Nursing Home receives funds for new whirlpool

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By Marj Oleske

The quality of life for Bennett County Nursing Home residents has been improved greatly because of a one-time payment from the State of South Dakota for fiscal year 2013.

The South Dakota legislature finalized the state fiscal year 2014 budget in March, and at that time they appropriated funding for a select group of service providers, one being the Bennett County Nursing Home.

The…

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Bennett County Hospital to go “Hi Tech”

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Bennett County Hospital to go “Hi Tech”

By Marj Oleske

Bennett County Hospital is in the beginning stages of complying with a federal mandate to use digital medical records for their patients. The Electronic Health Records, EHR, a part of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, provides for a National Digital Medical Records mandate for the widespread adoption and meaningful use of digital…

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Fun Run and Walk seeking participants

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Warm up your running shoes. The Third Annual Martin Fun Run will be held Saturday, August 10, along with other Bennett County Fair activities. 

Once again, the Fun Run will be a way for Bennett County students to earn dollars for school activity expenses. Other proceeds will go to American Legion Post 240.

The 5K Fun Run and Walk begins at 7 a.m., with registration at 6 and the Main Street…

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Bull snakes cause power outages

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Lacreek Electric General Manager Wayne Sterkel reports that the power outage on Friday night, July 12, was caused by a bull snake which crawled up on a structure at the Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) substation. The snake caused an outage from Merriman, Neb., to Martin, all the way to Wanblee to Parmelee.

Alternate feeds were used to get the power back on until WAPA personnel from Philip…

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Firefighters on the run

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Photos of the fires on this website, under photos

By Tim Huether

Two fires in two days is not a good sign as we head into some high temperature days, with little moisture predicted for the next week. Some thunderstorms are predicted and if they produce lightning and no rain, it will be a long week or two.

A grass fire started Tuesday evening, about 4:45, after sparks from a hay mower ignited the…

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Photos of the storm

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Booster photographers Mandy Scherer and Tim Huether captured the beauty of the storm the shied around Martin Wednesday evening, July 10.

Scherer's were taken from about 15 miles northeast of Martin and Huether's about 6 miles east of Martin.

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County votes 5-0 for Opt Out

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Tribe to improve Allen Road

 

By Tim Huether

After months of discussions and weighing all their options, the Bennett County Commissioners waited until the end to vote to Opt Out of the tax freeze at their July 3 meeting.

The deadline to make an official decision on opting out for this year was July 15. After that date, they would have to wait another year, and commissioners felt they would be…

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Karissa Rayhill Reserve National Champion

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Karissa Rayhill competed at the National Junior High Rodeo Finals in Gallup, N.M., June 23-30, finishing as the Reserve Goat Tying Champion.  

Karissa ended up 20th in the average of the girls goat tying after the first round with a 10.081. She came back in the second round with a 8.031 placing her 2nd in the round and 3rd in the average for the short go.  

She received a buckle …

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‘In Days Gone By’ July 10, 13

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70 Years Ago

Martin Messenger, July 8, 1943:

Ernfried Erickson, farmer from near Harrington, was in Martin this week and reported that his entire crop was seriously damaged by the hail which passed through that territory Sunday afternoon.

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60 Years Ago

Bennett Co. Booster, July 9, 1953:

Lightening struck two homes in the Tuthill neighborhood last week. At the Glen Brooks home three fuses were…

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Days Gone By July 3, 2013

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70 Years Ago

Martin Messenger, July 1, 1943:

E.G. Liggett delivered his wool in Martin Saturday to Fred Beers, of the South Dakota Cooperative Wool Growers, and was highly pleased with the yield of wool per head as his flock averaged a fraction over 14 pounds per fleece.

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60 Years Ago

Bennett Co. Booster, July 2, 1953:

Mr. and Mrs. Kay Krogstrand  and children of Grand Island, Neb.,…

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