Violinists presented a recital on May 19, at Valley Baptist Church. The musicians all study under Elizabeth Schulte. The performers included: (Front ) Karen Esh, Zoë Schwenn, and Michael Verheul. (Middle) Veronica and Nicholas Fonder, Krista Gingerich, and Annabelle Schwenn. (Back) Mrs. Schulte, Rachel Schulte, Timon Esh, and Joe... Read more
Open Running Starts Monday
Open running for all ages starts June 4, and runs Mondays and Wednesdays through June. Beginners to serious runners are welcome. Appropriate distances will be chosen for different levels. Interested? Meet in front of Milbank High School at 8 p.m. on Monday, June 4, or Wednesday, June 6, to... Read more
Tommy’s Popcorn Opens Tonight
It’s summertime. But more important…it’s time for Tommy’s! Tommy’s Popcorn Stand opens for the season tonight at Lake Farley at 6 p.m. and stays open until 8 p.m. Tommy’s will also be open on Friday and Saturday from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. The Milbank Kiwanis Club continues the... Read more
Summer Reading Registration May 30 at Big Stone Branch
Registration for the 2018 Summer Reading program at the Big Stone Branch Public Library is set for Wednesday, May 30. Registration runs from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. for children age five to children currently in fifth grade. Registration forms will be filled out and reading packets picked up... Read more
Middle School Band Students Earn Awards
Milbank Middle School Musicians of the Month for sixth grade were: Jayden Johnson, Trey Gloe, Joe Schulte, Jairek Frazee, Caleb Pillatzki, Olivia Wendland, Isaac Graham, and Sophia Whitlow. The winner of the Pizza Ranch gift certificate was Caleb Pillatzki. Musicians of the month for seventh grade were: Merik Junker,... Read more
Julie Landmark Kisses Pig for Cancer Fundaiser
St Lawrence Student Council’s “Coins to Fight Cancer” campaign raised over $500 for It Only Takes a Spark. When the goal was reached, Julie Landmark, school secretary, wore a dress for the school day and kissed a pig. Rick Fonder provided the pig. Read more
Fin Stuff Planned for Tomorrow at the Library
Have you noticed something “fishy” at the Grant County Library? The fish living in the aquarium took a “dive,” but the library is “reely” excited to announce new fish will be arriving soon. Everyone is invited to a welcome party on Thursday, May 24, from 11 a.m. until 2:00... Read more
Special Olympics Athletes and Law Enforcement Join South Dakota’s Torch Run
Milbank’s Special Olympics athletes carrying the Flame of Hope raised awareness and funds for Special Olympics during their annual Law Enforcement Torch Run on Tuesday, May 15. As traditionally done in Milbank, the runners started out the front doors of MHS, ran by a large United States flag hanging... Read more
Koch School 5th Graders Complete DARE
Milbank Police Chief, Boyd VanVooren, presented certificates of achievement to 67 fifth graders who completed the Dare program on Wednesday, May 16. Chief VanVooren spoke to the students about how choices lead to consequences and thinking about consequences can help them make better choices. Four students from each class... Read more
Emanuel Lutheran Preschool Raises $1550 for St. Jude’s
The Emanuel Lutheran Preschool raised $1550 during their annual Trike-a-thon. Three and four year olds rode in the event. The money will be donated to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Milbank Police Chief, Boyd Van Vooren, and Officer Jake Folk directed traffic on the course. Pat DeFea also gave a... Read more