Martin Community Foundation Funds Available

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The Martin Community Foundation has funds available to award for the year 2019 to nonprofit or charitable projects in the community.

The Foundation has awarded thousands of dollars in the past as part of their organization’s efforts to help Martin become a better place.

It was founder Fred Cozad’s intent to assist as many worthwhile community projects as possible.

Those wishing to apply for…

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Christian Jessop joins MVFD Explorers

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By Marj Frew

Christian Jessop, 16, a sophomore, at Bennett County High School, is involved in Art Club, JAG, Welding, and Science Club.

Along with the normal extracurricular activities of a teenager, Christian is also an Explorer in the Martin Volunteer Fire Department.

The Explorer program is a national endeavor by the Boy Scouts of America, open to young men and women, who are at least 14 years…

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Bennett County 4-H clubs honor National 4-H Week

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By Marj Frew

National 4-H Week is celebrated October 6 through 12 across the country, in South Dakota, and in Bennett County.

The theme of this year’s National 4-H Week is Inspire Kids to Do, which highlights how 4-H encourages kids to take part in hands-on learning experiences in areas such as health, science, agriculture and civic…

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Champion 4-H Beef Carcass Contest Winner

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Mary Kay Sell presented Piper Goss with a plaque for the Champion 4-H Beef Carcass Contest sponsored by Ranchland Feeds and a jacket for winning Supreme Beef Champion at the 2019 Bennett County Fair. The Supreme Beef Champion jacket was sponsored by Pride Grain. Piper is the daughter of Leo and Mary Goss and an eighth grader at Bennett County middle school.

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Adam Good interns at Los Alamos, N.M.

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Four Dakota State students, Adam Good, Kody Everson, Trent Steen, and Collin Rumpca, spent the summer at Los Alamos National Lab (LANL) in Los Alamos, New Mexico.

The laboratory was started in 1943 as part of the Manhattan Project that led to the creation of the atomic bomb. Its mission today includes national security, science, energy, and environmental management.

Each student worked in a…

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Periodic Test Exercise held at Little White River Dam

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By Marj Frew

The phone rings. You answer. Within minutes you are at your designated location, and are handed a folder with your assigned duties.

No, you’re not a spy. You are one of the local citizens who has been trained to respond in the event of a disaster of any sort, which might occur in Bennett County.

Bennett County Emergency Manager Jeff Siscoe led the 2019 Periodic Test Exercise at the…

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Pheasants Forever Youth Bow Shoot

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The Pheasants Forever Youth Bow Shoot was held Sunday, September 22, at the Little White River Project. Three-dimensional targets were placed throughout the area for the bow shooters. 

Pictured are: Front row: Kimber Smokov, 2nd, age 8 and under; Autumn Orhtman, 3rd, 8 and under; Emmet Orhtman, 1st, 8 and under; and Ruger Smokov, 2nd, 9-12.

Back row: Katelynn Orhtman 1st, age 9-12; Ellen…

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Local firefighters attend Fire School

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By Marj Frew

Seven members of the Martin Volunteer Fire Department attended the Badlands District Fire School hosted by the Midland fire Department on Sunday, September 22. Patty Bader, Chance Clausen, Doug O’Bryan, Chris O’Bryan, Explorer Cole O’Bryan, Justen Brown, and Samantha Reeves attended.

Skills reviewed included the basics of vehicle extrication, through classroom work, and hands on…

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Claussen, Claussen, and Claussen

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Photo by Marj Frew

Three generations of the Claussen family manned the football chain gang at the final home game of the Bennett County High School’s 2019 season. Lined up as Center, was Bob Claussen, who is an uncle and great-uncle of his two Nose Guards. On the left is Scotty Claussen, son of Dane Claussen, on the right.

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Innovative Grazing and Cattle Marketing topics of October meeting

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Two speakers will highlight innovative practices in grazing and in marketing calves as part of the Bennett County Progressive Rancher’s next meeting. The session will be held Thursday, October 3, at the Vetal Fire Hall, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The meeting is free and open to the public.

Everyone is welcome to join the meeting. For more information, please contact SDSU Extension at 685-6972, or…

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