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.
February 20, 2015
On Friday, February 20, 2015 the De Smet Young Guns will host "Celebrate! De Smet" a semi-formal event at the Laura Ingalls Wilder Elementary School Armory. Tickets are $30 and reserved tables of 8 are $300. Tickets are available ...
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...
Ice fishing caution urged
December 24, 2014
For the full story, visit www.desmetnews.com and open the link to our eEdition. As more vehicles are reported to have been involved in mishaps on area lakes, anglers are once again warned to pay closer attention to the condition of the ice and to know where they are going. Fluctuations in temperature and rain, both of which we have experienced lately, can create weak spots in the...
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...
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. ...
Online Healthcare Courses
February 06, 2014