By Daria Anderson-Faden
The Observer 

THE ICE FISHERMAN

Blane Millerking Of Rural Kimball Carries On Family Tradition At Oliver

 

February 4, 2021

Daria Anderson-Faden

Oliver Lake is the place for avid rural Kimball ice fisherman Blane Millerking.

COVID-19 has been tough on 30-year-old Blane Millerking of rural Kimball. First, his business came to an abrupt halt as a direct result of COVID, and then his mentor and grandfather died after contracting the nasty virus.

Blane's business was raising and selling meat goats to Colorado Indian restaurants. The successful business completely stopped due to COVID regulations and the closure of those restaurants in Colorado.

Then he lost his grandfather to COVID, the grandfather that took him to North Dakota, South Dakota, Colorado and Nebraska to ice fish. The emotions are still raw as a tear t...



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