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Do you know how lucky we are to live only 10 minutes from two of the most beautiful lakes around? It is extra nice for me because I get to share these lakes with my husband Jay and my brothers Tom … more
As a boy, retired Minnesota Viking linebacker and NFL broadcaster Ben Leber had aspirations of being an astronaut or joining the Air Force. He didn’t start playing football until he was a … more
De Smet area youth practice social distancing June 25 as they cool off in the De Smet swimming pool. more
Play ball! The Lake Preston Ball Diamond is looking good after the updates made by the city. Summer baseball and softball was originally cancelled due to COVID-19 but has recently rescheduled for the … more
Tuesdays 8:00 a.m. – Senior LeagueTuesdays 5:00 p.m. – Ladies NightWednesdays 5:00 p.m. – Men’s NightThursdays 5:00 p.m. – Couples NightFriday, June 26 @ 6:00 p.m. … more
Doubled Up! Pictured are Colton and his dad Jake Nelson of Lake Preston with a nice pair of Lake Thompson walleyes. Father’s Day weekend was busy at the lake, as Lake Thompson Recreation area … more
I was an awkward and chubby little kid. I wore glasses, had one heck of a cowlick and fit snugly in my “husky” sized Plain Pocket jeans from the shelves of JC Penney. I was okay at … more
De Smet baseball players are back at bat after some games were postponed because of coronavirus concerns. De Smet teams played at Estelline on June 15, and they hosted Estelline June 18 for their … more
Chad Mohns of Jackson, Minn. landed this nice walleye on Lake Albert last week. Fishing on Lake Poinsett, Lake Albert and Lake Thompson has been good when the wind is manageable. The fish have … more
Last summer, flooding caused many campers to cancel their reservations at Lake Thompson Recreation Area. Portions of the road leading into the park, along with the swim beach, were underwater due to … more
Reprinted with permission from the Watertown Public Opinion. Last week we highlighted the athletic accomplishments of Lake Preston High School over the past 35 years. It would be easy to say De … more
The Iroquois Sports Day committee met at Iroquois Store to discuss plans for the upcoming event. The annual celebration will be shortened to one day, Saturday, July 18. This year’s theme is … more
Youth baseball was scheduled to begin last week for De Smet players, with the first home games scheduled on Monday. Because there are now positive cases of COVID-19 in De Smet, games and practices … more
It’s official. With baseball and softball seasons in Lake Preston underway, summer can finally start. On a unanimous vote last Monday night, the Lake Preston City Council decided to re-instate … more
Reprinted with permission from the Watertown Public Opinion. Next week we will highlight the athletic accomplishments of De Smet High School over the past 35 years. Two state Class B girls’ … more
Sixty-one teams competed for more than $9,200 in cash prizes during the 31st Annual Lake Thompson Walleye Tournament on June 6 and 7. The event was organized by the Lake Preston Chamber/Four Lakes … more
Cody Magnuson of Madison, S.D. landed this 7.89# walleye during the 31st Annual Lake Thompson Walleye Tournament. Cody and his partner placed 4th in the event. Walleye fishermen have been having … more
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