The candidates answer our questions

On November 3, voters in District 22 will elect two legislators from four candidates for the State House of Representatives. Roger Chase, John McEnelly, Lynn Schneider and Mark Smith are seeking …
Election 2020

Lynn Schneider

Born and raised on a small farm in Beadle Conty. Graduated Huron High School and Huron College, major in Economics and Business Admin. Married Gloria Glanzer from Yale, …

Mark Smith

I was born, raised and educated in Huron, SD. After graduating Huron College I volunteered for the US Army and served three years. I went to Language School, POW …

Roger Chase

I am a lifelong resident of this area growing up on a diversified grain and livestock farm near Huron. I still own and operate that farm with my oldest son raising …

John McEnelly

Born and raised in Huron, SD. 1967 enlisted in USMC. Billeted for 6 months at Iwakuni, Japan Airbase located 30 miles from Hiroshima. Stationed at Da Nang, Vietnam. …

David Wheeler

I am a fifth-generation South Dakotan born and raised in Huron. I have practiced law for 14 years. My wife, Kristin, and I have three young children. l am in my ninth …
Coronavirus

Taking a closer look: COVID outcomes by age

In an effort to make more COVID-19 information available, the Kingsbury Journal will begin using a new reporting format focused on numbers. We hope to make it easier to see information at a glance …

County Commission urges mask-wearing

During Tuesday’s meeting of the Kingsbury County Commissioners, De Smet resident Kathy Hawkins, in person, and rural Lake Preston resident Joan Wollschlager, via zoom, approached the …

Courthouse reopens to public

Kingsbury County Commissioners called a special Zoom meeting Oct. 9 to issue a countywide burn ban. Commissioner Shelley Nelson said there is a resolution on file, but they just needed to put it into …

Sports & Outdoors
Cheerleading

Lake Preston hosts tenth annual cheer meet

Five competitive cheer squads traveled to Lake Preston Monday night to get one more competition under their belts before heading to Rapid City for the State Competitive Cheer Meet to be held this …

Volleyball

Divers finally taste victory in win over Bulldogs

They say it is difficult to beat a team three times in a season, and that proved to be true this weekend as the Lake Preston Divers beat the DeSmet Bulldogs at the DVC tournament held in DeSmet on …

Lady Bulldogs hit slump

De Smet 0- Hitchcock-Tulare 3 The De Smet Lady Bulldogs volleyball team lost Sept. 12 at home to the Hitchcock-Tulare Lady Patriots. Set scores were 12-25, 12-25 and 13-25. Kennadi Buchholz …

Football

Bulldogs defeat Badgers

The tail end of the Arlington-Lake Preston Badgers’ regular season has been tough—with the Badgers taking their third-straight loss Oct.16, 44-8, to fifth-ranked Class 9A De Smet. That …
Cross Country

State bound! Runners qualify in regional meet

Lake Preston and De Smet are both sending runners to the State Cross Country Meet. To qualify individually for the state meet, runners need to finish in the top 20 in their region. The top three boys …

Region cross-country meet results

The Region 2B high school cross-country meet Oct. 14 was originally scheduled to be held in Dell Rapids, but because of several COVID-positive cases among staff and students at Dell Rapids St. Mary …
Features
Columnists
As a primary care physician, I commonly encounter patients who smoke cigarettes. Most people, including those who smoke, are aware of the long term health risks posed by smoking. Of course, as a …
One of South Dakota Corn’s major industry partners is the U.S. Grains Council, an organization that consists of corn, sorghum and barley producers as well as agribusiness organizations. The …
If I ever had to choose one food to eat for the rest of my life, I think I would choose pizza. I swear I could eat it every day, and it would never get old. Every time I go visit my parents in …
“You watch for the big hand to be on the twelve and the little hand to be on the four.” My sister Dorothy remembers Dad explaining how she would know when to bring lunch out to the field. …
Last week we got to know Nicodemus a little better. He was a ruler of the Jews who sought Jesus in order to find the answer to the question, “Who gets into heaven?” Now as we come to John …
Our history
10 YEARS AGO October 13, 2010 The LPHS Drag Racing Team, with eight members, is one of the largest teams in the area; most teams have four members. Faster than you can read this article, its over- …
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
The Prairie Lutheran Parish of Trinity, Immanuel and First will have an outdoor service at Trinity at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 25. The service is transmitted on the radio so people can stay in their cars. …
Spirit Lake
By Illdena Poppen Spirit Lake Presbyterian Church drive-up services are still being held on Sundays at 10:30 a.m. They are broadcast on 88.1 F.M. and livestreamed on the church’s Facebook …
Esmond
Charemon and Annette Dunham served the Iroquois American Legion breakfast on opening day of pheasant hunting season. For the first time in 60 years, there was no large group gathering of hunters …
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

1910: Everyone invited to come dance in the new barn

October 20, 1910 Jesse Fisher went to Sioux Falls last Friday, bringing back with him a 1911 E.M.F. automobile. He was accompanied by a prospective customer from Artesian, who purchased the car …

Oldham

Oldham's Annual Fall Blood Drive hosted by the American Legion Auxiliary recently, was a great success with 26 units of life-saving blood donated! Even with the beautiful fall weather, donors from in …

Ramona
Thursday, October 15: Italian Dunkers, Fruit Salad, Vegetables Monday, October 19: Tator Tot Hotdish, Pineapple, Roll Tuesday, October 20: Walking Tacos, Fruit Cocktail, Corn Wednesday, October …
Bancroft
Brad Magness was the speaker at our church on Sunday. It is so beautiful to see all the bountiful crop that has been harvested already. The large bin is full, as well as the smaller ones, and …
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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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