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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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Sports & Outdoors
Fishing

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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My sister’s eyes shone as she unpacked the last item from the box of outgrown baby things she had brought to share. “Oh, DeAnn, this was yours!” She held up a small pastel-green snowsuit. It …
The prophet Elijah had had it! He had done what God asked him to do: give God’s message to God’s people. And now what did they want to do? They wanted to kill him! So, Elijah runs away, angered …
I think almost everyone grew up eating their mom’s tuna casserole, and they either loved it or hated it. I don’t remember loving it when I was a kid, but I do now. Back then, it was just …
South Dakota’s values and beliefs are rooted in our agricultural heritage and our boundless natural resources. Together they drive our economy, feed our families, and provide world class outdoor …
This week marks the season of Epiphany, which coincides with the story in the Gospel of Matthew about the Wise Men (or Magi or astrologers) who seek Jesus by following a star. I often used to wonder …
Photo of the Week

Snow much fun!

Laura Ingalls Wilder preschoolers taking advantage of what was left of a snow pile during recess include Carter Buckmiller, rear left, Zachery Stanton and Parker Crowe; and Miles Albrecht, front.

Our history
January 12, 2011 Postmaster Rick McGuire is asking folks to help their postal carriers during the winter months by clearing snow from the approach to mailboxes. This year’s …
days gone by10 YEARS AGO January 12, 2011 Twin boys were born Dec. 6, 2010, at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls to Marshall and Nicole Meier of Belview, Minn. They are named Kobe Marshall and …
Around the county
Carthage
The Prairie Lutheran Parish Service for Jan. 17 will be at 9:30 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran in Carthage. Stay in your warm car and listen to the service transmitted over the radio. The blood drive …
Spirit Lake
We have had mild weather for January in the new year — some rain and a little freezing, but warmer temperatures have melted a little more snow. Farmers appreciate this balmy weather, as they can …
Esmond
The Schlueters returned home recently after spending the Christmas and New Year's holidays with the Jeff DeBenedetti family in Tracy, Calif. History NoteDecember 1922 – The largest crowd in history …
Iroquois

Marine author connects with students

“Keep wagging your tail,” was the message shared with Iroquois Middle School students by author Craig Grossi. Craig Grossi, an eight-year U.S. Marine veteran who served in Afghanistan and a …

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

Monday, January 4: BBQ Pork on Bun, Relishes, Fruit Tuesday, January 5: Mac & Cheese, Garlic Breadstick, Relishes, Fruit Wednesday, January 6: Hot dog on Bun, Baked Beans, Relishes, Fruit

Ramona
Thursday, December 17: Macaroni & Cheese, Garlic Breadstick Friday, December 18: Roasted Turkey, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Roll Monday, December 21: Chicken Tenders, Au Gratin Potatoes, …
Bancroft
Billie Sargant of Huron gave a very interesting explanation of “Epiphany” at the Presbyterian Church on Jan 10. On Jan. 8, Linda Perry drove to Madison to share her sister Joanne Jensen's …
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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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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 …