Bennett County Bulletin
the Bennett County Booster
Bennett County Commissioners
Meeting, Wednesday, December 17, 9:30 a.m., Bennett County Commissioner meeting room, Bennett County Courthouse.
Martin Area Chamber of Commerce
Social, Thursday, December 18, at Bair Ford starting at 6 p.m.
Driverís License Testing and State ID Cards, SD Dept. of Public Safety will have their Driverís Exam Station set up, Wednesday, December 24, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Bennett County Courthouse in Martin.
Meeting (rescheduled from Dec. 15), Monday, December 29, 5:00 p.m., Community Room at the Activity Center, Martin. New members welcome.
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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