Making headway on funding for Hospital expansion, Highway Department 5-year plan discussed

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Good turn-out for annual Parade of Lights

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The weather proved to be perfect on Saturday night for the annual Parade of Lights.

There were five entries under the Business Category. First place went to Larson Construction; second to Lacreek Electric Coop; third to the Bennett County Booster. Martin Community Health Care and Yesway were among the participants.

The Organization/Church Category was represented by four entries. Drifter’s Riding…

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Beautiful weather forecast for Martin's annual Holiday Happenings

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Daytime weekend temperatures are forecast to be in the upper 40’s. Nighttime temps in the low 20’s, so the weather will be perfect for Martin’s annual Holiday Happenings this upcoming weekend.

On Friday, kick off the weekend by taking time to stop by the Bennett County Courthouse during normal business hours and check out the Festival of Trees. Lining the hallways are several trees in various…

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Commissioners approve enhanced WIFI system for the courthouse

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By Deb Hendrickson

The first item on the agenda addressed by the Bennett County Commissioners at their regular meeting on November 18 was a telephone conference call with Chris Bernard from Golden West Technologies in Rapid City. 

Bernard explained what benefits the courthouse could realize by installing a booster to their current WIFI system. He said installing a centrally-located wireless…

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Clint Sasse tabbed Eagles' new defensive leader

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Clint Sasse, a native of the Martin area, has been named the Chadron State College defensive coordinator, CSC Head Football Coach Jay Long announced last week.

Sasse is a former Chadron State football player and has been an assistant coach at the college the past two years. 

“I’ve known Clint going back to 2003,” Long said. “To be able to hire him as the defensive…

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School gives staff bonuses with Corona Relief Fund monies

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By Tim Huether

“We received money from the Corona Relief Fund that may be used for any purpose and I couldn’t think of a better way to recommend to you as a board, to use this for our staff, who have worked hard and dedicated to everything during this pandemic,” said Bennett County School District Superintendent Stacy Halverson at the Nov. 16 regular school board meeting. “They’ve really stepped…

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Covid-19 mass testing cancelled

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The Covid-19 mass testing which was scheduled for Martin on Friday, November 20, has been cancelled.

The testing event was cancelled due to the low number that pre-registered. According to the Department of Health, a new testing plan is being developed.

For individuals who signed up for the mass testing event at the American Legion, the Department of Health will be contacting you with further…

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Rollover results in serious injuries

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At 6:35 a.m. Tuesday, November 10, dispatch called a Sheriff’s Department Deputy informing him of an accident. 

A single vehicle rollover had occurred approximately 2 miles south of Martin on Highway 73. 

The individual was ejected from the vehicle, sustained serious injuries and was life-flighted to Rapid City.

The cause of the accident is still being investigated.

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46th Annual Predator Calling Contest wrapped up

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Photo by Deb Hendrickson 

The 46th Annual American Legion Post 240 Predator Calling Contest was held this past weekend, November 6, 7, 8. A total of 25 teams checked in bringing in 73 coyotes. Winners of this year’s contest were: Vernie Richardson and Cory Richardson with sixteen coyotes; Jim Good and Wes Kunkel with nine coyotes; and Larry Denke and Les Riss with eight coyotes. 

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Unofficial General Election results

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The much anticipated General Election of 2020 is somewhat in the books, with voting completed but not all counted statewide and nationwide as of Wednesday morning.

Voter turnout was large, setting records nationwide. In Bennett County, 64.77 percent of registered voters cast ballots. Across the state voter turnout was at just under 90 percent, but that number could go up or down as not all…

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