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Oldham celebrates silver ‘spud-versary’

This weekend is the 25th Anniversary of Oldham Potato Days; everyone is invited to come join this long-standing community celebration. HISTORY For those unfamiliar with this event, Potato Days has …

It was a perfect night for Smoke Out in the Park

Kingsbury Journal hosted the second annual Smoke Out in the Park in Lake Preston Thorsnes Park on Saturday night. What was looking like a rainy day turned out to be a perfect night to enjoy some BBQ …

Raises and increased starting pay approved

The Kingsbury County Commissioners met on Tues., Aug. 2 to discuss several different topics including raises, the cannabis ordinance, man camps and a proposed road levy. AUDITOR Echo Steffensen asked …

Legion recognizes Purple Heart recipients

To commemorate South Dakota’s Purple Heart Recognition Day, De Smet’s American Legion Post 138 hosted a ceremony in the theater of the De Smet Event and Wellness Center on Aug. 7 at 1 …

De Smet

Enrollment growing in De Smet

The De Smet School Board met on Mon., Aug. 8 for their regularly scheduled monthly meeting. The board began by swearing in Norm Koehlmoos as a new school board member for the rest of the current …

Chamber repaints house

The final touches on the De Smet Chamber Paint South Dakota project have been made to Ron Deethardt's house. It has been scraped and repainted. The Chamber wants to thank Smith Lumber and everyone …

Welcome Artists to Harvey Dunn 14th Annual Plein Air ‘Paint-Out’

Schedule of Events (includes painting on your own (any time, anywhere)Thurs. Aug. 11: (10am-4pm) Registration @ HomesteadArtist Reception: (4-6pm)- SD Art Museum, BrookingsFriday, Aug. 12: …

Lake Preston

Here come the I/LP Sharks!

The Lake Preston Divers and the Iroquois Chiefs have together formed the Iroquois/Lake Preston Sharks, beginning this upcoming 2022-2023 school year. Jordan Solberg, Lake Preston Principal and …

Tax incentive plan for development approved

Lake Preston’s City Council met Monday night at City Hall at 7 p.m., right after a special zoning meeting at 6 p.m. that covered costs associated with housing developments and lots, and the …

Over 65 years of Achievement Days

The 4-H fairgrounds are busy as Achievement Days are in full swing. Interestingly, one club, the Busy Blue Bells, has been sending members to the county fair for over 65 years. Peggy Jensen was one …

Five new staff members at Lake Preston School

Lake Preston School welcomes five new staff members this year, and Journal staff asked them a few questions to get acquainted. ANNA KOISTI • Goals for this year: My goals for this year are to be …

A museum full of fond memories

A museum is an institution which acquires, conserves, researches and exhibits the heritage of humanity and its environment for the purpose of education, study and enjoyment. The Lake Preston Museum …

Sports & Outdoors
Outdoors

Largest crowd ever for Jakob Hohm ride

The annual Jakob Hohm Off-Road Adventures was held in Willow Lake on July 30, 2022. With almost two hundred side-by-sides and ATVs on the ride, it was the biggest attendance ever. For those who are …

Catch, photo, release

Nine-year-old Trevor Robb of Saint Peter, Minn., proudly displays this 23-inch walleye he snagged at Indian Springs recently.

Catch, photo, release

Rafael Plaza of Huron caught this 28-inch walleye from the Oldham grade last Sunday. (Submitted photo)Catch something big? Did you catch a dandy? We want to print it. Send submissions to …

De Smet Bulldogs

Rain shortens play at state golf meet

The 2022 Boys Class B State Golf Tournament was a fitting conclusion to a golf season filled with bad weather and cancelled meets. Clouds cast shadows over the entire event, with rain ending play …

De Smet golfers qualify for State

De Smet golfers headed to Rocky Run Golf Course, an 18-hole, championship-quality course in Dell Rapids, for the Region 2B Golf Tournament on May 24. Rett Osthus, Kalen Garry, Kasen Janssen and Colt …

State Track & Field results

Four individuals and two relay teams representing De Smet High School earned placings at the State B Track & Field Meet at Howard Wood Field in Sioux Falls, S.D., May 26-28, 2022. Boys 100m Dash: …

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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Hope has power – it drives us to achieve incredible things that we never thought possible or endure difficulties that previous seemed insurmountable. Unfortunately, for the same reasons, …
At the end of June, I was fortunate to spend an entire week at Camp NeSoDak. It is a Lutheran Bible Camp within the denomination that my congregation, American Lutheran Church, belongs, the …
For today, I'd like to once again hit the topic of The National Anthem. It isn't that I don't appreciate a good singer performing at a favorite rodeo; I love little kids' renditions as much as the …
Eight greedy beasts roamed the ground below me, watching … waiting. Like ravenous vultures, they circled, ready to pounce on anything that dropped to the ground. When something did, they raced to …
It’s going to be a wild week for us, and I’m trying to prepare myself for the emotional roller coaster coming with my daughter Alyssa moving back and the puppies going to their new homes. After a …
Our history
10 YEARS AGO August 8, 2012 A group of around 30 delegates from Argentina visited the Wienk Charolais Farm north of Lake Preston earlier in the week. The group was escorted by members of the SDSU …
10 YEARS AGO August 8, 2012 The Center for Rural Affairs in Lyons, Neb., has found that more people suffer from poverty and food insecurities in rural communities. Robyn Flickinger, site manager for …
Around the county
Carthage
Trinity Lutheran Church will have worship on Aug. 14 at 9:30 a.m. with Communion. Visitors are always welcome. The Campbell Straw Bale Museum meeting will be Aug. 15 at 7 p.m. at The Prairie Inn. …
Spirit Lake
Spirit Lake Presbyterian Church worship service Sunday 10:30 a.m. FM 88.1 Live Facebook Pastor Dick Poppen speaks on KWAT radio Sunday 9:30 a.m. The Daron Larson family spent some time in the Black …
Esmond
Kari Austgarden and her son Bjornar from Norway were recent visitors at the Clendening’s. Kari’s grandmother’s brother Peter Hagen immigrated from Norway and settled in the Esmond-Carthage area …
Iroquois

1942: Thrashing season has begun

August 8, 1912Iroquois now has an all-night electric light service, a step-in advance that is highly appreciated by patrons. The town board is installing lights in the alleys in the business …

Five new staff members coming to Iroquois School

Ally johnson, Ag Ed and FFA I am the Iroquois agricultural education teacher and FFA advisor. I graduated high school from Centerville, S.D., in 2018. This past spring, I graduated from South Dakota …

Oldham

Oldham community members are gearing up for a Potato Day weekend Aug. 12–14. Various activities start on Friday including a bean bag tournament and karaoke. On Saturday at 1:30, there will be a …

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
Billie Sargent was the speaker at the Presbyterian Church on Aug. 7, speaking on Psalm 19. Thank you, Billie, for such a clear picture of that Psalm. Our sympathy goes out to Mr. and Mrs. Max Miller, …
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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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