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. 

Returning…

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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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Legion Auxiliary installs news officers

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The American Legion Auxiliary held their monthly meeting on Wednesday May 8, 2013, at 7:30 p.m. following a free will offering supper.

Reports were given on membership and Poppy Day which will be held on Monday, May 20, with the Junior Auxiliary selling poppies to the public. They will meet at the Frosted Petal at 9 a.m.

Regina Whipple installed the new officers for the coming term of 2013/2014.…

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Light of Hope sheds light on juvenile issues

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Tuesday, April 23, the third annual ‘Light of Hope’ panelist forum and candle light vigil was held in Martin at the Martin Grade School activity center. 

The event usually held in Pine Ridge in April to bring awareness to child abuse awareness month and sexual assault awareness month was held at Martin this year. 

The event was sponsored by several organizations (OST Tribal and State) to…

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Chuck Tutsch chosen Post 240 Legionnaire of the Year for 2013

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By Roseanna Renaud, Post 240 Historian

Charles ‘Chuck’ Tutsch was recently selected as the Bennett County American Legion Post 240 Legionnaire of the Year for 2013. A Paid Up For Life Member of the Post for the past fifty-six years, the 83-year-old is a superb example of community volunteerism and a mentor to many. He considers it an honor to attend every Legion funeral, assisting the Post…

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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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