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.
July 24, 2014
Join us for our 3nd Annual Young Guns Potluck Picnic & Summer Games! Hot dogs, buns & bottled water will be provided. Please bring a dish to share and your favorite yard game! Young Guns is an organization that focuses on keeping De Smet a great place to live, work, and raise a family. Young Guns is about encouraging young leaders with fresh ideas to...
August 08, 2014
Plein Air is an expression which means “in the open air”, and is particularly used to describe the act of painting outdoors. That is exactly what happens the second weekend of August here in De Smet. Artists of all levels gather to enjoy...
Barn quilts beautify countryside
July 23, 2014
For the full story, visit www.desmetnews.com and open the link to our eEdition. Some area residents have begun creating and installing barn quilts and they hope the idea will catch on in Kingsbury County and the surrounding area. Barn quilts are large painted wooden or metal quilt squares that are hung on a barn or other building. Some people display freestanding quilts. Barn quilts have been popular for...
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...
Faulkton to Compete for $15,000 Federal Home Loan Bank Strong Communities Award
July 18, 2014
VOTE for the Faulkton Community: July 21 - August 1 visit www.fhlbforcommunity.com ...
Local teen goes on historical reenactment trek
July 16, 2014
For the full story, visit www.desmetnews.com and open the link to our eEdition. Katie Schipper, 17, of De Smet, travelled June 17-20 to central Wyoming to participate in a reenactment of the original Morman pioneer handcart trek west. There were 131 teenagers, ages 14-18, 14 married couples and 18 other adults, including a couple of nurses, on the 20-mile trek. “The day we got there, the weather was...
Full lineup of pre-pageant entertainment planned
July 09, 2014
For the full story, visit www.desmetnews.com and open the link to our eEdition. The Laura Ingalls Wilder Pageant is offering free entertainment on five different nights before the pageant performance begins. Pre-pageant entertainment is scheduled July 11-12, July 18-19 and July 26. In addition, local artist Robin Flickinger will provide free face painting all nine nights of “These Happy Golden Years.” Performances are scheduled to begin at...
Houston costumer redesigns pageant wear
July 02, 2014
For the full story, visit www.desmetnews.com and open the link to our eEdition. The basement of the West Bethany Lutheran Church on the Ingalls Homestead has been turned into a temporary dressmaking shop. Former area resident, Laurie (Cramer) Husmann, and a crew of four girls, including Husmann’s daughter Aletta Husmann, niece, Abigail Thompson, and two of Aletta’s friends, Teresa Lee and Julia Shkedy, have been busy creating...
Main Stop goes Local
June 25, 2014
For the full story, visit www.desmetnews.com and open the link to our eEdition. The Main Stop in De Smet and the Handi-Mart in Arlington have partnered with "Local," a new convenience store brand created and trademarked by Howes Oil Co. of Sioux Falls. Steve and Laurie Anderson of De Smet own both businesses. The conversion from Shell to Local is taking place this week in De Smet, and...
Old Settlers Day filled with activity
June 20, 2014
For the full story, visit www.desmetnews.com and open the link to our eEdition. The sky was cloudy and the temperature cooler than normal June 14 for Old Settlers Day. Other parts of the state received heavy rain, but the storm held off in De Smet long enough to celebrate. The festivities began the evening of June 13 when a free street dance in front of Wheatie’s Sports...
Bulldog track finishes strong at state
June 04, 2014
For the full story, visit www.desmetnews.com and open the link to our eEdition. The Bulldog track team sent five athletes to the state B meet in Sioux Falls May 30-31. “I'm so proud of these kids,” said coach Tricia Holland. “They have worked hard on the technical aspects of their events throughout the season and it shows in their level of performance.” Kelsey Poppen competed in high jump,...
Kingsbury County Country Club celebrates 50 years
May 28, 2014
For the full story visit www.desmetnews.com and open the link to our eEdition. The Kingsbury County Country Club is hosting a golf tournament June 21 as a fundraiser for the golf course and to commemorate its 50th anniversary. In 1961, the De Smet Recreational Development Association was formed to promote recreational activities in the area. They had a dream to build a nine-hole golf course and a...
Online Healthcare Courses
February 06, 2014