Governor Noem to Visit Milbank on Thursday
South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem will visit Milbank on Thursday, May 19. Noem will hold a Town Hall Meeting at The Bank at 2:30 p.m.  The governor also plans to speak during the groundbreaking ceremony hosted by Valley Queen to commemorate the company’s $195 million expansion. Noem, along with... Read more
Milbank Fire Department Responds to Burning Tractor
The Milbank Fire and Rescue Department was dispatched to a tractor fire at the corner of 148th Street and 471st Avenue on Wednesday, May 11, at approximately 3 p.m. According to Fire Chief David Giesen, “Upon arrival, firefighters found the Case tractor fully engulfed. Firemen used water and foam... Read more
Milbank High School Music Department Presents Awards
The Milbank High School band and choirs held an awards presentation ceremony on May 10. Hattie Muellenbach was the 2021- 2022 recipient of the John Phillip Sousa Award. The award, which originated in 1954, is the most prestigious award given to high school band students who demonstrate musicianship, leadership, dependability, and... Read more
Community Leaders Donate $5000 to Send HOSA Students to International Conference
Jim Gesswein and Daryl Halvorson presented checks from the Milbank Hospital Foundation and Milbank Kiwanis to help defray the travel expenses of five MHS students who plan to attend HOSA’s International Leadership Conference in Nashville, Tennessee, from June 21-26. Gesswein represented the hospital foundation board in presenting their donation of $2500,... Read more
WVEC Restores Power to 2,440 Customers After Storm
Dave Page, general manager of Whetstone Valley Electric Cooperative said, “Crews worked late into the evening Thursday and continued on Friday to restore power to cooperative members in rural Grant and Roberts counties after strong winds caused damage throughout the service territory. Many power lines were damaged by falling... Read more
VanVoorens and Second Graders Make Cupcakes
Students in Mrs. Robin Patnoe’s second-grade class at Milbank Elementary welcomed MPD’s police chief, Boyd VanVooren, as their Junior Achievement teacher. Junior Achievement is a program taught by local community members.  The second graders were focused on communities, businesses, and goods and services. One of their activities was to create a cupcake. The kids drew a picture and described their cupcake in writing. They wrote about the cake’s flavor, filling, frosting, and topping.  ... Read more
Bulldog Netters Gear Up for State Tournament
On Friday, May 6, the Bulldogs’ tennis team traveled to the Pierre Invitational. Eight teams competed.  In the consolation championship, Will Snaza claimed fifth place, and Charles Whitesitt took sixth place. In doubles play, Isaiah Korstjens and Snaza earned fourth place and Whitsitt and Gregory Grabow took sixth. Rapid City... Read more
Karels and Osowski Selected to Speak at MHS Graduation
The Milbank High School graduation ceremony will be held on Sunday, May 15, at 2 p.m. in the Milbank National Guard Armory. The class of 2022 has chosen the calla lily as the class flower and maroon and gold as their colors. The motto is “There’s not much I... Read more
Milbank Educational Foundation Presents 2022 Scholarship Winners
The Milbank Educational Foundation held its annual awards banquet on Thursday, May 5, at the American Lutheran Church. Susan Leddy,  president of the foundation, and Jeff Jones, vice president, served as emcees. The foundation was started in 1986, and it has awarded over 700 scholarships and disbursed $2,910,250. Other members... Read more
State FFA Yields Multiple Awards for Milbank FFA Members
The 94th Annual South Dakota FFA Convention was held April 24-26 at South Dakota State University in Brookings. The Milbank FFA Chapter sent 30 FFA members to compete. Natalie Meyer was awarded a $500 FFA Washington Leadership Conference Scholarship.Isaac Sousa received a $500 Northland Ford Scholarship, and Korbin Leddy earned a $750... Read more