Mayor Raffety and Milbank City Council Held Emergency Meeting Tonight
The Milbank City Council held an emergency meeting on Monday, March 23 to discuss the COVID-19 virus situation in Milbank and the surrounding area. Mayor Pat Raffety released a statement saying, “While we still do not have a confirmed case here, there are confirmed cases in counties surrounding ours.... Read more
Valley Queen Heritage Center Closed Until Further Notice
According to Callie Curley, communications coordinator for Valley Queen Cheese Factory, Valley Queen has closed their Heritage Center until further notice. Operations at the factory continue. Curley says the plant continues to act with an abundance of caution including implementing these preventative measures to protect our employees and ensure... Read more
Great Western Bank Utilizes Drive-Thru Service
Great Western Bank announced Wednesday, March 18, all branches will be drive thru only. Access to inside the bank will be available by appointment. In addition to the drive-thru service, Great Western suggests using these tools to support your everyday banking needs: Download the Great Western ebanking app. The... Read more
Sheri Hammer Appointed to District I Manager for Lewis Drug
Sheri Hammer is the new District I Manager for Lewis Drug. The position oversees 11 stores in northern South Dakota and western Minnesota. Sheri’s partnership with Lewis Drug dates back to 1976, when she attended Wilmot High School and worked for Liebe Drug. She then attended Northern State University... Read more
Grant County Food Pantry Closed to Walk-Ins
The Grant County Food Pantry announced today their door is closed to walk-ins. Val Van Lith, community service worker for ICAP, says,”If you are in need of assistance, call Val at the ICAP office at 605.432.6571 for further instructions.”   Read more
Grant County Sheriff’s Office Closed to Public
According to a statement released by the Grant County Sheriff’s Office, the office has closed its doors to the public until further notice. No one will be allowed into the main area of the sheriff’s office. The sheriff or a deputy will determine who is allowed in the building.... Read more
Whetstone Valley Electric Cooperative Cancels 2020 Annual Meeting
The Whetstone Valley Electric Cooperative has canceled their 2020 annual membership meeting set for March 26 in Wilmot. No elections were scheduled as there are no contested director positions or bylaw changes to consider. The decision was made in consideration of recommendations from the Center for Disease Control (CDC)... Read more
Governor Noem Closes All SD Schools for Second Week
Governor Krisit Noem announced today at her media conference in Sioux Falls that all schools in South Dakota will be closed for one more week, March 23-27. Read more
Milbank Thrift Store Closes
The Milbank Thrift Store closed Saturday, March 14 at 3 p.m., and will remain closed until further notice due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Manager Julie Ludwig says, “Almost all our volunteers are over 60.” Ludwig says, “During the closure, we encourage people to clean out their cupboards and closets.... Read more
Sports Cancellations Impacting the Milbank Area
MHS track and field practice restarts when school resumes on Monday, March 23 Practice start dates for MHS boys tennis and MHS girls golf TBD. The MHS wrestling awards potluck scheduled for Tuesday, March 17 has been postponed and will be rescheduled. The South Dakota AAU Youth Wrestling region... Read more