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.
Celebrate! De Smet brings community together
February 25, 2015
For the full story, visit www.desmetnews.com and open the link to our eEdition. The De Smet Young Guns transformed the Laura Ingalls Wilder Elementary School armory into an elegant venue Feb. 20 for the first annual Celebrate! De Smet. The formal evening consisted of a banquet served by Countryview Catering, several community awards and musical entertainment by the De Smet High School Swing Choir and the band...
District 22 legislators in town for coffee at Oxbow
February 18, 2015
For the full story, visit www.desmetnews.com and open the link to our eEdition. South Dakota District 22 Senator Jim White (R) and House Representatives Dick Werner (R) and Peggy Gibson (D) met with about a half-dozen De Smet area residents Feb. 14 at the Oxbow Restaurant in De Smet. They also planned stops that day in Lake Preston and Arlington. District 22 is comprised of Beadle and...
'Pioneer Girl' hits number 2 on New York Times bestseller list
February 11, 2015
For the full story, visit www.desmetnews.com and open the link to our eEdition. Laura Ingalls Wilder’s autobiography, “Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography,” earned a #2 spot on this week’s New York Times nonfiction hardcover list. The book was also the top seller on Amazon for a day in late January. “Pioneer Girl,” released in November 2014 by the South Dakota State Historical Society Press, is Wilder’s non-fiction story...
Students learn broadcasting skills through Highschoolcube
February 04, 2015
For the full story, visit www.desmetnews.com and open the link to our eEdition. Fifth-grade students at Laura Ingalls Wilder Elementary School are using iPods to record and broadcast local high school and grade school events live over the Internet through a free service called Highschoolcube. LIW Principal Abi VanRegenmorter signed the school up for the service last fall. She mentors the students, but they are responsible for...
Odegaards win pork producer family of the year honors
January 28, 2015
For the full story, visit www.desmetnews.com and open the link to our eEdition. The Odegaard family received Jan. 15 the first annual South Dakota Pork Producers Council (SDPPC) Family of the Year Award. This is a new award created to honor a pork-producing family who has contributed to the long-term success of the industry through leadership and pork promotion on the local, state or national level. Odegaard farms...
New De Smet history to publish soon
January 21, 2015
For the full story, visit www.desmetnews.com and open the link to our eEdition. A new pictorial history of De Smet will be available for purchase at businesses around town in a few weeks. Arcadia Publishing’s first printing of “Images of America: De Smet” is a 128-page compendium of vintage and modern images chronicling the growth and change of the town. It was really a fun project,” author...
Local group works to improve children’s health
January 16, 2015
For the full story, visit www.desmetnews.com and open the link to our eEdition. The Coalition Preventing Childhood Obesity (CPCO) is a multi-state project funded by the United States Department Agriculture (USDA) Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) and, in South Dakota, is administered through South Dakota State University in Brookings. The goal of the CPCO is to prevent childhood obesity with the help of community members. De Smet...
County starts new year by filling several vacant positions
January 07, 2015
For the full story, visit www.desmetnews.com and open the link to our eEdition. Amy Wilkinson of De Smet was sworn in Tuesday the new Kingsbury County auditor by States Attorney Greg Gass. Wilkinson previously served as deputy auditor under Jennifer Albrecht, who recently resigned the auditor’s position. The deputy auditor’s position is currently open and commissioners will review applications. Delmer Wolkow of De Smet was also sworn...
Napa opens store in De Smet
December 31, 2014
For the full story, visit www.desmetnews.com and open the link to our eEdition. On Dec. 22 Michael Waliezer opened the doors of his new Napa auto parts store just outside of De Smet. Waliezer and his wife Jocelyn have four children and live in Bryant. Jocelyn’s brother, Jay Rosenlund, is the store manager and Michael’s father, Kyle Waliezer, is also directly involved in the business. They are also...
Ice fishing caution urged
December 24, 2014
For the full story, visit www.desmetnews.com and open the link to our eEdition. As more vehicles are reported to have been involved in mishaps on area lakes, anglers are once again warned to pay closer attention to the condition of the ice and to know where they are going. Fluctuations in temperature and rain, both of which we have experienced lately, can create weak spots in the...
De Smet firemen's Christmas tradition has deep roots
December 17, 2014
For the full story, visit www.desmetnews.com and open the link to our eEdition. A Christmas morning memory for many people who either grew up in De Smet or spent the holidays visiting relatives here, is the excitement of hearing a fire truck siren and knowing there would soon be a knock on the door. For more years than any living resident can remember, De Smet volunteer firemen...
Tour of Trees has another successful year
December 10, 2014
For the full story, visit www.desmetnews.com and open the link to our eEdition. There were 20 tree entries Dec. 7 at the Christmas tree festival at the 4-H building in De Smet. The number of entries was down by five from last year, but attendance was comparable to previous years. The De Smet Chamber of Commerce and the city of De Smet sponsor the annual event. This year’s...
New Wilder annotated autobiography released
December 03, 2014
For the full story, visit www.desmetnews.com and open the link to our eEdition. Members of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial Society in De Smet traveled Nov. 20 to Pierre to pick up 100 cases of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s “Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography.” LIW Society Director Cheryl Palmlund said board members spent four days unpacking boxes and filling orders. So far, they have mailed more than 450...
3 Reasons to Choose Your Community
July 28, 2014
Participating in Your Community = Better Community Most of us know that participating in your community makes your community better. When you start a business, do your best work at your job, join an organization or start an event in your community, you are creating the community you want to live in. ...
Online Healthcare Courses
February 06, 2014