days gone by

2012: Three return home after yearlong deployment


10 years ago
May 16, 2012

Geoffrey Langland, Jason Madison and Seth Wallen, all of De Smet, were among the 184 soldiers in the National Guard’s 200th Engineer Company who were reunited with family, friends and community members May 12 after a yearlong deployment to Afghanistan. The soldiers received a heroes’ welcome as hundreds of people gathered to cheer and greet the returning South Dakota Army National Guard unit along the streets of Fort Pierre and Pierre. More than 2,000 people were in attendance at Riggs High School for a welcome-home ceremony held in their honor.

25 years ago
May 21, 1997

Luella Bau reports that at least 17 area people share May 26 as a birthday. Those sharing birthdays include Orville and Luella Bau, Curt Bau, Mark Hoek, Ken Roeder, Rod Grismer, Rich Zeller, Ed Book, Jennifer Peckenpaugh, Kaylee Geiman, Matthew Carroll and Ron Kaufman, all of De Smet. In addition, former De Smet residents Ron Albrecht, Don Hawkins of Watertown, Sue Koistinen of Bryant, Bradley Sneesby of Lake Preston and Doug Fast of Iroquois all have May 26 birthdays.

50 years ago
May 19, 1972

You’re invited to De Smet Auto Sales’ Grand opening May 19 - 20. There's a brand-new good guy in De Smet, and he wants you to come in and see the complete line of 1972 Dodge cars. — Dart, Dart Demon, Challenger, Charger, Coronet, Polaris and Monaco. He’s also got a full line of Dodge vans, wagons and pickups. Of course, he’ll be offering those Dodge Special packages; specially equipped Polaris Custom or Monaco with one-half off the sticker price on air-conditioning; specially equipped Dart Swinger two-door hardtop or Dart Custom four-door sedan, Coronet Custom and Crestwood station wagons with power steering and power front disc brakes at no extra charge. Stop in and meet the newest Dodge Boys in De Smet. They’ll be glad to see you —and glad to help you, whether you’re buying a new car or need service on your old one.

75 years ago
May 22, 1947

Al Kayser has purchased the former Colwell building on Second Street for establishing his dry-cleaning plant, and work has already begun to make the structure ready for his use.

He will visit Minneapolis to secure the equipment needed to start the plant.


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