Combined Appeal Distributes Funds
Craig Wellnitz, fundraising chairman, of the Grant County Combined Appeal, stated the organization has completed its final accounting of the 2016 GCCA campaign. Wellnitz said, “After all of the expenses were paid and payroll deductions received these were the dollars unused after the 2016 Campaign.”  The funds remaining were... Read more
Grant County Farm & Home Show Winners Announced
The Grant County 4-H program held crop and home exhibit displays at the 71st annual Grant County Farm & Home Show, January 11-12 at the Milbank High School and National Guard Armory. “This is an opportunity for youth and adults to showcase their talents, stated Sara Koepke 4-H Youth... Read more
Thadens Put Faith in Donuts for Four Decades
How do you make a light and airy doughnut? Practice. Practice. Practice. Thaden Family Donuts of Marvin has been making doughnuts for 41 years and, not only have the Thadens used the same recipe, they’ve used the same spoon! The stainless steel spoon stirred over 728,000 doughnuts while the... Read more
Milbank Special Education Teacher Joyce Johnson Resigns
Joyce Johnson submitted her letter of resignation on Wednesday, January 9,  to the Milbank School District Board of Education. Johnson has been employed as a special education instructor in the Milbank School District since 1995. Mrs. Johnson began teaching in the Koch School and in 1999 moved to the... Read more
Sandy Schell Resigns as Koch School Kindergarten Teacher
Sandy Schell resigned from her position as kindergarten teacher at Koch Elementary School. The Milbank School District Board of Education accepted her letter of resignation at their board meeting on Wednesday, January, 9.  Mrs. Schell’s retirement becomes effective at the end of the 2018-2019 school year. Mrs. Schell has... Read more
House Fire Damages Liebe Home
The Milbank Fire Department was dispatched to a house fire at the Duane Liebe residence at 705 South Dakota Street in Milbank on December 29. When the fire and rescue team arrived on the scene, it was determined the fire was in the attic. Firefighters cut a hole in roof... Read more
Conservation Officer- Jamie Pekelder Warns of  Unsafe Ice
Ice conditions on Big Stone Lake are less than favorable after the last few days of warm weather, according to District conservation officer supervior of Game, Fish, and Parks, Jamie Pekelder, Although the ice was as thick as 11 inches in some areas before Christmas, some spots north of Hartford... Read more
Mark Gastineau Joins Valley Queen
Mark Gastineau has joined Valley Queen Cheese Factory as the new Senior Manager-Supply Chain. His responsibilities include logistics management, procurement of production supplies, and overseeing storage and outbound transportation of finished products. Gastineau brings 19 years of agricultural supply chain management experience to Valley Queen. Most recently, he worked... Read more
Jessy and McKenzie Johnson Have First Baby of 2019
Jayce Lee Johnson, son of Jessy and McKenzie Johnson, is Milbank’s first baby of 2019. Jayce came into the world at 9:56 a.m. on January 2. He weighed seven pounds and eight ounces and spanned 19 3/4 inches from the top of his head to his tiny toes. Jayce... Read more
MHS Wins Second in State Junior Achievement Competition
The Milbank High School Junior Achievement (JA) team placed second in the JA Titan Statewide Competition hosted by Junior Achievement (JA) of South Dakota. Students competed as bosses of global, virtual-reality businesses. To commemorate their second place finish, each of the MHS students received a $150 cash prize. The... Read more