Milbank Elementary Spring Music Program Monday Afternoon
The Milbank Elementary kindergarten, first, and second graders present their spring program on Monday, March 15. Watch the performance on Facebook Live at 2:15 p.m. or at your convenience on the Milbank School District’s Facebook page. The theme this year is Best Self, Best Work, Best World. The songs... Read more
Milbank Girl Scouts Celebrate Girl Scout Week
It’s been a long year, and with everyone spending more time at home, your Girl Scout cookies probably disappeared last faster than a ninja. That emergency box of Thin Mints you stashed in the freezer? Gone! The good news is your local Girl Scouts are out selling cookies! Carrie... Read more
Try Free Breakfast During National School Breakfast Week
When Deb Underwood, the director of food service for the Milbank School District, says ”Help yourself,” she means two things. Breakfast is free for every student. And, breakfast can help your day go better. Underwood and her staff serve between 225 and 250 breakfasts each school day.  She says, “Hands down, the kids’ favorite is the sausage... Read more
Milbank Chamber Offers Ag Scholarships to MHS Seniors
Are you a high school senior in the Milbank School District? Are you planning to attend an accredited university, college, or technical school to pursue a career in an ag-related field? The Milbank Area Chamber of Commerce’s agriculture committee will award three $500 scholarships to graduates in the MHS... Read more
Savanna Osowski Wins Voice of Democracy Contest
Savanna Osowski, MHS junior, won first place in the local 2020-2021 Voice of Democracy contest sponsored by the Veteran’s of Foreign Wars (VFW). Korbin Leddy received second-place honors and Lydia Street was chosen as the third-place winner. Established in 1947, the Voice of Democracy contest has been the VFW’s premier scholarship... Read more
Leprechauns Make Mischief at the Grant County Library
Leprechauns have been up to mischief  just in time for St. Patrick’s Day at the Grant County Library.  The library leprechauns have hidden the titles on an enchanted display of great reads for students in kindergarten through eighth grade.   No need to search for a four-leaf clover. Every... Read more
Bailey Schwagel Winner of Patriot’s Pen Essay Contest
Sixth grader Bailey Schwagel penned the winning essay for the local division of the national 2020-2021 Patriot’s Pen contest. The competition is sponsored by the Milbank VFW and VFW Auxiliary. Veronica Fonder, an eighth grader took second place; Keira Steffen, a seventh grader, was selected as the third-place winner.  This year’s... Read more
Random Acts of Kindness Spread By Locals
Did you celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Week (February 14-20)? It’s an annual event to encourage people to pay it forward or make someone’s day — especially a random stranger.  Our readers reported these examples:J.W. says: I was shopping at Hartman’s Family Foods when an elderly lady ahead of... Read more
Step Outside for Free Family Fishing This Weekend
Step Outside this weekend and keep going until you reach the lake. Take your family to the Big Stone Lake – Step Outside – Family Ice Fishing event this Sunday, February 28. The free event, which is a cooperative effort between South Dakota Game, Fish, and Parks and Schmidt’s... Read more
Successful Turn Out at Blood Drive in Milbank
Margaret Skoog, R.N and coordinator of the local Red Cross blood drive, reports 86 units of blood were collected on February 17 at Unity Health and Fitness (formerly Unity Square).  The total was just shy of the 90-pint goal. Skoog says, “There were only three no-shows out of 81.... Read more