David Gloe Named Grand Champion of Q-Fest
The first event in the Lake Farley Summer Event Series was rated a success according to Milbank Area Chamber of Commerce Events Director Laura Kelly. “It was tough with the wind and cold temperatures, but we are very grateful for all those who attended and took part in our... Read more
Kosbob and Kuefler Win South Dakota Cornhole Tournament
Matt Kosbob and Chase Kuefler of Ortonville, Minnesota won South Dakota’s Largest Cornhole Tournament. The tournament was held during the Lake Farley Summer Events Series on June 24, at Lake Farley Park in Milbank. Matt Wellnitz and Jon Gerhold took second place. Nineteen teams competed. “We were really happy... Read more
Valley Queen Cheese Announces $50 Million Expansion
  Valley Queen’s Board of Directors has approved a $50 million investment in its facility in Milbank. This expansion project, dubbed “VQ Next,” will increase the firm’s processing capacity by 25% to over 5 million pounds of milk per day. All milk will be supplied from dairies within a 100-mile... Read more
Valley Queen Honored For Employing Veterans
The 99th Annual South Dakota American Legion Convention was held at the Watertown Ramkota and Convention Center June 15-18. Tim and Donna Jurgens, Charles and Karen Layher, Dennis Adelman, and Bill Schumacher represented Birch-Miller Post 9 of Milbank. Gary Lindemann and Aaron Smith represented the Big Stone Legion. Sue... Read more
740th Transportation Company Receives Fifth Superior Unit Award
The South Dakota Army National Guard’s 740th Transportation Company of Milbank received a National Guard Superior Unit Award June 15, during annual training at Camp Guernsey, Wyoming. Brigadier General Kevin Griese, SDARNG Assistant Adjutant General and State Command Sergeant Major James Hoekman, presented the award. “You are in the... Read more
Adam Bury Races to Victory
Seventeen-year-old Adam Bury of Milbank is serious about his fun. Bury’s hobby is motocross racing. He’s good at it and has a room full of trophies to prove it. Two years ago, he was the top racer at the Midwest Regional Shootout. He made first place by accruing the... Read more
Lake Farley Summer Events Series Starts Saturday
The 2017 Lake Farley Summer Event Series starts Saturday, June 24, and there’s fun for everyone. Why not plan to spend the day? Start with the Community Parade. The parade starts at 10:30 a.m. and travels north on Main Street to Highway 15 near Lake Farley Park. (Entries are... Read more
Zach Waletich to Lead Tennis Camp in Milbank
Milbank High School graduate and tennis standout, Zach Waletich, will lead a youth tennis camp in Milbank at Cantine Courts. The camp is being organized through Courts Plus Community Fitness center in Fargo, ND, with tennis director and Minnesota State University Moorhead (MSUM) head coach Oliver Summers. He will... Read more
MHS Art and Media Students Experience New York
Simone de Beauvoir said, “There is something in the New York air that makes sleep useless.” Fifteen students from the MHS art and media club, accompanied by teachers Nancy Pauli and Nancy Quade, made the same discovery on their recent visit to the Big Apple. Their five-day trip included... Read more
Mogard Sues City, Officials for Wrongful Termination
  The City of Milbank, along with city administrator Jason Kettwig and Police Chief Boyd VanVooren, have been named as defendants in a lawsuit filed by David Mogard, former police officer with the Milbank Police Department. The suit, filed with Northern Plains Federal Court, claims Mogard was wrongfully terminated... Read more