Master Gardener Noma Sazama brightens the world

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By Marj Frew

Noma’s t-shirt says it all, “Easily Distracted By Plants.” Noma Sazama has a beautiful distraction in her flower and vegetable gardens at her home in Martin.

Noma is a Master Gardener, and has transformed each corner of her yard into an artistic creation that even Monet would love.

At her daughter, Barb Kuxhaus’ urging, Noma moved from her life-long home in rural Mission to Martin, in…

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4-H Fashion Revue showcases talent

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By Marj Frew

The weather was perfect for an outdoor Fashion Revue in the courtyard of the Heritage Center on Tuesday morning, July 16.

Nine 4-H members graced the “runway” to show off their constructed and selected outfits, as the audience enjoyed a tea party.

Anita Hicks and Kari O’Neill hosted the gala. Kari also judged the event.

Two members modeled their constructed outfits, which were sewn by…

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Special Foods Contest delights the senses!

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By Marj Frew

The Catholic Church basement smelled like the Fall Dinner was being held, but it was the 4-H Special Foods Contest being held on Wednesday, July 17.

The contest theme this year was “Master Chef,” with one division having a secret ingredient being chosen.

Smoothie Division

This division was for the younger contestants,  Cloverbuds and Beginners.

The contestants prepared a smoothie…

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Senate Page tells of purple ribbon experience

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By Marj Frew

During his 4-H Public Presentation, Gabe Fanning spoke of the history of the U.S. Senate Page Program. Fanning has personal experience of the program, having served as a Page for the Spring 2019 Senate term. His presentation and experience were both worthy of a purple ribbon.

Fanning was one of 30 high school juniors, nationwide, selected to this honor. Fanning described his job as…

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City Council hears concerns of streets in need of repair

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By Marj Frew

Martin’s City Council met on Wednesday, July 10, with many citizens present to visit about their concerns over the condition of some of the streets and the ongoing problem of potholes.

All council members were present, along with Mayor Gary Rayhill, City Attorney Sarah Frankenstein, City Finance Officer Jean Kirk, Street Manager Paul Noel, and Police Chief Brandon Petersen.

Members of…

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4-H Public Presentations given at Court House

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Photo cutline: Public Presentation speakers included, from left, Katie McDonnell, Laney Fanning, Ashley Farley, Grace Jager, Rachel Farley, Gabe Fanning, Ellen McDonnell, Frank Huber, Ruger Smokov, and Wyatt Huber. The demonstrations and talks had a wide range of topics. Not pictured is Hunter Laverack and Gage Jager.

By Marj Frew

Twelve 4-H participants entered the Public Presentations event held…

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Yellow clover in abundance

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Photo cutline: A buffalo meanders along in the abundant yellow sweet clover which is filling the plains of South Dakota this summer. 

By Marj Frew

An ocean of yellow sweet clover has taken over the plains of South Dakota this summer. The biennial plant has a two-year growing cycle, which means it has a year of small growth, followed by a season of abundance.

According to District…

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News from the Heritage Center

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July 4th was a special day at the Heritage Center. It was not only 18 years ago it opened, but was also a day of sharing the heritage of quilts. The oldest quilt displayed was over 100 years old. 

It is owned by Annabel Christensen, and was made by her aunt. Other quilts were those belonging to Virginia Gardiner, Kaye Hodson, and Katie Dillon as well as Wallace Denison’s baby quit.

A vintage…

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Martin Volunteer Fire Department stays busy in the past week

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By Marj Frew

Martin Volunteer Fire Department crews have been busy lately. Along with a training exercise burning, they have been called out to accidents and weather spotting.

Unoccupied RV Fire

On July 1, at approximately 11:30 a.m., the department was called to a trailer fire two miles west and two miles south of Martin. Upon arrival they learned it was an unoccupied camper, and they soon…

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Food, Fun and Fireworks for Everyone!

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By Mandy Scherer

Bring the whole family and plan on spending the day in Martin on the Fourth of July. Food and fun for the entire family will be found at the Martin City Park.

The Second Annual Coed Softball Tournament will begin Wednesday and will be going all day on Thursday.

A bouncy castle and obstacle course will be set up, starting at noon. This activity is not only for small children,…

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