CAFO Ordinance Added to June Primary Election Ballot
Ordinance 2016-1, which establishes zoning regulations in Grant County and addresses concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs), will be added to the ballot for the June primary election. The Grant County Commissioners voted to accept several referral petitions and let the public decide whether or not to uphold the adoption... Read more
Whetstone Valley Electric Awards Scholarships
Whetstone Valley Electric announced their 2016 scholarship winners during its annual meeting Thursday, March 31. Senior Chris Loutsch was awarded a $1,000 scholarship from Basin Electric Power Cooperative as a dependent of an employee in the Basin Cooperative network. Fellow classmate Heidi Bergquist was selected as the winner of... Read more
Primary Election Set
Citizens of Grant County will head to the polls on Tuesday, June 7, to cast their votes in the primary election. In the Grant County Commission race, eight candidates filed petitions for two available seats. Clayton Tucholke currently holds the District 2 seat and announced earlier this year he... Read more
MHS Student Council Named Outstanding Council
The Milbank High School student council was recently named Outstanding Student Council by the South Dakota High School Activities Association. The group will be receiving their award at the state convention next week. The activities association implemented the incentive program in 1989 in an effort to increase the number... Read more
Drivers Education Scheduled for Summer Classes
The Milbank School District will offer a Drivers Education course this summer. High school students should already be signed up through the school. Registration for eighth grade students began today, Monday, April 4. “Please get your registration in as soon as possible, as slots fill up quickly,” said Brad... Read more
Milbank School Board Votes to Re-Bid Lighting Project
The Milbank School District Board of Education met in special session Tuesday, March 29, and voted to request a re-bid for the LED Lighting Retrofit project. “We need to be able to compare apples to apples so we can make the best decision possible,” stated Superintendent Tim Graf. The... Read more
Milbank Middle School Releases Third Quarter Honor Roll
The Milbank Middle School has announced its third quarter honor roll for the 2015-2016 school year. Students named to the list are as follows: Eighth Grade Distinction 3.800 or higher Taylor Bray, Eli Fischer, Bailey Frerichs, Gracie Korstjens, Stewart Loehrer, JD Lusk, Amy Nelson, Makenna Osowski, Roxana Payan-Montes, Logan Paysen, Makenzie... Read more
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