Fire Breaks Out at Lakeside Dairy
Summit firefighters were dispatched to a tractor and feed shed fire at Lakeside Dairy in Ortley at approximately 6 a.m. on Monday, September 26.  The Waubay Fire Department and South Shore Fire Department offered mutual aid. The Grant County Sheriff’s Department, Grant County Emergency Management, and Grant-Roberts Ambulance also responded. Firefighters were... Read more
Berens Market Team Wins Chamber Golf Scramble
The Berens Market team took first place in the 17th Annual Chamber of Commerce Golf Scramble on Friday September 23, at Whetstone Creek Golf Course north of Milbank. Team members included Chad Pew, Jani Berens, Brandon Berens, and Mike Hansen. First Bank & Trust took second place. Team members included Steve... Read more
Milbank Man Held in Grant County DC on Rape Charge
Grant County Sheriff Kevin Owen reports on September 15, law enforcement from the Grant County Sheriff’s office executed an arrest warrant in the city of Milbank. Jacomie Antonio Noe, 23, a Milbank resident, was arrested and charged with felony rape in the first degree. Noe is being held at... Read more
Three-Year Old Screening Set/Cribado de Niños de Tres Años
The Milbank School District will hold a screening for children who were three years old by September 1, 2022. The screening examines your child’s development in motor, speech, and language skills and their general knowledge.  The screening will be held at the Milbank Elementary School on Friday, October 14. Screening sessions... Read more
Hanson Sentenced to Life In Prison
Brent M. Hanson of Milbank was sentenced to life in prison without parole this morning and will spend the rest of his days in the South Dakota Penitentiary. Hanson, 57, appeared in Third Circuit Court in a nearly empty Grant County Courthouse courtroom in Milbank on Tuesday, September 13.... Read more
Building Collapse Near Summit Injures 10 Workers
At approximately 5:25 p.m. on Monday, September 12,  the Summit Fire Department and Grant- Roberts Ambulance were dispatched to 45240 146th Street, two miles south and six miles west of Summit, for a building collapse with multiple victims requiring medical care. According to Kevin Schuelke, head of Grant County... Read more
Wiese and Lightfield to Reign Over MHS  Homecoming 2022
Camryn Wiese was crowned the 2022 MHS Homecoming Queen at Coronation tonight, Monday, September 12. Camryn is the daughter of  Andrea and Scott Wiese.  Max Lightfield was chosen as this year’s Homecoming King. Max is the son of Kim and John Lightfield.  The pair will reign over the 2022 Homecoming festivities this week,... Read more
WVEC Welcomes New Employees
Whetstone Valley Electric Cooperative (WVEC) welcomes new employees Mark Haaven and Zach Cramer. Riley Przybycien also worked with the organization this past summer. Haaven, who grew up in Milbank and graduated from MHS, joined the WVEC team as a fulltime journeyman electrician. He and his wife, Brandi, have lived in... Read more
Longtime Owner Terri Kouba Sells Hair Salon
Terri Kouba has owned a salon in Milbank for over 25 years. It hasn’t always been called The Cutting Room, but that’s almost like (excuse the pun) splitting hairs. She started in Milbank in the 1980s working at Carolea’s on Main Street, and, at one time, she also teamed... Read more
The History of The South  Dakota  State Fair
The first state fair was authorized by an act of the Territorial Legislature, approved on April 25, 1885, and signed by Governor Pierce in Bismarck, the capitol of Dakota Territory at that time. The legislative act created a Board of Agriculture for the purpose of “forwarding the interests of... Read more