St. Lawrence Fifth Grade Students Graduate From the D.A.R.E. Program
Eleven fifth grade students from St. Lawrence School graduated from the D.A.R.E. program following a semester-long learning process. A final ceremony was conducted Friday, December 18, in the school gymnasium. Those completing the program included Zander Bowsell, Marianna Fonder, Laney Forrette, Madisen Frerichs, Aiden Ludvigson, Nathan Pillatzki, Nadia Schneck,... Read more
Free Christmas Day Dinner For All
The 13th annual Free Christmas Day Dinner will be held at the Parkview United Methodist Church in Milbank. Everyone is welcome for holiday cheer, fellowship, and food. No reservations are required. The celebration begins at 11:00 a.m. on Christmas Day, Friday, December 25 and continues until 1:00 p.m. The traditional Christmas... Read more
BREAKING: Major Changes To Farley Fest In 2016
The Valley Express is announcing breaking news related to changes with the traditional Farley Fest weekend. Connie Larson and the Milbank Chamber Board have designed a fun filled upcoming summer for people of all ages. In years past, Farley Fest has had events packed into one weekend. This year, the board... Read more
Milbank Debate Teams Earn Awards in Fargo,ND
Back row, left to right, Brianna Schreurs, Macie Redmond, Rebekah Tuchscherer, Connor Lightfield, Claire Mischel, Jessica Fenhaus, Makayla Johnson and Abby Weber. Front row, assistant coach Laura Maag, Nathan Loutsch, Cat Rego, Kimberlly Aburto, Callie Bolin and head coach Natasha Hartman. The Milbank High School debate team traveled to... Read more
The Milbank Board of Education met in regular session Monday, December 14. Superintendent Tim Graf reported on the upcoming 2016 legislative session and its probable results. Graf informed the group that Governor Dennis Dauguaard announced during his budget address last week that a .3% increase for education was proposed although... Read more
The Milbank City Council met Monday, December 14, for its regular monthly meeting. Two consent agenda items were approved. These items require little or no deliberation by the council. The group approved the engineering agreement with Banner Associates, Inc. for Phase 2 reconstruction of Fourth Street from Park Avenue... Read more
Transportation Plan Adopted By County Commissioners
The Grant County Commissioners voted to adopt the five-year Highway and Bridge Improvement Plan. The approval came at the Commissioner’s regular meeting last week at the courthouse. For Grant County to receive funds from the South Dakota Department of Transportation Local Bridge and Improvement Grant Fund, consent of the... Read more
Jamie Mundwiler to Intern for SD Senate
Jamie Mundwiler has been selected as a student intern for the South Dakota Senate for the 2016 Legislative Session in Pierre. Jamie, a freshman at South Dakota State University, was selected following an application and interview process. Applicants were selected for the intern program based upon academic competence, work... Read more
Hurley Winter Park Offers New Spin on Skating
Hurley Winter Park in Milbank will come to life this winter thanks, in part, to community initiative. The park, which is owned by the City of Milbank, will be expanded to increase its winter fun quotient. The city has flooded the rink and it’s ready for skaters. It has added benches for... Read more
Benefit Dinner for Wayde Fraasch Family
A ham dinner and silent auction benefit will be held Sunday, December 6, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in support of Wayde Fraasch and his family. The event will take place at the Speedway in Milbank. Wayde was recently diagnosed with brain cancer and his family has incurred unusual medical costs... Read more