10 Years Ago
June 15, 2010
After the Old Settler’s Day parade, main street was filled to capacity while Groove Drumline performed. The local show choir also shimmied, shook and sang.
Florence Johnson was awarded the 2010 Community Service Award. Johnson has made many contributions to the city.
25 Years Ago
June 14, 1995
Kingsbury County Sheriff Charles Smith, is looking for tools that may have been used in a burglary. If anyone finds a pry bar and flashlight in their yard, they should turn them in to Sheriff’s Department.
The Lake Preston Times and The De Smet News have won several awards in the South Dakota Newspaper Association Better Newspapers Contest.
50 Years Ago
June 18, 1970
Four De Smet business places have re-opened and expanded with new ownership in past weeks. Deloyce Cundy, who was employed by Tommys, has opened the Mobil Station and will sell Mobil products. He will also sell used machinery on the lot adjoining the station on the east. Alva Palmlund will be handling the New Holland line of machinery, taken over from T.J. Williamson. He will be using the eastern portion of the area. Russel Hayden, who moved here from California, has purchased from the L&L Welding and will be known as De Smet Welding. A new recreation center is being established at Wallum’s Teen Town, with a new employee in charge of having it open every day and evenings, except on dance nights.
75 Years Ago
June 14, 1945
Extension of the electric service to farmers and other rural users in South Dakota following the war will depend largely upon local initiatives. Under present conditions, the only way a farmer is likely to get an electric highline service is to go after it. No electric coop or other suppliers will serve him until he has applied for service. And no one can afford to build lines in any area unless the people of the area have indicated their desire for electric service.
No nominations were filed for the four vacancies on the De Smet Board of Education within the time provided by law, and no election will be held.