Kocer named 2012 Bush Fellow

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(Saint Paul, MN) – The Foundation has selected 10 new Bush Fellows for 2012, joining 19 others named earlier this year. These newest Fellows will engage their communities to create change on a diverse range of issues related to the vitality of their communities. The Fellows are:

Sunny Sinh Chanthanouvong, Elk River, Minn.

Shirley Chouinard,  Cambridge, Minn.

Carl Cowell, Morton, Minn.

April…

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General Election Tuesday, November 6

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It’s that time once again to pick our next president of the United States, plus several other statewide and local office seekers.

On a local level, three are running for Bennett County Treasurer, including incumbent Jolene Donovan and challengers Marci Kratovil and Elizabeth Little Eagle.

State Representative for District 27 has three running for two positions. Kevin Killer, Elizabeth May and…

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Set your clocks back this weekend

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State Fire Marshal Paul Merriman plans to use part of the hour he’ll gain when Daylight Saving Time ends this weekend to check the smoke-alarm batteries at his home. He encourages everyone else to do the same thing.

Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday, Nov. 4. That’s when clocks are set back an hour. Merriman suggests state residents mark the change by not only moving their clocks back but also…

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Student Council at Bennett Co. High School

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By Marj Oleske

Student council representatives and class officers for Bennett County Junior and Senior High have been elected.

Taking posts are Shae Soderlin, Student Council President; Tania Risse, Student Council Vice President; Jacob Waln, Student Council Secretary; Sabrina Fanning, Student Council Treasurer.

Senior Class: Kalee Kratovil, Representative; Kyler Rayhill, Representative; Annie…

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Drought-Stricken Farmers and Ranchers

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 Farmers and ranchers who previously were forced to sell livestock due to drought, like the drought currently affecting much of the nation, have an extended period of time in which to replace the livestock and defer tax on any gains from the forced sales, the Internal Revenue Service announced recently.

Farmers and ranchers who, due to drought, sell more livestock than they normally would may…

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White Clay alcohol lawsuit thrown out

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A federal judge says an American Indian tribe’s lawsuit alleging that beer makers and nearby retailers are responsible for chronic alcoholism on a South Dakota reservation belongs in state court.

U.S. District Judge John M. Gerrard dismissed the lawsuit Monday but didn’t rule on its merits. Instead, he said federal courts lack jurisdiction because the lawsuit isn’t making claims regarding federal…

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White-tailed deer population takes 50 percent hit in Bennett County

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By Tim Huether

According to South Dakota Game Fish and Parks Conservation Officer Tom Beck of Martin, approximately 50 percent of the White-tailed Deer population in Bennett County has died off this fall from Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD).

Beck said it’s hard to tell the real number, but based on reports from land owners and seeing the dead deer, he feels fifty percent is a fairly accurate…

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BCHS Athletic Wall of Honor inducts 7

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There were seven new members inducted into the Bennett County High School Athletic Wall of Honor Saturday night, Sept. 22, in Martin, joining last year's first class of 13 members. Joining the honored group were Rodney Rayhill, Abby Kratovil O'Neill, Michelle Olson Mikkelsen, Norm Olmstead, Mike Buckles, Coach Dale Brooks and Bob King.

Here is their bios read at the event.

Rodney Rayhill

Rodney…

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City audit “in really good shape”

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By Marj Oleske

“You’ve addressed all our questions  and hid no information from us,” remarked auditor Jim Gardner, in his report of the 2011 audit of the City’s finances. “We have no compliance issues, everything is accurate, balanced and in really good shape.” 

Martin’s City Council received the good word at their regular meeting held Wednesday, September 12. 

Police Chief Medeiros…

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Hines sings with Sugarland

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By Marj Oleske

Although she is married and has a family of her own, Carly Hines will always be her daddy’s little girl. The term of endearment has special meaning for the father and daughter duo of Terry Stuckey, of Yankton, and Carly Hines, of Martin.

On her wedding day, the Sugarland hit song “Baby Girl” was played during the father-daughter special dance. Stuckey also calls his daughter…

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