Welcome to De Smet
Come to experience our heritage as the Little Town on the Prairie. You’ll witness wide open spaces and enjoy an outdoor paradise. What you’ll find is a vibrant, modern LITTLE town, with friendly people and the same spirit of family, hospitality, integrity, and opportunism always found on the frontier.
December 12, 2015
Wheaties Bar & Grill Presents JUDD HOOS live in concert at the De Smet Event Center All Ages Welcome / 8:30pm / Decemeber 12 * A Portion of the Proceeds will be donated to the De Smet Fire Department * https://youtu.be/Je3APTsu244 ...
February 19, 2016
On Friday, February 20, 2015 the De Smet Young Guns will host "Celebrate! De Smet" a semi-formal event at the Laura Ingalls Wilder Elementary School Armory. Tickets are $30 and reserved tables of 8 are $300. Tickets are available&...
Annual program honors veterans
November 18, 2015
For the full story, visit www.desmetnews.com and open the link to our eEdition. The De Smet High School Armory was decorated Nov. 11 for the Veteran’s Day program with patriotic artwork created by Laura Ingalls Wilder Elementary School students. The program is sponsored each year by the De Smet High School Student Council with active participation from American Legion Post 138 and students in grades K-12. Student...
Oral Interp team excels at Districts
November 11, 2015
For the full story, visit www.desmetnews.com and open the link to our eEdition. De Smet competed with nine other schools Nov. 4 at the District 5-B oral interpretation contest in Brookings. All nine De Smet participants qualified for the Region 3-B contest scheduled Nov. 16 at the De Smet Event and Wellness Center. Qualifiers include Max Poppinga, rear left, Jordan Rusche, Michael Schipper, Michelle Wiese, Aria...
Fallen Heroes Banner comes to De Smet for Veterans Day
November 04, 2015
For the full story, visit www.desmetnews.com and open the link to our eEdition. Army Staff Sgt. Shane Barnard of De Smet was killed on May 19, 2010, in Kandahar, Afghanistan, in the line of duty. Barnard is one of 35 South Dakota service members who died in service to their country during Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom to be honored with a Fallen Heroes...
De Smet runners place at state meet
October 28, 2015
For the full story, visit www.desmetnews.com and open the link to our eEdition. De Smet eight-graders, Reyna Beck and her brother, Baylor, both earned medals Oct. 24 at the state cross-country meet in Sioux Falls. “It was a great accomplishment for Baylor and Reyna to earn a medal at the state meet,” coach Pat Wheeler said. “Both did their workouts at 6:30 in the morning. They definitely...
Kingsbury County pheasant hunting tradition continues
October 21, 2015
For the full story, visit www.desmetnews.com and open the link to our eEdition. Dr. Doug Mair, a retired pediatric cardiologist from Rochester, Minn., made his 40th trip this year to hunt pheasants near De Smet. Mair and his hunting party didn’t quite shoot their limit this year, averaging about two birds a day per person. “The wind made it difficult, and there was some unpicked corn. I don’t...
LIW Memorial Society hires new director
October 14, 2015
For the full story, visit www.desmetnews.com and open the link to our eEdition. Tessa Flak moved to De Smet Oct. 6 from Decorah, Iowa, and the next day began her job as director of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial Society in De Smet. Cheryl Palmlund, who retired from the director’s position, will stay on for a time to do the bookkeeping and help with the transition. “It was...
New salon and insurance office open in old Berg clinic
October 07, 2015
For the full story, visit www.desmetnews.com and open the link to our eEdition. Two new businesses, a beauty salon and an insurance office officially opened for business this week on De Smet’s main street. The sign on the building still reads “Berg Medical Clinic,” but that will soon change. Stylists Arielle Miller and Allison Uttecht own and operate “The Parlour” in the former Berg Medical Clinic building...
For the Albrechts, harvest is a family affair
September 30, 2015
For the full story, visit www.desmetnews.com and open the link to our eEdition. Harvest season is underway across much of the region. On Sept. 26 in a soybean field near Carthage, members of Jack Albrecht’s family farming business were running four large John Deere combines and averaging 50 bushels of soybeans per acre. “That’s a good yield,” Greg Albrecht, a third-generation Albrecht family farmer, said. Greg’s grandfather Emil...
Good Sam changing to private rooms
September 23, 2015
For the full story, visit www.desmetnews.com and open the link to our eEdition. The Good Samaritan Center in De Smet is in the process of adding more private rooms to its skilled care center to give residents privacy and to make them feel more comfortable and at home. “Transition to a nursing home is already difficult without being told that you are going to have to share...
Little town backs up its lofty dreams with action
September 23, 2015
For the past half-century in the small towns of South Dakota, the field stretching between present and future has been filled with land mines. Steps have had to be taken to cross that field and ensure a town’s prosperity, growth or relevance, but one misstep and ... Take, for example, decisions about a town’s schools. Should we join a football co-op with the neighboring town, or...
PAP merger with Badger Co-op overwhelmingly approved in recent vote
September 16, 2015
For the full story, visit www.desmetnews.com and open the link to our eEdition. Prairie Ag Partners (PAP) and Badger Farmers Cooperative patrons Tuesday approved a merger between the two companies that will go into effect Jan. 1, 2016. A management agreement will be in place to get the Badger facility through this year’s harvest. According to Prairie Ag Partners’ website, 98 percent of Badger patrons voted in...
De Smet Event & Wellness Center receives donations
September 09, 2015
For the full story, visit www.desmetnews.com and open the link to our eEdition. The De Smet Event and Wellness Center received two significant donations Tuesday at a luncheon attended by about 35 people. Jack Crowl of Ashton, Iowa, and Becky Connor of Winfred, cattle buyers for Tyson Foods, Inc., presented community foundation members with a Tyson Foods, Inc., Charitable Giving Grant in the form of a $50,000 check. Tyson...
De Smet High School 2015 homecoming candidates
September 02, 2015
For the full story, visit www.desmetnews.com and open the link to our eEdition. De Smet High School homecoming king candidates are Broderick Poppinga, rear left, Matt Larson, Dane Coughlin and Adam Aughenbaugh. Queen candidates are Annie Schipper, front left, Trinity Miller, Hanna Gehm and Madison Birkel. Coronation begins at 7 p.m. Sept. 8 at the high school gym. The Bulldogs will play their homecoming game at...
Development centers want to do more
April 22, 2015
South Dakota business-advisory network celebrates 30 productive years An experienced network of business advisers across South Dakota is celebrating its 30th anniversary by encouraging business people and entrepreneurs to check with one of the organization’s regional offices for free help. South Dakota Small Business Development Centers have an impressive record of assisting new and growing businesses throughout the state, and they can provide even more help, says...
Celebrate! De Smet 2015
April 19, 2015
"Celebrate! De Smet" is an annual event to celebrate all the good things happening in De Smet. One goal of the De Smet Young Guns is to hold events that cater to all generations. It is important for both younger people and ‘wiser’ people to connect. That’s how our community will continue thriving while staying true to our roots. The committee invited the De Smet...