Gary Nelson retires from American Family Insurance

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By Mary C. Hunt

With a career spanning seven decades, Gary (Corky) Nelson retired on Wednesday, October 31, 2018, after 47 years as the American Family Insurance Agent in Martin. Through the years, people’s needs for insurance have remained pretty much the same according to Nelson, but he has seen significant changes in the technology. When he began his career in insurance, he provided policies…

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J.A.G. II hosts Career Fair for peers

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By Mary C. Hunt

Bennett County High School JAG II class hosted a Career Fair at the American Legion Auditorium on Wednesday, October 17th. The idea for the Fair came from the sophomore class unit discussion on Career Awareness.

During the Career Awareness unit, students have been studying different careers and jobs. According to the JAG II students, most of their peers think they know what they…

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The Snow Queen: A Delightful Production

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By Mary C. Hunt

The Snow Queen was nothing short of amazing! Sixty-two Bennett County Schools students auditioned on Monday and immediately began daily rehearsals for a musical that they would debut on Friday  for the first time. All the students should be very proud of their hard work and what they achieved. 

The actors and The Missoula Children’s Theatre performed an original musical…

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Shirley Hahn retires after 44 years of service to the Bennett County Booster

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By Tim Huether

Over the past 44 years, the Bennett County Booster had three different owners and many different employees, but one thing remained the same, Shirley Hahn. Shirley retired from the Booster at the end of September after logging 44 years of working there.

“I was working at Harold’s Motel and reporters were in Martin covering the AIM takeover at Wounded Knee,” said Shirley. “They were…

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Huether to step away from newspaper business

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By Joyce Glynn

“I am not looking for a full or part-time job,” Tim Huether says with his signature humor, as he nears the end of a 34-year career in the newspaper publishing business.

“But,” he adds with a grin, “I am looking for a second job for my wife to help pay for my health insurance.”

This will mark Huether’s last week of owning a business, where the demands of daily and weekly deadlines…

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Laura Hodson sworn in as SD Attorney

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By Marj Oleske

Laura Hodson was sworn in as an attorney by Justice Janine Kern, with the South Dakota Supreme Court, on Friday, September 21, at the Pennington County Courthouse in Rapid City. Attending the ceremony were her parents, Kevin and Kaye Hodson, of Martin, and other family members; grandmother, Garnet Audiss; and aunts KayCee Hodson, Mary Christensen, and Liz Fredrickson. Not able to…

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