Pillatzki Selected as Milbank FFA Chapter President
Abigail Pillatzki will be the Milbank FFA Chapter President for 2022-2023. Pillatzki was elected at the annual FFA member and parent banquet on May 11. Additional FFA senior chapter officers were also elected and include: Vice President, Veronica Fonder; Secretary, Keara VanHoorn; Treasurer, Raul Berrones; Reporter, Nicholas Fonder; Sentinel,... Read more
Governor Noem to Visit Milbank on Thursday
South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem will visit Milbank on Thursday, May 19. Noem will hold a Town Hall Meeting at The Bank at 2:30 p.m.  The governor also plans to speak during the groundbreaking ceremony hosted by Valley Queen to commemorate the company’s $195 million expansion. Noem, along with... Read more
Suspect in Custody After High-Speed Chase
At approximately 3 p.m. on May 15, the Big Stone County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a black Cadillac passenger vehicle coming from Milbank at a high rate of speed. A Big Stone County deputy located the suspect vehicle, which was speeding and driving erratically, in the City of Ortonville. According to the... Read more
Milbank Fire Department Responds to Burning Tractor
The Milbank Fire and Rescue Department was dispatched to a tractor fire at the corner of 148th Street and 471st Avenue on Wednesday, May 11, at approximately 3 p.m. According to Fire Chief David Giesen, “Upon arrival, firefighters found the Case tractor fully engulfed. Firemen used water and foam... Read more
Community Leaders Donate $5000 to Send HOSA Students to International Conference
Jim Gesswein and Daryl Halvorson presented checks from the Milbank Hospital Foundation and Milbank Kiwanis to help defray the travel expenses of five MHS students who plan to attend HOSA’s International Leadership Conference in Nashville, Tennessee, from June 21-26. Gesswein represented the hospital foundation board in presenting their donation of $2500,... Read more
WVEC Restores Power to 2,440 Customers After Storm
Dave Page, general manager of Whetstone Valley Electric Cooperative said, “Crews worked late into the evening Thursday and continued on Friday to restore power to cooperative members in rural Grant and Roberts counties after strong winds caused damage throughout the service territory. Many power lines were damaged by falling... Read more
Milbank Educational Foundation Presents 2022 Scholarship Winners
The Milbank Educational Foundation held its annual awards banquet on Thursday, May 5, at the American Lutheran Church. Susan Leddy,  president of the foundation, and Jeff Jones, vice president, served as emcees. The foundation was started in 1986, and it has awarded over 700 scholarships and disbursed $2,910,250. Other members... Read more
State FFA Yields Multiple Awards for Milbank FFA Members
The 94th Annual South Dakota FFA Convention was held April 24-26 at South Dakota State University in Brookings. The Milbank FFA Chapter sent 30 FFA members to compete. Natalie Meyer was awarded a $500 FFA Washington Leadership Conference Scholarship.Isaac Sousa received a $500 Northland Ford Scholarship, and Korbin Leddy earned a $750... Read more
Kevin Schuelke Named Milbank Firefighter of the Year
Today, May 4, is International Firefighters Day. It is a day set aside to thank some of the world’s greatest heroes and remember our fallen firefighters – those brave men and women who were lost in the line of duty. In honor of all firefighters who put their lives... Read more
Fire Chiefs Schuelke and Giesen Share Thoughts on International Firefighters Day
Today, May 4, is International Firefighters Day. It is a day to honor every person brave enough to have ever called themselves a firefighter. As the saying goes, “All men are created equal.Then a few become firemen.” International Firefighters Day awards special honor to firefighters who were lost in... Read more