Marshall Voeltz Wins MMS Geographic Bee
Eighth grade student, Marshall Voeltz, secured the top spot in the local National Geographic Bee at Milbank Middle School. He finished in the top position out of all the sixth, seventh and eighth grade students. Marshall has taken the qualifying test to determine if he will advance to the... Read more
Pekelder Warns Anglers on Lakes
Jamie Pekelder of South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks advises anglers to use caution when heading onto the ice at area lakes. “If you are unsure of ice conditions, check the thickness before driving,” he says. “Stay away from shoreline areas with springs and creeks flowing into them, and... Read more
Laura Mueller Celebrates Cancer Free Birthday
Laura Mueller just celebrated her 40th birthday. Forty is a special birthday, but for Laura this one holds extra meaning. Not only is she starting a new decade, she is starting it cancer free. “Breast cancer doesn’t have to be a life sentence or something to destroy you,” she... Read more
Fire Burns Rethke Home
The Milbank Fire Department responded to a fire call at the home of Mark Rethke on Wednesday, January 24, at 3:18 p.m. The home is located at 14497 SD Hwy 15. The rescue team arrived to find a single-story residence with a walk-out basement. Smoke was emanating from all... Read more
New Doctor and Psychologist Joining Avera Milbank
Avera Medical Group Milbank announces James Bailey, MD, a family medicine physician, will join the clinic in February. In addition, his wife, Wendy Bailey, PhD, will also join the staff as a psychologist in summer 2018. Their five children also will relocate to the Milbank area this summer. Dr.... Read more
VanMeters Have First Baby of 2018 at Milbank Hospital
Sara and Ryan VanMeter of Milbank are the parents of the first baby born in 2018 at the Milbank Area Hospital Avera. Millicent Jeannette VanMeter was delivered by Dr. Nanci Van Peursem on Wednesday, January 24, at 10:53 p.m. The little bundle of joy weighed 7 pounds and 3 ounces... Read more
Grant County Combined Appeal Keeps on Giving
Grant County Combined Appeal gives to the community through the generosity of its many donors. The organization donated $1,546.85 each to the Salvation Army and the Grant County Food Pantry on Thursday, January 25. The 2017 drive exceeded the goal of $185,000, and the excess dollars are also being... Read more
Angela Hoeke Chosen January Student of the Month
Angela Hoeke, a senior at Milbank High School, has been chosen as the January Student of the Month. She is the daughter of Jack Hoeke and Ann Christenson. At school, Angela is involved in HOSA and band. Outside of school, she takes part in EMT training and works in... Read more
Lady Bulldogs Down Rival Ortonville Trojans
The Milbank Lady Bulldogs got back in the win column with a 51-46 victory over strong rival, the Ortonville Trojans. The locals moved their record to 5-6 with the win that was part of doubleheader high school basketball action in Ortonville Tuesday, January 23. “​It is nice to get... Read more
Mia Van Lith Wins St. Lawrence Geography Bee
Sixth-grader Mia Van Lith claimed the top spot in the local National Geographic Bee at St. Lawrence School on January 23. Van Lith outlasted Layten Osowski in the tie breaker round to win the competition. Siera Wenzl finished third. Mia now takes the South Dakota State Bee Qualifying Test... Read more