Announcement From The Valley Express
Two years ago this month, we started The Valley Express.  Little did we know, it would change the way news is read in our community. Today, we mark yet another milestone – The Valley Express has been viewed over 1 million times. We are proud to be the most read... Read more
Deb Speidel Selected as Cancer Walk Honorary Chairperson
Deb Speidel of Milbank has been selected as the honorary chairperson for the 2017 It Only Takes A Spark Cancer Walk on Friday, June 9, at Farley Park. “I never expected to be chosen,” Deb said through tears. “I don’t feel I am worthy of this.” Deb was diagnosed... Read more
Grant-Deuel School Celebrates Long History
Nearly 750 people gathered at Grant-Deuel School in Revillo for an all-school reunion Saturday, May 27. Former South Dakota Senator Jim Peterson of Revillo served as the emcee. Peterson summarized the history of the school district and recognized the personnel. In 1963, a fire destroyed the Revillo School, which led... Read more
Farm Equipment and Power Lines Collide
Whetstone Valley Electric Cooperative reported four farm machinery and power line accidents in May. One caused an outage for 36 customers. WVEC personnel repaired the damage and restored electrical service, but according to Dave Page, general manager of WVEC, lines carry more than 7000 volts and it’s fortunate that... Read more
Summer Food Service Program Begins at Koch School
The Milbank School District sponsors a summer food service program at Koch School beginning Tuesday, May 30. The program ties in with the Milbank OST and MAYA programs to provide meals for children at no charge. Lunch is served from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. and snack from 2... Read more
Milbank Firechiefs Come Up Short in Opening Game
The Milbank Firechiefs amateur baseball team lost their opening game of the season May 19, in Aurora. They fell 1-0. The Firechiefs travel to Clark on Sunday for a 4 p.m. game. At Aurora, Milbank had four hits and four errors, but remained scoreless for nine innings. Aurora plated... Read more
Mundwiler To Perform with Prairie Repertory Theatre for Summer Stock
Prairie Repertory Theatre of Brookings presents four shows this summer. The theatre group performs Sister Act; I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change; Over the River and Through the Woods; and The Full Monty. Jamie Mundwiler, Milbank High School alumna, is a member of the theatre company and involved... Read more
First Bank & Trust Awards Scholarships to Local Students
First Bank & Trust presented four MHS students with $500 scholarships. The students include: Macie Redmond, daughter of Jason and Geri Redmond, who plans to attend the University of Minnesota to major in Animal Science Pre-Vet; Mikaela Hoeke, daughter of Scott and Nancy Hoeke, who plans to attend South... Read more
87 in MHS Class of 2017 Graduate
The 123rd class from Milbank High School received diplomas in front of a capacity crowd at the Milbank Armory on Sunday, May 21. Seniors Albert Pavlinac and Paige Johnson, selected by their classmates, were the speakers. MHS Principal Dan Snaza presented the Class of 2017. Superintendent Tim Graf presided... Read more
Local Firefighters Honored During Annual Banquet
The Milbank Fire Department held its annual banquet where active members and honorary retired members were recognized. Special guests attending were City of Milbank Mayor Pat Raffety and city councilman Joel Foster. Members were recognized for their years of service to the department. Fire Chief Kevin Schuelke received his... Read more