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
Milbank School Registration is August 9-10
The first day of school for students in the Milbank School District is Wednesday, August 23. Classes start at 8:15 a.m. On the first day, school dismisses at 2 p.m. Koch Elementary, Milbank Middle School, and Milbank High School offices open Monday, July 31. Registration is Wednesday, August 9,... Read more
Viola Street Project on Schedule
Construction continues on South Viola Street in Milbank. According to Jason Kettwig, administrator for the City of Milbank, “We are on track and scheduled to have asphalt laid before school starts.” The concrete crew is working on driveways, sidewalks, and approaches. “Once that work is done, we finish grading... Read more
City Plans to Demolish House
The Grant County commissioners approved deeding Lot 17, Block 59, to the City of Milbank during its regular meeting on Friday, July 21. The residential lot at 133 Diggs Avenue contains a home in foreclosure. The city will apply for a grant under the Bulldoze, Beautify, Build (BBB) program... Read more
Fires Ignite at Victory Farms
Hay bales spontaneously combusted at Victory Farms on Monday, July 17. According to Milbank Fire Chief Kevin Schuelke, windy conditions caused the fire to spread to a silage pile and other bales. “Because of the dry, windy conditions and the square footage the bales covered, we had to use... Read more
Roger and Melanie Reiners Leave for Sierra Leone
Roger and Melanie Reiners of Milbank departed for Sierra Leone Tuesday, July 18, on a three-week trip to continue their work with the Kissy United Methodist Church Eye Hospital in Freetown. Despite fracturing his hip in a work-related fall at the end of June, Roger is eager to return... Read more
Cars Burglarized, Gun Stolen in Milbank
The Milbank Police Department investigated three calls of burglarized cars on July 13. Lukas Jackson at Terrace Garden Apartments reported his red 1999 Ford pickup was compromised and a DPMS AR-10 rifle was stolen. The rifle has a ballistic barrel and a Nightforce NXS scope. “If anyone has any... Read more
Tickets Still Available for Farley Country Concert
The big event of the summer, the Lake Farley Summer Event Series Country Concert featuring Craig Morgan, is right around the corner, and tickets are still available according to Milbank Area Chamber of Commerce Event Director Laura Kelly. “Tickets are going fast, but they are still available,” Kelly stated.... Read more