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1946: Welcome home, soldier!


August 31, 2011

Eleven members of the De Smet Christian Missionary and Alliance Church recently returned home from a two-week missionary trip to Peru. The group departed Minneapolis, Minn., July 22, and arrived home in early August. Members participating in the mission trip included the Rev. Marty Reynhout and Mrs. Linda Reynhout, David and Nathan Reynhout, Jack and Alicia Adkins, Dan and Kayli Buchholz, Paula and Tina Muser and Jamie Harty. The purpose of the trip was to help with construction of a church at Miramar, a community outside the main city of Trujillo, conduct vacation Bible school and provide dental care.

September 4, 1996

Scott Coughlin tied for fifth-place Aug. 23-25 in the State 4-H Rodeo in Fort Pierre. He placed in junior yearling bull riding. At the state event, contestants have two go-rounds in each event. Contestants in barrels, poles, goat tying and roping are timed. Those in bronc, saddle bronc and bull riding are scored. In each, when times and scores are added, the top four place. Coughlin got a 53 in the first ride and a 57 in the second for a total of 110 to tie for fifth-place.

September 2, 1971

Kent F. Sckerl, 15, De Smet, S. D., has been granted a junior membership in the American Angus Association at St. Joseph, Mo., announces Lloyd D. Miller, executive secretary. This new junior membership entitles the member to register purebred Angus at regular membership rates and to the privileges of the Association until the age of 21. At that time, junior members are eligible to convert to lifetime memberships in the Association. There were 181 young people in the United States to receive junior memberships last month.

August 29, 1946

Mrs. J.O. Purintun and Miss Helen Purintun were hostesses to twenty guests at dessert bridge Monday evening.

Miss Esther Mallery entertained at a “moving out” party at her home Wednesday evening.

Miss Helen Muser left last Sunday for Seattle, Wash., where she will spend a three-week vacation from her duties at the local telephone office.

Bud Kazmerzak arrived home Thursday, having received his discharge. He had served 21 months in Germany.

August 28, 1931

The old Hazel livery barn burned to the ground Sunday evening; De Smet firemen fighting it an hour and a half with four streams of hose to prevent spreading to adjacent buildings. The building had been recognized as a fire trap, and there had been frequent speculation as to whether a fire that took it could be kept from sweeping half the block. Saved from the flames was the White Eagle oil station, close to the old structure on the north, and the small structure rented by Harold Ryland for a hamburger stand.


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