Farley Fest Concert Needs Your Help
Calling all individuals, families, and groups! The Milbank Area Chamber needs volunteers for the Farley Fest Country Concert. The concert features headliner Casey Donahew and the opening act of Allie Colleen on Saturday, July 31. Laurie Folk, director of the Milbank Area Chamber, says 12 to 15 people are needed to act... Read more
Bjordahl and Henrich Preschoolers Read 1000 Books
Brynley Henrich and Jonathan, Thomas, and William Bjordahl have completed the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program. The early literacy program is sponsored by the Grant County Library and Great Western Bank in Milbank. Parents of the preschoolers include Nate and Molly Henrich and Travis and Emily Bjordahl of Milbank.  Great Western Bank in Milbank partnered with the library to... Read more
49 Students Graduate From Milbank Driver’s Ed Class
According to Jackson Graf, MMS teacher and driving instructor, 49 students completed driver’s education in Milbank this summer. Graf says, “This is a very difficult and demanding course as the students spend 30 hours over four days in the classroom while covering twelve chapters. After passing, they spend twelve... Read more
Professional Tennis Player Leads Camp for Milbank Youth
The Milbank Area Community Tennis Association (MACTA), with support from the Grant County Combined Appeal, hosted professional tennis player Harsh Mankad on Friday, June 18.  Mankad founded and developed the Twin Cities-based program Tenicity, which has produced a number of Division I athletes during its 10 years of coaching.    Mankad played tennis for the University of Minnesota and became an NCAA Division I National Singles Tennis Champion. ... Read more
Needed: Donations for the 4th of July Fireworks Display
Do you love the 4th of July and watching the fireworks?  Do you appreciate that it is a time-honored tradition to celebrate the independence of our country and light fireworks like birthday candles?  Want to help keep the tradition alive? The Milbank Area Chamber is hosting a raffle to... Read more
Little Lions Learning Center Hosts Ribbon Cutting for  New Facility
The Little Lions Learning Center in Big Stone City held a ribbon cutting to celebrate the opening of their new facility on Wednesday, June 23. The 3,100-square foot building is the permanent home of the non-profit childcare and education center owned and operated by the Big Stone City School. The new center, now located next to the... Read more
Free Fireworks Display Set for Dusk at Lake Farley Park
Everyone is invited to attend the free 4th of July fireworks extravaganza hosted by the Milbank Area Chamber of Commerce on Sunday, July 4, at Lake Farley Park.  The 2021 celebration begins at dusk or about 10 p.m.  Attendees are reminded to bring a lawn chair or a blanket.Chamber director... Read more
DeVries and Koch Reel in 17.5 Pounds and $4500 in Walleye Classic
The Big Stone Walleye Classic celebrated its 40th year at Hartford Beach on Big Stone Lake on June 19. A total of 97 teams from North and South Dakota, Minnesota, and Iowa fished for the chance to claim a piece of the nearly $20,0000 prize money.  First-place winners, Doug DeVries and Dalton Koch, reeled in 17.5 pounds of walleye and... Read more
Sandbulte, Hansen, and Yamaura Win Penning Event
Eric Sandbulte, Brad Hansen, and Casey Yamaura took first place in WVRA’s team penning event on Saturday, June 19.  The team finished in a time of  54.1.  Don Peterson, Monte Rosen, and Dave Hardie placed second with a time of 1:07.9.  Right behind them, with a time of 1:08.8, was... Read more
Milbank Area Right to Life Walk Set for June 26
The Milbank Area Right to Life organization is sponsoring a Right to Life Walk on Saturday, June 26. The walk begins at 10 a.m. at Flynn Park. The park is located behind the Milbank Visitor Center.  The group is hosting the walk to raise awareness for and support the... Read more