Investigation of Grant County Murder Continues
South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley tells The Valley Express that progress has been made in the investigation of the murder of Tess Morgan Monae White. A landowner found the body of the 25-year-old in a farm field in western Grant County on May 17th. White was from West Allis,... Read more
Milbank Debaters Compete at National Tournament
Four Milbank High School debaters competed in the National Speech and Debate tournament in Salt Lake City, Utah. Rebekah Tuchscherer, who qualified at the district tournament in February, competed in Lincoln-Douglas (LD) debate with over 250 opponents and just four from South Dakota. “Competitors needed to win eight of... Read more
Fire Destroys Homes At Shady Beach
At approximately 11 p.m Sunday, June 19, the Milbank and Corona Fire Departments were dispatched to a 911 call of a trailer house fire at 47778 Palisades Ave, east of Shady Beach on Big Stone Lake. Five trailer homes were damaged or destroyed along with several small sheds. Upon... Read more
Anglers Enjoy Perfect Weather For Big Stone Walleye Classic
Ninety-eight two-man teams fished the 36th Annual Big Stone Walleye Classic (BSWC) on Big Stone Lake. Temperatures hovered near 100 degrees, but 245 fish were landed; they weighed in at 561.45 pounds. First place winners were the team of Tyler Fredrichsen and Kole Mastel. They took home $4,000 with... Read more
Riders Chase Feisty Cattle During WVRA Team Penning Saturday
Twenty-nine teams did their best to pen three cattle of the same number during Saturday’s Whetstone Valley Rodeo Association’s team penning event. It was a perfect night, but the cattle were on the feisty side. Three teams accomplished the task, while four teams were able to pen one or... Read more
Milbank’s Smarter Balance Test Scores Revealed
The Milbank School District Board of Education reviewed the results from this year’s Smarter Balance Assessment. The district’s test scores were similar to last year’s, but scores in comparison to state averages decreased. “Overall we are pleased with the scores,” stated Superintendent Tim Graf. “We are optimistic that our... Read more
BSWC Gives Back

BSWC Gives Back

Local News June 21, 2016 0

The organizers of the Big Stone Walleye Classic (BSWC) made two donations to charities from the proceeds of this year’s fishing tournament. A $250 donation was given to the 2016 Camp Daniel and another $250 donation was made to Together 2016. A group from Calvary Church in Milbank will... Read more
Milbank School Board Discusses Possible Mill Levy Decrease
The status of the general fund and a preliminary review of the budget for the 2016-2017 school year were discussed at the regular meeting of the Milbank School District Board of Education on Monday, June 13. According to Superintendent Tim Graf, the district is poised to reduce the mill... Read more
Mikkelsons Question Commissioners
The Grant County Commissioners met in a regular meeting Thursday, June 9. Community members attended to present questions about Ordinance 2016-1. The ordinance, which deals with CAFO operations, went into effect June 10. Dan and Tammy Mikkelson queried the commission regarding the vesting process for a CAFO. They also requested... Read more
Gretchen Koopmans Hired as MHS Language Arts Teacher
The Milbank School District Board of Education approved the hiring of Gretchen Koopmans as the high school language arts teacher during its regular meeting Monday, June 12. “We are excited to bring Gretchen to the Milbank School District,” stated Superintendent Tim Graf. Koopmans was an English teacher and debate... Read more