South Dakota

Concerns arise over merger of S.D. agencies

Some South Dakota farmers, ranchers and environmental advocates are concerned about Gov. Kristi Noem’s plan to combine the state Department of Agriculture and Department of Environment and …

Bancroft

Bancroft was bustling town, complete with hotel — and jail

Charles Borchard of Huron was the speaker Sunday at the Bancroft Presbyterian Church. The countryside has changed a lot in the last week, so it must be fall. Some cornfields are already cut for …

Oldham

American Legion Auxiliary meets

The Oldham American Legion Auxiliary met Wednesday, Aug 26 with seven members and one guest present. They opened their meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance followed by “A Prayer for Our …

De Smet

Salute to our manufacturing companies

A major accomplishment for a rural community the size of De Smet and unknown to many people passing through the area is the fact that there is a large Industrial Park located on the east side of …

Erwin News

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

Homecoming week festivities planned in Iroquois

Homecoming candidates, and Homecoming King & Queen
Lake Preston

Candidates chosen

This year’s candidates for homecoming king at Lake Preston High School are Carter Malone, rear left, Jasper Denison and Tate Larsen. Homecoming queen candidates are Lynzie Ilenich, front left, …
Campus report

Attending college during COVID-19

This year, college at Northern State University in Aberdeen has so far been a little different. Students still find themselves rushing to class, but often, they rush back to grab their forgotten …

Kingsbury County

Active Covid-19 cases down in county

While the state of South Dakota showed record numbers of Coronavirus cases reported the last week in August and into September, the number of active cases in Kingsbury County has been reduced to …

Agriculture

Oats as an alternative crop

There is an early fall feeling in the air, and the corn and soybeans fields are maturing. We see these fields everywhere. As a matter of fact, the country landscape is mostly fields of corn and …

State Fair

State Fair show goes on

Hadlee Holt of Lake Preston showed her heifer at the FFA beef show at the South Dakota State Fair.

Sports & Outdoors
LPHS Volleyball

Lady Divers fall to Dolphins and Lady Elks

The Lake Preston Diver volleyball team faced two dominating opponents as they lost to both the Deubrook Dolphins and the Elkton-Lake Benton Lady Elks this past week. On Tuesday, the Dolphins of …

Cross Country

New layout for Salem meet

Cross country runners from Lake Preston and De Smet were once again fortunate enough to have great running conditions for their second meet of the season on Sept. 1. Twenty-two teams from Class A and …

Girls on the Run builds confidence, character

Girls on the Run, a nationwide program for girls in grades 3-5, is scheduled to begin Sept. 17 in De Smet—but only if volunteer coaches step up. Girls on the Run helps young girls with …

Look What I caught
Crappie Time! Whitney Lundberg was fishing on Lake Thompson with her grandparents, Craig and Mary Purintun, and caught this crappie along with some walleyes and pike. In addition to crappies, the …
Bulldog Football

De Smet rolls over Dell Rapids St. Mary

De Smet Bulldogs football team traveled to Dell Rapids on Friday to take on the Dell Rapids St. Mary Cardinals. This looked to be another tough battle for the #5 ranked in 9A Bulldogs, as the …
Badger football

Arlington-Lake Preston Badgers defeat Elks

It wasn’t the prettiest win, but the Arlington-Lake Preston Badgers went to 2-1 Sept. 4 in Elkton, with a 42-28 win over the Elkton-Lake Benton Elks. The Badgers now have a week off, 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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Features
Columnists
Here’s the truth: The word still — as in “don’t move” — is not in my vocabulary. Stand still? Sit still? Lie still? Nope. I shift from foot to foot or wriggle in …
This past week started with celebrating America’s workers and ended with the commemoration of 9/11, one of the most tragic days in American history. It’s important to look back at our …
The temperatures have been bouncing all over the place lately, but they may finally be leveling out a little bit. I sure hope so, because my poor thermostat is getting a work out from me switching it …
Early in the pandemic, I had occasion to page through photo albums my mother assembled during my childhood. Some of those happy images chilled my physician heart. There I was, two months old, …
“Come on in and sit up to the table. There’s always enough for one more!” The screen door creaked open as Dad ushered in a guest at 11:50 a.m. Mom was accustomed to setting an extra …
Photo of the Week

Limited out!

Trace Van Regenmorter and Griffin Clubb limited out this past weekend on their duck boat near De Smet. (Photo by Wes Clubb)

Our history

10 YEARS AGO September 15, 2010• Six seniors at LPHS have been selected as this year’s homecoming royalty candidates — although with a holiday theme and Halloween selected for …

10 YEARS AGO September 15, 2010 • There is a community gathering planned on Friday to welcome the 211th Engineer Company home from Afghanistan. • The Goss family has owned a farm in the …
Around the county
Carthage
Harriet Hattervig returned home Sept. 10 after spending time with Mark and Lisa Hinkley following surgery and rehab. Connie Larson and Jasmine of Broken Bow, Neb., are spending some time with her …
Esmond
Vicki Aughenbaugh displayed horticulture items at the state fair and received several blue ribbons on her herb plants and on numerous other garden products. Charemon Dunham received three blues, …
Erwin

Around the region

• Holly and Jerry Penn helped move Cody and Michelle (Penn) Bertram to Parker this last weekend. Besides helping move, they were able to go with their grandson to his first day at his new …

Iroquois

1950: School enrollment reaches high of 121

September 15, 1910: • A new cement sidewalk has been laid on the north side of the Cong’l church property, connecting with the new walk in front of cottage row and completing the work …

Spirit Lake
Spirit Lake Presbyterian Church Services will remain outside as long as the weather holds. They can be heard on radio station 81.1 FM at 10:30 a.m. and streamed on Facebook. Sunday School is held at …
Oldham

Thursday, September 17: Chili, Cinnamon Roll w/ Icing, Green Beans Monday, September 21: Pulled Pork on a Bun, Broccoli Tuesday, September 22: Spaghetti w/ Meat sauce, Garlic Bread, Corn …

Ramona
Thursday, September 10: Italian Dunkers, Cali Blend Vegetables Friday, September 11: Chicken Pot Pie Monday, September 14: Tater Tot Hot Dish w/ Dinner Roll Tuesday, September 15: Walking …
Bancroft
Mark Knight was the speaker Sept. 13 at the Presbyterian Church. He has been a science teacher at James Valley Christian School for 30 years. Bancroft received some rain over the past few days, …