Karels Siblings Selected for 2021 All State Band
The 71st Annual South Dakota All-State Band will be held at the Mitchell Performing Arts Center in Mitchell on March 26-27. William and Hope Karels, children of Jason and Susan Karels, were selected to represent MHS.  William, a junior, was one of of 12 tubas chosen, and Hope, a... Read more
Milbank’s Debate Team Heading to State Tournament
MHS debaters Lydia Street and Brooke Schwagel attended the Northern South Dakota District Qualifier debate tournament on Saturday, February 20, with the best of intentions — to take one for the team. In order to ensure four teams could attend nationals in the public forum event, the district was... Read more
Pekelder Reminds Anglers to Remove Fish Houses
The South Dakota Game, Fish, and Parks (GFP) reminds anglers that state regulations require all ice shelters to be removed from the ice by midnight on the last day of February. Shelters can be used after that, but they must be taken off the ice each day.  Jamie Pekelder, district conservation officer supervisor for GFP, reports, “Over the last weekend, ice fishing pressure on area... Read more
Lori Leddy Chosen 2021 Teacher of the Year
Lori Leddy, math and language arts instructor at Milbank Middle School, was selected as the 2021 Milbank School District Teacher of the Year by parents and staff. Lori’s family, fellow middle school teachers, and middle school students attended the surprise ceremony held in the MHS theater at the close of the school day... Read more
Parkview Methodist Church Donates $500 to Grant County Food Pantry
Jackie Smith, on behalf of the Parkview United Methodist Church, recently presented a check for $500 to the Grant County Food Pantry.   Val Van Lith of ICAP reports the Grant County Food Pantry made it through the holidays and the latest cold snap and the shelves remain well stocked,... Read more
ASK ARLO: The First Business on Main Street in Milbank
Arlo Levisen is the President of the Grant County Historical Society. He has extensive knowledge on the history of the area, including: Grant County History, Big Stone Lake History, the History of the Holland Grist Mill, the History of the Milbank Congregational Church and much more! Send in your... Read more
Signup for Quality Loss Adjustment By March 5
There’s still time to sign up for U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Quality Loss Adjustment (QLA) program, but you’d better hurry.  March 5 is the last day to enroll. However, you have until March 15 to make changes to the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and... Read more
Veronica Fonder Wins Regional Spelling Bee
Veronica Fonder, an eighth grader at Milbank Middle School, was the top speller in northeast South Dakota’s regional spelling bee.  Fonder earned the right to compete at the state competition of the Scripps Spelling Bee at the University of South Dakota in Vermillion on Saturday, March 6. The state winner advances to the national competition in Washington, D.C.,... Read more
Whetstone Valley Electric Asking Customers to Conserve Power for Next 48 Hours
Dave Page, General Manager of Whetstone Valley Electric Cooperative is asking his patrons to do what they can to conserve electricity for the next few days. Page said, “Due to the current widespread and extreme cold weather conditions, the Southwest Power Pool (SPP) is requesting the region’s consumers to... Read more
Milbank School Board Updates Close Contact Policy
The Milbank School Board discussed the Milbank School District’s coronavirus and close contact quarantine policy during their regular meeting on Monday, February 8. High School Principal Dan Snaza stated, “Just two students are currently in quarantine and could possibly return to school later in the week.” Because of this, the... Read more