Three Resignations Submitted at Milbank School Board Meeting
Three members of the Milbank School District submitted their letters of resignation at the board of education’s regular meeting on Monday, January 9. Sue Pauli’s retirement became effective immediately due to her health, and Becky Lambrechts and Kevin Schnaser will retire at the end of the 2022-2023 school year.... Read more
Cora Layne Honored as OAHS 2022 Christmas Baby
Ortonville Area Health Services announced the birth of their 2022 Christmas Baby, Cora Layne. Cora Layne was delivered on December 25 by Dr. Stacy Longnecker.  She weighed just four pounds and 13 ounces and was 18 inches long.  Her parents are Leigh Oster and Collin Hooth.  Best wishes to Cora Layne... Read more
Alexandra Calel Trimino is Milbank’s First Baby of 2023
A bouncing baby girl, Alexandra Calel Trimino, was the first baby born in Milbank in 2023. She arrived on January 6 at 11:01 a.m. at Milbank Area Hospital. Alexandra weighed seven pounds and 12 ounces and was 19.75 inches long. Dr. Nanci Van Peursum was the attending physician.Alexandra is... Read more
Grant County Farm and Home Show Permanently Discontinued by Milbank Chamber
The barn door has been shut on the Grant County Farm and Home Show. Jamie Henderson, interim executive director of the Milbank Area Chamber of Commerce (MACC), attributes the permanent closure of the more than 70-year-old show to a decline in attendance and limited availability of venue location.  Although... Read more
REMINDER: Make Your Kindergarten Screening Appointment
Don’t forget to make your appointment for a kindergarten screening!  Kindergarten screening and registration will be conducted on Friday, January 20, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Milbank Elementary School gym. The screening is for any child who will be five years old before September 1, 2023. Children will... Read more
Milbank Turns Out to Say Thanks to Police Chief Boyd VanVooren
A retirement reception was held for Milbank’s former police chief Boyd VanVooren on December 28. Friends, colleagues, and family gathered at the Milbank Visitors Center to congratulate him, reminisce, and wish him well as he enters the next chapter of his life. After a 28-year career in law enforcement,... Read more
Gail Barlund Elected to County Committee
Gail Barlund was elected to represent LAA3 in the election conducted by the Grant County Farm Service Administration (FSA) on December 8. Kadon Leddy was selected as the first alternate. LAA3 includes Adams, Madison, Stockholm, Strandburg, Troy, and Vernon townships.  Barlund has served on the Grant County FSA Committee as the county... Read more
Disaster Assistance Available for 2022 Livestock Losses
Joel Foster, executive director of the Grant County Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds area farmers and ranchers, “The USDA Farm Service Agency can help livestock producers that suffered excessive livestock death losses and grazing or feed losses due to eligible natural disasters. The Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP) provides assistance... Read more
WVEC Delivers Power and Meals on Wheels During Storm
Dave Page, general manager of Whetstone Valley Electric Cooperative (WVEC), recapped the effects the recent blizzard had on area residents.Page said, “We have a great team of line technicians and electricians who were ready and willing to do whatever it took to keep the lights on. Overall, our system held... Read more
Pat DeFea Has Helped Kids Get to School for Almost 40 Years
Pat DeFea has kept the wheels on the bus going round and round for Milbank’s kids for 24 years. Pat and his wife Steph have owned DeFea Transportation, the company that contracts with the Milbank School District for school bus service, since he purchased the business from the Henze... Read more