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The Oldham-Ramona School District has three new hires for the new school year. Katie Wiebe will be joining the staff as the new school counselor, along with Lilianna Mallak as the new music teacher … more
At this time of year, the thoughts of children and teachers turn to school. New supplies are purchased, bulletin boards are decorated and schools are cleaned in preparation for school starting. With … more
Old Settler’s Day, a 140-year-old tradition in De Smet and the longest running celebration in South Dakota, used to take place on June 10, no matter what day of the week it happened to fall on. … more
Ward’s Store and Bakery is serving senior meals for breakfast and for lunch. Please call (605) 854-3688 to be added to the list.   Thursday, August 13: Hamburger/Bun, Baked … more
The first day of school is Aug. 20 in De Smet. At Monday’s Board of Education meeting, the board and administration discussed precautions that will be taken. Superintendent Abi Van Regenmorter … more
Opening days• K-12 starts Wednesday, August 19, 2020• Preschool starts Thursday, August 20, 2020Doors open at 8:00 a.m. If your child will be eating breakfast, please have them go to the … more
10 years agoAugust 11, 2010• Beavers caused power outage in Lake Preston on Monday morning. Shane St. Clair, the customer service representative for Ottertail, said “the beaver chewed … more
The Lake Preston Café is available for dine-in and take out. Please call (605) 847-4605 to be added to the list.   Thursday, August 13:  Pizza, Tossed Salad, FruitFriday, … more
Cortney Slaight and Phil Carmody of Sioux Falls will marry in August in Spearfish. Due to health concerns, a celebration of their marriage has been postponed until August 2021. Parents of the couple … more
Dana Felderman, superintendent of Lake Preston School, has been working for many months on preparations for students’ return to school during this coronavirus outbreak. Special plastic division … more
The Lake Preston Board of Education met Monday, Aug. 10 for their regularly scheduled meeting. Much of the discussion revolved around the proposed “Back to School Plan” presented by … more
As a sophomore at Northern State University in Aberdeen, it was very hard to find out that sophomore year would come to an end by finishing online. We had our spring break set to start on March 6 when our Friday classes were over, and classes were set to resume on Monday, March 16. None of us students knew that we actually would not be returning back to campus for the rest of the year. more
“If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will … more
Monday August 3, 2020 High 74, Low 50 Tuesday August 4, 2020 High 75, Low 50 Wednesday August 5, 2020 High 71, Low 59, Rain 0.24Thursday August 6, 2020 High 81, Low 57 Friday August 7, 2020 … more
The money collected on a $107.50 speeding ticket is distributed to the following sources: $39 to the school district in the county where the violation occurred, $30 to the Law Enforcement Officer … more
When Bob and Darlene Hauck purchased their first farm place on the east shores of Lake Thompson in 1958, it seemed the perfect place to base their farming operation and to raise a family.The farm was … more
The 12th annual De Smet Plein Air “Paint Out,” and the first virtual plein air event, was a tremendous success. The event was sponsored by the Harvey Dunn Society and held Aug. 7 – … more
Richard Henn teaches driver’s training and industrial arts at Iroquois High School. He is known for his thoughtfulness and random acts of kindness. It is not unusual for the teachers to show up … more
Cheri Fast has been selected to represent South Dakota as AgriSafe’s Total Farmer Health Coach and will lead efforts in South Dakota. Cheri recently completed the Nurse Scholar Program and … more
Ward’s Store & Bakery is serving senior meals for breakfast and for lunch. Please call (605) 854-3688 to be added to the list. Thursday, August 6: Corn Dog, Tater Tots, Beans, Fruit, … more
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