Christian Service Council Back-To-School Event Exceeds Expectations
The Back-To-School event, sponsored by the Grant County Christian Service Council, exceeded expectations Monday by serving more children and families in the area. “We gave supplies to 136 kids ranging in age from preschool to 12th grade,” noted Janet Loeschke, council representative. “That represents 62 families. The results are... Read more
South Dakota Removes the Bald Eagle from the State Threatened Species List
PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission removed the bald eagle from the state’s threatened species list at their August meeting. Because this species has exceeded the state management goal, the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) recommended that protection under the... Read more
Highway 12 Road Construction Continues Behind Schedule
As one section of Highway 12 appears to be almost complete, another section was torn up this week. But the overall project is between three weeks to a month behind schedule according to Jason Kettwig, city administrator. “The most difficult spots of the project are almost complete,” explained Kettwig,... Read more
Milbank Swimmers Bring Home Hardware from Seasonal Championships
Milbank Area Lions Swim Team (MALST) members completed its final meet of the season by bringing home hardware following the South Dakota Seasonal Championships swim meet in Mitchell this past weekend. Seven swimmers earned individual high point trophies for their respective age groups. Points were awarded to the top... Read more
Third Annual Jason’s (Goose) Memory Co-Ed Softball Tourney Slated for August 22
The third annual Jason’s (aka Goose Giessinger) Memory Co-Ed Softball Tournament is scheduled for Saturday, August 22, at Pribyl Park in Milbank (softball fields). Registrations are still being accepted. Eleven teams have registered to date, but additional teams are welcome, according to Carolyn Giessinger, tournament coordinator. The deadline to... Read more
National Night Out Moved to Lake Farley Park
  National Night Out, a nation-wide program, will take place Wednesday, August 12, from 5 to 8 p.m. The event has been moved to Lake Farley Park this year because of road construction on Highway 12. “We don’t feel moving the event to Lake Farley will take away from... Read more
Members Only Farley Rock Concert Rated a Success
The Members Only rock concert at Lake Farley Park Saturday night was rated a big success by Milbank Area Chamber of Commerce director Connie Larson. “The weather was beautiful and everyone in attendance seemed like they were having a good time,” she noted. Actual attendance numbers fell slightly from... Read more
Milbank Area Bulldogs Join I-29 Football Conference
The Milbank Area Bulldogs will join the I-29 football conference beginning with the 2015-2016 school year. The conference will be made up of teams from Milbank, McCook Central, Flandreau, Sioux Valley and Sisseton. According to Bulldog head football coach, Jeremy Tostenson, Milbank was approached by McCook Central, Flandreau and... Read more
Backpack Program Adds New Schools to Kick Off School Year
The Milbank Backpack Program has added two schools in which they will provide meals to as the upcoming school year is preparing to kick off. In addition to Milbank, Grant-Deuel and Wilmot public schools, meals will now be provided to students in need from St. Lawrence School and American... Read more
Milbank VFW Teeners Earn Berth to State Tournament
The Milbank VFW Teener team used a powerful offense to capture the region baseball title and earn a berth to the state A tournament Friday at Legion Field. Milbank defeated Groton 9-5 for the second time in the region tourney. The locals got out to a quick start with a 4-0... Read more