Fake $20 Bills Found in Milbank
The Milbank Police Department reports several counterfeit $20 bills were passed in the area and received by a local bank. Milbank Police Chief, Boyd Van Vooren says, “There is no reason to panic, but everyone should be on the lookout for the counterfeit bills.” According to the bank employee,... Read more
Recycling Pick-Up Ends on September 26
According to Jason Sackreiter, owner of Valley Rental and Recycling of Milbank, Wittrock and Sons will discontinue the collection of recycling materials from Milbank residences on September 26. Sackreiter says the cost of curbside recycling has become prohibitive. He says even the cost of hauling tin and plastic is... Read more
The 2018 Grant County Combined Appeal season starts this Wednesday, September 26. According to Craig Wellnitz, Milbank Community Foundation Director, members of the 17 agencies who benefit from the campaign will pair up with MHS juniors and seniors to visit local businesses from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. The... Read more
Seehafer Ace Hardware is Headed Home to Downtown
Seehafer Ace Hardware is headed back to Main Street in Milbank. According to general manager, Jill Lacek, the new store will be designed to focus on what customers want most. “We will stock the things most often requested and concentrate on the core items people need every day.” Updated... Read more
Mills to Run for Re-election
State Representative John Mills is on the ballot for re-election this November. Mills, a Republican, has served District 4 – Grant, Deuel, rural Brookings, and rural Codington counties- since he was elected in November 2016. He is a member of the Taxation and Commerce and Energy committees. Mills and... Read more
Tabor Church in Big Stone to Host Annual Tea
Tabor United Methodist Church in Big Stone City will host its annual tea on Saturday, September 22, at 2 p.m. Tickets are $8. Proceeds from the baskets sold during the silent auction go to Some Safe Place and McCrossan Boys’ Ranch. Read more
BREAKING: Voters Approve $15.9 Million School Bond for New Milbank Elementary School
The results are in! Koch Elementary School is Moving! The Milbank School District held an election, September 18. The measure passed with 798 in favor and 323 opposed-  With 71.2 percent voting in favor of the measure, the necessary approval rating of 60 percent was far exceeded. Voters said... Read more
Milbank Fire and Rescue Responds to Death of Sturgis Assistant Fire Chief
Mario Perez and Joseph Weber, two members of the Milbank Fire and Rescue Team, traveled to Sturgis to honor fallen firefighter David Fischer. Fischer, 43, assistant chief of the Sturgis Fire Department, was killed by an exploding propane tank while battling a house fire in Tilford on September 7.... Read more
Remember to Vote on Koch School Bond Tuesday, September 18
Don’t forget to vote Tuesday September 18, from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. in the lobby of Milbank High School at 1001 East Park Avenue! What am I voting on? You will decide whether or not to approve a bond to construct a new elementary school to replace Koch... Read more
Valley Express Offers Free Rides to Voters Tomorrow
The Valley Express and the Milbank Community Transit are teaming up on September 18, to give voters a free ride. Voters are deciding the outcome of a resolution to construct a new elementary school to replace Koch School. All voters cast their ballots at Milbank High School where the... Read more