Winners Named in Unity Square Triathlon
Eight youth took part in the Fourth Annual Unity Square Kids Triathlon on May 23. The event consisted of a 100-yard swim, a 1.8 mile bike ride, and an 800-meter run. Unity Square sponsored the event and the Milbank Kiwanis Club assisted.   Official results with times listed: Age... Read more
Results in for Milbank School Board Election
Early results are in for the Milbank School District Board of Education election held today, June 4. Polls closed at 7 p.m. The 6.64% turnout of 307 voters cast ballots with the opportunity to vote for two candidates. The unofficial count stands at 253 votes for the incumbent Tracy... Read more
Jimmy Gesswein Celebrates His Birthday and The Second Annual Fishing Contest
Today, June 4, is Jimmy Gesswein’s Birthday. He’s blowing out the candles and wishing for a big bite – but not just of cake. He’s hoping the biggest bite will be on the end of his fishing line! You sea, Jimmy is an avid fisherman and it’s that time... Read more
Don’t Forget to Vote Today, June 4
June 4 is the Milbank School District Board of Education election. Polls will be open today until 7 p.m. in the lobby of the Milbank High School. Candidates include Eric Strobl, Tracy Upton (incumbent), and Dick Schwandt (incumbent). The two candidates who receive the most votes will be elected... Read more
Deadlines for FSA Prevented Planting and Failed Acreage Reports
The Grant County FSA reminds producers to report prevented planted and failed acreage. The reporting dates along with other guidelines differ between FSA and crop insurance. Producers need to consult with their insurance agent regarding the crop insurance guidelines. Acres intended to be planted, but due to natural disaster,... Read more
Koch School 5th Graders Receive Presidential Academic Awards
Koch Elementary School Principal Amy Brandriet announced the names of 23 students chosen for Presidential Academic Achievement Awards. The awards, part of the President’s Education Awards Program (PEAP), are presented on behalf of the President of the United States and the U. S. Secretary of Education. PEAP was founded... Read more
Milbank Middle School Band Members Receive Awards
Milbank Middle School Band Director Susan Karels presented end-of-the-year awards to band members. Musicians of the Month for each grade were also eligible to enter a drawing for a Pizza Hut gift certificate. Musicians of the Month for sixth grade included: Alex DeLaRosa, Ruth Luis Gomez, Ty Kettwig, Sammi... Read more
Bennett Schwenn Breaks MHS School Record and Wins First at State Track
MHS freshman Bennett Schwenn won the triple jump championship at the 2019 South Dakota State A Track and Field Meet for the preliminary events in Tea on May 24 and the finals in Sioux Falls on May 25. Bennett’s jump of 43′ 8.5″ also broke his own school record. In... Read more
Space Out at Summer Reading at the Grant County Library on June 3
It’s time to blast off into a Universe of Stories during Summer Reading 2019. Take your little astronauts to Mission Control (the Grant County Public Library in Milbank) on Monday, June 3, at 6:30 p.m. Jay and Leslie Laughing Matters launch the fun with their show Flights of Fancy.... Read more
Perfect Attendance Recognized at Koch School
Fifteen students from Koch Elementary School received certificates for perfect attendance for the 2018-2019 school year. Submitted Photo- Back row: (l.to r.) Collin Phinney, Lucas Johnson, Alex Baugh, Ethan Owen, Hunter Hawley, Liam Heller, and Thomas Bass. Front row: (l.to r.) Cade Grabow, Emmett VanHoorn, Kinley VanHoorn, Brander Hicks,... Read more