10 Graduate From St. Lawrence School
Ten St. Lawrence School sixth graders were honored during the 2022 graduation ceremony on Thursday, May 19.  Sixth-grade teacher, Mrs. Paula Rausch, marked the 33rd year she has presented the class. The 2022 graduates include: Addison Brown, Kara Fonder, Brooke Hendricks, Keaton Johnson, Andrew Karels, Will Muellenbach, Tate Pew, Raina Untalan,... Read more
Preschoolers Raise Over $3000 at Trike-a-Thon
For the first time, the 38 children from Emanuel Lutheran Preschool were joined by the four-year-old preschoolers from the American Lutheran Preschool during their annual two-day trike-a-thon at the outdoor course at Emanuel Lutheran Church. According to Karen Tillma, director of the Emanuel Lutheran Preschool, the money raised goes to St.... Read more
Register Now for Summer Reading at Big Stone Library
It’s time to register kids age five through fifth grade for the 2022 Summer Reading program. Summer reading is free and scheduled for Wednesday afternoons from June 8 through July 20. Registration is required by June 1. The theme is an Ocean of Possibilities. Children will participate in ocean-related activities and... Read more
Kiley and Skaarer Win New Bikes at Bike Rodeo
Lincoln Kiley and Josey Skaarer each won a new bike at the 2022 4-H Bike Rodeo at the Grant County 4-H grounds. United Hardware donated the bikes.  Over 70 youth, along with their bikes, participated in the rodeo on Friday, May 20. The biannual bike safety event is led... Read more
Great Western Bank Changes to First Interstate Bank Today
The new sign is up on Main Street in Milbank. Great Western Bank has converted to First Interstate Bank. If you are a Great Western Bank customer, you officially became a First Interstate Bank customer today. According to Kevin Riley, President and CEO of First Interstate Bank, headquartered in Billings, Montana,... Read more
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
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
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 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