Emergency Food Giveaway to be Held in Milbank
The Grant County Christian Service Council is coordinating with Feeding South Dakota to provide an Emergency Food Giveaway in Milbank on Thursday, April 2. This giveaway is in addition to the giveaway planned for May 6. The Emergency Giveaway will be held April 2 from 2-3 p.m. in the... Read more
Pick Up Milbank School Locker Contents Tomorrow
The Milbank School District announced it will roll out its distance education tomorrow, March 26. The school has also boxed up items from the lockers of students in grades 6-12. Locker items can be picked up by going to the front door of the high school tomorrow between 7:30... Read more
WVEC Temporarily Closes Office
Dave Page, general manager at Whetstone Valley Electric Cooperative, announced the cooperative has temporarily closed its office to the public. Page says, “We’re still in full operation and stand ready to serve our customers. Please call us for regular service and parts. We’ll do all we can to serve... Read more
St. Lawrence School Implements Plan During Closure
Principal Brenda Anderson sent a letter to the parents and students of St. Lawrence School in Milbank. The letter outlines the school’s plans in response to the closure of all schools in South Dakota. Because the weather forecast is predicting inclement weather tomorrow, Principal Anderson also asks parents to... Read more
Inmates Escape from South Dakota Women’s Prison
Nine female inmates escaped from the South Dakota Women’s Prison minimum-security unit in Pierre last night, March 23. The women bolted from the Pierre Community Work Center after South Dakota Secretary of Health announced a fellow inmate had tested positive for the coronavirus.   The inmates left by an... Read more
Milbank City Council Passes Vote for Mandatory Closures
The Milbank City Council held an emergency meeting Tuesday, 3/24, to take further action to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus. A resolution was presented to the Council and passed with a unanimous vote in favor of passing Resolution 3-24-20. The resolution contains a directive to close all... Read more
Emergency Session of Commissioners Result in Courthouse Closure
Grant County auditor, Karen Layher, said, “After an emergency meeting of the Commission, it was decided to close the Grant County Courthouse to the public effective Tuesday, March 24. The office staff are reporting to work. A drop box has been placed outside the south entrance of the Courthouse... Read more
Emergency Session of Commissioners Result in Courthouse Closure
Grant County auditor, Karen Layher, said, “After an emergency meeting of the Commission, it was decided to close the Grant County Courthouse to the public effective Tuesday, March 24. The office staff are reporting to work. A drop box has been placed outside the south entrance of the Courthouse... Read more
Final Step Started for Milbank’s Main Street Completion
John Forman, administrator for the City of Milbank, reports construction began today on the final stage of the downtown street project. J & J Contracting removed the old asphalt and concrete from Main Street north of Railway Avenue to the railroad tracks. Forman says, “This week, if the weather... Read more
Mayor Raffety and Milbank City Council Held Emergency Meeting Tonight
The Milbank City Council held an emergency meeting on Monday, March 23 to discuss the COVID-19 virus situation in Milbank and the surrounding area. Mayor Pat Raffety released a statement saying, “While we still do not have a confirmed case here, there are confirmed cases in counties surrounding ours.... Read more