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.
Roads meeting answers questions
March 06, 2014
For the full story visit www.desmetnews.com and open the link to our eEdition. Ken Skorseth, the program manager of the South Dakota Local Transportation Assistance (LTAP) Program at South Dakota State University in Brookings, led an informational program Tuesday in the courtroom of the Kingsbury County Courthouse in De Smet about Kingsbury County’s plan to rebuild roads. Skorseth is a lead author of the Federal Highways Administration...
Harkness earns berth in state wrestling tournament
February 26, 2014
For the full story visit www.desmetnews.com and open the link to our eEdition. Brody Harkness, a 113-pound junior from De Smet, made it to the state B wrestling tournament to be held this weekend in Aberdeen. Harkness finished the season 36-12. “I had a great season,” he said. “I got pretty much what I shot for — a 75-percent record.” Harkness said he has been wrestling for...
Farm Bill compromise reached
February 19, 2014
For the full story visit www.desmetnews.com and open the link to our eEdition. After more than two years of negotiations and compromises from both Democrats and Republicans, President Barack Obama, on Feb. 7, signed into law the Agriculture Act of 2014, an agriculture spending bill better known as the farm bill. The bill will be in effect for five years. The previous farm bill was passed in...
Dakotaland announces expansion at De Smet location
February 12, 2014
For the full story visit www.desmetnews.com and open the link to our eEdition. Dakotaland Federal Credit Union is moving forward on expansion plans for a new facility in De Smet. The new building will be located just north of the current facility and will provide expanded parking, a drive through and an ATM. The northeast corner property at the intersection of Highways 14 and 25 was purchased...
Online Healthcare Courses
February 06, 2014
Christesen named new postmaster
February 05, 2014
For the full story visit www.desmetnews.com and open the link to our eEdition. Craig Christesen began work Jan. 27 as the new postmaster in the De Smet post office. He was most recently employed as postmaster in Madison. Christesen grew up in Graceville, Minn., and attended college at South Dakota State University in Brookings. Following college graduation, Christesen worked for a time at Auto Body Specialists in Brookings. He began...
Baszler joins American Bank & Trust
January 29, 2014
For the full story visit www.desmetnews.com and open the link to our eEdition. Jason Baszler joined American Bank & Trust in De Smet as market president effective Jan. 27. Baszler, who has 14 years experience in the financial industry, was most recently employed as manager of Dakotaland Federal Credit Union in De Smet. AB&T chief executive officer Lynn Schneider said, “Jason will be responsible for the oversight of...
Lady Bulldogs take top spot in state
January 22, 2014
For the full story visit www.desmetnews.com and open the link to our eEdition. De Smet defeated the 9-0 Sully Buttes Chargers 34-28 Jan. 18 in Mitchell. The Chargers were ranked number one in state polls at the time of the contest. “The Hanson Classic Tournament was a great event to be a part of,” said coach Doug Osthus. “Our girls responded to playing on the big stage...
Ice fishing popular area hobby
January 15, 2014
For the full story visit www.desmetnews.com and open the link to our eEdition. The weather, which had been unusually cold, turned milder last weekend. Ice shacks, vehicles and people dotted Lake Thompson and the adjoining area west of the lake known as Schaefer’s Slough. People who don’t live in a cold winter climate with good fishing lakes might assume the temporary village of ice houses on the...
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...