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In the northwest corner of Kingsbury County lies a place of memories. If you are quiet, you will hear the laughter echoing in the trees. It is a place of picnics, both for families and … more
An early birthday gift! Jackson Sauter landed his personal best walleye the day before his sixth birthday. The Lake Thompson fish was caught in 20 feet of water on a crankbait and measured 23 … more
The De Smet girls’ 10-and-under softball team had a short season, playing against only two other teams this year: Lake Preston and Willow Lake. Shelby Sattler, rear left, and Jason Gruenhagen … 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.— Couple’s NightFriday, July 10 @ 6:00 … more
The Lake Preston and De Smet communities have had their share of drag racers for many years. This summer, some Lake Preston high school students and one junior high driver have once again become … 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, July 3rd @ 11:00 … more
Shallow water walleye! Casting a Rapala X-Rap into the shallow water shoreline caught Mike Beyer this 22” walleye on Lake Thompson. Even with warming water temperatures, shallow water has … more
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
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