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Our local newspaper is back and with a new name, a new look, a volunteer staff and a modern web site! Click on this headline to learn more about how it all happened.
Local News

Generous gift lightens load for future grads

Thanks to the generosity of the late Christena Beck, the financial burden of attaining a post-secondary education will be a little lighter for future graduates of Lake Preston High School. Beck, who …

Three babies, three different births

Sometimes plans don’t always go the way we want or expect them to go. Certainly, with COVID, plans have gone array in many aspects of our lives. There may be things that you are doing now or …

Need Dairy? Now They’ve Got That

The Lake Preston Food Pantry recently received a refrigeration unit thanks to a Community Relief Grant through Midwest Dairy Association, an organization which represents 6500 Midwest dairy farmers. …

Volunteers Needed for the Kingsbury Journal!

We are looking for volunteers to cover our communities and government meetings or to write features or columns. Let us know if you'd like to be part of the team bringing you your weekly newspaper!
Columnists
Now that we, the citizens of Kingsbury County, have a paper again, it is important to chronicle how individuals and businesses have handled the beginning of this COVID-19 crisis. ‘Hats …
Grace and peace to you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ! Self-control is not easy is it? The urge to serve our own interests comes naturally for us. The discipline and desire to put the needs …
Sports + Outdoors
The 31st Annual Lake Thompson Walleye Tournament is scheduled for June 6 - 7, 2020. Entry forms can be found on the Lake Thompson S.D. Tourism Facebook page or by contacting Korlyn Casper at (605) …
Restoring portions of your land to its natural state can have many benefits, including more and better cover for deer and more diverse wildlife. And it is often the least expensive alternative for …
Obituaries
Ruth Marie Muilenburg
Ruth Marie Muilenburg, 96, De Smet, died Sunday, March 1, 2020, at Dougherty Hospice House, Sioux Falls, S.D. The visitation was held …
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John E. Miller
Historian and author John E. Miller, 75, a frequent visitor to De Smet, died May 1, 2020, at his home in Brookings.Miller has …
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Joyce E. Jensen
Joyce E. (Lundquist) Jensen, 89, died on April 29, 2020. Funeral arrangements were made by Osthus Funeral Home in De Smet, S.D., and …
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Brenda Darlene Jennings
Brenda Darlene (Bucholz) Jennings, 59, died Saturday, May 9, 2020, at her home in Bancroft, S.D. A private family service was held on …
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Elsa Fetzer
Elsa Fetzer, 93, De Smet, died Tuesday, April 28, 2020, at Good Samaritan Nursing Home, De Smet, S.D. A private family funeral service …
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More about the relaunch of our paper

Join the Kingsbury Journal team!

We've managed to restart our local paper. But that's just the beginning. We need help keeping our local paper – and our communities – alive, active and connected.  Everyone can …

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Here is how the paper was printed

Our paper was printed by the same printer that printed the De Smet News and Lake Preston Times – Leader Printing in Madison. Watching a newspaper get printed was an amazing process to watch. Check out the video!

After 43 years, retirement sounds good

Dale Blegen, longtime publisher and owner of The De Smet News and Lake Preston Times, has retired after 43 years publishing the News and 36 years publishing the Times. Blegen purchased The De Smet …