New Superintendent Selected for Milbank School District
Justin Downes has been selected as the new superintendent to lead the Milbank School District. Downes is currently the superintendent of the Arlington School District. The Milbank School District Board of Education announced Downes’ verbal acceptance at a special meeting of the board on Monday, April 15. Downes replaces... Read more
Food Giveaway Moves to American Lutheran Church on April 17
The weather has caused one more glitch! The Food Giveaway sponsored by the Christian Service Council and Feeding South Dakota is moving to the American Lutheran Church on Flynn Drive, south of the Avera Hospital in Milbank on Wednesday, April 17 from 4:30 p.m. until 6 p.m. Anyone in need... Read more
Milbank Emergency Teams Rescue Family Caught in Storm
The Milbank Fire Department, Grant County Emergency Management, the Grant County Highway Department, Justin Layher, and Al’s Body Shop mounted a daring rescue during last Thursday’s spring snowstorm. A mother with two children – one three years old and one six years old- ran out of gas on the... Read more
Koch School Principal Amy Brandriet Resigns
During a special school board meeting on Wednesday, April 10, the Milbank School District Board of Education accepted the resignation of Koch Elementary School Principal Amy Brandriet. Her last day will be June 5. Brandriet has been employed by the district since the 2016-2017 school year. She and her... Read more
I-29 Closed Brookings to North Dakota Border-No Travel Advised On Many Highways
Officials with the South Dakota Departments of Transportation and Public Safety closed Interstate 29 from Brookings to the North Dakota border at 1 p.m. today (April 10) and I-29 from Sioux Falls to Brookings will likely be closed later this afternoon, depending how quickly weather and road conditions deteriorate.... Read more
MHS Juniors Inducted in Milbank Honor Society
The Milbank Honor Society welcomed 14 new members on March 23. Inductees must meet the four requirements of academics – a grade point average of at least 3.5, service learning, leadership, and character. The 2019 inductees – all juniors at MHS – Back row: Danica Schulte, Amy Nelson, James... Read more
Food Giveaway Moves to Lake Farley on April 17
The Christian Service Council is teaming up again with Feeding South Dakota for another year of food giveaways. Anyone in need is welcome. There are no income restrictions. Two things have changed! The location is different and so is the process.The first giveaway is April 17, from 4:30 p.m.... Read more
Milbank HOSA Students Qualify for International Conference
Seven MHS students placed in the top third in the state to qualify for the HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) international leadership conference in Orlando, Florida in June. The students competed at the state HOSA competition in Sioux Falls on March 28 and March 29. The Milbank students... Read more
Kalli Grong Wins State Archery Competition
Ten year old, Kalli Grong of Milbank won the championship title in the Bowhunter Freestyle event in the Cub division of South Dakota’s National Field Archery Association Competition. Kalli began practicing archery in January 2018 by enrolling in the Grant County 4-H shooting sports program. Mark Veen of Bent... Read more
Valley Queen Updates Community on Odor Issue
Valley Queen issued this statement to update the community: Controlling the odor from our wastewater treatment plant has challenged Valley Queen Cheese Factory officials and our environmental engineering consultant, The Probst Group. Our employees, along with our engineering firm’s crew, have feverishly worked to identify and address the source... Read more