MHS Musicians Perform in Honor Band Concert
The 32nd Annual North Area Honor Band held their finale concert on Saturday, December 2, at the Johnson Fine Arts Center at Northern State University. Milbank was represented by 20 band members. The students, under the direction of Dr. Terry Beckler,  performed: Cajun Folk Songs. Cenotaph (Fanfare for Band),... Read more
New Berens Market Opens Today
Members of the Milbank Area Chamber of Commerce and community supporters gathered today, November 30, for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new Berens Market in Milbank. Traffic was busy outside and inside the store. Shoppers were eager to check out the produce and fresh meat departments that were expanded,... Read more
Coach Brian Allmendinger Retires From Bulldog Football
The Milbank football team presented their 2023 End-of-the-Season Awards on November 6 at the American Lutheran Church. Brian Allmendinger, who has been the head coach of the Bulldogs for the past four years and who recently announced his retirement, led the group. Allmendinger coached football for a total of... Read more
FFA Heads to State Dec 3-4 in Rapid City
Milbank FFA will send two teams and two individuals to South Dakota’s 2023 State Leadership and Development Events (LDE) in Rapid City on December 3-4. The state-bound members qualified at the LDE in Doland on Monday, November 13.  Raul Berrones, Nick Fonder, Veronica Fonder, Kalli Grong, Kenzie Kooima, Ashlynn... Read more
Milbank Awarded a Child Care Planning Grant from Governor
Milbank is one of 28 cities that will receive a grant from the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED).  Governor Kristi Noem announced the multiple recipients of the Investment Plan for Child Care on Tuesday, November 21. The 28 planning grants total $1.13 million. “So many communities have reached out... Read more
MHS Students and Alumni Shine at National FFA Convention
Milbank’s FFA Dairy Cattle Evaluation and Management team was awarded a silver at the 2023 National FFA Convention in Indianapolis. Team members included Cassidy Schwagel, a 2023 MHS graduate; senior Brooke Schwagel; and Kayla Schweer and Bailey Schwagel, both freshmen. Individually, C. Schwagel earned a gold, Bailey and Brooke Schwagel each... Read more
MHS Debaters Win Second at 31st Annual McGovern Tourney
Milbank debaters brought home the second-place trophy in Class A from the 31st Annual McGovern Tournament held November 17-18 in Mitchell. Beresford claimed the first-place trophy. Dakota Valley took third-place honors. Bri Hicks led the Bulldogs by placing third in a field of 15 in novice Lincoln-Douglas debate. The... Read more
Car Fire at Schneck Residence
The Milbank Fire Department responded to a report of a car on fire that had spread to a house at 48002 153rd Street on Tuesday, November 14. The residence is owned by Brian and Sherry Schneck.  Milbank Fire Chief David Giesen said, “Upon arrival, we discovered the owner of the car,... Read more
Valley Queen Receives  Award From South Dakota Special Olympics
Valley Queen Cheese of Milbank was named the Don Baker Award winner — the highest honor granted by the Special Olympics of South Dakota. The award was presented during the organization’s 2023 State Traditional Bowling Tournament banquet in Aberdeen on November 4. Amanda Thronson and Della Stokesbary accepted the... Read more
Jamie Schell Named Outstanding Employee With a Disability
Jamie Schell, formerly of Milbank, was honored as Watertown’s 2024 Outstanding Employee With a Disability by the Mayor’s Committee for People With Disabilities.  Mayor Ried Holien and Assistant Chief Ryan Remmers presented the award to Jamie in a ceremony held during the Watertown City Council meeting on November 6. ... Read more