Bennett County Bulletin

Courtesy of 

the Bennett County Booster


Property Taxes Due

Don’t forget that property taxes are due October 31st.


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, October 22, 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.

Martin Area Chamber of Commerce

Meeting, Thursday, October 23, at 11 a.m. at Martin Livestock Auction.

Supper and Nutrition Meeting

Thursday, October 23, at the Martin Livestock Cafe. 6 p.m.- social hour, 6:30 p.m.- meal, 7 p.m.- program. Presentations will include “Supplementation of Standing Dormant and Harvested Forage for Feeding” and “Understanding Trace Minerals.” Contact Sue at 685-6414 for more information.

Bennett County Commissioners

Meeting, Wednesday, first/third, 9:30 a.m., Bennett County Commissioner meeting room, Bennett County Courthouse.

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 Bennett County Booster II at 685-6866 to add to the bulletin.HitCounter


 Welcome to 
Martin, South Dakota!
Celebrating 100 Years

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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