A benefit for Mike Wojahn of Big Stone City is scheduled for Saturday, August 29, at Hedge & Herberg Trucking in Big Stone City. A meal will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. A silent auction will begin at 5 p.m. with a live auction starting at 7:10... Read more
New Staff Members Join Milbank School District
  Fourteen new staff members are helping to kick off the school year in the Milbank School District.  Most recently hired were: Christine Townsend, Hether Voeltz and Carrie Novy. Townsend is a migrant education teacher who will serve students in Milbank, Summit and Sisseton. Voeltz is a paraprofessional at Koch Elementary and Novy... Read more
Community Garden In Full Bloom
Interlakes Community Action’s (ICAP) community garden is thriving and in full bloom at its new location in the northeast part of Milbank.  A $10,000 donation from First Bank and Trust was recently used to improve the site and grounds. The City of Milbank donated the land. “We are so... Read more
Outdoor Mass and Picnic this Saturday
St. Lawrence and St. Mary Catholic churches will host an outdoor mass and potluck picnic at Lake Farley Park in Milbank this Saturday, August 22 at 5 p.m. Things to Keep in Mind: Pork Sandwiches, drinks, and utensils will be provided by the church. Parishioners A-M are to bring... Read more
Kaley Withers Awarded Gene Dockter Memorial Scholarship
Kaley Withers, daughter of Jesse and Tara Krause, was presented with a check for $1,000 from the Gene Dockter Memorial Scholarship. Withers was honored for her commitment to the bowling program and specifically her dedication to helping younger bowlers. Kaley participated in numerous state bowling tournaments, maintained solid attendance... Read more
New Faces at St. Lawrence School
Some new faces and staff changes will greet students this fall at St.Lawrence School. In addition to Brenda Anderson being named as the  school principal, Barb Thompson  has joined the staff, and Candice Schultz has moved from 5th grade to kindergarten, filling Principal Anderson’s former position. Thompson is coming... Read more
St. Lawrence School Open House Open House for St. Lawrence School students will follow Mass and the picnic at Lake Farley Park on Saturday, August 22.  Students are invited to meet their teacher, stow supplies, and tour the school.  The school will remain open until 7:30 p.m. Koch School... Read more
Hoeke, Van Sambeek, and Hagen Deployed to Kuwait
Local soldiers, Brendon Hoeke and Garrett Van Sambeek, were two of the 162 soldiers of the South Dakota Army National Guard’s 155th Engineer Company that were called to active duty this week. The unit will deploy to Kuwait for one year in support of Operation Enduring Freedom – Spartan... Read more
MHS Students Attend OTA Conference
EDITOR NOTE: This piece was written by Milbank High School senior-to-be Shauna Pauli and submitted on August 10. The next OTA event will take place in Sioux Falls on August 28. Milbank High School seniors Tanner Hackwith and JP Lindquist, junior Shauna Pauli, and sophomore Kaitlyn Rufer took a road... Read more
Christian Service Council Back-To-School Event Exceeds Expectations
The Back-To-School event, sponsored by the Grant County Christian Service Council, exceeded expectations Monday by serving more children and families in the area. “We gave supplies to 136 kids ranging in age from preschool to 12th grade,” noted Janet Loeschke, council representative. “That represents 62 families. The results are... Read more