Bobbie Bohlen Resigns From Grant County Development Corporation
Bobbie Bohlen resigned as director of the Grant County Development Corporation on Friday, July 24. Bohlen has served as the director since September 2011. According to Bohlen, she plans to pursue other personal and professional interests. She will remain in office until September 15 to assist in the transition... Read more
Dr. Peter Reynen Returns to Milbank Area Hospital
Physician Peter Reynen returns to Milbank and the staff of Milbank Area Hospital Avera on September 1. Reynen began his medical career in Milbank in 1997. He departed in 2012, but returned on a part-time basis in 2018. He served as a hospitalist at the Milbank hospital while also... Read more
Summer Readers Awarded Prizes at Big Stone Library
A total of 181 hours of reading was logged by 23 children during 2020 Summer Reading at the Big Stone City Branch Library. Children earned prizes by reading and doing activity pages as well as art projects and sending pictures of their finished work to the library by email or by... Read more
Third Generation of Fraasch Family Continues Tradition of Military Service
If you overheard someone say, “It’s super if the kids want to blow things up!”, you might be inclined to call the police. But Wayde Fraasch always adds, “In the defense of our country, of course!” Wayde’s dad, Doug, probably said the same thing to him. Doug Fraasch joined... Read more
Milbank Boy Scouts Summer Camp Includes COVID-19 Safety Measures
Members of Milbank Boy Scout Troop 45 left Sunday, July 19, for summer camp. The scouts are practicing their skills in Nebraska along the banks of the Platte River at Camp Cedars. Scoutmaster Jeff Loutsch said, “It has been a different year so far with virtual meetings and cancelled... Read more
Milbank Firechiefs Stay Undefeated
The Milbank Firechiefs ended their regular season with a 7-3 victory over Lake Norden on Friday, July 17, at the Milbank Baseball Field at Pribyl Park. The win gave the Chiefs a perfect 9-0 regular season. Milbank now heads to the 2020 District 1B Amateur Tournament as the No.... Read more
Milbank to Return to Fall Sports on Schedule With Fan Attendance
The South Dakota High School Activities Association Board of Directors voted unanimously Wednesday, July 22, in favor of a proposal to allow all sanctioned high school fall sports and activities to start in August. South Dakota joins Iowa, Nebraska, and North Dakota in deciding to proceed with a fall sports... Read more
New Councilman Josh Karels Plans to Build on His Experience
Josh Karels was sworn in as the newest member of the Milbank City Council on July 13. Karels was appointed by Milbank Mayor Pat Raffety to fill in a one-year vacancy created when Evan Grong resigned in April. Mayor Raffety says, “I chose Josh because I have worked with... Read more
Holscher and Bredvik Win WCGC Golf Tourney
Ted Holscher and Kipp Bredvik were the top winners of the 2020 Whetstone Creek Golf Course Invitational golf tournament in Milbank on July 10 – 12. The duo collected $5,440 from the Calcutta payout. Steve Hoffmann and Dave Torgerson took second place. The top eight teams were: third –... Read more
Kellen Hoeke Hits Walk-Off Single for Post 9 Victory
Kellen Hoeke hit a walk-off single to push Milbank Post 9 to a 2-1 victory against Redfield on Sunday, July 12, in front of a home crowd. The win moved Post 9 to a 4-5 season record. Milbank 2 vs. Redfield 1 In a pitching duel, Post 9 squeezed... Read more