Berry and Schwenn Chosen as Homecoming 2021 Royalty
Tatum Berry was chosen as the 2021 MHS Homecoming Queen at Coronation tonight, Monday, September 20. Tatum is the daughter of  Annie and Travis Berry. Bennett Schwenn was chosen as the Homecoming King. Bennett is the son of Miriam and Rick Schwenn. The pair will reign over the 2021 Homecoming festivities this week, including the annual Homecoming Parade on Friday afternoon just before the Bulldogs take on... Read more
Milbank Fire Department Quickly Controls Blaze at Gesswein Motors
Fire broke out at Gesswein Motors in Milbank on Saturday night, September 18. The Milbank Fire and Rescue Department arrived at the scene at 804 South Dakota Street on Highway 15 just after the call came in at 8:11 p.m. Milbank Fire Chief Kevin Schuelke said, “We found a storage... Read more
2021 MHS Homecoming Plans Set– King and Queen Candidates Chosen
MHS will celebrate 2021 Homecoming week from September 20-24. A full slate of events has been planned around the theme Disney Movies. Class float themes include: Seniors – The Avengers Juniors – Toy Story Sophomores – Pirates of the Caribbean Freshman – Cars Monday, September 20 Dress up theme – Roll out of Bed DayHomecoming buttons go on sale for... Read more
Weather and Fire Reports in Grant County
Milbank Fire Chief Kevin Schuelke, who is also head of Grant County Emergency Management Service, reports storm cells that passed through Grant County during the weekend of August 27-29 brought winds that registered 70 mph. at the South Dakota Department of Transportation station northeast of Milbank. According to Schuelke,... Read more
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