Tye Schaffer Chosen as Honorary Chairperson for 2019 Cancer Walk
Nine-year-old Tye Schaffer was chosen as the honorary chairperson for the 2019 It Only Takes a Spark Cancer Walk on June 14 at Lake Farley Park in Milbank. He will lead the first lap in the Survivor Walk. Tye is the youngest honorary chairperson to be selected in the... Read more
Food Giveaway Set for June 12
The Grant County Christian Service Council and Feeding South Dakota are co-sponsoring a food giveaway on Wednesday, June 12 at the Grant County 4-H exhibit building in Milbank. The giveaway runs from 4:30 to 6 p.m. or whenever the food is gone. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. No parking... Read more
Tommy’s Popcorn Stand Opens Tonight
Tommy’s Popcorn Stand opens for the summer on June 7. Get your popcorn, candy, root beer, and sno cones on Friday and Saturday nights from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. at Lake Farley Park. Tommy’s Popcorn Stand, now run by the Milbank Kiwanis, continues a tradition started in 1963.   Read more
Katelyn Loutsch Steinlicht Awarded Medical Scholarship
The South Dakota State Medical Association Foundation recognized its 2019 USD Sanford School of Medicine scholarship winners at the SDSMA annual conference on May 31. Katelyn Loutsch Steinlicht of Milbank was selected as a recipient of the J. Michael McMillin Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to incoming freshman medical... Read more
Results in for Milbank School Board Election
Early results are in for the Milbank School District Board of Education election held today, June 4. Polls closed at 7 p.m. The 6.64% turnout of 307 voters cast ballots with the opportunity to vote for two candidates. The unofficial count stands at 253 votes for the incumbent Tracy... Read more
Jimmy Gesswein Celebrates His Birthday and The Second Annual Fishing Contest
Today, June 4, is Jimmy Gesswein’s Birthday. He’s blowing out the candles and wishing for a big bite – but not just of cake. He’s hoping the biggest bite will be on the end of his fishing line! You sea, Jimmy is an avid fisherman and it’s that time... Read more
Don’t Forget to Vote Today, June 4
June 4 is the Milbank School District Board of Education election. Polls will be open today until 7 p.m. in the lobby of the Milbank High School. Candidates include Eric Strobl, Tracy Upton (incumbent), and Dick Schwandt (incumbent). The two candidates who receive the most votes will be elected... Read more
Deadlines for FSA Prevented Planting and Failed Acreage Reports
The Grant County FSA reminds producers to report prevented planted and failed acreage. The reporting dates along with other guidelines differ between FSA and crop insurance. Producers need to consult with their insurance agent regarding the crop insurance guidelines. Acres intended to be planted, but due to natural disaster,... Read more
Bennett Schwenn Breaks MHS School Record and Wins First at State Track
MHS freshman Bennett Schwenn won the triple jump championship at the 2019 South Dakota State A Track and Field Meet for the preliminary events in Tea on May 24 and the finals in Sioux Falls on May 25. Bennett’s jump of 43′ 8.5″ also broke his own school record. In... Read more
Deadline to Request USDA-FSA Grain Loans is May 31
The Grant County FSA reminds eligible farmers the deadline to request Marketing Assistance Loans (MALs) is May 31, 2019. MALs, which provide interim financing on production, aid cash flow while removing the need to sell commodities immediately following harvest when market prices are typically low. The final date to... Read more