SummitWind Promises Jobs
According to Jim Newcomb, certified financial planner for SummitWind, the placement of wind turbines just south of Summit in Farmington Township will create up to 100 temporary jobs during the construction phase and six permanent positions during operation. The Grant County Commissioners signed a letter of support for the... Read more
Schulte New Music Teacher at St. Lawrence
Elizabeth Schulte was hired as the new music teacher at St. Lawrence School. Schulte, who relocated from Hilliard, Ohio, began her duties Tuesday, September 6. “We are excited to have Mrs. Schulte join our St. Lawrence family,” stated Principal Brenda Anderson. Schulte is a 1989 Milbank High School graduate... Read more
Events at the Grant County Library
Tech Tuesday Want to learn to download and listen to free audio books or read EBooks? Tech Tuesdays are back at the Grant County Public Library. Tech Tuesday happens by appointment on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. Please call the library at 432-6543 as appointments are... Read more
St. Lawrence School Earns Money Through Recycling
“Don’t throw it away- recycle it! Recycling is a a great fundraiser for our school,” stated Principal Brenda Anderson. Mason City Recycling of Mason City, IA, brings a semi trailer to St. Lawrence School every six weeks. During those days, school and community members fill the trailer with paper... Read more
11th Annual Chamber Golf Scramble Held
The Lantern Inn/Milbank Winwater/Tech One team captured first place at the Milbank Area Chamber of Commerce golf scramble August 25, at Pine Hills Golf Course. Team members were: Scott Jackson, Dave Wagner, Scott Niedert, and Kiel Zinter. Second place went to the United Hardware team. Players included: Darryl Lee,... Read more
Riders Take Control Of Cattle At WVRA Team Penning
Fourteen of 24 teams penned at least two of their cattle at the Whetstone Valley Rodeo Association’s team penning event on August 27. Monte Rosen, Marsha Wieting, and Craig Magedanz took home the first place money with a time of 48.03 seconds. Dave Hardie, Keith Mendenhall, and Dustin Hills... Read more
City Drains Water Tower Today
The City of Milbank will drain the water tower today. While this sounds extreme, City Administrator Jason Kettwig explained it is normal and the process is done every three to four years to enable maintenance. “We perform this type of maintenance regularly to clean the inside coating and prevent... Read more
More Students Than Anticipated Enrolled In Milbank School District
The school bell rang for the first time this year with 924 students enrolled district-wide in Milbank. “This number is still somewhat tentative and does not include Bulldog pre-school students,” stated Superintendent Tim Graf. According to Graf, the district anticipated and budgeted for roughly 910 students. The total is... Read more
Grant County 4-Her’s Earn Ribbons At Achievement Days
The South Dakota State Fair is just around the corner! It runs from September 1-5 in Huron. Grant County Achievement Days marked the last stop for all 4-H’ers on their journey to the Fair. During the State Fair, the local winners will compete in the livestock and static events... Read more
Amy Brandriet Brings Diverse Background To Koch School
Amy Brandriet and her family are ready to begin the 2016-2017 school year in a new atmosphere. Amy is the Koch School principal and brings with her a very diverse background that will be beneficial to both staff and students. Amy is a DeSmet High School graduate. After graduation,... Read more