New Pastor to Lead Living Word Church
Living Word Lutheran Church has welcomed its new pastor, Kent Groethe. His wife, Kay, will serve as the new Director of Youth Ministries. The Groethes moved to Milbank from Arizona, but are originally from Minnesota – Kent from St. Cloud and Kay from Park Rapids. The couple met while... Read more
Dog Show Held at 4-H Grounds
Grant County 4-H’ers participated in the 4-H Dog Project this summer and finished by holding their dog show July 25, at the 4-H grounds. The overall winner was Cara Berkner. The hardest worker awards went to Kendra and Kalli Grong. Topping the field in showmanship were Kylie Mogen, senior;... Read more
Mueller Defends Weed Spraying Plan
The Grant County Commissioners held their regular meeting of the board Tuesday, August 1. The board reviewed the county’s spraying plan with weed supervisor Nathan Mueller. Commissioner Bill Street requested the review at the previous meeting after seeing areas of concern. Mueller said, “We have a lot of regulations... Read more
Gall is New Info Systems Manager at OAHS
Tyler Gall is the new Information Systems Manager at Ortonville Area Health Services. (OAHS). Tyler has been a PC/network support technician at OAHS since April 2015, and, in his new position, will be responsible for the operation of all computer systems at OAHS. “Tyler has built strong relationships with... Read more
Excavator Causes Gas Leak
The Milbank Fire and Rescue Department responded to a call of a gas leak at approximately 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 29. The leak occurred at the home of Jason and Amber Wellnitz in Henze Addition in Milbank. According to Assistant Fire Chief David Giesen, work was being done... Read more
MHS Cheerleaders Begin Practice
The Milbank High School football cheerleaders for the 2017 season will begin practice tomorrow, Tuesday, August 1, according to MHS Cheer Advisor April Anderson. Prior to the first day of school, practices are Tuesday, August 1; Thursday, August 3; Monday, August 7, and Thursday, August 10, from 10 a.m.... Read more
Grant County Achievement Days Schedule Set
Grant County Achievement Days take place from Monday, August 7, through Wednesday, August 9, at the Grant County 4-H grounds south of the American Lutheran Church on Flynn Drive in Milbank. But if you can’t wait that long, new this year, are a 5K run and two-mile fun walk,... Read more
Twin Brooks Threshing Show to Feature Minneapolis Moline
The Minneapolis Moline tractor will be the star of the 31st Annual Twin Brooks Threshing Show. The old-fashioned threshing bee is a two-day event Saturday, August 12, and Sunday, August 13. Activities include: threshing, tractor plowing, antique combining, horse demonstrations, corn grading, corn shelling, and vintage hay making. Features... Read more
National Night Out Set for August 3
The annual National Night Out event in Milbank is scheduled for Thursday, August 3, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Milbank Fire Hall. The nationwide event is planned to help the community join together, get to know your neighbors and all first responders within the area. “The kids... Read more
Nearly 1500 Attend Farley Country Concert
The Lake Farley Summer Event Series staged its country music concert featuring Craig Morgan under the stars on July 22, at Farley Park. According to Milbank Area Chamber of Commerce Events Director Laura Kelly, “We moved to the old train depot area closer to the lake this year. We... Read more