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2012: De Smet baby named ‘Cutest Baby’ at HRMC


10 years ago
May 23, 2012

A De Smet baby was the winner of the “Cutest Baby” contest at Huron Regional Medical Center. Sophia Liu-Kott, a daughter of Jerry and Star Kott of De Smet, was born on Christmas Day. There were 32 babies in the contest whose photos were displayed on the Huron Regional Medical Center’s website. More than 1,300 people voted from 33 states, as well as Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, China, Iceland and South America. The winner was chosen via a People’s Choice vote.

25 years ago
May 28, 1997

Tex and Nancy Anderson were named Boosters of the Year Monday by the De Smet Athletic Booster Club. The award has been presented annually since 1981 to those considered top boosters. Those chosen have shown their support for athletics by attending events in all sports.

50 years ago
May 25, 1972

Laura Ingalls Wilder, author of the 10 “Little House” books of pioneering, may soon be memorialized with a special stamp issuance in her honor by the United States Post Office Department. Her many admirers all over the world agree that this is a fitting tribute to the woman who contributed so much to the literary field. A 1966 attempt for a centennial stamp for Mrs. Wilder’s one-hundredth birthday in 1967 was unsuccessful, but the efforts of that planned project planted the seeds for further pursuit of the same goal.

75 years ago
May 29, 1947

A big day of entertainment and reunion is being lined up for the annual Old Settler’s Day of Kingsbury County, June 10. Plans for the day were reviewed at a meeting of the committee chairmen Tuesday evening, with John C. Cavanaugh, general chairman, presiding. The customary parade, featuring 4-H club entries from all over the county and local business representations, will start the day off. There will be the usual registration of old settlers and their annual meeting. Dr. J.H. Hall is chairman of reception for the old settlers.

The Tri-State Amusement Company, successors to the Howard Amusement Company, brings two free acts as part of its contribution to the entertainment of the day, the first time in several years such an attraction has been offered. Lake Preston ball club is to meet the De Smet team in a game that afternoon. In different leagues, the two teams will not have met previously.


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