Fraasch and Karels Qualify for State
Elijah Fraasch and Will Karels, members of the Milbank Area Lions Swim Team (MALST), swam state qualifying times at the Brookings Last Chance Swim Meet. The meet was held February 3 and February 4, at the Brookings High School. MALST Head Coach Jodi Street says, “The team added two... Read more
Flu Season Hits Milbank Area
According to Patti Swenson, Avera Medical Center Milbank Clinic Director, and Johanna Fischer, Milbank Middle/High School Nurse, influenza A and B and strep throat are the the most prevalent illnesses in the Milbank area now. Swenson says, “We are seeing a lot of cases right now, but it is... Read more
Milbank Students Take Top Honors in Americanism Essay Contest
Three Milbank Middle School Students captured top places in the Watertown Elks Lodge Americanism essay contest. Eighteen schools from northeast South Dakota competed. The contest is geared towards students in grades 5-8 in an effort to promote patriotism among young people. Kaden Schweer took first place honors in the... Read more
Jaxson Wiese Wins District KC Free Throw Contest
Jaxson Wiese, age 9 of Milbank, was the winner in the boys 9-year-old age group at the 2018 Knights of Columbus District Free Throw Championship at Watertown Middle School on Sunday, February 4. Jaxson drained 20 of 25 free throws to earn his championship. Jaxson is the son of... Read more
Lady Bulldogs Head to State Gymnastics Meet
The Lady Bulldogs head to the State Class A gymnastics meet this week. According to Milbank’s head coach, Amber Fraasch, “We are working on fine tuning our routines this week and hope to hit all four events at State.” All nine varsity gymnasts for Milbank earned a spot in... Read more
Korbin Leddy Prudential Spirit of Community Distinguished Finalist
Korbin Leddy, a member of Grant County 4-H and an eighth-grader at Milbank Middle School, was recognized as a South Dakota 2018 Prudential Spirit of Community Award Distinguished Finalist. He receives an engraved bronze medallion. Leddy began leading food drives when he was in third grade, and has mobilizied... Read more
Parent-Teacher Conferences Scheduled
The second semester parent-teacher conferences for the Milbank School District are set for Wednesday, February 7, and Monday, February 12. School dismisses both days at 1:30 p.m. Conferences run Wednesday, February 7, from 2:30 p.m. until 6 p.m., and Monday February 12 from 2:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. The... Read more
Alaina Rausch Selected for 2018 SD High School All-State Band
Milbank High School sophomore Alaina Rausch, daughter of Tony and Deb Rausch, was selected as the 11th chair clarinet for the 2018 South Dakota High School All-State Lewis Band. She was one of 41 clarinets from across the state selected for the band. The 68th Annual South Dakota All-State... Read more
Bulldogs Grapplers Devour the Bearcats
The Milbank Bulldogs wrestled to a 50-22 victory over the Webster Area Bearcats. The meet took place Thursday, February 1, on the road. The wrestling team finished their dual season with a 7-7 record Securing wins for Milbank were: Barrett Schneck, Kaden Krause, JD Lusk, Breyden Miller, Layton Rafferty, Nick... Read more
Lady Bulldogs Punch Ticket to State Gymnastics Meet
The Lady Bulldogs gymnastics team punched their ticket to the State Class A gymnastics meet with a third place finish at the Region 1A meet in Milbank on February 1. The top three teams from each region advance to State. Milbank scored a team total of 127.60. Madison was... Read more