Fowl Play at the White House? Still Time to Vote for Peas or Carrots!
What’s on the menu this Thanksgiving at the White House? Not Peas and Carrots! Peas and Carrots are the two South Dakota turkeys hoping to win a presidential pardon tomorrow and avoid ending up on the Trump family’s Thanksgiving table. True to its Washington roots, the annual tradition of... Read more
Shayne Ayres Hired as New CFO at Ortonville Area Health Services
Shane Ayres has been hired as the new Chief Financial Officer at Ortonville Area Health Services (OAHS). Ayres had been employed as the CFO at Sanford Wheaton Medical Center in Wheaton, Minnesota since 2007. His professional life also includes five years as the city administrator for Faith, South Dakota,... Read more
MHS Oral Interp Team Punches Ticket to State
The MHS Oral Interp Team won the Class A Oral Interp Regions on Tuesday, November 13. According to Coach Natasha Karels, “All of our competitors qualified for State; they each had to place in the top three to qualify in their event.” The state competition will be held in... Read more
Special Olympics Bowlers Win at State Meet
The Milbank Area Special Olympics team competed in the State Bowling Tournament in Aberdeen on November 2. Mackenzie Wittrock, Trevor Lacek, and Daniel VanDover each took home first place. Briar Zuraff and Devin Pollock earned second place finishes. Chris Stodolski took fifth place and Jacob O’Donnell received an eighth... Read more
Oral Interp Team Takes Second Place in Sioux Falls
The Milbank Oral Interp Team earned second place at the Washington Warrior Tournament in Sioux Falls on November 9. Sioux Falls Christian took first. Individually, Lars Andersen and Hope Osborn placed third out of 21 entries in the Duo division. Caitlin Kroemer placed fourth in a field of 40... Read more
MHS Musicians Attend First NSU Instrumental Day
Twenty-eight MHS band students participated in the 1st Annual NSU Instrumental Day. The culminating concert was held at the Johnson Fine Arts Center on the campus of Northern State University on November 7. Instructors included: flute-Mrs. Deb Rausch; clarinet-Dr. Audrey Miller; saxophone-Mr. Fritz Hemke; trumpet-Dr. Grant Manhart and Dr.... Read more
Final Decision Made on Elementary School Location by Milbank School Board
The Milbank School Board met tonight, Monday, November 12, to determine the location of the new Milbank elementary school. The motion passed to move forward with the North Site-Legion Field location. Keep up with The Valley Express for complete details. Read more
Claire Mischel Crowned Milbank Snow Queen 2019
The Valley Express sponsored an evening of glitz and glamour Saturday night at the annual Milbank Snow Queen Festival. Claire Mischel was crowned the new 2019 Miss Milbank. She is the daughter of Jason and Heidi Mischel. Claire was sponsored by Valley Queen Cheese Factory, Mirror Perfections, and Linda’s... Read more
Miss Milbank to be Crowned Saturday
Ten girls take the stage this Saturday night during the annual Snow Queen Festival. The winner of the contest will be crowned Miss Milbank along with receiving a $500 scholarship. Two scholarships of $250 and $150 will be awarded to the first runner-up and second runner-up, respectively. The Valley... Read more
Grand Stay Hotel Opened Today in Milbank
You’ll have a “grand stay” at the New Grand Stay Hotel in Milbank. The hotel which opened today, November 8, is located at the edge of Milbank on Highway 15. The Grand Stay provides 46 rooms, an indoor pool, and a hot tub, It also features ample parking, a... Read more