Area Firefighters Attend State Fire School
Over 500 firefighters were offered over 30 classes during the South Dakota Firefighters Association annual state fire school in Watertown. The training sessions were held June 13-15 at the LATI campus, Performance Towing, and the Watertown Fire and Rescue – West Station training facility. Firefighters who serve Grant County... Read more
MHS End-of Season Track and Field Awards Presented
Eric Townsend, head coach for the MHS Track and Field teams announced the end-of-the-season award winners for 2024. The awards were tabulated by placing- scores throughout the entire season. GIRLSMOST VALUABLE TRACK AND FIELD GIRL ATHLETE – Siera Wenzl, Zayda Townsend, and Jacy DexterSPRINTER OF THE YEAR—Siera Wenzl HURDLER OF... Read more
Tobin Receives 2024 Florence Krieger Award in Education
Carmal Tobin of Milbank received the Florence Krieger Award at the 2024 South Dakota Retired School Personnel (SDRSP) Convention held in Watertown. The award, now in its 40th year, annually recognizes a member who has made significant contributions to their profession and the SDRSP organization. Tobin graduated from Northern... Read more
Milbank Firefighters Called to Damaged Gas Line
The Milbank Fire and Rescue Department was dispatched to a call on Sunday, June 16, at 10 a.m. According to Milbank Fire Chief, David Giesen, Merlin Fields had been digging holes to install fence posts on his property at 1517 Elmwood Avenue and had struck an underground gas line.... Read more
Comedy Ventriloquist to Appear at Big Stone Library
Read my lips: fun is coming to the Big Stone Library! Comedy ventriloquist James Wedgwood will give a show at the Big Stone Public Library on Wednesday, June 26. The family-friendly show starts at 1:30 p.m. at the library located at 400 Washington Street in Big Stone City. The... Read more
Johnson and Mertens Play in 2024 All-Star Game
Jayden Johnson and Garrett Mertens, alumni of the Milbank Bulldogs 2023 football team, played in the South Dakota Football Coaches Association’s 2024 All-Star game on Saturday, June 8.  Players were nominated by their coaches and came from schools across the state for the three-day event held at Dana J.... Read more
Northern State University Releases Spring Dean’s List and President List
Northern State University announced the students who earned recognition on the President’s List and Dean’s List for the 2024 spring semester. The President’s List honors full-time students who achieved a perfect 4.00 GPA. The Dean’s List acknowledges students with GPAs ranging from 3.50 to 3.99.  Students on the list... Read more
Deadline to Sign Up for Grassland CRP is June 28
Agricultural producers and private landowners can now sign up for the Grassland Conservation Reserve Program (Grassland CRP). The signup runs from today through June 28. Grassland CRP, offered by the USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA), is a voluntary working lands conservation program that enables participants to conserve grasslands and... Read more
Schuchard Competes at State Golf Tourney
The 2024 South Dakota Girls High School State A Golf Tournament was held at Bakker Crossing in Sioux Falls for the second time in three years. According to Milbank’s head coach, Mark Keeton, “From my experience, this is very unusual, but being familiar with the layout was a big... Read more
Team Backes and Struck Win Casino Royale Tourney
Jerry and Kay Backes and Taylor and Payton Struck were the first-place winners of the 4th Annual Casino Royale Fundraiser Tournament at Whetstone Creek Golf Course north of Milbank. They finished with a net score of 57. The 20 teams of four players each competed to raise money for... Read more