Fishing Challenge Set
The Upper Minnesota River Basin is hosting a youth fishing challenge this spring, summer, and into next fall for youth ages 8 to 16. The deadline to register is Tuesday, March 15. The fishing challenge will provide an opportunity to learn about the diversity of fish found in the... Read more
Resignations Accepted At Milbank School Board Meeting
The Milbank School District Board of Education approved several staff resignations and contract adjustments at a special meeting of the board Monday, March 7. The board accepted the resignation of Koch School Principal Tim Lease. Lease and his family will relocate to Brookings, South Dakota. (See additional story here... Read more
Milbank School Principal Resigns
The Milbank School District Board of Education accepted the resignation of Koch School Principal Tim Lease during a special meeting of the board Monday, March 7. Lease will relocate his family to Brookings, where he has accepted a position as principal at Medary Elementary School. Before joining the Milbank... Read more
Lightfield, Tuchscherer Named State Debate Co-Champion
Milbank High School junior, Connor Lightfield, and senior Rebekah Tuchscherer were named co-champions in Lincoln-Douglas debate at the State A Debate and Individual Events Tournament Friday and Saturday, March 4-5 in Aberdeen. “Connor and Rebekah both went undefeated throughout the tournament,” explained head coach Natasha Hartman. “Since they are... Read more
Alaina Rausch Recognized At All-State Band Concert
Alaina Rausch, eighth grade student from Milbank Middle School, participated in the 17th annual Middle School All-State Band in Pierre this past weekend. Alaina was recognized during the concert for being a three-year participant. “I want to give a special congratulations to Alaina for her third year of participation... Read more
Petition Deadline Nearing For County and State Offices
The deadline for filing nominating petitions for the upcoming primary election has been set for Tuesday, March 29, at 5 p.m. according to Grant County Auditor Karen Layher. The following petitions for offices of Grant County must be filed in the office of the county auditor located in the... Read more
MHS Student Council Gives Donation To New Hospital
The Milbank High School student council presented a $250 check to Jim Gesswein, chairman of Avera Milbank Area Hospital board. The council raised money throughout the year during different fundraisers in an effort to give back to the community. Along with donating to the hospital building fund, the council... Read more
Cancer Walk Committee Gives Donation To Avera Support Group
The It Only Takes A Spark Cancer Walk core committee recently donated $2,500 to the Milbank Avera Cancer Support Group.The donation will help to continue their efforts in educating and supporting individuals and families affected by cancer. “The cancer support group is a great way for people to help... Read more
Grant-Deuel School Seeks Input On Building And District Divisions
The Grant-Deuel School District is holding a series of meetings to gain public input and suggestions in its process of forming its dissolution plan. The first meeting took place Monday, February 29, at the commons area of the school. The district voted at its February school board meeting to... Read more
Jami Lynn Buttke To Showcase Unique Style In Milbank
Have you heard the name Jami Lynn? Remember it. It’ll be cool soon. Heck, it’s already cool. Especially if you like bluegrass music and the story of a rising star who just happens to be a local girl. Jami Lynn, a folk and blue grass singer and songwriter, has... Read more