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
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
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
Storm Causes Destruction at Catholic Cemetery in Milbank
Kevin Schuelke, head of Grant County Management, says Milbank got hit harder than some of the other areas in the county that also experienced severe thunderstorms on Monday night, June 20. The storm caused power outages around the area, and at least 500 customers in the Milbank area lost... Read more
Milbank Baseball Connects Three Generations of Krause Men
They say diamonds are a girl’s best friend. In the Krause family, it’s the boys who love the diamonds –baseball diamonds. Three generations of Ron Krause’s family have grown up with a bat in their hand, and they not only all play baseball, they play together. Ron Krause, Sr.... Read more
MHS Students Honored with Music Awards
Hattie Muellenbach was the 2021- 2022 recipient of the John Phillip Sousa Award. The award, which originated in 1954, is the most prestigious award given to high school band students who demonstrate musicianship, leadership, dependability, and loyalty.  Jack Sandvig received the Louis Armstrong Jazz Award, which is presented to a student whose participation... Read more
Ted Holscher Wins Las Vegas Trip at Whetstone Creek Tournament
Ted Holscher won the trip to Las Vegas at the Second Annual Casino Royale Fundraiser Tournament for Whetstone Creek Golf Course just north of Milbank. The 28 teams, each with four golfers, raised funds that will go to enhance the clubhouse. First place winners in the tournament all carded... Read more
Cancer Walk in Milbank Raises $274,000
Over 1900 luminaries lined the track and lit the way for the eight teams in the 2022 It Only Takes a Spark Cancer Walk on June 10. Each luminary honored a friend, family member, or co-worker who has died from cancer or is still battling the disease. It Only Takes... Read more
Hope Karels Hosts Fundraiser for Castlewood Tornado Victims
Hope Karels, a junior at MHS and owner of HK Cupcakes, baked over 40 dozen cupcakes to  raise funds for victims of the Castlewood tornado. On Saturday, May 28, Karels set up a pop-up shop at Urban Threads in Milbank, courtesy of owner Lindsey Keller. Shoppers chose from seven flavors: vanilla,... Read more
25th Annual It Only Takes a Spark Cancer Walk Schedule of Events
The 25th Annual It Only Takes a Spark Cancer Walk starts this Friday, June 10 at 5 p.m. and continues into early Saturday morning, June 11.   Julie Landmark, chairperson of the event, said, “Darby Helms will offer the opening prayer. The National Anthem will be sung by Jayden Johnson, and Audrey... Read more