South Highway 15 Construction-Detours Begin April 5
The South Dakota Department of Transportation announced crews will begin construction on S.D. Highway 15 from U.S. 212 north toward S.D. Highway 20. Crews will begin closing this section of the roadway, and traffic will be redirected to the detour routes beginning Monday, April 5. The car detour route is on... Read more
Coach Troy Gauer Named to SD Football Coaches Hall of Fame
Troy Gauer, a Milbank High School coach and teacher was inducted into the South Dakota Football Coaches Association (SDFCA) Hall of Fame on Friday, March 26. Gauer received his award during the 29th Annual SDFCA/Sanford-Riggs Clinic in Sioux Falls.  Gauer’s football coaching career spans nearly 30 years and included a 17-year... Read more
Brown, Hupke, Osowski, and Stengel Selected for 2021 Girls State
Maiah Brown, Hailey Hupke, Savanna Osowski, and Savannah Stengel were chosen as 2021 delegates to South Dakota Girls State. Brown and Hupke are sponsored by the Milbank American Legion Auxiliary. Osowski and Stengel are sponsored by the Stockholm-Strandburg American Legion Auxiliary.  This year marks the 75th session of South Dakota’s Girls State program. The girls travel to Vermillion... Read more
Boyd Sussex Receives SDHSAA Distinguished Service Award
Boyd Sussex — former Milbank High School teacher, coach, and athletic director —was presented with the South Dakota High School Activities Association Distinguished Service Award for his contributions to high school basketball. Sussex received his award during the 2021 South Dakota Class A State Basketball Tournament in Sioux Falls on March 19.... Read more
Little Lions’ Learning Center Hosts Groundbreaking Ceremony
The Little Lions’ Learning Center made history on March 18 by breaking ground on their new facility. The building will be the permanent home of The Little Lions’ Learning Center, a non-profit childcare and education center owned and operated by the Big Stone City School. Big Stone City mayor, Deb Wiik,... Read more
Milbank Middle School Releases Third Quarter Honor Roll
Milbank Middle School has announced the honor roll and improvement honor roll for the third quarter of the 2020-2021 school year. Grade 8 Distinction 3.800 or higher GPA Jason Aburto Isabella Anderson Tyra Berry Jacob Erickson Veronica Fonder Joe French Qualon Grant Emmett Hanson Ty Kettwig Katie Kruger Graham... Read more
Mayor Signs Veto to Halt Letter of Intent for Milbank Baseball Complex
At the regular meeting of the Milbank City Council on Monday, March 8, the council voted to approve signing a Letter of Intent (LOI) on behalf of the Milbank Ball Diamond Association (MBDA) to authorize the generation of a report from Mammoth Sports.  Mammoth Sports required the LOI to... Read more
MHS Students Compete in State Debate Tournament
The Milbank High School Forensics Team ended its debate season on March 6 with the State Debate/IE tournament hosted virtually by Aberdeen. There were 13 teams in the Class A Division Public Forum contest.  Brooke Schwagel and Lydia Street received a bye in their first round. They lost their... Read more
Garbage Service Topic at City Council Meeting
The Milbank City Council held their regular monthly meeting on Monday, March 8, in the Milbank Visitors Center. Council members present included: Mike Hanson, Joel Foster, Josh Karels, Scott Hoeke, and Steve Wiener. Council member James Johnson was absent.   Dan Behnke district manager for Waste Management, a new... Read more
MHS Juniors Inducted Into Milbank Honor Society
Nineteen Milbank High School juniors were inducted into the Milbank Honor Society on Wednesday, March 10, at a ceremony in the high school theater. Students must have a 3.5 grade point average to be invited to apply to join the society. Inclusion is also based on scholarship, leadership, service, and character.... Read more