Volunteering - our series on the rewards of helping your neighbors and community

Emergency medical volunteers save lives

Picture this. It’s early May; the weather is nice, and you are having a cookout at your place in the country. Extended family is invited. There is a good-sized crowd playing bean bags and a …

Volunteer opportunities for the history buffs

The last two weeks we covered volunteer opportunities for firefighters and EMTs. If an adrenaline rush or getting called to work at 2:00 o'clock in the morning is not your cup of tea, perhaps we have …

Stories
Area

Have medications you need to dispose?

On Sat., April 24, 2021, the Kingsbury County Sheriff’s office and the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) will be conducting a Take Back collection at the Sheriff’s office next to the County …

Lundquist named as new commissioner

Kingsbury County Commissioners met Tuesday for a regular meeting. It also happened to be Commissioner Jensen’s last day on the board. He has served on the board for the last 10 years. He will …

De Smet

Taking in the sights and sounds of America

The tradition for De Smet music students is to take a trip every four years and head east, entertaining at a few selected venues. Destinations have varied between Washington D.C., New York City, …

City lining up tasks for Main Street project

The De Smet Common Council held a regular meeting Wed., April 14 at 5 p.m. at the De Smet Event Center and online via Zoom. Shane Waterman, an engineer with IMEG/Clark Engineering, gave the city …

Doug Gabriel family performs Sunday

The De Smet Community Concert Series returns with live performances when the 2021 season proudly kicks off on Sun., April 25 with the popular Doug Gabriel Show direct from Branson, Mo. The De Smet …

Lake Preston

And the election winners are...

The Lake Preston City Council held a special meeting on April 14 at 7 p.m. The council opened the meeting with a canvas of the votes. Kristen Longville won Ward I with 30 votes while opponent Alex …

Sandersons receive ‘FFA Family of the Year’ award

The Brad and Kathy Sanderson family of rural Lake Preston has received the South Dakota FFA Foundation’s 2021 “Family of the Year” award. The award honoring a family's long-term involvement in …

Sports & Outdoors
A life well-played

Nice job, Coach

In the course of interviewing Marv McCune on his induction into the S.D. Football Coaches Hall of Fame, our conversation wandered from the questions I had prepared. McCune had recently been diagnosed …
Look what I caught

Early morning sunrise on the lake

The ice on the lakes is long gone, and docks are in. Fishermen have been having some luck catching walleyes at dawn and dusk. The white bass and pike are voracious on Lake Thompson. Please send fish …

Coach of the year
State B Tournament

Dogs take it one game at a time at state tourney

DE SMET VS Lower BrulE The De Smet Bulldogs played every bit like the top-rated Class B Boys basketball team in South Dakota Thursday afternoon in their opening game of the Class B State Tournament. …

Bulldogs crowned state champions

The De Smet Bulldogs boys’ basketball team was crowned 2021 State B Basketball Tournament champions in Aberdeen on Saturday night, March 20, overcoming the last obstacle in their two-year quest for a state title. What a journey it was.
Features
Columnists
Artists and medical personnel both know the importance of art. The famous nurse Florence Nightingale once said, “Variety of form and brilliancy of color in the object presented to patients are an …
I am getting pretty tired of this cold weather, but it looks like it will finally be warming up soon. While I wait for the warmer weather, this is the perfect time to get some extra baking done. Once …
Jesus speaks in two different ways. Sometimes, he tells you what to do. We call these commandments. There are some really famous commandments. You get the Ten Commandments from Moses. Those are big …
A spoon full a day keeps the doctor away. Our parents took a preventative approach to child health care, which included a daily dose of cod liver oil for Deloris and Donald. “It’s good for …
South Dakota’s jobs market is booming. Our unemployment rate is the lowest in America. Businesses are moving to our state in large numbers. But we’re always looking for ways to continue to the …
Our history
10 YEARS AGO May 11, 2011 With the end of the school year closing in, Lake Preston will be saying good-bye to another beloved teacher, Mrs. Joyce Carlson. In her 26 years of teaching, she has taught …
10 YEARS AGO May 4, 2011 Area producers are chomping at the bit to start planting crops. Unfortunately, wet conditions have put a damper on the spring planting season, both literally and …
Around the county
Carthage
Trinity Lutheran Church will have Worship May 16 at eleven o’clock. Trinity WELCA will meet Thursday, May 20 at 2:00 p.m. at Lorelee Nelson’s. Everyone is welcome. Looking ahead, Vacation Bible …
Spirit Lake
Spirit Lake Presbyterian Church Sunday Service, 10:30 a.m. in church. 88.1 F.M. Live Facebook. Adult Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Pastor Dick Poppen speaks on Radio KWAT Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Sun., May 2, …
Esmond
Adaline Reilly attended great-grandchildren Harris twins’, Skyla and Gunnar, birthday party, held at the grandparents' home in Iroquois at noon, Saturday and then the 1st birthday party for …
Iroquois

Congratulations to our Class of 2021

The Class of 2021 will have graduation on May 15 at Iroquois High School. Everyone is welcome. Class Motto: Chase your dreams but always know the road that will lead you home again. -Tim McGrawClass …

Iroquois High School Student of the Month: Skylar Owens

Aspiring to work around animals. What’s your favorite subject and why? Geography because I like learning about different places and their culture. Why is school important to you? You need a good …

Oldham

There will not be the Ramona/Oldham-Ramona All School Reunion this year due to COVID-19. The plan is to have it in 2022.

Ramona
The Oldham-Ramona/Rutland Raiders celebrated the National Girls & Women in Sports Day this year by honoring three senior student athletes: Rylie Aschmeller from Rutland Madeline Eich from …
Bancroft
Rev. Richert of Brookings was the speaker at the Presbyterian Church on Sunday May 9. He also served communion. Linda Perry and the Vin Perry family went to Webster on Mother's Day, where they met …
About the relaunch of our paper

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Our local newspaper is back and with a new name, a new look, a volunteer staff and a modern web site! Click on this headline to learn more about how it all happened.

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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 …

Join the Kingsbury Journal team!

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 …