Construction to begin on Highway 18 & 73 Intersection

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Beginning the week of April 12, Martin’s main stop will look a little different.

Bituminous Paving, Inc., out of Odessa, Minn., will begin construction at the intersection of highways 18 and 73 in Martin. The lights are going to be replaced and concrete work done.

As a result, there will be a four way stop with one lane traffic going in all four directions.

Remember to please drive slow and safe…

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Spring Music and Band Concert performed

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By Mandy Scherer

Martin Grade School Fourth and Fifth Grades along with Bennett County Junior High Sixth and Seventh Grade Band performed their Spring Concert last Monday, March 29. The concert was directed by Anne Lyon and Jill Bolzer.

The concert began as the Fifth Grade Band performed: Skip to My Lou an American Folk Song; Oh, Susanna by Stephen Collins Foster; and Two by Two a traditional…

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Commissioners hear fence complaint; approve law department vehicle purchase

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By Taylor Risse

The Bennett County Board of Commissioners met for a regular meeting on Wednesday, March 24, with all five commissioners present.

The March 3 and 22 meeting minutes were approved.

Wayne Sterkel and Nathan Novak came in front of the board to air out dissension  regarding a fence that goes between the two parties land. 

Sterkel informed the board that Novak built a fence on…

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Addition onto the school making steady progress

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By Deb Hendrickson

It doesn’t seem possible that a whole year has elapsed since the Bennett County School Board unanimously voted in favor of the $13.1 million dollar addition onto the high school, but that is just the case.

At a special board meeting held on March 23, 2020, the bid from Puetz Design + Build was voted on and accepted.

Ironically, on the opposite end of the spectrum, the pandemic…

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Raymond Kocer acknowledged for 50 years of service

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Making a 50-year commitment to serve on a specific board is a commendable accomplishment. It is especially commendable if your efforts, as are those of Raymond Kocer’s, are for the betterment of the environment and your community.

Raymond was acknowledged and awarded a plaque for 50 years of service to the Bennett County Conservation District during their regular meeting on Wednesday, March 17 at…

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$5.8 million contract awarded to Bituminous Paving

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Bituminous Paving, Inc. from Ortonville, Minn. has been awarded a $5.8 million dollar contract from the S.D. Department of Transportation. The contract was awarded for work on U.S. Highway 18 from Martin east to the S.D. Highway 73 north junction, as well as another three-mile long segment near the Bennett County line.

Work on the project includes cold milling of the existing surface, placement of…

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There's music in the air, with more to come

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Approximately 40 people were in attendance at the live performance of the 8-12 grade Spring Concert held at the Activity Center last Thursday evening. The program was also livestreamed online.

Under the direction of Jill Bolzer, 5-12 Vocal and Instrumental Music Instructor, the choir started off the evening performing five very diverse, energizing, positive pieces.

“Riversong, A Celtic…

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School sets snow makeup days for March 26 and April 30

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By Tim Huether

With the recent snow dumping on Bennett County and shutting down school for another day, the Bennett County School Board was informed Monday night at the regular meeting the two snow makeup days are set for March 26 and April 30.

Superintendent Stacy Halverson said overall enrollment is up 13 students, all at the Elementary.

She updated the board on open positions for next year,…

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City tables request for package liquor license from Yesway

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By Nick Kaltenbach

A request for a package liquor license by Yesway was discussed at the Martin City Council regular meeting March 10, and after discussion, the council was advised to table the request, which they did.

Martin City Mayor Gary Rayhill stated they only have one package liquor license. 

Matt Risse, owner of Bros. Inc., addressed the council concerning the matter saying Bros. bid…

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Veteran Spotlight: Roland "Rollie" Heinert

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By Nick Kaltenbach

Roland “Rollie” Heinert was born December 22, 1946 in Fort Collins, Colo. His family resided there until 1951 when they moved south of Mission, S.D. and farmed. Then in 1961, the Heinert family moved into Mission. Rollie graduated from Mission High School in 1964 and continued to work in the Mission area. He helped build the current high school. 

On February 22, 1966,…

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