City Council Votes For Two Marijuana Dispensaries in Milbank
The Milbank City Council held a special meeting tonight, Monday, August 30, in the Community Room of The Milbank Visitor Center. The meeting was scheduled to provide for the second reading of Ordinance 838 and the second reading of Ordinance 839. Ordinance 838 was proposed to amend:  Section 17.11.02,... Read more
Doug and Linda Buri Receive SD Hometown Hero Award
Doug and Linda Buri of Milbank have been selected for the South Dakota Community Foundation (SDCF) Hometown Hero Award. According to the SDCF, Hometown Heroes are a special group of people with a passion for helping communities grow and thrive. The Buris have been champions of the Milbank community since Linda started... Read more
Snaza and Street Sign to Play Sports at College
2021 MHS graduates Greta Snaza and Amaya Street plan to continue their athletic careers while pursuing college degrees. Greta will attend the University of Sioux Falls and Amaya is enrolled in Augustana University. Both Greta and Amaya will begin their college life next week. Greta plans to major in radiology technology... Read more
City Council and Planning and Zoning Commission Meet Jointly
The Milbank City Council met jointly with the City of Milbank’s planning and zoning commission in a special meeting on Monday, August 23, to conduct a public hearing regarding the zoning of medical cannabis (marijuana) dispensaries in Milbank. Up for approval were Ordinance 838, which makes changes to the... Read more
Lucille Hublou Celebrates Her 100th Birthday Today
Lucille Hublou was one of the first babies born in the original St. Bernard’s Hospital in Milbank. She arrived in Grant County on August 19, 1921, to Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Manning. She grew up thinking Milbank was a pretty nice place to live and decided to stay —... Read more
Milbank School Opens Today With 993 Students
Dave Graf, principal at Milbank Elementary, high-fived groups of students today as they entered the school building on their first day of the 2021-2022 year. Milbank students were released at 2 p.m. because of a teacher in service. This year, 993 students have enrolled in the Milbank School District. That number includes the Blue Sky... Read more
Demolition Begins On Koch School
SLH Holdings and HME Management got an immediate start on the demolition of the former Koch School building at 410 East 10th Avenue in Milbank. According to Krista Atyeo-Gortmaker, executive director of the Grant County Development Corporation, closing on the property took place yesterday, Tuesday, August 10. Crews were... Read more
Milbank Golf Course Seeks Funding At City Council Meeting
The Milbank City Council met during their regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, August 9. in the Milbank Visitor Center. During the public input session, Tom Schuneman and Nathan Bass, two of the seven board members of the Whetstone Creek Golf Course, addressed the council. Bass and Schuneman presented an... Read more
Eric Townsend Selected as 2021 Track and Field Head Coach of the Year
Eric Townsend, track and field coach for Milbank High School, was named the Area 1 Class A Head Coach of the Year for 2021 by the South Dakota Cross Country and Track and Field Coaches Association (SDCCTFCA). Townsend led the MHS boys’ track team to a runner-up finish at... Read more
Free School Supplies Available For Grant County Families
Does your family need help getting school supplies this year? The Grant County Christian Service Council will hold its annual Back-to-School event on Tuesday, August 10.  The drive-thru event will be held at the Grant County4-H grounds from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Parents will drive up to the... Read more