Vote in the SDDOT Snowplow-Naming Contest
Tired of people complaining about being tired of winter? Has your March Madness bracket been busted? You’ll just laugh at winter when you vote in the South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) Snowplow Naming Contest.  The 2023 SDDOT Named Snowplows Blizzard Bracket involves 36 snowplows (named by the public... Read more
Milbank Fire Department Assists 22 Agencies in Fire
Fire broke out at Midwest Machinery, the John Deere dealer in Madison, Minnesota, at 7:12 p.m. on Tuesday, March 21. Fire and ambulance crews and law enforcement were dispatched after a report of smoke came from a local caller.  Mutual Aid was called for immediately by the Madison Fire... Read more
Milbank Middle School Releases Third Quarter Honor Roll
Milbank Middle School has released the honor roll and improvement honor roll for the third quarter of the 2022-2023 school year. Grade 8 Distinction 3.800 or higher GPA Alexa Adolph Mason Allen Thomas Bass Beckham Berry Ivy Dreis Oliver Erickson Edna Flores Morgean French Izabella Glomstad Liam Heller Evan... Read more
Fire Destroys Barn
The Milbank Fire and Rescue Department was dispatched to a barn fire at 48120 152nd Street at 5:11 p.m. on Monday, March 20. The barn was owned by Al Shakespaere.  Milbank Fire Chief David Giesen said, “Upon arrival, we discovered the barn was fully engulfed in flames. Firefighters went into defensive mode... Read more
Special Meeting of Milbank City Council to Discuss Water Rate Increase
The Milbank City Council met in a special session on Monday, March 20, at the Milbank Visitor Center. The board voted to approve Resolution 3-20-23. The council also discussed increasing the rates the City of Milbank currently charges for water services.  According to Resolution 3-20-23, the city can now... Read more
Who is on the Ballot? WVEC Annual Meeting and Election – Thursday, March 23
Whetstone Valley Electric Cooperative (WVEC) will host its 81st annual membership meeting on Thursday, March 23, at the Milbank High School. Registration starts at 6 p.m. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. Each member receives a $30 food voucher. This year, three members must be selected to serve on the board... Read more
Boyd Sussex Inducted Into SDBCA Hall of Shrine
Boyd Sussex –former Milbank High School teacher, coach, and athletic director — was honored on his induction into the South Dakota Basketball Coaches Association (SDBCA) Hall of Shrine on Friday, March 17, at the Class A basketball tournament in Sioux Falls. Sussex was involved in coaching for 33 years  — 31 of them... Read more
City Council Approves Ambulance District–Housing Development and Considers Water Issues
The Milbank City Council met for their regularly-scheduled monthly meeting on Monday, March 13, at the Milbank Visitors Center. They faced a full agenda. Public Comment Marylynne Fields asked the council to ban Milbank merchants from using plastic bags. Fields stated she has been the “bagless lady” for the... Read more
Deadline for School Board Petitions is March 26
The Milbank School District Board of Education held their regularly-scheduled meeting on Monday, March 13. School Board Election Superintendent Justin Downes noted candidates for the upcoming school board election must file their petitions by Sunday, March 26, at 5 p.m. in order to be eligible for the election on... Read more
MHS Vocalists Achieve High Rating at Region Music Contest
Vocalist Nick Fonder received the only  I+ rating at the 2023 Region III Solo and Ensemble Music Contest  The 35 vocal soloists and 35 members of the Milbank High School Choir performed in front of an adjudicator on Wednesday, March 1, in Milbank. MHS vocalists received: One Superior Plus  (I+), 24 Superiors (I) and... Read more