Tornado Alarm to Sound Wednesday
Tomorrow, Wednesday, April 25, during Severe Weather Awareness Week in South Dakota, all citizens will participate in emergency readiness. The department, in conjunction with the National Weather Service, will conduct a simulated tornado warning and also test the fire alarm. The fire alarm will sound at 10 a.m. and... Read more
Leddy Wins First Place at State FFA Agriscience Fair
Korbin Leddy recently participated in agriscience events at the Richland 44 Regional FFA Agriscience Fair on April 18th at Colfax, ND where he received a first place plaque and a cash prize. He also placed first in the Social Science Division 1 at the South Dakota FFA State Agriscience... Read more
Milbank Honor Society Inducts New Members
Fifteen Milbank High School juniors were inducted into the Milbank Honor Society on Monday, April 23.  To be chosen for the Milbank Honor Society students must meet four requirements – academics, service learning, leadership, and character. Students must also have a grade point average of 3.25. Those applying for... Read more
Local Family Gets on Family Feud
What’s it like to compete on a top TV game show? The Walters family knows the top five answers. They starred on Family Feud and, although they can’t reveal the outcome, you can watch all the action on Monday, April 23, and Tuesday, April 24. The Walters, from Graceville,... Read more
Mary and Ralph Scott Scholarship Established for MHS Students
Mary and Ralph Scott might not have had biological children, but Mary had about 50 kids every year. Mary, who celebrated her 97th birthday in January, taught kindergarten and first grade for 34 years at Koch School in Milbank. If you ask generations of Milbank alumni, “Who was your... Read more
Jonny Ash Chosen MHS April Student of the Month
Jonny Ash, a senior at Milbank High School, has been chosen as the April Student of the Month. He is the son of Kristen Pearson Ash and Craig Ash. At MHS, Jonny is involved in football, basketball, track and field, and band. Outside of school, he takes part in... Read more
Great Western Bank Employees to Present at Lunch & Learn Program
The Grant County Library hosts Lunch & Learn Financial Hour on Thursday, April 26. The hour-long workshop focuses on elder financial abuse, exposes crimes that target the elderly, and offers tips to combat it. Presenters are Betsy Garcia and Jennifer Brown, BSA analysts for the Great Western Bank Corporation.... Read more
School Board Approves Dates for Snow Make-Up Days
The Milbank School Board met Monday, April 9, at its regular meeting. The board approved May 24, as the first snow make-up day. Originally, May 23 was scheduled as the last day of school. Additional snow days will extend the school year until all are made up. The board... Read more
Disabled American Vets Present Book to Grant County Library
The Milbank-Sisseton Chapter 19 of the DAV presented Vietnam Vets: Still coming Home to Jody Carlson, Library Director, for the Grant County Public Library. The book tells of ordinary men and women who open up about their witness to heroism, sacrifice, loss, success, suffering and even battlefield humor. Reading... Read more
Adam and Jeny Koplin-Owners of Schmidt’s Landing Host Ribbon Cutting
Schmidt’s Landing Resort and Lakeside Suites on Big Stone Lake held a ribbon cutting on Friday, April 13. The Milbank Area Chamber of Commerce helped host the event. Schmidt’s Landing was purchased by Adam and Jeny Koplin of Milbank on December 1. Jeny, who has a hotel, restaurant, and... Read more