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Cities ask county for help with chip sealing

The Kingsbury County Commissioners met on Tues., Feb. 20, at 8:30 a.m. at the Kingsbury County Courthouse to discuss several items. A large discussion was held with the municipalities regarding their …

Crushing the concrete challenge

The City of De Smet dedicated $10,000 this year to create a concrete drop-off area that will benefit football, track and baseball attendees as well as the event center. The IMPACT group decided to …

Annual De Smet Outdoor Show is next week

This year’s De Smet Outdoor Show will be held on Sat, Mar. 9, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. This annual event will be the third in a row; has become a favorite for locals and draws in visitors from outside …

Team unveils creative tower designs

On Sat., Feb. 17, the De Smet Event Center was abuzz with excitement as approximately 150 attendees from across South Dakota and Minnesota gathered for the Hwy 14 Tower Design Reveal Party. The …

De Smet

Cramer donates a lifetime of research

Marian Cramer said she never intended to be a writer. But during her lifetime she has written and published hundreds of pages. And earlier in February, the South Dakota State Historical Society …

Rich’s Gas & Service changes hands

After over 30 years of serving the De Smet and surrounding communities, Rich and Judy Smith decided to retire and sell Rich’s Gas & Service. Prior to owning the gas station, Rich worked at the …

Main Street project timeframe outlined

De Smet City Council was held on Thurs., Feb. 15 at 5 p.m., after being postponed one day because of the snow De Smet received on Wednesday. During the meeting several topics were discussed including …

Helping students for over 20 years

The De Smet community scholarship has been helping high school seniors continue their educations after graduation thanks to the continuous support of local businesses and organizations along with …

Lake Preston

Stepping up to the plate for Fini

Where there was a need, Scott and Amber Steffensen stepped up to the plate. Josefine Kamps’ host sister decided to change schools at semester time; however, Kamps did not want to change, as she was …

FFA Week full of ag activities and celebrations

Every year in February, the Lake Preston FFA Officers host FFA Week. This year they celebrated FFA Week Feb. 19-23. The officers had dress up days for the school to participate in. There was no …

Townhomes nearing completion

In a quick drive around Lake Preston, one will notice new construction in the southeast part of town. On Thurs. Feb. 22, BAMBAM Management will be hosting an open house from 5-7 p.m. at 705 4th …

Kamps appreciates learning in America

Josefine Kamps has been dreaming of being a foreign exchange student since she was a young girl. Her dreams came true when she boarded a plane in August, coming to America and the town of Lake …

Sports & Outdoors
Outdoors

Black Hills Rainbow Trout

Eleven-year-old Isaiah caught his first fish while ice fishing Deerfield Lake at the 11th Annual Hooked on Hardwater. Hooked on Hardwater is an event organized at the Rapid City Club for Boys that …

Night on Poinsett

Mark Gieske spent an evening on Lake Poinsett chasing tip ups and caught this nice walleye. (Photo by Chris Schenkel.) Have you been out chasing snow geese? Send us your pictures. Want to become …

Cross Country
De Smet Bulldogs

Dolphins defeat Bulldogs in second round of Regions

The De Smet Bulldogs girls basketball team was matched up with the Deubrook Dolphins during the second round of the Region 2B basketball games. De Smet had a slow start to the game with some cold …

Bulldogs topple Raiders to close regular season 17-3

The De Smet Bulldogs boys basketball team won their last game of the regular season with a 70-34 victory over the Oldham-Ramona-Rutland Raiders in the Ramona High School Gymnasium Fri., Feb. 16. The …

De Smet girls beat Canistota to close season

Last Monday, the Bulldog girls basketball team headed to Canistota for their last regular-season game. De Smet was slow to begin on the offensive side, with turnovers and foul trouble. They continued …

Dogs come up short vs Flyers, Raiders

de smet vs flandreau De Smet girls basketball team hosted the Flandreau Fliers on Tues., Feb.6 for a doubleheader. The Fliers are an undefeated, top-ranked, Class A team. Flandreau jumped out early …

Bulldogs finishing strong down the stretch

de smet vs flandreau The De Smet boys basketball team put together another solid outing Tuesday night, Feb. 6 by defeating the 10-6 Flandreau Fliers 50-29 in the De Smet Dog Pound with an all-around …

I/LP Sharks

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 …

Lady Sharks season ends in SoDak qualifier

I/LP VS Castlewood The Sharks headed into Region basketball play this past week. Prior to the last regular season game, the Sharks were in a three-way tie for the #3 seed, but once all the games were …

Sharks head into postseason with 9-11 record

I/LP VS colman-egan The Iroquois/Lake Preston (I/LP) Sharks girls basketball regular season has come to an end. They finished with a 9-11 record after falling in their final games to Colman-Egan and …

Sharks lose to Hawks, Blackhawks

The Iroquois/Lake Preston (I/LP) Sharks boys high school basketball team faced a tough week with back-to-back losses. The first clash was at home against the Colman-Egan Hawks, resulting in a 49-71 …

Lady Sharks notch back-to-back wins

I/LP VS Wolsey-wessington The Iroquois/Lake Preston (I/LP) Sharks girls basketball team got back to their winning ways this week, beating the Wolsey-Wessington Warbirds and the Sunshine Bible Academy …

Features
Columnists
In my State of the State Address, I talked about the Freedom to be secure. We are so fortunate to live in a nation where we have many Freedoms, including the Freedom to feel secure in our own …
Sprinkles and Mudcat purred and rubbed against my legs as I sat on the front step. My sisters were inside making supper. Mom and the guys were out doing evening chores. Suddenly, both cats lifted …
For those of you who come here every week hoping to find another new recipe to try out, I would like to suggest picking up the Kingsbury County Cancer Cares Recipe Book for a ton of great new …
Is there anyone else that has the spring-cleaning bug? The nice weather has stirred up a bit of desire to clean parts of the house I avoid. This week, I came across a mystery tote in my storage room …
“I’ve got this cough that just won’t go away,” my patient says. I know this story all too well. Chronic cough, a cough that lasts more than two months, is a common ailment which in most cases …
Our history
10 YEARS AGO February 26, 2014 The senior government class took a trip to the State Capital on February 19 and with the generosity and much appreciated guidance from Joan Wollschlager, they were able …
50 YEARS AGO February 27, 1974 It took a second overtime for the championship of the junior high school basketball teams to be decided Tuesday evening, the De Smet quint getting a 56-52 edge over …
Around the county
Carthage
Trinity Lutheran Church will have worship on Sunday March 3, at 9:00 a.m. The Lenten Service will be Wednesday, March 6, at 5:30 p.m. Visitors are always welcome. Harriet Hattervig has been spending …
Spirit Lake
Wednesday is Youth Bible Study at 7:00 p.m. with Patti Larson Jerod Jordan family movie night was postponed. Looking ahead: March 24 is Palm Sunday with Communion, March 28 is Maundy Thursday, March …
Esmond
Marlin and Jeanette Clendening and Lori Wehlander attended the 10th birthday party for Kapri Hiemstra, great-granddaughter of the Clendenings, held Sunday afternoon at the Mitchell Rec Center. The …
Iroquois

FCCLA Week highlights

Iroquois FCCLA recently held its annual FCCLA Week, a celebration packed with meaningful activities aimed at fostering personal growth, community engagement, and service. Throughout the week, …

Bancroft
The retired Reverand Tom Peytin was the speaker at our church onFeb. 25, 2024, speaking on the exact center of the Bible. The verse is Psalms 118:8 and the main part of that verse says, “Trust in …
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