JayElle Salon Celebrates Grand Opening
Jennifer and Louis Schwandt, owners of JayElle Salon in Milbank, celebrated their grand opening today with a ribbon cutting sponsored by the Milbank Area Chamber of Commerce, door prizes and grand opening deals were offered. The salon is located at 206 South Main Street in Milbank. Read more
Tommy’s Popcorn Opens Tonight
It’s summertime. But more important…it’s time for Tommy’s! Tommy’s Popcorn Stand opens for the season tonight at Lake Farley at 6 p.m. and stays open until 8 p.m. Tommy’s will also be open on Friday and Saturday from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. The Milbank Kiwanis Club continues the... Read more
Casey Bogenrief Starts Tattoo Business in Milbank
Casey Bogenrief is creating quite a buzz around Milbank. He opened Crazy Ink Tattoos in April and uses his talent to decorate bodies with lions, hearts, bears, doves, flowers, and words of encouragement. But the choices don’t end there – a loved one’s handwriting, a special date – the... Read more
Jon Christensen Graduates from Management Internship Program
Jon Christensen, operations manager at Whetstone Valley Electric Cooperative, completed an intensive program in electric utility management with the University of Wisconsin – Madison. The program guides rural electric cooperative CEOs and top level managers through all facets of the electric utility industry. Jon is one of only a few electric utility management staff... Read more
Milbank Fire and Rescue Department Respond to Three Fires
The Milbank Fire and Rescue Department responded to a call reporting a house fire at 14427 479th Avenue on Tuesday, May 29. The property is the residence of Corey and Heather Veen. Upon arrival, the fire and rescue team discovered heavy smoke from a fire centrally located on the... Read more
St. Lawrence Fourth Grade Wax Museum
Sara Johnson’s fourth grade class at St. Lawrence School in Milbank presented their annual wax museum on May 18. Johnson’s students learned about the history of South Dakota. The fourth graders were required to choose a notable South Dakotan, research, write a speech, and dress up as that person. Front... Read more
First Bank & Trust Awards Scholarships to Pinkert, Lightfield, Loehrer and Swenson
  First Bank & Trust awarded each of four students a $500 scholarship during the awards ceremony on May 9, at Milbank High School. The recipients were Chase Pinkert, Madeline Lightfield, Rebecca Loehrer and Montana Swenson. Students were chosen for their academic achievement and contributions to the community. Pinkert,... Read more
Julie Landmark Kisses Pig for Cancer Fundaiser
St Lawrence Student Council’s “Coins to Fight Cancer” campaign raised over $500 for It Only Takes a Spark. When the goal was reached, Julie Landmark, school secretary, wore a dress for the school day and kissed a pig. Rick Fonder provided the pig. Read more
MHS  Musicians Earn Awards
The Milbank High School band and choirs presented year-end awards during their final concert May 15, and at the school awards ceremony on May 21. The John Phillip Sousa Award, the most prestigious award for high school band students demonstrated by their musicianship, leadership, dependability, and loyalty, was awarded... Read more
Motorcade Planned for Princess Bella Radermacher
While everyone was busy watching a royal wedding, another princess in a land far away also began preparing for a life- changing journey. A proclamation by cancer doctors saying that five year-old Bella Radermacher is cancer free has her family and friends rejoicing and the young princess preparing for... Read more