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.
April 19, 2014
10:00 AM - Bring the whole family for a Easter Egg Hunt! The event is presented by the De Smet Community Women. ...
June 14, 2014
8:00 am - 5K Run/Walk - $20 9:00 am - Kids 800M Run - $10 Registration includes t-shirt. Take a run through the "Little Town on the Prairie" and join us for The "Wilder" Run 5K during Old Settler's Day. You will love the route! The run/walk begins at 8:00 am from the Oxbow Restaurant and takes you on a tour of beautiful De Smet, including tourist attractions...
City council gives final approval for community center
April 16, 2014
For the full story visit www.desmetnews.com and open the link to our eEdition. “Let’s build it!” said Mayor Gary Wolkow. The De Smet Common Council voted April 9 to move forward with plans to construct a community center next to the site of the planned athletic complex. But the decision came after an agonizing final push to fund the center. After coming in some $600,000 over budget...
Werner declares House candidacy
April 04, 2014
For the full story visit www.desmetnews.com and open the link to our eEdition. Republican Dick Werner has announced his candidacy for re-election to the House of Representatives, representing the residents of Beadle and Kingsbury counties in District 22. This would be his second term in the House. “These past two legislative sessions we have accomplished much to aid education (K-12 and higher education), agriculture, and economic development...
Kingsbury Electric annual meeting update
March 26, 2014
For the full story visit www.desmetnews.com and open the link to our eEdition. Kingsbury Electric President Neil Rommereim and Manager Dennis Kruse addressed the Cooperative’s leadership change at their annual meeting Monday. Thirty KEC veteran Dennis Kruse was recently called out of retirement to replace departing manager Garr Hintz. “Vital forms and important procedures were not being followed,” said Rommereim. “We made the decision to change management.” Kruse said...
Food pantry opening well attended
March 19, 2014
For the full story visit www.desmetnews.com and open the link to our eEdition. Organizer Robyn Flickinger said that attendance at the De Smet Food Pantry open house March 13 was solid throughout the day. The Kingsbury County Food Pantry recently moved from its former location in the basement of the American Lutheran Church to its new home at 115 Calumet Ave. S.W. in De Smet. The building...
Bulldogs are District 5B champions
March 12, 2014
For the full story visit www.desmetnews.com and open the link to our eEdition. Tom Hoek was a starting point-guard for the De Smet Bulldogs under coach Marv McCune ten years ago — the last time the boys’ team won a district championship. In 2004, De Smet made it all the way to the state tournament where they brought home the consolation championship trophy. This year, as head...
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...
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February 06, 2014
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...