Debaters Place Third at the Brookings Bell Tournament
MHS debaters Aiden Ludvigson and Max Lightfield compiled a 4-1 record at the Brookings Bell Tournament on December 14. Milbank placed third in the A-School division. January starts the second half of the public forum debate season. The new season is a chance for any high school student interested... Read more
Local Musicians to Perform in Milbank This Weekend
Come experience a magical evening this Saturday and Sunday, December 21 and 22, at WhyMilbank’s annual holiday show. A Night of Christmas will be filled with glorious music and the inspirational story — the reason for the season — uniquely related by storyteller Dave Rogers. Local musicians Jon Rogers,... Read more
Leddy Wins South Dakota Big Idea Competition
MHS students Korbin Leddy and Paul Van Dover were two of the eight finalists chosen from 276 entries in the annual South Dakota Big Idea final competition. The competition and awards were held at Northern State University on December 11. The Big Idea fosters entrepreneurial thinking and encourages high... Read more
Volunteers Needed for Christmas Dinner
Let’s talk turkey! Can you carve one? Can you cook one? Feeling a bit Santa Claustrophobic, but want to make someone’s Christmas happier? The Free Christmas Day Dinner is the perfect place for you! Volunteers to cook a turkey in their home before the dinner and turkey carvers on... Read more
Callie Curley Named Communications Coordinator at Valley Queen
Callie Curley, formerly of Montrose, Pennsylvania, joined Valley Queen Cheese Factory on December 16. Curley will take on the duties of communications coordinator in the company’s newly created position. Curley is a graduate of Penn State University Bellisario College of Communications, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in print... Read more
Greg Thomas Receives Award for Longest Running Hot Stuff Pizza Franchise in World
Hot Stuff Pizza opened its first franchise 33 years ago today on December 17, 1986. So, it was a bit of a surprise when representatives from Hot Stuff’s corporate office came into the Milbank store to present Greg Thomas and his staff with an award for the longest continuously... Read more
Milbank Musicians Play in 46th Annual Merry TUBACHRISTMAS
The 46th Annual Merry TUBACHRISTMAS was celebrated in Aberdeen on Saturday, December 14. Milbank attendees included: Joe Harstad, Ian Liebe, Isaac Sousa, Drake Rogers, Will Karels, and Trystan Fischer. They were accompanied to the event by Susan Karels, band director for the Milbank Schools. The group practiced and then... Read more
Debaters Win First and Second in Lennox
MHS debaters Landon Brown and Peyten Wiese placed first in the duo interp division in Lennox on December 7. Marion Mischel placed second in Lincoln-Douglas debate. The public forum debate team of Haily Hubke and Peyten Wiese won one round and lost three. The teams travel to Brookings on... Read more
Valley Queen Cheese Factory Named United States Senate Small Business of the Week
U.S. Senator Mike Rounds today named Valley Queen Cheese Factory of Milbank as the United States Senate Small Business of the Week. Rounds was invited by Small Business Committee Chairman Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) to select a South Dakota small business to be highlighted by the committee. Valley Queen Cheese... Read more
Both Shirley Schmidt and Sue Cramer Win $500 in Milbank Chamber Holiday Drawing
Two lucky $500 winners were named today, December 14 in the third Milbank Area Chamber Holiday drawing. The giveaway is part of the annual cash drawings held by the Chamber. Shirley Schmidt of Marvin was the first name drawn. Schmidt was in Lewis Drug when her name was called.... Read more