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A grandfather and grandson died last Saturday night after their ATV went through the ice on the north end of Lake Poinsett. Emergency personnel from the Hamlin County Emergency Management, Codington … more
On Sept. 26, Reed Walter of Iroquois went into a diabetic coma and spent a number of weeks in the hospital in Sioux Falls. He is now home, recuperating and gaining strength. He is sleeping well and … more
This week the IMPACTED class heard Ty Eschenbaum’s presentation “Earn the Gift.” His first hurdle occurred when he got a cancer diagnosis at age 15. From then, his life was one hurdle after … more
It is a special year for De Smet — 2021 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the annual Laura Ingalls Wilder pageant. Annual is the key word. In 1951, families gathered around radios to listen to the … more
In 2020, South Dakota producers planted 4.95 million acres of soybeans, accounting for 30% of the state’s total planted acres. Soybeans are a major commodity for South Dakota in terms of both acres … more
There’s good news and bad news. Bad news is, after 128 years, the Bryant UCC Congregational Church conducted their last service on Sun., Dec. 27. Good news is, it will remain a house of worship, … more
To resolve ... what does that mean? To resolve by definition means to loosen, undo or settle. We can see this meaning in the word resolution in the sense of “an explanation or a solution.” So, … more
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 … more
At their regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, the Lake Preston School Board reviewed their current Cell Phone Use Policy found in both the elementary and middle school/high school handbooks. In the … more
The Lake Preston Athletic Boosters are going to start raffling off this Lake Preston Diver blanket.This blanket was made by an anonymous donor and was made from extra tshirts that were stored in the … more
During the second quarter of the school year, students in Mrs. Lindsay Nolte’s English-language arts classes took part in a reading challenge. The goal was to read the highest number of pages as … more
Chase the Ace, the Lake Preston Volunteer Fire Department's fundraiser, has resumed its weekly Chase the Ace raffle drawings. Garth Johnson of Arlington had the winning ticket Jan. 9, giving him a … more
The De Smet Board of Education breezed through the public portion of Monday’s meeting. They approved the consent agenda, which in part, included signed employment agreements with Traci … more
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 … more
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 … more
On Dec. 1, Sheyenne Dakota management officials announced to their employees at their De Smet manufacturing location that they would be closing the facility due to a reduction in customer demand. … more
De Smet Community Foundation Chairman Rita Anderson, left, accepts a check from De Smet High School Class of 1967 representative Jolene (Beck) Schultz for $1,079 from her graduating class. The money … more
January 12, 1911: An epidemic of La grippe is again prevalent in these parts, and many are the victims. The disease comes this year in violent form, with a variety of complications and a disposition … more
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