32nd Annual Piano Festival Held in Milbank
The 32nd Annual Piano Festival was held on Sunday, February 26 in the Milbank High School theater. The festival featured Shawn Stemsrud and student musicians Kami Dashiell, Priya Zemlicka, Maddie Dashiell, Dezirae Stahl, Hadassah Kauffman, Isabelle Karels, Leticia Stahl, Savannah Berg, Natalie Thaden, Macy Mueller, Lydia Gall, and Addie Farrell. Stemsrud, a... Read more
Milbank Piano Festival to Feature Guest Artist Shawn Stemsrud
The public is invited to attend the 32nd Annual Piano Festival on Sunday, February 26 at 1:30 p.m. in the Milbank High School theater. There is no charge for admission. This year’s festival features Shawn Stemsrud. Shawn is a graduate of MHS and SDSU. He is currently the music... Read more
Governor Noem Honors School Board
South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem signed a proclamation to declare this week, February 20-24, as South Dakota School Board Recognition Week. The governor honored the effort and dedication of the more than 850 men and women who serve on nearly 150 public school boards across the state. At the... Read more
NOTICE: Time Change for Middle School Concert
The starting time for the Milbank Middle School concert on Monday, February 27, has been changed to 2:30 p.m.  (There will be no evening concert..,) The bands and choirs will present their mid-winter concert in the Milbank High School Theater.  The event is free and everyone is welcome to attend.   ... Read more
Max Schuelke Advances to National Debate Tournament
Max Schuelke, a sophomore at Milbank High School, has punched his ticket to the National Speech and Debate Championship to be held from June 11-16 in Phoenix. Schuelke will be one of two Lincoln- Douglas debaters representing the northern district of South Dakota. Over 6000 students, representing over 2000 schools from... Read more
Kenne Dailie to Retire From 17-Year Career at WVEC
Kenne Dailie will retire from Whetstone Valley Electric Cooperative (WVEC) after a 17-year career. His last day is Friday, March 3, and members who wish to congratulate him are invited to WVEC’s headquarters for cake and ice cream at 3 p.m. Kenne began working at the coop as an apprentice... Read more
Milbank Students Compete in MATHCOUNTS
Two teams from Milbank participated in the regional MATHCOUNTS competition on Wednesday, February 8, at Northern State University in Aberdeen. Team One was composed of Taylor Hallquist,  Kylynn Schwandt, Rylan Wendland, and Jeter Scoular.  Macy Mueller, Ava Sichmeller, Darin Hagen, and Tate Pew made up Team Two. The MATHCOUNTS... Read more
Jack Hoeke to Retire From 27-Year Career at WVEC
After 27 years, Jack Hoeke will park his service truck and hang up his hard hat. Jack has been employed with Whetstone Valley Electric Cooperative (WVEC) since June 5, 1995. He began as an apprentice electrician and by furthering his education and gaining experience, he now works as a... Read more
Merik Junker Wins USD Young Artist Competition
Merik Junker, a senior at MHS, was selected as the percussion winner of the instrumental division during the second annual USD Young Artist Competition. The competition was open to high school juniors and seniors. Junker received a $500 cash prize.  Members of the Young Artist Competition held a public recital on February... Read more
A Heart-to-Heart Conversation With Taylor Thue, Jonny Ash, and Cupid
Cupid: I’ve been using my arrows to cause people to fall in love since 700 B.C. Nine years ago, a quiver from my bow pierced Jonny Ash. It was nearly Valentine’s Day, and luckily, Jonny knew just what to do.  You:  Are you talking about Jonny Ash? The 2018... Read more