Kack, Mead, and Minder Win Team Penning Event
A hill full of spectators cheered on riders at the second team penning event for the Whetstone Valley Rodeo Association on Saturday, June 20. Thirty-one teams participated. Jen Kack, Teresa Mead, and Louie Minder won first place for penning three head in 32.50 seconds. Jason Arndt, Harold Fischer, and... Read more
June Comstock Celebrates 100th Birthday Today
How long is a hundred years? Over 52 million minutes? The blink of an eye? For June Comstock of Milbank it’s a lifetime. June celebrates her 100th birthday today, June 21. June was born June 21, 1920. To say things have changed since then is the understatement of the... Read more
Deadline to Complete Crop Acreage Reports is July 15
The Grant County Farm Service Agency (FSA) is open for phone and virtual appointments only, but is continuing to assist producers to file crop acreage reports by the July 15 deadline. “In order to comply with FSA program eligibility requirements, all producers must file an accurate crop acreage report... Read more
Milbank Driver’s License Station Opens Thursday by Appointment Only
The Milbank driver’s license exam station will open tomorrow, June 18,  by appointment only. Are you a new driver or applying for a CDL or ID card? Make your online appointment at: dps.sd.gov. The examiner is in Milbank starting on Thursday, June 18. Is your driver’s license ready for... Read more
Fire and Rescue Squads Respond to Ethanol Spill
On Monday June 15, the Big Stone Fire Department, the Grant County Sheriff’s Department, Grant County Emergency Management, the Milbank Fire Department, and The Shop responded to a call of a ethanol tanker rollover and possible spill near POET in Big Stone City. The overturned semi-truck was loaded with... Read more
City Council Considers Expanding Industrial Park
The Milbank City Council held its regular meeting on June 8. The in-person meeting was held in the Milbank Community Room and was the first of its kind in several months. Bobbie Bohlen, executive director of the Grant County Development Corporation (GCDC), expounded on the proposed expansion of the... Read more
Adapted Swim Team Practice to Begin for MALST
The Milbank Area Lions Swim Team (MALST) will begin summer swim team practice on Wednesday, June 17 at Unity Square. Coach Jodi Street says, “Unfortunately due to guidelines and restrictions we had to cut the 10-and-under age group this season to maintain social distancing during practice.” MALST will run... Read more
Grant County Commissioners Meeting- June 4
June 4, 2020 The Grant County Commission met at 8AM by telephonic conference with the public. The meeting was held in the Courthouse Community Room. Commissioners Buttke, Mach, Stengel, Street and Tostenson were present at the meeting site. Chairman Mach called the meeting to order. Motion by Buttke and... Read more
Construction on New School Nears Completion
The Milbank School District Board of Education met on June 8. Items on the agenda included: expectations for the upcoming school year, construction on the new elementary school, and the capital outlay fund. Regarding school next fall, it was reported a state task force was formed, but has not... Read more
Farley Fest to Happen This July– Band Announced
Just when you think there’s nothing to do this summer, Farley Fest comes through for you! The 2020 Farley Fest tradition continues Friday, July 31 and Saturday, August 1 at Lake Farley Park in Milbank. Judd Hoos, a rock band from the Black Hills, headlines the concert ticket at... Read more