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Keep your dollars local by shopping Small Town Saturday

While much attention is given to Black Friday shopping, the mad rush to begin holiday shopping on the day after Thanksgiving, Small Town Saturday, which is observed the day after “Black Friday” …

29-Day Giving Challenge

Patti Slater, owner of Ward's Store & Bakery in De Smet, is once again teaming up with community action worker Sue Koistinen to help Kingsbury County families in need with the 29-Day Giving …

Little known facts about … Thanksgiving

• The first Thanksgiving Day was in 1621 with three whole days of celebration by about 50 Pilgrims and 90 Wampanoag Indians. Although turkey was in abundance, it was likely not the only star, but …

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A new angle on ice fishing

With the steady rumble of the fifty-year-old V-8 engine and a cloud of ether, exhaust and oil around us, we loaded our gear into the passenger compartment of a tracked time machine called a …
wrestling

Get stretched — wrestling practice begins!

Kingsbury County Knights started wrestling practice on Monday, Nov. 17. The SDHSAA has outlined COVID recommendations to keep all winter athletes safe.

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This week was an especially exciting one for District 22 and the South Dakota State Fair. A group of Huron area citizens came to Pierre and provided materials that demonstrate a strong case for the …
This week is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the season of Lent. Lent is a season in which the people of God prepare for the day of Resurrection. Lent lasts for 40 days and nights, minus Sundays, …
“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” Theodore Roosevelt appealed to Americans to “make do” with what they had at the time. Throughout our country’s history, people have …
With the bitterly cold temperatures we’ve been having, I think we are all looking for ways to stay warm. For me, it’s normally a big pot of coffee with lots of sugar and creamer. When I was a …
What is required of a Christian? The question would receive a different response from every person of Christian faith to whom the question was asked. Dietrich Bonhoeffer would respond like this: …
Our history
looking back10 YEARS AGO February 16, 2011 Boys and girls basketball kept fans busy this week including the 8th grade girls who have won two tournaments in a row. The team members are Molly Brown, …
days gone by10 YEARS AGO February 16, 2011 De Smet High School actors, under the direction of Jennifer Dobson, came away with a multitude of awards at the state one-act play contest held Feb. 3-5 at …
Around the county
Carthage
Prairie Lutheran Parish services have been cancelled for Feb. 14. Norbert Moldan recently processed a grant application for the Campbell Straw Bale Museum with the South Dakota COVID Relief Fund. He …
Spirit Lake
Brr, but it’s cold. At least the wind isn’t blowing at this writing. A temperature of 25º below on Sunday. Spirit Lake Presbyterian Church will hold Ash Wednesday services at 7 p.m. Feb. 17. …
Esmond
Word has been received of the passing of Phil Heavirland on Dec. 19, 2020, formerly of Esmond. He was the youngest son of Asa and Lydia Heavirland. The Heavirland family bought and ran the garage in …
Iroquois

1931: A drifter turned check artist?

February 16, 1911 A large number of people whose cisterns are dry are hoping for early spring rains. Next Sunday services will be as usual, but at the evening service, it being the World’s …

Erwin

Turning lemons into lemonade

The annual Erwin Legion and Auxiliary fall turkey dinner was not held due to COVID. Cathy Kazmerzak Nelson and Ron Nelson turned lemons into lemonade and hosted a small family “turkey …

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
There was no church service on Sunday, mostly because of the cold. The Rev. Richert of Brookings was to be the speaker as well as installing the newly re-elected officers. Those attending the …
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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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