Red Cross Blood Drive at Unity Square on February 19
According to Margaret Skoog, coordinator of the Red Cross blood drive in Milbank, blood supply is very low. She says demand remains high, but only five percent of people able to give blood have actually seen the inside of the bloodmobile. That can change, though, when you make your... Read more
Val Waletich is the Heart of Milbank Daycare for 29 Years
When four year-old Prya walks in the door and sees a coat hook with her name on it, she knows she is home. Or at least at her second home. In case she harbors any doubts, the toddler can gaze up at her framed photo gracing the hallway or... Read more
Sharon Zettlemoyer to Audition for The Voice
Sharon Zettlemoyer, aka Ms. Z, will travel a long way for music. She grew up in Poughkeepsie, New York, which is part of the New York City metro area, but sits midway between Albany and the Big Apple. She moved over 1400 miles from her hometown to Wilmot to... Read more
Milbank School Board Accepts Seven Resignations
Seven staff members submitted their letters of resignation to Superintendent Tim Graf and the Milbank School District Board of Education at the school board meeting on Monday, February 11. Dave Boerger, a graduate of MHS, has resigned his position as the music instructor and band director at Koch Elementary... Read more
I-29 Closing From Sioux Falls to North Dakota Border
PIERRE, S.D. – Officials with the South Dakota Departments of Transportation and Public Safety are closing Interstate 29 from Brookings to the North Dakota border at 5 p.m. CST today (Feb.7) and from Sioux Falls to Brookings at 6 p.m. CST. The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a... Read more
BREAKING: Milbank Shopko To Close
Shopko announced the closure of 139 more stores today. The list includes the Milbank store which will close May 12. The new list of South Dakota stores and their expected date of closure includes: Milbank – May 12 Sioux Falls – 41st Street – May 12 and Arrowhead Parkway... Read more
Karels and  Rausch to Play in All State Band
William Karels and Alaina Rausch were selected to play in the 69th Annual South Dakota All-State Band. William, a freshman and son of Jason and Susan Karels, was selected as fifth chair tuba. Alaina, a junior and daughter of Tony and Deb Rausch, was selected as 21st chair clarinet.... Read more
Whetstone Valley Electric Seeks Board Member for District One
Dave Page, Whetstone Valley Electric Cooperative General Manager, announced a vacancy on the organization’s board of directors in District One. District One encompasses the townships of Sisseton, Dry Wood Lake, Goodwill, Easter, Agency, and Lawrence. The opening is for a partial term which begins after the vote by the... Read more
USDA Market Facilitation Program Deadline is February 14
The USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) has been administering the Market Facilitation Program (MFP) since Sept. 2018 for almond, cotton, corn, dairy, hog, sorghum, soybean, fresh sweet cherry, and wheat producers. Producers must complete an application by February 14, 2019, but have until May 1, 2019, to certify their... Read more
No Mail Delivery for SD, ND and MN on Wednesday
Milbank Postmaster Ann Grabow alerts all residents that the U.S. Postal Service announced they are suspending all mail delivery in South Dakota, North Dakota, and Minnesota on Wednesday, January 30, due to the extreme weather conditions. Grabow said,”The truck will be coming into Milbank with mail, but there will... Read more