Eighth Grade MathCounts Team Places Fourth
The Milbank Middle School eighth grade MathCounts team summed up fourth place in an invitational meet in Aberdeen on January 10. The team’s score totaled 30.50. Eighteen teams competed. Holgate 1 won the meet with 48.0 points. Groton Black was second with 32.50, and Simmons 1 was third with... Read more
MHS Second Quarter Honor Roll
Milbank High School announces the list of second quarter honor roll recipients for the 2017-2018 school year. Perfection – 4.0 Freshmen – Hali Essington, Jose Flores De Salazar, Amaya Street, Madi Thue, Jessica Van Peursem, Peyten Wiese. Sophomores – Noah Murso, Amy Nelson, Tracy Pillatzki, Danica Schulte. Juniors –... Read more
Ackermans Purchase UPI Petroleum in Milbank
Jason and Angie Ackerman of Milbank have purchased UPI Petroleum in Milbank. Their first day of business as the new owners was Monday, January 8. UPI offers fuel and propane services, fishing bait, and convenience items. Jason, who oversees the day-to-day operations of the business, says, “We are not... Read more
New Business Opens on Main Street Milbank
An empty building on Main Street Milbank has been filled. Advanced Technologies, Inc., opened for business in downtown Milbank on January 2. The company, located at 301 South Main Street, is in the former Boos and Grajczyk Law Office building across the street from Great Western Bank. The business... Read more
Milbank School Board Approves the Hiring of Instructional Coach Position
The Milbank School District Board of Education gave their approval for the position of an instructional coach which will be paid for by the Personnel Development Grant the district recently received. Approval was given during the regular meeting of the board Monday, January 8. The district was awarded the... Read more
Harvey Schaefer to be Inducted into SD Basketball Hall of Fame
Harvey Schaefer, former basketball coach at MHS, will be inducted into the South Dakota High School Basketball Hall of Fame on Saturday, March 24, in Sioux Falls. The Hall of Fame Class of 2018 includes such greats as NFL veteran Chad Greenway of Mount Vernon who spent 11 years... Read more
Rick Swenson to Retire as MHS Teacher and Coach
The Milbank School District Board of Education approved the resignation of Rick Swenson during their regular board meeting Monday, January 8. Swenson is a high school teacher and coach. Swenson has been employed by the district since 1994. He taught Social Studies and served as the head football coach... Read more
Kristi Noem to Headline Grant County Farm and Home Show
The 2018 Grant County Farm and Home Show celebrates 70 years by hosting over 70 vendors at the Milbank Armory on Friday and Saturday, January 12-13. Hours for the show are Friday, January 12, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, January 13, from 9 a.m. to 2... Read more
Kindergarten Registration Set for Milbank School District
Kindergarten screening and registration for the 2018-2019 school year is Friday, January 26, in the Koch Elementary kindergarten classrooms from 8 a.m to 3 p.m. Any child who will be five years old before September 1, 2018, must register on this date. Registration requires one to one and half... Read more
Marty Buttke Elected Grant County Commissioner Chairman
Marty Buttke was elected chairman of the board of the Grant County Commissioners at their first meeting of the new year on Tuesday, January 2. Buttke succeeds Mike Mach who completed his one-year term. Paul Dummann was elected as vice-chairman for 2018. “It’s been a great year,” says Mach.... Read more