Knights of Columbus Donates $500 and Coats for Kids
The local chapter of the Knights of Columbus presented 36 coats and a $500 cash donation to the Grant County Food Pantry today, Thursday, December 7. The group has been donating  coats, snow pants, hats, mittens and boots for children  for many years. Funds from the annual KC pancake... Read more
Matt and Heidi Wellnitz Win Lighting Contest
We won’t string you along…Matt and Heidi Wellnitz of Milbank are this week’s winner of the Milbank Area Chamber of Commerce Nominate Your Neighbor Holiday House Lighting Contest. They reside at 802 S. 4th Street. Matt and Heidi receive $50 in Ol’ Mill Bucks. Two weeks remain in the... Read more
Speakers Earn Team Excellence Award at State
Speakers from MHS earned the Team Excellence Award at the State Class A Oral Interpretation Festival at Central High School in Aberdeen December 1-2. The Team Excellence Award is presented to schools who receive at least two superiors and demonstrate high levels of performance at the State Festival. Milbank... Read more
St. Lawrence Christmas Program Wednesday
St. Lawrence School presents their annual Christmas program on Wednesday, December 13, at 1:30 and 7:00 p.m. in the school gymnasium. Everyone is invited. The program is directed by Elizabeth Schulte. Grades three through six will play music of the season on chimes, handbells, and recorders. Preschoolers and kindergarteners... Read more
Grant County Commissioners Discuss Water Levels of Lake Albert
The Grant County commissioners met in regular session Tuesday, December 5, to discuss the water elevations of Lake Albert. The board was addressed by Jim DeWald of Big Stone Township, Burt Loehrer of Alban Township and Dave Van Veen, private landowner. They discussed the situation with the commission to... Read more
Kala Loehrer Earns Commercial Pilot License
Kala Loehrer, Milbank High School graduate and daughter of Shelly and Dan Loehrer, has earned her commercial pilot certification – also known as a license- and instrument rating at the University of North Dakota. Kala had obtained her private pilot certification, the precursor to a commercial certification, while she... Read more
Great Western Bank Recognized for Outstanding Commitment to Milbank Community
Great Western Bank has received the 2017 Avera Cornerstone Award. The award recognizes a business that has created a culture of philanthropy within their organization and has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to giving back through its financial support of one or more programs, leadership involvement, and volunteer participation. Great... Read more
MHS Cheerleaders Spark School Spirit
Seven seniors are cheering on the MHS winter sports teams. Leading the boys basketball cheer squad are Maty Lightfield, Brittany Preller, and Sadie Holland. Seniors on the girls basketball and wrestling cheer squads are Magally Aburto, Catrina Janitschke, Christy DiNatale, and Amberly Warren. Also on the cheerleading squads are:... Read more
MHS Musicians Play in Honor Band Concert
The 2017 North Area Honor Band Concert was held Saturday, December 2, at the Johnson Fine Arts Center on the campus of Northern State University. Ten students represented Milbank High School. The musicians performed Crystals–which featured the alto saxes playing a water glass. They also presented A Galop to... Read more
Seehafer Students Present Holiday Recital
Kristi Seehafer and her 22 piano students held their Christmas Recital on December 3, at the Abbey of the Hills. Samantha and Abbey Converse also sang two holiday duets. They were accompanied by guitarist Eric Peterson, who also performed a solo guitar arrangement of Silent Night. A reception followed... Read more