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
Light Up the Night at the Annual Milbank Parade
Everyone is encouraged to join the 2020 Parade of Lights this Saturday, November 28. Are you a business? An organization? Or just an individual who wants to spread some cheer?  Everyone is welcome! No need to register, just line up behind the Grant County Courthouse at 5 p.m. Your... Read more
Lane Lindquist Celebrates 60th Birthday Today
Happy 60th birthday to Lane Lindquist today! Lane has been a fixture in the community, having led a career as a respected teacher and coach at Milbank High School for 28 years. In December 2018, his time in the halls of MHS was cut short after he was diagnosed... 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
Milbank Third Grade Students Write Letters to Park Place Residents
The third grade students in Mrs. Jena Schulte’s class wrote letters to the residents of Park Place Assisted Living Center in Milbank. Their intent was to help lift their spirits during the COVID-19 pandemic.  “It was great letter writing practice,” stated Schulte. “Each student also created a picture for the residents... 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
MHS Tennis Team Holds Awards Banquet
The Lady Bulldogs tennis team capped its 2020 season with an awards banquet on Thursday, November 12, at the high school.  Head coach Abbey Trapp presented Halli Essington and Jenna Johnson with senior awards for their contributions and years of dedication.  Essington was named the most dedicated player, and Johnson was... 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