Results Announced from South Dakota Bandmasters Contest
Milbank Elementary and Milbank Middle School entered 110 musicians in The South Dakota Bandmasters Middle School Band Contest at the Milbank schools on Friday, April 9 and Saturday, April 10. The total of 140 entries included students from Big Stone City and Ortonville. Milbank received 19 Superior Plus, 72 Superior,... Read more
Salute to Milbank’s Firemen on International Firefighters Day
Today, May 4, is International Firefighters’ Day. Each year on this date, we remember firefighters who died in the line of duty and the thousands of others who dedicated a part of their lives to protecting our communities.Also on this day, we show our support and appreciation to the... Read more
Food Giveaway Set for May 12 in Milbank
The first food giveaway of 2021 conducted by the Grant County Christian Service Council in coordination with Feeding South Dakota is set for May 12. The giveaway will be held at the Grant County 4-H fairgrounds parking lot from 4-5 p.m. There are no income requirements. Anyone in need is... Read more
Register Now for Youth HuntSAFE Class in Milbank
A free HuntSAFE course will be offered on Friday, May 7 from 5 – 9 p.m. and Saturday, May 8 from 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. The class is open to youth 12 and older or youth age 11, who will celebrate their 12th birthday by December 31, 2021. The... Read more
Folk Awarded Scholarship to Attend Chamber Conference
Laurie Folk, director of the Milbank Area Chamber of Commerce, was one of six winners chosen by Mid-America Chamber Executives (MACE) for a 2021 Annual Conference Scholarship.  MACE consists of chamber professionals in the six-state area of Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. The honor entitles... Read more
St. Lawrence School Gala Features Over 100 Silent Auction Items
Lucky you! There’s still time to get your ticket to party at the 14th Annual St. Lawrence School Gala’s Kentucky Derby on April 30. Ladies, grab your biggest hats, and mint juleps for your gents. Post time is 5:30 p.m. at the Big Stone Legion.  Odds are you’ll see... Read more
Senior Living Facility Proposed on Former Koch School Property
Bobbie Bohlen, former director of the Grant County Development Corporation (GCDC) and current director of development  for HME Management in Brookings, presented a proposal to members of the Milbank City Council on Monday, April 19.  The proposal outlined demolishing the former Koch Elementary School in Milbank and erecting a... Read more
Taco John’s in Milbank Sold
Taco John’s in Milbank has been sold. According to owner Brian Fox, the sale of the fast food restaurant to a Nashville-based company was finalized on April 6.  Fox had been an owner of the business for over 15 years, and his partners, Josh and Jason Kettwig, purchased the franchise over 20 years ago.... Read more
Milbank FFA Teams Excel at State Competition
Thirty-one FFA members from MHS competed at the 93rd Annual South Dakota FFA Convention from April 11-13 in Rapid City.  Instructor and adviser for the team, Jerry Janisch, accompanied the students to the convention. Janisch said, “This year, all FFA career development teams had to qualify at the district FFA... Read more
Milbank’s HOSA and Mrs. Schlimme Take Top Awards at State
Twenty three MHS students competed in the 2021 South Dakota HOSA Competitive Event held at the Pentagon in Sioux Falls.  They were accompanied by their adviser, Jenna Schlimme.  The top three winners in each category move on to compete in the national competition. Schlimme says, “The  national event will be... Read more