High School Seniors Invited to MHS Financial Aid Night
Milbank High School seniors and their parents are invited to attend the annual Financial Aid Night Thursday, January 14, at 6 p.m. in the high school theatre. A speaker from Great Lakes Higher Education will outline the essentials of paying for college and applying for financial aid. All high... Read more
New Doctor To Serve Milbank Area
Avera Medical Group Milbank announced                               Thomas Lechner, MD, will join the clinic effective Feb. 29. As a family practitioner, Lechner will provide medical care for patients of all ages, from birth through end of... Read more
City Council Hears Request To Relocate Train Depot Buildings
A request was presented to the Milbank City Council during its regular meeting Monday, January 11, to save and relocate the train depot that is currently at Lake Farley Park. The request was made by Jerry Brown and Jim Warrey. Brown indicated there is a group interested in restoring,... Read more
First Baby of 2016 in Milbank
New Year’s baby Trent Michael David Eckland came into the world on January 8, 2016. He arrived at Milbank Area Hospital Avera to Tomas Eckland and Kara Schell. Trent was born at 4:24pm and weighed 8lbs. 3.2 oz. He’s 19 1/2 inches long. Trent joins big brother Brandon Forrette. His parents... Read more
Police Chief VanVooren Gives Reminders On Snowmobile Usages
The Milbank City Police Department and Police Chief Boyd VanVooren have received several complaints about snowmobiles operating both on boulevards and private property recently. “We want to remind riders that it is illegal for snowmobiles to operate on a boulevard, lawns and private property,” stated VanVooren. “Snowmobiles must operate... Read more
Exhibitors Sought for Grant County Farm and Home Show
Exhibitors are encouraged to sign up for crop and home arts exhibits which will be featured in the 2016 Grant County Farm and Home Show Friday and Saturday, January 15-16, at Milbank High School. Area farmers are encouraged to enter crop exhibits. All entries must have been grown in... Read more
New Events Added to Farm and Home Show
Friday and Saturday, January 15-16 marks the 2016 Grant County Farm and Home Show. Vendors and exhibits will be open Friday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Milbank High School armory and lobby. “The Grant County Farm and Home... Read more
Raddatz Joins Whetstone Valley Electric Cooperative
Roger Raddatz joined the staff of Whetstone Valley Electric Cooperative as the IT Support Analyst. He replaced Dave Page who moved into the general manager position recently filling the retirement of Steve Ahles. Page had been the IT Support Analyst for 19 years. “Roger has over 15 years of... Read more
Kadon Leddy Advances To State Contest
Kadon Leddy, Milbank High School junior, earned first place at the District 5 American Legion Oratory speech contest in Watertown Sunday, January 3, 2016. Leddy presented an 8 to 10 minute original oratory on the United States Constitution and a 3 to 5 minute extemporaneous speech on a randomly... Read more
Fifteen students from Milbank Middle School recently completed their auditions for the 2016 South Dakota Middle School All-State Band, which is in its 17th season. Students vying for a position in the band include sixth grader William Karels, seventh graders Aiden Boerger, Logan Meyer, Camryn Phinney, Mason Riley, Drake... Read more