Ty Wellnitz Earns Three Wins at Splash Central
The Milbank Area Lions Swim Team (MALST) competed at the 2022 Splash Central Invitational in Huron from June 24-26. TyLynn Wellnitz competed in the female 9-10 division. She earned first place in the 200-meter freestyle, first place in the 400-meter freestyle, first place in the100-meter backstroke, second place in the 200-meter IM, second place in the 50-meter... Read more
Milbank U8 Team Plays in Silver Slugger Tournament
The Milbank U8 baseball team competed in the  2022 Sunshine Foods Silver Slugger Tournament in Brandon Valley on June18-19. Ten teams, mostly from the Sioux Falls area made up the U8 division. In their first game on Saturday, the Milbank team was defeated by West Lyon 0-1. In their next game, Milbank played Brandon Valley Ambush, and Milbank took the loss at 1-5.   ... Read more
Post 9 Battles Castlewood
Post 9 battled with Castlewood Post 250 on Thursday evening, June 23, at Pribyl Park in Milbank. Castlewood won the first game at 6-4 in nine innings and the second game at 11-7. Game One Post 9 was trailing 3-0 going into the bottom of the sixth, but their offense finally... Read more
$6 Billion in Emergency Relief Payments Expected Soon
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced commodity and specialty crop producers impacted by natural disaster events in 2020 and 2021 will soon begin receiving emergency relief payments totaling approximately $6 billion. The payments will become available through the Farm Service Agency’s (FSA) new Emergency Relief Program (ERP) to offset crop... Read more
Junior Teeners Take Losses at Clark
The 14U Junior Teeners were back in action in Clark on Thursday, June 23. Milbank lost the first game 10-9 and the second game 12-2. Game One Jackson Wiese, Jeter Scoular, and Mack Koplin started the first game. They all drew walks to load the bases for Tyler Henje. Henje... Read more
SD Fire Marshal and Milbank Fire Chief Urge Caution With Fireworks
South Dakota’s Fire Marshal, Paul Merriman, urges people to be careful this Independence Day holiday. Fireworks sales began across the state yesterday, June 27, and continue through July 5. The final day it is legal to discharge fireworks is July 10. Merriman said, “People should make sure they know their... Read more
Dr. Lowell Gess

Dr. Lowell Gess

Obituaries June 28, 2022 0

Lowell Arthur Gess, age 100, passed away June 21, 2022 in his Alexandria, Minnesota home. Dr. Gess was preceded in death by wife Ruth Adabelle (Bradley) Gess, parents Arthur and Frances Gess and sister, June Malin. He is survived by children Tim (Joanne) Gess, Mary (Steve) Boehlke, Elizabeth (Robert)... Read more
South Dakota Offers Air Conditioning Assistance
As temperatures start to rise, the South Dakota Department of Social Services (DSS) reminds everyone of an important initiative. DSS offers assistance for repair and replacement of air conditioning systems to South Dakotans who own their home and are eligible for the Low-Income Energy Assistance Program. Eligibility for energy assistance... Read more
Dom Boerger Throws a No-Hitter
Sunday, June 19, started out as a special day because it was Father’s Day. It turned out to be extra special for Dom Boerger and the Milbank Firechiefs.  Boerger threw a no-hitter against the Clark Traders. He recorded 17 strikeouts and walked only one batter in the seven innings... Read more
Legion Post 9 to Host Pancake Feed this Sunday
The First Annual Post 9 Pancake Feed will be held at the Milbank Fire Hall on Sunday, June 26, from 9 a.m. until noon. A free will offering is requested.Proceeds from the pancake feed will go to activities supported by Milbank Legion Birch-Miller Post 9, American Legion Auxiliary Birch-Miller Post 9,... Read more