4-H’ers Explore Imagination at Camp Bob Marshall
Nine Grant County 4-H’ers expanded their imaginations at Camp Bob Marshall in Custer from June 17-20. The camp’s theme was Imagination Station. The youth were chaperoned by Susan Karels, Rochelle Reede, Alex Adolph and Sara Koepke, Grant County 4-H Youth Program Advisor. Youth taking part in the event were... Read more
Valley Queen Cheese Announces $50 Million Expansion
  Valley Queen’s Board of Directors has approved a $50 million investment in its facility in Milbank. This expansion project, dubbed “VQ Next,” will increase the firm’s processing capacity by 25% to over 5 million pounds of milk per day. All milk will be supplied from dairies within a 100-mile... Read more
740th Transportation Company Receives Fifth Superior Unit Award
The South Dakota Army National Guard’s 740th Transportation Company of Milbank received a National Guard Superior Unit Award June 15, during annual training at Camp Guernsey, Wyoming. Brigadier General Kevin Griese, SDARNG Assistant Adjutant General and State Command Sergeant Major James Hoekman, presented the award. “You are in the... Read more
Lake Farley Summer Events Series Starts Saturday
The 2017 Lake Farley Summer Event Series starts Saturday, June 24, and there’s fun for everyone. Why not plan to spend the day? Start with the Community Parade. The parade starts at 10:30 a.m. and travels north on Main Street to Highway 15 near Lake Farley Park. (Entries are... Read more
Kassubes Win Big Stone Walleye Classic
Cory and Chris Kassube won first place in the 2017 Big Stone Walleye Classic on Big Stone Lake Saturday, June 17. The team took home $4,000 for reeling in six fish weighing 17.40 pounds. Dave Cornelius and Gary Roder finished second earning $2,400 for six fish at 17.30 pounds.... Read more
Jake Adams Drafted by Houston Astros
Jake Adams, Iowa Hawkeye home run record holder, All-American, and Golden Spikes Award semi-finalist, is headed to the big leagues. Adams, the son of Milbank natives Bob and Laurie (Unzen) Adams, was selected by the Houston Astros in the sixth round of the 2017 Major League Baseball draft. The... Read more
McKernan, Letrud, and Hanson Take First at Second Penning Event
“The night was cool and the cattle were ornery,” said organizer Kathy Tyler about the WVRA team penning event June 17. “Just four of the 26 teams were able to pen their three cattle in under 90 seconds.” Brad Hanson, Gary Letrud and Mike McKernan captured first place. Jenni... Read more
McKenzie Johnson Named New Manager at Big Stone Therapies
McKenzie (Krakow) Johnson is the new manager at Big Stone Therapies. Johnson, a 2010 graduate of Grant-Deuel High School, obtained her physical therapy assistant degree from Lake Area Technical Institute in Watertown in 2012. She was employed for four years at the Sisseton clinic as a PTA and site... Read more
Christian Service Council Gives Out 12,000 Pounds of Food
The Grant County Christian Service Council, through its partnership with Feeding South Dakota, gave away nearly 12,000 pounds of food on June 15, at the 4-H Extension building. About 200 guests took home frozen hams, meatballs, hamburger patties, sausage, bacon, cheese sticks, cabbage, potatoes, onions, apples, crackers, jello, and... Read more
Jeff Trapp Hired as New Middle School Science Teacher to Replace Bastian
Milbank High School alumnus Jeff Trapp returns to his hometown to become the middle school science teacher. The move was approved by the Milbank School District Board of Education Monday, June 12, at its regular meeting. Trapp will replace Melissa Bastian this fall in the middle school halls. Bastian... Read more