Big Stone Library to Open by Appointment
The Big Stone City Branch Library will open for patrons to enter the library beginning Wednesday, June 10. The library has put in place several rules. According to branch manager, Janelle Kelly, the rules will continue through the summer months and possibly longer. 1. All patrons must make an... Read more
Elizabeth Schulte’s Strings Students Host Recital
Whetstone Valley Strings hosted a violin and cello student recital on May 17 at Valley Baptist Church. According to instructor Elizabeth Schulte, their original recital date was canceled, based on the imposed guideline of limiting public gatherings to less than 10 people. Schulte says, “With churches opening up these... Read more
Grant County Christian Service Council Distributes Food to 240 Families
The Grant County Christian Service Council in conjunction with Feeding South Dakota held a food giveaway on May 6 in Milbank. The giveaway was staged in the MHS parking lot. Co-coordinator Brenda Maass says, “We used the same system as we used for the emergency food giveaway, and we... Read more
Brakkes Install Combined Appeal Signs in Milbank
Have you noticed three new signs in Milbank? The colorful signs replaced the Combined Appeal tote boards and thank the community for their generous donations. Artists Nancy Pauli and Gracie Korstjens painted the signs, and Clee and Paula Brakke installed them. Look for the signs at Unity Square, First... Read more
Kitchen Connects Jake Muellenbach and His Mom
Jake Muellenbach has cooked on Mother’s Day for 28 years, but the chef-owner of Shady Beach Grille on Big Stone Lake says, “2020 is one for the books.” It’s also one for the box. This year, you couldn’t take your mom to Shady Beach, but you could take Shady... Read more
Last Chance to Participate in Milbank Gift Certificate Campaign
Now is your last chance for you to get in on the Milbank Chamber’s gift certificate campaign to help keep area businesses in business. Purchase a gift certificate to be counted in the total on Monday and show the strength of Milbank! Stop out and pick up an order... Read more
Four Local Women Celebrate Earth Day
Sue Christensen, Teri Spors, Diane Stewart, and Janelle Kelly celebrated Earth Day 2020 together. The four friends and members of the Big Stone City Bookends cancer team picked up garbage at the ball field in Big Stone City, in the ditches along 144th Street, and at the Big Stone... Read more
Milbank Backpack Program Schedules Every Thursday for Pick Up
The Milbank Area Backpack Program is continuing to serve children despite school closures. Families currently enrolled in the program can pick up their weekly food bags on Thursdays from 5 – 7 p.m. at Central United Methodist Church. (Entry is through the Fellowship Hall doors on the south side... Read more
Chamber Hosts Campaign to Support Milbank Businesses
The Milbank Area Chamber is coordinating a gift certificate campaign designed to support local businesses that have either had to close or limit their access to the public due to the coronavirus pandemic. The purpose behind the campaign is to get money to local businesses now when they need... Read more
Churches Use Creativity to Plan Holy Week Services
Area churches have devised innovative ways to host services during Holy Week this year – from video and audio drive-in movie style services to private in-church services. Hallelujah! Easter cannot be canceled! From Living Word Church – Pastor Kent Groethe Living Word Church offered communion and a palm branch... Read more