Country Christmas finds a permanent home as Vintage Christmas

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By Marj Frew

A Country Christmas. It brings many things to mind. Snow, sleigh bells, cookies, a warm fireplace...

But to Joan Risse and many members of her family, Country Christmas means a lot of work and preparation throughout the year in order to set up their antiques and hand made crafts for a Christmastime sales event.

This year is the first time the family event has had an actual permanent…

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Angie Hicks settling in as new county auditor

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By Tim Huether

After a little over a month of taking over as the new Bennett County Auditor, Angie Hicks is feeling more and more at home. Hicks took over on Nov. 1, for long-time auditor Susan Williams who retired the end of October.

She was appointed by the Bennett County commissioners, but will have to run for that office in the next election as the auditor is an elected position.

“Learning all…

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BCHS Theater Class to present three plays

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Bennett County high school and middle school theater students will take the Legion stage to perform three plays for public viewing, at 7:00 p.m., on Tuesday, December 17. The plays are presented free to the public. 

Two of the plays were written by middle school students and the third is the One-Act play that Bennett County will perform in state competition this year. 

Instructor Gary…

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Parade of Lights 2019

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The Martin Area Chamber of Commerce held their Parade of Lights Saturday, December 7. A total of 13 floats lined Main Street. The weather cooperated making it a nice night for a parade.

Winners of the Youth Group/Family/Individual Category were: first place, Eagles 4-H Club; second place, Little Raptors 4-H Club.

Winners of the Organization/Church Category were: first place, Martin Volunteer Fire…

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Commissioners hear new idea for utilizing the holding facility

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By Taylor Risse

The Bennett County Board of Commissioners held a long meeting on Wednesday, December 4, with a lot of interesting topics discussed.

Martin City Police Chief Brandon Petersen addressed the commissioners in regards to the inmate transportation policy change that has recently went into effect. 

In the past, the Bennett County Sheriff’s Department, as a courtesy to other law…

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Stepping up, and stepping into his dad's boots

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Photo cutline: Santa’s helper arrived in Martin just in time for the Chili Feed on Friday night. His signature “HO, HO, HO!” might sound a little bit younger this year, but it still comes straight from his heart.

By Marj Frew

Filling Santa’s helper’s boots is not an easy task, but with the passing of his father, Tyler Nollett has stepped into that role rather naturally.

For the past 50 years,…

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BCHS FFA members attend District V event

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Photo cutline: FFA members Chloe Risse, Gabe Fanning, and Hunter Laverack show their awards won at the District V Leadership Development event held at Wall, November 15.

On November 15 the Bennett County FFA traveled to Wall for the District V Leadership Development Events. Students competed in unique individual and team events that strengthen their soft skills and encourage thorough…

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Seniors attend National FFA Convention

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Photo cutline: BCHS seniors Frank Huber, Gabe Fanning, and Timm Fanning attended the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Three Bennett County FFA seniors, Frank Huber, Gabe Fanning, and Timmothy Fanning, attended the National FFA Convention, held in Indianapolis, Ind., October 29 through November 2. 

With an Expo of more than 400 vendors from across the nation, dozens of…

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Two Bennett County FFA members awarded jackets

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Photo cutline: Megan Begeman and Maraya VanderMay proudly display their new FFA jackets which they received through the SD FFA Foundation.

Bath, SD: To its owner, the FFA jacket is a physical reminder of the personal accomplishments achieved through the organization - a symbol of commitment and dedication for all who wear the corduroy. 

This fall 332 South Dakota FFA members from 63…

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Tuesday Newsday in second grade

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By Mrs. Gail Winter

The students in Mrs. Winter’s second grade class at Martin Grade School have been learning about the newspaper. 

Every Tuesday, the students use the Booster in the classroom to discover many exciting and important aspects of the local paper. The students have been learning about the sections of the newspaper, as well as the components within each section, such as…

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