular opening business, the council also approved a transfer of $20,000 from BBB funds to the Markota Fund for golf course water expenses. They also approved a transfer of $15,000 from the liquor fund to the sanitation fund to cover everyday expenses, as not enough funds come in for the…

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Commissioners find solution for CAT blades

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By Taylor Risse

On Thursday, November 14, the Bennett County Board of Commissioners held a special meeting with representatives from Butler CAT of Rapid City to discuss what to do with the two CAT blades the county recently purchased.

At the last meeting, Highway Superintendent Terry Smokov brought it to the board’s attention that there were problems with the new blades.

Jerry Heiser and Dan…

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BC Progressive Ranchers to meet

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The November meeting of the Bennett County Progressive Ranchers will be held on Wednesday, November 20, at 6:30 p.m. at the Vetal Fire Hall. The featured speaker will be Anna Kopp, Private Lands Habitat Biologist for the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks. 

Anna works with western region landowners to develop and fund projects that enhance wildlife habitat and benefit landowner’s needs. She…

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Veterans Day Program honors local veterans

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Armistice Day, also known in the United States as Veterans Day, commemorates the ending of World War I in 1918. Bennett County, South Dakota, was established only a short time, approximately ten years or so, when this historical armistice was signed between the Allies of World War I and Germany, at Compiegne, France. Local residents have set aside November 11 as a day of showing appreciation for…

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Veterans Day Dinner

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Photos by Marj Frew

Approximately 140 veterans and their family members were served a special supper on November 11, sponsored by Unit 240 Auxiliary, and supplied by Kelvin and Marty McCollam.

Gabe Fanning stands at the table representing the service members who are Missing in Action and Prisoners of War, while each item was explained. Fanning also spoke to the crowd about the special memorial…

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Nebraska Cowboy is Bareback Riding Rookie of the Year Winner

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Photo by Anita Burcham

Merriman man finishes first year of pro rodeo in first place among the rookies

Merriman, Neb. – November 6, 2019 – A Nebraska cowboy has won the 2019 PRCA Resistol Rookie of the Year award in the bareback riding.

Garrett Shadbolt, Merriman, Neb., finished his rookie year in the Pro Rodeo Cowboys Association with more than $54,000 in his event, about $6,500 more than the…

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Gage and Grace Jager perform at Augustana Band Festival

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By Jill Bolzer

Grace and Gage Jager were chosen to participate in the Festival Blue Band during the Augustana Band Festival on November 8 and 9, 2019. To be selected for this festival, the students and their director, Jill Bolzer, had to fill out nomination forms stating their expertise and experiences with music. 

Over 370 students were nominated and around 275 were chosen. Grace and Gage…

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