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.
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...
Annual De Smet Craftshow and Chili Challenge well attended
November 26, 2014
For the full story, visit www.desmetnews.com and open the link to our eEdition. A break in the cold weather Nov. 22 made it a nice day for the annual craft show and chili challenge held at De Smet High School. Nearly 40 vendors set up booths in the gymnasium for the craft fair sponsored by the De Smet Community Women. The DCW also set up a concession...
Housing meeting outlines next steps
November 19, 2014
For the full story, visit www.desmetnews.com and open the link to our eEdition. About 35 intrepid De Smet area residents braved the weather Sunday to attend a community meeting sponsored by the De Smet Development Corporation. The meeting was designed as the first step in facilitating a community-based push through a series of housing roadblocks the city has met each time it has attempted to lure new...
Community meeting planned to address De Smet housing shortage
November 12, 2014
For the full story, visit www.desmetnews.com and open the link to our eEdition. The De Smet Development Corporation has scheduled a community meeting starting at 3 p.m. Nov. 16 at De Smet High School. The event will last until 6 p.m. and a free soup supper will be available to all participants. One of the goals of the meeting is to provide a forum forcommunitywide discussion of...
Medal of Honor winner to speak at Veterans Day observance in De Smet
November 05, 2014
For the full story, visit www.desmetnews.com and open the link to our eEdition. Michael J. Fitzmaurice, who in 1973 was awarded the Medal of Honor, the United States military’s highest decoration, will be honored at the De Smet Veterans Day program, at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 11 in the National Guard Armory. On March 23, 1971, Fitzmaurice, a 1969 graduate of Iroquois High School, was an Army soldier...
Fall sports wrap up
October 29, 2014
For the full story, visit www.desmetnews.com and open the link to our eEdition. — De Smet sent five runners to Huron Oct. 25 for the State B cross country meet. “It was a great day for De Smet cross country,” said coach Pat Wheeler. Seventh-graders Emily Martens and Reyna Beck and senior Amanda Gehm made up the girls contingent. Three runners meant that they were one of the...
UltiMed acquired by Indianapolis company, plans expansion
October 22, 2014
For the full story, visit www.desmetnews.com and open the link to our eEdition. The Indianapolis, Ind., based investment company, LDI, Ltd. has recently acquired UltiMed Inc., a rapidly growing manufacturer and distributor of pen needles, insulin syringes and other injection related products for both humans and pets. UltiMed is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., and operates manufacturing facilities in De Smet and South Korea. The same local management...
Rounds visits De Smet
October 15, 2014
For the full story, visit www.desmetnews.com and open the link to our eEdition. Mike Rounds, the Republican United States Senate candidate from South Dakota, stopped Oct. 9 at The De Smet News. Rounds served as South Dakota’s governor from Jan. 7, 2003, until Jan. 8, 2011. From 1991-2001, he represented District 24 in the South Dakota Senate. Three other contenders vying for Tim Johnson’s senate seat when Johnson...
County approves new north shore Lake Thompson campground
October 08, 2014
For the full story, visit www.desmetnews.com and open the link to our eEdition. Kingsbury County Commissioners, acting Oct. 7 as the board of adjustment, approved a conditional-use permit for Monte and Laura Weatherly of Arlington. The Weatherlys plan to build a campground on their property on the north shore of Lake Thompson. “It is a permitted use for the Lake Park District. The only stipulation is that...
Workforce Summit Report Released
September 03, 2014
Gov. Dennis Daugaard has released the workforce summit report as he travels around the state to share the findings. The Governor is hosting six meetings September 2 and 3 to share the results, outline the opportunity for cross-sector collaboration and provide an update of new state government strategies. “Over 1,000 people provided input for this report. We heard from educators, community leaders, businesses and elected officials from...
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. ...
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...
Online Healthcare Courses
February 06, 2014