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Schedule for Hancock 4th & 150th Celebration

There will be plenty to do in Hancock during its four-day celebration over the Fourth of July weekend. The weekend kicks off with DJ Kim Wolf at Buddies Bar & Grill Friday, July 1. On Saturday, the Hancock School will be open for tours and at 11 a.m., Pomme de...
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Starbuck Rallies Past NL-S, Breuer Leads Morris In A Rout

ATWATER – Morris racked up 14 hits, scoring early and often in a 14-4 defeat of ACGC in Junior Legion baseball from Atwater. Kaleb Breuer led the charge going 4-5 with two doubles, three RBI and two runs. Johnny Kleindl doubled and knocked in a pair while scoring once, Landen Gibson had two hits, and RBI and run scored, Riley Asmus and Rylan Larson each had two hits, Asmus scored three runs, Larson once. Jonah and Drew Huebner each added an RBI.

Nuest named next head coach for Owl girls basketball

Chad Nuest was approved as the next head coach for the Hancock girls basketball program that won the Class A State Championship this past winter. He takes over for Tony Thielke, who resigned after leading the Owls to a 30-1 record, a Pheasant Conference and Section 6A championship in 2022 while closing out his coaching career as Class A Girls Basketball Coach of the Year.

Nazarian granted bail and Conditional Release

Jessica Nazarian appeared before Judge Stephanie Beckman via zoom at a bail condition hearing on June 21. Nazarian has been in jail since being charged with three felony counts related to a stabbing at Divine House on February 13, 2022. Bail was initially set at $500,000 unconditional, and $250,000 conditional.

Milbank student wins SD Doodle for Google competition

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — A Milbank Elementary student could soon have her art on the Google homepage for hundreds of millions of people to see. Google is announcing the 54 State and Territory winners in its 14th annual Doodle for Google competition. Kinley VanHoorn won the South Dakota...

Milbank Farmers Market Open Tuesday Evenings

The Milbank Farmers Market opened for the season in June with a variety of vendors offering their homemade and homegrown goods for sale. The market is open every Tuesday in good weather through the growing season, and is located in the Courthouse Park, south of the Grant County courthouse. Vendors...

Appleton Boy Scouts played major rescue role after Amtrak train derailed

MENDON, Mo. (WBAY) - Action 2 News has confirmed two Boy Scout troops from Appleton were on an Amtrak train that derailed in Missouri while traveling from Los Angeles to Chicago after hitting a dump truck at an uncontrolled crossing. We’re also learning the Boy Scouts played a major role...
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Promising signs of community growth

One of the most pressing needs of communities through rural Minnesota is affordable housing. It is a key to attracting new workers and residents. Last August, the City of Benson agreed to work with Cody Nelson of Nelson Properties of Sauk Centre for the construction of 13 duplexes, or 26 units in two phases, in the Cottage Square area to address Benson’s housing shortage. The first phase of Nelson’s housing project is underway in northeast Benson with construction of four duplexes to be completed by Dec. 31. The second phase involves nine townhomes, 18 units, all to be completed by Dec. 21, 2027. It is estimated the total cost of the completed project will be $3.795 million.

Milbank Elementary student wins Doodle for Google Student Contest

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Dakota News Now) - A talented Milbank, SD-based student could soon have her art on the Google homepage for hundreds of millions to see. Google is announcing the 54 State and Territory winners in its 14th annual Doodle for Google competition, a contest where K-12 students across the United States have the opportunity to create their own version of the Google logo inspired by the prompt “I care for myself by....”.
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Gary Meier, 80

Gary Meier, age 80, of Lakefield, Minnesota passed away on Wednesday, June 22, 2022, at the Good Samaritan Society in Windom, Minnesota. A graveside service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, July 15, 2022, at Hegre Cemetery in Madison, Minnesota with Pastor Kendall Stelter officiating. Condolences may be...

Hancock School board discusses propsed work on the outdoor field spaces

Two very different proposals sparked a lengthy discussion by the Hancock School board on June 20. They decided that they need to know exactly what it is they want in regard to the upgrades at the football/baseball field and outdoor field space on school grounds before moving on in the process. That will mean a committee will meet to decide on those needs.

Morris Splits With Granite Falls, Ashby Pulls Away From Wheaton

MORRIS – Morris and Granite Falls split a legion baseball doubleheader from Chizek Field on Monday. In game one the 29ers racked up 14 hits jumping out to an early lead en route to a 7-4 victory. Kaleb Breuer led the charge at the plate going 3-4 with three...

WWII soldier from Benson, Minnesota to be buried in Normandy

FORT KNOX, Ky. — Nearly 80 years after his life was cut short, a Minnesotan killed overseas during World War II will be laid to rest. Air Force 2nd Lt. William J. McGowan, of Benson, Minnesota, will be interred at Normandy American Cemetery on July 9, according to the U.S. Army Human Resources Command.

Celebrating a big milestone

As I drove through the streets of Hancock last week, I felt a surge of pride. This community will be celebrating 150 years of existence this weekend and there is so much to be thankful for and appreciate. We are a very strong, caring community. Not large in population, but huge in people who consider it home.

City of Milbank Requests Watering Restrictions

John Forman, administrator for the City of Milbank, released a water restriction plan today from Don Settje, water manager for the City of Milbank:. The Milbank City Water Manager respectfully requests the citizens of Milbank to follow the following watering restrictions effective immediately and until further notice. It is the...

Milbank U8 Cash In at First Bank & Trust Tourney

Milbank’s U8 baseball team took home the title in the First Bank & Trust Tournament on Sunday, June 26, in Milbank. The tournament was held at Pribyl Park, and was the first in what is designed to be an annual event. Ortonville ended up in sixth place. Milbank won by defeating the Watertown White 15-2 in the championship game.