Bennett County Bulletin
the Bennett County Booster
Purple and Gold Day Parade
The homecoming parade will take place on Main Street and begin at 2 p.m. on Friday, September 19.
Hunter Safety Firearm Course
The course will be held from 5-9 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, September 24-26, at the Martin Grade School Activity Center. Ages 12-15. Tom Beck 685-6335 and Gary Rayhill 685- 6184 are the instructors.
LaCreek District Meeting
Meeting, Wednesday, September 17, 7 p.m., at the LaCreek CAP office.
Martin Area Chamber of Commerce
Meeting, Thursday, September 18, 6:30 p.m., at the Matt and Judy Kratovil residence.
Bennett County Commissioners
Meeting, Wednesday, September 24, 9:30 a.m., Bennett County Commissioner meeting room, Bennett County Courthouse.
The Bennett County School District will be having Parent- Teacher conferences on September 25 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Driverís License Testing
Driverís License Testing and State ID Cards, SD Dept. of Public Safety will have their Driverís Exam Station set up, Wednesday, September 22, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Bennett County Courthouse in Martin.
Bennett County Commissioners
Meeting, Wednesday, October 1, 9:30 a.m., Bennett County Commissioner meeting room, Bennett County Courthouse.
Tuthill Volunteer Fire Department
Meeting, Wednesday, October 1, at 7 p.m. in the fire hall.
Every Thursday, Saturday and Monday, 8 p.m., St. Katharineís Church basement, Martin. Contact 605-685- 1319 if questions.Contact the
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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