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.
Winter Wonderland festival promises fun
December 04, 2013
For the full story visit www.desmetnews.com and open the link to our eEdition. All the fun will be packed into one big day Sunday at Frosty’s Winter Wonderland at the Kingsbury County 4-H Center in De Smet. The doors open at 10 a.m. for people to come view the Christmas tree display and vote for their favorites in the most beautiful and most creative trees and best...
Ward's 29-day giving campaign
November 27, 2013
For the full story visit www.desmetnews.com and open the link to our eEdition. People have another two weeks to contribute to the 29-day giving challenge. The annual challenge began Nov. 13 and runs until Dec. 12. This is the fifth year the project has been done locally. It is part of a global project that encourages people to give one thing away every day for 29 days. The...
Chamber kicks off 'Small Town Saturday'
November 20, 2013
For the full story visit www.desmetnews.com and open the link to our eEdition. On Nov. 30, for the first time, De Smet Area Chamber of Commerce will join other small towns across the country in celebrating small-town businesses with its “Small Town Saturday” promotion. The event will entice shoppers to holiday shop in De Smet on Black Friday and the following Saturday. “If you don’t support local...
"The Foreigner" entertains
November 13, 2013
For the full story visit www.desmetnews.com and open the link to our eEdition. The Huron Area Community Theatre presentation of Larry Shue’s comedy “The Foreigner” had the audience rolling in the aisles and guessing about what might happen next when it opened last weekend at the Huron Fine Arts Center. Trey Karlen of De Smet directs the two-act play centering on Charlie, a shy introvert played by...
10 States Where Youth Rules 2013
November 08, 2013
by Richard Barrington | MoneyRates.com Senior Financial Analyst, CFA Where should a young person go today to make his or her fortune? With student loan burdens soaring and youth unemployment rates in the double-digits, this isn't an easy question to answer. There are plenty of obvious candidates, such as the traditional youth meccas of New York and California. But what if you ignored the clichés and considered...
Bulldogs travel to Hill City
November 06, 2013
For the full story visit www.desmetnews.com and open the link to our eEdition. De Smet-Iroquois traveled to Hill City Oct. 29 to meet the hosting Rangers for a first-round Class 9AA football playoff game. They lost 38-6, ending their season. “This was a tough game for us,“ said coach Mike Warne. “We struggled stopping the run and didn’t get much going for our offense until the second...
October 30, 2013
For the full story visit www.desmetnews.com and open the link to our eEdition. On a short stretch of a seldom-traveled dirt road between the small Miner County towns of Carthage and Fedora, for as long as people in the area can remember, there have been stories of the “spooklight,” an unexplained light that appears out of nowhere and then disappears. A farmhouse and outbuildings that once stood...
Hunters bag fewer birds for opener
October 23, 2013
For the full story visit www.desmetnews.com and open the link to our eEdition. Pheasants were “few and far between” according to Donte Weed, a pheasant hunter from Foreman, AR. This seemed to be the general consensus among hunters in our area opening weekend. According to the South Dakota Game Fish & Parks, loss of habitat and adverse weather conditions are leading factors in this year’s low pheasant...
Kingsbury Country Club under new management
October 16, 2013
For the full story visit www.desmetnews.com and open the link to our eEdition. Jim and Susan Thomas recently moved to De Smet from Watertown and leased the bar and restaurant at the Kingsbury County Country Club. They took over the former “Third Base” Oct. 1 and renamed it “The Prairie Smokehouse.” Many locals tasted Jim’s cooking before he moved to De Smet. He and Bret Jensen of...
Avera celebrates campaign success
October 09, 2013
For the full story visit www.desmetnews.com and open the link to our eEdition. The capital campaign to raise funds for renovation of Avera De Smet Memorial Hospital ended on a high note Oct. 5 at a celebratory dinner at the Laura Ingalls Wilder Elementary School armory. The campaign’s initial fund-raising goal of $750,000 from private donations was shattered in a surprise reveal by steering committee co-chairs Bill...
South Dakota Recognized as a Top State for Business
July 18, 2013
CONTACT: Mary Lehecka Nelson, Governor’s Office of Economic Development, 605.773.3301 PIERRE, S.D. – For the 10th straight year, South Dakota is being recognized as one of the top 10 pro-business states, according to Pollina Corporate Real Estate. This year, South Dakota received an eighth place ranking. “As Governor, I have made job creation one of my top priorities, and I’m proud to say that our efforts are...
Set It in Stone! South Dakota Is 2013 Top State for Business
July 09, 2013
Article By: CNBC | Scott Cohn We have a winner—and a new champion! South Dakota has climbed to the top of America's Top States for Business for 2013. It is the best finish yet for the Mount Rushmore State, which has always been a quiet contender in our annual study, rarely finishing outside the Top 10. But more impressive, South Dakota's point total this year—1,639 out of a...
State Economic Development Plan to Boost Local Efforts
July 03, 2013
Article By: Associated Press South Dakota economic development officials say two programs aimed at attracting large projects to the state are ready to help local governments and non-profit development corporations. The Economic Development Partnership Program offers grants to pay for new staff, elevate part-time staff, start or replenish local revolving loan funds, buy equipment or train employees to expand local economic development. The Local Infrastructure Improvement Grant...