Fishing Report  from Schmidt’s Landing
According to Jeny Koplin, owner of Schmidt’s Landing, “it sure was windy this last weekend but some fishermen still were able to get out fishing. It looks like the perch are starting to really bite. There has been a wide ranges of sizes and sometimes you need to sort,... Read more
Milbank Farley Fest Weekend Schedule
Get Your Tickets to Judd Hoos Performing This Saturday at Farley Fest 2020
Are you going to remember the summer of 2020 as the summer you stayed home? Or the summer you partied under the stars with Judd Hoos? If no way are you staying home, get your tickets for the Judd Hoos concert this Saturday, August 1, at Farley Fest 2020.... Read more
Riders Take the Heat at WVRA Team Penning Event
On Saturday, July 25, it was 90 degrees in the shade at the Whetstone Valley Rodeo Association Arena. A hot night for the horses, cattle, and especially the team of Blair Wittnebel, Craig Magedanz, and Monte Rosen. The trio took home first place in the team penning event and... Read more
Karen Layher Named 2020 Milbank Grandparent Of The Year
Bailey Schwagel, daughter of John and Hillary Schwagel, won first place in the 2020 Grandparent Essay Contest sponsored by the Milbank Area Retired Teachers Association (MARTA). Milbank’s second-place winner was Morgean French and third place went to Yani Aide Perez Montes. The top three local winners will receive medals. Schwagel’s... Read more
Milbank Resident Joe Holtzmann Celebrates 100th Birthday Today
Today, July 28, is Alphonse Joseph Holtzmann Day in Milbank. The day was set aside by Milbank’s mayor, Pat Raffety, to honor Holtzmann on his 100th birthday. Joe, as he was usually called, was born in Highmore, South Dakota, but resided in Milbank since 1972. He and his wife,... Read more
Milbank’s Back to School Plan Released
The Milbank School District Board of Education held a special meeting on Monday, July 27. The board unanimously approved the district’s Return-To-School Plan. Milbank will return to school with in-person, traditional learning and delivery of school services on Wednesday, August 19. There will be no in-person registration and no... Read more
Bobbie Bohlen Resigns From Grant County Development Corporation
Bobbie Bohlen resigned as director of the Grant County Development Corporation on Friday, July 24. Bohlen has served as the director since September 2011. According to Bohlen, she plans to pursue other personal and professional interests. She will remain in office until September 15 to assist in the transition... Read more
Dr. Peter Reynen Returns to Milbank Area Hospital
Physician Peter Reynen returns to Milbank and the staff of Milbank Area Hospital Avera on September 1. Reynen began his medical career in Milbank in 1997. He departed in 2012, but returned on a part-time basis in 2018. He served as a hospitalist at the Milbank hospital while also... Read more
Third Generation of Fraasch Family Continues Tradition of Military Service
If you overheard someone say, “It’s super if the kids want to blow things up!”, you might be inclined to call the police. But Wayde Fraasch always adds, “In the defense of our country, of course!” Wayde’s dad, Doug, probably said the same thing to him. Doug Fraasch joined... Read more