Ty Wellnitz Earns Three Wins at Splash Central
The Milbank Area Lions Swim Team (MALST) competed at the 2022 Splash Central Invitational in Huron from June 24-26. TyLynn Wellnitz competed in the female 9-10 division. She earned first place in the 200-meter freestyle, first place in the 400-meter freestyle, first place in the100-meter backstroke, second place in the 200-meter IM, second place in the 50-meter... Read more
Post 9 Battles Castlewood
Post 9 battled with Castlewood Post 250 on Thursday evening, June 23, at Pribyl Park in Milbank. Castlewood won the first game at 6-4 in nine innings and the second game at 11-7. Game One Post 9 was trailing 3-0 going into the bottom of the sixth, but their offense finally... Read more
$6 Billion in Emergency Relief Payments Expected Soon
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced commodity and specialty crop producers impacted by natural disaster events in 2020 and 2021 will soon begin receiving emergency relief payments totaling approximately $6 billion. The payments will become available through the Farm Service Agency’s (FSA) new Emergency Relief Program (ERP) to offset crop... Read more
SD Fire Marshal and Milbank Fire Chief Urge Caution With Fireworks
South Dakota’s Fire Marshal, Paul Merriman, urges people to be careful this Independence Day holiday. Fireworks sales began across the state yesterday, June 27, and continue through July 5. The final day it is legal to discharge fireworks is July 10. Merriman said, “People should make sure they know their... Read more
South Dakota Offers Air Conditioning Assistance
As temperatures start to rise, the South Dakota Department of Social Services (DSS) reminds everyone of an important initiative. DSS offers assistance for repair and replacement of air conditioning systems to South Dakotans who own their home and are eligible for the Low-Income Energy Assistance Program. Eligibility for energy assistance... Read more
Dom Boerger Throws a No-Hitter
Sunday, June 19, started out as a special day because it was Father’s Day. It turned out to be extra special for Dom Boerger and the Milbank Firechiefs.  Boerger threw a no-hitter against the Clark Traders. He recorded 17 strikeouts and walked only one batter in the seven innings... Read more
Legion Post 9 to Host Pancake Feed this Sunday
The First Annual Post 9 Pancake Feed will be held at the Milbank Fire Hall on Sunday, June 26, from 9 a.m. until noon. A free will offering is requested.Proceeds from the pancake feed will go to activities supported by Milbank Legion Birch-Miller Post 9, American Legion Auxiliary Birch-Miller Post 9,... Read more
Many Firsts Won by Milbank Swimmers at 41st Annual Invitational
The 41st Annual Milbank Invitational was held June 17 -18 at Unity Health and Fitness Center. Adrienne Korth was selected Swimmer of the Meet. Coaches stated, “Adrienne had time improvements and was willing to help in a relay to fill the team.  Adrienne also works very hard in practice and with a... Read more
City Council Approves Two Bids for Baseball Complex
The Milbank City Council convened for a special meeting on Monday, June 20. Councilmembers Mike Hanson and Scott Hoekke were absent, but a quorum was present. The agenda for the meeting included the canvassing of the votes from the recent election and two Legion Baseball complex bids. The first... Read more
Storm Causes Destruction at Catholic Cemetery in Milbank
Kevin Schuelke, head of Grant County Management, says Milbank got hit harder than some of the other areas in the county that also experienced severe thunderstorms on Monday night, June 20. The storm caused power outages around the area, and at least 500 customers in the Milbank area lost... Read more