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Team unveils creative tower designs

On Sat., Feb. 17, the De Smet Event Center was abuzz with excitement as approximately 150 attendees from across South Dakota and Minnesota gathered for the Hwy 14 Tower Design Reveal Party. The …

Delivering delicious, homecooked meals

Kingsbury County offers 60’s Plus Dining for everyone over 60 and their spouses. There are no income or heath guidelines to participate in the program. The program is offered through Inter-Lakes …

Artificial Intelligence is here to stay

Members of IMPACT learned about the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the art of flower arranging and enjoyed a valentine dinner served at Half Pint Steaks & Spirits. Artificial …

Hageman calls it like he sees it as a veteran official

High school sports are a great opportunity for students nationwide, but a vital part of the game is having effective officials. Thanks to officials like Ryan Hageman, sports are a significant …

De Smet

Main Street project timeframe outlined

De Smet City Council was held on Thurs., Feb. 15 at 5 p.m., after being postponed one day because of the snow De Smet received on Wednesday. During the meeting several topics were discussed including …

Helping students for over 20 years

The De Smet community scholarship has been helping high school seniors continue their educations after graduation thanks to the continuous support of local businesses and organizations along with …

Student performance numbers reported

The De Smet School Board met on Mon., Feb. 12 at 5:30 p.m. to discuss what class De Smet will be in football for the upcoming season, who was hired to coach softball and how De Smet School compares …

Lake Preston

Townhomes nearing completion

In a quick drive around Lake Preston, one will notice new construction in the southeast part of town. On Thurs. Feb. 22, BAMBAM Management will be hosting an open house from 5-7 p.m. at 705 4th …

Kamps appreciates learning in America

Josefine Kamps has been dreaming of being a foreign exchange student since she was a young girl. Her dreams came true when she boarded a plane in August, coming to America and the town of Lake …

Main gym bathrooms to be renovated

The Lake Preston Board of Education met for a regular monthly meeting on Mon., Feb. 12 at noon in the superintendent’s conference room. The board voted to approve moving forward with the project to …

Sports & Outdoors
Outdoors

Night on Poinsett

Mark Gieske spent an evening on Lake Poinsett chasing tip ups and caught this nice walleye. (Photo by Chris Schenkel.) Have you been out chasing snow geese? Send us your pictures. Want to become …

‘Revealing’ Towering Event to be held on Saturday Night

Saturday night will offer a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be the first to view and cast a vote for your preferred design for the proposed Highway 14 Trail Tower as the Top 20 international …

Schaeffer’s Slough Crappie

During the mid-winter warmup, ice fishermen were able to find their way onto Schaeffer's Slough. Jason from Minnesota caught this nice crappie on a recent trip. (Submitted photo) Want to become …

Cross Country
De Smet Bulldogs

Bulldogs topple Raiders to close regular season 17-3

The De Smet Bulldogs boys basketball team won their last game of the regular season with a 70-34 victory over the Oldham-Ramona-Rutland Raiders in the Ramona High School Gymnasium Fri., Feb. 16. The …

De Smet girls beat Canistota to close season

Last Monday, the Bulldog girls basketball team headed to Canistota for their last regular-season game. De Smet was slow to begin on the offensive side, with turnovers and foul trouble. They continued …

Dogs come up short vs Flyers, Raiders

de smet vs flandreau De Smet girls basketball team hosted the Flandreau Fliers on Tues., Feb.6 for a doubleheader. The Fliers are an undefeated, top-ranked, Class A team. Flandreau jumped out early …

Bulldogs finishing strong down the stretch

de smet vs flandreau The De Smet boys basketball team put together another solid outing Tuesday night, Feb. 6 by defeating the 10-6 Flandreau Fliers 50-29 in the De Smet Dog Pound with an all-around …

Dogs double up with two Hawk road wins

De SMet vs Colman-Egan The De Smet boys basketball team took to the road this week, traveling on a foggy Friday night to take on Colman-Egan, where they defeated the Hawks 70-30. The Bulldogs jumped …

I/LP Sharks

Sharks head into postseason with 9-11 record

I/LP VS colman-egan The Iroquois/Lake Preston (I/LP) Sharks girls basketball regular season has come to an end. They finished with a 9-11 record after falling in their final games to Colman-Egan and …

Sharks lose to Hawks, Blackhawks

The Iroquois/Lake Preston (I/LP) Sharks boys high school basketball team faced a tough week with back-to-back losses. The first clash was at home against the Colman-Egan Hawks, resulting in a 49-71 …

Lady Sharks notch back-to-back wins

I/LP VS Wolsey-wessington The Iroquois/Lake Preston (I/LP) Sharks girls basketball team got back to their winning ways this week, beating the Wolsey-Wessington Warbirds and the Sunshine Bible Academy …

Sharks down Cardinals 69-63

After a hectic week of boys basketball, the Iroquois/Lake Preston (I/LP) Sharks had a much-needed break in the action this past week, facing only one opponent. However, that one opponent would come …

Sharks battle through mid-season stretch

I/LP VS CASTLEWOOD The Sharks girls basketball team was back in action on their home court in Lake Preston for a doubleheader against the Castlewood Warriors after a weeklong break following the 281 …

Features
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In South Dakota, we respect the freedom to work. That is how America was built. We each have the freedom to get up every morning and to provide for ourselves and our families. That’s the American …
The house smelled of lemons. Voice and vacuum noise echoed from the living room. Mom and my sisters were spring cleaning - dusting, polishing, vacuuming behind furniture. For some unexplainable …
“Our mouths were filled with laughter, our tongues with songs of joy.” Psalm 126:2 If you know me, you know I love a meaty conversation, but I'm also a huge fan of humor. Laughter was a valuable …
If you’re trying to eat healthily, there is nothing worse than biting into a limp piece of lettuce or a soggy crouton. This week, I’m sharing some tips on how to store salads, so they last longer …
“No man is an island, entire of itself, every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main.” This is the beginning of a poem from 1624. In it, the poet John Donne appreciates how humans …
Our history
10 YEARS AGO February 19, 2014 Jennifer Tande, a student at Dakota State University in Madison, has been assigned to student teach at Arlington Elementary School. Tande, an elementary education …
25 YEARS AGO February 17, 1999 Cory Roth hit his 1,000th career point Tuesday in a home game against Alpena-Wessington Springs. The milestone was set early in the first quarter. SENIOR ON PARADE …
Around the county
Carthage
Trinity Lutheran Church will have worship on Sat., Feb. 24 at 6 p.m. Immanuel, rural Iroquois, will have Sunday Services at 9 a.m., and Artesian will have worship on Sunday at 11 a.m. Pastor Al …
Spirit Lake
Spirit Lake Presbyterian Church Youth Group Bible Study is Wednesday at 7 p.m. Ash Wednesday service was canceled. Can be seen on livestream. A birthday card was signed by all attending Sunday …
Esmond
Rick and Vicky Aughenbaugh had as guests on Super Bowl Sunday Jack and Donna Steele of Wolsey. Travis and Michelle Bornitz, Richard and Nancy Bornitz, the Jason Holter family, Kim Sherman and girls …
Bancroft
I didn’t get to church on Sun., Feb. 18, but I did listen to a couple of sermons on TV. One talked about being different. I don’t know who he was, but he was talking about how being a Christian …
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