Bennett County Bulletin
the Bennett County Booster
Open every Wednesday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Martin.
Driverís License Testing
Driverís License Testing and State ID Cards, SD Dept. of Public Safety will have their Driverís Exam Station set up, Wednesday, July 23, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Bennett County Courthouse in Martin.
Legal Services Outreach Program
Friday, August 1, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Bennett County Library Community Room, Martin.
Bennett County Fair,
Rodeo and Achievement Days
Wednesday, August 6, to Sunday, August 10. Fairgrounds, Martin.
Every Thursday, Saturday and Monday, 8 p.m., St. Katharineís Church basement, Martin. Contact 605-685-1319 if questions.
LaCreek District Meeting
Wednesday, July 23, 7 p.m., LaCreek District CAP Office, Martin.
Meeting, Thursday, July 24, 2 p.m., Bennett County Commissioner meeting room.
Sons of the American Legion
Meeting, Monday, August 4, 7 p.m., New American Legion Hall.
Martin Volunteer Fire Department
Training, Tuesday, August 5, at 7 p.m. in the fire hall.
Bennett County Commissioners
Meeting, Wednesday, August 6, 9:30 a.m., Bennett County Commissioner meeting room, Bennett County Courthouse.
Tuthill Volunteer Fire Department
Meeting, Wednesday, August 6, at 7 p.m. in the fire hall.
Lucky Ladies Card Club
Thursday, August 7, at 2:00 p.m. at the Martin Senior Housing. Open to anyone wanting to attend.
Masonís Pioneer Lodge 219
Meeting, Thursday, August 7, at 7:00 p.m. at the Lodge Hall. (when time changes back to DST, back to 8 p.m.)
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.
Check out the Photo Gallery of Martin!
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