It’s a Girl! First Baby of 2021 Born at Milbank Hospital
The 2021 New Year’s baby —Stephanie Frances— arrived at the Milbank Area Hospital Avera on January 4 at 7:58 a.m. The little bundle of joy weighed 6 pounds, 5 ounces and is 18 1/2 inches long. She is the daughter of Matt Wohlleber and Dawn Hart of Milbank, and... Read more
Osowski Sets New Winter Swim Record at Winter Championships
Savanna Osowski set a MALST winter swim record in the 100-meter butterfly event during the 18 & Under USA Swimming Winter Championships held in Sioux Falls from December 11-13. She also earned a significant time cut in the 50-meter freestyle.  Amaya Street also qualified for the meet.  She captured second-place finishes in... Read more
Grant County Development Corporation Receives Donation
The Xcel Energy Foundation presented a $4000 check to the Milbank Community Foundation on December 14. The funds are earmarked for the Grant County Development Corporation.  Eric Pauli, who serves as Excel’s community relations manager in Sioux Falls, presented the check. Pauli says he is excited to team up... Read more
Milbank Debaters Participate in Brookings Tournament
According to coach Kathy Tyler, the Brookings Bell Debate/IE tournament on December 17 proved to be a challenge for the MHS team. Raul Berrones’ partner became ill, so Raul was forced to debate ‘Maverick’, which means he debated alone. Mavericks can’t win a round according to tournament rules, but he... Read more
Hupke Earns Perfect Score at State
MHS junior Hailey Hupke earned a perfect score at the 111th Annual South Dakota Oral Interp Festival. She competed in Storytelling and received three fives. The MHS team received a Team Excellence Award. Class A teams with two or more superiors received the award.  According Natasha Karels, coach of the MHS team, students are judged in five categories and given a score of 1-3 — a lower score is best. To earn... Read more
Local Businesses Are Eligible for $106 Million in SD COVID Grants
Looking for financial relief from the effects of the COVID-19? The State of South Dakota has money to give you. If you are a small business or nonprofit, this is your weekend. Gather your information, collect your documents, and get ready to apply when applications open on Monday, December... Read more
Casey’s Holds Ribbon Cutting in New Location
Casey’s cut the ribbon at their new convenience store location at 901 East Fourth Avenue in Milbank, today, December 11, at a ceremony conducted by the Milbank Area Chamber. The store officially opened yesterday.  The new location has eight fueling stations, which also include diesel. Inside, customers will still be... Read more
Klemm and Scott Join It Only Takes a Spark Board
Kasey Klemm and Matt Scott have joined the board of directors for It Only Takes A Spark. Klemm, a member of the Great Western Bank team, replaced Lynn Wientjes, and Matt Scott, a former member of the board and a member of the State Auto team, replaced Aaron Anderson.... Read more
December 11 Deadline Looms for FSA Signup
Signup for two USDA programs ends on December 11: Enrollment for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP 2) began September 21 and runs through December 11. The USDA has pledged up to an additional $14 billion for agricultural producers who continue to face market disruptions and associated costs because... Read more
December 7 is Deadline to Return FSA County Election Ballots
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) mailed ballots for the Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committee elections to eligible farmers and ranchers across the country. To be counted, ballots must be returned to the local FSA county office or postmarked by December 7. Elected county committee members serve a... Read more