Marrs million dollar winner at Casino!

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Sandy Marrs shown with her big check

Sandra Marrs hit it big last week, cashing in on a $1,154,123 jackpot playing her favorite slot machine at East Wind Casino near Martin, Tuesday, April 23.

A resident of Merriman, Neb., Sandra and a friend were enjoying an evening at the casino, when she hit it big, $1,154,123 big!

When asked how she felt when she realized she won, Sandra replied, “Total shock! At first I didn’t know what was…

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Legion Auxiliary selects Girls Staters

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American Legion Post 240 Auxiliary selected four Bennett County High School girls for 2013 Girls State. Megan Slattery, Tania Risse, Tamee Livermont and Sabrina Fanning will represent Post 240 this year. Lindsay Johnson and Cortne Rose were selected as alternates.

Girls State is May 27-June 1, 2013, at the University of South Dakota in Vermillion.

South Dakota Girls State is a fun-packed, week…

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Full house at City Council meeting

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By Marj Oleske

The City Council meeting held Wednesday, April 17, held a standing room only audience for an evening of commendation, compensation and condemnation.

Beginning with an executive session for discussing personnel issues, the council emerged with plans for changes to the city personnel manual. The council adopted a change to the manual which allows disciplinary measures to be taken by…

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Bennett-Shannon Farm Service Agency News

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Your Bennett/Shannon Farm Service Agency County Office is gearing up to begin taking contracts to participate in the crop year 2013 Farm Program and start the process of crop reporting.

If you recall, Congress extended the previous Farm Bill one year. This means producers will be able to sign up farms in either the Direct Counter-cyclical Program (DCP) or Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) for…

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Dillon Letter to the Editor

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What has happened to common sense?

The front page of the April 10 edition of the Booster says, “Snowstorm brings Martin to a standstill.” Yet our city officials found it necessary to hold an election. What a contradiction!

According to KELO news, Bennett County was closed. We were under a winter storm warning – not just a watch, but a WARNING. 

There was no travel advised in the entire…

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Kocer Letter to Editor

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I am writing this letter to you in the hope that you will share it with the Community of Martin.

I know that David Bakley has been voted by the total of six votes to now serve this community. I pray for him and hope that he will serve this community in a way that is good for the entire community and not just a few. 

After the election I had many calls from people of the City that wanted to…

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Guptills receive Leopold Conservation award, $10,000

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Sand County Foundation, the South Dakota Cattlemen’s Association and the South Dakota Grassland Coalition announced The Guptill Ranch as the recipient of the 2013 Leopold Conservation Award, which honors South Dakota landowner achievement in voluntary stewardship and management of natural resources.

“Having grown up on a farm, I know how precious the land is to South Dakotans who owe their…

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Rebecca VanderMay honored

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Rebecca VanderMay honored

Rebecca VanderMay, a 2012  Bennett County High School Graduate, was among more than 1,700 University of Nebraska-Lincoln recognized in conjunction with the All-University Honors Convocation on April 14.

Honors Convocation recognizes students for their cumulative academic achievements (compared with Dean’s List, which is for one semester). 

VanderMay, a freshman in the College of Arts…

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Lacreek Electric Annual Meeting to be held April 25

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Lacreek Electric Association will hold their 65th Annual Meeting on Thursday, April 25. The evening will consist of dinner being served at the New American Legion Dining Room from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. 

Member registration will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Old American Legion Gym and continue until 7 p.m., when the business meeting will begin.

During the meeting, directors will be elected for four…

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Oglala Sioux Tribe exploring possibility of horse slaughter facility in Bennett County

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By Tim Huether

According to several sources, the Oglala Sioux Tribe is exploring the possibility of putting in a horse slaughter facility in Bennett County, which would make it one of a few in the nation.

Tribal council member Craig Dillon from the LaCreek District confirmed that they are indeed looking at it but said they have a long way to go, but have also come a long way on the project.

“We’ve…

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