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March 4th Edition

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Best of show winner at De Smet art show


Lady Bulldogs Makenzie Blue, left, Regan Garry, Rylie Osthus, Kelli Aughenbaugh and Shannon Poppen Feb. 28 celebrate their District 5B championship win over Castlewood. De Smet meets Sanborn Central-Woonsocket Saturday at the Swiftel Center in Brookings for the Region 3B championship. (News photo by Donna Palmlund)

Commission discusses egg-factory, zoning

Donna Palmlund

County Commissioner Joe Jensen of Arlington said Tuesday he has heard a lot of excitement in Arlington about the possibility of Lake Preston getting an egg-processing plant

Rembrandt Foods, Inc. is considering a location for a new facility in Minnesota, Iowa or Lake Preston. The long-range plan would eventually include more than five million laying hens.

“It would have a huge economic impact on the whole county, not just Lake Preston,” Jensen said.

“Are we still pretty much front and center?” commissioner Roger Lee asked.

Jensen said the chief executive officer of Rembrandt was recently in Lake Preston touring the proposed site along with Lucas Lynch, the South Dakota Secretary of Agriculture.

De Smet defeats Warriors for District 5B championship

David Tritle

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 last Saturday. The game felt almost like a home match-up surrounded by Madison High School Gym’s “Bulldog” insignia and maroon and gold colors. The Lady Bulldogs were up by 12 points at half and Castlewood never caught up.

The Lady Bulldogs face Sanborn Central-Woonsocket at 6:30 p.m. Friday in the Region 3B championship at the Swiftel Center in Brookings. The Blackhawks finished their season with a 14-6 record before winning District 6B this year. They finished second in last year’s state tournament