11th Annual Chamber Golf Scramble Held
The Lantern Inn/Milbank Winwater/Tech One team captured first place at the Milbank Area Chamber of Commerce golf scramble August 25, at Pine Hills Golf Course. Team members were: Scott Jackson, Dave Wagner, Scott Niedert, and Kiel Zinter. Second place went to the United Hardware team. Players included: Darryl Lee,... Read more
Riders Take Control Of Cattle At WVRA Team Penning
Fourteen of 24 teams penned at least two of their cattle at the Whetstone Valley Rodeo Association’s team penning event on August 27. Monte Rosen, Marsha Wieting, and Craig Magedanz took home the first place money with a time of 48.03 seconds. Dave Hardie, Keith Mendenhall, and Dustin Hills... Read more
City Drains Water Tower Today
The City of Milbank will drain the water tower today. While this sounds extreme, City Administrator Jason Kettwig explained it is normal and the process is done every three to four years to enable maintenance. “We perform this type of maintenance regularly to clean the inside coating and prevent... Read more
More Students Than Anticipated Enrolled In Milbank School District
The school bell rang for the first time this year with 924 students enrolled district-wide in Milbank. “This number is still somewhat tentative and does not include Bulldog pre-school students,” stated Superintendent Tim Graf. According to Graf, the district anticipated and budgeted for roughly 910 students. The total is... Read more
Grant County 4-Her’s Earn Ribbons At Achievement Days
The South Dakota State Fair is just around the corner! It runs from September 1-5 in Huron. Grant County Achievement Days marked the last stop for all 4-H’ers on their journey to the Fair. During the State Fair, the local winners will compete in the livestock and static events... Read more
Amy Brandriet Brings Diverse Background To Koch School
Amy Brandriet and her family are ready to begin the 2016-2017 school year in a new atmosphere. Amy is the Koch School principal and brings with her a very diverse background that will be beneficial to both staff and students. Amy is a DeSmet High School graduate. After graduation,... Read more
Titan Machinery of Milbank To Relocate
Things are happening for Titan Machinery in Milbank. The local company has signed a 12-month lease with J&J Earthworks. Titan General Manager, Justin Berry, stated J&J Earthworks will begin building a service facility at their location and will lease the building to Titan Machinery. “This will be great because... Read more
Ten New Staff Members Join Milbank School District
Picture – back row, left to right, Brian Pauli, Gretchen Koopmans, Kelli Hoff, Caitlyn Oien and Kevin Schnaser. Front row, Cassandra Kurtenbach, Dawn Schjei, Amy Brandriet, Courtany Sykora and Robin Simmons. Ten new staff members will begin the 2016-2017 school year in their new positions. Brian Pauli will teach high school... Read more
Farm Accident Under Investigation
According to Grant County Sheriff, Kevin Owen, the local Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call the morning of Wednesday, August 17, to a farm accident in the rural Twin Brooks area. “Upon arrival at the scene it was determined that Robert Davis, age 87 of Milbank, had been pinned... Read more
Toastmaster’s Knuckle Down With Regular Meeting
The Babbel-Ons Toastmasters Club met Thursday, August 18, in the State Auto cafeteria with Dave Schaack serving as the Toastmaster. Kayla Pinkert was present as a guest. The word of the day was “knuckle down” which means to apply oneself earnestly. The word was used four times during the... Read more