Verdict Delivered in Milbank Murder Case
A jury delivered a guilty verdict Thursday, September 14, in the Grant County murder trial of Michael Swan. Swan, age 63, was charged with second-degree murder in the death of his wife, 77-year-old Angelina Swan, at the couple’s Milbank apartment on October 24, 2016. Swan was charged with one... Read more
Milbank ACT Scores Below State Average
The 2017 ACT scores for Milbank students were released and discussed by the Milbank School District Board of Education during the board’s regular meeting September 11. Superintendent Tim Graf reported 76% of last year’s graduates completed the exam, with scores slightly lower than the previous year, and lower than... Read more
Gymnastics Coop with Ortonville Approved
The Milbank School District Board of Education met in regular session Monday, September 11. They approved a cooperative agreement with Ortonville to form a gymnastics coop. “Ortonville has not been able to secure a coach,” explained Superintendent Tim Graf. “Ortonville recently held an interest meeting where 11 girls in... Read more
Street Graphex Transformed into Boutique
Beth and Mark St. Martin, owners of Street Graphex on Main Street in Milbank, invite people to shop locally while checking out their newly transformed store. The couple’s remodeling project began with renovations to their home upstairs and the exterior of their building. In the process, they decided to... Read more
4-H’ers Earn Top Honors at State Fair
Over 50 Grant County 4-H’ers took their entries to the 2017 South Dakota State Fair in Huron August 31-September 4. Kadon Leddy brought home top honors for his Grand Champion Market Steer and his Reserve Champion Chianina Steer. Korbin Leddy won top place with his Grand Champion Charolais Steer.... Read more
Lieutenant Colonel Jason Kettwig Honored for 22 Years of Military Service
Lieutenant Colonel Jason Kettwig joins Milbank veterans recognized by an anonymous Milbank native seeking to honor local vets for their service and keep their stories alive. Kettwig was cited for serving 22 years in the military, including tours of Iraq and Afghanistan. Kettwig was already in the military when... Read more
Thrivent Financial Team Tops Chamber Golf Tourney
The four-man team from Thrivent Financial of Milbank took first place in the 12th Annual Milbank Area Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament August 30, at Pine Hills Golf Course. The winning team shot a 59 in the 18-hole scramble. Team members were Lance Hamman, Kiel Zinter, Joel Foster, and... Read more
Sam and Abbey Converse to Audition for American Idol
Milbank singers Sam and Abbey Converse are among thousands of contestants vying to become the next winner of American Idol. The sisters audition for the hit reality TV show Tuesday, August 29, at Lewis and Clark Landing in Omaha, Nebraska. “I’m so excited,” Sam exclaimed. “And I’m just so... Read more
Grant County Pheasants Forever Donates Shells
The Grant County Pheasants Forever donated 10 cases of shells to the youth trap shooting program at the Milbank Trap Range. The youth program holds weekly open shootings and will use the shells for practice. Funds for this donation and others like it are raised during the annual Grant... Read more
New Teachers at St. Lawrence School
St. Lawrence Catholic School in Milbank started the 2017-2018 school year Wednesday, August 23. Jesus is My Superhero is this year’s theme. Each month will feature a superhero from the Bible and illustrate how everyone is called to be superhero. Two new teachers joined the St. Lawrence staff. Susie... Read more