Grant and Frerichs Take First at Fargo Debate Tournament
Qualon Grant and Rylen Frerichs, members of Milbank’s Junior Varsity Public Forum debate team, placed first in the Fargo Davies Debate Tournament held December 3 in Fargo, North Dakota.  Coach Kathy Tyler said, “Grant and Frerichs won all seven of their rounds in the B division which had 42 teams, all... Read more
Milbank Oral Interp Team Wins a Team Excellence Award at State
The MHS oral interp team claimed a Team Excellence Award at the 113th Annual South Dakota Oral Interpretation Festival held December 2-3 in Mitchell. According to Milbank’s head coach, Natasha Karels, a Class A school must earn at least two Superior awards at the festival to receive this award. Our team had five... Read more
Sheriff Owen Releases Details in Death of Ortonville Woman
Grant County Sheriff Kevin Owen released the details surrounding the death of 59-year-old Kellie Ann Thielke of Ortonville, Minnesota. According to Owen, it appears the vehicle Thielke was driving went off the road into the ditch near 479th Avenue and 147th Street in Grant County near the city of Milbank in the early morning hours of... Read more
Police Chief Boyd VanVooren to Retire After 28-Year Career
Dollars to donuts, if you live in Milbank, you’ve crossed paths with Boyd VanVooren. VanVooren has served as the Chief of Police in Milbank for 13 years. He recently decided to hang up his hat and take off his badge after a 28-year career as a police officer. His... Read more
Barlund and Leddy Vie For County Committee Seat
Producers and landowners must return their FSA county election ballots to the Grant County Farm Service Administration (FSA) office or have their ballots postmarked by December 5, 2022, in order for their votes to be counted.   To be eligible to vote, a producer must participate or cooperate in an FSA program. A cooperating... Read more
Milbank  Wrestlers Host First Match With New Coaches and New Rules
Milbank’s wrestling season starts with the Battle of the Bulldogs this Thursday, December 1 at 6:30 p.m. at the Milbank Armory.  It’s a new season with a new head coach, a new assistant coach, and new ways of dealing with weight classes. Josh Schmeichel, the new head coach for... Read more
Bulldogs Win Class A McGovern Tournament
The MHS speech and debate teams won the 30th Annual McGovern Tournament ‘A’ Division Sweepstakes held November 18-19. Mitchell hosted the tournament for 422 students from 25 schools.  Debate coach, Kathy Tyler, said, “Max Schuelke brought home the first-place honors in Novice Lincoln-Douglas Debate  Shane Spiering and Qualon Grant... Read more
Milbank Oral Interp Team Heads to State
The MHS oral interp team is headed to State. The festival takes place in Mitchell on Friday and Saturday, December 2-3. Coach Natasha Karels said, “The Bulldogs earned second place at the regional tournament. They finished just six points behind the winner, Great Plains Lutheran. According to Karels, only... Read more
MHS Football Players Earn National, State, Conference, and Team Awards
Brian Allmendinger, head coach of the Milbank Bulldogs football team, announced the end-of-the-season awards earned by members of the team.All-Conference Awards: Eli Johnson – NEC All-Conference and Offense Player of the Year Jayden Johnson – NEC All-Conference and Special Teams Player of the YearAidan Foell – NEC All-Conference and... Read more
Tice Mursu Earns National Burlsworth Character Award
Tice Mursu, a senior at MHS and a member of the 2022 Bulldogs football team, was chosen for a Burlsworth Character Award. The honor is a national award recognizing sportsmanship and character in high school football. The Burlsworth Award organization says, “It’s simple. Our nation needs to place a... Read more