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Gathering to give thanks to veterans

The mission of Midwest Honor Flight is to transport America’s veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit the memorials dedicated to honoring those who have served and sacrificed for our country. Each …

‘Laura’s Christmas on the Prairie’

The Laura Ingalls Wilder Pageant Society (LIWPS) ran their 50th production of the pageant this last July. Now, the pageant board in cooperation with South Dakota Public Broadcasting (SDPB) will air a …

Consolidation considerations

On Oct. 29-30, the Rutland and Oldham-Ramona school districts held three community meetings to seek public input into the possibility of merging the two school districts. Tom Oster was hired to …

Classes feature 2-day ‘Footloose’ tour as special event

IMPACTED ClassesThe IMPACTED Leadership Team just announced another line-up of fun classes and tours for January and February. IMPACTED is a mixture of tours, guest speakers, exercises and games …

De Smet

Pickup your FFA items

De Smet FFA sales pickup will be Wed., Dec. 8 from 3:30 – 6 p.m. at the Ag shop on the west side of the school. Customers may pick up their items during that time. Anything that is not picked up …

Dealing with grief author at Ward’s on Saturday

James Schmidt, author of “One Man’s Grief and a Long Walk,” will be at Ward’s Store on Nov. 27 to talk about his book. Schmidt, who lost his first wife to cancer, has written this book to …

School announces first quarter honor roll

SUPERIOR— Seniors Cody Aughenbaugh, Josiah Bachelle, Kennadi Buchholz, Bella Kretzschmar, Camryn Schmidt

Lake Preston

Clarification

In the Nov.17 issue of The Kingsbury Journal, the Lake Preston School board article stated that there was some controversy regarding the football sports co-op with Lake Preston, and not all the …

DeKnikker joins scholarship committee

Karley DeKnikker, a 2017 graduate of Lake Preston High School, has joined the scholarship committee of an organization that has helped her family, Kids’ Chance of South Dakota. Kids’ Chance is a …

Bring on the fire brigade

The first fire brigade was established in 1884 with 30 members led by Chief Marshal M. J. Brennan. Buildings were then constructed of wood with very flammable heat sources. People also had straw …

Sports & Outdoors
Outdoors

Nice archery season buck

Colt Wilkinson of De Smet stuck this beauty with his bow, punching his 2021 archery tag. Please send your hunting or fishing photos to jim@kingsburyjournal.com.Have a big buck photo? We want to print …

Big bucks are on the move

Griffin Clubb harvested this nice buck last week. Check out the drop tine on the left side of the photo. Please send your trophy photos to jim@kingsburyjournal.com.Have a big buck photo? We want to …

Tailgate of roosters

As the crops have come out, the birds are getting easier to locate. There is a lot of the season's best hunting to come. (Photo by Dave Fields)Have a big buck photo? We want to print it! Send …

De Smet Bulldogs

Bulldog football players recognized

The De Smet Bulldogs football team had a season to be proud of. Advancing to the semi-finals was a tremendous feat. Listed below are some of this season’s players and their honors, recognition and …

De Smet falls in second round

Region 3B round 2De Smet ended their volleyball season with a loss to Estelline-Hendricks in the second round of Region 3B play. The Bulldogs started each set a little slowly but worked hard to dig …

Season comes to an end in semifinals

The Bulldog football team traveled to Selby on Friday to take on the Herreid-Selby Area Wolverines. Both teams entered the semi-final game undefeated, and the winner would be moving on to the state …

Dogs rush past Monarchs to semifinals

Playoff football was back in action Thursday evening in De Smet. This week’s game had the Bulldogs (9-0) taking on the Warner Monarchs (6-3) in the second round of the playoffs, with the winner …

Lake Preston Divers

Divers gear up for basketball season

The Lake Preston Divers boys' basketball team began practice Monday under the direction of head coach Brock Dufek and assistant coaches Jordan Solberg and Paydon Casper. This will be Dufek’s first …

Divers end regular season with loss at home

The Lake Preston Divers were looking to end the regular season as they started, with a win. Unfortunately, they were not able to fulfill their expectations this season. The Lady Raiders from …

Wienk runs at State Meet

Sophomore AJ Wienk travelled to Yankton Trail Park in Sioux Falls on Sat., Oct. 23 to make his second trip to the State Cross Country Meet. AJ finished 83rd out of 116 runners with a time of …

Lady Divers falter at DVC Tourney

The Lake Preston Lady Divers got off to a slow start at the DVC Volleyball Tournament this past weekend and were unable to pick up any momentum or wins throughout the day. The first match was lost in …

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Two nights ago, just before dark, I discovered a big pile of loose dirt on the back side of the duck cage. Just next to the cage was a hole that led under and into the floor of the pen. Obviously, …
It was a wonderful Thanksgiving for us. We were able to see lots of family, eat lots of food and spend a full day with my daughter, Alyssa, and her boyfriend, Travis, who drove back from Denver to …
During the Christmas season, many churches celebrate Advent. The word Advent means "coming" or "arrival." The focus is a celebration of the birth of Jesus the Christ and the anticipation of the …
The holiday season is here, and many wonderful activities are happening. As you hustle and bustle, be aware that accidents and injuries can occur. When you see a doctor, they record a diagnosis code …
Thanksgiving is a time of unity. It is a time of gathering friends, family, and sometimes newcomers into your home. Somewhere along the way, America began to forget what the true meaning of …
Our history
10 YEARS AGO November 30, 2011 Christmas Around Town scheduled for Fri., Dec. 2 will feature pasta dishes in line with this year’s theme “pasta-bilities,” and local businesses will vie for the …
10 YEARS AGO November 30, 2011 Laura Ingalls Wilder Elementary School fifth-graders designed handmade ornaments for the “Trim the Tree” contest held by American Bank & Trust. Winners of the …
Around the county
Carthage
Trinity Lutheran Church will have Worship Dec. 5 at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday School at 10:30 a.m. The Sunday School Christmas program will be Dec. 12 at 11 a.m. Everyone is welcome. The Campbell Straw …
Spirit Lake
Spirit Lake Presbyterian Church Service Sunday at 10:30 a.m., 88.1 FM Radio, Live Facebook. Adult and Children Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. All welcome. Pastor Dick Poppen speaks on KWAT radio Sunday …
Esmond
The Schlueters returned home after spending Thanksgiving Holidays with the Jeff Benedetti family in Tracy, Calif.Mark and Kara Aughenbaugh and family were Thanksgiving Day guests of Kara’s family, …
Iroquois

Time to Read ’n Roll

Last week, families had the opportunity to participate in Read 'n Roll at Iroquois School. The elementary student council served juice, coffee and rolls while parents, grandparents and children read …

Mark your calendars!

Dec. 11 is a big day for the members of the Iroquois Community, and everyone is invited to take part in all the activities. • The fifth-grade class of Iroquois Elementary …

Ramona
Members of the Oldham-Ramona School Board earned an award for their dedication to enhancing their knowledge of school board work during the 2020-21 school year. The Oldham-Ramona School Board earned …
Bancroft
Mark Knight was the speaker at the Presbyterian church on Nov. 28. Thank you, Mark, for a very informative sermon. Janice White, Brookings, and Rose Grothe spent Thanksgiving and Friday with the Dale …
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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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