Governor Noem Appoints Brian Sandvig to Technical Education Board
Governor Kristi Noem has appointed Brian Sandvig and Joy Nelson to the South Dakota Board of Technical Education. Sandvig will replace the late Bob Faehn and will serve the remainder of Faehn’s term.  Nelson will replace Ed Mallett effective November 1, 2021. “South Dakota’s technical colleges are among the very best in America thanks... Read more
Kadence Rausch-Frank Earns Superior Plus at Milbank Invitational
Milbank hosted their first oral interp invitational of the 2021 season on Monday, October 4. Natasha Karels, head coach for the Bulldogs, says 12 schools attended with a total of 100 entries.  Bulldog Kadence Rausch-Frank earned a Superior Plus in the poetry division. Coach Karels says, “This is the highest... Read more
Milbank Firefighters Called to Marvin
On Tuesday, September 28, the Milbank Fire and Rescue Department were dispatched to an emergency call on Main Street in Marvin. Firefighters arrived to find a downed power line. Milbank’s Fire Chief, Kevin Schuelke, said, “Hazards associated with power lines touching the ground include arcing, the grass catching fire,... Read more
Area Producers Eligible for Livestock Forage Disaster Benefits
The Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP) offers payments to eligible livestock producers with eligible livestock. It also offers payment to producers of grazed forage crop acreage. The payments help with grazing losses suffered on native or improved pastureland. It can be land with permanent or planted grazing cover. Producers must... Read more
Combined Appeal Milbank Business Blitz Begins Wednesday
Everywhere you go, you see your Combined Appeal donation dollars at work in Grant County. From the community transit service and 60’s plus dining program to the swim team, ball diamond, The Red Cross, The Salvation Army, and more, you can witness people helping people every day. Tomorrow you’ll... Read more
Great Western Bank Will Get New Name
First Interstate BancSystem, the parent company of First Interstate Bank, and Great Western Bancorp, Inc., the parent company of Great Western Bank, announced Thursday, September 16, they have entered into a definitive agreement under which the companies will combine in an all‐stock transaction. Under the terms of the agreement,... Read more
Berry and Schwenn Chosen as Homecoming 2021 Royalty
Tatum Berry was chosen as the 2021 MHS Homecoming Queen at Coronation tonight, Monday, September 20. Tatum is the daughter of  Annie and Travis Berry. Bennett Schwenn was chosen as the Homecoming King. Bennett is the son of Miriam and Rick Schwenn. The pair will reign over the 2021 Homecoming festivities this week, including the annual Homecoming Parade on Friday afternoon just before the Bulldogs take on... Read more
Milbank Fire Department Quickly Controls Blaze at Gesswein Motors
Fire broke out at Gesswein Motors in Milbank on Saturday night, September 18. The Milbank Fire and Rescue Department arrived at the scene at 804 South Dakota Street on Highway 15 just after the call came in at 8:11 p.m. Milbank Fire Chief Kevin Schuelke said, “We found a storage... Read more
2021 MHS Homecoming Plans Set– King and Queen Candidates Chosen
MHS will celebrate 2021 Homecoming week from September 20-24. A full slate of events has been planned around the theme Disney Movies. Class float themes include: Seniors – The Avengers Juniors – Toy Story Sophomores – Pirates of the Caribbean Freshman – Cars Monday, September 20 Dress up theme – Roll out of Bed DayHomecoming buttons go on sale for... Read more
Weather and Fire Reports in Grant County
Milbank Fire Chief Kevin Schuelke, who is also head of Grant County Emergency Management Service, reports storm cells that passed through Grant County during the weekend of August 27-29 brought winds that registered 70 mph. at the South Dakota Department of Transportation station northeast of Milbank. According to Schuelke,... Read more