Lyle and Laurie Hoeke Strike a Deal and Sell Bowling Alley
For nearly 30 years, Top Hat Lanes in Milbank has been owned by a Hoeke. That isn’t about to change anytime soon. Lyle and Laurie Hoeke are selling Top Hat Lanes  to Lyle’s brother, Scott, along with Dan Sorenson and Darwin and Christine Knaus. Lyle and Laurie purchased the... Read more
Old Time 4th of July Festivities Attended By Nearly 1,000 People
The fourth of July festivities at Lake Farley Park Monday went off with a bang and were rated a success by the Milbank Area Chamber of Commerce. “We really didn’t know what to expect, but it was well received and turned out great,” stated Abbey Angerhofer, chamber board president... Read more
Youth Go Around The World At 4-H Camp
Eight Grant County 4-H members embarked on an adventure to 4-H camp at Camp Bob Marshall in Custer June 22-25. Pictured attending the camp were back row, left to right, Alex Adolph, Sara Koepke, Benett Street, William Karels, Isaac Sousa, Susan Karels and Jason Karels. Middle row, Elyse Reede,... Read more
Mertens Family Wins Big at Battle of the Borders
Fifty 4-H’ers from the tri-state area of South Dakota, North Dakota, and Minnesota went head to head in the 2016 Battle of the Borders Showdown. Lindsey Mertens was named Grand Champion for her market steer in the market beef show. McKenzie Mertens was fourth overall and Garrett Mertens was... Read more
Chiefs Advise Fireworks Safety
Independence Day is Monday. Fire Chief Kevin Schuelke and Police Chief Boyd VanVooren remind everyone to put safety first when shooting fireworks. As a result of fireworks activities, 18,000 to 20,000 fire calls are answered in the U.S. each year during the 4th of July holiday. “The City of... Read more
Townsend Named Track Coach Of The Year
Milbank High School head track and field coach, Eric Townsend, was named the 2016 Area 1 Class A Coach of the Year by the South Dakota Track and Field Coaches Association. Townsend began his teaching and coaching career in Milbank in 2001. He has been on the track and... Read more
Two Arrested in Connection to Body Found in Grant County
Attorney General Marty Jackley and Grant County Sheriff Kevin Owen confirm that two individuals have been arrested for the homicide death of Tess Morgan Monae White of West Allis, WI.  Tiffany Lynn Simmons, 36, Milwaukee, WI, and Shanta Dwan Pearson, 45, West Allis, WI, were both arrested by complaint... Read more
740th Transportation Company Receives Superior Unit Award
The South Dakota Army National Guard’s 740th Transportation Company of Milbank was presented a National Guard Superior Unit Award, June 20, during annual training at Camp Guernsey, WY. The Superior Unit Award is given to units who meet highly enforced military standards in the areas of personnel, training, and... Read more
Sharon Wellnitz Receives State VFW Award
Sharon Wellnitz of Milbank was presented the Susie Radigan Award during the 2016 VFW State Convention in Deadwood June 9-12. This was the second consecutive year she earned the award. She received the award in recognition of her service as an outstanding district president. “I am honored to receive... Read more
Lake Farley Summer Event Series Kicks Off Saturday
The Lake Farley Summer Events Series has been redesigned for 2016. It takes off this Saturday when Q-Fest and the Ski Show hit the park in Milbank. “We are excited to get rolling,” said Milbank Area Chamber of Commerce Interim Director Laura Kelly. “It will be fun a day.” Q-Fest... Read more