July 4th Activities Planned at Lake Farley Park
The annual 4th of July fireworks display begins at dusk at Lake Farley Park in Milbank. Have a family? Come early and stay late! The Milbank Area Chamber of a Commerce has created a star-studded list of family friendly activities. Festivities begin with the ever-popular kids fishing tournament. Registration... Read more
Summer Camp Teaches Milbank Students English
The Third Annual English as a Second Language (ESL) Summer Camp was held from June 10-14 in Milbank. Christine Townsend, director and lead teacher of the camp, says the camps are open to kindergarteners through eighth graders and the number of participating students has doubled. She says,”With the growing... Read more
Free Summer Lunch Program for Youth Extends Hours
Effective immediately, the summer lunch program at Koch school in Milbank will extend their serving time from 11:15 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Monday through Friday. All children 18 and under eat free. “The new hours are in response to increased attendance, as over 200 children are being served each... Read more
Most Firemen Represented by Milbank at State Fire School
Milbank Fire and Rescue Chief Kevin Schuelke reports 11 members, including five officers, attended the South Dakota State Fire School in Mitchell on June 6 through June 8. The Milbank department had the distinction of the most attendees from any city in the state. Schuelke says, “It’s good to... Read more
Surprise Retirement Party Held for Jean Graf
A surprise party to honor Jean Graf on her retirement from St, Lawrence School was held Wednesday, June 19, from 5-7 p.m. at Speedway in Milbank. The 480 students she taught during her 21-year tenure at the Catholic grade school and their families were all invited. Jean (Hartman) and... Read more
Kelli Hoff Joins Milbank Chamber Office
Kelli Hoff has joined the Milbank Area Chamber of Commerce office as an assistant to the director Laurie Folk. The position is part time and temporary for the summer. This arrangement suits Kelli perfectly as during the school year she is a special education teacher at Koch School. She... Read more
Nicole Morton Wins The Valley Express Father’s Day Prize
Congratulations to Nicole Morton of Milbank! Nicole is the winner of The Valley Express Father’s Day Giveaway! Nicole and her daughters – age 2 and 7- took home an Island of Relaxation, for dad Jesse Morton. Nicole says the gift will be a big surprise for Jesse. Look for... Read more
Upton and Schwandt Re-elected to Milbank School Board
Tracy Upton and Dick Schwandt were reelected to their positions on the Milbank School District Board of Education at the election on June 4. Upton received 253 votes; Schwandt, 200; and Eric Strobl 121. Just 6.64 percent (307), of the 4,623 eligible voters exercised their right to cast a... Read more
Deadline Approaching for Grant County Combined Appeal Applications
If your charitable organization plans to request funds from Grant County Combined Appeal, you have until Monday, June 24, to file your application. According to Craig Wellnitz, finance director of the Milbank Community Foundation, applications were mailed in late May. All organizations applying for funds will be called for... Read more
Schedule of Events, Camps & Basket Items for Milbank Cancer Walk This Friday
The 22nd Annual It Only Takes a Spark Cancer Walk went the extra mile this year to bring you a winning roster of activities, food, and prizes. It all starts this Friday, June 14 at 5 p.m. at Lake Farley Park in Milbank. Here’s everything you need to know... Read more