Cody Seehafer Named Outstanding Citizen With a Disability
Defining Cody Seehafer as disabled is a lot like suggesting an iceberg is small. You’re missing 90 percent of what’s under the surface. Talk to Cody for even a few minutes and you’ll discover he’s better described as someone who has learned to just roll with it.  His attitude,... Read more
Wendland and TerDenge to Play in Middle School All-State Band
Jack TerDenge, an eighth grader, was chosen as the sixth chair French horn, and Rylan Wendland, a seventh grader, was chosen as an eighth chair percussionist for South Dakota’s 24th Middle School All-State Band. The concert will feature over 200 middle school musicians in Huron on March 4. Over 540 students from 75 schools auditioned. The... Read more
Milbank Scouts and Parents Pack Mercy Meals
Cub Scouts from Pack 38, Scouts from Troop 38G, and their parents packed Mercy Meals on January 7 in Milbank. According to Talia Athey, leader of the Wolf pack, the meals have an approximate value of $3888 and will be sent to states across the U.S. and countries in... Read more
James Conrad to Receive Eagle Scout Award
James Conrad has reached the rank of Eagle — Scouting’s highest honor, which is achieved by less than five percent of all youth who join Boy Scouts of America. The Sioux Council of the Boy Scouts of America announced James will be presented with his Eagle Scout award at 2 p.m. on January... Read more
MHS Musicians Audition for All-State Band
MHS sent 28 students to Watertown on Friday, January 13, to audition for South Dakota’s 2023 All-State Band. The band is the top high school band in the state.  According to Susan Karels, director of the Milbank School District’s 6-12 bands, the results will be announced by February 3. The 2023... Read more
NOTICE: Milbank City Council Meeting Rescheduled
The Milbank City Council has rescheduled its regular January meeting to Monday, January 16 at 7 p.m. at the Milbank Visitor Center. The meeting had been slated for January 9, but a quorum was not established. Read more
OAHS Welcomes 2023 New Year’s Baby: Marcus Remigo-Wayne Hanson
The first baby of 2023 arrived at Ortonville Area Health Services on January 2. Marcus Remigo-Wayne was delivered by Dr. Stacy Longnecker and entered the world at six pounds and 13 ounces. He was 18.5 inches long. Congratulations to his parents Dustin and Ashley Hanson. Marcus joins three siblings — Martino,... Read more
Inaugural Doug Tschetter Debate Tourney Hosted by Milbank
MHS hosted and took fourth place at the inaugural Doug Tschetter Novice Championship Debate Tournament held on January 7. The late Doug Tschetter was a teacher and debate coach at MHS from 1978-2014. He influenced hundreds of students, debaters, and fellow coaches, not only in Milbank, but across South... Read more
Audra Johnson Retires From 19-Year Career at WVEC
Audra Johnson has pushed in her chair for the last time at Whetstone Valley Electric Cooperative. Audra retired from WVEC on December 15 after a 19-year career there. She began working for WVEC on December 1, 2003, as a customer service representative and then took on the duties of... Read more
Milbank Turns Out to Say Thanks to Police Chief Boyd VanVooren
A retirement reception was held for Milbank’s former police chief Boyd VanVooren on December 28. Friends, colleagues, and family gathered at the Milbank Visitors Center to congratulate him, reminisce, and wish him well as he enters the next chapter of his life. After a 28-year career in law enforcement,... Read more