Korbin Leddy Prudential Spirit of Community Distinguished Finalist
Korbin Leddy, a member of Grant County 4-H and an eighth-grader at Milbank Middle School, was recognized as a South Dakota 2018 Prudential Spirit of Community Award Distinguished Finalist. He receives an engraved bronze medallion. Leddy began leading food drives when he was in third grade, and has mobilizied... Read more
Alaina Rausch Selected for 2018 SD High School All-State Band
Milbank High School sophomore Alaina Rausch, daughter of Tony and Deb Rausch, was selected as the 11th chair clarinet for the 2018 South Dakota High School All-State Lewis Band. She was one of 41 clarinets from across the state selected for the band. The 68th Annual South Dakota All-State... Read more
Big Stone Library Plans Valentine Storytime
“V” is for Valentine Storytime starts at 10 am on Saturday, February 10, at the Big Stone Library. Children age two through six are invited. Register at the library during regular hours or by email at bsclibrary12@hotmail.com. The library is located at 400 Washington Street in the corner of... Read more
Marshall Voeltz Wins MMS Geographic Bee
Eighth grade student, Marshall Voeltz, secured the top spot in the local National Geographic Bee at Milbank Middle School. He finished in the top position out of all the sixth, seventh and eighth grade students. Marshall has taken the qualifying test to determine if he will advance to the... Read more
Pekelder Warns Anglers on Lakes
Jamie Pekelder of South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks advises anglers to use caution when heading onto the ice at area lakes. “If you are unsure of ice conditions, check the thickness before driving,” he says. “Stay away from shoreline areas with springs and creeks flowing into them, and... Read more
Laura Mueller Celebrates Cancer Free Birthday
Laura Mueller just celebrated her 40th birthday. Forty is a special birthday, but for Laura this one holds extra meaning. Not only is she starting a new decade, she is starting it cancer free. “Breast cancer doesn’t have to be a life sentence or something to destroy you,” she... Read more
Fire Burns Rethke Home
The Milbank Fire Department responded to a fire call at the home of Mark Rethke on Wednesday, January 24, at 3:18 p.m. The home is located at 14497 SD Hwy 15. The rescue team arrived to find a single-story residence with a walk-out basement. Smoke was emanating from all... Read more
New Doctor and Psychologist Joining Avera Milbank
Avera Medical Group Milbank announces James Bailey, MD, a family medicine physician, will join the clinic in February. In addition, his wife, Wendy Bailey, PhD, will also join the staff as a psychologist in summer 2018. Their five children also will relocate to the Milbank area this summer. Dr.... Read more
VanMeters Have First Baby of 2018 at Milbank Hospital
Sara and Ryan VanMeter of Milbank are the parents of the first baby born in 2018 at the Milbank Area Hospital Avera. Millicent Jeannette VanMeter was delivered by Dr. Nanci Van Peursem on Wednesday, January 24, at 10:53 p.m. The little bundle of joy weighed 7 pounds and 3 ounces... Read more
Grant County Combined Appeal Keeps on Giving
Grant County Combined Appeal gives to the community through the generosity of its many donors. The organization donated $1,546.85 each to the Salvation Army and the Grant County Food Pantry on Thursday, January 25. The 2017 drive exceeded the goal of $185,000, and the excess dollars are also being... Read more