Dustin Hicks youngest competitor to win Sheep Dog title

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By Marj Oleske

The stars were in perfect alignment for Dustin Hicks and his dog, Kat, at the Sheepdog Trials during the Black Hills Stock Show.

Kat is almost 11 years old, and is entering her retirement years. Dustin is a senior at Bennett County High School, and will be leaving home for college in the fall of 2013. Their partnership will soon be ending.

However, their strong bond of teamwork and…

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Liz May legislative update

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Another busy week at Pierre. On Tuesday, HB 1119 and HB 1133 were brought to the education committee. HB 1119 was brought before the education committee by prime sponsor Rep. Kathy Tyler, District 4. This bill would have established a school-to-work grant program in the Department of Education. 

The purpose of the grant program was to support partnerships among school districts, local…

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Week 3 news from District 27 Senator Jim Bradford

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Greetings from your District 27 Senator Jim Bradford. We have just completed a very busy third week of the Session. I’ve served in the SD Legislature for a total of 12 years (8 years in the House and I recently was re-elected to my third term in the Senate). I’m doing my best to cover those issues which I believe will be of interest to our voters in Bennett, Haakon, Jackson, Pennington, and…

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Legislative Update Dist. 27 Elizabeth “Liz” May

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In my column last week I reported that there would be a bill coming to allow school boards to authorize sentinel programs. This bill in no way was encouraging school boards to arm teachers with guns, but to allow school boards the opportunity to work with local law enforcement to train qualified individuals to protect our schools. 

The prime sponsor of the bill, Rep. Scott Craig, District 30,…

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Seeing what blindness is about

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Rod Anderson’s human physiology students experienced a day of blindess on January 16. Participants were securely blindfolded and equipped with a white cane to experience the challenges of being blind.

Students spent the day maneuvering through their daily routine in an activity which has become an annual tradition.

The blind students also found their way to area businesses with the help of human…

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Illness factors in attendance rates down District wide for local schools

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By Tim Huether

Bennett County High School, Bennett County Junior High and Martin Grade School all are feeling a bit ill about their attendance lately as administrators reported to the school board Monday night a drop in attendance rates.

The high school was at 86 percent, according to principal Chip Sundberg and Belinda Ready reported the Junior High at 93.71 percent. Principal Stacy Halverson…

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Parents urged to be accountable for minor children

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Martin’s City Council met in regular session on Wednesday, January 9, with Chuck Gotheridge and Shirley McCue being absent. Others in attendance were City Attorney Sara Frankenstein, Chief of Police Julio Medeiros and City Street Manager Paul Noel.

Medeiros brought the status of the current curfew laws to the attention of the Council. At the current time, parents are being ticketed after their…

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BCHS Honor Roll 2nd Quarter

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High School A Honor Roll:

Sage Alexander

Taylor Amiotte

Chandler Bakley

Tyler Bakley

Christopher Begeman

Wade Bettelyoun

Chester Christensen

Josie Drobny

Rhett Fanning

Sabrina Fanning

Mercedes Faubion

Cody Geersen

Adam Good

Colton Gotheridge

Chiara Haack

Bradley Hahn

Shiori Hasebe

Marcus Heath

Brady Hicks

Dustin Hicks

Jeremy Huether

Sam Ireland

Annie Johnson

Lindsay Johnson

Natasha Kaltenbach

Autumn…

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Dairy Queen brings Blizzard to Martin

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By Marj Oleske
Dairy Queen has arrived in Martin, occupying the corner of Lynn’s Dakotamart on Highway 18 since December 27. Although the full menu is not yet available, Manager Erica Rivers is at the helm as the restaurant settles in for business.
“We will eventually have a drive-through, and the standard menu items, as soon as we are fully staffed and trained,” commented Rivers. “Martin is a nice…

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