Outdoor Mass and Picnic this Saturday
St. Lawrence and St. Mary Catholic churches will host an outdoor mass and potluck picnic at Lake Farley Park in Milbank this Saturday, August 22 at 5 p.m. Things to Keep in Mind: Pork Sandwiches, drinks, and utensils will be provided by the church. Parishioners A-M are to bring... Read more
Kaley Withers Awarded Gene Dockter Memorial Scholarship
Kaley Withers, daughter of Jesse and Tara Krause, was presented with a check for $1,000 from the Gene Dockter Memorial Scholarship. Withers was honored for her commitment to the bowling program and specifically her dedication to helping younger bowlers. Kaley participated in numerous state bowling tournaments, maintained solid attendance... Read more
New Faces at St. Lawrence School
Some new faces and staff changes will greet students this fall at St.Lawrence School. In addition to Brenda Anderson being named as the  school principal, Barb Thompson  has joined the staff, and Candice Schultz has moved from 5th grade to kindergarten, filling Principal Anderson’s former position. Thompson is coming... Read more
St. Lawrence School Open House Open House for St. Lawrence School students will follow Mass and the picnic at Lake Farley Park on Saturday, August 22.  Students are invited to meet their teacher, stow supplies, and tour the school.  The school will remain open until 7:30 p.m. Koch School... Read more
Hoeke, Van Sambeek, and Hagen Deployed to Kuwait
Local soldiers, Brendon Hoeke and Garrett Van Sambeek, were two of the 162 soldiers of the South Dakota Army National Guard’s 155th Engineer Company that were called to active duty this week. The unit will deploy to Kuwait for one year in support of Operation Enduring Freedom – Spartan... Read more
MHS Students Attend OTA Conference
EDITOR NOTE: This piece was written by Milbank High School senior-to-be Shauna Pauli and submitted on August 10. The next OTA event will take place in Sioux Falls on August 28. Milbank High School seniors Tanner Hackwith and JP Lindquist, junior Shauna Pauli, and sophomore Kaitlyn Rufer took a road... Read more
Christian Service Council Back-To-School Event Exceeds Expectations
The Back-To-School event, sponsored by the Grant County Christian Service Council, exceeded expectations Monday by serving more children and families in the area. “We gave supplies to 136 kids ranging in age from preschool to 12th grade,” noted Janet Loeschke, council representative. “That represents 62 families. The results are... Read more
WVRA Ranch Rodeo to Take Place Saturday
The Whetstone Valley Rodeo Association (WVRA) will host its annual Ranch Rodeo Saturday, August 8, at 6:30 p.m. at the WVRA Rodeo Arena, located 1 mile south and two miles east of junction Highway 12 and 15 in Milbank. Featured events for the night include team sorting, team branding,... Read more
Third Annual Jason’s (Goose) Memory Co-Ed Softball Tourney Slated for August 22
The third annual Jason’s (aka Goose Giessinger) Memory Co-Ed Softball Tournament is scheduled for Saturday, August 22, at Pribyl Park in Milbank (softball fields). Registrations are still being accepted. Eleven teams have registered to date, but additional teams are welcome, according to Carolyn Giessinger, tournament coordinator. The deadline to... Read more
Achievement Days Heads into Day Three
The Grant County 4-H Achievement Days has ran smoothly the first two days according to Sara Koepke, 4-H Extension Agent. “We had a good turn out at the barbecue and other events these first two days and I hope it will continue as we wrap up the event,” noted... Read more