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.
June 12, 2015
Friday, June 12th - Saturday June 13th Friday 9am - All-School Reunion Golf Tournament Registration 10:30 - Shotgun start: Register at the KCCC or call 605-854-3134 8pm – Kingsbury County Cancer Fundraiser – Dueling Pianos @ New Events Center call Vicki at 605-203-0381 Saturday The Wilder Run 8am - 5K & 10K 9:15 am Kids 800 M: $10 (ages 2-12) 12 Noon: Parade (Parade theme: From the Speakeasy to the Hip Hop – Music...
June 13, 2015
8:00 am - 5K and 10K - $25 9:15 am - Kids Run (Ages 2-12) - $10 Registration includes t-shirt. (Must register by June 7th to be guaranteed a shirt on race day). You will love the routes! The run/walk begins at 8:00 am from the De Smet Event & Wellness Center and takes you on a tour of beautiful De Smet, including tourist attractions, historic homes,...
June 06, 2015
9 - Noon: Breakfast, De Smet American Legion 1:00 - Aerobatic Performances, Flyovers and Demonstrations Jim Peitz - Pierre, SD Vanguard Squadron - Tea, SD RV Plane Group from Madison, SD Static Displays Warbirds Aerial Applicators Air Ambulance Wayne Zimny - Foot Launch Kite SDPA - Aviation Display Norma Kraemer, Author of South Dakota's First Century Flight Flight School Participants SDSU - Brookings, SD Riggin Flight Service - Madison, SD LATI - Watertown, SD EAA Young Eagle Program - EAA CHapter...
Avera De Smet breaks ground despite chilly weather
May 13, 2015
For the full story, visit www.desmetnews.com and open the link to our eEdition. A sharp, cold wind cut through the tent and threatened to blow it away as Avera officials broke ground Monday for the hospital expansion and renovation in De Smet. The $3.2 million project is expected to take up to two years to complete. A local capital campaign raised more than $1.7 million, more than twice...
DHS class of 2015 graduates Saturday
May 06, 2015
For the full story, visit www.desmetnews.com and open the link to our eEdition. Graduation begins at 2 p.m. Saturday at the high school armory for the De Smet High School class of 2015. The class chose the Gerber daisy as their class flower and turquoise and orange as their class colors. A quote by Walt Disney, “Around here we don’t look backwards for very long — we keep...
Karlen brings 'Beehive' back to De Smet summer theater
April 29, 2015
For the full story, visit www.desmetnews.com and open the link to our eEdition. “Beehive” returns to the De Smet stage this summer. The musical revue, first performed locally in 2001, illustrates the influence of female singers on the rock-and-roll music scene throughout the 1960’s. Directed by Trey Karlen, with Jenni Karlen as musical director, “Beehive” will be the first De Smet Community Theater performance in the new...
Dugout Bar & Grill has new owners
April 22, 2015
For the full story, visit www.desmetnews.com and open the link to our eEdition. Karen Carlson and Gary “Wigg” Wiggins recently purchased The Dugout Steakhouse and Lounge in De Smet from Clint Martens. And renamed the business The Dugout Bar & Grill. Carlson and Wiggins moved to De Smet in March from Sioux Falls, but as regular summer visitors for the past two years at Marten’s Campground at...
Development centers want to do more
April 22, 2015
South Dakota business-advisory network celebrates 30 productive years An experienced network of business advisers across South Dakota is celebrating its 30th anniversary by encouraging business people and entrepreneurs to check with one of the organization’s regional offices for free help. South Dakota Small Business Development Centers have an impressive record of assisting new and growing businesses throughout the state, and they can provide even more help, says...
Celebrate! De Smet 2015
April 19, 2015
"Celebrate! De Smet" is an annual event to celebrate all the good things happening in De Smet. One goal of the De Smet Young Guns is to hold events that cater to all generations. It is important for both younger people and ‘wiser’ people to connect. That’s how our community will continue thriving while staying true to our roots. The committee invited the De Smet...
Hubbard starts as event center director
April 15, 2015
For the full story, visit www.desmetnews.com and open the link to our eEdition. De Smet native Kristy (Hansen) Hubbard began a new position March 16 as director for the De Smet Events and Wellness Center. Hubbard is a 1985 graduate of De Smet High School and attended Northern State University in Aberdeen. She and her husband, Dan, have four grown children, Jesse, Abby, Haley and Kallie. “No grandkids yet,...
Hospital plans major updates to building, delivery of care
April 08, 2015
For the full story, visit www.desmetnews.com and open the link to our eEdition. This year will go down in the history of Avera De Smet Hospital as one of many changes. Construction is set to begin in May on a long-awaited and sweeping remodel of the facility. “I’m so excited. I’ve been advocating for this renovation for 10 years and now it’s gonna happen,” said Avera De...
De Smet academic decathlon wins state
March 25, 2015
For the full story, visit www.desmetnews.com and open the link to our eEdition. A group of eight De Smet High School students March 9 won the state academic decathlon. De Smet will represent South Dakota April 16-18 at the United States Academic Decathlon National Finals in Garden Grove, Calif. Teachers Kathy Sanderson and Emily Koehler coached the students and will accompany them on the trip. At the state...
Lady Bulldogs head to state
March 11, 2015
For the full story, visit www.desmetnews.com and open the link to our eEdition. The De Smet Lady Bulldogs meet the Jones County Lady Coyotes at 1:45 p.m. Thursday in first-round play of the South Dakota State B Girls Basketball Tournament at the Huron Arena. “Jones is a good scrappy basketball team. We’re starting out with the four and five seed matchup right away,” coach Doug Osthus said....
Weekend results from Girls District basketball and State B wrestling tournament
March 04, 2015
For the full story, visit www.desmetnews.com and open the link to our eEdition. The Lady Bulldogs defied the odds Feb. 28 and beat their third-ranked District 5B rivals, the Castlewood Warriors, 59-37 to advance to the Region 3B championship. De Smet lost by one point in their first game of the season against Castlewood, but capturing the district title never really seemed in doubt in the rematch...
Celebrate! De Smet brings community together
February 25, 2015
For the full story, visit www.desmetnews.com and open the link to our eEdition. The De Smet Young Guns transformed the Laura Ingalls Wilder Elementary School armory into an elegant venue Feb. 20 for the first annual Celebrate! De Smet. The formal evening consisted of a banquet served by Countryview Catering, several community awards and musical entertainment by the De Smet High School Swing Choir and the band...
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. ...