Senator Thune to Visit Milbank Wednesday
Senator John Thune will pay Milbank a visit on Wednesday, April 24. Thune, a Republican from Murdo, is currently serving South Dakota in the United States Senate. Earlier this year, Senator Thune was elected Senate Republican Whip, the second most senior position in the Senate Republican Leadership, behind Senator... Read more
Milbank Fire Department Names Officers
Milbank Fire and Rescue recently elected officers during their annual meeting in April at the Milbank Fire Hall. Kevin Schuelke remains the Fire Chief. Assistant Fire Chiefs are Justin Mathiason and Dave Giesen. Six truck captains were also selected: Craig DeBoer, Brian Homan, Jason Krause, Kyle Schwandt, Steve Spors, and Dean Wellnitz.... Read more
Lunch Benefit at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Milbank
Don’t miss the Milbank Orphan Grain Train’s lunch benefit on Sunday, April 28, at Emanuel Lutheran Church from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Barbecue sandwiches, salads, pie, and beverages are on the menu. Plus, check out the Silent Basket Auction. Free will donations will be taken for the luncheon.... Read more
Valley Queen Wins Medals at U.S. Championship Cheese Contest
Valley Queen Cheese Factory, Inc., brought home two medals, including a Best of Class award, from the 2019 United States Championship Cheese Contest(r) in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Valley Queen’s signature cheese, reduced fat cheddar, which is sold to major cut-and-wrap cheese customers who have distribution throughout the United States,... Read more
4-H Picks Up Trash on Earth Day
Members of the Madison Jr. Livestock 4-H Club celebrated Earth Day on April 22, by picking up trash along a two-mile stretch of Highway 20 near Stockholm. Although snow still littered the ditches, the volunteers continued with their plan and collected over eight bags of trash. They also reported... Read more
Tornado Sirens to Blast in Milbank on Wednesday
The Grant County Emergency Management and the Grant County Sheriff’s office along with the State of South Dakota will conduct a tornado siren alert test on Wednesday, April 24. Severe Weather Awareness Week in South Dakota is April 22-26. Sirens are used for storm alerts and fires in Milbank.... Read more
New Superintendent Selected for Milbank School District
Justin Downes has been selected as the new superintendent to lead the Milbank School District. Downes is currently the superintendent of the Arlington School District. The Milbank School District Board of Education announced Downes’ verbal acceptance at a special meeting of the board on Monday, April 15. Downes replaces... Read more
Food Giveaway Moves to American Lutheran Church on April 17
The weather has caused one more glitch! The Food Giveaway sponsored by the Christian Service Council and Feeding South Dakota is moving to the American Lutheran Church on Flynn Drive, south of the Avera Hospital in Milbank on Wednesday, April 17 from 4:30 p.m. until 6 p.m. Anyone in need... Read more
Milbank Emergency Teams Rescue Family Caught in Storm
The Milbank Fire Department, Grant County Emergency Management, the Grant County Highway Department, Justin Layher, and Al’s Body Shop mounted a daring rescue during last Thursday’s spring snowstorm. A mother with two children – one three years old and one six years old- ran out of gas on the... Read more
Koch School Principal Amy Brandriet Resigns
During a special school board meeting on Wednesday, April 10, the Milbank School District Board of Education accepted the resignation of Koch Elementary School Principal Amy Brandriet. Her last day will be June 5. Brandriet has been employed by the district since the 2016-2017 school year. She and her... Read more