Grazing, Nutrition and Stress topics for Bennett County Progressive Rancher Group

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The Bennett County Progressive Rancher group will meet on Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. at the Vetal Fire Hall to hear from experts Krista Ehlert and Adele Harty as they share their thoughts on “Getting Through the Winter: Grazing, Nutrition, and Stress.”

This meeting is free and open to everyone, and will include presentations and discussions around local issues.

Krista Ehlert,…

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Covid cases rise in Bennett County

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According to statistics from the South Dakota Department of Health website as of Monday, November 2, there were 220 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Bennett County, up 41% from last week. On November 1, there were a total of 11 new cases reported.

Currently South Dakota is considered to be in a critical state due to the spiked cases with 45,932 cases being recorded statewide.

County Positive…

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Going down a road less traveled, Haynes retires from South Dakota Highway Department

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By Tim Huether

If a person was looking for a sign that they made the right decision, former South Dakota Highway lead maintenance worker Loren Haynes had one delivered to him in the form of snow and a winter weather alert, the day after he retired.

Haynes’ last day on the job of working for the South Dakota Dept. of Transportation highway dept. was last Friday, Oct. 23, and then the snow came, 5-7…

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Hunters taking advantage of extended hunting season

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Despite the bone-chilling wind and cooler temperatures on opening day of pheasant season Saturday, October 17, many Martin residents along with non-resident hunters were out in pursuit of their game.

This year marked the first year for migratory bird hunting at Lacreek National Wildlife Refuge. Migratory birds that can be harvested are ducks, geese, sandhill cranes, mourning doves, snipe, coot and…

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Vivianne A. Price

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Vivianne “Viv” Price, Sioux Falls, S.D. died October 22, 2020. She was 97.

Vivianne A. Price was born February 24, 1923, in Ansley, Neb. to Alex Olson and Peggy (Nelson) Olson. After graduation from Bennett County High School in Martin, Viv moved to Pierre, where she worked in state government as a secretary. 

In 1946, she married Fred Price. The Prices moved to Chadron in 1953 and to Rapid…

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Quick response from MVFD saves potential major devastation

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Mid-day Wednesday, October 7, landowner Peggy Fralick noticed a grass fire burning in the ditch adjacent to their property which is located approximately three miles northeast of Martin on Old Highway 18. Because the Fralick property is located on tribal land, her 911 calls get dispatched to Pine Ridge. When she dialed 911 from her land line, no one answered. Once again, she dialed 911 and still…

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Bennett County Commissioners address full agenda

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By Deb Hendrickson

The Bennett County Commissioners addressed a full agenda at their regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday, October 7. All five commissioners attended the meeting.

Tom Wilsey, Brosz Engineering, was present to answer any questions the board had concerning the 5-year plan for the county. Wilsey stated he had worked closely with Auditor Angie Hicks and Highway Superintendent…

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Story of a survivor, one woman's plight against cancer

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By Deb Hendrickson

Awaiting a medical diagnosis of any kind is grueling. It can be especially grueling when you aren’t experiencing pain, don’t feel ill, don’t have any symptoms or have any family history pertaining to the diagnosis. It was solely on a whim that Martin resident, Tracie Hahn, decided it was time to get some medical tests done that she had been neglecting to do for some time.

While…

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