Giessingers Organize Out of the Darkness Walk
Ken and Carolyn Giessinger lost their son, Jason, to suicide on May, 16, 2011. They now strive to keep other families from experiencing that pain. “South Dakota is ranked ninth in the nation for the highest suicide rate,” according to Carolyn. “That’s very high. A family is shattered when... Read more
Staff Hirings Approved by School Board
Personnel changes for 2017-2018 were approved by the Milbank School District Board of Education at their regular meeting Monday, August 14. Brenda Nomeland was hired as the school nurse at Koch School.  Brenda has worked as an RN since 1981, and most recently was employed by the Avera Medical... Read more
Enrollment Rises at Milbank Schools
The first day of school in Milbank is Wednesday, August 23. According to Superintendent Tim Graf, enrollment is up from projections. “We have approximately 90 new students as of Wednesday, August 16,” he said. “These students are coming from Grant-Deuel, exchange students, and the Blue Sky Colony.” However, total... Read more
CityFest Comes to Main Street
Main Street Milbank will be filled with young and old alike during the first outdoor Milbank CityFest.  CityFest, a free family-friendly Christian event hosted by Lifelight and Calvary Church, takes place Thursday, August 24, from 4 to 10 p.m. in front of the Grant County Courthouse. CityFest is the... Read more
Commissioners Approve New Voting Machines and Clerk of Courts Move
The Grant County Commissioners met Tuesday, August 15. The board approved the purchase of new voting machines and the relocation of the clerk of courts office to the third floor of the Grant County Courthouse. Automark machines are currently used and will be replaced by ExpressVote machines. Grant County... Read more
Milbank Fire Department Responds to Grease Fire
The Milbank Fire and Rescue Department responded to a fire call Tuesday, August 8, at the Milbank Mall. A grease fire started in the kitchen at Guadalupe’s Restaurant. Gudalupe’s owner, Esther Ramirez, said, “I went to deliver an order to guests in the restaurant. It was such a short... Read more
Twin Brooks Threshing Show Evacuated
The Milbank Fire and Rescue team evacuated 42 people from the Twin Brooks Threshing Show at 2:31 a.m on Sunday, August 13, according to Fire Chief Kevin Schuelke. Pam Nelson, event coordinator for the threshing show, said, “The grounds were flooding with fast moving, deep water and surrounding about... Read more
Area Teams Compete During WVRA Ranch Rodeo
  Twelve teams battled for the top places during the Whetstone Valley Rodeo Association’s Ranch Rodeo Saturday, August 5. “It was a beautiful evening and perfect for cattle, cowboys, cowgirls and spectators,” expressed Kathy Tyler, event organizer. The competitors took part in five different events including branding, doctoring, sorting,... Read more
Seehafer-Ace Bucket Sale Benefits Children’s Miracle Network
Need a blue bucket? Of course you do! This bucket is special. It helps sick or hurt children. Plus, it saves you 20% on almost everything you can cram into it at Seehafer Ace Hardware. Lawn care? Light bulbs? Faucets or locks? What’s on your blue bucket list? Seehafer... Read more
Grant County Democrats Discuss the Future
The Grant County Democrats met, Tuesday, August 1 in Milbank to reorganize prior to the upcoming 2018 election. According to Kathy Tyler, who spearheads the reorganization of the Grant County Democrats, a South Dakota Democrat differs from what most people perceive as the far left. “South Dakota Democrats prioritize... Read more