After 40 Years Nancy Paulson Retires from Teaching and Coaching
Nancy Paulson retired this year after teaching in Milbank 27 years. She was cleaning out her room for the last time, throwing away old papers and sports programs, pens, and paper clips when she ran across a treasure. “It was fun remembering things I had forgotten over the years.... Read more
Sipe Brothers Win 9-9-9 Golf Tourney
Brandon and Nick Sipe were the winners of the 9-9-9 scramble, best ball, and alternate shot golf tournament at the Whetstone Creek Golf Course in Milbank on Saturday, June 20. They earned top place in the A division with an eight-under- par score of 99.75. Lance Hamann and Blaine... Read more
Sunne and Hauger Win Walleye Fishing Tourney
Dan Sunne and Chad Hauger were the top place winners at the Jason Kellen June Walleye Fishing Tournament on Big Stone Lake on Saturday, June 20. The duo caught a total of 13.61 pounds of walleyes. Their biggest fish weighed in at 3.14 pounds. Sunny and Hauger took home... Read more
Brady Krause Pitches a Shutout for the Firechiefs
Brady Krause had all the right stuff Sunday night, June 21. He pitched a shutout for the Milbank Firechiefs and helped lift them to a 13-0 victory against Bryant. Milbank now sits at 2-0 for the season. B. Krause surrendered zero runs on two hits over seven innings and struck out... Read more
Kack, Mead, and Minder Win Team Penning Event
A hill full of spectators cheered on riders at the second team penning event for the Whetstone Valley Rodeo Association on Saturday, June 20. Thirty-one teams participated. Jen Kack, Teresa Mead, and Louie Minder won first place for penning three head in 32.50 seconds. Jason Arndt, Harold Fischer, and... Read more
June Comstock Celebrates 100th Birthday Today
How long is a hundred years? Over 52 million minutes? The blink of an eye? For June Comstock of Milbank it’s a lifetime. June celebrates her 100th birthday today, June 21. June was born June 21, 1920. To say things have changed since then is the understatement of the... Read more
Deadline to Complete Crop Acreage Reports is July 15
The Grant County Farm Service Agency (FSA) is open for phone and virtual appointments only, but is continuing to assist producers to file crop acreage reports by the July 15 deadline. “In order to comply with FSA program eligibility requirements, all producers must file an accurate crop acreage report... Read more
Milbank Driver’s License Station Opens Thursday by Appointment Only
The Milbank driver’s license exam station will open tomorrow, June 18,  by appointment only. Are you a new driver or applying for a CDL or ID card? Make your online appointment at: dps.sd.gov. The examiner is in Milbank starting on Thursday, June 18. Is your driver’s license ready for... Read more
City Council Considers Expanding Industrial Park
The Milbank City Council held its regular meeting on June 8. The in-person meeting was held in the Milbank Community Room and was the first of its kind in several months. Bobbie Bohlen, executive director of the Grant County Development Corporation (GCDC), expounded on the proposed expansion of the... Read more
Adapted Swim Team Practice to Begin for MALST
The Milbank Area Lions Swim Team (MALST) will begin summer swim team practice on Wednesday, June 17 at Unity Square. Coach Jodi Street says, “Unfortunately due to guidelines and restrictions we had to cut the 10-and-under age group this season to maintain social distancing during practice.” MALST will run... Read more