MHS King and Queen Homecoming Candidates Announced
  Milbank High School students have selected candidates for king and queen in preparation for Homecoming 2015 slated for September 14-18. Vying for the queen crown are: Shelby Booth, daughter of Shaun and Denise Booth; Morgan Schmitt, daughter of Neal and Lisa Schmitt; Mikayla Street, daughter of Grant and Shari... Read more
Milbank Homecoming 2015 Theme Announced
  Milbank High School is pleased to announce their homecoming theme. The 2015 homecoming theme is Commercials. Homecoming will take place September 14-18. The week begins with coronation on Monday night where this year’s king and queen will be unveiled and is capped off on Friday night when the... Read more
Grant County 4-H’ers Beribboned
Countless hours and lots of hard work went into the Grant County Achievement Days held the first week in August. All that hard work paid off as many local 4-H youth earned ribbons and top awards.  Their hard work isn’t over yet, though, as they now begin gearing up for the South Dakota... Read more
Highway 12 Construction Going Smoothly
The Highway 12 construction project is going along smoothly, according to City Administrator Jason Kettwig. “It is going really well,” he noted. Within a small window of time, the intersection of Highway 12 and Ninth Street is near completion.  Kettwig stated that it will be open Monday morning, just... Read more
Jamie Mundwiler Rides to Victory
Jamie Mundwiler and her best friend Pete are headed to SDSU next week. It might not seem extraordinary for two 18 year-olds to be going off to college together, but it is.  Pete is a horse! Both will live on campus and ride together twice daily.  As Jamie said,... Read more
Milbank School District Implements $100,000 State Farm Grant
State Farm Insurance presented the Milbank School District with a $100,000 check last winter. The money was part of a grant to enhance education and this year marks the first disbursement of funds for several programs.  “This is critical since we live in a state with poorly funded schools,”... Read more
National Night Out A Success
The annual National Night Out event, sponsored by the Milbank Police Department, Grant County Sheriff’s Office, South Dakota Highway Patrol, Game, Fish and Parks, Grant-Roberts Ambulance Service and the Milbank Fire Department was rated a success by event organizers. For the first time, the event was held at Lake... Read more
Milbank Main Street Opens
Main Street Milbank will open Friday (August 14) according to Jason Kettwig, city administrator. “They will be sweeping the streets and sidewalks and removing the barricades very early Friday,” he explained. The work is just two days behind schedule. “That’s just how things go,” Kettwig noted. Construction on the... Read more
Milbank Police Chief Boyd VanVooren Releases Information on Apprehension of Attempted Murder Suspect
The U. S. Marshals, with the assistance of the Milbank Police Department, apprehended 30-year-old Steven Gutierrez Wednesday morning at an apartment complex in Milbank. According to Police Chief Boyd VanVooren, the U. S. Marshals  arrived unannounced at his office requesting the assistance of the department. With the use of... Read more
Progress Being Made on New Milbank Area Hospital
The building site for the new Milbank Area Hospital Avera and Avera Medical Group clinic is progressing on schedule for the expected completion date of late fall 2016. The new state-of-the-art 78,000 square foot facility located on 18 acres in east Milbank adjacent to State Auto and the American... Read more