Pekelder Predicts Ice Out
Should you plan to take your boat or your ice shack to the fishing opener? District conservation officer supervior of Game, Fish, and Parks, Jamie Pekelder, predicts the ice will remain on Big Stone Lake another two weeks. Pekelder says his office determines the Ice Out as being able... Read more
Ribbon Cutting Held at Bent Arrow Archery Range & Pro Shop
Bent Arrow Archery Range & Pro Shop of Milbank celebrated its Grand Opening with a ribbon cutting, sponsored by the Milbank Area Chamber of Commerce, Friday, March 29. Mark and Ashlie Veen own the business located in the former middle school at 307 South 5th Street in Milbank. Read more
Milbank Middle School Releases Third Quarter Honor Roll
Milbank Middle School has announced the third quarter honor rolls. Students named are as follows: Grade Eight Distinction 3.800 or higher GPA Nick Batchelor Cole Brown Maiah Brown Taryn Dusky William Karels Ella Kasuske Danielle Kennedy Kaden Krause Madison Mathews Marion Mischel Hattie Muellenbach Alexis Ninneman Savanna Osowski Jack... Read more
Eischens to Step Down from Chamber
Chelcie Eischens has been membership and finance director for the Milbank Area Chamber since July 2016. She plans to step down from that position this June. Chelcie says, “When I started, I didn’t know anyone, now I know so many people on different levels – from business associates to... Read more
Standing Room Only at Grant County Commissioners Meeting
The courtroom at the Grant County Courthouse was standing room only today at a special meeting conducted by the Grant County Commissioners. The meeting was called to discuss the county zoning regulations regarding wind energy systems and the necessity of a review of the regulations and request for recommendations... Read more
Zastrows to Leave Peace Lutheran Church
“It’s just like a wishbone, you’re getting pulled in two directions, and one of them is going to win. Both are important,” said Pastor Nathan Zastrow of Peace Lutheran Church in Milbank and St. John’s Lutheran Church in Summit. Zastrow will soon be leaving the congregations he has led... Read more
Whetstone Valley Electric Rates to Remain Stable
The 77th Annual Membership Meeting of Whetstone Valley Electric Cooperative, Inc., was held on Thursday, March 22, in Milbank. President Bill Tostenson conducted the meeting. Tostenson confirmed the presence of 225 voting members and declared a quorum. Treasurer Krista Atyeo-Gortmaker reviewed the 2017 operating statement, balance sheet, auditor’s letter,... Read more
Nefs and Gonzenbachs Offer Share of Ownership to Valley Queen Employees
Valley Queen today announced the establishment of the Valley Queen company stock profit sharing plan and trust. Valley Queen was founded in 1929 by Alfred Nef and Alfred Gonzenbach and had remained a family owned and operated business. Ray Trankle, Valley Queen’s chairman of the board, told employees that... Read more
Grand Opening at Bent Arrow Archery Range & Pro Shop March 29
Maybe you’ve imagined yourself as Robin Hood robbing from the rich and giving to the poor? Or Anguy from Game of Thrones who managed more than his share of stellar moves with a bow and arrow? Either way, you’re going to need more than a leather vest and few... Read more
Rausch Plays in All-State Band
Alaina Rausch, MHS sophomore, played her clarinet in the 68th Annual High School All-State Band Grand Concert in Rapid City on March 24. Rausch was a member of the Lewis Band under the direction of Dr. Christopher Chapman. Dr. Chapman is currently the Director of Bands for the Oregon... Read more