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Helping projects get off the ground

Kingsbury County Board of County Commissioners met on Tues., Jan. 17. With only a few brief items on the agenda that needed to be addressed, the majority of the time was spent listening to Todd Kays …

Knight and Hageman join Country Club board

At the 2023 Kingsbury County Country Club (KCCC) annual meeting held on Mon., Jan. 16, two long-time board members, Dennis Helms and Drew Casper, let their board terms expire and stepped down from …

Tour of local businesses makes an impression

The IMPACT group toured several businesses and De Smet schools this week. “Wow, I can’t believe we have all of this in De Smet!” was a comment heard many times. UltiMed, Inc., a company located …

De Smet

One Act Play is heading to state

On Wed., Jan. 18, 2023, the De Smet High School one-act play cast, coached by DHS alumni Nikki Berg and Sydnee Winter, performed "Frumpled Fairy Tales" at the Region One-Act Play competition in …

Boutiques coming to Calumet Ave.

On Fri., Jan. 27, at 1 p.m. there will be a grand re-opening and ribbon cutting for Riggins Rustic Design LLC and Bar S Chic Boutique at 110 Calumet Ave. SE in De Smet, with hot cocoa and cider …

Local teen wins pageant title

De Smet High School junior Calliana “Calli” Fields competed with several other teens this past Saturday at a local title pageant sponsored by the Miss America Organization and held at South …

City hoping to be chosen for CIP

De Smet City Council met on Wed., Jan 11, at the De Smet Event Center to discuss several items. The main topic of discussion was the De Smet Development Corporation informing the council of a Capital …

De Smet featured in leadership cohort

What does a Hutterite colony, a tour bus full of people and De Smet have in common? Leadership South Dakota! Rita Anderson and Jamie Lancaster of the De Smet Development Corporation partnered with …

Lake Preston

Lucky 7’s Boutique – dream come true

Every little girl dreams about what her prom dresses and wedding dress will look like one day, but imagine helping people find clothes that express their personality and help them look their best. …

Carlson headed to All-State Band

The South Dakota Music Education Association (SDMEA) will present the Middle School All-State Jazz Band at the Performing Arts Center in Mitchell, S.D., on Feb. 3-4, featuring two big bands directed …

Museum winter hours

The staff will be happy to show off the history of Lake Preston for anyone visiting, for family reunions or for any occasion. Just call the number on the sign in front of the museum.

Annual lutefisk and ham supper planned

The North Preston Lutheran Church has brought back the Annual Lutefisk and Ham supper on Sun., Feb. 9 at the North Preston Lutheran Church. The meal is from 4-7 p.m. and consists of lutefisk, ham, …

Schedule set to make up snow days

The Lake Preston Board of Education met on Wed., Jan. 11, 2023, at 5:30 p.m. in the superintendent’s conference room. Much of the meeting was taken up with discussion on setting make-up days for …

Sports & Outdoors
Outdoors

True fisherman

Tyson Buer caught this walleye all by himself on Sunday! 

A family of crappies

Tessamae, Cael and Timothy Pacheco all participated in the Future Fishermen’s Derby, and each caught a nice crappie. (Submitted photo)Want to become Kingsbury famous? Send submissions to …

Nice catch!

Ethan Palmlund caught this cobia off the coast of Florida while on vacation. Cobia are related to remora and often mistaken by swimmers as sharks. They are sought-after as table fare. (Submitted …

Cross Country
De Smet Bulldogs

Bulldogs hitting mid-season stride

DE SMET vs CASTLEWOOD The De Smet Bulldogs boys basketball team seems to be back on track after their disappointing loss at Hamlin last Tuesday. The Bulldogs have put together three straight …

De Smet works through tough week

De Smet at Hamlin Heading north on Tues., Jan 17 for a doubleheader, the De Smet Bulldogs played one of the top-rated Class A teams in the state at the Hamlin School District. De Smet's JV girls …

Bulldogs tame Tigers 59-48

The second doubleheader of the week for the Bulldogs was on Tues., Jan.10, hosting the Tigers from Howard. The JV girls basketball team started off the night with a nice win, 35-29. The varsity began …

Bulldogs edge Sharks in first meeting

The Iroquois/Lake Preston Sharks hosted the De Smet Bulldogs in a double header on Thurs. Jan. 12 in Lake Preston. The battle of the Bulldogs being the school in between the two combined opponents …

Bulldogs win Border Battle

De Smet vs pipestone area The De Smet Bulldogs boys basketball team rose to the occasion Saturday afternoon, Jan. 14, with an impressive 52-40 win over Minnesota Class AA Pipestone Area Arrows in the …

I/LP Sharks

Lady Sharks are consolation champs

I/LP vs Wessington springsThe Sharks Girls Basketball team finished as consolation champions in the 281 Conference Tournament. They opened the tournament against the number three seed in the …

Spartans roll on the Sharks

I/LP vs wessington springsThe final round of the 281 Conference Tournament was played on Thurs., Jan. 19, at 1:30 p.m. in the Huron Arena against the Spartans from Wessington Springs. It was not the …

Sharks beat the Cardinals

I/LP vs arlingtonThe Sharks girls basketball team hosted two games this week in Lake Preston, taking on both Arlington and De Smet (covered on page 28.) They started the week playing a doubleheader …

Sharks fall to Bulldogs and Pirates

I/LP vs De SmetThe Iroquois/Lake Preston Sharks hosted the De Smet Bulldogs on Thurs., Jan. 12, in a doubleheader at Lake Preston. The Sharks would score nine points in the first quarter with the …

Sharks improve to 5-1

I/LP vs DeubrookThe Sharks hosted the Deubrook Area Dolphins at Lake Preston on Fri., Jan. 6, in a gym filled with local and visiting fans. The Dolphins started the game with an effective press, …

Features
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This week, we welcomed the South Dakota State University football team to the South Dakota State Capitol in Pierre. On January 8th, the Jackrabbits brought home a Football Championship Subdivision …
If you could make it, you didn’t buy it. It was the way of life back when we were growing up on the farm. I always figured it was a matter of economics. Making foods from scratch saved money, and …
Do we take God’s grace for granted? Throughout history God could have passed judgement and justice on humankind, but by His grace, He didn’t. When God created Adam and Eve, God showed grace when …
Pasta is one ingredient that I use often, but it can sometimes be tricky to get it done just right. The most common mistake is over- or undercooking pasta. I used to overcook my pasta, because I …
I probably don't need to tell you about stress. We all face it. Today is a good day for a lesson on the subjectstressA young lady confidently walked around the room with a raised glass of water while …
Our history
10 YEARS AGO January, 23, 2013 An ice fishing tournament is scheduled for this Saturday as a fundraiser for the American Legion’s new roof. The tourney is hosted by The Bait Box, Boomers, North …
10 YEARS AGO January 23, 2013 De Smet High School Class of 2012 graduates Kenna Hojer and Skyla Halverson are two of the daring (some might say crazy) people who will jump into an icy lake Feb. 16 to …
Around the county
Carthage
Trinity Lutheran Church will have Worship Sun., Jan. 29 at 9 a.m. Sunday School will meet Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. at Lorelee Nelson’s. Trinity Women of the ELCA met last Thursday with Shirley Stroud …
Spirit Lake
Spirit Lake Presbyterian Church Worship service Sunday 10:30 a.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. FM 88.1 Live FacebookPastor Dick Poppen speaks on KWAT radio Sunday 9:30 a.m. Wednesday – Confirmation …
Esmond
Annette and Charemon Dunham attended the funeral of Lois Larson on Sat., Jan. 21 in De Smet, S.D. Dale, Barb and Adaline Reilly, Annette and Charemon Dunham and Marlin Clendening attended the …
Iroquois

Brother and sister take a road trip

Sarah Nelson and Rosalie Wehlander will be performing "Birdgirl on Walkabout" by James Armstrong, produced by special arrangement with BigDog/Norman Maine Publishing LLC, Rapid City, S.D., at the …

1943: New victory tax applies to everybody

January 7, 1943A troop train, headed east with about 500 soldiers aboard, stopped in Iroquois for about half an hour Sunday afternoon, and the boys really made business boom for a while. The drug …

Oldham

On Sun., Nov. 27, the Oldham Legion Auxiliary and the Oldham Area Improvement hosted their well-attended annual Christmas celebration in the gym. The celebration involved Santa, singing, games and a …

Bancroft
Billie Sargent was the speaker at the Bancroft Church on Sun., Jan. 22, speaking on how our plans can change in the blink of an eye, and we think it is not better for us because it seems to worsen …
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