Dr. Amanda (Maas) McMahon Joins Ortonville Area Health Services
Amanda McMahon, MD has joined Ortonville Area Health Services at the Northside Medical Clinic. She begins seeing patients in January. “We are excited to welcome Dr. McMahon to the provider group and medical team here at OAHS,” said clinic director Liz Sorenson. “She has a strong passion and understanding... Read more
2019-2020 Debate Season Set in Motion
The MHS debate team opened their 2019-2020 season by competing in two tournaments. The public forum team, which includes freshmen Max Lightfield and Aiden Ludvigson, competed in the first tournament of their careers at the Brookings Novice Debate Tournament on November 5. The duo won two rounds and lost... Read more
Korbin Leddy Attends World Food Prize Global Youth Institute
MHS sophomore Korbin Leddy attended the World Food Prize Global Youth Institute (GYI) from October 16-19 in Des Moines, Iowa. Over 200 youth from 26 US states and 10 other countries met during the Norman E. Borlaug International Symposium. The symposium drew 1,000 people from 50 countries to discuss... Read more
Special Olympics Bowlers Win Top Places at State
The South Dakota State Special Olympics Bowling Tournament was held Friday, November 8 in Aberdeen with 32 teams competing. Milbank bowlers Devin Pollock, Trevor Lacek, and Cody Wellnitz each captured first place. Hannah Henrich, April Gillette, and Briar Zuraff each earned a runner-up spot. Libby Hendricks placed third. Makenzie... Read more
Amy Thue Receives True Friend of Education Award
Amy Thue has been selected as the 2019 recipient of the True Friend of Education Award. The Milbank Education Association (MEA) recognized Amy and Whimsy on Main – the business she co-owns with her sister Sara- for promoting a love of reading. They also noted Amy’s service as a... Read more
Milbank Boy Scouts Donate 3000 Pounds of Potatoes to the Community
Milbank Boy Scout Troop 45 completed their annual Potato Project on Monday, November 4. The troop harvested and delivered nearly 3,000 pounds of potatoes for use in the community. The potatoes are donated by Warren and Eloise Falk and grown on the Falk farm. The scouts also bag the... Read more
Milbank Middle School Honor Roll
Milbank Middle School has named students to the first quarter honor roll of the 2019-2020 school year.            Grade 8 Distinction 3.800 or higher GPA James Batchelor Lilly Dreis Nicholas Fonder Aubrey Fraasch Trey Gloe Jayden Johnson Josh Keeton Kaitlyn Krause Maggie Kruger Victoria Nelson... Read more
Amy Nelson Crowned Miss Milbank 2020
The Valley Express sponsored an evening of glitz and glamour Saturday night at the annual Milbank Snow Queen Festival. Amy Nelson was crowned the new 2020 Miss Milbank. She is the daughter of Brad and Sara Nelson. Amy was sponsored by Ottertail Power Company, Avantra Milbank, and Twin Valley... Read more
Suns of The West to Perform at Milbank Snow Queen Festival This Saturday
You might experience de´ja´vu this Saturday night at the Milbank Snow Queen Festival. Two members of the musical entertainment -The Suns of the West – made their musical debut at Milbank Snow Queen Festival (Contest) in 1965. The duo won the junior division of the talent show that night.... Read more
Miss Milbank Crowned This Saturday Night
Eleven MHS senior girls take the stage on Saturday, November 9 for Milbank’s 56th Annual Snow Queen Festival. The winner will be crowned Miss Milbank 2020 and receive a $500 scholarship. The first runner-up receives a $250 scholarship and the second runner-up receives a $150 scholarship provided by The... Read more