Scherers to purchase Bennett County Booster II

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By Joyce Glynn

On October 1, 2018, the reins of the Bennett County Booster II will be turned over to Mandy Scherer, who, along with her husband Bob, have entered into a purchase agreement with current owners Tim and Marie Huether.

In addition to the Booster II, the purchase includes the Todd County Tribune in Mission, Mellette County News in White River, and the Fall River County Herald in…

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Judge Rules, motion denied, Ceplechas will be sentenced Sept. 26

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By Tim Huether

Judge Bobbi Rank has ruled that both Daniel and Rangler Ceplecha’s motion to withdraw their earlier pleas of guilty to first degree manslaughter is denied and sentencing for the two will be September 26, at 9 a.m. in Martin at the Bennett County Courthouse.

Rank ordered that the defendants have failed to meet their burden of production and persuasion on their Pro Se Motion to…

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Risse’s purchase KJ’s Pit Stop, rename it Bros

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By Tim Huether

Brothers Matthew and Keith Risse have purchased KJ’s Pit Stop in Martin from Kyle and Jill Turnwall, who purchased the store in 2002. The new name is Bros and they took over operation of the business Sept. 5.

Matthew and Keith said their focus will be on outstanding local service and they will be hands on at the store.

They will maintain mostly the same staff and have the same…

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Bennett County Sheriff Responds to Knife Incident

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By Tim Huether

During an interview on a local radio station, Bennett County Sheriff’s Candidate Thomas McMillan claimed that current Sheriff, Paul Williams, committed a criminal violation against a citizen of Bennett County, calling it embarrassing for someone wearing a badge. McMillan, a deputy with the Martin City Police Department, said he was the officer the victim reported the incident to in…

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Martin Chamber to host Candidates Forum Sept. 19

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By Tim Huether

The Martin Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting  a Candidates Forum, Sept. 19, at 7 p.m., at the Martin Grade School Activity Center. 

Candidates in the General Election on Nov. 6 for the offices of Bennett County Commissioner, Bennett County Sheriff and Bennett County Register of Deeds are invited to attend and take part.

Each candidate will have the opportunity to…

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School Year starts out smooth at all buildings

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By Tim Huether

All three principals and Superintendent Stacy Halverson  reported a very good and smooth start to the school year at the grade school, junior high and high school at the regular school board meeting Monday night.

Halverson said that it has been quiet, Junior High Principal Belinda Ready said they had a great start and students comments have been very positive. High School…

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Kratovil’s True Value Hit By Thieves again

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By Tim Huether

For the second time in five weeks, thieves broke into Kratovil’s True Value Hardware Aug. 3, exiting with four pistols and one shotgun, worth approx. $1,800. They also caused damage exceeding $1,500 by breaking out the front door and the pistol case.

A frustrated owner, Matt Kratovil, said, “We will no longer carry handguns in the store, but can order them in for people. We need to…

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Ceplecha’s testify at hearing for withdrawal of Guilty Plea

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By Tim Huether

Daniel Ceplecha and his son Rangler both took the stand in a hearing Monday, July 16, in Martin at the Bennett County Courthouse, stating they were not guilty of the charges brought against them, asking the judge to grant their request to withdraw their pleas of guilty to First Degree Manslaughter. 

The Ceplecha’s were charged with first degree murder, second degree murder and…

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True Value Broken into Pistols Stolen

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Early Saturday morning, vandals broke into Kratovil’s True Value hardware store on Main Street in Martin, stealing two pistols worth a combined $1,600.

A window was broken out to the right of the door where they entered and then broke open a gun case, taking a Remington pistol and a Glock pistol. No other items appear to be missing.

The damage is estimated at around $2,000.

The case is under…

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