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Commission hears road paving request

The Kingsbury County Commissioners met at 8:30 a.m. on Thurs., June 6 at the Kingsbury County Courthouse to discuss several topics. OLDHAM ROAD Scottie Hojer asked commissioners to consider paving …

Seventy entries pack the Old Settlers Day car show

The Old Settlers Day Car Show, sponsored by Kingsbury Klassic Kruisers Car Club had about 70 entries this year. The area was packed again with beautiful classics that bring back wonderful memories …

Starting the morning off with 3.1 miles

It was a beautiful Saturday morning of Old Settlers Day. Lots of smiles and miles at the 2024 2nd annual Old Settlers Days 5K hosted by CFAVA. Over 100 participants of all ages completed the 5K this …

De Smet

Open house for new school to be set

The De Smet School Board met briefly on Mon., June 10, at 5:30 p.m. to discuss an upcoming open house at the school and to take a moment to thank the staff. OPEN HOUSE Abi Van Regenmorter told the …

Meat locker and concrete project coming

The De Smet City Council met on Wed., June 5 at 5 p.m. to discuss several topics, including a new meat locker coming to De Smet, a donation toward a concrete strip at the Event Center and updates on …

Adventure begins at your library

Adventure Begins at Your Library is the theme for this year’s Summer Reading Program at the Hazel L. Meyer Memorial Library in De Smet. The program is aimed for children three years old through …

Organizations share what’s up at roundup

The De Smet Development Corporation held their popular bi-annual meeting at the Oxbow Restaurant at 7 a.m. on Tues., June 4. Business and organizational representatives, along with community members …

Lake Preston

Donations help kids be kids – and play ball

Supporting youth programs has always been important to the Porter L. Rich American Legion Post 63. So, when there was a need for jerseys for the Lake Preston Summer Recreation program, it was no …

Summer reading is underway!

The Dorothee Pike Memorial Library has begun the summer reading program. This year’s Summer Reading Program is running from May 29 through July 26 and is designed to engage readers of all ages. …

Wienk resigns; Bumann appointed mayor

The Lake Preston City Council met for its regular monthly meeting on Mon., Jun. 10 at 7 p.m. at City Hall. This meeting saw the resignation of the recently re-elected mayor, and the appointment of …

Dorothee Pike Memorial Library kicks off summer reading program

The Dorothee Pike Memorial Library is excited to announce the launch of its "Adventure Begins at Your Library" Summer Reading Program. The festivities began with a bang on Wed., May 29, as Mr. Purple …

Sports & Outdoors
Outdoors

700 pounds of fish weighed at tourney

By Korlyn Casper The 35th annual Lake Thompson Walleye Tournament was held June 1-2, with 70 two-person teams from a four-state area participating. The tournament is sponsored by Lake Preston Forward …

Nice catch!

Garret Smith of De Smet is all smiles while proudly holding a full stringer after a good day of fishing at Lake Henry. (Submitted photo) Want to become Kingsbury famous? Hunters and fishermen can …

Lake Henry pike

Hayden Anderson caught this northern pike from the shore at Lake Henry, using a Mimic Minnow lure. (Submitted photo) Want to become Kingsbury famous? Hunters and fishermen can send fish or game news …

Cross Country
De Smet Bulldogs

Bulldog golfers compete at state

The usual ups and downs of spring weather tried to take their toll, but as we approach summer the De Smet Bulldog golf team sent six of their finest to Brookings to compete in the Class B State Golf …

Bulldogs send twenty-one to state meet

On May 23-25, the De Smet Bulldogs traveled to Howard Wood Field in Sioux Falls to compete at the Class B State Track & Field Meet. The boys placed 11th out of 45 teams, and the girls placed 30th …

Bulldogs compete in DVC conference meet

On Thurs., May 16, the Bulldogs traveled to Estelline to compete against nine other teams at the Dakota Valley Conference Track Meet. The boys placed fifth, and the girls placed eighth. BOYS 100m …

I/LP Sharks

Moore, Holt medal and break records

The Iroquois/Lake Preston Sharks competed at the South Dakota State Track & Field meet in Sioux Falls on May 23-25 and had two girls come away with medals. As a team, the girls tied for eighth …

Holt breaks aunt’s 23-year-old school records

The Sharks competed at the Hamlin Last Change Invite in Hayti on May 13. Of the 14 class A and class B schools at the meet, the girls finished eighth as a team, and the boys finished 13th. Girls Shot …

Moore, Holt pace Sharks at 281 meet

The Sharks competed at the 281 Conference Meet on May 7 in Huron. The girls finished fourth as a team, and the boys finished eighth. Girls Shot Put 2nd: Hadlee Holt 37’ 5.25” Discus 1st: H Holt: …

Athletes set new personal records

The Sharks, along with 41 other class AA, Class A and Class B schools, competed at the O’Gorman Invitational last week. Girls Discus 2nd: Hadlee Holt 117’ 8” 4X100 Meter Dash 6th: Fini Kamps, …

Holt, Moore win events for Sharks

The Iroquois/Lake Preston Sharks competed at the Estelline Alumni Track Meet last week. The girls finished 10th as a team, and the boys finished 11th. Girls Shot Put 1st: Hadlee Holt 38’ 5.5” …

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There is a man-made mountain in Rome called Monte Testaccio, which is composed of 53 million smashed clay jar shards. In the Roman Empire, olive oil was used for everything; it was, in some ways, the …
Long ago in a faraway land there lived an Empress. One late winter day, she strolled through her garden. The bleak, colorless landscape disappointed her deeply, so she issued an imperial decree. …
My first experience with cardiopulmonary resuscitation was during the summer of 1969. I was an orderly in a Minneapolis intensive care unit (ICU) when my patient stopped breathing. I called for help …
Father’s Day is this Sunday, and it’s a great excuse to spend a little down time with the special father(s) in your life. It seems like everyone is always busy, especially during the summer …
I have a deep sense of compassion and respect for our Native American population here in South Dakota. I firmly believe that we solve problems best when we work together and communicate. This is why …
Our history
10 YEARS AGO June 11, 2014 The 25th annual Lake Thompson Walleye Tournament was held June 7-8 with 65 teams competing for the top prizes. The weather was cool, but those fishing were able to catch …
10 YEARS AGO June 9, 2014 Monday at the De Smet School Board meeting, Superintendent Jim Altenburg discussed the school’s need for a better lunch fee collection policy. “We have a policy that …
Around the county
Carthage
Trinity Lutheran Church worship: June 16, 9:30 a.m. Cole Austerman will be confirmed at this service. Trinity Women of the ELCA will meet Thurs., June 20 at 2 p.m. at Lorelee Nelson’s. Bible School …
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 on Sunday: 9:35 a.m. Women’s Bible Study: Monday, 7 p.m. Dorothy …
Esmond
The Gene Schlueters and Marilyn Skyberg recently returned home following a trip to Tracy, Calif. The Schlueter's granddaughter, Caitlyn DeBenedetti, graduated with honors from the Medical and Health …
Iroquois

Hats off to a volunteering powerhouse

At just 17 years old, Iroquois High School junior Kali Burma’s commitment to community service is remarkable. Over the past year, Burma has dedicated countless hours to a variety of volunteer …

Outstanding HOSA Chapter

The Iroquois HOSA Chapter competed at the HOSA State Leadership Conference in Sioux Falls on April 11-12, where they received recognition for Outstanding HOSA Chapter, for their contribution to the …

Oldham

The Francis T. Malone Scholarship Fund was established in 1998 to encourage academic excellence within the Oldham-Ramona School District. Francis Malone understood that community involvement is a way …

Ramona
The Oldham-Ramona-Rutland National Honor Society held their induction ceremony on Mon., April 29. The four current NHS members, Clay Misar, Emily Matson, Julia Trygstad and Caden Hojer, inducted 11 …
Bancroft
The Reverend Steve Richert, Brookings, was the speaker at church on June 9, 2024, speaking on 1 John 2:15 – 27. I didn’t make it to church, but the title of the sermon was “Do Not Love the …
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