Home for Easter

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April 16, 2014

By Marj Oleske

Some may call it a transfiguration. Some may call it a miracle. Bill Hines, Pastor of the Living Word Community Church, calls the remodel project of their church quite appropriate.

The former Lynn’s Grocery Store building on Main Street of Martin, has undergone a vigorous remodeling project to become the home of the Living Word Community Church.

During their…

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Crossroads Inn celebrates 25 years

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April 16, 2014

By Marj Oleske

Although it seems as though the Crossroads Inn has been at the main intersection in Martin forever, the current building is celebrating its 25th anniversary this April.

The steel frame building was constructed in 1989, by owners Dale and Bonnie McDonnell. The General Store in Martin was in charge of the construction crew.

Within the steel frame, the two-story building…

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Tour of Tables to grace the Legion Dining Room

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By Marj Oleske

Once again, on Saturday, April 5, the Legion Dining Room will be transformed into a Grand Dining Hall for the Second Annual Tour of Tables. The gala is sponsored by the Martin Area Chamber of Commerce. This year’s theme is “Days Gone By.”

One delightful portion of the event is the afternoon tour, which is open to the pubic at no cost from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. You may “Tour the Tables,”…

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Best of Show at Chadron Festival of Quilts

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4-9-14

By Marj Oleske

“I’m not a sewer. I prefer to call myself a wildlife artist.” Monty Fralick of Martin has spent the cold winter days of the past two years perfecting the craft of quilting, with most of his quilts having a wildlife theme.

Three of his quilts earned ribbons at the Chadron Festival of Quilts held in the Assumption Arena over the weekend of April 4 through 7. His piece titled…

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State A Dart Doubles Champions

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Willard Clifford, left, and Richard Cottier, representing American Legion Post 240, won the State A Dart Doubles Championships. The state tournament was held in Rapid City in late February. They are shown holding the trophies they earned. The men are part of the dart league at the Legion Club.

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Storm roars in to end March

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Storm rocks through South Dakota, including Bennett County, forcing school closures  at Bennett County and several other area schools on the last day of March, sending the month out like a rather big lion. 

Early morning freezing rain made for extremely slick conditions with reports of some people falling on the ice and becoming injured.

The following reports are from the National…

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