Milbank Boy Scouts Summer Camp Includes COVID-19 Safety Measures
Members of Milbank Boy Scout Troop 45 left Sunday, July 19, for summer camp. The scouts are practicing their skills in Nebraska along the banks of the Platte River at Camp Cedars. Scoutmaster Jeff Loutsch said, “It has been a different year so far with virtual meetings and cancelled... Read more
Milbank to Return to Fall Sports on Schedule With Fan Attendance
The South Dakota High School Activities Association Board of Directors voted unanimously Wednesday, July 22, in favor of a proposal to allow all sanctioned high school fall sports and activities to start in August. South Dakota joins Iowa, Nebraska, and North Dakota in deciding to proceed with a fall sports... Read more
New Councilman Josh Karels Plans to Build on His Experience
Josh Karels was sworn in as the newest member of the Milbank City Council on July 13. Karels was appointed by Milbank Mayor Pat Raffety to fill in a one-year vacancy created when Evan Grong resigned in April. Mayor Raffety says, “I chose Josh because I have worked with... Read more
City Council Approves No Parking Any Time on Streets Near New School
The Milbank City Council held their regular meeting on July 13 at 7 p.m. in the Milbank Community Room. Josh Karels was sworn in as the newest member of the city council. Karels was appointed by Mayor Pat Raffety to fill a one-year term for Ward Three. The seat... Read more
Firechiefs Douse Clear Lake to Keep Winning Streak
The Milbank Firechiefs ended the game early by virtue of the 10-run rule as they downed the Clear Lake Slough Sharks 15-5 on Sunday, July 12, on the road. The Chiefs’ season record now stands at 8-0. Milbank started the game on fire with six runs. They added a... Read more
Wittnebel, Roggenbuck, and Feabarg Win Latest Team Penning Event
Taking home first place in the July 11 Whetstone Valley Rodeo Association team penning event were Blair Wittnebel, Nikki Roggenbuck, and Brandon Feabarg. They clocked a time of 28.72 seconds. Second place went to Joanie Hills, Tom Graham, and Louie Minder with a time of 33.24 seconds. Craig Magedanz,... Read more
Cyndy Larsen Joins Grant County Visiting Neighbors
Cyndy Larsen has joined the Grant County Visiting Neighbors Program. The program assists the elderly and disabled of Grant County with personal care, laundry, and light housekeeping to help them remain in their homes. Cyndy, who recently retired from the Milbank school lunch program, lives in rural Stockholm with... Read more
Deadline for FSA Nominations is August 3
It’s not too late to nominate yourself or someone else to your local FSA county committee. According to Joel Foster, executive director of the Grant County USDA Farm Service Agency, the nomination period ends on August 3. Foster says, “This year, nominations and elections will be held in LAA... Read more
Dr. David Collins Joins Ortonville Area Health Services
David Collins, MD has joined Ortonville Area Health Services (OAHS) at the Northside Medical Clinic in Ortonville. Dr. Collins received his medical degree in 2017 from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Additionally, he completed his emergency medicine residency this... Read more
Big Stone Lake Fishing Report
According to Jeny Koplin of Schmidt’s Landing, the perch and bluegill have been biting on Big Stone Lake. “People are reeling in perch using small jigs or a lure called Schucks with a variety of bait. Some anglers are using spikes and wax worms to catch more, but with... Read more