Make-A-Wish Makes Cody Wellnitz’s Wish Come True
Have you ever had a wish come true? If you have, you might be able to imagine how Cody Wellnitz of Milbank felt last weekend. Cody, a ninth-grader at MHS, had his dream come true courtesy of Make-A-Wish South Dakota and Montana.  Make-A-Wish fulfills life-changing wishes for children like... Read more
Annual Scouting for Food Drive in Milbank Starts October 22
Boy Scouts of America will begin their annual Scouting for Food Drive on Friday, October 22.  The scouts will go door to door in Milbank that afternoon to place a door hanger on residents’ doors to remind them of the drive to help feed our community. The next step... Read more
According to Brenda Maass, coordinator of the Grant County Service Council’s Food Giveaways, she and her team made the tough decision to postpone the Food Giveaway originally set for Wednesday, October 20. The new date is tentatively set for October 27. Maass says, “The decision was prompted by the... Read more
Treat Stop Returns to Milbank Fire Hall
Milbank Fire Chief Kevin Schuelke says, “Treat Stop is back but just a little different this year!” The Milbank Fire and Rescue Department is sponsoring Treat Stop goodie bags at the Milbank Fire Hall this Halloween. All kids are invited to don their costumes and stop by to trick-or-treat... Read more
Jim Gesswein Announces the Sale of Gesswein Motors
Jim Gesswein, longtime owner of Gesswein Motors in Milbank, announced he has sold the business to Kelly Krausz of Aberdeen. Krausz, a native of Lemmon, owns and operates AutoMaxx in Aberdeen.  Krausz and co-owner, Josh Kraft, opened AutoMaxx of Aberdeen in the fall of 2018. AutoMaxx, located just east... Read more
Milbank Receives $5000 Healthy Hometown Community Award
Rhonda Preller, representing the Milbank Area Retired Teachers Association (MARTA), announced Milbank has been selected to receive a 2021 Healthy Hometown Community Award – Powered by Wellmark. The award was accompanied by a check for $5000. Preller applied for the grant on Milbank’s behalf.  During South Dakota’s Office of Chronic... Read more
New Location Announced for Milbank Food Giveaway
The Grant County Christian Service Council (GCCSC) is once again coordinating with Feeding South Dakota for the last Food Giveaway of the year on Wednesday, October 20, in Milbank. Because of the construction at the Grant County 4-H grounds, the location has been changed. The Food Giveaway will be... Read more
Milbank Firefighters Visit Schools During Fire Prevention Week
Remember when you were five and got a fire hat from the firemen who visited your school? It’s still a time-honored tradition.During 2021 Fire Prevention Week from October 3-10, firefighters from the Milbank Fire and Rescue Department handed out the coveted red hats, gave firetruck rides to school, and... Read more
Laurie Batchelor Inducted Into Hall of Fame
In the Batchelor family — If you’ll pardon the pun — runners run in the family.  At MHS, Nick, James, and Ashlynn Batchelor are some of the top athletes on the cross country team. Their hard work and dedication are obvious, but maybe their secret is good genes.  Their... Read more
Silent Auction Going on Now to Support Grant County Library
The Friends of the Grant County Library organization is hosting a silent auction. The basket fundraiser offers a variety of baskets to promote literacy and useful items to encourage quality fun.   View the baskets on the library’s Facebook site or stop by the library. But hurry, the auction ends on October 28... Read more