Storm Ignites Fires in Milbank
The Milbank Fire and Rescue Department was busy last night, Tuesday, June 13. The unit responded to several calls due to the storm that moved through the area with rain and high winds. “We knew it was going to be a busy night,” stated Fire Chief Kevin Schuelke. “Prior... Read more
$132,000 Raised at The Annual Cancer Walk
It Only Takes A Spark Cancer Walk hosted another successful event on Friday, June 9. The organization has raised approximately $132,000 since August 1, 2016, in celebration of its 20th year. The 2017 walk was cut short by high winds, but attendees nevertheless enjoyed live music, great food, games,... Read more
VIDEO: Downed Power Line Leads to Fire/Explosions in Milbank
A downed power line due to this evening’s storm has led to a fire and multiple explosions on Drake Avenue in Milbank. Check The Valley Express for a full report on this fire and more storm damage as details unfold! Video Provided Courtesy of Josh Hoeke. Read more
Jeff Loutsch Named Scoutmaster of the Year
Scoutmaster Jeff Loutsch of Milbank received the Scoutmaster of the Year Award for the Northstar District in the Sioux Council. Loutsch has been the Scoutmaster of Troop 45 for five years. Loutsch also served as the Assistant Scoutmaster, Cub Master, Assistant Cubmaster, Den Leader, and Assistant Den Leader. His... Read more
The Valley Express Takes Over The Milbank Snow Queen Festival
The Milbank Lions Club is pleased to announce they have passed the Milbank Snow Queen Festival crown to The Valley Express. This November, The Valley Express will stage the 2018 Snow Queen Festival, which has been an institution in Milbank since 1963. Kathy Ward, co-owner of The Valley Express... Read more
Downtown Tuesdays To Include Farmers Market and Family Fun
The Milbank Area Chamber of Commerce plans to host Downtown Tuesdays on Main Street in Milbank this summer. “We invite the community each week for a fun, social event for the entire family,” stated Milbank Area Chamber Events Director Laura Kelly. Downtown Tuesdays begin June 13 from 4 to... Read more
Ronald Milbank to Make 2,000-Mile Trip to Namesake
Ronald Milbank of Reno, Nevada, has circled Milbank, South Dakota on his map. He plans a 10-day-3,435 mile round trip pilgrimage to his namesake. Besides seeing the world and feeling the wind in his hair, his trip includes several goals. One of those is to entice everyone to circle... Read more
New Provider Joins Ortonville Area Health Services
Ortonville Area Health Services (OAHS) is pleased to announce that Twila Mursu, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP)  will be joining the medical team at  Northside Medical Clinic and will begin seeing patients in September 2017. “We are very excited that Twila is joining our clinic medical staff team... Read more
POET Stages Active Shooter Exercise
POET Biorefining staged a full-scale emergency exercise on June 2, at its facility in Big Stone.  The exercise included a hazmat spill and an active shooter. The Grant County Sheriff’s Department, Grant County Emergency Management, Big Stone City Police Department, Big Stone Fire, Big Stone County Emergency Management, Grant... Read more
Gesswein Motors Continues Tradition
If you got your driver’s license in the last 37 years by attending driver’s education classes from the Milbank school, you can thank Jim Gesswein. Gesswein Motors has donated cars to the summer driver’s education program for almost four decades and continues the tradition this summer. “It’s my pleasure... Read more