Wrestlers fourth at Stanley County

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Ireland wins 160 lb. Class

 By Coach Jon Pierson

The Bennett County High School Wrestling team saw its first action this last week and seemingly the beginning to a successful season. 

We opened the season Tuesday night, Dec. 2, at Red Cloud and then the first big test at the Stanley County Invitational Tournament on Saturday. As a team we came in fourth place out of 12 at Ft. Pierre. We…

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Commissioners tackle 4-H, liquor licenses, and more

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By Jonni Joyce

The Dec. 3 meeting of the Bennett County Board of Commissioners was called to order by Chairman Rolf Kraft. All board members were in attendance. Board members are Rolf Kraft, Jason Fanning, Wayne Bond, Dennis Gregg, and Newton Cummings.

Also present were Sheriff Luke Hamar, Sheriff-elect Paul Williams, Bennett County State’s Attorney Ken Orrock, County Auditor Susan Williams,…

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BC students caught doing something good

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Bennett County High School and Junior High are continuing to recognize students who have been caught acting with exemplary behavior. The students above have been nominated by staff members who have caught them displaying behavior that is of great character. Some examples of the behavior are helping new students, helping peers with homework, or just using your time to help others. If they…

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County and SDSU reach agreement Mary Kay Sell hired

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By Jonni Joyce

It was the last item on the agenda but the first item on the minds of the more than fifty people who filled the pews of the Bennett County Courthouse at the Dec 3 regular meeting of the County Board of Commissioners. 

Peter Nielson, South Dakota State University Extension 4-H Youth Program Director and Donna Bittiker, 4-H Field Operations Associate requested the latest…

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Martin Area Chamber Holiday Events

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By Tim Huether

The Christmas season is upon us and the Martin Area Chamber of Commerce starts off the local activities with the annual customer appreciation free Chili Supper this Friday, beginning at 5 p.m. at the Martin Grade School Activity Center, and wrapping up at 7 p.m.

The Chili Supper is the place to go for free food, a chance to win a door prize from one of the many Martin Chamber of…

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Scenes of Winter

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Tell us when you took the photo, where it was taken, etc.…

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Anatomy of a prairie fire from beginning to end

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By Jonni Joyce

This series chronicles the men of Martin Fire Department and their response to a prairie fire.

A white pick-up truck parked on the rise and overlooked American Horse Creek at the end of BIA 21. The rancher could see cottonwoods down on the creek smoldering from the flames. The fire had come from the west burning hundreds of acres of pasture land.

“It was winter pasture. But no…

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