Grant County Commissioners Meeting- June 4
June 4, 2020 The Grant County Commission met at 8AM by telephonic conference with the public. The meeting was held in the Courthouse Community Room. Commissioners Buttke, Mach, Stengel, Street and Tostenson were present at the meeting site. Chairman Mach called the meeting to order. Motion by Buttke and... Read more
Construction on New School Nears Completion
The Milbank School District Board of Education met on June 8. Items on the agenda included: expectations for the upcoming school year, construction on the new elementary school, and the capital outlay fund. Regarding school next fall, it was reported a state task force was formed, but has not... Read more
Farley Fest to Happen This July– Band Announced
Just when you think there’s nothing to do this summer, Farley Fest comes through for you! The 2020 Farley Fest tradition continues Friday, July 31 and Saturday, August 1 at Lake Farley Park in Milbank. Judd Hoos, a rock band from the Black Hills, headlines the concert ticket at... Read more
Bulldog Athletes to Start Training Next Week
mermerThe Milbank School District Board of Education met at its regular meeting on June 8. The board approved the resumption of Bulldog athletic training this summer. Milbank Activities Director Ryan Scoular explained to the board the three-phase system the South Dakota High School Activities Association outlined. According to Scoular,... Read more
Fireworks to be Held on 4th of July in Milbank
Laurie Folk, director of the Milbank Area Chamber of Commerce, announced their annual fireworks display will go on as planned this year. The show starts at dusk on July 4 at Lake Farley Park. Attendees will notice only minor changes: 1. Everyone is required to use the front entrance... Read more
Baseball to Start in Milbank
The Milbank Ball Diamond Association met Wednesday, June 10, and approved the start of the 2020 baseball season for upper-age athletes and teams. There will be no youth baseball for kids under 12 this summer. According to Darin Mertens, secretary-treasurer of the organization, the MBDA made the decision after... Read more
Drive-Through MHS Graduation and Parade to be June 14
Graduates of the MHS Class of 2020 will celebrate by cruising through Milbank on Sunday, June 14. The parade will follow a drive-through ceremony in the school parking lot beginning at 2 p.m. The parade route will go down 10th Avenue to South Main Street, through Main Street, down... Read more
Grant County Library Reopens Today
The Grant County Public Library reopens its doors to the public Tuesday, June 9. During June, library hours are Monday through Thursday from 1- 6 p.m. and Friday from 1-5 pm. The library will be closed on Saturday and Sunday. Patrons are asked to wear masks inside the building,... Read more
Local Ag Producers to Receive Direct Payments Due to Coronavirus
Agricultural producers can now apply for USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), which provides direct payments to offset impacts from the coronavirus crisis. The application and a payment calculator are available online, and USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) staff members are available via phone, fax, and online tools to... Read more
Cancer Walk Canceled- New Plans Made
The 2020 It Takes a Spark Cancer Walk scheduled for June 12 has officially been canceled, but Ann Tuchscherer, a core committee member of the walk, says, “In July, expect a brand new look in fundraising for Grant County cancer patients. In lieu of the traditional cancer walk, core... Read more