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Keep your dollars local by shopping Small Town Saturday

While much attention is given to Black Friday shopping, the mad rush to begin holiday shopping on the day after Thanksgiving, Small Town Saturday, which is observed the day after “Black Friday” …

29-Day Giving Challenge

Patti Slater, owner of Ward's Store & Bakery in De Smet, is once again teaming up with community action worker Sue Koistinen to help Kingsbury County families in need with the 29-Day Giving …

Little known facts about … Thanksgiving

• The first Thanksgiving Day was in 1621 with three whole days of celebration by about 50 Pilgrims and 90 Wampanoag Indians. Although turkey was in abundance, it was likely not the only star, but …

Agriculture
Preservation

S.D. farmers raise heritage turkeys to meet growing demand

The plump, big-breasted turkeys that will appear on millions of American kitchen tables this Thanksgiving are far different than the smaller, much rarer turkey breeds that once made up the majority …
Sports & Outdoors
Fishing

A new angle on ice fishing

With the steady rumble of the fifty-year-old V-8 engine and a cloud of ether, exhaust and oil around us, we loaded our gear into the passenger compartment of a tracked time machine called a …
wrestling

Get stretched — wrestling practice begins!

Kingsbury County Knights started wrestling practice on Monday, Nov. 17. The SDHSAA has outlined COVID recommendations to keep all winter athletes safe.

Features
Columnists
Thanksgiving is around the corner, and across the country families are planning how to celebrate with their loved-ones in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Some states across the country are …
Rev. Dr. Dietrich Bonhoeffer is one of the most famous Christians to have lived during the 20th century. As he was still “too young” to be ordained, he left Germany to study and accepted a …
Sandwiched between our traditional Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays is a day of observance that doesn’t get a lot of attention. World Soil Day, on Dec. 5, focuses attention on the importance of …
Thanksgiving Dinner was a veritable feast at our house when I was growing up, and at the time I took it for granted. Didn’t everyone enjoy the same festivities? Our mother went all out for the …
Normally, at this time of year, I would be going through all of my recipes trying to decide which ones I would be bringing to all of our Thanksgiving gatherings, but this year things are different. …
Our history
10 YEARS AGO November 24, 2010 Kyla Wolkow of De Smet was chosen Kingsbury County Snow Queen in an elegant ceremony held last Sunday night at the LPHS auditorium. This was the 55th Annual Snow Queen …
10 YEARS AGO November 17, 2010 Banking in De Smet changes Feb. 15, 2011, when Wells Fargo closes its local branch. In the last few weeks, patrons of Wells Fargo in De Smet have received letters …
Around the county
Carthage
Prairie Lutheran Parish Services will be held Nov. 29 at 9:30 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran, rural Canova. It’s an outdoor service, with people staying in their cars and listening on the radio. Harriet …
Spirit Lake
Spirit Lake Presbyterian Church is holding both indoor and drive-up services at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. If you wish to stay in your car, tune in to 88.1 F.M. Services are also livestreamed on Facebook. …
Esmond
Joanne Schlueter and daughter, Geanna DeBenedetti, of Tracy, Calif., judged the mid-America baton-twirling competition in Omaha, Neb., on Nov. 14 and held an instructional baton-twirling clinic on …
Erwin

Turning lemons into lemonade

The annual Erwin Legion and Auxiliary fall turkey dinner was not held due to COVID. Cathy Kazmerzak Nelson and Ron Nelson turned lemons into lemonade and hosted a small family “turkey …

Oldham

Thursday, November 26: Happy Thanksgiving! No School Monday, November 30: BBQ Pork on Bun, Relishes, Fruit Tuesday, December 1: Spaghetti w/ Meat sauce, Garlic Breadstick, Relishes, Fruit …

Ramona
Thursday, November 19: Italian Dunkers, Relishes, Fruit Monday, November 23: Tater Tot Hotdish, Relishes, Fruit, Roll Tuesday, November 24: Roasted Turkey, Mashed Potatoes, Turkey Gravy, Green …
Bancroft
Billie Sergant of Huron was the speaker at the church on Nov. 22. Dennis Ranschau and daughter, Donna Johnson of Huron, went to Sturgis to visit Dennis’s brother, Dean, who had a heart attack which …
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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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We've managed to restart our local paper. But that's just the beginning. We need help keeping our local paper – and our communities – alive, active and connected.  Everyone can …