New Vaccinations For Sixth Grade Students Implemented
The South Dakota Department of Health revised its administrative rules and now requires both the Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis) and MCV4 (Meningococcal ACYW) vaccines for 6th grade students beginning with the 2016-17 school year. Vaccine requirements for kindergarten entry have been in place for many years, but this will... Read more
MHS Students Prepare For State Student Congress
Milbank High School students took part in three events in preparation for the District Student Congress tournament scheduled for Friday, April 8, in Pierre. Students who attend the District Student Congress tournament will have the opportunity to qualify for the national tournament. Four students earned awards at the Brookings... Read more
Joel Adler Elected As New Whetstone Valley Electric Director
In a closely contested race, challenger Joel Adler was elected to the District 7 position on the Whetstone Valley Electric Board of Directors during the cooperative’s annual meeting Thursday, March 31. “I knew it was going to be really close and I thank everyone who voted for me,” said... Read more
CAFO Ordinance Added to June Primary Election Ballot
Ordinance 2016-1, which establishes zoning regulations in Grant County and addresses concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs), will be added to the ballot for the June primary election. The Grant County Commissioners voted to accept several referral petitions and let the public decide whether or not to uphold the adoption... Read more
Whetstone Valley Electric Awards Scholarships
Whetstone Valley Electric announced their 2016 scholarship winners during its annual meeting Thursday, March 31. Senior Chris Loutsch was awarded a $1,000 scholarship from Basin Electric Power Cooperative as a dependent of an employee in the Basin Cooperative network. Fellow classmate Heidi Bergquist was selected as the winner of... Read more
Primary Election Set
Citizens of Grant County will head to the polls on Tuesday, June 7, to cast their votes in the primary election. In the Grant County Commission race, eight candidates filed petitions for two available seats. Clayton Tucholke currently holds the District 2 seat and announced earlier this year he... Read more
MHS Student Council Named Outstanding Council
The Milbank High School student council was recently named Outstanding Student Council by the South Dakota High School Activities Association. The group will be receiving their award at the state convention next week. The activities association implemented the incentive program in 1989 in an effort to increase the number... Read more
Drivers Education Scheduled for Summer Classes
The Milbank School District will offer a Drivers Education course this summer. High school students should already be signed up through the school. Registration for eighth grade students began today, Monday, April 4. “Please get your registration in as soon as possible, as slots fill up quickly,” said Brad... Read more
Milbank School Board Votes to Re-Bid Lighting Project
The Milbank School District Board of Education met in special session Tuesday, March 29, and voted to request a re-bid for the LED Lighting Retrofit project. “We need to be able to compare apples to apples so we can make the best decision possible,” stated Superintendent Tim Graf. The... Read more
Milbank Middle School Releases Third Quarter Honor Roll
The Milbank Middle School has announced its third quarter honor roll for the 2015-2016 school year. Students named to the list are as follows: Eighth Grade Distinction 3.800 or higher Taylor Bray, Eli Fischer, Bailey Frerichs, Gracie Korstjens, Stewart Loehrer, JD Lusk, Amy Nelson, Makenna Osowski, Roxana Payan-Montes, Logan Paysen, Makenzie... Read more