December 7 is Deadline to Return FSA County Election Ballots
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) mailed ballots for the Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committee elections to eligible farmers and ranchers across the country. To be counted, ballots must be returned to the local FSA county office or postmarked by December 7. Elected county committee members serve a... Read more
Linda’s Fashions Celebrates 40 Years in The Milbank Mall
If you are old enough, think back to what you were wearing on December 1, 1980. If not, you’ll need to rely on Netflix to envision the shoulder pads and glitzy fabrics on Dynasty or the ripped sweatshirts Madonna made popular on MTV at that time. It’s more likely... Read more
MHS Oral Interp Team Crowned Regional Champions
The Milbank Oral Interp team took first place at Regions. Natasha Karels, coach for the team, says, “All seven of our entries qualified for State!”  Karels says, “They had to place in the top half of their category to qualify.  Hailey Hupke and Peyten Wiese placed first in Duo with 1s from all three judges. Wiese also placed first in Non-Original... Read more
Governor Declares Max Gonzenbach Day in South Dakota
South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem declared Friday, November 20, 2020, as Max Gonzenbach Day.  Gonzenbach was honored for more than 61 years of service as an employee, owner, and board member of Valley Queen Cheese in Milbank. He now sits on the board as an observer. Gonzenbach began working... Read more
Dan Snaza Named Principal of the Year
MHS Principal Dan Snaza has been selected as the Region 1 Principal of the Year by the Northeast Area Principals.  Snaza is now eligible to compete at the next level. Snaza, who has been the Milbank High School principal for seventeen years, is also a graduate of MHS. He... Read more
Local Law Enforcement Officers Collect Warm Clothing for Residents in Need
The South Dakota Highway Patrol, the Grant County Sheriff’s Office, and the Milbank Police Department held a Socktober collect-athon to gather outerwear for local residents in need. Corey Hooth officer of the Milbank Police Department said, “34 jackets and sweatshirts, 89 hats, 67 pairs of gloves or mittens, and... Read more
Hartman’s Family Foods Raises $1200 for Combined Appeal
Here’s the latest “in-cider” news from Combined “Ap-peel”:  Bob Hartman of Hartman’s Family Foods presented Craig Wellnitz with a check for $1200. This is the fifth year, the grocery store has held its gourmet caramel apple fundraiser and donated 100 percent of the proceeds to The Grant County Combined Appeal.  Read more
Local Law Enforcement Officers Collect Warm Clothing for Residents in Need
The South Dakota Highway Patrol, the Grant County Sheriff’s Office, and the Milbank Police Department held a Socktober collect-athon to gather outerwear for local residents in need. Corey Hooth officer of the Milbank Police Department said, “34 jackets and sweatshirts, 89 hats, 67 pairs of gloves or mittens, and... Read more
Sophomore Debaters Win Second Place in Sioux Falls Tournament
According to MHS debate coach, Kathy Tyler, all four debate teams attended virtual tournaments last week. Tyler says, “Speaker points were outstanding for all our debaters.” The sophomore team of Max Lightfield and Aiden Ludvigson competed in the Sioux Falls Roosevelt Tournament on November 13 and November 14. Competitors... Read more
Novice Debate and Oral Interp Teams Compete Virtually
Three novice debate teams have started their 2020 season. All tournaments are held via Zoom.  Coach Kathy Tyler says, “The advantage of this is the teams are able to attend more novice tournaments, including tournaments just for novice teams that are put on by larger schools.”  This year’s topic is:... Read more