Bennett County Bulletin
the Bennett County Booster
Thanksgiving Library Hours
Wednesday, November 26, open from 11 a.m.- 8 p.m. Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 27, closed. Friday, November 28, open from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Chamber of Commerce Chili Supper
Friday, November 28, beginning at 5 p.m. at the MGS Activity Center.
Chamber of Commerce Craft Fair
Saturday, December 6, at the old American Legion from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.
BCJH and BCHS Concert
Monday, December 8, at 7 p.m., the BCJH and BCHS band will present their holiday concert at the Activity Center.
MGS “Old Fashioned Christmas”
Tuesday, December 16, at 7 p.m. in the Activity Center, Martin Grade School students will be performing “An Old Fashioned Christmas.”
Driver’s License Testing
Driver’s License Testing and State ID Cards, SD Dept. of Public Safety will have their Driver’s Exam Station set up, Wednesday, November 26, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Bennett County Courthouse in Martin. Testing and taking of applications closes at 2:30 p.m.
Sons of the American Legion
Meeting, Monday, December 1, 7 p.m., New American Legion Hall.
Martin Volunteer Fire Department
Training, Tuesday, December 2, at 7 p.m. in the fire hall.
Bennett County Commissioners
Meeting, Wednesday, December 3, 9:30 a.m., Bennett County Commissioner meeting room, Bennett County Courthouse.
Tuthill Volunteer Fire Department
Meeting, Wednesday, December 3, at 7 p.m. in the fire hall.
Lucky Ladies Card Club
Thursday, December 4, at 2:00 p.m. at the Martin Senior Housing. Open to anyone wanting to attend.
Grief Support Group
Meeting, Thursday, December 4, 5 p.m. at the Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Martin. Everyone welcome.
Mason’s Pioneer Lodge 219
Meeting, Thursday, December 4, at 7:00 p.m. at the Lodge
Martin City Council
Meeting, Wednesday, December 10, 5:30 p.m., Community Room next to the Bennett County Library.
American Legion and Auxiliary
Meeting, Wednesday, December 3, 6:30 p.m. Free will offering supper at 5:30 p.m. American Legion Post home.
Knights of Columbus
Meeting, Thursday, December 11, at 7 p.m., Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Martin.
Bennett County Booster II at 685-6866 to add to the bulletin.
In 1910 unalloted Indian trust land, in what is now known as Bennett County, was ceded to the Federal Government by the Oglala Sioux Indians and opened for settlement October 1, 1912. During this period of slightly more than 50 years, a modern, attractive trade center has been developed to serve this growing wheat and cattle producing area.
Surrounded by the tall prairie grasses of south central South Dakota, our heartland town of Martin has a population of 1,106 and serves a market area of approximately 8,000. The largest community in Bennett County and the county seat, Martin is the center for business, education and medical care.
Martin's popularity is growing. Housing is affordable and attractive. The scenery and recreational opportunities are unmatched with a very unique quality of life. Our kids are growing up in a hometown setting, surrounded by people who share middle-American values. Our schools are excellent. And South Dakota has the lowest crime rate in the nation.
But it's the people in our small town who make living here so special. We share a strong community spirit that comes from active civic involvement, volunteerism and positive relationships between business, schools and government.
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