Food Giveaway in Milbank Helps 257 Families
According to Brenda Maass, of the Grant County Christian Service Council, the food drive held in conjunction with Feeding South Dakota on June 30 served 257 families for a total of 567 people. Maass says, “The number of families that attended was down considerably from this time last May. In... Read more
UPDATE: Milbank Cancels 4th of July Fireworks
The 4th of July fireworks event on Sunday, July 4, at Lake Farley Park in Milbank has been postponed. Laurie Folk, director of the Milbank Area Chamber which sponsors the free fireworks display says, “After careful consideration, and due to the dryness of the area, the decision was made to... Read more
Milbank Fire Chief Schuelke Urges Caution for Burning and Fireworks
Kevin Schuelke, chief of the Milbank Fire and Rescue Department and head of Grant County Emergency Management, says he and county officials labored over the decision to enact or forgo a burn ban for Grant County before the July 4th holiday weekend.   Schuelke says the decision became easier after... Read more
New Restrictions for Teen Drivers Effective July 1
The changes to teen driver permits and rules brought about by 2020 Senate Bill 113 were suspended by South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem last year. The suspension ends on June 30 and the new rules take effect starting Thursday, July 1. The new rules apply to both existing and new... Read more
Governor Signs Executive Order to Increase Access to Hay
South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem signed an executive order on June 29 to declare a statewide state of emergency due to drought conditions and to allow ditch mowing in Eastern South Dakota. The order becomes effective immediately. Drought conditions continue to negatively impact feed availability for livestock across South Dakota,... Read more
Nine Milbank Firefighters Attend Fire School
The Milbank Fire and Rescue Department was represented by nine members at the South Dakota State Fire School in Fort Pierre from June 10-12.  Mike Waldner, Jordan Gertsema, Bryan Huber, Dave Ehlebracht, Blaine Schell, Kyle Schwandt, Jason Fraasch, Kerby Weets, and Kevin Schuelke participated. Pump operations, emergency vehicle operation, live... Read more
Food Giveaway on June 30 in Milbank
The Grant County Christian Service Council is coordinating with Feeding South Dakota once again to provide a Food Giveaway on June 30 in Milbank. The giveaway will be held in the parking lot of the Grant County 4-H Fairgrounds from 4-5 p.m.  Anyone who feels they are in need... Read more
Seven Employees Honored During WVEC’s Annual Meeting
The 79th Annual Membership Meeting of the Whetstone Valley Electric Cooperative, Inc. was held on Thursday, June 17, at the Milbank High School. According to WVEC’s general manager, Dave Page, the traditional meal and children’s program were eliminated due to the uncertainty of member participation. After a quorum of 50 members... Read more
Now Open: New Hartford Beach Outdoor Archery Field Range
A new outdoor archery field league is forming around the newly-constructed range at Hartford Beach State Park. The range officially opens this weekend and the league hosts its first shoot on Monday, June 21, at 6:30 p.m. The league will shoot every Monday evening through August 30. Archers will... Read more
USDA Crop Acreage Reports Due by July 15
Agricultural producers in Grant County must submit crop acreage reports to the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) by the July 15 deadline. Producers need to file an accurate crop acreage report by the applicable deadline to be eligible for most USDA programs.  The Grant County FSA office is providing... Read more