Jim Gesswein Announces the Sale of Gesswein Motors
Jim Gesswein, longtime owner of Gesswein Motors in Milbank, announced he has sold the business to Kelly Krausz of Aberdeen. Krausz, a native of Lemmon, owns and operates AutoMaxx in Aberdeen.  Krausz and co-owner, Josh Kraft, opened AutoMaxx of Aberdeen in the fall of 2018. AutoMaxx, located just east... Read more
New Location Announced for Milbank Food Giveaway
The Grant County Christian Service Council (GCCSC) is once again coordinating with Feeding South Dakota for the last Food Giveaway of the year on Wednesday, October 20, in Milbank. Because of the construction at the Grant County 4-H grounds, the location has been changed. The Food Giveaway will be... Read more
Laurie Batchelor Inducted Into Hall of Fame
In the Batchelor family — If you’ll pardon the pun — runners run in the family.  At MHS, Nick, James, and Ashlynn Batchelor are some of the top athletes on the cross country team. Their hard work and dedication are obvious, but maybe their secret is good genes.  Their... Read more
Leddy Chosen as Finalist for National FFA Agriscience Fair
Milbank FFA member and MHS senior Korbin Leddy earned recognition as a national finalist in the 2021 National FFA Agriscience Fair. Leddy was recognized for his research studying the impact of COVID-19 on students’ post-secondary education plans.  Leddy conducted a survey in the spring of 2021 to gauge if the global issue had altered students future educational plans. For... Read more
FFA Judging Team Attends World Dairy Expo
The Milbank FFA Chapter’s dairy cattle judging team attended the World Dairy Expo and competed in the dairy cattle judging career development event on September 29, in Madison, Wisconsin. MHS team members included Keara Van Hoorn and Cassidy and Brooke Schwagel. Kylene Bowen also participated in the practice round... Read more
Milbank FFA Range Team Places Second at State
Dylan Sonon-Bohn, Grace Weston, Kynlee Speidel and Luis Berrones — all members of the Milbank Ag Ed-FFA Chapter range team — placed second in the Northeast Range Career Development event on September 29 in Webster. Braedin Stricherz and Isaac Perez Montes also placed in the range event. In the range management... Read more
MHS Coaches Recognized During National Coaches Day
Today, October 6, is National Coaches Day. Studies have shown coaches are like cars. They come in a variety of sizes, shapes, and colors. Some are loud; some are quiet. They both come with bells and whistles. After you so spend many hours with one, you get to know their personality and... Read more
Governor Noem Appoints Brian Sandvig to Technical Education Board
Governor Kristi Noem has appointed Brian Sandvig and Joy Nelson to the South Dakota Board of Technical Education. Sandvig will replace the late Bob Faehn and will serve the remainder of Faehn’s term.  Nelson will replace Ed Mallett effective November 1, 2021. “South Dakota’s technical colleges are among the very best in America thanks... Read more
Kadence Rausch-Frank Earns Superior Plus at Milbank Invitational
Milbank hosted their first oral interp invitational of the 2021 season on Monday, October 4. Natasha Karels, head coach for the Bulldogs, says 12 schools attended with a total of 100 entries.  Bulldog Kadence Rausch-Frank earned a Superior Plus in the poetry division. Coach Karels says, “This is the highest... Read more
Milbank Firefighters Called to Marvin
On Tuesday, September 28, the Milbank Fire and Rescue Department were dispatched to an emergency call on Main Street in Marvin. Firefighters arrived to find a downed power line. Milbank’s Fire Chief, Kevin Schuelke, said, “Hazards associated with power lines touching the ground include arcing, the grass catching fire,... Read more