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Get ready for the double-brood buzz

It was too cloudy for us to see the total eclipse in De Smet on Mon., April 8, 2024, when many were out with their cardboard glasses, trying to get a glimpse of the rare phenomenon, but we may be …

Be proactive — plan ahead for severe weather this summer

April 8-12 has been designated as Severe Weather Preparedness Week in South Dakota. Take time to make plans for severe weather and practice those plans to keep yourself and your family safe this …

Donations that make life-saving differences

Are you registered? It’s an election year, and voting is important. However, we’re talking about organ donation. Registering as a donor is something you can do today that could save a life …

Longer term permits may be considered

The Kingsbury County Board of Commissioners met at the Kingsbury County Courthouse on Tues., March 26 at 8:30 a.m. to discuss several items. ORDINANCE 67 During planning and zoning, Joe Jensen, …

De Smet

There’s a new travel agent in town

Denae Tordoff has been a staple in De Smet as a cosmetologist at Leigh Marie Salon for 13 years. She loved that job and her clients but had to give it up due to medical reasons, retiring at the end …

Surveying the railroad across Dakota

Last week, I had the pleasure of listening to Cindy Wilson, author of  “The Beautiful Snow” share her latest book. She talked about her research and findings for her newest book “We Suffered …

Main Street project to be bid this fall

The De Smet City Council held a special meeting on Tues., March 26 at 6:30 p.m. at the De Smet Event Center to discuss the Main Street Project with local business owners and the public who attended. …

Noltes learn from hosting experiences

Opening your home to someone is not always an easy task, but for Jeff and Lindsay Nolte, this is the second time. Jeff, 6-12 principal at Iroquois High School, and Lindsay, English teacher at De Smet …

Lake Preston

Junior duck stamp art to travel the state

Students from across the state recently participated in the 2024 South Dakota Junior Duck Stamp Contest. Of the 246 entries, 42 of them were by students from Lake Preston. Entries for the contest …

Plans for meat locker on old airport land

The Lake Preston City Council held its regular monthly meeting on Mon., April 8, at 7 p.m. at City Hall. This was the last meeting before city elections the next day, where every council seat as well …

Check out Prairie Ag’s store renovation

For years and years, farmers and other patrons of Prairie Ag Partners walked into the front door of the Farm Supply to see a small drink cooler, a few snacks, hardware supplies and paint. Now, it is …

The pie safe at the museum

A pie safe, also called pie cupboard or kitchen safe, is a piece of furniture designed to store pies and other food items such as bread, meat or perishables, protecting them from insects or vermin. …

Sports & Outdoors
Outdoors

DIY fisherwoman

Maggie Lindsey caught these two walleyes with a spinning rod that she built. She used an MHX rod kit and did some decorative threadwork and inlayed feathers. (Submitted photo) Please send your photos …

Spring goose

Dennis Kuhl shot a blue phase snow goose during the annual spring migration. Our area is a hot destination for snow geese hunters. Please send your fur, feather or fish pictures to …

Great day at the river

Dan Lehrman, who creates custom lures sold at Fields Fish & Game, had a good day fishing at Chamberlain on the Missouri River recently with his dad and a friend. Please send your photos to …

Cross Country
De Smet Bulldogs

Bulldogs play three tight games at Bs

De Smet vs Gregory The De Smet Bulldogs opened the 2024 State B Basketball tournament with a nail-biting defensive battle against the 20-5 Gregory Gorillas. George Jensen hit a step-back 3-point shot …

Bulldogs advance to the dance

All it takes is a look at the numbers to realize the De Smet boys basketball team has been on a roll. This week the Bulldogs will make their 6th straight State B tournament appearance, on a Wachs …

Bulldogs punch their ticket to State B

The De Smet Bulldogs opened post-season play Tuesday night, Feb. 27 in dominating fashion, defeating the Arlington Cardinals 72-34 at the Dog Pound in De Smet. The Bulldogs jumped out to a commanding …

I/LP Sharks

Sharks get ready to hit the track

During the nice weather before this recent snow, the Iroquois/Lake Preston Sharks track team enjoyed some outdoor practices, getting in shape and working on throwing and handoff techniques. The 31 …

Six compete at Northern State University

Six members of the Sharks track team participated in the Northern State University indoor track meet in Aberdeen this past week. Josh McMasters, Ryne Green, Nathan Enninga, Hadlee Holt, Faith …

Sharks season ends with loss to Warbirds

In the electrifying atmosphere of the second round of the Region 2B tournament, the Iroquois/Lake Preston Sharks faced a challenging opponent in the Wolsey-Wessington Warbirds. The Sharks entered the …

Sharks roll over Crusaders to cap regular season

Wrapping up the regular season, the Iroquois/Lake Preston Sharks boys basketball team hosted the Sunshine Bible Academy Crusaders for Senior Night in Iroquois on Friday evening. The game commenced …

Features
Columnists
There is an invasion happening at our southern border. It is a war zone. People are dying every day because of the crime, drug and human trafficking flowing into our country. President Trump is right …
Curtains…What images open (or flutter) into your mind as you see the word? The curtain in the temple that ripped in two? The heavy velvet drapes in the auditorium that open to the first scene? The …
We celebrated Easter for a second time last weekend with my side of the family in Dell Rapids. It was a much smaller gathering for us with my mom, brother and his family and my daughter and her …
“He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay.” Matthew 28:6 This week, we celebrate the holiest day in the Christian calendar – the day of Jesus’ …
The last week of the earthly life of Jesus was an intense concentration of all that He was, is, did and does all the time. Entering Jerusalem on Palm Sunday with acclimation, Jesus would be arrested, …
Our history
10 YEARS AGO April 6, 2014 The city council decided that spring cleanup day will be May 5. Janean Woodcock suggested placing a sign near the dumpster, telling people to place furniture by the …
25 YEARS AGO April 7, 1999 The Kingsbury County 4-H Junior leaders recently raised $2,630 in their phonathon. That amount exceeds the county goal. Funds will be used locally to improve the …
Around the county
Carthage
Trinity Lutheran Church worship service Sun., April 14: 9:30 a.m. The WELCA will meet Thurs., April 18: 2 p.m. at Lorelee Nelson’s. Visitors are always welcome at Trinity. Lucas Hattervig and …
Spirit Lake
Spirit Lake Presbyterian Church worship service Sunday: 10:30 a.m. Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. FM 88.1 Live Facebook Pastor Dick Poppen speaks on K.W.A.T. radio Sunday: 9:35 a.m. Wednesday Confirmation: …
Esmond
Adaline Reilly was an Easter Sunday dinner guest of the Dean Reilly family in Iroquois. Travis and Michele Bornitz family celebrated Easter with Michele’s mother and brother’s family from Sioux …
Iroquois

Exploring new flavors

In the springtime at Iroquois High School, a brand-new class all about cooking began. Led by teacher candidate Geralyn Wipf from South Dakota State University (SDSU) and watched over by Vicki Dant, …

A tribute to Richard Soma, teacher and colleague

Richard Soma was a great friend to many people. We all were sorry to hear of his passing on March 18, 2024. Mr. Soma was a 49-year veteran of education, 42 of those years in Iroquois, teaching …

Bancroft
Ted Haug was the speaker at church on April 7, 2024, speaking on Galatians 4: 8-20. Paul was writing to the church at Galatia because he was very distressed with them. When he had established the …
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SD Public Broadcasting features Kingsbury Journal

The story of the Kingsbury Journal and how it became a reality was featured during the September 7th episode of Dakota Life on the South Dakota Public Broadcasting television channel. Broadcasters …

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