October 13, 2010
Four more veterans wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan are coming to the Bill and Cindy Albrecht farm for another Hunts for Heroes pheasant hunt. The Albrechts last year hosted five wounded vets to a similar hunt on their farm south of De Smet. The veterans this year are coming from Fort Hood, Texas; last year’s group came from Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas. The veterans are coming in for an Oct. 21-22 hunt. Area residents have the opportunity to meet and greet these heroes at an 8 p.m. gathering October 19 at the De Smet American Legion Hall. At that gathering, the veterans will be introduced, allowed to tell their story and they will be presented with guns and clothing donated for the cause. Hunts for Heroes is dedicated to seeing that our wounded are never forgotten. The program helps veterans do anything they once did in life with a little extra help and planning.
October 11, 1995
Approximately 170 attended the open house celebration of Ruth and Wallace Perry’s 60th wedding anniversary and his 90th birthday. The event was held at the auditorium in Bancroft and was hosted by the Rodney and Lynn Perry families. A program was presented by the Perry and Muilenburg cousins and refreshments followed. Out-of-town guests came from Oldham, Wessington Springs, Huron, De Smet, Iroquois, Arlington, Sioux Falls, Hurley, Parker, Yale, Salem, Castlewood, St. Paul, Minn. and Orland, Calif.
October 15, 1970
Entries from Kingsbury County have fared well in the fourth annual Huron Fall Round-up Quarter-horse Show sponsored by the state association. The first day of the show, Saturday, brought first and sixth places in Halter Futurity to Don Holland, De Smet, with two-year-olds, and fourth place with his 1970 stallion. In the Youth Activity classes, Curtis Paterson, Lake Preston, won first in reining, 14 and over, and in pole bending. Douglas Paterson won third in barrel racing and fourth in reining.
Winter weather came quickly and with some vengeance, last week, to eastern South Dakota, developing Wednesday afternoon and bringing two inches of snow to this vicinity, with rain intermittently. A snowfall of five inches was reported to the west and still heavier to the east and south. High school football games and other events were called off to the southeast, but the De Smet Bulldogs found a green gridiron at Howard Friday evening. There was but scattered snow cover here with a moisture total of 1.16 inches. The sun came through again Tuesday, and yesterday was bright and warmer.
October 11, 1945
Mr. and Mrs. C.J. Boyd of Oldham received a telephone call last Sunday from their son, Lt. Dale N. Boyd, who had arrived in New York that day after spending fifteen days on the water, having left Naples, Italy, September 15. He expects to be sent to Camp McCoy, Wis., where he will receive his discharge. He has spent four years and two months in the service of which thirty months were spent overseas. The last fourteen months were spent in Italy in combat duty. His parents plan to meet him in Minneapolis, Minn., as soon as he has received his discharge.
Anxiety of Lars Larsen of this city over members of his family in Norway was relieved recently when he received a letter from a sister, which was the first word in four years. They had lived in town, but because of war conditions there, moved to the country two years ago. Food has been very scarce, the bread ration small. They had little butter, meat or fish, and eggs and white flour were only for the sick, she wrote. Stores had very little to offer – towels, napkins and tablecloths being made of paper. The people have gone back to their old way of living now, as far as possible. Larsen’s father, four sisters and a brother still live there, and all were reported as well. The family lives at Flikkefjord.
October 2, 1925
Crews are already at work with the grading of State Highway No. 25 from Miner county line north to De Smet.
Mr. and Mrs. H.O. Fritzel and Harold drove to Ames, Iowa, the latter part of last week, and Harold entered Iowa State College as a freshman, following in the footsteps of his father, a graduate of the college.
Kingsbury County will again have six days of pheasant hunting, from October 30 to November 4. The limit is three a day and 15 in possession.