Korbin Leddy Shares the Harvest and a Challenge
It’s harvest time across South Dakota. Fields and backyard gardens are loaded with fresh produce. Korbin Leddy, 12, and his family are avid gardeners and often have more produce than they can eat. The Leddy’s can some for the winter and also donate tomatoes, cucumbers, and green beans to... Read more
Junior Busy Bees Provide 4-H Tour For OST Students
The Junior Busy Bees 4-H Club hosted their annual tour of the Grant County 4-H grounds to 44 of the summer OST students on August 2, during Achievement Days. First, second and third grade students received tours of the animal barn and the static building. The fourth to sixth grade guests completed a... Read more
Twin Brooks Threshing Show Celebrates 30 Years
The Twin Brooks Threshing Show is celebrating its 30th birthday. Grab your party hat and overalls and head to the threshing grounds five miles west and one and one-half miles north of Milbank, this Saturday and Sunday, August 13 and 14. The old-fashioned threshing bee will feature: threshing, a... Read more
OTP and Co-Bank Donate to Community Transit Van
Kevin Kouba of Otter Tail Power presented a check for $2,500 to Milbank Community Transit and Co-Bank matched that amount, for a total of $5,000. “We thank Otter Tail and Co-Bank for their generous donation,” stated Bill Tostenson, driver for Community Transit. “We are near $30,000 and close to... Read more
Loutsch, Wagner Earn Eagle Scout Awards
Nathan Loutsch, 16, and Benjamin Wagner, 17, both of Milbank have joined the ranks of those who soar with the Eagles. They earned the highest award the Boy Scouts of America offers to scouts – the Eagle Scout Award. Loutsch and Wagner will be recognized in a ceremony on... Read more
New Nine-Hole Frisbee Golf Course Added At Pribyl Park
Young and old alike have yet another outdoor activity to take part in thanks to many businesses within the Milbank community. A new Frisbee golf course was erected at Pribyl Park July 24. The idea was put into action by Cheri Meagher and her family. “My kids enjoy playing... Read more
New Restaurant Opening in Milbank Mall
Even if you aren’t hungry for Mexican food today, you might be tamale. Guadalupe’s, a Mexican restaurant, opens in the Milbank Mall in August and plans to be fully operational by September 1. Guadalupe’s owners, Esther and Jeorgino Ramirez and family, will serve authentic Mexican cuisine. “We call it Mexican... Read more
Third Generation Steps Up To Manage Berens Warehouse Groceries
As Berens Warehouse Groceries nears its fortieth anniversary, the third generation of the Berens family is stepping into a management role. Brandon Berens, son of Bob and Michelle Berens, was hired as the general store manager. “Nobody could be more excited and proud than my dad, Dick,” stated Bob.... Read more
Grant County 4-H Members Excel At State Horse Show
Cassidy Schwagel earned a first place finish in junior trail and was fifth overall in junior western showmanship at the South Dakota State 4-H Horse Show July 18-21 at the South Dakota State Fairgrounds in Huron. Nine youth from the Grant County 4-H program competed. Brooke Schwagel, Marion and... Read more
Milbank Native Serves His Craft Beer at Republican National Convention
They say an elephant drinks a bathtub full of water every day. That’s a lot of suds! Last week at the Republican National Convention, another kind of elephant enjoyed another kind of suds. Fernson Brewing Company of Sioux Falls was selected to exclusively serve its beer at the House Of... Read more