Iroquois, SD

Celebrating Erwin’s history at the newly opened museum

Over 80 people, some coming from as far away as Arizona, attended the grand opening of the Erwin Museum last Saturday. This event was two years in the making, made possible by the work of many members of the past and present Erwin community. The building which houses the museum was built in 1908 and is the oldest remaining edifice from the original main street. There are on-going plans to add a gazebo beside the museum. Volunteers who staff the museum plan to rotate display items over time according to themes. The Erwin Museum will be open during the Erwin Junk Fest on Sat., Aug. 27 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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50th class reunion celebrated

The Carthage Class of 1972 celebrated their 50th class reunion on Sat., Aug. 6 at Carthage Strawbale Days. The class rode a float in the morning parade and spent the afternoon with friends and families, touring the area attractions. An evening meal was enjoyed at the Cabaret and then a gathering at the Carthage Community Hall, reminiscing and exchanging information. There were 20 members of the class; two are deceased, and three were unable to attend.
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It was a perfect night for Smoke Out in the Park

Kingsbury Journal hosted the second annual Smoke Out in the Park in Lake Preston Thorsnes Park on Saturday night. What was looking like a rainy day turned out to be a perfect night to enjoy some BBQ ribs with people throughout the whole county and beyond coming to enjoy. A...

Here come the I/LP Sharks!

The Lake Preston Divers and the Iroquois Chiefs have together formed the Iroquois/Lake Preston Sharks, beginning this upcoming 2022-2023 school year. Jordan Solberg, Lake Preston Principal and Athletic Director, answered some questions on how this new co-op will work. What sports are co-oped?. We have formed a cooperative in all...

Local middle school students attend Rushmore Music Camp

From July 31-August 5, middle school students from De Smet and Lake Preston attended the Rushmore Music Camp at Northern State University in Aberdeen. Rushmore Music Camp holds two sessions each year, one for grades 6-8, including incoming 6th graders and outgoing 8th graders, and one for high school students during the following week in Keystone. This was year 47 for the annual camp.

Legion recognizes Purple Heart recipients

To commemorate South Dakota’s Purple Heart Recognition Day, De Smet’s American Legion Post 138 hosted a ceremony in the theater of the De Smet Event and Wellness Center on Aug. 7 at 1 p.m. A good turnout of local residents came to pay their respects to those from our nation’s military who have earned this medal.
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Gevo To Start Building South Dakota SAF Plant in September

Boeing and Gevo customer Alaska Airlines have been flight testing SAF. [Courtesy: Boeing/Paul Weatherman]. Colorado-based Gevo (NASDAQ: GEVO) plans to break ground this September on a new facility in Lake Preston, South Dakota, that will produce sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and other low-carbon fuels. “It’s going to show the world...

1922: Experimenting with winter wheat

A group of around 30 delegates from Argentina visited the Wienk Charolais Farm north of Lake Preston earlier in the week. The group was escorted by members of the SDSU faculty as they toured the family farm, asking questions to familiarize themselves with Charolais cattle and American cattle production. Danielle...

Aberdeen Roncalli Tennis Falls in Season Opener

HURON, SD – Huron TRI. AR grabbed a win in doubles (10-9 [7-5]), courtesy of Katherine Kretchman & River Haskell. Raley Haskell nearly gave the Cavs a 2nd win in singles, but came up just short in a tiebreaker (10-9 [7-4]). Ab Roncalli. Mitchell 9-0 The Cavs won no...

Tigers open season with split in triangular

HURON — After opening with a convincing 8-1 victory against Aberdeen Roncalli, the Huron girls’ tennis team came away with a split during a season-opening triangular with a 7-2 setback against defending Class A champion Mitchell at Huron Courts. “All the girls played well,” Huron coach Rachel Kary...

Pochop creates lifelong memories through quilts

Oldham community members are gearing up for a Potato Day weekend Aug. 12–14. Various activities start on Friday including a bean bag tournament and karaoke. On Saturday at 1:30, there will be a parade, along with various activities in the park. The museum will also be open from 1-4 p.m. At 10:30 on Sunday, worship in the Park with Pastor Wanda Biel will be held. Bring a lawn chair.

CHS Class of '72 reunites

The Carthage Class of 1972 celebrated its 50th class reunion Saturday, Aug. 6, at Carthage’s Strawbale Days. The class rode a float in the morning parade and spent the afternoon with friends and family, then touring the area attractions. An evening meal was enjoyed at the Cabaret and then they gathered at the Carthage Community Hall, reminiscing and exchanging information. There were 20 total members of the class, although two are deceased and three were unable to attend.

School Board considers recruitment incentives

HURON — Huron School District Supt. Kraig Steinhoff outlined a new certified staff recruitment incentive that would pay up to $10,000 in student loans to encourage HHS students or graduates to enter the field of education and commit to working in Huron. “Our district has encountered multiple years of...

City holds first 2023 budget session

HURON — The official agenda of the Huron City Commission meeting Monday evening was over quickly, which led to the first budget planning session with commission members as the city outlines its 2023 budget. On the regular agenda, Parks & Recreation Director Chad Schroeder brought a contract from the...

Oldham celebrates silver ‘spud-versary’

This weekend is the 25th Anniversary of Oldham Potato Days; everyone is invited to come join this long-standing community celebration. For those unfamiliar with this event, Potato Days has been celebrated in Oldham for decades. It stopped for a period, but was then ‘revived’ 25 years ago by Lorraine Huntimer.

Tax incentive plan for development approved

Lake Preston’s City Council met Monday night at City Hall at 7 p.m., right after a special zoning meeting at 6 p.m. that covered costs associated with housing developments and lots, and the revenues expected to result from new housing. Representatives from Headpin, LLC explained details related to the creation of a Tax Increment Financing (TIF) district in the city.