Governor Noem Requests Presidential Disaster Relief for 58 Counties
South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem released a statement on Tuesday, May 22 highlighting her request for a Presidential Disaster Declaration to help South Dakotans and local governmental entities recover from property damage sustained during the statewide winter weather and flooding this spring. Her request is for FEMA assistance to... Read more
Fire and Rescue Announces Raffle Winners
Fire Chief Kevin Schuelke announced the winners of Milbank Fire and Rescue’s annual raffle. Christopher Giesen won $300; Rusty Madsen, $250; Mary Brus, $200; Twin Valley Tire, $150; and Sydney Johnson, $100. Fire extinguishers were awarded to Daryl Wieting, Shirley Conraads, Noel White, Orville Hillbrands, and Stanley Street. In... Read more
Year-End Music Awards Presented at MHS
The Milbank High School Music Department presented year-end music awards at the band and choir concert on May 14. Kimberly Van Sambeek won the John Phillip Sousa Award. The award, which originated in 1954, is the most prestigious award for high school band students. Recipients must demonstrate outstanding musicianship,... Read more
GCDC Annual Meeting Luncheon Set for May 23
The Grant County Development Corporation will host their 2019 annual meeting at noon on Thursday, May 23 at the Milbank Visitor Center. The cost to attend the luncheon is $10. The meeting will consist of a review of 2018 and an outlook for the future. Anyone wishing to attend should... Read more
Jacob Sandvig Chosen as MHS May Student of the Month
Jacob Sandvig has been selected as the May Student of the Month at Milbank High School. He is the son of Brian and Janel Sandvig. Jacob has been a member of the football, basketball, and track teams and the Milbank National Honor Society. He was also an elected member... Read more
Principal Brenda Anderson Graduates
Brenda Anderson, acting principal at St. Lawrence School in Milbank, received her master’s degree in educational leadership from the University of Sioux Falls at the Washington Pavilion on Sunday, May 19. Anderson said, “The South Dakota Department of Education allowed me to act as principal or assistant principal while... Read more
Harstad and Riley to Speak at MHS Graduation Sunday
The 2019 graduates of Milbank High School will be honored with a commencement ceremony on May 19 at 2 p.m. at the Milbank High School Armory. Superintendent Tim Graf will preside over the commencement activities, and Principal Dan Snaza will present the class. Jordan Riley and Ben Harstad will... Read more
Seehafer’s Piano Students Perform Bach, Beethoven and Mozart
Piano students of Kristi Seehafer presented their spring recital at The Abbey of the Hills on May 11. They performed pieces ranging from Bach, Beethoven, and Mozart to songs from Disney movies. Musicians included: (Back) Isabella Anderson, Thomas Bass, Beckham Berry, Lawson Novy, Liam Heller, Mallory Falk, and Lincoln... Read more
Ground Breaking for New Milbank Elementary School
On May 13, prior to the regular school board meeting, the Milbank School District Board of Education posed for a photo to pay tribute to the construction of the new elementary school in Milbank. The initial groundbreaking took place April 30. Photo: (l. to r.) Jon Christensen, Tracy Upton,... Read more
Join The Milbank 4th of July Celebration
America’s birthday party is the 4th of July. Want to add some candles to its cake? How about some Roman candles? Raffle tickets to help purchase fireworks for the annual Independence Day fireworks show at Farley Park in Milbank are on sale now. Get one for just $5 or... Read more