School Board Sets Public Meeting for Input on School Site Selection
The Milbank School District Board of Education met in regular session on Monday, October 8. Site selection, including soil sampling, is the next step in the project to build a new elementary school in Milbank to replace Koch School The board set Monday, October 29, as the date for... Read more
Milbank Teen Dies in Car Accident
A 16-year-old was killed after falling from a moving vehicle near Milbank. Names of the victim and the people involved are not being released pending notification of the families. The young man was first taken by ambulance to the Milbank hospital, and then airlifted to a Sioux Falls hospital... Read more
Grant County To Install Purple Heart Road Signs
If you live in Grant County, you know it has heart. But, did you know it now has a purple heart? Grant County is home to over 543 veterans and has been dubbed a Purple Heart County. The road signs have just arrived and will be posted at entrances... Read more
Milbank Snow Queen Contest Offers Senior Girls Scholarship Money
All local senior girls are invited to experience the tradition of the Milbank Snow Queen contest. The event, held November 10, will be the second Festival sponsored by The Valley Express. “The Snow Queen Festival is a chance for all senior girls to take center stage and create lasting... Read more
Nationwide Emergency Messages to be Sent to Cell Phones Today – October 3
Bat Mobile Wireless in Milbank reminds all their customers and other cell phone users this is only a test! Today, October 3, you will receive a text message with the heading Presidential Alert. FEMA, in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission, will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency... Read more
Milbank Chamber Board Members Announced
Speedway Event Center was the location of the annual Milbank Area Chamber Of Commerce meeting on Thursday September 27. The board members for 2018-2019 are, back row, left to right, Laurie Folk, membership/finance director, Stacy Anderson, Travis Lester, Nick Sipe, Jessica Strobl and Dawn Vander Wal. Front, Alesia Christensen,... Read more
Jace Rein Nets Blue Gill
It’s a Keeper! Jace Rein caught this beautiful 9 1/2 inch Blue Gill on Big Stone Lake. Jace is automatically entered in the Jimmy Gesswein Reel Fisherman Contest. Send in your photo to enter, too. Along with bragging rights, each winner takes home a new lure. To be eligible,... Read more
Books and Brownies After School at Big Stone Library
Kids are invited to Books and Brownies at the Big Stone Library on October 1, after school from 3:30 p.m. until 5 p.m. The supervised reading event is open only to second-graders graders through fifth-graders and will be led by Carol Tyler, a retired teacher, and librarian Janelle Kelly.... Read more
Eat Ice Cream at School and Pizza Thursday Night to Benefit Tye Schaffer
The Whetstone Valley Youth Football (WVYF) will host a fundraiser on Thursday, September 27, following practice as a benefit for Tye Schaffer. Get two slices of pizza for just $5! Also, all area schools will be selling ice cream sandwiches for $1 on Thursday. All proceeds go to Tye... Read more
The Way West Chapter of ABATE Makes Run for Kids’ Toys
Only one group likes their toys better than bikers. Kids! Join the Way West Chapter of ABATE of Minnesota when they make their run on September 29, so no kid goes without a toy this Christmas. Registration starts at 10 a.m. on Saturday, September 29, at the checkered flag... Read more