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Fires, a crash and a helicopter, all in one day

A grain bin fire, explosion, evacuation, car accident and helicopter were all part of a full-scale training exercise held in Badger on Sat., Sept. 10, starting at 8:30 a.m. The town was full of …

County plans for man camps

The Kingsbury County Board of Commissioners met on Tues., Sept. 6 at the Kingsbury County Courthouse to discuss several issues including maintenance, man camps and license plates. MAN CAMPS Man camps …

Albrecht receives Honor Flight

This past Sunday evening, more than 30 friends and family of U.S. Army veteran Henry (Hank) Albrecht joined together at Mathews Store south of De Smet to welcome him home from the Midwest Honor …

Legislature seeking high school students for legislative pages

Applications are currently being accepted from South Dakota high school students interested in serving as pages for the 2023 Legislative Session.Pages are appointed to serve in the House of …

De Smet

The DeSmet family visits De Smet

The DeSmet family came to De Smet on Thursday to see all of the sites and especially the Father De Smet statue that represents one of their ancestors. Three DeSmet sisters, Susie (DeSmet) Paul from …

Budget reviewed, new hires approved

De Smet School Board met on Mon., Sept. 12, 2022 at 5:30 p.m. They discussed several items including the surplus house, conflict of interest disclosures, principal reports and the budget. REVIEW OF …

Time for some Legion BINGO!

American Legion Post 138 upcoming events to look forward to.• Bingo – Sept. 17 (doors open at 6:00 p.m. Snacks and adult beverages will be served. • Legion District Meeting – Sept. 24 at …

Avid Hawk celebrates 10 years in De Smet

Avid Hawk LLC will celebrate its 10-year anniversary on Sept. 10, 2022. Founder Ryan Hafey shared information about himself, his family, how the business has changed and plans for the future. RYAN …

‘The Sharing’ goes on with fellowship and food

The De Smet United Methodist Church (UMC) has been hosting “The Sharing” for several years. The UMC offers a free meal to not only church members, but to everyone in the area. It’s an …

Lake Preston

Larsen, Malone crowned at coronation

According to Wikipedia, homecoming is the tradition of welcoming back former students and members of the high school to celebrate an organization’s existence. What better way to start off …

Fall clean up around town

Dumpsters will be coming to town for the annual fall cleanup from Sept. 30- Oct. 11. The dumpsters will be located behind City Hall. If elderly or don't have proper equipment, please call the office …

Schedule set for homecoming week

Next week is the start of Homecoming Week, a favorite amongst most students. It is a time to show school spirit and a time to highlight student athletes. The school will be buzzing with activities …

Fall clean up around town

Dumpsters will be coming to town for the annual fall cleanup from Sept. 30- Oct. 11. The dumpsters will be located behind City Hall. If elderly or don't have proper equipment, please call the office …

Sports & Outdoors
Outdoors

Mixed bag

Joe, Dan and Andy caught a nice variety of fish on Lake Thompson last week. If you have hunting or fishing photos to share, please email them to jim@kingsburyjournal.com. (Submitted photo)Catch …

Perch bite heating up 

  Levi Robb from Minnesota caught this perch on Dry Lake #2 while bottom bouncing with crawlers using planer boards.    Catch something big?  Did you catch a dandy?  …

’Eye catching

Four-year-old Anders Thomsen from Hartford, S.D., had a good day catching walleyes at Lake Thompson with his grandpa Dale Thomsen. (Submitted photo)Catch something big? Did you catch a dandy? We want …

De Smet Bulldogs

Dogs are champions at Clark/Willow Lake tournament

De Smet vs DeuelThe Deuel Cardinals traveled to De Smet to play the Bulldogs on Tues., Sept. 6. The wins went back and forth in all five sets, with the Cardinals coming out on top for the night. …

Bulldog defense shuts down Raiders

The Bulldogs headed into their fourth game of the season with a 2-1 record, rated #3 in Class 9B. They took on the Oldham-Ramona/Rutland Raiders at Wilkinson Field in De Smet on Friday. De Smet won …

Dogs battle rated teams

De Smet vs Wolsey- wessingtonThe Bulldogs traveled to Wolsey on Tues., Aug. 30, to play the fourth-ranked Warbirds of Wolsey-Wessington. Then, they met the fifth-ranked Hawks of Colman-Egan, on …

Bulldogs dominate St. Mary Cardinals

The Bulldogs traveled to Dell Rapids on Friday night for a 9B matchup featuring 4th-rated Dell Rapids St. Mary (1-1) and #5 De Smet (1-1). This would be the Bulldogs' first game on a short 80-yard …

Bulldogs run and throw over Buffalos

Ranked #5 in this week's Class 9B poll, the De Smet Bulldogs football team took on the Stanley County Buffalos Friday night at Wilkinson Field in De Smet. The Buffalos received the opening kickoff, …

Lake Preston Divers

Golf, track and field awards

The awards banquet for track and field and golf was held last Wednesday night for student athletes. Track AwardsGirls MVP: Jocelyn SteffensenBoys MVP: Josh McMastersField Event MVP Girls: Hadlee …

Windy day at the Estelline Track

On Tues., April 26, the Bulldogs and Divers attended a track meet in Estelline. The good ol’ South Dakota wind was blowing, which made for a chilly day at the meet. Boys 110m Hurdles: Trace Van …

Holt takes first in discus, second in shot put

Although several track meets have been cancelled because of weather, the Lake Preston Divers traveled April 12 to compete in a meet at Chester. Hadlee Holt (pictured right) placed first in discus …

Features
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Our nation loves to celebrate holidays. Today, I want to talk about one day that does not get enough attention: September 17, Constitution Day.On September 17, 1787, our Founding Fathers signed the …
The story is told of Julius Caesar who, after planning a lavish feast and entertainment for his friends, woke on the appointed day to find nasty weather. He grumbled and murmured all the day long …
5:00 a.m. No alarm needed. Mom slipped out of bed, put on her wash dress and everyday apron and tiptoed downstairs. She scooped a dollop of shortening into the cast-iron fry pan and took the chicken …
Of all the enjoyment this column gives me, the one I love best is when people tell me they heard it at coffee, and it made their day. Well, here's one that will be a nice example of that.duck and the …
In the United States, more than 100 different apple varieties grow, but thankfully, around here there aren’t that many from which to choose. This is a good thing for people like me who struggle to …
Our history
10 YEARS AGO September 12, 2012 The dove represents peace, a meek and quiet spirit, as well as the Holy Spirit. The Lake Preston Lutheran Church celebrates 125 years this weekend and as part of the …
10 years agoSeptember 12, 2012The De Smet School Board heard Monday about plans that are currently being finalized for a multi-purpose activity and wellness center in De Smet. The project would be …
Around the county
Carthage
Trinity Lutheran Church will have worship on Sun., Sept. 18 at 8 a.m. Sunday School classes will be held Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. at Lorelee Nelson’s. Lisa Hinkley, De Smet, visited her mother …
Spirit Lake
Spirit Lake Presbyterian Church worship service Sunday 10:30 a.m. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. FM 88.1 Live Facebook. Pastor Dick Poppen speaks on KWAT radio on Sundays at 9:30 a.m. Confirmation is …
Esmond
Esmond area exhibitors did well at the South Dakota State Fair. Charemon Dunham on her sewing, crocheting and tatting received eight blue, eight red and one white. Vicki Aughenbaugh in horticulture …
Ramona
Alivia Spilde, Jensine Matson, Ramey Gearhart and Will Matson are recipients of a $1830 Malone Scholarship presented to them at the Oldham-Ramona Awards Program held on May 17. The Francis T. Malone …
Bancroft
Rev. Richert of Brookings was the speaker at the Presbyterian Church on Sept. 11. A very timely and informative sermon from I Peter 2 :13-17 about obeying the laws of the state and country, because …
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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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