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 01, 2014
Halloween Party! November 1st @ 8PM All ages welcome. (Must be 21 to enter). $5 Ticket. Entertainment & appetizers. Cash prizes awarded for best couple, group, scariest, and funniest costumes. Sponsored by De Smet Young Guns ...
November 16, 2014
3PM-6PM Housing is vital to our town's growth. We want YOU to help in a community-wide discussion on housing. Yes, that means you!! All ages, all sectors: Youth, adults, seniors, agriculture, government, education, health, financial, manufacturing, retail, service and more! Help De Smet set our course for the future by joining us for this interactive meeting. Free meal for participants. ...
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. ...
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...
Quality concrete pouring out of Collins Colony
October 01, 2014
For the full story, visit www.desmetnews.com and open the link to our eEdition. Brothers Mark and George Wipf were two of several men working Tuesday at Collins Precast, a manufacturing plant 12 miles north of Manchester on the Collins Hutterite Colony. The crew was pouring cement into forms to create precast cement walls for their latest customer, the builder of a dairy farm near Howard. The outside...
The Get Fit, Leah Marie Salon expand
September 24, 2014
For the full story, visit www.desmetnews.com and open the link to our eEdition. Susanne Albrecht recently purchased the former Avera De Smet Clinic building on 2nd Street. The building is connected to another building she owns that presently houses the Get Fit fitness center and the Leah Marie Salon. The additional space is allowing both businesses to undergo a major renovation and expansion. The beauty salon and...
Pheasants aren't the only game in town
September 17, 2014
For the full story, visit www.desmetnews.com and open the link to our eEdition. With all the recent fuss about the pheasant population, South Dakota ducks have not been receiving the kind of exposure they deserve. Local duck hunter and five-year past area chairman of the Kingsbury County Ducks Unlimited (DU) chapter James Girard said, “The duck population is doing quite well right now, but there is some...
New athletic complex has impressive debut
September 10, 2014
For the full story, visit www.desmetnews.com and open the link to our eEdition. The De Smet News would like to extend its congratulations to the De Smet School District and the project steering committee for putting the finishing touches on an awesome athletic complex just in time for the first football game of the season. The new complex was christened Wilkinson Field by school board President...
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...
Kingsbury County unemployment rate lower than U.S. and S.D. averages
September 03, 2014
For the full story, visit www.desmetnews.com and open the link to our eEdition. As the country puts another Labor day behind us, Employment statistics look good for South Dakota. According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, South Dakota ranks number four among the 50 states and District of Columbia for the lowest rate of unemployment. North Dakota, Nebraska and Utah rank 1-3, respectively, while...
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...
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