Milbank Oral Interp Speakers Advance to State
Eight Milbank High School students were named Region 4A Oral Interpretation champions during the region meet at Northern State University in Aberdeen Tuesday, November 14. The students will now advance to the Class A State Oral Interp Festival scheduled for December 1-2 at Aberdeen Central High School. Earning top... Read more
Changes Made to Bloodmobile Appointments Today
If you intend to donate blood at the American Red Cross Blood Drive, today, Monday, November 20, plan to sign up online. According to local bloodmobile coordinator, Margaret Skoog, “In order to insure enough staff and supplies are on hand, we are urging donors to sign up online.” Walk-ins... Read more
School Board Discusses Principal Evaluation, Personnel Development Grant
The Milbank School District’s Board of Education met in regular session Wednesday, November 15, and began discussions about a new principal evaluation model and a new personnel development grant. According to Superintendent Tim Graf, the State Board of Education adopted Principal Evaluation requirements and Performance Standards and Regulations in... Read more
Benefit for Ryon and Dawn (Koch) Gross to be Held Sunday
A benefit for Waverly-South Shore teacher and coach, Ryon Gross, will be held Sunday, November 19, at the Waverly-South Shore School in Waverly. Gross, husband to the former Dawn Koch, is currently battling cancer. Ryon and Dawn are the parents of 5 children.  A free-will donation lunch of Pork... Read more
Coach Tostenson Retires From Football
Written and Edited by Ginny Tostenson Milbank Bulldog head coach Jeremy Tostenson leaves a long legacy of football success in his wake. After 16 years as head coach, he has tendered his resignation and will step away from the game he has loved his whole life. “It’s just time,”... Read more
Milbank Experiences Early Morning Power Outage
The City of Milbank and the Twin Brooks area, experienced a power outage early this morning, Tuesday, November 14, due to a transmission outage. According to Scott Wiese, spokesman for Otter Tail Power Company, a splice failed on the transmission line by the south substation, causing the outage. “We... Read more
Military Honored During Veterans Program
The annual Veterans Day program took place at the Milbank Armory with a capacity crowd on hand on Friday, November 10. Captain LaDean Bunkers, a retired member of the United States Navy, was the keynote speaker for the event. He talked of his days in the military and said, “If... Read more
FFA Members Qualify for State
Three teams and two individuals from the Milbank FFA Chapter qualified for the State FFA Leadership Career Development Event (CDE) during the District 1 FFA event on November 6. The state event takes place in Pierre on December 3-4. Milbank teams took the top places in Parliamentary Procedure, Agriculture... Read more
Milbank Middle School Announces First Quarter Honor Roll
The first quarter honor roll was released from Milbank Middle School. Students named to the list include the following: EIGHTH GRADE Distinction 3.800 or higher Maiah Brown, Taryn Dusky, Maykayla Elmore, Hailey Hupke, William Karels, Madison Mathews, Marion Mischel, Hattie Muellenbach, Savanna Osowski, Camryn Popowski, Leyton Raffety, Jack Sandvig,... Read more
Milbank High School Band Students Attend NSU Band Clinic
Milbank High School band students attended the 71st Northern State University (NSU) Band Clinic in Aberdeen on November 8. Established in 1947, the Northern State University (NSU) Band Clinic is the longest running band directors and student workshop in South Dakota.  Milbank students participating included: (Back l. to r.) Ethan... Read more