Make-A-Wish Makes Cody Wellnitz’s Wish Come True
Have you ever had a wish come true? If you have, you might be able to imagine how Cody Wellnitz of Milbank felt last weekend. Cody, a ninth-grader at MHS, had his dream come true courtesy of Make-A-Wish South Dakota and Montana.  Make-A-Wish fulfills life-changing wishes for children like... Read more
Annual Scouting for Food Drive in Milbank Starts October 22
Boy Scouts of America will begin their annual Scouting for Food Drive on Friday, October 22.  The scouts will go door to door in Milbank that afternoon to place a door hanger on residents’ doors to remind them of the drive to help feed our community. The next step... Read more
Local Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen Essay Contests Open
Milbank’s VFW and VFW Auxiliary Post #3486 are sponsoring the 2021-2022 Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen scholarship contests.Local winners continue on to the regional contests and regional winners compete in the state contests. State winners then vie for the scholarships at the national level. Erin Stoeckig, a high school... Read more
Milbank MS Earns First Place at Marching Band Competition
On Friday, October 8, the Milbank Middle School combined 7-8th grade band competed in the Lake Region Marching Band Festival in Groton. Milbank Middle School earned the first-place award. Aberdeen Simmons-Holgate received second place.  On Saturday, October 2, the MHS band competed in the 2021 Festival of Bands in Sioux Falls.  Milbank was awarded fourth place... Read more
Linda Neitzel

Linda Neitzel

Obituaries October 20, 2021 0

Linda Neitzel, age 69, of Watertown, formerly of Milbank, passed away on October 19, 2021, at her residence. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 23, at 2:00 p.m. at Mundwiler Funeral Home in Milbank. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Rev. Tim Koch will... Read more
MARTA Meeting Set for Thursday, October 12
The Milbank Area Retired Teachers/Personnel Association (MARTA) meets Thursday, October 21 at 11 a.m. at Pizza Ranch in Milbank.Beth Koch-St. Martin will be the featured speaker. Koch-St. Martin, who represents The Addict’s Hope, is an inspirational speaker and will talk about dealing with grief and her journey after the... Read more
According to Brenda Maass, coordinator of the Grant County Service Council’s Food Giveaways, she and her team made the tough decision to postpone the Food Giveaway originally set for Wednesday, October 20. The new date is tentatively set for October 27. Maass says, “The decision was prompted by the... Read more
MHS Musicians Audition for All-State Orchestra
MHS sophomores Rachel and Joe Schulte have been chosen to play first violin in the South Dakota All-State Orchestra for 2021. Rachel will be seventh chair and Joe will be at 28th. Auditions were held in Huron on October 12. Five students from Milbank auditioned. Selections were announced on Saturday,... Read more
Oral Interp Team Brings Home Ribbons
The Bulldogs’ oral interp team traveled to Florence on Saturday, October 16, to compete in the Florence Invitational. Coach Natasha Karels reported Gemma and Lydia Street received the highest honors. Each received a Superior Plus award. Results for the team include: Gemma Street —  Superior Plus in Humor, Lydia Street — Superior Plus in Drama, Danielle Kennedy — Superior in Humor, Veronica... Read more
Treat Stop Returns to Milbank Fire Hall
Milbank Fire Chief Kevin Schuelke says, “Treat Stop is back but just a little different this year!” The Milbank Fire and Rescue Department is sponsoring Treat Stop goodie bags at the Milbank Fire Hall this Halloween. All kids are invited to don their costumes and stop by to trick-or-treat... Read more