Isaac Sousa Selected as May Student of the Month
Senior Isaac Sousa was chosen as Milbank High School’s May Student of the Month. He is the son of Joe and Karen Sousa. Isaac was involved in band, choir, theater, and FFA. He also participates in 4-H, is a member of the swim team, and plays the piano. During... Read more
Pillatzki Selected as Milbank FFA Chapter President
Abigail Pillatzki will be the Milbank FFA Chapter President for 2022-2023. Pillatzki was elected at the annual FFA member and parent banquet on May 11. Additional FFA senior chapter officers were also elected and include: Vice President, Veronica Fonder; Secretary, Keara VanHoorn; Treasurer, Raul Berrones; Reporter, Nicholas Fonder; Sentinel,... Read more
Grant County Emergency Management Requests Input on Storm Damage
Grant County Emergency Management is requesting assistance in documenting and assessing the damage sustained across Grant County during the storm that hit the area on May 12. Did you experience damage? The 211 Helpline is a new service provided by the State of South Dakota and will be used to... Read more
Governor Noem to Visit Milbank on Thursday
South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem will visit Milbank on Thursday, May 19. Noem will hold a Town Hall Meeting at The Bank at 2:30 p.m.  The governor also plans to speak during the groundbreaking ceremony hosted by Valley Queen to commemorate the company’s $195 million expansion. Noem, along with... Read more
Suspect in Custody After High-Speed Chase
At approximately 3 p.m. on May 15, the Big Stone County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a black Cadillac passenger vehicle coming from Milbank at a high rate of speed. A Big Stone County deputy located the suspect vehicle, which was speeding and driving erratically, in the City of Ortonville. According to the... Read more
Emanuel Lutheran Preschoolers Present Programs and Graduate
The three and four-year-old students at Emanuel Lutheran Preschool presented their spring programs. According to Karen Tillma, director and head teacher, the four-year-olds’ program was entitled Jesus Meets Mother Goose. It included many familiar Christian songs and skits featuring Mother Goose nursery rhymes. Tillma is assisted by Nora Escudero.   At the... Read more
Milbank Fire Department Responds to Burning Tractor
The Milbank Fire and Rescue Department was dispatched to a tractor fire at the corner of 148th Street and 471st Avenue on Wednesday, May 11, at approximately 3 p.m. According to Fire Chief David Giesen, “Upon arrival, firefighters found the Case tractor fully engulfed. Firemen used water and foam... Read more
Milbank High School Music Department Presents Awards
The Milbank High School band and choirs held an awards presentation ceremony on May 10. Hattie Muellenbach was the 2021- 2022 recipient of the John Phillip Sousa Award. The award, which originated in 1954, is the most prestigious award given to high school band students who demonstrate musicianship, leadership, dependability, and... Read more
Milbank Bike Rodeo and Youth Safety Event Set for May 20
The biannual Grant County 4-H Bike Rodeo and Safety Day will be held on Friday, May 20, at the Grant County 4-H Grounds. The event is free for kindergarteners through fifth-graders and runs from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Registration is required.  The bike rodeo and safety day is organized... Read more
Father Dana Christensen
Father Dana Christensen passed away on May 15, 2022, at his home in Milbank surrounded by family after a courageous battle with ALS.  A Solemn High Requiem Mass of Christian Burial will be offered for Father Christensen on Thursday, May 19 beginning at 3:00 p.m.  The Mass will be... Read more