Community salutes our Veterans

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By Jonni Joyce

The Martin grade school activity center was filled with music and appreciation during the annual Veterans Day event.

“We are so proud to be able to host this event every year,” Wayne Semmler said. 

Veterans from the American Legion post #240 presented the colors followed by the procession of the veterans. The National Anthem was led by Taylor Amiotte with all attendees…

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Fourth Graders make ornaments for Capitol tree

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By Jonni Joyce

Governor Dennis Daugaard invited 4th graders from across the state to create Christmas ornaments for the grand Rotunda Christmas tree and other displays in the Capitol.

Martin Grade School 4th grade classes led by Carol Risse and Mike Anderson created swans to be displayed on the Capitol tree. According to Risse, Martin is known as the home of the Trumpeter swan.

The annual…

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Commissioners canvas election, discuss 4-H position

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By Jonni Joyce

 Chairman Rolf Kraft called the Nov. 6th Bennett County Commissioner’s meeting to order and opened with a heartfelt congratulatory message to the winners of the previous night’s election. He expressed his desire for the new administration to continue the work on what he called the salvation for Bennett County, the push for the Federal Government to reimburse the county for…

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Frigid Weather hits area

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What a cold November so far. Below is the reported temps from CeCee Bolzer.

 

CeCee Bolzer, Observer

High Low Prec.

Nov. 11 12 0 T. 

Nov. 12 11 -6 ––

Nov. 13 17 -13 ––

Nov. 14 26 2 ––

Nov. 15 15 -3 5.38”

Nov. 16 21 -13 T.

Nov. 17 13 1 T.

 

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Prepare for winter weather

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By Jonni Joyce

This year’s fall season in Bennett County has certainly been an improvement from the blizzards and temperatures we saw last year. Now is the time to get ready for the snow, wind, and the bitter cold that makes South Dakota famous for harsh winters. 

Winterize your vehicle. Check tire pressure and anti-freeze levels and add de-icer fluid to your windshield washer reservoir.…

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Saluting Our Veterans Rollie Heinert, U.S. Army

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Rollie Heinert, U.S. Army

By Jonni Joyce

Rollie Heinert stood in his living room pointing to the picture frame on the wall. Inside the frame was a WWII Japanese flag, the rising sun on a white canvas. Surrounding the sun were signatures of friends and family members of the Japanese soldier who carried the flag into battle.

“Dad took this off a soldier he killed in the Philippines,” Heinert…

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Volleyball season ends as Red Cloud moves on

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By Tim Huether

The Bennett County Lady Warriors were one match away from playing for a chance to go to the State A High School Volleyball Tournament, but Red Cloud stepped up and slammed the door on them with a three set win, 25-18, 25-17, 25-19 in Red Cloud Saturday night.

In the Region 7A semi-final matchup, Red Cloud was the number two seed and Bennett County the three seed. Bennett County had…

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