Deadline to Request USDA-FSA Grain Loans is May 31
The Grant County FSA reminds eligible farmers the deadline to request Marketing Assistance Loans (MALs) is May 31, 2019. MALs, which provide interim financing on production, aid cash flow while removing the need to sell commodities immediately following harvest when market prices are typically low. The final date to... Read more
Fraasch Family Volunteers at Farley Fest for 24 Years
This summer marks the 24th year the Fraasch family has volunteered at Farley Fest. Doug and LaVonne started the tradition which now spans three generations. Doug says, “I signed up back in 1996 because I had served as Chamber of Commerce president for both the Ortonville and Milbank chambers,... Read more
St. Lawrence School Celebrates Sixth Grade Graduation
Seven sixth grade students from St. Lawrence School completed graduation ceremonies Friday, May 24, and prepare for next year at Milbank Middle School. Sixth grade teacher, Mrs. Paula Rausch, presented the graduating class of 2019. Class members were Veronica Fonder, Rylen Frerichs, Katie Kruger, Bryan Meyer, Josh Pederson, Luke... Read more
Governor Noem Requests Presidential Disaster Relief for 58 Counties
South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem released a statement on Tuesday, May 22 highlighting her request for a Presidential Disaster Declaration to help South Dakotans and local governmental entities recover from property damage sustained during the statewide winter weather and flooding this spring. Her request is for FEMA assistance to... Read more
Fire and Rescue Announces Raffle Winners
Fire Chief Kevin Schuelke announced the winners of Milbank Fire and Rescue’s annual raffle. Christopher Giesen won $300; Rusty Madsen, $250; Mary Brus, $200; Twin Valley Tire, $150; and Sydney Johnson, $100. Fire extinguishers were awarded to Daryl Wieting, Shirley Conraads, Noel White, Orville Hillbrands, and Stanley Street. In... Read more
Year-End Music Awards Presented at MHS
The Milbank High School Music Department presented year-end music awards at the band and choir concert on May 14. Kimberly Van Sambeek won the John Phillip Sousa Award. The award, which originated in 1954, is the most prestigious award for high school band students. Recipients must demonstrate outstanding musicianship,... Read more
Schulte String Students Host Spring Recital
Violin and cello students of Elizabeth Schulte presented a spring recital on May 18 at Valley Baptist Church. Soloists, duets, and ensembles played a range of selections from folk songs and hymns to classical pieces. Musicians included: Front – (l to r.) Dakota Skye Tschetter, Fischer Hawley, Veronica Fonder,... Read more
Wear Bike Helmets for Free Ice Cream
The Milbank Area Bike Safety Committee, headed by Grant County 4-H member William Karels, continues to help protect young bikers through the Bike Helmet Incentive Program. How do you join? Just wear your helmet every time you bike. During their patrol, Milbank Police officers will give a coupon for... Read more
Jacob Sandvig Chosen as MHS May Student of the Month
Jacob Sandvig has been selected as the May Student of the Month at Milbank High School. He is the son of Brian and Janel Sandvig. Jacob has been a member of the football, basketball, and track teams and the Milbank National Honor Society. He was also an elected member... Read more
Principal Brenda Anderson Graduates
Brenda Anderson, acting principal at St. Lawrence School in Milbank, received her master’s degree in educational leadership from the University of Sioux Falls at the Washington Pavilion on Sunday, May 19. Anderson said, “The South Dakota Department of Education allowed me to act as principal or assistant principal while... Read more