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 29, 2014
Participating local merchants are offering you a chance with every purchase from now until Nov. 29 to register to win $1,000 in De Smet Bucks. The Chamber is providing a free soup lunch at Ward’s Store & Bakery from noon-1 p.m. In addition to the possible cash prizes mentioned above, several local merchants and factories are providing items you can win by registering and attending...
December 07, 2014
Sunday December 7th 10am - 7pm. FREE ADMISSION. View the decorated Christmas trees and nativity scenes. Cookie walk from 11-2. VISIT SANTA FROM 12-5. Soup/sandwich fundraiser from 4pm - 7pm. ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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