The year in review part 2

Thursday, January 02, 2014


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Sept. 11: There are two kindergarten classes at Laura Ingalls Wilder Elementary School this year to accommodate 31 kindergarten students. LIW newcomer Roxy Fast teaches one of the classes. Brittani Wilkinson teaches the other.


Sept. 25: Susan Purintun of De Smet is one of 11 outstanding South Dakota women nominated for the 27th annual Spirit of Dakota Award.


Oct. 2: The overwhelming community support for local chiropractor Jim Dobson was evident Sept. 28. A benefit 5-K and 3-K walk/run, pancake feed and silent auction was held at the high school to raise money and show support for Dobson, who was diagnosed this July with acute myeloid leukemia.


Oct. 16: Jim and Susan Thomas recently moved to De Smet from Watertown and leased the bar and restaurant at the Kingsbury County Country Club. They took over the former “Third Base” Oct. 1 and renamed it “The Prairie Smokehouse.”


Oct 23: Trey Karlen of De Smet is directing “The Foreigner,” a two-act comedy play to be presented Nov. 8-10 and 15-17 by the Huron Area Community Theatre at the Huron Fine Art Center.


Dec. 11: American Bank & Trust in De Smet has announced the resignation of its president, Kimberly Banks. “This is my life, this bank,” said Banks. “But it’s been taking too much out and not giving enough back.”


Donna Palmlund

Staff Writer

The De Smet News

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