Grant County VSO Office Hours Changed
The Grant County Veterans Service Office recently changed its hours at the request of the veterans it serves. “We moved our hours to earlier in the day to accommodate our veterans,” stated Veterans Service Officer (VSO) Scott Malimanek. The VSO office hours are now Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 8... Read more
Big Stone Lake Opens For Fishing Saturday
All border water lakes will open for fishing Saturday, April 23. This includes Big Stone Lake. “The water temperature is around 55 degrees which should make for some great fishing,” stated Game, Fish and Parks Conservation Officer Jamie Pekelder. Walleyes are the predominate fish of Big Stone Lake, but... Read more
Lou Grows Plants Into Blooming Business
Lou’s Greenhouse in Big Stone City will open its doors Friday. Haven’t shopped there? Well, you might be the only gardener who hasn’t. “From now until July, we often have 100-200 people choosing plants at one time in our greenhouses,” said owner Lou Brown. “We have 110 shopping carts... Read more
Fred Deutsch Withdraws from 2016 SD House Race
Dr. Fred Deutsch announced his withdrawal from the 2016 South Dakota District 4 House of Representatives race. Deutsch has served District 4 from 2014-2016. “My wife, Kathleen, has requested I take a break to spend more time with my family and business,” Deutsch stated. Dr. Deutsch intends to run... Read more
Redmond and Trapp Qualify For National HOSA Conference
Milbank High School juniors Macie Redmond and Mallory Trapp earned a trip to Nashville, Tennessee to the Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) National Conference June 21-26. They will join 10,000 others, including over 100 South Dakota delegates, for the fortieth year of the conference. The event will feature... Read more
Hermans Chosen American Legionnaire of the Year
Floyd Hermans was voted Birch-Miller Post 9 Legionnaire of the Year. Award winners are selected on the basis of their contribution and service to the American Legion as well as their support for the community. As Post Sgt. at Arms, Floyd organizes the Honor/Color Guard for all veterans’ funerals... Read more
Landon Brown Competes at State National Geographic Bee
Landon Brown, eighth grade student at Milbank Middle School, competed in the South Dakota National Geographic Bee April 1, on the campus of NSU in Aberdeen. In March, Landon was declared the local winner of the geography bee held for all sixth through eighth grade students in Milbank. Local... Read more
VFW Auxiliary Membership Dues To Increase
The South Dakota VFW Auxiliary Treasurer received a notice from the national headquarters informing local auxiliaries that life membership fees may increase pending a vote at the national convention in July. “If the vote passes, fees will be raised September 1, if not sooner,” stated local VFW Auxiliary representative Sharon... Read more
Milbank FFA Floriculture Team Wins First At State
The Milbank FFA Floriculture team captured first place during the 88th Annual South Dakota State FFA Convention held in Brookings on the campus of South Dakota State University April 10-12. The team of Kimberly Aburto, Maddie Liebe, Korinne Roggenbuck, and Tera Hanson will represent South Dakota and the Milbank... Read more
Milbank School Board Election Cancelled
The election for the positions on the Milbank School District Board of Education has been cancelled. Current board members, Dick Schwandt, Tracy Upton, and Amy Thue, all submitted petitions and no challenging petitions were filed. The three positions will now be filled by the incumbents. Schwandt and Upton will... Read more