Governor Declares Max Gonzenbach Day in South Dakota
South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem declared Friday, November 20, 2020, as Max Gonzenbach Day.  Gonzenbach was honored for more than 61 years of service as an employee, owner, and board member of Valley Queen Cheese in Milbank. He now sits on the board as an observer. Gonzenbach began working... Read more
Dan Snaza Named Principal of the Year
MHS Principal Dan Snaza has been selected as the Region 1 Principal of the Year by the Northeast Area Principals.  Snaza is now eligible to compete at the next level. Snaza, who has been the Milbank High School principal for seventeen years, is also a graduate of MHS. He... Read more
Local Law Enforcement Officers Collect Warm Clothing for Residents in Need
The South Dakota Highway Patrol, the Grant County Sheriff’s Office, and the Milbank Police Department held a Socktober collect-athon to gather outerwear for local residents in need. Corey Hooth officer of the Milbank Police Department said, “34 jackets and sweatshirts, 89 hats, 67 pairs of gloves or mittens, and... Read more
Hartman’s Family Foods Raises $1200 for Combined Appeal
Here’s the latest “in-cider” news from Combined “Ap-peel”:  Bob Hartman of Hartman’s Family Foods presented Craig Wellnitz with a check for $1200. This is the fifth year, the grocery store has held its gourmet caramel apple fundraiser and donated 100 percent of the proceeds to The Grant County Combined Appeal.  Read more
Local Law Enforcement Officers Collect Warm Clothing for Residents in Need
The South Dakota Highway Patrol, the Grant County Sheriff’s Office, and the Milbank Police Department held a Socktober collect-athon to gather outerwear for local residents in need. Corey Hooth officer of the Milbank Police Department said, “34 jackets and sweatshirts, 89 hats, 67 pairs of gloves or mittens, and... Read more
Sophomore Debaters Win Second Place in Sioux Falls Tournament
According to MHS debate coach, Kathy Tyler, all four debate teams attended virtual tournaments last week. Tyler says, “Speaker points were outstanding for all our debaters.” The sophomore team of Max Lightfield and Aiden Ludvigson competed in the Sioux Falls Roosevelt Tournament on November 13 and November 14. Competitors... Read more
Novice Debate and Oral Interp Teams Compete Virtually
Three novice debate teams have started their 2020 season. All tournaments are held via Zoom.  Coach Kathy Tyler says, “The advantage of this is the teams are able to attend more novice tournaments, including tournaments just for novice teams that are put on by larger schools.”  This year’s topic is:... Read more
Milbank High School First Quarter Honor Roll Released
PERFECTION    4.0 FRESHMEN: James Batchelor, Nick Fonder, Aubrey Fraasch, Trey Gloe, Jayden Johnson, Hope Karels, Bridget Korstjens, Kaitlyn Krause, Maggie Kruger, Aiden Quintanilla, Kadence Rausch-Frank, Rylee Schlee, Nadia Thue, Isabella Vogel, Olivia Wendland, Stella Wendland, and Jaclyn Wiik. SOPHOMORES: Luis Berrones, Harley Davis, Averie Engebretson, Adelynn Farrell, Aidan... Read more
Milbank Middle School Honor Roll Released
Grade 8 Distinction 3.800 or higher GPA Isabella Anderson Tyra Berry Jacob Erickson Veronica Fonder Emmett Hanson Ty Kettwig Katie Kruger Graham Lightfield Mason Meister Brooke O’Farrell Ella Sandvig Tate Schlueter Jesse Schneck Claire Snaza Jessel Stengel Gemma Street Siera Wenzl Merit 3.400 to 3.799 GPA Jason Aburto Landen... Read more
COVID Changes Veterans Day Program in Milbank
The 2020 Veterans Day program will be held on November 11 at 11 a.m. outdoors at the Grant County Veterans Memorial.  The memorial is adjacent to the Milbank City Cemetery and across from the tennis courts. Attendees can watch from their vehicles by parking on Dexter Avenue or in the... Read more