Riders Chase Feisty Cattle During WVRA Team Penning Saturday
Twenty-nine teams did their best to pen three cattle of the same number during Saturday’s Whetstone Valley Rodeo Association’s team penning event. It was a perfect night, but the cattle were on the feisty side. Three teams accomplished the task, while four teams were able to pen one or... Read more
New Pieces Installed in Sculpture Garden
Installation for the 2016 Sculpture Garden in Milbank began Tuesday, June 14, with all nine pieces set in place by Saturday, June 18. “Four artists were on hand to remove the 2015 pieces and help install this year’s pieces,” explained Bobbie Bohlen of the Grant County Development Corporation and... Read more
MALST Supported By Combined Appeal
The Milbank Area Lions Swim Team is funded in part by the Grant County Combined Appeal. Swimmers displaying the team’s support banner are (back row, left to right): Amaya Street, William Karels, Clare Van Dover, and Makenna Osowski. Middle row: Hope Karels, Emma DeBoer, Grant VanPeursem, Jessica VanPeursem, Savanna... Read more
Milbank’s Smarter Balance Test Scores Revealed
The Milbank School District Board of Education reviewed the results from this year’s Smarter Balance Assessment. The district’s test scores were similar to last year’s, but scores in comparison to state averages decreased. “Overall we are pleased with the scores,” stated Superintendent Tim Graf. “We are optimistic that our... Read more
Grant County 4-H First to Develop Aquatic Robotics
Grant County 4-H members formed an aquatic robotics team and designed and built an ROV (remotely operated vehicle). Members are: Benett Street, Marion Mischel, Noah Steinlicht, Dylan Bohn, Logan Meyer, William Karels, and Isaac Sousa. They are guided by 4-H Extension Educator Sara Koepke. The group is the first... Read more
BSWC Gives Back

BSWC Gives Back

Local News June 21, 2016 0

The organizers of the Big Stone Walleye Classic (BSWC) made two donations to charities from the proceeds of this year’s fishing tournament. A $250 donation was given to the 2016 Camp Daniel and another $250 donation was made to Together 2016. A group from Calvary Church in Milbank will... Read more
Milbank School Board Discusses Possible Mill Levy Decrease
The status of the general fund and a preliminary review of the budget for the 2016-2017 school year were discussed at the regular meeting of the Milbank School District Board of Education on Monday, June 13. According to Superintendent Tim Graf, the district is poised to reduce the mill... Read more
4-H Malt Wagon Serves 3,500 Malts
The Grant County 4-H Malt Wagon served over 3,500 malts during the three-day event June 6-8. The event raised over $4,000 for the Grant County 4-H and Shooting Sports programs. New activities implemented for youth include aquatic robotics, Lego storytelling, and a year-round sewing club. The event is run... Read more
Berkner Sons Follow in Father’s Footsteps
Curt and Charlie Berkner grew up following their father, Jim, around his excavating business. Like most young boys, they couldn’t resist playing in the dirt. Now, 49 years later, they all continue to work side by side. The trio owns and operates Berkner Excavating & Gravel in Milbank. Jim... Read more
Father-Son Team Wins Bulldog Open
The MHS boys and girls golf programs hosted their annual Bulldog Open fundraiser June 12, at Pine Hills Golf Course in Milbank. The father-son team of Phil Seehafer, Sean Zimny, Ryan Schreurs, and Stu Schreurs carded a 63 to win the tournament. The event raised $1,080 for the golf programs.  “A... Read more