One New COVID-19 Case, Eleven Total Reported in Grant County
The South Dakota Department of Health reported this morning one new positive case of COVID-19 in Grant County, bringing the county’s total to eleven. Of the county’s eleven positive cases, five have recovered and no longer have COVID-19. To date, the results of 132 total tests in Grant County... Read more
Valley Queen Cancels Cheeseburger Day
Valley Queen announced their decision to cancel Cheeseburger Day, an event traditionally held in June. The cancellation is due to the ongoing uncertainty of how COVID-19 will impact large gatherings. Plans are underway for an alternative event to be held this fall. Cheeseburger Day is a popular community get-together... Read more
Dexters Share Memories of Son Killed in Vietnam War
They say, “Time heals all wounds.” Surely the person who penned that never lost a child. Or a brother, at an age when they were too young to understand. The Dexter family of Milbank has felt the heartache of that loss since 1966, when their son and brother Ronald... Read more
Malt Wagon Postponed But 4-H Summer Adventure Series Starts
The Grant County 4-H has postponed  their Malt Wagon event until later this summer. The Malt Wagon historically has served as a kickoff to all summer 4-H events. The Grant County 4-H program is working to create experiences for 4-H members and the community. This summer, 4-H leaders encourage... Read more
Robin Simmons Named South Dakota Outstanding Middle-Level Educator of the Year
Robin Simmons, a seventh-grade English language arts teacher at Milbank Middle School, was selected as the 2019-2020 Outstanding Middle-Level Educator in South Dakota by the South Dakota Association of Middle-Level Educators (SDAMLE). The state association is part of the national Association of Middle-Level Educators (AMLE) group. The award serves... Read more
COVID-19 Cases Hit Double Digits in Grant County
The total number of positive COVID-19 cases in Grant County has hit double digits. The South Dakota Department of Health reported this morning one new positive case of COVID-19 in Grant County, bringing the county’s total to ten. Of the county’s ten positive cases, three have recovered and no... Read more
Free Meals for Milbank Students to Continue Through Summer
According to Deb Underwood, Director of Food Service for the Milbank School District, the mobile meals food program is still going strong. The number of meals served is still as consistently high as when the program began in March. As many as 525 lunches and breakfast are made and... Read more
New Doctor Joins Milbank Avera Medical Group
Dr. Regg Hagge has joined the staff of Avera Medical Group Milbank. He begins work in Milbank on May 26. “We are excited to include Dr. Hagge on our team as he brings a wealth of experience in obstetrics, emergency-room medicine and much more,” said Natalie Gauer, Milbank Area... Read more
Motorcycle Crash Kills Young Man in Big Stone City
A young man died Saturday, May 16 in a motorcycle crash in the Big Stone City limits. At approximately 9 p.m., a 2019 Kawasaki was southbound on South Dakota Highway 109, when it went through the intersection of U.S. Highway 12, left the roadway, and hit a building. The... Read more
Two New Cases, Nine Total Reported in Grant County
The South Dakota Department of Health reported this morning two new positive cases of COVID-19 in Grant County, bringing the county’s total to nine. Of the county’s nine positive cases, two have recovered and no longer have COVID-19. The amount of active cases in the county stands at seven. ... Read more