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Lake Preston fires up the grill for kids

Living in a small town has benefits, and when there is a need in the community, it usually does not take long for people to come up with a solution. That is exactly what happened in Lake Preston. …

Nostalgic touring group makes pit stop

The Dodge Brothers Club cruised into De Smet around noon on Tues., June 11, taking a pit stop at the Event Center parking lot during their 36th annual International Dodge Brothers Club Meet. Every …

Students earn Dean’s List honors

South Dakota State Spring 2024 Dean's List More than 3,300 students from 40 states and 37 foreign nations were recognized for their outstanding academic performance over the spring 2024 semester at …

Iroquois SportsDay

The Iroquois Sports Day committee has been busy planning their annual event to be held July 19-21. This year’s theme is “Getting Down on the Farm.” The weekend events start at 6 p.m. on Friday …

De Smet

New exhibit and tour offer fresh insights

This summer, De Smet, S.D. invites you to step back in time with two unique experiences that celebrate the legacy of Laura Ingalls Wilder. The Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial Society proudly presents …

Students finish on top at Soil Days

Members of the De Smet FFA land and homesite judging team competed in the 19th annual Soil Days in Watertown June 11–13. Logan Nielsen competed in the FFA division and placed first. Chase Temme …

Open house for new school to be set

The De Smet School Board met briefly on Mon., June 10, at 5:30 p.m. to discuss an upcoming open house at the school and to take a moment to thank the staff. OPEN HOUSE Abi Van Regenmorter told the …

Meat locker and concrete project coming

The De Smet City Council met on Wed., June 5 at 5 p.m. to discuss several topics, including a new meat locker coming to De Smet, a donation toward a concrete strip at the Event Center and updates on …

Lake Preston

Spreading the table for customers

What started as an open house fifteen years ago has now turned into an annual event. When the local bank in Lake Preston became First National Bank, an open house was held in June to introduce …

Warne retires as elementary secretary

After over three decades of unwavering dedication to the Lake Preston School District, Tersia Warne, the heart and soul of our administrative team, is bidding farewell to her role as the long-time …

CTE program deemed great addition to curriculum

The Lake Preston Board of Education held its regular monthly meeting on Mon., Jun. 10 at noon in the superintendent’s conference room. In addition to agreeing to apply for a grant for their Career …

Donations help kids be kids – and play ball

Supporting youth programs has always been important to the Porter L. Rich American Legion Post 63. So, when there was a need for jerseys for the Lake Preston Summer Recreation program, it was no …

Summer reading is underway!

The Dorothee Pike Memorial Library has begun the summer reading program. This year’s Summer Reading Program is running from May 29 through July 26 and is designed to engage readers of all ages. …

Sports & Outdoors
Outdoors

Beauty of a bronzeback

Craig Lee of Huron caught this giant smallmouth bass north of Webster. (Submitted photo) Want to become Kingsbury famous? Hunters and fishermen can send fish or game news to jim@kingsburyjournal.com …

700 pounds of fish weighed at tourney

By Korlyn Casper The 35th annual Lake Thompson Walleye Tournament was held June 1-2, with 70 two-person teams from a four-state area participating. The tournament is sponsored by Lake Preston Forward …

Nice catch!

Garret Smith of De Smet is all smiles while proudly holding a full stringer after a good day of fishing at Lake Henry. (Submitted photo) Want to become Kingsbury famous? Hunters and fishermen can …

Cross Country
De Smet Bulldogs

Bulldog golfers compete at state

The usual ups and downs of spring weather tried to take their toll, but as we approach summer the De Smet Bulldog golf team sent six of their finest to Brookings to compete in the Class B State Golf …

Bulldogs send twenty-one to state meet

On May 23-25, the De Smet Bulldogs traveled to Howard Wood Field in Sioux Falls to compete at the Class B State Track & Field Meet. The boys placed 11th out of 45 teams, and the girls placed 30th …

Bulldogs compete in DVC conference meet

On Thurs., May 16, the Bulldogs traveled to Estelline to compete against nine other teams at the Dakota Valley Conference Track Meet. The boys placed fifth, and the girls placed eighth. BOYS 100m …

I/LP Sharks

Moore, Holt medal and break records

The Iroquois/Lake Preston Sharks competed at the South Dakota State Track & Field meet in Sioux Falls on May 23-25 and had two girls come away with medals. As a team, the girls tied for eighth …

Holt breaks aunt’s 23-year-old school records

The Sharks competed at the Hamlin Last Change Invite in Hayti on May 13. Of the 14 class A and class B schools at the meet, the girls finished eighth as a team, and the boys finished 13th. Girls Shot …

Moore, Holt pace Sharks at 281 meet

The Sharks competed at the 281 Conference Meet on May 7 in Huron. The girls finished fourth as a team, and the boys finished eighth. Girls Shot Put 2nd: Hadlee Holt 37’ 5.25” Discus 1st: H Holt: …

Athletes set new personal records

The Sharks, along with 41 other class AA, Class A and Class B schools, competed at the O’Gorman Invitational last week. Girls Discus 2nd: Hadlee Holt 117’ 8” 4X100 Meter Dash 6th: Fini Kamps, …

Holt, Moore win events for Sharks

The Iroquois/Lake Preston Sharks competed at the Estelline Alumni Track Meet last week. The girls finished 10th as a team, and the boys finished 11th. Girls Shot Put 1st: Hadlee Holt 38’ 5.5” …

Features
Columnists
This week, I had the opportunity to spend time with a group of people involved with our foster care system and some of the young people who participate in it. Our Secretary of Social Services invited …
It was like a Wish Book. The 170-page catalog revealed pictures of thousands of items, everything from towels and teapots to pianos and cars. A price appeared alongside each item. Unlike a Wish Book, …
For a time quite a few years ago, our young family lived in the woods of New York in a rented house halfway up a wooded hill, which was usually very beautiful and tranquil. Usually. One early summer …
Doctors write prescriptions for medications all the time. However, have you ever heard of a doctor prescribing a walk in the park? While this prescription will not fit in a bottle, it can pack some …
Our history
10 YEARS AGO June 18, 2014 Michael Koch, MD received the 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award May 9 at the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine at the Hilton Garden Inn in Sioux Falls. …
10 YEARS AGO June 16, 2014 The De Smet Common Council voted unanimously on June 11 to provide $10,000 to a group of De Smet citizens who want to improve Rose Vincent Park. “We have to consider that …
Around the county
Carthage
Trinity Lutheran Church worship: June 23, 2024, 11 a.m. with communion Visitors are always welcome. The Campbell Straw Bale Museum is open Saturday and Sunday afternoons or anytime by appointment. …
Spirit Lake
Spirit Lake Presbyterian Church worship: Sunday, 10:30 a.m. FM 88.1 Live Facebook. Pastor Dick Poppen speaks on KWAT radio Sunday at 9:35 a.m. Monday: Women’s Bible Study, 7 p.m. The Bible School …
Esmond
Travis and Michele Bornitz and family were in Harrisburg for a gathering of the Story family birthdays held Saturday. On Sunday, the Bornitz family installed the poles for the Frisbee Disc Golf …
Iroquois

Hats off to a volunteering powerhouse

At just 17 years old, Iroquois High School junior Kali Burma’s commitment to community service is remarkable. Over the past year, Burma has dedicated countless hours to a variety of volunteer …

Outstanding HOSA Chapter

The Iroquois HOSA Chapter competed at the HOSA State Leadership Conference in Sioux Falls on April 11-12, where they received recognition for Outstanding HOSA Chapter, for their contribution to the …

Oldham

The Francis T. Malone Scholarship Fund was established in 1998 to encourage academic excellence within the Oldham-Ramona School District. Francis Malone understood that community involvement is a way …

Ramona
The Oldham-Ramona-Rutland National Honor Society held their induction ceremony on Mon., April 29. The four current NHS members, Clay Misar, Emily Matson, Julia Trygstad and Caden Hojer, inducted 11 …
Bancroft
I didn’t get to church again this Sunday, so I don’t know who the speaker was. I do not have the scripture for you to read for yourselves. I’m sorry about that; I hope to get there next Sunday. …
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SD Public Broadcasting features Kingsbury Journal

The story of the Kingsbury Journal and how it became a reality was featured during the September 7th episode of Dakota Life on the South Dakota Public Broadcasting television channel. Broadcasters …

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