Arlo Levisen Fights Cancer With A Courageous Attitude
There is a quote – “the i in illness is for isolation and the beginning of wellness is we.” The author is unknown, but it could have been written by Arlo Levisen. Arlo serves as President of the Grant County Historical Society. He believes life is about making connections... Read more
Kathy Tyler To Run For State Senate
Kathy Tyler (D) of rural Big Stone City has announced her candidacy for South Dakota Senate District 4, which includes Grant and Deuel counties and parts of Brookings and Codington counties. Tyler is a former state representative having served in 2013 and 2014. She has kept close ties with the... Read more
Milbank High School Releases Third Quarter Honor Roll
Milbank High School announced the honor roll for the third quarter of the 2015-2016 school year. Students named to the list are as follows: Merit – 3.0 to 3.499 Freshmen: Nick Bates, Kellie Christians, Gabbi Cummins, Gabriella Elvik, Jessica Fenhaus, Austyn Fisher, Morgan Folk, Riley Gauer, Nathan Hansen, Nolan Hanson, Jaden... Read more
Jason Kettwig To Run For District 4 State Representative Seat
Jason Kettwig of Milbank has announced his candidacy for one of the two State Representative seats for District 4. He is a registered Republican seeking his first state government position. “I am running for the District 4 House seat because I feel I bring a unique amount of experience... Read more
GCDC Starts Housing Conversation
Grant County Development Corporation (GCDC) will sponsor a Dakotafire Cafe conversation centered around housing in the local community. “Dakotafire Cafes intend to get people talking about the topic presented in the latest issue of Dakotafire magazine,” explained Bobbie Bohlen, director of GCDC. “The Cafe is a series of events... Read more
Wiik Announces Senate Bid
District 4 Representative John Wiik, (R) Big Stone City, is launching a run for the South Dakota Senate for District 4. The first term Representative served on the House Commerce and Energy Committee, the House Taxation Committee, and is currently the Vice Chairman of the River Basin Natural Resource... Read more
Fatal Crash in Grant County
MILBANK, S.D. – A 23-year-old male was killed Tuesday afternoon in a one-vehicle crash northwest of Milbank. The name of the victim is not being released pending notification of family. He was the driver and only occupant in the vehicle. A 2001 Ford Expedition was traveling west on 141st... Read more
Backpack Program Extends Services Into Summer
The Milbank Area Backpack Program will extend into summer this year for the first time. “We invite people to take advantage of this opportunity just as they do during the school year,” stated coordinator Jenn Falk. “Even if we help one family, it’s a good thing.” A three-day supply... Read more
Members to Vote At Whetstone Valley Electric’s Annual Meeting
Members of Whetstone Valley Electric will cast their vote for directors and a proposed bylaw amendment on term limits during the cooperative’s annual meeting Thursday, March 31. Three director seats are up for election. Qualified member candidates have been nominated. Running for District 7, serving Grant Center and Alban... Read more
Middle School Students Donate To Cancer Walk Team
Milbank Middle School students donated $400 to the Bulldogs Fighting Cancer cancer walk team on Friday, March 18. Funds were earned as part of their service learning project. Mrs. Bre Schwandt’s homeroom hosted a teacher jean week. Teachers in all three schools- high school, middle school, and Koch School-... Read more