A tale of two judges - serving as a mentor in 4-H

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By Jonni Joyce

This reporter served as the judge for the dog show at the Bennett County Fair.

I’m not exactly sure the reason I was in Mary Kay Sell’s office at the courthouse but some how the discussion turned to dogs, my background in training dogs, and an invitation by Mary Kay to judge the 4-H Dog Show at the Bennett County Fair. I readily accepted the invitation and then had to go inform…

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This Week's Headlines in the Booster - August 16

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The following local news headlines are profiled in this week's edition of the Bennett County Booster. Lucero made Chief of Police, next meeting will address county contract; Williams, Rascher meet on combining law, county will protect city for $325,000; 2023 Bennett County Ranch Rodeo Results; A tale of two judges - serving as a mentor in 4-H; An open letter to the people of the City of Martin and…

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Follow the Sun to Martin

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The fresh bud of a young sunflower calmly waits for its hero to appear in the eastern sky. Undeterred by the night time storms and loyal to the yellow-orange hue as the sun begins to paint the horizon, the ever loyal sunflower greets the new day in full adoration.

Helianthus is the official name. The greek words “helios” means sun and “anthus” means flower. Legend has it, that there was…

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This Week's Headlines in the Booster - August 9

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The following local news articles are highlighted in the August 9 edition of the Bennett County Booster: Welcome to the Bennett County Fair & Rodeo; School starts next Wednesday; Martin Volunteer Fire and Rescue call Log; Batesland VFD stays busy with hay fires; Follow the Sun to Martin; and Public Comment Time at meeting full of accusations, spins out of control.

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Provisional Budget passed by commissioners

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At a special meeting of the Bennett County Board of Commissioners held Friday, July 28, commissioners tackled the 2024 budget. Acting Auditor Linay Little Eagle informed the commissioners that expected revenue was estimated at $3,075,736. Total appropriations were $3,409,130 with a net means of finance at $3,434,448.95. Approximately $360,000 in American Rescue Plan monies was…

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This Week's Headlines in the Booster - August 2

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The following local news stories are highlighted in the August 2 edition of the Bennett County Booster II: Gerald "Beef" Palmer inducted into Cattle Marketing Hall of Fame; A Good and Faithful Servant, Jeff Siscoe serves; Wild, Wet Weather dominates July skies; Provisional budget passed by Commissioners; Dan O'Neill, Wayne Johnson entering S.D. Amateur Baseball Hall of Fame; Legion baseball team…

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Bennett County Fair Updates and Changes

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The Bennett County Fair is right around the corner and Mary Kay Sell from the Extension office wants to provide some updates.

The deadline for entry for the 4H Fair Exhibits is July 28. Entries are made through the website www.fairentry.com. The specific address for the Bennett County Fair is https://www.fairentry.com/Fair/SignIn/18876.

There is a change this year on day of entry check in time. In…

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This Week's Headlines in the Booster - July 26

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The following local news stories are highlighted in the July 26 edition of the Bennett County Booster II: Already? First Day of School, Aug 16; Western South Dakota Community Action asks for direction from commissioners; Confusion at board of commissioners meeting could be violation of open meetings law; 4-H'ers show Fashion Revue at nursing home; Bennett County Fair updates and changes;…

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High winds, hail inflict damage around Gordon Junction

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By Jonni Joyce

It was early afternoon on Thursday, July 13 when the National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm watch active until 9:00 p.m. for Fall River, Oglala Lakota and Bennett Counties, along with Western Nebraska, eastern Wyoming, and northeast Colorado. Large hail and damaging winds were the primary threats.

A little before 5 p.m., the lights began to flicker at the Booster’s…

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This Week's Headlines in the Booster - July 19

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The following local news stories are highlighted in the July 19, 2023 edition of the Bennett County Booster II: Public Presentations wow the crowd as 4H'ers talk traps, bugs, coffee and rodeo; City Council supports Legion Baseball team, Bennett County Fair; Market farm produces fresh food for community; Smoke from Canadian fires blankets Dakotas; High winds, hail inflict damage around Gordon…

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