Red Cross Bloodmobile Needs Your Help
The first American Red Cross Bloodmobile blood drive of 2018 is Tuesday, February 27, from noon to 6 p.m. at Unity Square. The goal is to collect 110 units. “Because the last blood drive was less than 110 days ago, we are working hard to fill the appointment slots,”... Read more
Sophia Seffrood Selected February Student of the Month
Sophia Seffrood, a senior at Milbank High School, was chosen as February Student of the Month. She is the daughter of John and Annelies Seffrood. Sophia is active in band, choir, student council, and FFA. She is also a member of the cross country and basketball teams. She enjoys... Read more
Wilmot School District Considers All-Sports Coop With Milbank
The Milbank School District Board of Education held its regular meeting Monday, February 12. Superintendent Tim Graf reported the Wilmot School District inquired about forging an athletic cooperative with the Milbank School District. “I don’t know where they’re at in the process. This was not a formal request. They... Read more
Today is President’s Day – Remember President Hanson?
Some historians and several descendants of John Hanson (1721-1783) claim he was actually the first president of the United States. He was the first president under the Articles of Confederation. To celebrate Hanson’s and all the U.S. Presidents’ contributions to our great country, we offer these lesser known facts:... Read more
MathCounts Team Finishes Third
Nine teams from the Northeastern South Dakota Chapter of MATHCOUNTS vied for a chance to compete at the state meet. The schools met in Brookings on February 3. Milbank Area placed third by collecting 32.25 points. Holgate MS (Aberdeen) won the top place with 45.25 points, followed by George... Read more
Milbank Debate Team Takes Part in Rushmore Challenge
The Milbank High School debate team took part in the Rushmore Challenge at Harrisburg February 9-10. Participating in the event were: (Back l. to r.) Tristyn Fischer, Trevor Holting, Lars Andersen, and Nathan Loutsch. (Front) Christian Peery, Claire Mischel, and Kimberlly Aburto. The team competes at the Northern South... Read more
Hora Resigns from MHS

Hora Resigns from MHS

Local News February 12, 2018 0

Joyce Hora, a math and science teacher at MHS, has resigned her position. The resignation was approved by the Milbank School District Board of Education at their regular meeting Monday, February 12. Hora signed a letter of intent to teach for the next two years at Escuela Internacional Sampedrana... Read more
Stemsrud to Sing in Honor Choir in Chicago
MHS senior Shawn Stemsrud was selected for the Central and North Central Division High School Honor Choir. He travels to Chicago for the Unite In Song Conference February 14-17. The choir will be under the direction of Dr. Jefferson Johnson from the University of Kentucky. Audition requirements included singing... Read more
Sheriff Owen Announces Year-End Numbers
Grant County Sheriff Kevin Owen presented his year-end report to the Grant County Commissioners during their regular meeting at the Grant County Courthouse on Tuesday, February 6. “These are not everything that we do, but a glimpse into a lot of the bigger things,” said Owen. He reported: In... Read more
Flu Season Hits Milbank Area
According to Patti Swenson, Avera Medical Center Milbank Clinic Director, and Johanna Fischer, Milbank Middle/High School Nurse, influenza A and B and strep throat are the the most prevalent illnesses in the Milbank area now. Swenson says, “We are seeing a lot of cases right now, but it is... Read more