Sneak Peek Inside Leddy’s Future Coffee House
Mark and Susan Leddy have purchased the former First National Bank building on Main Street in Milbank. The sale closed on February 8 and demolition and remodeling has begun. The couple plans to open a cosmopolitan-style coffee house this June. The business will also feature Amy’s Sweet Treats and... Read more
Johanna Fischer Rehired as Milbank School Nurse
Johanna Fischer will return to Milbank High School and Milbank Middle School on a part-time basis as the school nurse, health careers teacher, and HOSA coordinator. The transition is expected to go smoothly as Fischer previously held this position.  Fischer said she was excited to return. “I feel like I... Read more
Maurina Street – The Valley Express MVP
MHS sophomore Maurina Street is The Valley Express Most Valuable Player for Winter Sports 2021 for the week of February 22-27. Maurina is a five-foot-ten forward on the Lady Bulldogs basketball team. Last week, Maurina lit up the scoreboard for the Lady Bulldogs, when they upset the Groton Tigers 46-43 in... Read more
MHS Choir Members Perform in Region III Music Contest
The MHS Choir presented 72 members, including 31 vocal soloists, during the 2021 Region III Solo and Ensemble Music Contest on February 24.   Solo performances were based on the following criteria: tone, intonation, accuracy, interpretation, vocal technique and performance factors such as literature choice and professional conduct.  Ensemble groups... Read more
Jim Hadorn Inducted Into South Dakota Hall of Fame
Jim Hadorn, former Milbank High School teacher, athletic director, and head wrestling coach, was inducted into the South Dakota Wrestling Coaches Association Hall of Fame. The ceremony took place during the 2021 South Dakota State Wrestling Tournament in Rapid City on Saturday, February 27. He was surrounded by his family, friends,... Read more
Wiese and Schuchard Take First in KC Free Throw Contest
Jaxson Wiese and Sophia Schuchard, both of Milbank, captured first place in their respective age group at the regional Knights of Columbus free throw contest. The annual event was held in Watertown on Saturday, February 13. Wiese, son of Scott and Andrea Wiese, made 21-of-25 free throws to win... Read more
Regional Solo and Ensemble Contest Results Announced
The Region III Solo and Ensemble Contest was held at Milbank High School on February 24. It featured 117 MHS band members in 39 solos and 12 ensembles.  All performances were based on the following critera:  tone, intonation, rhythm, interpretation/musicianship, technique, and other performance factors. The musicians from Milbank... Read more
Once a Week Garbage Collection Starts March 9 in Milbank
Did you find a bright green trash cart on your curb today? It means you are a customer of Waste Management, the Minnesota company licensed by the City of Milbank to haul away your garbage. Today, March 1, marks the beginning of Milbank’s transition to an automated garbage system.From... Read more
MHS Teams Earn Academic All-State Awards
Ten Milbank High School teams earned academic all-state honors during their fall season from the South Dakota High School Activities Association. To qualify for this award, a team must have a grade point average of 3.0 or greater. The  teams include: Oral InterpretationVolleyballAll-State ChorusAll-State OrchestraBoys Cross CountryGirls Cross CountryBoys GolfFootball CheerleadersFootballGirls... Read more
Karels Siblings Selected for 2021 All State Band
The 71st Annual South Dakota All-State Band will be held at the Mitchell Performing Arts Center in Mitchell on March 26-27. William and Hope Karels, children of Jason and Susan Karels, were selected to represent MHS.  William, a junior, was one of of 12 tubas chosen, and Hope, a... Read more