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.
November 22, 2014
The De Smet Community Women are holding a craft show on Saturday, November 22nd from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Vendors interested in booth space are encouraged to contact Linda Foley at 605-854-9309. Click here for vendor application. ...
New Dunn exhibit opens in Brookings
August 27, 2014
For the full story, visit www.desmetnews.com and open the link to our eEdition. The public has an opportunity from now until Jan 11, 2015, to view 116 of Harvey Dunn’s original works in “Harvey Dunn, the Complete Collection,” an exhibit at the South Dakota Art Museum on the campus of South Dakota State University in Brookings. Dunn’s art is displayed in other places across the country, such...
County cancer walk raises more than $57,000
August 20, 2014
For the full story, visit www.desmetnews.com and open the link to our eEdition. Seventeen teams participated Aug. 15 in the Kingsbury County Cancer Walk (KCCW) at Anderson-Gilbertson Football Field in Arlington. Two young men who are battling cancer, Chase Casper of Lake Preston and Diego Campos of Arlington, were honorary chairmen for the evening. Activites included a free-will offering meal, live music by a couple members of the...
Community Appeals Workshop
August 18, 2014
GROW South Dakota invites community organizations, municipalities, and county government representatives to attend a Community Appeal Workshop on September 10-11, 2014, at the Aberdeen Ramada Hotel and Convention Center. This free community event is sponsored by The Bush Foundation and Northeast Council of Governments. To register for this training event please click here. Craig Schroeder, Director of Youth Engagement at the Center for Rural Entrepreneurship, and Milan Wall,...
2014 Plein Air honors Dr. Robert Bell
August 13, 2014
For the full story, visit www.desmetnews.com and open the link to our eEdition. Last weekend’s rain didn’t stop the artists who participated Aug 9-11 in the sixth annual Harvey Dunn Plein Air Paint-Out in De Smet. Susan Purintun, an organizer of the event, said 54 people registered Aug. 9-10 and about 35 of them were participating artists. Others were artists’ friends and family members and people helping...
Schubloom wins 4-H Achievement Days Round Robin
August 06, 2014
For the full story, visit www.desmetnews.com and open the link to our eEdition. Incoming De Smet senior Andrea Schubloom was this year’s Round Robin Award winner at Kingsbury County Achievement Days. Schubloom has been raising goats for five years and although she has consistently shown her animals in the past, she has never been recognized with a major award. That is because showing goats made Schubloom ineligible...
De Smet summer league baseball minors win division tournament
July 30, 2014
For the full story, visit www.desmetnews.com and open the link to our eEdition. De Smet’s summer league baseball program sent two teams to the championship tournament July 23-26 in Volga. The minors division team (ages 9-10) won it all, standing at the top of a 13-team division after toppling an undefeated Hamlin squad in the final game. The win is made all the sweeter by the fact...
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. ...
Barn quilts beautify countryside
July 23, 2014
For the full story, visit www.desmetnews.com and open the link to our eEdition. Some area residents have begun creating and installing barn quilts and they hope the idea will catch on in Kingsbury County and the surrounding area. Barn quilts are large painted wooden or metal quilt squares that are hung on a barn or other building. Some people display freestanding quilts. Barn quilts have been popular for...
The 10 best states for retirement in 2014
July 18, 2014
Article by: MSN Money | By Chris Kahn, Bankrate.com Move over, Arizona and Florida: When it comes to your golden years, these 10 states are tops. No. 1: South Dakota That's right. South Dakota. The home of Mount Rushmore tops our list as the best state in the nation for retirees. Yes, of course, it can get frigid in South Dakota. But the state also received excellent scores...
Local teen goes on historical reenactment trek
July 16, 2014
For the full story, visit www.desmetnews.com and open the link to our eEdition. Katie Schipper, 17, of De Smet, travelled June 17-20 to central Wyoming to participate in a reenactment of the original Morman pioneer handcart trek west. There were 131 teenagers, ages 14-18, 14 married couples and 18 other adults, including a couple of nurses, on the 20-mile trek. “The day we got there, the weather was...
Full lineup of pre-pageant entertainment planned
July 09, 2014
For the full story, visit www.desmetnews.com and open the link to our eEdition. The Laura Ingalls Wilder Pageant is offering free entertainment on five different nights before the pageant performance begins. Pre-pageant entertainment is scheduled July 11-12, July 18-19 and July 26. In addition, local artist Robin Flickinger will provide free face painting all nine nights of “These Happy Golden Years.” Performances are scheduled to begin at...
Houston costumer redesigns pageant wear
July 02, 2014
For the full story, visit www.desmetnews.com and open the link to our eEdition. The basement of the West Bethany Lutheran Church on the Ingalls Homestead has been turned into a temporary dressmaking shop. Former area resident, Laurie (Cramer) Husmann, and a crew of four girls, including Husmann’s daughter Aletta Husmann, niece, Abigail Thompson, and two of Aletta’s friends, Teresa Lee and Julia Shkedy, have been busy creating...
Online Healthcare Courses
February 06, 2014