Drama Club competes at Regional One-Act Play Competition

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The Bennett County High School Drama Club competed at the Region One-Act Play competition in Winner, S.D. on Tuesday, January 26. The cast and crew performed The Babysitter’s Story by Peter Lancaster Walker at the Winner Community Playhouse. 

The play centered around an event-filled evening one sister has while covering a babysitting job for her sister, Jane, (played by Baily May).The evening…

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Little Hawk family suffers total loss due to fire

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At 1:25 a.m. last Wednesday morning January 20, 2021, the Martin Volunteer Fire Department responded to a structure fire at the Alicia Little Hawk residence four miles south of Martin–20901 296th Street. Fire Chief Chris O’Bryan stated within 12 minutes of the page, he arrived at the scene to find the home fully engulfed in flames. Three MVFD fire trucks and one rescue truck arrived shortly…

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Martin City Council making headway toward securing Code Enforcement Officer

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By Deb Hendrickson

At last Wednesday’s Martin City Council meeting, Joel Johnson of Code Enforcement Specialists, LLC out of Burke, S.D., was unanimously voted in as the City of Martin’s Code Enforcement Officer.

City Attorney Sara Frankenstein stated the changes to the Building Code Ordinance which were discussed at the December meeting had been made. The revised Ordinance along with a draft of a…

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School principals pleased with shift from distance learning to classroom

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By Tim Huether

All three school principals reported more and more students are moving from distance learning to the classroom and all three said it has been a good thing. At the regular Bennett County School District board meeting Monday night, Superintendent Stacy Halverson reported the district had 50 students on distance learning earlier in the year and that number has dropped to 13.

Halverson…

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Warriors hold off Bison for first win of the season

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By Tim Huether

The Bennett County boys high school basketball team picked up their first win of the season with a come from behind 60-54 win Jan. 7 in Martin.

The Warriors led 4-1 early on a pair of Jade Byrne free throws and a Kaedom Jack field goal. After Hot Springs went up 6-4, the Warriors rallied back with five straight points to go up 9-6, keyed by a Sam Byrne’s field goal and free throw…

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Commissioners sworn in, gravel distribution discussed

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By Deb Hendrickson

Newly-elected County Commissioners David Bakley and Kyle Harris were sworn in, officially beginning their four-year term, at the January 5 Bennett County Commissioners meeting. Commissioner Kyle Harris attended the meeting via Zoom. Commissioner Jeff Slattery was appointed as Chairman and Commissioner Rod Kirk was appointed as Vice Chairman.

The 2021 yearly board designations…

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Covid meeting reveals some positives for Bennett County

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By Deb Hendrickson

The Covid meeting held last Wednesday, December 30, revealed some positive information for Bennett County pertaining to the pandemic.

Emergency Manager Jeff Siscoe sited Covid Stats for Bennett County on December 30 were:

New Cases – 410

Active Cases – 13

Total Deaths – 8

As of January 3, 2021, Covid Stats for Bennett County show a bit of a decline:

New Cases – 335

Active Cases…

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Vetal Smoker celebrates 50th anniversary

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By Deb Hendrickson

This year, 2021, marks the 50th Anniversary of the Vetal Volunteer Fire Department’s fundraising event, “The Smoker.” Held annually, the Smoker is instrumental in providing necessary funding for the maintenance and upkeep of the fire hall, trucks and equipment. Replacing dances and box socials, which were originally held as fundraisers, the fire department started holding…

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SDSU Extension offering BeefUP webinar

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Attention Cattle Producers, Unhappy with the length of your calving season? Seeking management strategies to improve the performance of your cattle? Coming this January, presented by SDSU Extension - BeefUP Calving Strategies for Market Advantages is an informational webinar series based on consolidating the calving window within an operation to maximize profitability. This 4-part series will be…

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