Grant County Youth Select South Dakota Children’s Book Award Winners
Young readers in Grant County helped select the winners for the 2021 South Dakota Children’s Book Awards. The books were nominated by a committee of educators and librarians, and the children read and voted for their favorites. The Grant County Public Library offered readers the opportunity to vote at... Read more
Vote for Mayor Tomorrow— April 13 — in Big Stone City
Voters in Big Stone City will cast their ballots for mayor and one alderman in the municipal election on Tuesday, April 13. Polls will remain open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. at the Big Stone Community Center at 400 Washington Street.  Mayoral candidates include the incumbent, Deborah Wiik,... Read more
Right to Life Director Speaking at Milbank Event
State Director of Right to Life, Dale Bartscher, will speak at the Right to Life chapter meeting at the Living Word Church on Thursday, April 8 at 2:00 pm. All are welcome to come and hear what Right to Life will be doing locally.  Bartscher will give a detailed report on the pro-life... Read more
Register Now for Babysitting Clinic
Registration is now open for a Kid Kare babysitting clinic, which teaches youth ages 9 and up the responsibilities of babysitting. The virtual program will be held four Mondays from April 19 to May 10, usually from 4-5 p.m.  Attendees will learn about caring for infants and children, including first... Read more
Grant County Library Celebrates National Library Week
The theme for National Library Week 2021 is “Welcome to Your Library.”  April 4 – 10 is a time to celebrate our nation’s libraries, library workers’ contributions, and promote library use and support. In South Dakota alone, libraries welcome 10,100 visitors a day and circulate 16,000 items.  During National Library... Read more
Taco John’s in Milbank Donates $800 to Special Olympics
Taco John’s delivered an $800 check to the Milbank Special Olympics. According to Brian Fox, owner of Taco John’s, in Milbank, customers gave donations and his business matched the funds to total $800. He said, “The Special Olympics is such a great program. We are excited to give them a... Read more
Free Easter Egg Hunt in Milbank
Milbank Community Pride will host their annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 3, at 10 a.m. on the front lawn of Avantara-Milbank. Kids can hunt for eggs and see the Easter Bunny. The event is free. One lucky child will win an Easter basket.   Children through second grade are... Read more
Vicki Strege Chosen 2021 Grandparent of The Year
Samuel Garcia was selected as the first-place winner in the 2021 Grandparent Essay Contest. Samuel nominated his grandmother Vicki Strege. Bree Townsend earned second-place honors and Bently Moser took third. Since 2003, AARP South Dakota and the South Dakota Retired Teachers Association have cosponsored the annual essay contest for... Read more
OAHS Physicians Honored on National Doctors’ Day
Today, March 30, is National Doctors’ Day. A day to recognize the contributions physicians make to improve the lives of their patients. Eudora Brown Almond created the day in 1933 to honor her husband, who was a physician, and others like him.  She chose March 30 because on that... Read more
Free Farmers Appreciation Event March 30 at Visitors Center
The 1st Annual Ag Safety and Farmers Appreciation Day will be held on Tuesday, March 30, starting at 5:30 p.m. at the Milbank Visitors Center. The event is sponsored by the Ag Committee of the Milbank Area Chamber of Commerce. Backdoor BBQ food will be served free during the... Read more