Three Positions Open On Whetstone Valley Electric Board Of Directors
Whetstone Valley Electric Cooperative is busy preparing and making plans for its 75th annual meeting set for Thursday, March 24, at 6:30 p.m. in the Milbank High School gymnasium. The board of directors of the co-op has three open seats on its board this year, which will be voted... Read more
Stolen Milbank Vehicle Found Crashed
In the early hours Friday, January 15, around 1 a.m., the Milbank Police Department responded to a stolen vehicle call in downtown Milbank. It was reported that a black 2010 Dodge Avenger driven by local resident Dustin Fahleen had been taken from the parking lot behind the Pump Bar.... Read more
Children Get Set For Kindergarten Registration
Calling all five-year-olds! It’s time to sign up for school! The Milbank School District has scheduled its kindergarten screening for Friday, January 29, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Koch Elementary School. The screening is for any child who will be five years of age before September 1,... Read more
Milbank School Board Meeting Focuses on Legislative Proposals
A primary topic of discussion at the regular meeting of the Milbank Board of Education Monday, January 11, was Governor Daugaard’s State-of-the-State Address. The address was to be presented the next day, Tuesday, January 12, and a good share of it was expected to be devoted to the Blue... Read more
Tuchscherer Named To All-Shanley Debate Team
Senior Rebekah Tuchscherer led the Milbank debate team at the 22nd Annual Shanley Debate Tornament in Fargo, ND, Friday, January 8, where she was named to the All-Shanley Team. Tuchscherer earned a medal which honored her for team leadership. The award recipients were nominated by their coaches and voted... Read more
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