It’s Election Time – Do You Know How You Are Voting?
The 2016 General Election is here! The polls open at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, November 8. Absentee voting remains open until Monday, November 7, at 5 p.m. at the Grant County Auditor’s office in the Grant County Courthouse. Despite the focus on the presidential race, South Dakotans also have... Read more
Turn Back Your Clocks this Saturday
Who doesn’t enjoy an extra hour of sleep, especially on the weekend? This Saturday, Daylight Savings Time ends and everyone gets a chance to catch up on their zzz’s. Clocks are turned back one hour beginning at 2 a.m. on Sunday, November 6. Just because the change takes affect... Read more
Liquor Licenses Renewed At The Grant County Commissioners Meeting
The Grant County Commissioners met for their regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday, November 1 at the Milbank Courthouse. Liquor license renewals were approved for Pine Hills Golf Club, Gertje Van Lith Post 229 (the Big Stone Legion), and Bittersweet Lodge. Items approved on the consent agenda included: Vicki O’Donnell as... Read more
District 4 Senate Candidates Discuss Issues at Public Forum
District 4 Senate Candidates, Democrat Kathy Tyler and Republican John Wiik, took the hot seat to answer a series of questions during a public forum. The forum was held at the Milbank Visitor Center on October 29. In opening and closing remarks, Tyler said her campaign is about representing... Read more
House Candidates Voice Views at Public Forum
On November 8, voters will cast their ballots to choose two members of the South Dakota House of Representatives. The four candidates met and shared their views during a public forum October 29, at the Milbank Visitor Center. Vying for the two seats, are Republicans John Mills of Volga... Read more
Dale Prisinger Retires from Valley Queen Cheese
Dale Prisinger was honored by Valley Queen Cheese Factory, Inc. in Milbank on his last day of employment. He retired after 38 and a half years of service with the company. Prisinger started his career with Valley Queen on March 3, 1978, in the Packaging Room. He later moved... Read more
Milbank Man Charged with Second-Degree Murder
 Michael Swan, age 62 of Milbank, formerly of West Palm Beach, Florida, appeared before the Circuit Court in Grant County on Monday, October 31, on an amended charge of murder in the second degree. Swan is accused of killing his wife, Angelina Swan, on or about October 24 at... Read more
Grant-Deuel Students Attend All-State Chorus
Four students represented Grant-Deuel High School at South Dakota High School All-State Chorus and Orchestra in Sioux Falls from October 27 to October 29. Nearly 1000 students attended. The event culminated with a Grand Concert at the Denny Sanford Premier Center on Saturday evening. Representing Grant-Deuel were: soprano, Ashley... Read more
Mackayla Schuelke Named MHS October Student Of The Month
Milbank High School senior, Mackayla Schuelke, was chosen as the October Student of the Month. She is the daughter of Tammy and Kevin Schuelke. Mackayla is active in volleyball, basketball, and track. In addition to sports, she is also a member of the Art and Media Club. Outside of... Read more
Speakers Place At Recent Oral Interp Competitions
Milbank High School oral interp students brought home top ratings from two events. At the Northern State University meet on October 22, Caitlin Kroemer won first place in storytelling. She also won a fifth place finish in serious readings. Taylor Balling earned a fourth place award in poetry. The... Read more