OLSH hosts Year of Faith event

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Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Martin, will host a Year of Faith event on Sunday, June 9, as part of the continuing celebration of the Year of Faith throughout the Diocese of Rapid City. 

The event includes celebration of the Mass beginning at 12:30 p.m., with the Rev. Father Bryan Sorensen presiding. The general public is welcome to attend this Year of Faith local…

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Martin Vol. Firemen, Explorers help with Oklahoma cleanup

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By Marj Oleske

“The damage was almost terrifying. It is horrible what an F5 tornado can do in a matter of minutes.” Stuart Bucholz, Martin Volunteer Fireman spoke of his experience helping in the aftermath of the recent Moore, Oklahoma tornado. A small band of volunteer firemen and Explorers traveled  to Oklahoma to help in any way they could. Led by Stuart Bucholz, the group included Carol…

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Karissa Rayhill State Goat Tying champion

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Karissa Rayhill brought home the state title and also won the average in Goat Tying at the South Dakota Junior High Rodeo Finals held at the Cadillac Ranch near Belle Fourche May 26 and 27. Karissa is also one of 16 SDJHRA Members chosen to be on the 2013 Cinch Team.

She has earned a position on the South Dakota National Junior High Rodeo Team and will be traveling with fellow teammates to Gallup,…

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Tornado storms through Allen

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By Tim Huether

As a tornado stormed through the Allen area Wednesday evening, 34 church group  members, mostly youth, took shelter in the Pass Creek Church of God, praying for the best. 

Their prayers were answered as a tornado ripped the roof from a structure to the left of their building and tossed a heavy playground metal bus over the top of a swing and…

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Storm clouds

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This storm cloud was part of a large system the hovered around Bennett County Monday evening.

Click here to see  photos of the damage from a tornado that hit the Allen area Tueday evening, May 28.

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Memorial Day

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The annual Memorial Day ceremony conducted by the American Legion Post 240 was once again wonderful. A good sized crowd took in the event and the weather was cool but nice. The photo here shows members of the American Legion, Sons of the American Legion and local law enforcement. 

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Martin City Council meets in special session

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By Marj Oleske

Martin’s City Council met in special session on Wednesday, May 22, with the meeting called to order by Mayor Dave Bakley.

The council approved a new wine license for Fresh Start, and renewed existing malt beverage licenses to current businesses.

James Begeman visited with the council to represent the Golf Association, and updated members on the food and drink situation. Currently,…

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Teachers Olson and Arnold retire

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Teacher Mike Olson a Warrior from start to finish

By Tim Huether

Bennett County High School math teacher Mike Olson pulled double duty on rare occasions. He taught 40 consecutive years, and, all in the same school, not something you see every day, especially in a smaller school system.

Olson started in the Bennett County School system in 1973 and was offered a position at Dell Rapids after his…

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West River Computers opens its doors

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By Marj Oleske

Step through the front door of West River Computers, on Martin’s Main Street, and you may think you have stepped into an exclusive art gallery.

Jesse Clifford has brought both sides of his talent to his new business of computer repair and sales. Along with the usual computer technology, Clifford has lined the walls of his showroom with his oil and acrylic paintings. 


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Bennett County High school Academic awards

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The following scholarships were awarded to Bennett County High School graduating seniors. 

Lexie Amiotte

Dick and Evelyn Whirlwind Horse - $3,000

Harlen Bettelyoun

Security First Bank - $250

College Access - $1,000

Dustin Hicks

Rodeo Club - $200

Living Word Community Church - $500

College Access - $1,000

Tyler Goss

College Access - $1,000

Jeremy Huether

Security First Bank - $250

Sullens II -…

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