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Uncle William Deits Built First Windmill in Milbank

SEVERAL WINDMILLS were erected in Milbank in pioneer days. William Deits erected the first one. This ad is from an 1892 issue of the Review. Whether Deits erected a wooden or steel windmill is unknown, but it would have looked similar to the one pictured. Deits’ windmill was 20 feet tall when he first built it in 1880 and he added 10 feet onto the structure a few years later.

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Members of Milbank High School’s one-act play cast and crew competed in the State One-Act Festival in Aberdeen. They are, front row, left to right, Bailey Frerichs, Taylor Bray, Peyton Wiese, Maiah Brown, Camryn Popowski, Hailey Hupke, Autumn Fox and Christian Perry. Middle, Rhianna Folk, Hope Osborn, Tori Hooth, Emma DeBoer, Camryn Phinney, Aiden Boerger, Caitlin Kroemer and Lars Andersen. Back, Keaton Hagen, Noah Mursu, Landon Brown, Kellie Christians, Joe Harstad, Eric VanSambeek, Logan Meyer, Jackson McFaden and Isaac Sousa. Nathan Loutsch and Yami Arano are not pictured. The full story was published in the February 6 issue of the Grant County Review.

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