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.
April 24, 2015
Rural communities have real advantages when it comes to attracting new entrepreneurs and retaining small businesses. This virtual conference will provide communities an opportunity to hear nationally-known speakers share information about how rural places can support small businesses. A local panel will also provide information on local outlook and support. Community teams will also have time to strategize about ways they can promote small business...
June 12, 2015
Friday, June 12th - Saturday June 13th Friday 8pm – 12am – Kingsbury County Cancer Fundraiser – Dueling Pianos @ New Events Center Saturday The Wilder Run 8am - 5K & 10K 9:15 am Kids 800 M: $10 (ages 2-12) 12 Noon: Parade (Parade theme: From the Speakeasy to the Hip Hop – Music of the Decades) All classes are encouraged to decorate a float. Afternoon: City Pool (Free Admission), Flea Market...
June 13, 2015
8:00 am - 5K and 10K - $25 9:15 am - Kids Run (Ages 2-12) - $10 Registration includes t-shirt. (Must register by June 7th to be guaranteed a shirt on race day). You will love the routes! The run/walk begins at 8:00 am from the De Smet Event & Wellness Center and takes you on a tour of beautiful De Smet, including tourist attractions, historic homes,...
Small Business is Everybody's Business Virtual Conference to be Held April 24, 2015
March 27, 2015
Small Business is Everybody's Business Virtual Conference to be Held April 24, 2015 March 27, 2015 – SDSU Extension will host the Small Business is Everybody's Business Virtual Conference April 24, 2015 at eight locations across the state. GROW South Dakota, based in Sisseton, will be a host for our region. The local session will be held at the Sisseton High School DDN Classroom from 9:30...
De Smet academic decathlon wins state
March 25, 2015
For the full story, visit www.desmetnews.com and open the link to our eEdition. A group of eight De Smet High School students March 9 won the state academic decathlon. De Smet will represent South Dakota April 16-18 at the United States Academic Decathlon National Finals in Garden Grove, Calif. Teachers Kathy Sanderson and Emily Koehler coached the students and will accompany them on the trip. At the state...
Lady Bulldogs take third at state
March 18, 2015
For the full story, visit www.desmetnews.com and open the link to our eEdition. In perhaps their most dramatic game of the season, the Lady Bulldogs pulled out the win 51-41 in overtime against Summit to take third-place in the girls Class B State Tournament. It was an evenly matched contest, with the score at half De Smet 16 — Summit 17. Coach Doug Osthus said “they came...
Paint South Dakota Application Due May 1st
March 12, 2015
Applications are now available for the 2015 Paint-South Dakota Campaign. Please click here to fill out an application. The program qualifications are below: Nominee’s home must be single family, owner occupied Nominee’s home must be in need of new paint Nominee must own and currently reside in the home to be painted Nominee must be physically or financially unable to paint the home on their own Applications are...
Lady Bulldogs head to state
March 11, 2015
For the full story, visit www.desmetnews.com and open the link to our eEdition. The De Smet Lady Bulldogs meet the Jones County Lady Coyotes at 1:45 p.m. Thursday in first-round play of the South Dakota State B Girls Basketball Tournament at the Huron Arena. “Jones is a good scrappy basketball team. We’re starting out with the four and five seed matchup right away,” coach Doug Osthus said....
Weekend results from Girls District basketball and State B wrestling tournament
March 04, 2015
For the full story, visit www.desmetnews.com and open the link to our eEdition. The Lady Bulldogs defied the odds Feb. 28 and beat their third-ranked District 5B rivals, the Castlewood Warriors, 59-37 to advance to the Region 3B championship. De Smet lost by one point in their first game of the season against Castlewood, but capturing the district title never really seemed in doubt in the rematch...
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...