Auxiliary Donates $3000 to Milbank Hospital
The Milbank St. Williams and Hospital Auxiliary donated $3000 to the Milbank Area Hospital Avera. The money will be used for equipment for staff training. Joyleen O’Farrell, president of the auxiliary, and Clarice Robertson, treasurer, presented the funds to Natalie Gauer, administrator for the hospital. Pictured: O’Farrell, Gauer and Robertson Read more
Seehafer Ace Hardware Opens on Main Street
Seehafer Ace Hardware reopened its doors on Main Street in Milbank on Monday, January 14, and will be fully stocked by Monday January, 24. Phil and Kristi Seehafer, co-owners of the business, said, “We have been looking forward to bringing the Seehafer sign back up on Main Street where... Read more
Middle School Students to Attend All-State Band
The 20th Annual SDMEA Middle School All-State Band Festival will be held March 1 through March 2, at Huron High School. The event is sponsored by the South Dakota Music Educator’s Association. Milbank Middle School will be represented by seventh-grader Joe Schulte as sixth-chair euphonium in the honor band.... Read more
Milbank High School Announces Second Quarter Honor Roll
Milbank High School released the third quarter honor roll. Students named to the list include:  Perfection 4.0 Freshmen Nicholas Batchelor, William Karels, Marion Mischel, Hattie Muellenbach, Wylie Mursu, Savanna Osowski, Jack Sandvig, Bennett Schwenn, Isaac Sousa, Savannah Stengel, Bennett Street, Sophomores Emma DeBoer, Halli Essington, Jenna Johnson, Allison Leddy, Camryn Phinney, Jessica... Read more
Combined Appeal Distributes Funds
Craig Wellnitz, fundraising chairman, of the Grant County Combined Appeal, stated the organization has completed its final accounting of the 2016 GCCA campaign. Wellnitz said, “After all of the expenses were paid and payroll deductions received these were the dollars unused after the 2016 Campaign.”  The funds remaining were... Read more
Grant County Farm & Home Show Winners Announced
The Grant County 4-H program held crop and home exhibit displays at the 71st annual Grant County Farm & Home Show, January 11-12 at the Milbank High School and National Guard Armory. “This is an opportunity for youth and adults to showcase their talents, stated Sara Koepke 4-H Youth... Read more
Catholic Schools Raffle Starts at St. Lawrence – Win a New Car!
Dreaming of a new Chevy Trax to get around in the snow? Or maybe you dream of getting away from the snow to a warm, sunny beach? The 10th Annual Catholic Schools Raffle at St. Lawrence School in Milbank can make it happen! From now until February 24, just... Read more
Thadens Put Faith in Donuts for Four Decades
How do you make a light and airy doughnut? Practice. Practice. Practice. Thaden Family Donuts of Marvin has been making doughnuts for 41 years and, not only have the Thadens used the same recipe, they’ve used the same spoon! The stainless steel spoon stirred over 728,000 doughnuts while the... Read more
Milbank Special Education Teacher Joyce Johnson Resigns
Joyce Johnson submitted her letter of resignation on Wednesday, January 9,  to the Milbank School District Board of Education. Johnson has been employed as a special education instructor in the Milbank School District since 1995. Mrs. Johnson began teaching in the Koch School and in 1999 moved to the... Read more
Sandy Schell Resigns as Koch School Kindergarten Teacher
Sandy Schell resigned from her position as kindergarten teacher at Koch Elementary School. The Milbank School District Board of Education accepted her letter of resignation at their board meeting on Wednesday, January, 9.  Mrs. Schell’s retirement becomes effective at the end of the 2018-2019 school year. Mrs. Schell has... Read more