$400 million available to local businesses

South Dakota District 22 Legislators want every eligible small business in Kingsbury County to receive special funding for revenues lost due to COVID-19. They ask all Kingsbury County business owners …
De Smet

Homecoming royalty set

Homecoming king candidates for 2020 at De Smet High School are Noah Roth, rear left, Al Dobson, Cody Cavanaugh and Ethan McCune. Homecoming queen candidates include Carly Wiese, front left, Aria …
Lake Preston

Food pantry acquires non-profit status

The Kingsbury County Food Pantry in De Smet recently acquired a 501-c-3 nonprofit status. This means that individuals or businesses can now deduct donations to the food pantry from their taxes. …

Unanimous vote to loosen COVID restrictions

Mayor Andy Wienk called this city council meeting to order with five members and city employees present. First item of business was reading and approving past minutes. The Council then moved on to …

Society adapts to life with COVID-19

Like many small museums, the Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial Society has struggled to decide how best to proceed in 2020. Normally, the Society can offer guided tours every hour in the summer; …

Sports & Outdoors
Cross Country

Bulldogs run in Deuel

The Bulldogs cross country team ran Monday in the Deuel Invitational meet at the Clear Lake Golf Course. Girls race In the varsity girl’s 5K race, Mirra Beck finished ninth out of 47 …

Divers constantly improving

Fourteen teams participated at the Arlington Invite at Lake Poinsett on Sept. 14. Divers had five of their eight runners medal on the hilly course. “I am excited to watch the kids run each week …

DHS Volleyball

Lady Bulldog round up

De Smet took second place of six teams competing Sept. 19 in a modified volleyball tournament at Lake Preston. The Lady Bulldogs defeated Iroquois-Doland and Lake Preston before losing in the …

LPHS Volleyball
Divers host invite

The 41st Annual Lake Preston Diver Invite was held this past weekend amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Many tournaments of similar make-up have been postponed or cancelled outright, but Lake Preston …

Badger Football

Homecoming victory over the Dolphins

The Arlington-Lake Preston Badgers returned to the field Sept.18 for Lake Preston’s homecoming game after a bye week, beating the Deubrook Dolphins 36-6. The win pushed the Badgers to 3-1 on …
Bulldog Football

Bulldogs shut out Estelline-Hendricks

De Smet football was back in action Friday taking on the Estelline-Hendricks Redhawks. The Bulldogs came into the matchup ranked #4, moving up one spot in the polls for the week. De Smet began the …
Features
Columnists
Serving the area since 2013, the De Smet Community Foundation continues to support efforts that help our community. The Foundation has been the community ‘go-to’ nonprofit organization …
For years, I’ve been working to advance ethanol to benefit South Dakota farmers. Our state ranks sixth in the nation for ethanol production capacity, and we produce more than 1 billion gallons …
It is a classic presentation: The middle-aged man who develops a painful, swollen, great toe the morning after indulging in a steak dinner with a few beers. The savvy clinician will immediately …
I am connected with every public-school district in South Dakota as well as a handful of private schools. I am here to tell you that they are all doing the absolute best they can to keep the students …
I love making cakes for family birthdays. Sometimes I try new recipes and make cakes from scratch, but in months like September, with birthdays every week, I tend to get lazy and buy cake mix and …
Photo of the Week

Howdy, pardners!

Fourth grade students Kaden Koistinen, left, Dakota Poe and Jacob Harrison pose for a quick picture in their western wear during Homecoming week for the Bulldogs.

Our history
10 YEARS AGO September 20, 2010 • Students lined up on the highway to welcome home the 211th Engineer Company. They were headed to a community gathering to welcome them home in De Smet. • …
10 YEARS AGO September 22, 2010 • Flags lined Calumet Avenue Sept. 17 as De Smet residents and students waited for the 34 soldiers from the 211th Engineer Company (Sapper), De Smet detachment to …
Around the county
Carthage
First Lutheran of Artesian will be hosting the outdoor service for the Prairie Lutheran Parish at 9:30 a.m. Sunday The water is just trickling over the spillway at Lake Carthage these days, after …
Spirit Lake
Spirit Lake Presbyterian Church will have drive-up services at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday. Services are broadcast on 88.1 F.M and over Facebook. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m. Students should check with …
Esmond
Rick and Vicky Aughenbaugh had lunch with their son Cory while in Sioux Falls this past week. Andy Hornig from Chewalah, Wash., visited his grandmother, Adaline Reilly, on Saturday. Deb Pearl from …
Erwin

Church has final service in historic building

After 132 years, Sunday, September 6, 2020, was the final worship service held in the church building of the Erwin Congregational United Church of Christ. The congregation, first organized in 1885, …

Iroquois

Books and rulers presented to students

To celebrate Citizenship Day and Constitution Day on Sept. 17, the Iroquois Bensley-Rounds American Legion Post #280 presented "Our Country's Flag" comic books and President rulers to Mrs. Heffner's …

Oldham

Thursday, September 24: Sloppy Joe on Bun, Green Beans Friday, September 25: Mexi Tots, Corn Monday, September 28: Popcorn Chicken, Dinner Roll, Baked Beans Tuesday, September 29: Taco Pizza …

Ramona
Thursday, September 17: Chili, Cinnamon Roll w/ Icing, Green Beans Monday, September 21: Pulled Pork on a Bun, Broccoli Tuesday, September 22: Spaghetti w/ Meat sauce, Garlic Bread, Corn …
Bancroft
Brad Magness of Huron was the speaker Sept. 20 at the Presbyterian Church. Adah and Micah Perry, children of the Alan Perrys, visited their grandmother, Linda Perry, on Saturday and Sunday. Thanks to …
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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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