City shows support for golf course, fire department

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By Tim Huether

A good sized audience was on hand for the regular April meeting of the Martin City Council last Wednesday, mainly to hear discussion on the golf course and a package liquor license issue.

Several people were present to represent the Bennett County Golf Association to address their concerns over the financial situation at Markota Acres Golf Course.

Golf Association President Matthew…

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Bennett County School District looking to fill several positions

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By Tim Huether

With teaching and coaching resignations accepted Monday night at the regular Bennett County School Board meeting, the district will be looking to fill several slots in a tight employee market, according to Superintendent Stacy Halverson.

Halverson said they are in need of a High School science teacher, a Martin Grade School and Middle School special education teacher, a 6-12…

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Stop light construction underway for highway 18 and 73 intersection

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Photos by Taylor Risse

The stop light in Martin is going to look a little different for a while. In fact, there won’t be a stop light at all for a bit! During construction, the intersection of highways 73 and 18 will be a 4-way stop with one lane traffic going each direction. During this time, please drive slow and watch out for others.

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Commissioners vote against new blade

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By Taylor Risse

A regular meeting of the Bennett County Commissioners was held on Wednesday, April 7, with all commissioners in attendance.

The March 24 meeting minutes were approved as presented.

It was approved to surplus six V-Plows at $100 each and the board will accept sealed bids for the V-Plows.

Highway Superintendent Justin Friese informed the board that Steve Livermont will cut up the…

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Tornado Warning Systems to be Tested April 21

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A statewide tornado drill will be conducted for South Dakota by the National Weather Service between 9:00 and 9:30 a.m. MDT (10:00 and 10:30 a.m. CDT) on Wednesday, April 21. Because the exercise is used to ensure communications and warning systems are functioning properly before storm season, people will see and hear the actual alerts used for tornadoes.

Outdoor warning sirens will be sounded in…

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Construction to begin on Highway 18 & 73 Intersection

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Beginning the week of April 12, Martin’s main stop will look a little different.

Bituminous Paving, Inc., out of Odessa, Minn., will begin construction at the intersection of highways 18 and 73 in Martin. The lights are going to be replaced and concrete work done.

As a result, there will be a four way stop with one lane traffic going in all four directions.

Remember to please drive slow and safe…

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Spring Music and Band Concert performed

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By Mandy Scherer

Martin Grade School Fourth and Fifth Grades along with Bennett County Junior High Sixth and Seventh Grade Band performed their Spring Concert last Monday, March 29. The concert was directed by Anne Lyon and Jill Bolzer.

The concert began as the Fifth Grade Band performed: Skip to My Lou an American Folk Song; Oh, Susanna by Stephen Collins Foster; and Two by Two a traditional…

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Commissioners hear fence complaint; approve law department vehicle purchase

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By Taylor Risse

The Bennett County Board of Commissioners met for a regular meeting on Wednesday, March 24, with all five commissioners present.

The March 3 and 22 meeting minutes were approved.

Wayne Sterkel and Nathan Novak came in front of the board to air out dissension  regarding a fence that goes between the two parties land. 

Sterkel informed the board that Novak built a fence on…

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Addition onto the school making steady progress

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By Deb Hendrickson

It doesn’t seem possible that a whole year has elapsed since the Bennett County School Board unanimously voted in favor of the $13.1 million dollar addition onto the high school, but that is just the case.

At a special board meeting held on March 23, 2020, the bid from Puetz Design + Build was voted on and accepted.

Ironically, on the opposite end of the spectrum, the pandemic…

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Raymond Kocer acknowledged for 50 years of service

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Making a 50-year commitment to serve on a specific board is a commendable accomplishment. It is especially commendable if your efforts, as are those of Raymond Kocer’s, are for the betterment of the environment and your community.

Raymond was acknowledged and awarded a plaque for 50 years of service to the Bennett County Conservation District during their regular meeting on Wednesday, March 17 at…

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