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! Stone Lake Region Vacation Guide Spring & Summer 1999 Page 9b ] h Dakota State Parks n Free for a Weekend Dakota's State and Recreation Areas preparing for the House Weekend. year open house at will be held May During those two park entrance licenses not needed for visiting and you won't need for fishing. If you to camp in the parks, normal camping is a weekend that reg- Park visitors should use friends and who haven't visited b Parks to do so. Many merfest Milbank 16-18 Summerfest, the Park Carnival, and a water ski 'in mid-July. will begin on July 16, with the Park Carnival Street. This event is ise funds for Milbank's recreation pro- In addition to the food and game booths, Aesoph has again booked for the street evening. July 17, will be where Mflbank will display their in sidewalk displays. be entertainment, drawings And many July 18, plans a noon feed at Farley Park, followed ski show on Lake Lt 2 p.m. Last year's show by the Sioux Waterski Club was a popular event. Milbank Area Cham- of Commerce also orga- a fireworks display and get-together at each Fourth of past two years, the has drawn thou- of spectators. improvements and additions have been made at parks throughout South Dakota. This is a good chance to explore the Adams Home- stead and Nature Preserve or check out the new office and visitor station at Roy Lake. You can find new playground equipment at several of the parks, like Angostura and Fisher Grove. Snake Creek boasts a new swimming beach and Lewis and Clark has a new amphitheater. A special opportunity this year is on the George S. Mickelson Trail in the heart of the Black Hills. Trail users will be able to use the entire trail during the weekend without paying the trail user fee. Doug Hofer, director of the Division of Parks and Recreation, said, "The parks are really gearing up for the open house weekend. South Dakotans should be proud of what the parks and nature areas have to offer. VLook at these two days as an opportunity to spend fam- ily time picnicking, going for a beat ride, or hiking on one of the many trails. I believe that once you give it a try, you're going to want to go back time and again,  Hofer said. Many of the parks will be hosting special programs during the open house week- end. Park anglers can enjoy "free fishing  for the entire May 22-23 weekend. Custer State Park will be dedicating the new Rocky Mountain Elk viewing platform on May 22. Palisades State Park will have the Big Sioux Trail Run, which includes prizes and refreshments. Lake Louise plans to conduct a fishing derby for the kids and Newton Hills will have movies in the amphitheater. Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve has joined forces with the Isaac Walton League of McCook Lake to conduct a family fishing pro- gram. The will offer classes where you can learn the basics of fishing, including ethics and laws, and get to know South Dakota fish and some casting techniques. These are just a few of the plans being made for Open House Weekend. More infor- mation will be coming as the weekend draws near. Mark your calendar now, though, and plan to spend the week- end checking out what your parks have to offer. Carson and Barnes Circus is coming to Milbank June 28th The Milbank Kiwanis Club is bringing the Carson and Barnes Circus - the country's largest traveling tent show - to Milbank on Monday, June 28. It will be the first circus per- formance in Milbank in the past five years. The Carson and Barnes Circus has more than 200 peo- ple working to support a per- formance under 61,000 sq. ft. of canvas. Carson and Barnes performs more than 200 shows under the big top each year. Renovation of Milbank's Historic Mill Under Way Milbank is home to one of installed, return the mill to its original the last windmills to be built in the United States. The 117-year-old English- style grist mill stands on the grounds of State Auto Insur- ance in east Milbank. The mill's six-sided construction makes it a rarity among American windmills, say the experts. The mill was built by Henry Hollands in 1882 and was in use until approxi- mately 1907. Wheat and corn were ground at the "Milbank Flouring Milff and it was reportedly also used as a sawmill for a time. When wind power became insufficient to power the mill, due to the increased planting of trees by the local settlers, a gasoline engine was The historic mill, which has become adopted as a mascot of sorts for Mflbank, has been moved twice since its construction. Its original site was just north of the rail- road viaduct on North 4th Street. It was moved a few blocks from there 70 years ago to a park next to the Burlington-Northern Rail- road depot on North Main Street. Approximately 20 years ago, the structure was moved to the State Auto campus. It was used for a time as a tourist information center. The years have taken their toll on the historic mill and it has fallen into disrepair, but efforts are underway to save the tower from collapse and appearance. Visitors will notice that the sail blades and cap have been removed, but these are being rebuilt as part of the renova- tion and will be reinstalled within the next couple of years. 8th Annual OAK TREE CLASSIC BIG STONE HEALTH CARE FOUNDATION TOURNAMENT Saturday, Sept. 11, 1999 9:00 AM Shotgun Start PRIZES o MULTI-ITEM RAFFLE • SILENT AUCTION Entry forms available at Big Stond Healthcare Foundation Office and Ortonville Golf Clubhouse 3 Person Teams - 18 Holes - Scramble Format - Tropies f 1st, 2nd & 3rd place teams PRIZES FOR MEN & WOMEN: Closest to pin • Longest drive > Longest putt • shortest drive Make your own team or fill-ins will be available. $55 per person includes green tees and meal ticket. Registration Deadline - Sept. 9, 1999 ORTONVILLE CLUBHOUSE - ORTONVILLE, MN NOW HERE...Cappuccino & Expresso • Fruit Slushes • Ice Cream • • HOMEMADE FOOD, DESSERTS & PIES • Try Our Spec/a/t/ea • Cheese Cakes .Steak Cubes • Steaks & Ribs • Our Famous Broasted Chicken BREAKFAST SERVED ALL DAY - EAT IN OR TO GO Catering ~ Meeting Room Under New Ownership...Doreen & Chuck Hanson Junction Hwys. 12 & 7 • Ortonvilh, MN" 320-83%3451 ! Stone Lake Region Vacation Guide Spring & Summer 1999 Page 9b ] h Dakota State Parks n Free for a Weekend Dakota's State and Recreation Areas preparing for the House Weekend. year open house at will be held May During those two park entrance licenses not needed for visiting and you won't need for fishing. If you to camp in the parks, normal camping is a weekend that reg- Park visitors should use friends and who haven't visited b Parks to do so. Many merfest Milbank 16-18 Summerfest, the Park Carnival, and a water ski 'in mid-July. will begin on July 16, with the Park Carnival Street. This event is ise funds for Milbank's recreation pro- In addition to the food and game booths, Aesoph has again booked for the street evening. July 17, will be where Mflbank will display their in sidewalk displays. be entertainment, drawings And many July 18, plans a noon feed at Farley Park, followed ski show on Lake Lt 2 p.m. Last year's show by the Sioux Waterski Club was a popular event. Milbank Area Cham- of Commerce also orga- a fireworks display and get-together at each Fourth of past two years, the has drawn thou- of spectators. improvements and additions have been made at parks throughout South Dakota. This is a good chance to explore the Adams Home- stead and Nature Preserve or check out the new office and visitor station at Roy Lake. You can find new playground equipment at several of the parks, like Angostura and Fisher Grove. Snake Creek boasts a new swimming beach and Lewis and Clark has a new amphitheater. A special opportunity this year is on the George S. Mickelson Trail in the heart of the Black Hills. Trail users will be able to use the entire trail during the weekend without paying the trail user fee. Doug Hofer, director of the Division of Parks and Recreation, said, "The parks are really gearing up for the open house weekend. South Dakotans should be proud of what the parks and nature areas have to offer. VLook at these two days as an opportunity to spend fam- ily time picnicking, going for a beat ride, or hiking on one of the many trails. I believe that once you give it a try, you're going to want to go back time and again,  Hofer said. Many of the parks will be hosting special programs during the open house week- end. Park anglers can enjoy "free fishing  for the entire May 22-23 weekend. Custer State Park will be dedicating the new Rocky Mountain Elk viewing platform on May 22. Palisades State Park will have the Big Sioux Trail Run, which includes prizes and refreshments. Lake Louise plans to conduct a fishing derby for the kids and Newton Hills will have movies in the amphitheater. Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve has joined forces with the Isaac Walton League of McCook Lake to conduct a family fishing pro- gram. The will offer classes where you can learn the basics of fishing, including ethics and laws, and get to know South Dakota fish and some casting techniques. These are just a few of the plans being made for Open House Weekend. More infor- mation will be coming as the weekend draws near. Mark your calendar now, though, and plan to spend the week- end checking out what your parks have to offer. Carson and Barnes Circus is coming to Milbank June 28th The Milbank Kiwanis Club is bringing the Carson and Barnes Circus - the country's largest traveling tent show - to Milbank on Monday, June 28. It will be the first circus per- formance in Milbank in the past five years. The Carson and Barnes Circus has more than 200 peo- ple working to support a per- formance under 61,000 sq. ft. of canvas. Carson and Barnes performs more than 200 shows under the big top each year. Renovation of Milbank's Historic Mill Under Way Milbank is home to one of installed, return the mill to its original the last windmills to be built in the United States. The 117-year-old English- style grist mill stands on the grounds of State Auto Insur- ance in east Milbank. The mill's six-sided construction makes it a rarity among American windmills, say the experts. The mill was built by Henry Hollands in 1882 and was in use until approxi- mately 1907. Wheat and corn were ground at the "Milbank Flouring Milff and it was reportedly also used as a sawmill for a time. When wind power became insufficient to power the mill, due to the increased planting of trees by the local settlers, a gasoline engine was The historic mill, which has become adopted as a mascot of sorts for Mflbank, has been moved twice since its construction. Its original site was just north of the rail- road viaduct on North 4th Street. It was moved a few blocks from there 70 years ago to a park next to the Burlington-Northern Rail- road depot on North Main Street. Approximately 20 years ago, the structure was moved to the State Auto campus. It was used for a time as a tourist information center. The years have taken their toll on the historic mill and it has fallen into disrepair, but efforts are underway to save the tower from collapse and appearance. Visitors will notice that the sail blades and cap have been removed, but these are being rebuilt as part of the renova- tion and will be reinstalled within the next couple of years. 8th Annual OAK TREE CLASSIC BIG STONE HEALTH CARE FOUNDATION TOURNAMENT Saturday, Sept. 11, 1999 9:00 AM Shotgun Start PRIZES o MULTI-ITEM RAFFLE • SILENT AUCTION Entry forms available at Big Stond Healthcare Foundation Office and Ortonville Golf Clubhouse 3 Person Teams - 18 Holes - Scramble Format - Tropies f 1st, 2nd & 3rd place teams PRIZES FOR MEN & WOMEN: Closest to pin • Longest drive > Longest putt • shortest drive Make your own team or fill-ins will be available. $55 per person includes green tees and meal ticket. Registration Deadline - Sept. 9, 1999 ORTONVILLE CLUBHOUSE - ORTONVILLE, MN NOW HERE...Cappuccino & Expresso • Fruit Slushes • Ice Cream • • HOMEMADE FOOD, DESSERTS & PIES • Try Our Spec/a/t/ea • Cheese Cakes .Steak Cubes • Steaks & Ribs • Our Famous Broasted Chicken BREAKFAST SERVED ALL DAY - EAT IN OR TO GO Catering ~ Meeting Room Under New Ownership...Doreen & Chuck Hanson Junction Hwys. 12 & 7 • Ortonvilh, MN" 320-83%3451