Firefighters Douse Car Fire at Jason Grabow Residence
On Sunday, May 19, at 2:40 p.m., the Milbank Fire and Rescue Department was dispatched to a vehicle fire at 147th Avenue about a half mile north of Highway 12. Milbank Fire Chief David Giesen reported, “A Chevy Trailblazer belonging to Jason Grabow had ruptured a transmission cooler line... Read more
City Council Approves Bids to Expand Cantine Courts
The regular meeting of the Milbank City Council was held on Monday, May 13, in the Community Room of the Milbank Visitors Center. The minutes from the previous council meeting on April 8 were approved. Bills in the amount of $460,885.27 were approved for payment, along with the March... Read more
School Board Approves Resignations and Out-of-State Travel
The Milbank School District Board of Education met at MHS for their regular monthly meeting on Monday, May 13. FinancesNancy Meyer, business manager for the district, outlined a preliminary budget for the 2024-2025 school year. According to Meyer, next year’s budget will be augmented by an additional $130,000. “In... Read more
FFA Members Receive Awards and Degrees 
Members of the Milbank FFA Chapter held their 85th annual banquet on Wednesday, May 1, at MHS. Highlights included the recognition of Landon Novy as a National FFA Scholarship winner, chapter officers, special awards, and chapter degrees. Sara Colombe is the agricultural instructor and FFA adviser for Milbank.  The... Read more
MHS Seniors Awarded Over $225,000 From Educational Foundation
30 MHS seniors received scholarships during this year’s educational awards banquet hosted by the Milbank High School Educational Foundation on May 2 at American Lutheran Church. Since 1986, the foundation has presented over 800 scholarships with an approximate total of $3,332,400 awarded. Whetstone Valley Nursing Home $2,500 Joseph SchulteSwiss... Read more
Schuelke Urges Drivers to Turn Around Don’t Drown Tonight
Kevin Schuelke, head of Grant County Emergency Management, urges motorists to use caution while traveling on roadways tonight. According to Schuelke flooding is causing dangerous conditions in Grant County. He warns all drivers, “Please exercise caution while traveling secondary roadways, especially in the evening hours of Tuesday, May 7.”   ... Read more
Local Foundation Donates $100,000 to Make-A-Wish® South Dakota
Make-A-Wish® South Dakota & Montana has received a gift of $100,000 from the Ty Eschenbaum Foundation (TEF). The check was presented to the Make-A-Wish® headquarters in Sioux Falls on World Wish Day on April 29. The donation brings the total TEF has donated to Make-A-Wish® South Dakota & Montana... Read more
Landon Novy Awarded National FFA Scholarship
Landon Novy has been selected by the National FFA Foundation to receive a scholarship designed to encourage students who are likely to become future leaders in agriculture. The recipients are chosen on the basis of the time and effort they have devoted to FFA involvement, work experience, supervised agricultural... Read more
Baccalaureate Begins Graduation Week on Sunday, May 5
The 2024 Milbank High School graduation ceremonies begin this weekend with Baccalaureate on Sunday, May 5. The service, presided over by the Milbank Ministerial Association, begins at 6 p.m. in the MHS Theater. Music will be performed by the MHS instrumental and vocal departments under the direction of Mrs.... Read more
First Interstate Bank Donates $25,000 to Milbank Special Olympics
The Milbank Special Olympics program received a $25,000 donation from First Interstate Bank and the First Interstate BancSystem Foundation. The gift is part of the bank’s third-annual Believe in Local grant campaign. A check presentation ceremony was held at MHS today, April 30. “We are incredibly appreciative of First... Read more