Ag Extension News - Unneeded pesticide use

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Unneeded/Excessive Pesticide Use?

Although my “title” is Plant Pathology Field Specialist, being the only Agronomy Extension staff person at the Winner Regional Extension Center, I deal with more than plant diseases. I consider that broader perspective to be a good thing, as there are often common themes across other aspects of agronomy.

A local producer recently brought in a “weed” that was…

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Bakley, Pauly graduate MTI

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Two Bennett County students were among the 434 students participating in the 2013 Mitchell Technical Institute graduation ceremony Friday, May 10, 2013, at the Corn Palace in Mitchell.  

Trae Bakley graduated with a degree in  Telecommunications, Associate of Applied Science degree (AAS), and Joel Pauly graduated with a degree in Telecommunications, AAS.

For all this has its own method…

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Kool Kids Club kicks off Patriotism week

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“The flag is a symbol of our freedom.“ “That’s a very good answer.” American Legion Post 240 Commander Roseanna Renaud was the guest speaker at Martin Grade School’s Kids Club as they kicked off Patriotism week. The students showed off their summer projects and sang a robust version of The Star Spangeled Banner for their parents and other visitors. They also led the recitation of the flag salute.…

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Motives of survey questioned at City Council meeting

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By Marj Oleske

Fireworks were not the only hot topic at the City Council meeting held Wednesday, June  19. The Council approved payment for the annual Fourth of July Fireworks, and Mayor Dave Bakley was questioned by Roseanna Renaud and Councilman Gregg Claussen of his motives behind the recent questionnaire mailed with the city water bills.

Renaud’s concerns included: how was it paid for,…

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Martin Chamber installs time capsule at Library

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By Tim Huether

The Martin Area Chamber of Commerce put the finishing touches on a time capsule that has been in the works for more than a year, installing it at the Bennett County Library June 20, following the monthly meeting.

The initial plan for the capsule was to bury it in the ground with instructions to dig it up in 100 years. Later into the project, it was decided it may be lost in the…

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Heritage Center draws crowd

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The Heritage Center Show and Shine brought a great crowd which enjoyed seeing cars of all sorts. Above, a homemade vehicle fashioned by Brad Hahn and Jordan Bakley. Chefs Kirk Wilson and Scott Hicks made sure the burgers were perfect. At left, Leroy and Linda Guptill brought their spotless classic to the show on Saturday, June 22.

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Bennett County budget concerns growing, Opt Out likely

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By Tim Huether

Bennett County is headed for a financial crash if things don’t change and the things that need changing, they can’t do much about, such as staggering criminal justice costs.

A tax opt out will likely come from the Commissioners and they have until July 15 to declare their intent for an opt out or they will have to wait another year. The maximum they will be able to opt out for is…

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YouthWorks back at work in Martin

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The first group of youth and adult volunteers have arrived in Martin for the annual YouthWorks project.

Kids Club activities for ages five to ten, will be held in the park, Monday through Thursday afternoons. Another favorite tradition is the Thursday night cookout at the park. The event is free and open to all, starting at 6 p.m. The cookout will be held each Thursday evening throughout…

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OST tribal members to vote on alcohol ban

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By KRISTI EATON

Associated Press

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A Native American tribe that has long battled the devastating effects of alcoholism is planning to ask its tribal members whether it should legalize alcohol on its South Dakota reservation.

The Oglala Sioux tribal council voted 9-7 Tuesday, June 11, to bring the question of legalizing alcohol on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation to a public…

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Fr. Bryan Sorensen celebrates 25 years

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“I am grateful for all who have shared their lives with me on this journey.”

By Marj Oleske

On a family drive through the Black Hills near his hometown of Sturgis, five year old Bryan Sorensen was asked the usual question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?”

“I want to be a priest,” answered Bryan. That answer remained the same in the years to come. Following High School in Sturgis, he…

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