Julie Schwandt is South Dakota Grandparent of The Year
Kylynn Schwandt, a fifth grader at Milbank Elementary School, won South Dakota’s 2022 Grandparent Essay Contest co-sponsored by AARP South Dakota and South Dakota School Personnel.  The essay Kylynn composed about her grandmother, Julie Schwandt, initially took first place in the local competition sponsored by the Milbank Area Retired... Read more
UPDATE: Hudson Christenson Home after Heart Surgery
Hudson Christenson and his parents, Alysha and Dylan, have returned home. The couple left South Dakota for the Colorado Children’s Hospital in Aurora the weekend before Valentines Day. Hudson, was born March 1 and then underwent surgery for a rare heart defect.  The surgery went remarkably well and Hudson... Read more
Milbank Home Sustains Major Fire Damage
At 2:37 p.m. on Wednesday, April 27, the Milbank Fire and Rescue Department was dispatched to 1711 Brittany Street in east Milbank. According to firefighter Kevin Schuelke, “When we arrived on the scene, we found wind-driven flames beginning to spread through the home. Firefighters got water on the fire... Read more
Chelsea Saxton Earns Manager of the Year Award from GrandStay
Chelsea Saxton, an MHS graduate and general manager of the GrandStay in Milbank, was named 2022 General Manager of the Year from GrandStay Hospitality. She received the award during the company’s brand conference held April 20-21 at the Running Aces Casino, Hotel, and Racetrack in Columbus, Minnesota. President of... Read more
Bien Ranch Receives Award
Nathan Bien, a graduate of the MHS Class of 2017, and Katie Vander Wal, a graduate of the MHS Class of 2018, plan to tie the knot on October 1. Their wedding day is expected to go smoothly as Nate has a lot of experience with knots. He has been... Read more
Milbank Brings Home the Trophy from NSU Math Contest
Nearly 50 Milbank students attended the Northern State University Math Contest in Aberdeen on April 20. The contest consisted of four divisions: Elementary Algebra, Geometry, Advanced Algebra, and Senior Math. MHS won the traveling team trophy.  Individually, Isaac Sousa took second place in the Senior Division and Amelia Pederson placed fifth in the... Read more
Grant County Sheriff’s Office Makes Two Drug Busts
Kevin Owen, Grant County Sheriff, reports deputies conducted two traffic stops in one week that led to felony drug arrests. According to the sheriff’s office: In the early evening hours of April 15, a deputy with the Grant County Sheriff’s Office initiated a traffic stop on US Highway 12 near United Hardware. During... Read more
Milbank Students Host and Perform at South Dakota Bandmasters Contest
Over 200 musicians in fifth through eighth grade performed at the South Dakota Bandmasters Contest in Milbank. Milbank students comprised 115 of the entries. Students from Big Stone City and Browns Valley, Deubrook, and Ortonville, Minnesota also competed. The instrumentals from Milbank received 43 Superior Plus ratings, 73 Superior ratings,... Read more
REMINDER: Weather Spotter and Recertification Class Tonight
Interested in being an accredited weather spotter?  Already a weather spotter, but need to get recertified? A free weather spotter class will be held Monday, April 25, at 7 p.m. at the Big Stone Fire Hall. No preregistration is required. Kelly Serr of the National Weather Service (NWS) in Aberdeen will... Read more
Wiese and Lightfield Elected at State Student Council
Members of the MHS Student Council, along with council members from over 60 schools across South Dakota, attended the state student council convention at The Monument in Rapid City. During the two-day event, students networked, heard guest speakers, met for regional council meetings, and gained new insight into leadership.  A... Read more