Bulldogs Win Third-Place Trophy at Sioux Falls Tourney
MHS debaters captured the third-place Class A Sweepstakes trophy at the Sioux Falls Roosevelt Tournament held in Harrisburg on February 10. The Bulldogs scored 169 points to finish eight points behind Beresford and 15 behind Lennox, who was named the champion. This was the largest tournament of the season... Read more
Sime Places Third at FFA Review Day
Cailey Sime took third place in Star Ag Placement at the District I Review Day in Webster on January 31. District I encompasses 14 schools. Paul Berrones, Sime, Nick Fonder, Landon Novy, Brooke Schwagel, Avery Van Overbeke, and Grace Watson each acquired approval for their state degree. Kelli Grong... Read more
MHS Debaters Win Second Place at Sioux Falls Tourney
The MHS forensics team won the second-place Class A sweepstakes trophy at the Third Annual Jefferson Cavalier Tournament held Friday and Saturday, February 2-3, at Sioux Falls Jefferson High School. Five of the eight Bulldog debaters who competed made the stage. Debaters who had a winning record after five... Read more
Firefighters Respond to Call at First Bank & Trust
The Milbank Fire and Rescue Department responded to a call at 7:43 a.m. on Monday, February 5. The call came in from First Bank & Trust on Highway 12 at 215 W. 4th Avenue. Assistant Fire Chief Justin Mathiason reported that when firefighters arrived, they determined a furnace had... Read more
Deadline for USDA ARC-PLC Enrollment Set For March 15
Producers can now enroll in the Farm Service Agency’s (FSA) Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs for the 2024 crop year. The deadline to complete enrollment and any election change is March 15, 2024. The ARC-CO program provides income support tied to historical base acres,... Read more
Connor Wiik Wins Fourth Place at State Voice of Democracy Contest
Connor Wiik of Big Stone City earned fourth place in the state 2023-2024 Voice of Democracy scholarship contest sponsored by the Department of South Dakota VFW. Wiik, a senior at MHS, received the honor and a monetary prize at the awards banquet held in Pierre on Monday, January 22.... Read more
Senators Rounds Introduces Legislation to Ban Fake Meat in School Lunches
U.S. Senators Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) and Jon Tester (D-Mont.) introduced legislation that would ban fake meat products from being served in school lunches. The School Lunch Integrity Act of 2024 would prohibit the use of cell-cultivated meat under the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and the School Breakfast Program... Read more
Brian Trapp Named President of First Bank & Trust in Milbank
Brian Trapp has been named President of First Bank & Trust in Milbank. First Bank & Trust, headquartered in Brookings, is one of the largest privately held banks in South Dakota. During the company’s announcement of Trapp’s promotion, Jeff Lee, regional market president, said, “Brian has dedicated five years... Read more
Deadline for Farmers to Sign Up for LFP and ELAP is January 30
Grant County producers are eligible to sign up for the Livestock Forage Program (LFP) and Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybee, and Farm-Raised Fish Program (ELAP), but they must take action now. According to Joel Foster, executive director of the Grant County FSA, the deadline to sign up for both... Read more
Milbank Fire and Rescue Responds to Blaze at Moser Farm
Assistant Fire Chief Justin Mathiason reported that the Milbank Fire and Rescue Department responded to a call of a shed on fire at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 17. The fire was in progress at the Cal Moser residence at 15038 481st Avenue. Mathisason said, “The shed also contained... Read more