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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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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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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Legion honors continuous members

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March 19, 2014

By Marj Oleske

At the March 12 meeting of American Legion Post 240 and Auxiliary, the groups celebrated the 95th birthday of the American Legion.

March 15, 1919, was the day the Legion held its first caucus, held by members of the American Expeditionary Force, convened in Paris, France.

In addition to the monthly meeting and supper, seven members of Post 240 were recognized for…

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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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Queens of the Court

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March 19, 2014

By Marj Oleske

A good crowd was on hand to cheer on the two-legged and four-legged participants at the Donkey Basketball game sponsored by the Martin Volunteer Fire Department on Friday, March 14.

Although the true winners were the stubborn and sometimes comical donkeys, the high school girls team proved themselves as this year’s champions.

The first game between the high school…

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