Laura (Montag) Dean Celebrates 1st Anniversary with EXIT Realty
Laura Dean might be celebrating her one year anniversary as a real estate agent for EXIT Realty Leading Edge in Milbank, but she is no stranger to Milbank. Laura grew up as Laura Montag in Milbank and graduated from MHS in 1999. She attended school to be a histology... Read more
Kevin Schuelke Takes on New Role as Emergency Manager
Kevin Schuelke has a knack for organizing the pieces and parts to keep things running smoothly. He is also recognized as a dedicated and fearless leader. But, no one can do it alone. As the Milbank Fire Chief – a job he’s held for nine years – he relies... Read more
Tornado Alarm to Sound Wednesday
Tomorrow, Wednesday, April 25, during Severe Weather Awareness Week in South Dakota, all citizens will participate in emergency readiness. The department, in conjunction with the National Weather Service, will conduct a simulated tornado warning and also test the fire alarm. The fire alarm will sound at 10 a.m. and... Read more
Milbank Honor Society Inducts New Members
Fifteen Milbank High School juniors were inducted into the Milbank Honor Society on Monday, April 23.  To be chosen for the Milbank Honor Society students must meet four requirements – academics, service learning, leadership, and character. Students must also have a grade point average of 3.25. Those applying for... Read more
Koch School Raises Over $2600 for Cancer Walk Team
Koch School students and staff contributed their coins to a fundraiser for the Bulldogs Fighting Cancer walk team. The group raised $2,624.34 in one week. All funds will be donated to It Only Takes a Spark. Read more
Local Family Gets on Family Feud
What’s it like to compete on a top TV game show? The Walters family knows the top five answers. They starred on Family Feud and, although they can’t reveal the outcome, you can watch all the action on Monday, April 23, and Tuesday, April 24. The Walters, from Graceville,... Read more
Mary and Ralph Scott Scholarship Established for MHS Students
Mary and Ralph Scott might not have had biological children, but Mary had about 50 kids every year. Mary, who celebrated her 97th birthday in January, taught kindergarten and first grade for 34 years at Koch School in Milbank. If you ask generations of Milbank alumni, “Who was your... Read more
Jonny Ash Chosen MHS April Student of the Month
Jonny Ash, a senior at Milbank High School, has been chosen as the April Student of the Month. He is the son of Kristen Pearson Ash and Craig Ash. At MHS, Jonny is involved in football, basketball, track and field, and band. Outside of school, he takes part in... Read more
School Board Approves Dates for Snow Make-Up Days
The Milbank School Board met Monday, April 9, at its regular meeting. The board approved May 24, as the first snow make-up day. Originally, May 23 was scheduled as the last day of school. Additional snow days will extend the school year until all are made up. The board... Read more
Disabled American Vets Present Book to Grant County Library
The Milbank-Sisseton Chapter 19 of the DAV presented Vietnam Vets: Still coming Home to Jody Carlson, Library Director, for the Grant County Public Library. The book tells of ordinary men and women who open up about their witness to heroism, sacrifice, loss, success, suffering and even battlefield humor. Reading... Read more