Stefonna Salomon named 4th Runner-Up at Miss South Dakota Teen USA pageant

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The Miss South Dakota USA and Miss South Dakota Teen USA Pageants took place April 25 at the Watertown Events Center Heritage Theater in Watertown. A capacity crowd filled the theater on Sunday evening for the pageant finals, where the panel of judges selected … to continue reading, you may purchase a newspaper at the Bennett County Booster II in Martin, S.D., participating retailers or…

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Roads a loudly stated concern at commissioner meeting

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By Taylor Risse

A large gathering of county residents found their way to the regular meeting of the County Commissioners on Wednesday, May 19. Everyone attended with the same thought in mind...roads!

Bob Ceplecha was first to address the board, asking if the commissioners would consider selecting some roads for private workers to pull shoulders and haul gravel on. … to continue reading, you…

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Large parent group addresses school board at regular meeting

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By Tim Huether

One of the largest audiences in years attended the Bennett County School District regular board meeting Monday night, expressing concerns over issues they argue have risen over the years at the school. … to continue reading, you may purchase a newspaper at the Bennett County Booster II in Martin, S.D., participating retailers or online here.

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OST Hwy Safety/BC Extension Simulation Presentation

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By Cody Rose

On Monday, May 10, at the Bennett County Fairgrounds the Oglala Sioux Tribe Highway Safety Department and BC Extension hosted a hands-on presentation to show our local young adults the consequences of impaired driving. … to continue reading, you may purchase a newspaper at the Bennett County Booster II in Martin, S.D., participating retailers or online here.

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Local JAG students place superbly in state competition

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By Cody Rose

Jobs for America’s Gratuates (JAG) is a non-profit organization that focuses on aiding students  who face challenges everyday. Kim Claussen, local JAG Specialist for Bennett County School District, sees the potential in our youth and assures they succeed in school as well as lead them into rewarding career paths. … to continue reading, you may purchase a newspaper at the…

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Freshman Impact program provides realistic IMPACT

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Photo by Taylor Risse 

Here sits a small portion of the students that attended the Freshman Impact event in Martin last Wednesday, May 5. Freshman and sophomore students from Bennett County, Philip, Kadoka, Wall, and New Underwood all met in Martin to go through the course. Above, the students are sitting through the court trial of the girl who was in the drinking and driving accident.

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City Council votes to approve First Avenue overlay

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By Tim Huether

With the construction project on Highway 18 and the intersection at the traffic light, the Martin City council had instructed City Foreman Paul Noel to approach the contractor about the cost to have First Avenue overlayed while they are here. … to continue reading, you may purchase a newspaper at the Bennett County Booster II in Martin, S.D., participating reailers or online at…

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Dave Jones turns over the reins on a really good ride

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By Tim Huether

On May 18, things will greatly change for life-long Bennett County resident Dave Jones. That is the day he officially turns over the ownership of his Martin business, Ace Hardware/The General Store to RF Buche.

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